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  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    In The Devil in the White City,  the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director... more...

  • Mill Powerby Paul Marion

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.00

    Mill Power documents the making of a national park that changed the concept of what a national historical park could be. For a time in the 1800s, Lowell was Massachusetts’s cosmopolitan, must-see second city. The city’s industrial model was as high-tech then as Silicon Valley is today. It drew the attention of luminaries like Charles Dickens, Congressmen... more...

  • The Midnight Assassinby Skip Hollandsworth

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 11.20

    A New York Times bestseller, The Midnight Assassin is a sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885. In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884,... more...

  • The Gates of the Alamoby Stephen Harrigan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo, an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history. With its vibrant, unexpected characters and its richness of authentic detail, The Gates of the Alamo is an unforgettable re-creation of a time, a place, and a heroic conflict.... more...

  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneeby Dee Brown

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 17.99

    The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West ( The Wall Street Journal ). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes... more...

  • Meet You in Hellby Les Standiford

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 15.00

    Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry—Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick—and the bloody steelworkers’ strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Christopher Hitchens

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life... more...

  • To Make Our World Anewby Robin D. G. Kelley; Earl Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    The two-volume To Make Our World Anew integrates the work of eleven leading historians into the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of African American history. This first volume begins with the story of Africa and its origins, the Atlantic slave trade, and the forced migration and enslavement of between ten and twenty million people.... more...

  • Sleuthing the Alamoby James E. Crisp

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 12.99

    In Sleuthing the Alamo , historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths that are often obscured by both racism and political correctness. This engaging first-person account of historical detective work illuminates the methods of the serious historian who searches... more...

  • The Fate of Their Countryby Michael F. Holt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 11.90

    How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies... more...