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Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
Lies Across America
What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
Hardcover      ISBN: 1565843444
Examines more than one hundred sites that promote incorrect interpretations of history and raises questions about what Americans choose to commemorate
Letters of the Century: America, 1900-1999
Letters of the Century
America, 1900-1999
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385315902
A collection of fascinating letters by Americans famous and obscure chronicles a century of life in the United States, from Mark Twain's side-splitting letter to the head of Western Union to Einstein's warning to Roosevelt about atomic warfare and a young Bill Gates begging hobbyists not to share software. Reissue.
The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375502025
Presents personal narratives from the generation of Americans who were born in the 1920s, came of age during the Depression, fought in World War II, and came home to build a new America during the postwar era
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife's Tale
The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
Paperback      ISBN: 0679733760
Presents the life of Martha Ballard, a midwife in Maine during the eighteenth century, by drawing on the detailed diary she kept for twenty-seven years of her life
The Art of the Market: Two Centuries of American Business As Seen Through Its Stock Certificates
The Art of the Market
Two Centuries of American Business As Seen Through Its Stock Certificates
Hardcover      ISBN: 1556709382
A survey of the art of stock certificates traces fluctuations in the market, and the culture, for two hundred years.
The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys : The Men of World War II
The Victors
Eisenhower and His Boys : The Men of World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0684856298
A chronicle of World War II from D-Day to the war's end eleven months later describes individual battles and the heroism of soldiers
Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Generations
The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Paperback      ISBN: 0688119123
Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading. William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium. Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.
The Great War: Walk in Hell
The Great War
Walk in Hell
Paperback      ISBN: 0345405625
A second volume in a popular alternate history series chronicles the turbulent events of 1915 when the Confederacy, which had won the Civil War, faces a Marxist uprising of its freed slaves while the United States becomes allied with Germany's Kaiser. Reprint.
Francis Parkman: France and England in North America : Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV a Half-Century of Conflict Montcalm
Francis Parkman
France and England in North America : Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV a Half-Century of Conflict Montcalm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450119
This is the second of two Library of America volumes (the companion volume
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807118737
Recounts the first battle between Grant and Lee, when greater Union forces were stopped in dense forests near the Rapidan River in May 1864, causing heavy Confederate losses that meant the beginning of the end for the South