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  • Confederate Political Economyby Michael Brem Bonner

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 48.00

    In Confederate Political Economy, Michael Bonner suggests that the Confederate nation was an expedient corporatist state -- a society that required all sectors of the economy to work for the national interest, as defined by a partnership of industrial leaders and a dominant government. As Bonner shows, the characteristics of the Confederate States'... more...

  • Seams of Empireby Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    Puerto Rico's colonial relationship with the United States and its history of intermixture of native, African, and Spanish inhabitants has prompted inconsistent narratives about race and power in the colonial territory. Departing from these accounts, early twentieth-century writers, journalists, and activists scrutinized both Puerto Rico's and the... more...

  • Rough Ridersby Mark Lee Gardner

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    The first definitive account of this legendary fighting force and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Lee Gardner?s Rough Riders is narrative nonfiction at its most invigorating and compulsively readable. Its dramatic unfolding of a familiar, yet not-fully-known story will remind readers of James Swanson?s Manhunt. Two months after... more...

  • The Presidents and the Constitutionby Ken Gormley

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 38.25

    In this sweepingly ambitious volume, the nation?s foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution. Each occupant of the office?the first president to the forty-fourth?has contributed to the story of the Constitution... more...

  • Jefferson's Americaby Julie M. Fenster

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 30.00

    The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration?and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation.     At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast expanses west of the Mississippi River, the stakes for... more...

  • A Self-Made Manby Sidney Blumenthal

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 24.50

    The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius?from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as ?a slave,? to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln. From... more...

  • Betrayal at Little Gibraltarby William Walker

    Scribner 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    The work of a lifetime: A vivid, thrilling, and impeccably researched account of America?s bloodiest battle ever?World War I?s Meuse-Argonne Offensive?and the 100-year-old cover-up at its heart. The year is 1918. German engineers have fortified Montfaucon, a rocky butte in northern France, with bunkers, tunnels, trenches, and a top-secret observatory... more...

  • Herbert Hoover in the White Houseby Charles Rappleye

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 32.50 US$ 22.99

    Rappleye?s surprising portrait of a Depression-era president Herbert Hoover reveals a very different figure than the usual Hoover, engaged and active but loathe to experiment and conscious of his inability to convey hope to the country. Herbert Clark Hoover was the thirty-first President of the United States. He served one term, from 1929 to 1933.... more...

  • Around the World in 175 Daysby Carroll V. Glines; Walter J. Boyne

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 29.95

    American military aviation reached a low point after World War I, lagging behind its European counterparts and facing a peacetime battle for survival. To raise the public profile of aviation, military leaders encouraged their pilots to enter air shows and vie for speed, endurance, and altitude records. As a result, U.S. Army airmen daringly accomplished... more...

  • Friendly Fireby C. D. B. Bryan

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    A classic work of nonfiction about the Vietnam War, Friendly Fire is the gripping, emotionally charged story of an American soldier?s death, his family?s quest for answers, and the distrust the war sowed between the American people and their government   Drafted into the US Army, Michael Mullen left his family?s Iowa farm in September 1969 to... more...