American History

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  1. Book Image"If You Love Me, You Will Do My Will": The Stranger-Than-Fiction Saga of a Trappist Monk, a Texas Widow, and Her Half-Billion-Dollar Fortune

    Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  2. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of BooksMore

  3. Book Image"One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964

    Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali

    Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.More

  4. Book Image1776: Year of Illusions

    Thomas Fleming

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  5. Book Image21st Century Capitalism

    Robert L. Heilbroner

    "It is my hope that some grasp of what the twenty-first century holds in store for capitalism may enable us to avoid at least some of the pain we might otherwise have to endure," writes the eminent economist Robert Heilbroner in this important book on the world's economic future.More

  6. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

    Authorized Edition

    Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil.

  7. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: The Attack from Planning to Aftermath

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, Philip D. Zelikow

    Authorized Text, Shorter Edition

    “A document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail.”—Washington PostMore

  8. Book ImageAn Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz

    Robert E. Quirk

    “For this generation this study is definitive.” —George Osborn, American Historical ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageAfter the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

    Joseph J. Ellis

    Through portraits of four figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis provides a unique perspective on the role of culture in post-Revolutionary America, both its high expectations and its frustrations.

  10. Book ImageThe Age of Jim Crow

    Jane Dailey

    America’s racial history has been marked by both hard-won progress and sudden reversals of fortune.More

  11. Book ImageAhead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

    Dorothy Sterling

    “[The author] tells this remarkable story with honesty and compassion. Readers will find a wealth of new information not only about Kelley’s outstanding contribution to abolitionism but about the movements to bring about the end of slavery and to advance the cause of women.” —Mari Jo Buhle, Brown UniversityMore

  12. Book ImageAlabama: A History

    Virginia Van Der Veer Hamilton

    Alabama's is a story, believes author Virginia V. Hamilton, that bears scrutiny by Alabamians and outsiders alike if they would understand the present.More

  13. Book ImageAlexander Hamilton: A Biography

    Forrest McDonald

    “What Mr. McDonald’s book does, with exceptional skill and learning, is to re-examine Hamilton’s policies as secretary of the treasury. To this task the author brings a masterful knowledge of the politics of the period. . . . He brilliantly demonstrates how William Blackstone, David Hume and Jacques Necker affected Hamilton’s thought. Finally, Mr. McDonald . . . gives the clearest exposition that I have ever seen of just what Hamilton’s financial policies were and how they worked.” —David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageAll on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery

    Henry Mayer

    "Superb....[A] richly researched, passionately written book."--William E. Cain, Boston GlobeMore

  15. Book ImageAll the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies

    Elizabeth D. Leonard

    The fascinating stories of the women who worked as spies, as daughters of the regiments, or who disguised themselves as male soldiers to play their heroic part in the Civil War.More

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