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  • Warren G. Hardingby John W. Dean; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    President Nixon?s former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal Warren G. Harding may be best known as America?s worst president. Scandals plagued him: the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and the Justice Department, and the posthumous revelation of an extramarital affair. Raised in Marion, Ohio, Harding... more...

  • Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540-1838by Amos J. Wright Jr; Vernon James Jr. Knight

    University of Alabama Press 2003; US$ 24.75

    This encyclopedic work is a listing of 398 ancient towns recorded within the present boundaries of the state of Alabama, containing basic information on each village's ethnic affiliation, time period, geographic location, descriptions, and (if any) movements. While publications dating back to 1901 have attempted to compile such a listing, none until... more...

  • American Lionby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.... more...

  • Been in the Storm So Longby Leon F. Litwack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review ) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted... more...

  • Perilous Fightby Stephen Budiansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict?as historians have long dismissed... more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. William Dean Howells... more...

  • The Education of Henry Adamsby Henry Adams

    The Floating Press 1918; US$ 7.99

    The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when "the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death," Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his "Education", a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates... more...

  • Running a Thousand Miles for Freedomby William Craft; Ellen Craft

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William,... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • The Life of Abraham Lincolnby Henry Ketcham

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise to prominence. more...