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Jesuit Relations : Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-century North America (00 Edition)
Jesuit Relations : Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-century North America (00 Edition)
by Allan Greer
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ALLAN GREER is professor of history and vice principal of University College at the University of Toronto. Author of The People of New France (1997); The Patriots and the People: The Rebellion of 1837 in Rural Lower Canada (1993); Peasant, Lord and... (read more)

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What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)
by Daniel Walker Howe
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The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. In this Pulitzer prize-winning, critically acclaimed addition to the series, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of... (read more)

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World Turned Upside Down (94 Edition)
World Turned Upside Down (94 Edition)
by Colin G. Calloway
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Colin G. Calloway, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, is the recipient of the 1993 John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award. His most recent books are Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England (1991) and The... (read more)

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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
by Taylor Branch
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Scott Ellsworth andlt;Iandgt;The Oregonianandlt;/Iandgt; Magnificent...the birth of a masterwork akin to Carl Sandburg's andlt;Iandgt;Lincolnandlt;/Iandgt; or Shelby Foote's andlt;Iandgt;Civil War.andlt;/Iandgt;... (read more)

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Radicalism of the American Revolution (91 Edition)
Radicalism of the American Revolution (91 Edition)
by Gordon S. Wood
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In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a... (read more)

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Rediscovery of North America
Rediscovery of North America
by Barry Holstun Lopez
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Delusion of Satan : the Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials (95 Edition)
Delusion of Satan : the Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials (95 Edition)
by Frances Hill
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"An entertaining and suspenseful drama that is also a cautionary tale for our times."Boston... (read more)

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Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Stephen E. Ambroseand#8217;s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War IIand#8217;s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;They came... (read more)

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Spitting Image : Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam (98 Edition)
Spitting Image : Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam (98 Edition)
by Jerry Lembcke
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Long hair in the 60s, Afros in the early 70s, bobs in the 80s, fuschia in the 90s. Hair is one of the first attributes to catch our eye, not only because it reflects perceptions of attractiveness or unattractiveness, but also because it conveys important... (read more)

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Coldest War : a Memoir of Korea (90 Edition)
Coldest War : a Memoir of Korea (90 Edition)
by James Brady
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America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-seven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time -- nearly as many as died in ten years in Vietnam. On the fiftieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a... (read more)

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Our Dumb Century
Our Dumb Century
by Scott Dikkers and The Onion Staff Writers
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The Onion has quickly become the world's most popular humor publication, misinforming half a million readers a week with one-of-a-kind social satire both in print (on newsstands nationwide) and online from its remote office in Madison, Wisconsin. Witness... (read more)

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Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (98 Edition)
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (98 Edition)
by James H. Hutson
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As a companion piece for a Library of Congress exhibit which opened June 1998, chronicles the settlement of the North American colonies as a religious refuge through 1835--when Tocqueville wrote that Americans consider religion "indispensable to the... (read more)

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One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Vintage)
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Vintage)
by Michael Dobbs
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"Extraordinary. . . . As gripping as any fiction. Dobbs is an impeccable researcher and reporter." —The Christian Science Monitor "A book with sobering new information about the world's only superpower nuclear confrontation—as well as... (read more)

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Naming Names (03 Edition)
Naming Names (03 Edition)
by Victor S. Navasky
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“The moral issues raised by the Hollywood blacklist remain fearfully complex, and Victor Navasky confronts them with almost exquisite precision.” —The New York Times “Navasky has done a splendid job bringing this enormous... (read more)

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Takin' It To the Streets, Sixties Reader (3RD 11 Edition)
Takin' It To the Streets, Sixties Reader (3RD 11 Edition)
by Alexander Bloom
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The third edition of "Takin' it to the streets" revises the comprehensive collection of primary documents from the 1960s that has become the leading reader about the era. Adopted nationwide, this anthology brings together representative writings, many of... (read more)

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Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
by David M Kennedy
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"A grand historical synthesis...this is the kind of book prizes are made for."--Chicago Tribune "This is modern America's story--modern America's most thrilling, most irresistible, and most significant story--and in this massive volume, David M. Kennedy... (read more)

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Unknown American Revolution : Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle To Create America (05 Edition)
Unknown American Revolution : Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle To Create America (05 Edition)
by Gary B. Nash
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In this audacious recasting of the American Revolution, distinguished historian Gary Nash offers a profound new way of thinking about the struggle to create this country, introducing readers to a coalition of patriots from all classes and races of... (read more)

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First Peoples: a Documentary Survey of American Indian History (4TH 12 Edition)
First Peoples: a Documentary Survey of American Indian History (4TH 12 Edition)
by Colin G. Calloway
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First Peoples distinctive approach continues to make it the bestselling and most highly acclaimed text for the American Indian history survey. Respected scholar Colin G. Calloway provides a solid foundation grounded in timely scholarship and a narrative... (read more)

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Inconvenient Indian : a Curious Account of Native People in North America (13 Edition)
Inconvenient Indian : a Curious Account of Native People in North America (13 Edition)
by Thomas King
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In The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian–White relations in North America since initial contact. Ranging freely across the centuries and... (read more)

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Washington's Crossing
Washington's Crossing
by David Hackett Fischer
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"A meticulous and brilliantly colored account of the period surrounding George Washington's famous sally across the Delaware river in 1776."--Wall Street Journal "Fisher's thoughtful account describes how Washington, in a frantic, desparate month... (read more)

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