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The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
by Kate Clifford Larson
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Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Assassins Accomplice tells the gripping story of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln through experience of its only female participant. Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt ran a boarding house in... (read more)

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A Patriot's History of the Modern World: From America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945
A Patriot's History of the Modern World: From America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945
by Larry Schweikart
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From the Revolutionary War to the present, the American military has consistently beaten the odds. Its not luck. Americas armed services are under attack. From college campuses to the floor of the Senate, the Iraq war is portrayed as a quagmire, the army... (read more)

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The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
by Evan Thomas
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On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor. The sinking of the Maine was just the provocation Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt was looking for. Along with his friend Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and his rival, newspaper... (read more)

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Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War
Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War
by A J Langguth
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By the acclaimed author of the classic Patriots and Union 1812, this major work of narrative history portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, President Andrew Jackson and his successors led... (read more)

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The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr
The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr
by Henry W Brands
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Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.  But as H. W. Brands demonstrates in... (read more)

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Kit Carson Days: 1809-1868
Kit Carson Days: 1809-1868
by Edwin L Sabin
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Volume 2 begins with Carson carrying the news of the conquest of California across the country to Washington, D.C., stopping en route to see his wife in Taos, New Mexico. The older Carson consolidates his fame as a courier, scout, soldier, and Indian... (read more)

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1812: The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)
1812: The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)
by Walter R Borneman
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< p> Although frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 tested a rising generation of American leaders; unified the United States with a renewed sense of national purpose; and set the stage for... (read more)

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America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic
America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic
by Richard Buel
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Many people would be surprised to learn that the struggle between Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party and Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party defined--and jeopardized--the political life of the early American republic. America on the Brink looks at why... (read more)

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The Great Depression: America in the 1930's
The Great Depression: America in the 1930's
by T H Watkins
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This companion volume to the public television series delves into the events and impact of the Great Depression. The text is illustrated throughout with photos, documents, and posters, many previously unpublished.... (read more)

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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
by Tony Horwitz
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown launched a surprise raid on the slaveholding South. Leading a... (read more)

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The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in America
The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in America
by T H Watkins
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It was the worst of times and the best of times. It was an era of unprecedented crisis and a time of unprecedented courage. In a single, comprehensive volume, The Hungry Years tells the story of the Great Depression through the eyes of the people who... (read more)

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Civic Wars: Democracy & Public Life in the American City
Civic Wars: Democracy & Public Life in the American City
by Mary Ryan
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Historian Mary P. Ryan traces the fate of public life and the emergence of ethnic, class, and gender conflict in the 19th-century city. Using as examples New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco, Ryan illustrates the way in which American cities of the... (read more)

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In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story [With DVD]
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story [With DVD]
by David Mccullough
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Days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime... (read more)

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Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I
Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I
by Kathleen Kennedy
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Kennedy's unique study explores the arrests, trials, and defenses of women charged under the Wartime Emergency Laws passed soon after the U.S. entered WWI. These trials became important arenas in which women's relationships and obligations to national... (read more)

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Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
by Studs Terkel
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In this unique re-creation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. The book is a mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were... (read more)

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Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
by James Oakes
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James Oakes is a Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of several acclaimed works on the South and the Civil War, including, most recently, The... (read more)

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When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
by Eric Jay Dolin
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Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising... (read more)

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Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
by Michael Hiltzik
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As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis... (read more)

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Archie and Amelie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age
Archie and Amelie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age
by Donna M Lucey
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Lucey presents the largely forgotten story of one of the most celebrated, glamorous, and flamboyant couples of the... (read more)

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Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports #15: Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports
Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports #15: Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports
by Ira A Glazier
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Italians to America is the first indexed reference work devoted to Italian immigrants to the United States. This series contains passenger list information in chronological order on the first major wave of Italian migration during the last two decades of... (read more)

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