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  • Giant in the Shadowsby Jason Emerson

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Although he was Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s oldest and last surviving son, the details of Robert T. Lincoln’s life are misunderstood by some and unknown to many others. Nearly half a century after the last biography about Abraham Lincoln’s son was published, historian and author Jason Emerson illuminates the life of this remarkable... more...

  • Inside Lincoln's White Houseby Michael Burlingame; John R. Turner Ettlinger

    Southern Illinois University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that "some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world."... more...

  • Lincoln's White House Secretaryby Harold Holzer; Eleanor STODDARD

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    William Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln’s “third secretary” who worked alongside John G. Nicolay and John Hay in the White House from 1861 to 1865, completed his autobiography in 1907, one of more than one hundred books he wrote. An abridged version was published by his son in 1955 as “Lincoln’s Third Secretary: The Memoirs... 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 readers... more...

  • Edmund G. Rossby Richard A. Ruddy

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States. 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...

  • Stories of the Southby K. Stephen Prince

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 more...

  • Grantby Jean Edward Smith

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 22.00

    Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on... more...

  • The Rough Ridersby Theodore Roosevelt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba. Over the course... more...

  • Puerto Rican Jamby Frances Negron-Muntaner; Ramon Grosfoguel

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    These discussions elaborate alternatives to dominant postcolonial theories, and include essays written from the perspectives of groups that are not usually represented, such as gays and lesbians, youth, blacks, and women. more...