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Leonard Wood: Rough Rider, Surgeon, Architect of American Imperialism
Leonard Wood: Rough Rider, Surgeon, Architect of American Imperialism
by Jack Mccallum
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Title IX, a landmark federal statute enacted in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in education, has worked its way into American culture as few other laws have. It is an iconic law, the subject of web blogs and T-shirt slogans, and is widely credited... (read more)

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John A. Logan, Stalwart Republican From Illinois (Shawnee Classics)
John A. Logan, Stalwart Republican From Illinois (Shawnee Classics)
by James Pickett Jones
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“A splendid witness in 'Reds' looked out at her audience and said, 'If men really wanted to end war, they would have done it long ago.' James P. Jones in Black Jack: John A. Logan and Southern Illinois in the Civil War Era, an account of the Civil... (read more)

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Time Full of Trial: The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony, 1862-1867
Time Full of Trial: The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony, 1862-1867
by Patricia C Click
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Click tells the story of the Roanoke Island, N.C., freedmen's colony from its contraband-camp beginnings to the conflict over land ownership that led to its demise in 1867.... (read more)

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The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been
The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been
by Roger L Ransom
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Ransom, a master of historical analysis, follows the consequences of "what if" scenarios surrounding the Civil War over an extended period of time, showing logical and historically valid outcomes of his counterfactuals.... (read more)

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Stolen Election: Hayes Versus Tilden - 1876
Stolen Election: Hayes Versus Tilden - 1876
by Lloyd Robinson
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A screamingly close presidential election. Allegations of fraud. Democrats and republicans, North and South, black and white--all at loggerheads. With each passing day, the conflict becomes more complex. Hard-eyed political operatives from both parties... (read more)

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Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
by James L Swanson
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In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson—the Edgar® Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt—brings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the thrilling chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson... (read more)

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All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
by John Taliaferro
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The first full-scale biography of John Hay since 1934: From secretary to Abraham Lincoln to secretary of state for Theodore Roosevelt, Hay was an essential American figure for more than half a century.andlt;Iandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt... (read more)

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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (Bedford Books in American History)
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (Bedford Books in American History)
by William L Riordon
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Since its publication in 1905, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall has given generations of students a passport into the world of controversy, conflict, corruption, and color that surrounded urban political machines at their zenith. The full text of William Riordon'... (read more)

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After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
by A J Langguth
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A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of andlt;Iandgt;Patriotsandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Union 1812andlt;/Iandgt;. andlt;Iandgt;After Lincolnandlt;/Iandgt; tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black... (read more)

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From The Old Diplomacy to The New, 1865-1900 (American History Series)
From The Old Diplomacy to The New, 1865-1900 (American History Series)
by Robert L Beisner
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Historians have long argued about the nature of the changes that occurred in American foreign policy at the turn of the century, and whether those changes represented an abrupt break from the past or the culmination of long-term trends. Beisner addresses... (read more)

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A Disposition to Be Rich: How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-
A Disposition to Be Rich: How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-
by Geoffrey C Ward
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Ferdinand Ward was the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age. Through his unapologetic villainy, he bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and ran roughshod over the entire world of finance. Now, his compelling, behind-the-scenes story is told—told by his great-... (read more)

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1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs-The Election That Changed the Country
1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs-The Election That Changed the Country
by James Chace
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Four extraordinary men sought the presidency in 1912. Theodore Roosevelt was the charismatic and still wildly popular former president who sought to redirect the Republican Party toward a more nationalistic, less materialistic brand of conservatism and... (read more)

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Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919
Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919
by Ann Hagedorn
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In this timely book, an acclaimed author examines America in the watershed year 1919, a time when the nation's struggles eerily resembled our problems today. of photos.... (read more)

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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield: A Tragedy of the Gilded Age
The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield: A Tragedy of the Gilded Age
by H W Brands
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Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James “Jubilee Jim” Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle... (read more)

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The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (Chicago History of American Civilization)
The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (Chicago History of American Civilization)
by Samuel P Hays
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In this new edition, Samuel P. Hays expands the scope of his pioneering account of the ways in which Americans reacted to industrialism during its early years from 1885 to 1914. Hays now deepens his coverage of cultural transformations in a study well... (read more)

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Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911 (Modern Library)
Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911 (Modern Library)
by Malvina Shan Harlan
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Like Abigail Adams, Malvina Shanklin Harlan witnessed—and gently influenced—national history from the unique perspective of a political leaders wife. Her husband, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911), played a... (read more)

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Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan
Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan
by Alexa De Borchgrave
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Henry Villard was one of the most remarkable and important figures to shape the tumultuous history of nineteenth -century America. A preeminent Civil War journalist, an industrialist, and a financial maverick, his courage, perseverance, and... (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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The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt
The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt
by John Cooper
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The colossal figures who shaped the politics of industrial America emerge in full scale in this engrossing comparative biography. In both the depth and sophistication of intellect that they brought to politics and in the titanic conflict they waged with... (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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