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  • The Winning of the Westby Theodore Roosevelt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Defeated politically and running out of money after a ranch deal gone bad, Theodore Roosevelt began writing his epic history of the conquest of the American West in 1888. He wove a sweeping drama, well documented and filled to the brim with Americans fighting Indian confederacies in the north and south while dealing with the machinations of the British,... more...

  • 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 Progressive Era: A Reference Guideby Francis Sicius

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The progressive impulse that energized the United States between 1890 and 1920 forever altered the nature of American government and its relation to its citizens. This book was written to reveal the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and to show how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with... more...

  • The Global Vaticanby Francis Rooney; John Negroponte

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 26.99

    From the centuries-long prejudices against Catholics in America, to the efforts of Fascism, Communism and modern terrorist organizations to ?break the cross and spill the wine,? this book brings to life the Catholic Church?s role in world history, particularly in the realm of diplomacy. The Global Vatican captures the braided nature of religious... 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...