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  • Hettyby Charles Slack

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.49

    When J. P. Morgan called a meeting of New York's financial leaders after the stock market crash of 1907, Hetty Green was the only woman in the room. The Guinness Book of World Records memorialized her as the World's Greatest Miser, and, indeed, this unlikely robber baron -- who parlayed a comfortable inheritance into a fortune that was worth about... more...

  • The Immortal Irishmanby Timothy Egan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 25.82

    From the National Book Award?winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.   The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s,... more...

  • John Adamsby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning, bestselling biography of America?s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often... more...

  • American History: A Very Short Introductionby Paul S. Boyer

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized... more...

  • A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstructionby Laura F. Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book provides a succinct and accessible account of the critical role of legal and constitutional issues of the American Civil War. more...

  • French and Indian War, Theby Alfred Cave

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    The French and Indian War was but the American front of a much larger war taking place in Europe, the outcome of which had significant consequences for both North America and the world. As the frontier sideshow of the Seven Years' War, being fought between the powerful English and French empires in the 1760s, the French and Indian War brought northern... more...

  • Lee's Ferryby P. T. Reilly; Robert H. Webb

    Utah State University Press 1999; US$ 30.95

    The Colorado River and its deeply entrenched canyons create a lengthy barrier to travel in the interior West. Here and there, ancient Indian foot trails descend canyon walls and find access to the river, but one of the few places between California and Nevada where wheeled vehicles can approach it is at the mouth of the Pahreah River, between Glen... more...

  • The Promise of the New Southby Edward L. Ayers

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped... more...

  • This Sacred Trustby Paul C. Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1971; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    Nagel's classic work deals with nineteenth-century America's coming awareness as a nation and its agonizing struggle to turn itself into a model republic. He perceptively explores the growth of American nationalism in its political, social, religious, economic, and literary implications. The resulting book is a vivid portrait of how America viewed... more...

  • A Fictive Peopleby Ronald J. Zboray

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This book explores an important boundary between history and literature: the antebellum reading public for books written by Americans. Zboray describes how fiction took root in the United States and what literature contributed to the readers' sense of themselves. He traces the rise of fiction as a social history centered on the book trade and chronicles... more...