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- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 55.00
The recent impeachment has sparked a resurgence of interest in Andrew Johnson. In spite of a successful political career spanning five decades, Johnson was one of the most unpopular of all American presidents. This work provides entries covering the people and events relevant to Johnson's life. more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 34.99
Between the era of America's landmark antebellum compromises and that of the Compromise of 1877, a war had intervened, destroying the integrity of the Southern system but failing to determine the New South's relation to the Union. While it did not restore the old order in the South, or restore the South to parity with the Union, it did lay down the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95
Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of Rutherford... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00
An A?Z encyclopedia covering the principal battles and campaigns, key military and political figures, and the political maneuvering during the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. This comprehensive new reference work provides in depth information regarding the facts and myths of the conflict that propelled the United States onto the world... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2003; US$ 39.96
John Gregory Bourke kept a set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872 and ending the evening before his death in 1896. This work begins with Bourke's years as aide-de-camp to General Crook during the Apache campaigns and in dealings with Cochise. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 21.95
In this major work of popular history and scholarship, acclaimed historian and biographer Roy Morris, Jr., tells the extraordinary story of how, in America's centennial year, the presidency was stolen, the Civil War was almost reignited, and black Americans were consigned to nearly ninety years of legalized segregation in the South. The bitter 1876... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1996; US$ 132.00
This work on the Spanish American War provides easily accessible information on the naval and army operations, Spanish operations, and the political background to the military events, with an emphasis on future foreign affairs. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 34.95
This biography, focused on McKinley's unusual view of protectionism, a labor-business alliance, and American exceptionalism, offers striking parallels to today as the US struggles to define its international role and to determine the best blend of free trade, protectionism, and immigration. William McKinley was the first US president to address... more...
- Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 32.95
Through its military policy and foreign policy, America attained superpower status in a remarkably short period of time. Nations survive based on their ability to provide internal order and external defense. Unfortunately, foreign policy goals are not always obtained, and sometimes those goals are based on questionable concepts. The book asks when... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
"Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game?at once engaging and tightly argued." ? The New York Times Book Review ?Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.? ? The Washington... more...