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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Enlightenmentby Dorinda Outram

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    New third edition of this acclaimed accessible overview of the Enlightenment, with a new chapter and guidance on further research. more...

  • The Bully Pulpitby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.08

    One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Time s , The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. ?A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue? (Associated Press). The gap between rich and poor has never been wider?legislative... more...

  • Death in the Haymarketby James Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green... more...

  • Civil War, A to Zby Clifford L. Linedecker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves. This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging from... more...

  • The Roots of Southern Populismby Steven Hahn

    Oxford University Press, USA 1985; US$ 22.99

    In this examination of the rise of agrarian radicalism in the late 19th-century South, Hahn focuses on social change and popular consciousness while exploring populism's kinship with other movements such as labour radicalism. more...

  • Religious Literacyby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life's basic questions,... more...

  • Recondoby Larry Chambers

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    Author Larry Chambers vividly describes the guts and courage it took to pass the though volunteer-only training program in Nha Tarng to be part of the 5th Special Forces Recondo School, the hair-raising graduation mission to scout out, locate, and out-guerilla the NVA. Here is an unforgettable account that follows Chambers and the Rangers every step... more...

  • Dark Tideby Stephen Puleo

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the... more...

  • Uncommon Valorby Dwight Jon Zimmerman; John D. Gresham; Ola Mize

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    A fascinating look at six of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation?s highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions ?above and beyond the call of duty.? Six of the eight were young men who had fought... more...

  • "I Am a Man"by Joe Starita

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    In 1877, Chief Standing Bear?s Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe?s own Trail of Tears. ?I Am a Man? chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son... more...