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  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    * * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity. 'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' Guardian Everything is made of something... From the everyday objects... more...

  • A World at Armsby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A truly global account of WWII - the war that encompassed six continents. more...

  • The American Dreamby Jim Cullen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    "The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...

  • The Promise of the New Southby Edward L. Ayers

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped... more...

  • The Mississippiby Francis Vinton Greene

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'It is safe to say that three-fourths of those who have professed any knowledge of the campaigns which resulted in the opening of the Mississippi have generally given undue prominence to minor events, and almost wholly ignored the essentially important; indeed, this campaign calls up in most minds a confused jumble of gunboats and batteries, bayous... more...

  • The Outbreak of Rebellionby John G. Nicolay

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'His [Nicolay's] story runs from Governor Gist's circular letter to Southern governors under date of October 5th, 1860, to the Battle of Bull Run, July 21st 1861. It is brilliant, well-proportioned, full of interest; written with intense convictions of right, an impatient contempt of opposite opinions, and a disposition not to mince words, but unhesitatingly... more...

  • From Fort Henry to Corinthby M. F. Force

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'This campaign drove the rebellion once and for all out of Kentucky; it broke the rebel line from Columbus to Bowling Green hopelessly in pieces; it opened the Mississippi from Cairo to Memphis; it contained the first great Union victories; and at Donelson and Island No.10, it received the first surrenders of rebel armies; it cheered and encouraged... more...

  • The Peninsula - McClellan's Campaign of 1862by Alexander S. Webb

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'On every page ... there is abundant evidence that the author is not so much concerned about the reputation of the commanding general, as about historical truth. It is needless to say that, investigated in this spirit, both campaigns [MacClellan's and Pope's]prove to be total failures... In attempting to fix the responsibility of these defeats, we... more...

  • The Army Under Popeby John Codman Ropes

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'On every page ... there is abundant evidence that the author is not so much concerned about the reputation of the commanding general, as about historical truth. It is needless to say that, investigated in this spirit, both campaigns prove to be total failures... In attempting to fix the responsibility of these defeats, we believe that ... they are... more...

  • The Antietam and Fredericksburgby Francis Winthrop Palfrey

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On September 17, 1862, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan clashed with Lee's invading Army of Northern Virginia at Antietam Creek. General Francis W. Palfrey (1831-1889), then lieutenant colonel of the 20th Massachusetts and later a founding member of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts,... more...