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  • The Apache Warsby Paul Andrew Hutton

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 30.00

    In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland   They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders?blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior... more...

  • Empire of Cottonby Sven Beckert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.? ?   Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert?s rich, fascinating book tells the story of... more...

  • The Murder of the Centuryby Paul Collins

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00

    ?No writer better articulates ourinterest in the confluence of hope, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the bold and strange than Paul Collins.??DAVE EGGERS   On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry... more...

  • Great Issues in American History, Vol. IIIby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    The third volume in Great Issues In American History, From Reconstruction to the Present Day is now updated and revised to include another decade of American history. Beatrice K. Hofstadter, wife of the late Richard Hofstadter and herself an historian who worked with him closely on the original edition, has added a new section covering 1970 to 1981... more...

  • The Inventor and the Tycoonby Edward Ball

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family , a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.   One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion... more...

  • A Fictive Peopleby Ronald J. Zboray

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 149.99

    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...

  • Representative Menby Ralph Waldo Emerson; Brenda Wineapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Introduction by Brenda Wineapple In 1845 Ralph Waldo Emerson began a series of lectures and writings in which he limned six figures who embodied the principles and aspirations of a still-young American republic. Emerson offers timeless meditations on the value of individual greatness, reconnecting readers with the everyday virtues of his ?Representative... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby David Dary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping... more...

  • And Even Nowby William Craft

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...

  • William Clark and the Shaping of the Westby Landon Y. Jones

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79

    Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the highest-ranking Federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing its consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a rare... more...