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  • 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...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Piratesby Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    ?Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.? ?Brad Thor This is the... 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...

  • A Glorious Defeatby Timothy J. Henderson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 15.99

    The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the surface a host of tensions that led to devastating civil wars in both countries. Among generations of Latin... more...

  • James Madisonby Lynne Cheney

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney   This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic.   Outwardly... more...

  • Lone Star Justiceby Robert M. Utley

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    A history of the Texas Rangers, from their origins as fighters on the Texas frontier, to their role as lawmen of the Old West. The author shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters became a well-trained, cohesive team. more...

  • American Creationby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation?s founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders?Washington,... more...

  • Rebirth of a Nationby Jackson Lears

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game?at once engaging and tightly argued." ? The New York Times Book Review ?Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.? ? The Washington... more...

  • In Search of the Promised Landby John Hope Franklin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...

  • The Last Standby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

      Read discussion questions for The Last Stand . The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea --soon to be a major motion picture--and author of the forthcoming Valiant Ambition (May 2016), sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination... more...