U.s. History - Westward Expansion
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Empire of the Summer Moon
Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Paperback      ISBN: 1416591060
Describes in sometimes brutal detail the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the Comanche kidnapping of a white 9-year-old girl, who grew up to love her captors, marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior. Reprint.
Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
Custer's Trials
A Life on the Frontier of a New America
Paperback      ISBN: 0307475948
A portrait of the iconic Civil War commander examines his lesser-known contributions to period politics and the Industrial Revolution, sharing insights into his turbulent relationships, perspectives on Native Americans and conflicts with the military. By a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. 8 maps. Reprint.
The American West
The American West
Paperback      ISBN: 0684804417
An epic account of the American West depicts the tragic destruction of the Native American way of life and covers major events and key figures
Bill O'reilly's Legends & Lies: The Real West
Bill O'reilly's Legends & Lies
The Real West
Hardcover      ISBN: 1627795073
"The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's documentary television series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know : How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries --from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history"--
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent
A Country of Vast Designs
James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent
Paperback      ISBN: 074329744x
A highly acclaimed biography of a much neglected president, a gripping narrative that illuminates a crucial epoch in U.S. history.
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Ghosts of Gold Mountain
The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328618579
A history of the Chinese laborers who were pivotal to the construction of the American Transcontinental Railroad details the construction perils that cost innumerable lives before survivors were almost instantly lost to public memory.
The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West
The Grand Idea
George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684848570
Chronicles retired general George Washington's adventurous 680-mile trek down the Potomac River, a journey during which he endeavored to prevent disunion, collected key frontier and real-estate data, tangled with squatters and the natural elements, and inspired engineering achievements. 40,000 first printing.
The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
The Indifferent Stars Above
The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0061348112
In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of emigrants led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative, Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most infamous events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
James Madison
A Life Reconsidered
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670025194
"This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states--so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers--helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence--and remain a republic still"--
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
James Madison
A Life Reconsidered
Paperback      ISBN: 0143127039
"This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states--so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers--helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence--and remain a republic still"--