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  • Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Liesby David Fisher; Bill O'Reilly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99

    The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West , a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American?... more...

  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    Erik Larson?author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS?intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills... more...

  • Yankee Leviathanby Richard Franklin Bensel

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 52.00

    This book describes the impact of the American Civil War on the development of central state authority in the late nineteenth century. The author contends that intense competition for control of the national political economy between the free North and slave South produced secession, which in turn spawned the formation of two new states, a market-oriented... more...

  • Who Built Thatby Michelle Malkin

    Mercury Ink 2015; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress. In July 2012, President Obama infamously proclaimed: ?If you?ve got a business?you... more...

  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award?winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick . In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry... more...

  • Texas Ranger N. O. Reynolds, the Intrepidby Chuck Parsons; Donaly E. Brice

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 23.96

    Historians Chuck Parsons and Donaly E. Brice present a complete picture of N. O. Reynolds (1846-1922), a Texas Ranger who brought a greater respect for the law in Central Texas. Reynolds began as a sergeant in famed Company D, Frontier Battalion in 1874. He served honorably during the Mason County "Hoo Doo" War and was chosen to be part of Major John... more...

  • Henry Clayby David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full at last in this rich and sweeping biography.... more...

  • American Colossusby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    In a grand-scale narrative history, the bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize now captures the decades when capitalism was at its most unbridled and a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen utterly transformed America from an agrarian economy to a world power. The years between the Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century... more...

  • The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Mattersby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact,... more...

  • Urban Reform and Sexual Vice in Progressive-Era Philadelphiaby James H. Adams

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the intersection and interplay between Progressive-Era rhetoric regarding commercialized vice and the realities of prostitution in early-twentieth-century Philadelphia. Adams asserts that reformers constructed a cultural view of prostitution that was based more upon their perceptions of the trade than on reality itself. more...