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- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 22.99
Using the unique approach that he has employed in his previous books, author, columnist, and television commentator James Burke shows us our connections to the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Over the two hundred-plus years that separate us, these connections are often surprising and always fascinating. Burke turns the signers... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 85.00
Offering a day-by-day chronology of the people and events important to the American Revolution, this title provides a look at this historic time. It covers people, battles, and other details, and includes more than 130 maps, photographs, and illustrations pair with an index, a bibliography, cross-references, and a chronology. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00
Demonic Grounds moves between past and present, archives and fiction, theory and everyday, to focus on places negotiated by black women during and after the transatlantic slave trade. Specifically, Katherine McKittrick addresses the geographic implications of slave auction blocks, Harriet Jacobs's attic, black Canada and New France, as well as... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 3.99
The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95
Much has been written of the brave deeds, acts of heroism, and intellectual prowess of the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence over two hundred years ago, yet almost no attention has been paid to the extraordinary women of that time -- women who helped found our nation with courage, sacrifice, and intellect equal to any of the famed male... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 40.00
Like its current citizens, the United States was born in debt-a debt so deep that it threatened to destroy the young nation. Thomas Jefferson considered the national debt a monstrous fraud on posterity, while Alexander Hamilton believed debt would help America prosper. Both, as it turns out, were right. One Nation Under Debt explores the untold... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99
Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
?A terrific biography?.The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.? ?Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Rivals The true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99
Upon taking command of America's Southern Army in 1780, Nathanael Greene took on an army that consisted of 1,500 starving, nearly naked troops. Within a year, the small worn-out army was transformed into an elite fighting force. In a new approach, Carbone chronicles Greene's unlikely rise to success and his fall into debt and anonymity. more...