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My First Years in the Fur Trade: The Journals of 1802-1804
My First Years in the Fur Trade
The Journals of 1802-1804
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873514122
Written when Nelson was between the ages of 15 and 17, these journals track his growth from homesick boy to weathered and experienced trader. The volume also tells of his daily work as a fur clerk, and the goings-on of the world around him; and it provides details concerning the lives of the other fur workers and the neighboring Objiwa peoples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Civil War: An Illustrated History
The Civil War
An Illustrated History
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742778
Featuring a new introduction by Ken Burns, an illustrated companion to the popular PBS series captures the lives of politicians, soldiers, slaves, and others during the Civil War years. Reissue. 30,000 first printing. (Tie-in to the re-broadcast of the PBS television series, airing September 2002)
Those Tremendous Mountains: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Those Tremendous Mountains
The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Paperback      ISBN: 0393317749
In 1804 Lewis and Clark set off to explore the new lands of the Louisiana Purchase. They were acting as the eyes and ears of President Thomas Jefferson, who had an insatiable curiosity about what lay between the Mississippi and the Pacific. One contingency for which they were not prepared was the awesome geography of the Rocky Mountains. Including excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals and putting their scientific achievements in context, David Hawke presents a riveting story of this dramatic journey.
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Paperback      ISBN: 094032234x
In 1892, Alexander Berkman, Russian émigré, anarchist, and lover of Emma Goldman, attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The act was intended both as retribution for the massacre of workers in the Homestead strike and as an incitement to revolution. Captured and sentenced to serve a prison term of twenty-two years, Berkman struggled to make sense of the shadowy and brutalized world of the prison—one that hardly conformed to revolutionary expectation.
What They Fought for 1861-1865
What They Fought for 1861-1865
Paperback      ISBN: 0385476345
An analysis of the Civil War, drawing on letters and diaries by more than one thousand soldiers, gives voice to the personal reasons behind the war, offering insight into the ideology that shaped both sides. Reprint. PW.
William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
William Cooper's Town
Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
Paperback      ISBN: 0679773002
A dual history and biography profiles William Cooper, a shrewd land developer, presiding judge, and U.S. Congressman, against the backdrop of post-Revolutionary War America, and explains how his life reflected the nation.
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670882348
Strips away the tall tales of legend to reveal the essence of Crazy Horse, profiling him as a brilliant and ascetic warrior-hero whose life encapsuled Native American tragedy and the end of the untamed West. 35,000 first printing.
Gettysburg-Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill
Gettysburg-Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill
Paperback      ISBN: 0807849960
In this companion to his celebrated earlier book, Gettysburg--The Second Day, Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill--two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between--and decisions made by--generals on both sides. In particular, he illuminates Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell's controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill after the initial southern victory on 1 July. Pfanz also explores other salient features of the fighting, including the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of town and in front of the hills, the use of breastworks on Culp's Hill, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade.
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony : An Illustrated History
Not for Ourselves Alone
The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony : An Illustrated History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375405607
The companion volume to the fall 1999 PBS-television film focuses on the lives of two of the pioneers in the women's rights movement--Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton--examining their diverse backgrounds, beliefs, activism, and lasting influence on American history. TV tie-in. 75,000 first printing.
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World
The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684846098
Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.