United States History 1800-1900
For a Vast Future Also
Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Hardcover ISBN: 0823219593
Brings together articles by 14 scholars in the Lincoln field, providing detailed treatments of different facets of three general themes: Lincoln and the problems of emancipation, presidential politics, and the Lincoln legacy. Lincoln's views on race are of central interest, and these essays engage that issue from a variety of perspectives. Schwartz is director of the Electronic Lincoln Presidential Library and editor of For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex
A Narrative Account by Owen Chase, First Mate
Paperback ISBN: 0156006898
Told by one of its few survivors, a dramatic account of the Essex, a whaling ship that was rammed by an angry sperm whale on November 20, 1820, details the sailors terrifying battle for survival on the turbulent Pacific Ocean, in the riveting adventure that inspired Moby Dick. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Nothing Like It in the World
The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Paperback ISBN: 0743203178
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.
Year of Eclipse
Paperback ISBN: 0809041197
A close-up view of a pivotal year in American history focuses on 1831, a year that began with a solar eclipse and that included Nat Turner's rebellion, increasingly violent congressional debates over slavery and tariffs, religious revivalism, technological innovation, and Jackson's harsh policies toward Native Americans, all setting the stage for the coming Civil War. Reprint.
Down the Great Unknown
John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
Paperback ISBN: 0060955864
Draws on the journals of the great explorer of the Grand Canyon to offer a detailed account of his meticulous, often perilous journey through the famous canyon.
The Month That Saved America
Paperback ISBN: 0060930888
The author reveals why the last month of the American Civil War was so pivotal in preserving the Union, describing such key events as the fall of Richmond, Lee's retreat, the surrender at Appomattox, and Lincoln's assassination. Reprint.