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

    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 cadet... more...

  • The Dilemma of Progressivismby Will Morrisey

    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...

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

    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...

  • Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, and the Ku Klux Klanby J. Michael Martinez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99

    This is the story of the rise and fall of the Reconstruction-era Klan, focusing especially on Major Merrill and the Seventh Cavalry's efforts to expose the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan to the light of day. more...

  • The Spanish-American Warby Brad K. Berner; Kalman Goldstein

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 84.99

    This documentary history is intended for specialist and non-specialist alike. The introductions to the book?s sections, together with introductions to each document, provide a general history of the war. The contents cover the pre-war, war, and post-war periods in Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Spain, the Philippines, and the United States. Included... more...

  • James G. Blaineby Edward P. Crapol

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 29.99

    In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire , author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines Blaine's pivotal role in shaping American foreign relations and looks at some of the underlying reasons why the U.S. acquired an overseas... 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...

  • 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... more...

  • The Mound-Buildersby Henry Shetrone; Bradley T. Lepper

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 38.50

    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 Captain Departsby Thomas M. Pitkin; John Y Simon; John Y Simon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 17.95

    Early in 1885 Americans learned that General Grant was writing his Memoirs in a desperate race for time against an incurable cancer. Not generally known was the General’ s precarious personal fi­nances, made so by imprudent invest­ments, and his gallant effort to provide for his family by his writing. For six months newspaper... more...