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  • The Education of George Washingtonby Austin Washington

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 29.99

    George Washingtona man of honor, bravery and leadership. He is known as America’s first President, a great general, and a humble gentleman, but how did he become this man of stature? The Education of George Washington answers this question with a new discovery about his past and the surprising book that shaped him. Who better to unearth them... more...

  • George Washingtonby Don Higginbotham

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 24.00

    In George Washington: Uniting a Nation , Don Higginbotham argues that Washington's greatest contribution to American life was creating a sense of American unity. In clear and concise prose, Higginbotham shows that as Revolutionary War commander, proponent of the Constitution, and president, George Washington focused on building national identity... more...

  • Gettysburgby Iain C. Martin

    Sky Pony Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Three days of combat ended on July 3 with Pickett's... more...

  • Necessary Courageby Lowell J. Soike

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    During the 1850s and early 1860s, Iowa, the westernmost free state bordering a slave state, stood as a bulwark of antislavery sentiment while the decades-long struggle over slavery shifted westward. On its southern border lay Missouri, the northernmost slaveholding state. To its west was the Kansas-Nebraska Territory, where proslavery and antislavery... more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen's powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict... more...

  • Incident at the Otterville Stationby John Christgau

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 16.95

    While elated Northerners were celebrating victory at Gettysburg and toasting Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, Missourian Charles W. Walker was rousing his thirteen slaves in the dark of night. In defiance of a standing Union order prohibiting the transfer of slaves among states, he intended to ship his slaves by train to Kentucky, where... more...

  • The Maltby Brothers' Civil Warby Norman C. Delaney

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; Not Available

    On December 11, 1863, a US brigadier general and a Confederate artillery captain met on board the packet steamer Diligent on the Mississippi River below Vicksburg. The Confederate officer had not come on board on official business; he was a paroled prisoner of war. The brigadier general was his older brother, who had learned of the younger man’s... more...

  • Mind your businessby Theo Vorster

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 8.99

    Mind your Business is a compilation of the success stories of prominent South African businesspeople, from entrepreneurs to chief executives of multinational business giants. This book is the outgrowth of South African channel kykNet’s popular TV series Sakegesprek met Theo Vorster. After many inquiries from viewers, Theo decided to summarise... more...

  • The Dunning Schoolby John David Smith; J. Vincent Lowery; Shepherd W. McKinley; James S. Humphreys; William Bland Whitley; Michael W. Fitzgerald; John Herbert Sr. Roper; Fred Arthur Bailey; Paul Ortiz; William Harris Bragg; Eric Foner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    From the late nineteenth century until World War I, a group of Columbia University students gathered under the mentorship of the renowned historian William Archibald Dunning (1857--1922). Known as the Dunning School, these students wrote the first generation of state studies on the Reconstruction -- volumes that generally sympathized with white southerners,... more...

  • The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Frontby Matthew J. Gallman

    Ivan R. Dee 1994; US$ 15.99

    A fresh look at how Northern society mobilized to fight the first great modern war. From Gallman's analysis of continuity and change, it seems clear that the conflict was not the great watershed in political, economic, and social development that is often supposed. “A concise, readable account....Gallman challenges some conventional wisdom while telling... more...