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- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 37.99
Edward T. O'Donnell is an associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History and Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum, and he is the coauthor of Visions of America: A History of the United States. His work... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. The media lampooned John Birchers's accusations that Dwight Eisenhower was a communist puppet. Mainstream America snickered at warnings by California Congressman James B. Utt that... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00
The progressive impulse that energized the United States between 1890 and 1920 forever altered the nature of American government and its relation to its citizens. This book was written to reveal the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and to show how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95
The Union victory at Gettysburg is widely considered the turning point of the Civil War but many scholars consider the capture of Vicksburg the decisive action. Building on a well-established body of literature--including the author's previous work--this book provides a comprehensive narrative and single-volume reference work on the Vicksburg Campaign.... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Aspirations to ?whoop? the North notwithstanding, Confederates set their hopes for independence not on the belief that they could defeat the North but on the hope that their armies could stave off defeat long enough for the North to weary of war. The South?s single biggest opportunity to effect political change in the North was the presidential... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95
Less than a year after the assassination of President Kennedy brought Lyndon B. Johnson to the White House, Harold Wilson became British Prime Minister. Over the next four years, the two men governed their countries through unprecedented crises, both domestic and international. To provide a better understanding of the transatlantic relationship, this... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 19.00
General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. General James Longstreet sheds new light on the... more...
- Templeton Press 2015; US$ 15.99
In 1987, Allan Bloom?s The Closing of the American Mind was published; a wildly popular book that drew attention to the shift in American culture away from the tenants that made America?and Americans?unique. Bloom focused on a breakdown in the American curriculum, but many sensed that the issue affected more than education. The very essence of what... more...
- Orell Füssli Verlag 2015; US$ 14.80
"Du könntest eine Menge Geld machen!" "Was heißt denn 'ne Menge?" "Du hast doch mal von dieser Corvette geschwärmt." "Ja, und?" "Mit den Unterlagen, an die du rankommst, könntest du zehn von denen kaufen." Nun ja, ich liebte diese geilen amerikanischen Sportwagen ... Die wahre Geschichte eines jungen... more...