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  • Destiny of the Republicby Candice Millard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2011 Winner of the 2012 PEN award for Research Nonfiction "A staggering tale....Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one."--Janet Maslin, Top 10 Recommendations for 2011 ?One of the... more...

  • A Fierce Discontentby Michael McGerr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...

  • Inside the Spanish-American Warby James M. McCaffrey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This is the story of the Spanish-American War, told not from the perspective of generals, policy makers, or politicians, but from that of the soldiers, sailors and marines in the field and the reporters who covered their efforts. Concentration on the daily lives of these people provides insight into the often overlooked facets of a soldier's life,... more...

  • History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, President of The United Statesby Edmund G. Ross

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    U.S. president Andrew Johnson was thrust suddenly into the seat of power as a result of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. In the tumultuous Reconstruction period, Johnson clashed with lawmakers who were trying to protect the rights of newly freed slaves, resulting in his impeachment. This fascinating volume brings together documentation leading... more...

  • Civil War Westsby Adam Arenson

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This innovative study presents a new, integrated view of the Civil War and Reconstruction and the history of the western United States. Award-winning historians such as Steven Hahn, Martha Sandweiss, William Deverell, Virginia Scharff, and Stephen Kantrowitz offer original essays on lives, choices, and legacies in the American West, discussing the... more...

  • Personal Memoirsby Ulysses S. Grant

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent. Grant's courage, both moral and physical, was a matter of record. His genius as a general assured his immortality. In 1881, Twain urged Grant... more...

  • The Age of Goldby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    ?I have found it.? These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California?s gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America?s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil... more...

  • The New South and the Old West 1866-1890by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The end of the Civil War brought significant change to the United States. The war had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a new South free from slavery and open to progress and industrialization. But much of the promise of the post-war South was lost in the political heat of Reconstruction. At the same time, more people... more...

  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grantby U. S. Grant

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99

    ?Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant? is considered among the greatest of military memoirs. Marshalling the forces of the North in the American Civil War, he was the only general who was able to bring the South to heels. The descriptions of the great battles and his assessments of the generals, many of whom he knew intimately from the Mexican war, are... more...

  • Populismusby Karin Priester

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 13.60

    Als populistisch werden Politiker oder Parteien bezeichnet, die mit wohlfeilen Parolen über »die da oben« schimpfen. Karin Priester zeigt, dass der Populismus weit mehr als das ist, nämlich eine spezifische politische Strömung. So setzen sich populistische Bewegungen für den selbstständigen Mittelstand ein und wehren sich gegen politische Bevormundung... more...