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1860 to 1920


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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
by Candice Millard
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James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will,... (read more)

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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
by Ron Chernow
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The landmark biography of a true American original-and the first written since the opening of Rockefeller's papers -- masterfully rendered by the National Book Award -- winning author of The House of Morgan. William James said of John D. Rockefeller that... (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 15th, 1898, the American ship USS Maine mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but great enthusiasm. A powerful group of war lovers agitated that the... (read more)

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The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901 (Harvest Book)
The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901 (Harvest Book)
by Matthew Josephson
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Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Harriman, Gould, Frick...this is the story of the giant american capitalists who seized economic power after the Civil War and altered the shape of american life forever. Index.... (read more)

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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
by Candice Millard
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James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will,... (read more)

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When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy
When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy
by William L Silber
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"This book addresses an important issue that deserves wide readership. It is lucid and clear and deals with some very important episodes in American history."--Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist "William Silber has performed two sterling... (read more)

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero (Eminent Lives)
Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero (Eminent Lives)
by Michael Korda
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One of the first two volumes in Harper’ s Eminent Lives series, Korda brings his acclaimed storytelling talents to the life of Ulysses S. Grant - a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of... (read more)

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The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
by Jay Sexton
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President James Monroes 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became the cornerstone of nineteenth-century American statecraft. The Monroe Doctrine proclaimed anticolonial principles, yet it... (read more)

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Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy
Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy
by David O. Stewart
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By the author of The Summer of 1787, the bestselling and highly acclaimed account of the writing of the constitution, a dramatic re-creation of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, which became the central battle of the struggle over how to reunite a... (read more)

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Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America
Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America
by Garrett Epps
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"Engaging . . . With a novelist's eye for biographical detail, Epps has written an . . . enthralling book."--David W. Blight, Chicago Tribune The last battle of the Civil War wasn't fought at Appomattox by dashing generals or young soldiers but by... (read more)

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Robert M. La Follette and the Insurgent Spirit
Robert M. La Follette and the Insurgent Spirit
by David P Thelen
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Robert M. La Follette and the Insurgent Spirit is a closely argued, lively, and readable biography of the central figure in the American Progressive movement. Wisconsin's “Fighting Bob” La Follette embodied the heart of Progressive sentiment... (read more)

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Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics
Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics
by Judith N. McArthur
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Minnie Fisher Cunningham was Texas's most important female political activist. After directing Texas's womans suffrage campaign, she helped establish the National League of Women Voters and the Woman's National Democratic Club. After an unsuccessful... (read more)

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American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century
American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century
by Howard Blum
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American Lightning is history at its most gripping. Fans of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood will not want to miss this one. The subject is the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times offices, and Howard Blum’s narrative of America 100 years ago will appeal... (read more)

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Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era
Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era
by Carl Sferra Anthony
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From critically acclaimed presidential-family historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony comes the first biography of Helen Herron Taft, the unconventional wife of the twenty-seventh President of the United States who, in an era before Eleanor Roosevelt, was overt... (read more)

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Reconstructing America #9: The Politics of Judicial Interpretation: The Federal Courts, Department of Justice, and Civil Rights, 1866-1876
Reconstructing America #9: The Politics of Judicial Interpretation: The Federal Courts, Department of Justice, and Civil Rights, 1866-1876
by Robert J Kaczorowski
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This landmark work of Constitutional and legal history is the leading account of the ways in which federal judges, attorneys, and other law officers defined a new era of civil and political rights in the South and implemented the revolutionary 13th, 14th,... (read more)

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Lincoln's Avengers : Justice, Revenge, and Reunion After the Civil War (04 Edition)
Lincoln's Avengers : Justice, Revenge, and Reunion After the Civil War (04 Edition)
by Elizabeth D. Leonard
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On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was murdered by John Wilkes Booth, and Secretary of State William H. Seward was brutally stabbed. Clearly a conspiracy was afoot. Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt was put in charge of the investigation and trial. He... (read more)

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Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed the Man Who Broke the Filibuster
Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed the Man Who Broke the Filibuster
by James Grant
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James Grant’s enthralling biography of Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House during one of the most turbulent times in American history—the Gilded Age, the decades before the ascension of reformer President Theodore Roosevelt&#8212... (read more)

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Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation
Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation
by Deborah Davis
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In this revealing social history, one remarkable White House dinner becomes a lens through which to examine race, politics, and the lives and legacies of two of Americaand#8217;s most iconic figures. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In 1901, President... (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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Homeward Bound: The Demobilization of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1865-1866
Homeward Bound: The Demobilization of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1865-1866
by William B Holberton
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Covers all aspects and phases of demobilization including the Grand Review, desertions of soldiers overly eager to return home, repatriation of prisoners of war, and the deferred demobilization of many black troops.... (read more)

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