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Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945
Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Drawing on hundreds of interviews and oral histories, Ambrose recreates life on the front lines during one of the bloodiest periods of World War II: from D-Day to the surrender of Germany. "The most gripping account of the second World War that I have... (read more)

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Freedom From Fear : the American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (99 Edition)
Freedom From Fear : the American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (99 Edition)
by David M. Kennedy
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Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. This book tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. The... (read more)

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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
by Doug Stanton
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Now available for the first time in trade paperback, the bestselling account of Americas worst naval disasterand of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a... (read more)

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Artificial River : the Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 (96 Edition)
Artificial River : the Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 (96 Edition)
by Carol Sheriff
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Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol Sheriff's extensive, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary... (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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In the second volume of the three-part trilogy of monumental history that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Parting the Waters", Taylor Branch recreates the dramas that affected every American as the civil rights movement grew in size, impact, and... (read more)

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Liberty and Power : Politics of Jacksonian America (Rev 06 Edition)
Liberty and Power : Politics of Jacksonian America (Rev 06 Edition)
by Harry L. Watson
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As an engaging and persuasive survey of American public life from 1816 to 1848, Harry L. Watson's Liberty and Power remains a landmark achievement. Now updated to address twenty-five years of new scholarship, the book brilliantly interprets the exciting... (read more)

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Terrible Glory (08 Edition)
Terrible Glory (08 Edition)
by James Donovan
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In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river called the Little Bighorn, George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by nearly 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss caused an uproar, and public figures... (read more)

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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Penguin Classics)
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Penguin Classics)
by Bartolome De Las Casas
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No work is a stronger, more exacting, heartbreaking record of the Spanish atrocities in the genocidal enterprise of colonization in the Americas. This account provides an eyewitnessÆs history of the process in the territory of Columbus.... (read more)

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The Story of American Freedom
The Story of American Freedom
by Eric Foner
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From the Revolution to our own time, freedom has been America's strongest cultural bond and its most perilous fault line, a birthright for some Americans and a cruel mockery for others. Eric Foner takes freedom not as a timeless truth but as a value... (read more)

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Modern Temper (95 Edition)
Modern Temper (95 Edition)
by Lynn Dumenil
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When most of us take a backward glance at the 1920s, we may think of prohibition and the jazz age, of movies stars and flappers, of Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford, of Lindbergh and Hoover--and of Black Friday, October 29, 1929, when the plunging stock... (read more)

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Major Problems in Era Amer Revol
Major Problems in Era Amer Revol
by Richard D. (edt) Brown
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This text delves into the many facets of the colonial uprising and its aftermath, concluding with the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The volume combines primary sources, analytical essays, chapter introductions, and headnotes to encourage students... (read more)

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Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
by John Ehle
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Irony of American History (08 Edition)
Irony of American History (08 Edition)
by Reinhold Niebuhr
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Niebuhr] is one of my favorite philosophers. I take away from his works] the compelling idea that there's serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn't... (read more)

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Indians' New South (97 Edition)
Indians' New South (97 Edition)
by James Axtell
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In this sweeping study the author depicts the complete range of transformations in southeastern Indian cultures as a result of contact, and often conflict, with European explorers and settlers in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.... (read more)

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Carried To the Wall (98 Edition)
Carried To the Wall (98 Edition)
by Kristin A. Hass
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On May 9, 1990, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a ring with letter, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, a baseball, a photo album, an ace of spades, and a pie were some of the objects left at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. For Kristin Hass, this eclectic... (read more)

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America in Vietnam : a Documentary History (85 Edition)
America in Vietnam : a Documentary History (85 Edition)
by William Appleman Williams
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Through a wide variety of documents--including newly opened presidential papers, congressional debates, military reports, treaties, and newspaper articles--the authors trace the origins of the war back to pre-World War II attitudes and then proceed... (read more)

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Indian Tipi 2ND Edition Its History Construction
Indian Tipi 2ND Edition Its History Construction
by Reginald Laubin
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When the first edition of this book was published in 1957, the art of making a tipi was almost lost, even among American Indians. Since that time a tremendous resurgence of interest in the Indian way of life has occurred, resurgence due in part, at... (read more)

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Spreading the American Dream (82 Edition)
Spreading the American Dream (82 Edition)
by Emily S. Rosenberg
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In examining the economic and cultural trs that expressed America's expansionist impulse during the first half of the twentieth century, Emily S. Rosenberg shows how U.S. foreign relations evolved from a largely private system to an increasingly public... (read more)

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Lancaster Treaty of 1744 : With Related Documents (08 Edition)
Lancaster Treaty of 1744 : With Related Documents (08 Edition)
by James H. Merrell
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The Lancaster Treaty of 1744 offers students a close look at colonial-Indian relations in North America. The treaty minutes offer some of the best historical evidence of Iroquois perspectives on colonial power and diplomacy. James Merrell uses the treaty... (read more)

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Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era
Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era
by James Marten
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Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era examines a central focus for reform efforts between 1870 and 1930: children. Progressive-era reformers, holding the middle-class childhood as ideal, found the lives of poor urban children especially... (read more)

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