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  • Divided Loyaltiesby Richard M. Ketchum

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Before the Civil War splintered the young country, there was another conflict that divided friends and family-the Revolutionary War Prior to the French and Indian War, the British government had taken little interest in their expanding American empire. Years of neglect had allowed America's fledgling democracy to gain power, but by 1760 America... more...

  • The Winter Soldiersby Richard M. Ketchum

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    In the fall of 1776 the British delivered a crushing blow. New York fell and the anguished retreat through New Jersey followed. Winter came with a vengeance, bringing what Thomas Paine called ?the times that try men?s souls.? The Winter Soldiers is the story of a small band of men held together by George Washington in the face of disaster and hopelessness,... more...

  • Victory at Yorktownby Richard M. Ketchum

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    From "the finest historian of the American Revolution" comes the definitive account of the battle and unlikely triumph that led to American independence (Douglas Brinkley) In 1780, George Washington's army lay idle for want of supplies, food, and money. All hope seemed lost until a powerful French force landed at Newport in July. Then, under Washington's... more...

  • Decisive Dayby Richard M. Ketchum

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Boston, 1775: A town occupied by General Thomas Gage's redcoats and groaning with Tory refugees from the Massachusetts countryside. Besieged for two months by a rabble in arms, the British decided to break out of town. American spies discovered their plans, and on the night of June 16, 1775, a thousand rebels marched out onto Charlestown peninsula... more...

  • The Disunited Statesby Vladimir Pozner; Alison Strayer

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Influential French novelist, screenwriter, pioneer in literary genre and Oscar nominee Vladimir Pozner came to the United States in the 1930s. He found the nation and its people in a state of profound material and spiritual crisis, and took it upon himself to chronicle the life of the worker, the striker, the politician, the starlet, the gangster,... more...

  • Portraits in Jazzby Howard Reich

    Agate Digital 2014;

    Howard Reich has reported on jazz for the Chicago Tribune for almost four decades, and in this time he has met musicians both celebrated and obscure. From his exclusive interviews with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald, to profiles of the early masters like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday, this book... more...

  • The Thirteenth Turnby Jack Shuler

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 28.99

    The story of a rope, a symbol, and rough justice in America. The hangman?s knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times. But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one that is all too deeply connected to America?s past—and present. The last man to be hanged in the United States was Billy... more...

  • Through Five Administrationsby William Henry Crook

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of life at the White House in the second half of the nineteenth century Hired in January 1865 as one of four White House bodyguards assigned to protect the president, Colonel William H. Crook?a Union army veteran and member of the Washington Police Force?developed a close, mutually respectful relationship... more...

  • Innocent Weaponsby Margaret E. Peacock

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War more...

  • Between Slavery and Capitalismby Martin Ruef

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. In Between Slavery and Capitalism , Martin Ruef examines how this institutional change affected individuals, organizations, and communities in the late nineteenth century, as blacks and whites alike... more...