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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Mission, The Men, and Meby Pete Blaber

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.32

    “A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives.”—Kevin Sharer, chairman and CEO, Amgen As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter—terrorist organization in the world—Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.77

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction... more...

  • Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroadby Christine Rudisel; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 4.50

    Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad. more...

  • Amusing the Millionby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.90

    Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a... more...

  • U. S. Grant and the American Military Traditionby Bruce Catton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    A concise biography of the legendary Union general and controversial US president from “o ne of America’s foremost Civil War authorities” ( Kirkus Reviews ). Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Bruce Catton explores the life and legacy of one of the nation’s most misunderstood heroes: Ulysses S. Grant. In this classic work, Grant emerges as a complicated... more...

  • Cigars, Whiskey and Winningby Al Kaltman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.95

    Long before leadership became identified as the catalyst for corporate success, the Civil War's winning general was showing the world how dynamic leadership is the crucial determinant of victory or defeat.Ulysses S. Grant never sought fame of glory, nor did he try to tie his performance to personal reward. Instead, he concentrated on contribution and... more...

  • Neptune's Infernoby James D. Hornfischer

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here, in stunning cinematic detail, are the... more...

  • Nelsonby John Sugden

    Random House 2012; US$ 26.78

    The Sword of Albion concludes the most comprehensive and intimate life of Nelson ever written, one that teems with a glittering array of sailors and civilians, heroes and villains, husbands, wives and lovers. Here are Nelson's famous victories at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar as well as his lesser-known yet equally gripping... more...

  • The Bully Pulpitby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 11.99

    One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Time s , The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press). Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history... more...

  • Medusaby Jonathan Miles

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.96

    In June 1816, the Medusa , flagship of a French expedition to repossess the colony of Senegal from the British, set sail but ran aground off the desolate West African coast. The evacuation of the frigate was chaotic and cowardly - 146 men and one woman were herded aboard a makeshift raft which was then abandoned in mid-ocean, cut loose by the convoy... more...