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- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
A SWEEPING TALE OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY AMERICA AND THE IRRESISTIBLE FORCES THAT BROUGHT TWO MEN TOGETHER ONE FATEFUL DAY † In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin?s bullet shattered the nation?s confidence. The shocking murder of President William McKinley threw into stark relief the emerging... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99
An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched exposť. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend?s yacht and was not heard from for five days. During that time, a team of doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the president?s palate along with much of his upper jaw. When... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 6.99
This excellent biography by Walter Allen charts the war-hero turned president Ulysses S. Grant's life. From his youngest years through to his term as one of the most fondly remembered presidents of the United States of America, Grant's life is a fascnating one. This excellent eBook edition of this highly-rated title has been specially formatted... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 44.95
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication A classic resource on early knowledge of prehistoric mounds and the peoples who constructed them in the eastern United States. With this accessible volume, Henry Clyde Shetrone made available to general readers the archaeological research data and conclusions concerning the ancient mounds and earthworks that... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 32.50
Prior to his service in the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant exhibited few characteristics indicating that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet was mediocre, and he finished in the bottom half of his class at West Point. However, during his early service in the Civil War, most notably at the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburg, Grant... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00
In the years immediately following the Civil War, the nation's leaders called desperately for reform as they struggled to rebuild a society scarred by death and mass destruction. Recognizing America's need for enlightened leadership, Republican senator Henry Blair (1834--1920) of New Hampshire embarked on an ambitious crusade to enact dramatic progressive... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00
The roots of American globalization can be found in the War of 1898. Then, as today, the United States actively engaged in globalizing its economic order, itspolitical institutions, and its values. Thomas Schoonover argues that this drive to expand political and cultural reach -- the quest for wealth, missionary fulfillment, security, power, and prestige... more...