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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Amusing the Millionby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of... more...

  • South America and the Treaty of Versaillesby Michael Streeter

    Haus Publishing 2011; US$ 25.00

    The Peace Conferences afforded several South American countries their first involvement in world affairs. more...

  • Mexico in World Historyby William H. Beezley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    Drawing on materials ranging from archaeological findings to recent studies of migration issues and drug violence, William H. Beezley provides a dramatic narrative of human events as he recounts the story of Mexico in the context of world history. Beginning with the Mayan and Aztec civilizations and their brutal defeat at the hands of the Conquistadors,... more...

  • All in the Familyby Robert O. Self

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson?s Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of ?family values? and promised to keep government out of Americans? lives. Again and again, historians have sought to explain the nation?s profound political... more...

  • A Terrible Gloryby James Donovan

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; Not Available

    In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility.... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    ?Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific?the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary?into terms we mortals can grasp.??Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...

  • The Darkest Summerby Bill Sloan

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    The Darkest Summer is the dramatic story of the first three months of the Korean War as it has never been told before. A narrative studded with gripping eyewitness accounts, it focuses on the fateful days when the Korean War?s most decisive battles were fought and the Americans who fought them went? however briefly?from the depths of despair to the... more...

  • Gettysburgby Frank Haskell; William C. Oates

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    In this unique series the Civil War comes vividly to life.  Here an eyewitness accounts--many available for the first time in decades--by generals, journalist, and ordinary foot soldiers, both blue and gray, who relive the conflict in all its terrible glory.  Each volume brings you a human perspective on the war--its most decisive battles, its most... more...

  • Kill the Irishmanby Rick Porrello

    Pocket Books 2011; Not Available

    Be sure to see Kill the Irishman ?the major motion picture based on Rick Porrello?s true-crime masterpiece! A modern warrior known as Greene Was very quick and smart, and mean. He scrambled hard and fought like hell, And led a charmed existence. They shot him down and blew him up With most regular persistence. ?From The Ballad of Danny... more...