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  • At Lincoln's Sideby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    John Hay believed that “real history is told in private letters,” and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: “The Tycoon is in fine whack. I have rarely seen him more serene & busy. He is managing this war, the draft, foreign relations,... more...

  • 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 of William O. Stoddard.? ... 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$ 29.95

    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$ 29.99

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

  • 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...