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1860 to 1920


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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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In her latest historical biography, Pulitzer Prize–winner Goodwin explores the fractious relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. As with Team of Rivals and No Ordinary Time, The Bully Pulpit is remarkable for its meticulous research... (read more)

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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
by James Bradley
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On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War. What he discovered shocked him. In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his... (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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Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
by Charles Bracelen Flood
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Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant... (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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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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Citizen Worker: The Experience of Free Workers in the United States and the Free Market During the Nineteenth Century
Citizen Worker: The Experience of Free Workers in the United States and the Free Market During the Nineteenth Century
by David Montgomery
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Discusses the relationship between workers and the government by focusing not on the legal regulation of unions and strikes, but on popular struggles for citizenship rights.... (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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Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (American Political Thought)
Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (American Political Thought)
by Sidney M Milkis
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Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party made the 1912 campaign a passionate contest for the soul of the American people. Promoting an ambitious program of economic, social, and political reform-"New Nationalism"-that posed profound challenges to... (read more)

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After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
by Patricia Beard
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Chapter One A Death: Henry, 1899 At 120 Broadway, on the third of May, 1899, the workmen were out at dawn. It was their task to drape the Equitable Life Assurance Society in mourning, from the Quincy granite stoop to the mansard roof, all 110 feet of a... (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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