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  • 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...

  • Ohio?s Kingmakerby William T. Horner

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    For a decade straddling the turn of the twentieth century, Mark Hanna was one of the most famous men in America. Portrayed as the puppet master controlling the weak-willed William McKinley, Hanna was loved by most Republicans and reviled by Democrats, in large part because of the way he was portrayed by the media of the day. Newspapers and other media... more...

  • The President Is a Sick Manby Matthew Algeo

    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...

  • A General Who Will Fightby Harry S. Laver

    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...

  • Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform Americaby Gordon B. McKinney

    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...

  • Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the Origins of Globalizationby Thomas D. Schoonover

    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...

  • 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... 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...

  • Spanish-American War 1895-1902, Theby Joseph Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    Fought in both Caribbean and Pacific and turning on America's superior naval strength, this short but decisive war had momentous consequences internationally. It ended Spain's imperial power, and the US emerged for the first time as an active force in world affairs, acquiring -- amidst much domestic controversy -- an empire of her own in the Philippines,... more...

  • The Declining World Orderby Richard Falk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This work delineates the impact of terrorism--and the American response--on the basic structure of international relations, the dimming prospects for global reform and the tendency to override the role of sovereign territorial states. Falk examines the changing role of the state, the relevance of institutions, the role of individuals and the importance... more...