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  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    An abridged version of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive study of the aftermath of the Civil War, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Award, Francis Parkman Prize, and Lionel Trilling Prize. more...

  • Personal Memoirsby Ulysses S. Grant; James M. McPherson

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 18.00

    "One of the most unflinching studies of war in our literature."  --William McFeeley Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant's is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From... more...

  • The Last Standby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Watch a video Read discussion questions for The Last Stand . The bestselling author of Mayflower sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876... more...

  • Grantby Jean Edward Smith

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 22.00

    Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on... more...

  • The Rough Ridersby Theodore Roosevelt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba. Over the course... more...

  • Puerto Rican Jamby Frances Negron-Muntaner; Ramon Grosfoguel

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    These discussions elaborate alternatives to dominant postcolonial theories, and include essays written from the perspectives of groups that are not usually represented, such as gays and lesbians, youth, blacks, and women. more...

  • The Diaries of John Gregory Bourkeby John G. Bourke; Charles M Robinson

    University of North Texas Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries as aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook. This second volume opens as Crook prepares for the expedition that would lead to his infamous and devastating Horse Meat March. It continues with the Powder River Expedition and ends with a retrospective of his service in Tucson, Arizona. more...

  • Impeachedby David O. Stewart

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    In 1868 Congress impeached President Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, the man who had succeeded the murdered Lincoln, bringing the nation to the brink of a second civil war. Enraged to see the freed slaves abandoned to brutal violence at the hands of their former owners, distraught that former rebels threatened to regain control of Southern state governments,... more...

  • New Lights in the Valleyby Tennant S. McWilliams

    University of Alabama Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    A scholarly narrative of UAB from its nascent beginnings through the mid 1990s. While the economy and culture of the post?World War II South changed from an era of material capital (e.g., cotton and iron ore) to a period of social capital (intellectual development and networked approaches to social change), one of the most important components... more...

  • Gilded Age, Theby Joel Shrock

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    "While learning about government, great leaders, and war is obviously crucial to the study of history, learning about the everyday life of the regular man and woman is just as important in gaining a holistic view of the past. Greenwood excels at looking at history this way. . . . [E]asy to read and informative. . . . [R]ecommended for high-school,... more...