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  • Yankee Leviathanby Richard Franklin Bensel

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Fierce Patriotby Robert L. O'Connell

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 12.70

    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...

  • 1812by George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 21.99

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America?s prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanóbut America?s war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... more...

  • 1864by Charles Bracelen Flood

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.00

    In a masterful narrative, historian and biographer Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the last campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected as president, and laid out his majestic vision for the nation's future in a reunified South and in the expanding West. In 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of... more...

  • The Devil In The White Cityby Erik Larson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.16

    The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary... more...

  • American Lionby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.... more...

  • The Year of Decision 1846by Bernard DeVoto; Stephen E. Ambrose; Mark DeVoto

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Year of Decision 1846 tells many fascinating stories of the U.S. explorers who began the western march from the Mississippi to the Pacific, from Canada to the annexation of Texas, California, and the southwest lands from Mexico. It is the penultimate book of a trilogy which includes Across the Wide Missouri (for which DeVoto won both the Pulitzer... more...

  • The Big Spendersby Lucius Beebe

    Axios Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Big Spenders was Lucius Beebe's last and many think his best book. In it he describes the consumption of the Gilded Age. Beebe enjoys it all immensely, and so do we his readers, whether it is James Gordon Bennett buying a Monte Carlo restaurant because he was refused a seat by the window, or Spencer Penrose leaving a bedside memo reminding himself... more...