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- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 9.99
After decades of conservative dominance, the election of Barack Obama may signal the beginning of a new progressive era. But what exactly is progressivism? What role has it played in the political, social, and economic history of America? This very timely Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America--its origins,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Shaped by the Temperance Movements, environmental conservation, suffrage, antitrust regulations, and muckraking journalists, the Progressive Era marked the first time U.S. citizens insisted their government do more for the public. Most of the reforms passed during the Progressive Era are still in effect today, and many have been updated and improved.... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00
James Grant?s enthralling biography of Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House during one of the most turbulent times in American history?the Gilded Age, the decades before the ascension of reformer President Theodore Roosevelt?brings to life one of the brightest, wittiest, and most consequential political stars in our history. The last decades of the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin?s bullet shattered the nation?s confidence. The shocking murder of President William McKinley threw into stark relief the emerging new world order of what would come to be known as the American Century. The President and the Assassin is the story... more...
- Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99
Ulysses S. Grant was a warrior, hero, and a compassionate soldier. Grant led the Union army to victory during the Civil War. The North thought of him as a hero for ending the Civil War and elected him president of the United States. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 37.00
Ulysses S. Grant was responsible for orchestrating the activities of all the Union armies into a single strategy, providing the leadership that eventually doomed the Confederacy and brought about the end of the Civil War. This book documents Grant's contributions to the Civil War as well as his early life and presidency. more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44
"Walking To America" follows and recreates the immense journey, in search of a new life and of a miracle doctor who could cure the blindness of one of their number. The journey was taken largely on foot by a small working-class family unit from England in the 1880s, to Liverpool, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 29.95
The U.S. Navy's first two-ocean war was the Spanish-American War of 1898. A war that was global in scope, with the decisive naval battles of war at Manila Bay and Santiago de Cuba separated by two months and over ten thousand miles. During these battles in this quick, modern war, America s New Steel Navy came of age. While the American commanders... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 38.00
A critical assessment of Herbert Croly's influential account of Abraham Lincoln in his 1909 boo k, The Promise of American Life, which argued that Progressivism was a continuation of the spirit of Lincoln's political thought. This book argues for the first time that Croly's praise of Lincoln is highly problematic. more...