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- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 149.99
Catherine Cocks is an independent scholar. Peter Holloran is associate professor of history at Worcester State College. Alan Lessoff is professor of history at Illinois State University and editor of the Journal of the Gilded Age and 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 18.00
"A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge toknow how the Civil War is coming out." --Edmund Wilson]]> 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 American... more...
- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 3.99
Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms, long hours of difficult work, and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur! 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Praise for Mayflower , finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History "Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for our age of searching and turmoil." — The New York Times Book Review "A signal achievement. Philbrick enlightens and even astounds." —Salon.com Praise for Sea of Glory , winner of the Theodore and Franklin... 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...