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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95
The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 29.95
The first American national museum designed and run by indigenous peoples, the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC opened in 2004. It represents both the United States as a singular nation and the myriad indigenous nations within its borders. Constructed with materials closely connected to Native communities... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like to actually live through this tumultuous period in American history. According to some, this... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
U.S. president Andrew Johnson was thrust suddenly into the seat of power as a result of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. In the tumultuous Reconstruction period, Johnson clashed with lawmakers who were trying to protect the rights of newly freed slaves, resulting in his impeachment. This fascinating volume brings together documentation leading... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00
North Carolina contributed more than 70 regiments to Confederate service during the Civil War, but only four of those regiments were permanently assigned to service in the Army of Tennessee. The Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Troops, hailing primarily from western North Carolina, fought in battles such as Chickamauga, Resaca and Bentonville. This account... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
What was military life like in the early twentieth century? That question is answered from a number of unique angles in the collection The Army Mule and Other War Sketches. While most military fiction of the era adopted a top-down approach, focusing on the experiences and perceptions of the powerful military leadership, the vignettes in this collection... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00
Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent. Grant's courage, both moral and physical, was a matter of record. His genius as a general assured his immortality. In 1881, Twain urged Grant... more...