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  • DK Readers L3: The Big Dinosaur Digby Esther Ripley

    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...

  • Reconstructionby Claudine Ferrell

    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...

  • The Sinking of the USS Maineby Samuel Willard Crompton

    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...

  • The Last Standby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Watch a video Read discussion questions for The Last Stand . The bestselling author of Mayflower sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876... more...

  • The Gilded Age and Progressivism 1891-1913by Infobase Publishing

    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...

  • A Fierce Discontentby Michael McGerr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...

  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grantby U. S. Grant 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...

  • Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.99

    An abridged version of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive study of the aftermath of the Civil War, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Award, Francis Parkman Prize, and Lionel Trilling Prize. more...

  • The Age of Federalismby Stanley Elkins; Eric McKitrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 26.99

    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...