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- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 225.00
Presidential elections are the centerpiece of American democracy, as citizens go to the polls every four years to choose a new leader. Prior to the election of George Washington in 1789, no country in the world had ever peacefully transferred power in a national election. Today, we take this for granted, as American elections have become a model for... more...
- The New Press 2012; US$ 25.95
The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read. —Howard Zinn The first major effort to tell the history of the American Revolution from the often overlooked standpoints of its everyday participants, A People?s History of the American Revolution is a highly accessible narrative of the wartime experience that brings in the stories... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 31.95
In the late nineteenth century the borderlands between the United States, the British Empire in Canada, and the Asia-Pacific Rim emerged as a crossroads of the Pacific world. In Pacific Connections , Kornel Chang tells the dramatic stories of the laborers, merchants, smugglers, and activists who crossed these borders into the twentieth century, and... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
How did America become the land of the free? In Sweet Land of Liberty , Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out. Through an amazing afternoon at the library, Ellis travels through time and discovers the pivotal moments that have shaped our nation?s unique history, including, the Pilgrims? first Thanksgiving the Boston Tea Party... more...
- The New Press 2012; US$ 18.95
Martin Duberman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the CUNY Graduate School, where he founded and for a decade directed the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The author of more than twenty books, Duberman has won a Bancroft Prize and been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City.... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95
Did you know President John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator? He kept it in a bathtub in the East Room of the White House. But President Adams wasn't the only commander-in-chief with an unusual pet. Along with a menagerie of dogs, cats, horses and birds, presidents and their families also had pet snakes, raccoons, bears, cows, mice, and more. Meet... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
Sovereignty is a key factor to consider when studying the Mexico-United States relationship. During most of the twentieth century, as a result of the new character of the Mexican post-revolutionary regime, there was a decoupling between the state?s maximalist discourse on sovereignty, and its practice. Sovereignty as an undifferentiated whole does... more...
- Independent Institute 2007; US$ 12.99
Broken into four sections, this book illustrates the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates the current applicability of a non-interventionist model. For the past century, U.S. foreign policy has rested on the assumption that Americans? interests are best served by active intervention abroad to secure markets for U.S. exports, to combat... more...