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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 16.00
On a hot summer day in 1876, George Armstrong Custer led the Seventh Cavalry to the most famous defeat in U.S. military history. Outnumbered and exhausted, the Seventh Cavalry lost more than half of its 400 men, and every soldier under Custer?s direct command was killed. It?s easy to understand why this tremendous defeat shocked the American... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
This very timely Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America--its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. A many-sided reform movement that lasted from the late 1890s until the early 1920s, progressivism emerged as a response to the excesses of the Gilded Age. Progressives fought for... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 57.00
Few periods in American history have aroused as much debate as the years immediately after the Civil War, those commonly referred to simply as Reconstruction. The victorious North had to determine how to treat the vanquished South and how to make a nation whole once again. The divisive issues of freedom and civil rights became even more complex than... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
On February 15, 1898, the USS battleship Maine was blown up while in Havana Harbor, Cuba, leading to the Spanish-American War. This volume examines the events leading up to the destruction of the Maine, the immediate aftermath, and the long-term consequences. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Discovering U.S. History spans the complex and varied history of the United States from prehistoric times to the present day. This new chronological set can be read as a whole, providing readers with a comprehensive history, or as standalone volumes, with each title serving as a time capsule of a particular era. Each title brings to life the people... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is an autobiography of American President Ulysses S. Grant, focused mainly on the general's actions during the American Civil War. Written as Grant was dying of throat cancer in 1885, the two-volume set was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's death. The memoirs were a financial and critical... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99
Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21
When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in shaping that... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Praise for the previous edition:. Succinctly delineating the history of the region as well as international politics of the time, this is a good overview...There are plenty of good photographs and maps to spark the reader's interest...Overall a solid 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...