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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
The 1970s looks at an iconic decade when the cultural left and economic right came to the fore in American society and the world at large. While many have seen the 1970s as simply a period of failures epitomized by Watergate, inflation, the oil crisis, global unrest, and disillusionment with military efforts in Vietnam, Thomas Borstelmann creates... more...
- Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95
Red states versus blue states. Metro versus retro. North or South, East or West. Pundits, politicians, and social scientists love to carve out categories in an attempt to make sense of political and social divisions that run through the American landscape. As the home of nearly 300 million people spread over approximately 3.7 million square miles of... more...
- Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 5.99
At the beginning of the 1840s the proud tribes of the North American Indians looked across the plains at the seemingly unstoppable expansion of the white man's West. During the decades of conflict that followed, as the new world pushed onward, the Indians saw their way of life disappear before their eyes. Over the next 40 years they clung to a dream... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Taken from George Armstrong Custer's own writings, An Autobiography of General Custer is the ?true story? of one of the most praised, most despised, but surely most remembered American military heroes. Indeed, few figures in our history were?in their own time, as well as in our own?so wildly cheered and so roundly hated. Custer?s narration takes... more...
- 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...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 39.50
The election year of 1948 remains to this day one of the most astonishing in U.S. political history. During this first general election after World War II, Americans looked to their governments for change. As the battle for the nation’s highest office came to a head in Illinois, the state was embroiled in its own partisan showdowns—elections... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857. When appointed Washington?s first governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal: to persuade (peacefully if possible)... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00
The removal of Black Hawk and his band of Sauk and Fox Indians essentially opened much of what was then the Northwest Territory of the United States to white settlement. This work reveals how the Black Hawk War culminated in a final battle at Bad Axe River in Wisconsin that was so brutal that many local tribes fled to the West. more...
- Encounter Books 2013; US$ 15.99
James Piereson examines the bizarre aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination: Why in the years after the assassination did the American Left become preoccupied with conspiratorial thinking? How and why was Kennedy transformed in death into a liberal icon and a martyr for civil rights? In what way was the assassination linked to the collapse of... more...