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  • Texas Toughby Robert Perkinson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 20.99

    A vivid history of America?s biggest, baddest prison system and how it came to lead the nation?s punitive revolution In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. The most locked-down state in the nation has led the way in criminal justice severity, from assembly-line executions to isolation supermaxes, from prison privatization to sentencing... more...

  • The Civil War: A Narrativeby Shelby Foote

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00

    Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote?s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant?s Vicksburg campaign.   ?Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist?s skill in directing... more...

  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890?1916by Martin J. Sklar

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 44.00

    Martin Sklar examines the antitrust debates from a judicial, legislative, and political aspect from 1890?1916. more...

  • Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchersby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99

    The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. more...

  • The Tycoonsby Charles R. Morris

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 22.99

    ?Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary.?? The Christian Science Monitor The modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that... more...

  • Blackhorse Ridersby Philip Keith

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal in History from the Military Writer's Society of America Finalist, 2013 Colby Award Winner of the 2012 USA Best Book Award for Military History Philip Keith's Blackhorse Riders is the incredible true story of a brave military unit in Vietnam that risked everything to rescue an outnumbered troop under heavy fire?and... more...

  • A Pocket History of the Civil Warby Martin Graham

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Praise for : A Pocket History ?Martin F. Graham's A Pocket History of the Civil War is a font of information that will interest a wide range of readers, including the ardent history buff.? ? Foreword Magazine   Martin Graham, a former associate editor of Blue & Gray magazine, has penned a new book entitled A Pocket History of the Civil... more...

  • Pillars of the Republicby Carl Kaestle

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 19.99

    Pillars of the Republic is a pioneering study of common-school development in the years before the Civil War. Public acceptance of state school systems, Kaestle argues, was encouraged by the people's commitment to republican government, by their trust in Protestant values, and by the development of capitalism. The author also examines the opposition... more...

  • Amusing the Millionby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of... more...