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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99
Every major measure of students' historical understanding since 1917 has demonstrated that students do not retain, understand, or enjoy their school experiences with history. Bruce Lesh believes that this is due to the way we teach history -- lecture and memorization. Over the last fifteen years, Bruce has refined a method of teaching history... more...
- The New Press 2008; US$ 26.95
INTRODUCTION SOMETHING HAS GONE VERY WRONG It would be better not to know so many things than to know so many things that are not so . —JOSH BILLINGS American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it. —JAMES BALDWIN Concealment of the historical truth is a crime... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00
Revised and updated introduction to American diplomatic history. more...
- The Floating Press 1918; US$ 7.99
The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when "the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death," Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his "Education", a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it actually helped to shape American democracy and institutions. This engaging volume explains and expands on Turner's Frontier Thesis, one of... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Who needs fictional flights of fancy when the truth of the matter is so wild, weird, and fascinating? In Historic Adventures: Tales From American History, author Rupert Holland guides readers through a treasure trove of true-to-life tales about the people, places, and events that helped form America. Pirates, pigs, revolutionaries and conspirators... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 45.81
<P>Waren Plünderungen und Kunstraub während der Kolonialfeldzüge des 19. Jahrhunderts gesetzlich sanktioniert, und wie gingen sie vor sich? Die Plünderung und anschließende Verbrennung des Yuanming yuan während des britisch-französischen Chinafeldzuges von 1860 gilt als einer der spektakulärsten Fälle von Kulturvandalismus im 19. Jahrhundert.... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 59.17
<P>Gab es süddeutsche Amerika-Bilder? Rainald Becker nimmt die (Nord-)Amerika-Wahrnehmungen im Süddeutschland des "langen" 18. Jahrhunderts von 1648 bis 1776 in den Blick. Obwohl hier keine koloniale Basis bestand, spielten sie für das zeitgenössische Bewusstsein eine dominante Rolle. Insbesondere die Kommunikationsmilieus der gelehrten... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...