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  • Fierce Patriotby Robert L. O'Connell

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape?and the American character.   America?s first ?celebrity? general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many... 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...

  • Texas Risingby Stephen L. Moore

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    The official nonfiction companion to HISTORY?s dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys ): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier March 1836: The Republic of Texas, just... more...

  • The Age of Acquiescenceby Steve Fraser

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment... more...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82by Sean Mclachlan; Mark Stacey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 1.99

    The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys. Like most tales of the Wild West, the facts are buried under layers... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 16.99

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmenby Matthew P. Mayo

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 17.99

    This lively and entertaining book tells the stories of con artists, gamblers, swindlers, and other nefarious characters who stampeded west in the quest to make money off the men and women who stampeded west in search of land and gold. more...

  • This Sacred Trustby Paul C. Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1971; US$ 84.99

    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$ 124.99

    This text aims to explode two notions that are commonplace in American cultural histories of the 19th century: that the spread of literature was a simple force for the democratization of taste, and that there was a body of 19th-century literature that reflected "a nation of readers". more...