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Globalization and Its Discontents
Globalization and Its Discontents
by Joseph E Stiglitz
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When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade... (read more)

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Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman
Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman
by Merle Miller
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The groundbreaking work on being homosexual in America—available again only from Penguin Classics and with a new foreword by Dan Savage Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller’s On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking... (read more)

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Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South
Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South
by Kenneth Milt Stampp
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US"A thoughtful, deeply moving book....Mr. Stampp wants to show specifically what slavery was like, why it existed, and what it did to the American people .... There is a massive impact to this book-made all the more effective by the fact that its... (read more)

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A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent (Simon & Schuster America Collection)
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent (Simon & Schuster America Collection)
by Robert W Merry
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ROBERT MERRY’S BRILLIANT AND HIGHLY ACCLAIMED HISTORY OF A CRUCIAL EPOCH IN U.S. HISTORY. In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America’s Manifest Destiny—extending its territory across the continent by... (read more)

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Library of America #0045: Lincoln: Speeches and Writings: Volume 1: 1832-1858
Library of America #0045: Lincoln: Speeches and Writings: Volume 1: 1832-1858
by Abraham Lincoln
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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of... (read more)

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Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
by Pauline Maier
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andlt;B andgt;CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titleandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;B andgt;Winner of the George Washington Book Prizeandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in... (read more)

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The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
by Daniel J Boorstin
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Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics
Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics
by Terry Golway
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History casts Tammany Hall as shorthand for the worst of urban politics: graft, crime, and patronage personified by notoriously crooked characters. In Machine Made, journalist and historian Terry Golway—who has spent his life examining the Irish... (read more)

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Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution
Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution
by Lawrence Goldstone
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Lawrence Goldstone throws new light on the framing of the U. S. Constitution in this intriguing chronicle of the Constitutional debates, bringing to life the remarkable range of personalities and rivalries that forged the foundation of our country. The... (read more)

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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
by Ernest R May
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October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate civilization in the Northern Hemisphere. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two... (read more)

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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
by Daniel Okrent
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Can you picture the Roaring Twenties without the presence of champagne bubbles to tickle the senses? Well, legally speaking, we didn't drink a drop, thanks to the newly created 18th amendment. Not that it stopped us. Drinking became the great equalizer... (read more)

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary
Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary
by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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When Daniel Patrick Moynihan died in 2003 the Economist described him as “a philosopher-politician-diplomat who two centuries earlier would not have been out of place among the Founding Fathers.” Though Moynihan never wrote an autobiography... (read more)

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Library of America #0017: Jefferson: Writings
Library of America #0017: Jefferson: Writings
by Thomas Jefferson
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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of... (read more)

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Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
by James W Loewen
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The author of points out "in what ways we were warped" by distortions of history associated with US historic sites by region (some pictured), e.g., a Helena, Montana memorial to "invented" Confederate dead. Lowen has taught race relations at the U... (read more)

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Writing on Empire and Slavery (01 Edition)
Writing on Empire and Slavery (01 Edition)
by Alexis De De Tocqueville
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After completing his research for Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville turned to the French consolidation of its empire in North Africa, which he believed deserving of similar attention. Tocqueville began studying Algerian history and culture... (read more)

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Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
by James H Webb
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In his first work of nonfiction, bestselling novelist Webb tells the epic story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose lives and world view were dictated by resistance, conflict, and struggle, and who, in turn, profoundly influenced the social, political... (read more)

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
by Drew Gilpin Faust
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Eminent historian Faust presents an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War.... (read more)

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America's Three Regimes: A New Political History
America's Three Regimes: A New Political History
by Morton Keller
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When historians take the long view, they look at "ages" or "eras" (the Age of Jackson, the Progressive Era). But these time spans last no longer than a decade or so. In this groundbreaking new book, Morton Keller divides our nation's history into three... (read more)

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Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union
Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union
by Paul Kendrick
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The influence Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln had on each other and on the nation altered the course of slavery and the outcome of the Civil War. Although Abraham Lincoln deeply opposed the existence of slavery, he saw his mission throughout much... (read more)

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Washington (10 Edition)
Washington (10 Edition)
by Ron Chernow
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The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of Warand#151;winner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014 Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in... (read more)

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