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LBJ: The White House Years
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LBJ: The White House Years

By Harry Joseph Middleton

Sealed. A pictorial history of the Johnson administration, from his inauguration to the end of his presidency in January, 1969, also covers life at the the LBJ Ranch and the activities of Lady Bird Johnson

$30.00

Echoes from the Smithsonian
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Echoes from the Smithsonian

By John McCollister

2004. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. Americans love to visit museums. These houses of memorabilia enhance the lessons learned in school while allowing the opportunity to stand in their shadows. The displays bring alive the romance of a bygone era, and a good museum inspires each visitor to look with more enthusiasm toward the promises of the future. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., is the one museum best equipped to provide all of these elements. Within the halls of the Smithsonian, visitors can see, under one roof, items like the Flyer, the actual first airplane that lifted off the sands at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Friendship 7, the capsule that, less than one century later, carried astronaut John Glenn on his orbit around the earth. Meanwhile, young children point and scream with delight when spotting a sweater worn by 'Mister Rogers.' Standing just a few feet away, their grandparents gaze with fond remembrance at the 'Charlie McCarthy doll' and 'Archie Bunker's chair.' The Smithsonian highlights a variety of remarkable accomplishments. Visitors report that they have been moved by a variety of emotions when viewing the exhibits. Some of the artifacts rekindle pleasant memories of childhood, while others bring a tear of sadness. Each of them, however, is a piece of thread that has become woven into the fabric of this great nation. In a sense, the Smithsonian Institution is a reflection of the real United States of America, boldly showing America for what it really is--far from being perfect, yet determined to remain a nation that perpetuates the state of 'becoming.' The stories in Echoes from the Smithsonian: America's History Brought to Life reveal both the triumphs and foibles of this great land.They will help readers appreciate all the more the devotion and accomplishments of those dedicated men and women who gave their time, their talent, and sometimes their lives in order to create and preserve this experiment Americans call a democracy.

$18.00

From Midnight To Dawn
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From Midnight To Dawn

By Jacqueline L. Tobin; Hettie Jones

2007. Hardcover. New. This extraordinary narrative offers a fresh perspective on the Underground Railroad as it traces the perilous journeys of fugitive ex–slaves from the United States to free black settlements in Canada. The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. There were dedicated conductors and safe houses, but also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight (the code name given to Detroit), the Detroit River became a River Jordan—and Canada became their land of Canaan, the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements under the protection of British law. One of these settlements was known as Dawn.In prose rich in detail and imagery, From Midnight to Dawn presents compelling portraits of the men and women who established the Railroad, and of the people who traveled it to find new lives in Canada. Some of the figures are well known, like Harriet Tubman and John Brown. But there are equally heroic, less familiar figures here as well, like Mary Ann Shadd, who became the first black female newspaper editor in North America, and Osborne Perry Anderson, the only black survivor of the fighting at Harpers Ferry. From Midnight to Dawn evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, reveals the compelling stories behind events such as Harpers Ferry and the Christian Resistance, and introduces the reader to the real–life “Uncle Tom” who influenced Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.An extraordinary examination of a part of American history that transcends national borders, From Midnight to Dawn will captivate readers with its tales of hope, courage, and a people’s determination to live equal under the law.

$20.00

Nothing Like It In The World
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Nothing Like It In The World

By Stephen E. Ambrose

2001. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback shows signs of reading. Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.The U.S. government pitted two companies -- the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads -- against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.

$8.00

One Nation
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One Nation

By Life Magazine; Editors Of Magazine LIFE

2001. Hardcover. Good. Major signs of wear on dust jacket but book is fine. Offers a photographic account of the events of September 11, 2001, the rescue efforts in the days following the attacks, and the response of a nation united in sadness, pride, and resolve.

$8.00

Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story Of The Integration Of Baseball
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Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story Of The Integration Of Baseball

By Roger Kahn

2015. Paperback. New. Legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate, second-hand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when sportswriters were still known to 'protect' players and baseball executives.

$13.00

Washington\'s Circle
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Washington's Circle

By David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler

2015. Hardcover. New. History enthusiasts and admirers of Team of Rivals will rejoice in this magisterial account of the extraordinary Americans who served the nation's first chief executive: Together, they created the presidency for a country disgusted by crowns and the people who would wear them. In 1789, as George Washington became the first president of the United States, the world was all but certain that the American experiment in liberty and representative government would founder. More than a few Americans feared that the world was right. In Washington's Circle, we see how Washington and his trusted advisers, close friends, and devoted family defied the doomsayers to lay the foundation for an enduring constitutional republic. This is a fresh look at an aloof man whose service in the Revolutionary War had already earned him the acclaim of fellow citizens. Washington was easy to revere, if difficult to know. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler reveal Washington's character through his relationship with his inner circle, showing how this unlikely group created the office of the presidency. Here is a story of cooperation, confrontation, triumph, and disappointment, as the president, Congress, and the courts sorted out the limits of executive power, quarreled over funding the government, coped with domestic strife, and faced a world at war while trying to keep their country at peace. Even more, it is a story of remarkable people striving for extraordinary achievements. Many of these characters are familiar as historic icons, but in these pages they act and speak as living individuals: the often irked and frequently irksome John Adams, in the vice presidency; the mercurial Alexander Hamilton, leading the Treasury Department; the brilliant, deceptively cunning Thomas Jefferson, as secretary of state; James Madison, who was Washington's advocate--and his eyes and ears--in Congress; and Washington's old friend and former brother-in-arms Henry Knox, at the administration's beleaguered War Department. Their stories mingle with those of Edmund Randolph, John Jay, Gouverneur Morris, and the others who stood with a self-educated Virginia farmer to forge the presidency into an institution protective of its privileges but respectful of congressional prerogatives. Written with energy, wit, and an eye for vivid detail, Washington's Circle is the fascinating account of the people who met the most formidable challenges of the government's earliest hours with pluck, ability, and enviable resourcefulness. When the world said they would fail, they rolled up their sleeves. This is their story. Praise for Henry Clay: The Essential American by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler '[A] splendid biography . . . Between Washington's time and Lincoln's, it is probable that no American was more influential than Clay.'--The Washington Post 'A revealing portrait of Henry Clay, a man who was critical to the life of the nation in the tumultuous nineteenth century. Never president but always in the arena, Clay is a remarkable architect of the Union, and we owe the Heidlers a debt for bringing him to life in these pages.'--Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion 'Henry Clay's unparalleled combination of skill, charisma, and energy are on display in this biography.'--James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom '[A] useful and clarifying account that is a pleasure to read.'--Foreign Affairs From the Hardcover edition.

$25.00

Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth
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Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth

By James Cross Giblin

2005. Hardcover. Like New. Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history.

$12.00

The Civil War State-By-State

By Paul Brewer

2004. Hardcover. New. Civil War literature abounds, matched always by the continuing hunger for new material on the subject. Civil War State-by-State is a comprehensive review that carefully studies the involvement of each state represented on the 34 star pre-war flag. Dedicated entries by historian Paul Brewer feature text and 250 illustrations that bring to life the famous military leaders, politicians, regiments, ships, battle sites, and buildings connected with each state. Using a mixture of historical photographs, artifact imagery, and color artworks from both the Confederate and Union sides, this is a new look at the Civil War, and a must-have for all history buffs.

$20.00

After September 11: New York And The World
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After September 11: New York And The World

By The Staff of Reuters

2002. Hardcover. Like New. Dust jacket shows signs of minor wear. In After September 11, Reuters' worldwide team of journalists and photographers chronicle the days since 9/11, illuminating their meaning at every level -- from the beginnings of personal healing to the new geopolitics. This book begins at Ground Zero, bringing together new stories, stunning images, and interviews with those most deeply affected -- from the rescuers and the families, to those struggling to rebuild businesses of every kind. Next, it offers an extraordinary snapshot of the United States as it seeks to comprehend the attacks, understand its new place in the world, and respond effectively. Finally, Part III examines the world after 9/11: politics, alliances, war, safety, and much more.

$9.00

The Civil War Dictionary
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The Civil War Dictionary

By Mark Boatner

1991. Paperback. New. For almost thirty years The Civil War Dictionary has been the most complete, authoritative, and handy reference book on what has been called the Second American Revolution, 1861-1865. Periodically updated throughout sixteen printings, this invaluable volume has more than 4,000 entries, alphabetically arranged and carefully cross-referenced. Among them: -- 2,000 biographical sketches of Civil War leaders. both military and civilian -- extensive descriptions of all 20 campaigns and entries on lesser battles, engagements and skirmishes -- 120 armies, departments, and districts, as well as such famous smaller units as the Iron Brigade, the 20th Maine, and the Pennsylvania Reserves -- plus naval engagements, weapons, issues and incidents, military terms and definitions, politics, literature, statistics, and 86 specially prepared maps and diagrams

$8.00

From Flappers To Flivvers...We Helped Make The \'20s Roar
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From Flappers To Flivvers...We Helped Make The '20s Roar

By Bettina Miller

1995. Paperback. Like New. No signs of wear. We helped make the '20s roar -- personal memories and photos of this exciting time from the readers of Reminisce Magazine.

$10.00

Down The Great Unknown:
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Down The Great Unknown:

By Dolnick

2001. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. The Grand Canyon, not explored before, was as mysterious as Atlantis—and as perilous. The ten men set out from Green River Station, Wyoming Territory down the Colorado in four wooden rowboats. Ninety-nine days later, six half-starved wretches came ashore near Callville, Arizona. Lewis and Clark opened the West in 1803, six decades later Powell and his scruffy band aimed to resolve the West's last mystery. A brilliant narrative, a thrilling journey, a cast of memorable heroes—all these mark Down the Great Unknown, the true story of the last epic adventure on American soil.

$16.00

A Crack In The Edge Of The World
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A Crack In The Edge Of The World

By Simon Winchester

2005. Hardcover. Like New. Minor wear dust jacket. Winchester brings his storytelling abilities, as well as his understanding of geology, to the extraordinary San Francisco Earthquake, exploring not only what happened in northern California in 1906 that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion, but what we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake. He also positions the quake's significance along the earth's geological timeline and shows the effect it had on the rest of 20th-century California and American history.--From publisher description.

$8.00

An American Plague
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An American Plague

By Jim Murphy

2003. Hardcover. Like New. Minor wear on dust jacket. It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic. An American Plague offers a fascinating glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing thought-provoking parallels to modern-day epidemics.

$12.00

John Wesley, a Personal History

By Ralph Waller

2003. Paperback. Very Good. Minor wear from reading paperback. A major new biography and analysis of the life and work of John Wesley - his family, influences, contemporary context, friends and writings. Publication is scheduled to coincide with the celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of John's birth, in May 2003. The writing will be popular, and will provide a good grounding for those coming new to the subject, and new information and fresh insights make it required reading for those already familiar with Wesley and his work.

$10.00

The Way To The Western Sea
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The Way To The Western Sea

By David Lavender

1990. Paperback. Like New. Minor wear on outside paperback. Distilled from diary entries and contemporary accounts and with masterly scholarship and high drama, David Lavender recreates one of the greatest adventure stores in American history--the transit and exploration of the American continent by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

$10.00

The Bill Of The Century
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The Bill Of The Century

By Risen Clay

Hardcover. New. 'The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained--as Everett Dirksen, the GOP leader in the Senate and a key supporter of the bill, said, 'no force is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.' But there was nothing predestined about the victory: a phalanx of powerful senators, pledging to 'fight to the death' for segregation, launched the longest filibuster in American history to defeat it. The bill's passage has often been credited to the political leadership of President Lyndon Johnson, or the moral force of Martin Luther King. Yet as Clay Risen shows, the battle for the Civil Rights Act was a story much bigger than those two men. It was a broad, epic struggle, a sweeping tale of unceasing grassroots activism, ringing speeches, backroom deal-making and finally, hand-to-hand legislative combat. The larger-than-life cast of characters ranges from Senate lions like Mike Mansfield and Strom Thurmond to NAACP lobbyist Charles Mitchell, called 'the 101st senator' for his Capitol Hill clout, and industrialist J. Irwin Miller, who helped mobilize a powerful religious coalition for the bill. The 'idea whose time had come' would never have arrived without pressure from the streets and shrewd leadership in Congress--all captured in Risen's vivid narrative. This critical turning point in American history has never been thoroughly explored in a full-length account. Now, New York Times editor and acclaimed author Clay Risen delivers the full story, in all its complexity and drama'--

$18.00

The Imperial Cruise
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The Imperial Cruise

By James Bradley

2009. Hardcover. Like New. Minor wear on dust jacket. In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name. In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul. In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.

$10.00

Lone Pine
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Lone Pine

By Christopher Langley

2007. Paperback. New. Lone Pine's history is as dramatic and violent as the magnificent landscape in which the town is located. Long before the first white settlers arrived during the Gold Rush, small groups of Paiute-Shoshone Indians lived in the area. With the discovery of gold and silver, miners and ranchers supplying food for the mines came into violent conflict with the native inhabitants between 1860 and 1865. In the 1870s, the Cerro Gordo mines (the largest silver strike in the state) buoyed the growth of Los Angeles. At the turn of the century, the City of Los Angeles clandestinely bought up land and water rights and initiated a period of conflict with the Owens Valley.

$15.00

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