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- 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...
- 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...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 35.95
Much of late-nineteenth-century American politics was parade and pageant. Voters crowded the polls, and their votes made a real difference on policy. In Party Games , Mark Wahlgren Summers tells the full story and admires much of the political carnival, but he adds a cautionary note about the dark recesses: vote-buying, election-rigging, blackguarding,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 17.99
Introduction: Modern Times. Part One: Farmers. 1. Push and Energy: Boosterism and Rural Reform. 2. Knowledge and Power: Machinery of Modern Education. 3. A Better Woman: Independence of Thought and Action. 4. A Farmers' Trust: Cooperative Economies of Scale. Part Two: Populists. 5. Business Politics: State Models and Political Frameworks. 6. Race... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
"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...
- Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 17.00
Faced with failing health and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future - and won himself a unique place in American letters. Devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier, Grant's Memoirs traces the trajectory of his extraordinary career - from West Point... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 149.99
A lively, accessible overview of the important people, organizations, events, and themes in the United States between 1898 and 1917, the Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 69.99
In the first book-length study of Progressive-Era presidents' views on the theme of self-government, The Dilemma of Progressivism critically analyzes their understanding of executive leadership and the office of the presidency. Will Morrisey examines both the rhetoric and the actions of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson to... more...
- 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... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 73.00
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...