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  • American First Ladiesby Lewis L. Gould

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the living First Ladies and updated bibliographies for each entry, as well as a portrait of the newest First Lady. more...

  • Perspectives on Presidential Leadershipby Michael Patrick Cullinane; Clare Frances Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore... more...

  • Historians across Bordersby Nicolas Barreyre; Michael Heale; Stephen Tuck; Cecile Vidal

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In this stimulating and highly original study of the writing of American history, twenty-four scholars from eleven European countries explore the impact of writing history from abroad. Six distinguished scholars from around the world add their commentaries. Arguing that historical writing is conditioned, crucially, by the place from which it is... more...

  • A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American Historyby Tim Grove

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 18.95

    For more than twenty years, Tim Grove has worked at the most popular history museums in the United States, helping millions of people get acquainted with the past. This book translates that experience into an insider’s tour of some of the most interesting moments in American history. Grove’s stories are populated with well-known historical figures... more...

  • What They Didn't Teach You in American History Classby Mike Henry

    R&L Education 2014; US$ 43.50

    Even though in most cases, the names and events in the book will be recognizable, most of the stories about them will be new to the reader. If you're a young teacher, perhaps you'll find some material to help you get through those less-than-exciting areas of your textbook. If you hated history as a student, maybe you'll find some of these tales entertaining.... more...

  • The New American Historyby Eric Foner

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 37.95

    Originally released in 1990, The New American History , edited for the American Historical Association by Eric Foner, has become an indispensable volume for teachers and students. In essays that chart the shifts in interpretation within their fields, some of our most prominent American historians survey the key works and themes in the scholarship... more...

  • U.S. History For Dummiesby Steve Wiegand

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    Ace your next history test with this concise, easy-to-read guide U.S. History for Dummies, 3 rd Edition fills the need to improve high school proficiency in history by providing a complete history of the United States, presented in an accessible, reader-friendly format designed to engage students while reinforcing lessons learned in class. The... more...

  • American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japanby John H. Miller

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.50

    American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japan: From Perry to Obama presents a panoramic survey of American images and ideas about Japan—past, present, and future. more...

  • The United States, Iraq and the Kurdsby Mohammed Shareef

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a descriptive and analytical narrative of the evolution of US foreign policy towards Iraq at the supra-national (global), national (Arab Iraq) and sub-national (Iraqi Kurdistan) levels. The book is unique in that it presents a sophisticated insight into the two major components of US Iraq policy. To achieve this, it addresses... more...

  • Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes]by Mitchell Newton-Matza

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00

    Tragedies and disasters have always been part of the fabric of American history. Some gave rise to reactions that profoundly influenced the nation. Others dominated public consciousness for a moment, then disappeared from collective memory. Organized chronologically, Disasters and Tragic Events examines these moments, covering both the familiar... more...