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CORONADO'S QUEST

By: A. GROVE DAY

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BLOODING AT GREAT MEADOWS : YOUNG GEORGE

By: ALAN AXELROD

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Somewhere between chopping down the cherry tree and crossing the Delaware River-a triumph of the will that changed the course of the American Revolution-George Washington had the epiphany that turned him into one of the world's greatest tacticians and leaders. Alan Axelrod presents a riveting argument that it happened at Great Meadows, a remote western Pennsylvania battlefield where the inexperienced 22-year-old lieutenant colonel from Virginia met a highly skilled Frenc... View more info

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DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA

By: ALEX TOCQUEVILLE

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From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America--first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's ability to illuminate the actual workings of American democracy was "possibly without rival." View more info

ORDEAL OF THE UNION :A HOUSING DIVIDE 18

By: ALLAN NEVINS

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FIRST SALUTE

By: BARBARA W. TUCHMAN

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

By: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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YEAR OF DECISION 1846

By: BERNARD DEVOTO

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Edition: 2000

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"Year of Decision 1846" tells many fascinating stories of the U.S. explorers who began the western march from the Mississippi to the Pacific, from Canada to the annexation of Texas, California, and the southwest lands from Mexico. It is the penultimate book of a trilogy which includes "Across the Wide Missouri "(for which DeVoto won both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes) and "The Course of Empire." DeVoto's narrative covers the expanding Western frontier, the Mormons, th... View more info

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SEEDS OF EXTINCTION : JEFFERSONIAN PHILA

By: BERNARD W. SHEEHAN

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THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES

By: BRIAN KILMEADE

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HALF SLAVE AND HALF FREE

By: BRUCE LEVINE

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"Half Slave and Half Free" is a powerful treatment of the basic issues and social transformations that precipitated the Civil War. In a succinct, persuasive narrative, Bruce Levine succeeds in showing how a popular basis for the Civil War developed out of the far-reaching and divisive changes in American life after the incomplete Revolution of 1776--changes that stemmed from the development of two very distinct social systems, one based on slavery, the other on free labo... View more info

HE OPENED THE DOOR OF JAPAN: Townsend Harris and t

By: CARL CROW

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He Opened the Door of Japan: Townsend Harris and the Story of His Amazing Adventures in Establishing American Relations with the Far East View more info

RISE OF THE COMMON MAN 1830-1850

By: CARL FISH

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

By: CARL VAN DOREN

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MIRACLE AT PHILADELPHIA : THE STORY OF T

By: CATHERINE DRI BOWEN

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This book is a history of the Federal Convention in Philadelphia that resulted in the Constitution of the United States. View more info

LEE CHRONICLE LEES OF VIRGINIA

By: CAZENOVE GARDNER LEE

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slipcase with pastedown labels wear along the edges. View more info

GENERAL SOLOMON LOVELL AND THE PENOBSCOT

By: CHESTER B. KEVITT

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Edition: LTD

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION NAVAL BATTLES Limited Edition Signed by the author light foxing to the top edge. View more info

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FORMATIVE YEARS 1607 1763

By: CLARENCE VER STEEG

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LOVE AND HATE IN JAMESTOWN : JOHN SMITH

By: DAVID A. PRICE

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A "New York Times" Notable Book and a"San Jose Mercury News" Top 20 Nonfiction Book of 2003In 1606, approximately 105 British colonists sailed to America, seeking gold and a trade route to the Pacific. Instead, they found disease, hunger, and hostile natives. Ill prepared for such hardship, the men responded with incompetence and infighting; only the leadership of Captain John Smith averted doom for the first permanent English settlement in the New World.The Jamestown co... View more info

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JOHN ADAMS

By: DAVID MCCULLOUGH

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In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few... View more info

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1776

By: DAVID MCCULLOUGH

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In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a p... View more info

HANDS OFF : HISTORY OF THE MONROE DOCTRI

By: DEXTER PERKINS

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Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln

By: DOUGLAS R. EGERTON

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In early 1860, pundits across America confidently predicted the election of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential race. Douglas, after all, was a national figure, a renowned orator, and led the only party that bridged North and South. But his Democrats fractured over the issue of slavery, creating a splintered four-way race that opened the door for the upstart Republicans, exclusively Northern, to steal the Oval Office. Dark horse Abraham Lincoln... View more info

JEFFERSON THE PRESIDENT: Second Term 1805-1809

By: DUMAS MALONE

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JEFFERSON AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN

By: DUMAS MALONE

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JEFFERSON THE PRESIDENT: FIRST TERM, 1801-1805

By: DUMAS MALONE

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