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  • 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...

  • The Biography of Ulysses S Grantby Walter Allen

    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...

  • Statesmanship and Progressive Reformby J. David Alvis; Jason Jividen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 38.00

    A critical assessment of Herbert Croly's influential account of Abraham Lincoln in his 1909 boo k, The Promise of American Life, which argued that Progressivism was a continuation of the spirit of Lincoln's political thought. This book argues for the first time that Croly's praise of Lincoln is highly problematic. more...

  • Age of Betrayalby Jack Beatty

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of Rutherford... more...

  • 1877by Michael A. Bellesiles

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 19.95

    In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876,... more...

  • Andrew Johnson's Civil War and Reconstructionby Paul H. Bergeron

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 49.95

    “Bergeron has written a very original book quite unlike any modern study of Johnson. Bound to create quite a bit of controversy among scholars and Civil War enthusiasts, Bergeron seeks to provide a balanced analysis of this much-vilified figure.” —John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History,... 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...

  • Reforging the White Republicby Edward J. Blum

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95

    During Reconstruction, former abolitionists in the North had a golden opportunity to pursue true racial justice and permanent reform in America. But why, after the sacrifice made by thousands of Civil War patriots to arrive at this juncture, did the moment slip away, leaving many whites throughout the North and South more racist than before? Edward... more...

  • White Queenby Tracey Jean Boisseau

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55

    "... Boisseau recontextualizes U.S. feminism in the cinematic 20th century. White Queen challenges the narratives we have told about ourselves and illuminates the imperialism and celebrity worship that lurks within American feminism yet today." -- Lee Quinby, Harter Chair, Hobart and William ... more...

  • The Diaries of John Gregory Bourkeby John G. Bourke; Charles M. Robinson

    University of North Texas Press 2003; US$ 39.96

    John Gregory Bourke kept a set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872 and ending the evening before his death in 1896. This work begins with Bourke's years as aide-de-camp to General Crook during the Apache campaigns and in dealings with Cochise. more...