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- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 69.88
<P>Gab es süddeutsche Amerika-Bilder? Rainald Becker nimmt die (Nord-)Amerika-Wahrnehmungen im Süddeutschland des "langen" 18. Jahrhunderts von 1648 bis 1776 in den Blick. Obwohl hier keine koloniale Basis bestand, spielten sie für das zeitgenössische Bewusstsein eine dominante Rolle. Insbesondere die Kommunikationsmilieus der gelehrten... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
Between 1910 and 1945 the United States transformed itself into a Super Power. By 1945, with rivals in Europe and Asia shattered by world war, she dominated global economic, financial and political arrangements and monopolised the atomic bomb. This new Companion to History is an indispensable guide to this critical period in US history. It includes:... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for a century before those colonies were established, and the British presence long outlived their loss. This integrated account of that involvement... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 27.50
A dramatic, fascinating?and revisionist?narrative detailing how America?s first family was changed utterly during World War II. First-rate history grounded in scholarship and brought to life by a critically acclaimed author. From breathless hagiographies to scandal-mongering exposés, no family has generated more bestselling books than the Kennedys.... 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...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99
Today, even as it asserts itself globally, America lacks a grand strategy to replace the Cold War's 'containment of communism'. In this volume, Gary Hart, until recently co-chair of the US Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, outlines a new principled approach, based on the power of American ideals, its 'fourth power'. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 30.00
A war that started under questionable pretexts. A president who is convinced of his country?s might and right. A military and political stalemate with United States troops occupying a foreign land against a stubborn and deadly insurgency. The time is the 1840s. The enemy is Mexico. And the war is one of the least known and most important in both... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95
?I have found it.? These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California?s gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America?s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil... more...