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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

    1) In the note ?Evils Imminent,? Erik Larson writes ?Beneath the gore and smoke and loam, this book is about the evanescence of life, and why some men choose to fill their brief allotment of time engaging the impossible, others in the manufacture of sorrow? [xi]. What does the book reveal about ?the ineluctable conflict between good and evil?? What... more...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 12.00

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne?s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces... more...

  • The Artificial Riverby Carol Sheriff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 16.99

    Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol Sheriff's extensive, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary people-farmers, businessmen, government officials, tourists, workers-to this major environmental,... more...

  • Crazy Horse, Third Editionby Mari Sandoz; Vine Deloria Jr.

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    Crazy Horse, the legendary military leader of the Oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity contributed to his reputation as being ?strange,? fought in many famous battles, including the Little Bighorn, and held out tirelessly against the U.S. government?s efforts to confine the Lakotas to reservations. Finally, in the spring of 1877... more...

  • What Kind of Nationby James F. Simon

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 15.00

    What Kind of Nation is a riveting account of the bitter and protracted struggle between two titans of the early republic over the power of the presidency and the independence of the judiciary. The clash between fellow Virginians (and second cousins) Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall remains the most decisive confrontation between a president and... more...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War. Stephen B. Oates, the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and... more...

  • Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Editionby Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 23.75

    The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the... more...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post?Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles... more...

  • Brothels, Depravity, and Abandoned Womenby Judith Kelleher Schafer

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    In Brothels, Depravity, and Abandoned Women, Judith Kelleher Schafer examines case histories from the First District Court of New Orleans and tells the engrossing story of prostitution in the city prior to the Civil War.Schafer?s rich analysis fills the gaps left by previous scholarly works on the subject and offers insight into an intriguing period... more...