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  • Dubious Victoryby Robert D. Sawrey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "To the victors belong the spoils" is a time-honored cliche. When in 1865 northern armies defeated the greatest challenge ever posed to the Union, issues of spoils and peace terms dominated public debate. But precisely what did the victorious North want from the Reconstruction process? Historians generally have shown far less interest in northern... more...

  • With Charity for Allby William C. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Harris maintains that Lincoln held a fundamentally conservative position on the process of reintegrating the South, one that permitted a large measure of self-reconstruction, and that he did not modify his position late in the war. He examines the reasoning and ideology behind Lincoln's policies, describes what happened when military and civil agents... more...

  • Gilded Age Catoby Charles W. Calhoun

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Union general, federal judge, presidential contender, and cabinet officer -- Walter Q. Gresham of Indiana stands as an enigmatic character in the politics of the Gilded Age, one who never seemed comfortable in the offices he sought. This first scholarly biography not only follows the turns of his career but seeks also to find the roots of his disaffection.... more...

  • The Declining World Orderby Richard Falk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This work delineates the impact of terrorism--and the American response--on the basic structure of international relations, the dimming prospects for global reform and the tendency to override the role of sovereign territorial states. Falk examines the changing role of the state, the relevance of institutions, the role of individuals and the importance... more...

  • White Queenby Tracey Jean Boisseau

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55

    "... Boisseau recontextualizes U.S. feminism in the cinematic 20th century. White Queen challenges the narratives we have told about ourselves and illuminates the imperialism and celebrity worship that lurks within American feminism yet today." -- Lee Quinby, Harter Chair, Hobart and William ... more...

  • Andrew Johnsonby Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

    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...

  • Age of Betrayalby Jack Beatty

    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...

  • Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Warsby Jerry Keenan

    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...

  • Grantby John Mosier; General Wesley K. Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 21.95

    Aims to bring to life the brilliant military strategist, Ulysses S Grant. Grant never lost a battle, and ultimately became President of the reunited states. This biography reveals the man behind the military legend, showing how Grant's creativity and genius off the battlefield shaped him into one of America's greatest generals. more...

  • A Terrible Gloryby James Donovan

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility.... more...