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  • Pieces of Intelligenceby Hart Seely

    Free Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Until now, the poetry of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been hidden, "embedded" within comments made at press briefings and in interviews. His preferred medium is the spoken word, and his audience has been limited to hard-bitten reporters and hard-core watchers of C-SPAN. Just as The Iliad and The Odyssey were spoken aloud by many... more...

  • Custer on Canvasby Norman K Denzin

    Left Coast Press 2011; US$ 94.00

    The 1876 events known as Custer’s Last Stand, Battle of Little Big Horn, or Battle of Greasy Grass have been represented over 1000 times in various artistic media, from paintings to sculpture to fast food giveaways. Norman Denzin shows how these representations demonstrate the changing perceptions—often racist—of Native America by... more...

  • Eisenhowerby Douglas Kinnard

    Potomac Books Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Provides an insightful and concise account of America's foremost warrior-diplomat more...

  • A Rabble in Armsby Kyle F. Zelner

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    While it lasted only sixteen months, King Philip’s War (1675-1676) was arguably one of the most significant of the colonial wars that wracked early America. As the first major military crisis to directly strike one of the Empire’s most important possessions: the Massachusetts Bay Colony, King Philip’s War marked the first time that Massachusetts... more...

  • Diaries of John Gregory Bourke Volume 5by Charles M. Robinson

    University of North Texas Press 2013; US$ 44.00

    John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872, and ending the evening before his death in 1896. As aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook, he had an insider's view of the early Apache campaigns, the Great Sioux War, the Cheyenne Outbreak, and the Geronimo War. Bourke's writings... more...

  • Final Victoryby Stanley Weintraub

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    A compelling narrative about FDR, preoccupied with winning the war and his deteriorating health, and the hard-fought presidential election for an unprecedented fourth term more...

  • The World Sixties Madeby Van Gosse; Richard Moser

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    How can we make sense of the fact that after decades of right-wing political mobilizing the major social changes wrought by the Sixties are more than ever part of American life? The World the Sixties Made, the first academic collection to treat the last quarter of the twentieth century as a distinct period of U.S. history, rebuts popular accounts... more...

  • Trumanby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2003; Not Available

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America?s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters?Roosevelt,... more...

  • Indian Wars of Canada, Mexico and the United States, 1812-1900by Bruce Vandervort

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 42.95

    Drawing on anthropology and ethnohistory as well as the ?new military history? Indian Wars of Mexico, Canada and the United States, 1812-1900 interprets and compares the way Indians and European Americans waged wars in Canada, Mexico, the USA and Yucatán during the nineteenth century. Fully illustrated with sixteen maps, detailing key Indian... more...

  • The Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighornby Debra Buchholtz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    In June of 1876, the U.S. government?s plan to pressure the Lakota and Cheyenne people onto reservations came to a dramatic and violent end with a battle that would become enshrined in American memory. In the eyes of many Americans at the time, the Battle of Little Bighorn represented a symbolic struggle between the civilized and the savage. Known... more...