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  • Personal Memoirsby Ulysses S. Grant; James M. McPherson

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Eraby Catherine Cocks; Peter C. Holloran; Alan Lessoff

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 164.99

    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...

  • The Dilemma of Progressivismby Will Morrisey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 74.99

    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...

  • Custerologyby Michael A. Elliott

    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 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

    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...

  • 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...