United States History 1600-1800
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Raid on America: The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674
Raid on America
The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674
Hardcover      ISBN: 0872495655
The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death at Plymouth Colony
The Times of Their Lives
Life, Love and Death at Plymouth Colony
Hardcover      ISBN: 0716738309
Offers an honest, often-startling portrait of Plymouth Colony, including the legal system, religion, agriculture, family life, women's roles, alcohol use, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, suspicious deaths, and violent crimes.
The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775™1864
The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775™1864
Paperback      ISBN: 0486411249
Thirteen compelling and influential documents: Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, James Madison's The Federalist, George Washington's First Inaugural Address, The Monroe Doctrine, Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, The Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, and more.
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx
The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679444904
Offers a reassessment of the life, image, and career of Thomas Jefferson, examining his complex personality, controversies about the man and his beliefs, and his accomplishments
Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution
Lexington and Concord
The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0393320561
In a minute-by-minute account, this popular book gives a vivid picture of what actually happened on April 19, 1775. "Tourtellot's book is the best account we have of the day of Lexington and Concord. The actions of each individual who played a conspicuous part in the day's work are minutely traced but Mr. Tourtellot never loses the main thread of his narrative and the wealth of detail he has included gives substance and color to an exciting story."-- J. C. Miller, New York Herald Tribune Book Review "Tourtellot does not let his 19th of April float up in the spring air unconnected with a past or a future. He has built in very skillfully the story of the months before that day and then sends its echoes rolling on through time--and into distant states and nations....No other book generally available performs an even remotely comparable job....Makes full use of old material, adds a good deal that has come to light in the intervening years and, standing firmly on its own base, presents magnificently for the general reader and the specialist this immortal opening chapter of our beginnings as a nation."--Bruce Lancaster, The Saturday Review "The result of thoughtful examination of the evidence and clear writing."--Walter Muir Whitehill, New England Quarterly "An absorbing and vital history, containing much newly published information about a crucial week in the history of the United States. "--J.M. Goodsell, Christian Science Monitor
Common Sense
Common Sense
Paperback      ISBN: 0140390162
Presents the text of Paine's political pamphlet that called for America to declare independence from Great Britain, and includes background information on the American Revolution.
The Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History
The Origins of the American Constitution
A Documentary History
Paperback      ISBN: 0140087443
Describes the evolution of the American Constitution by analyzing material from state constitutions, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, and the personal correspondence of Convention delegates
Thomas Jefferson: A Life
Thomas Jefferson
A Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0060976179
A comprehensive portrayal of Jefferson's public and private life and the era in which he lived reveals his struggle to reconcile two personalities--controlled philosopher and suffering romantic--and explores the contradictions between his life and his ideals. Reprint. PW. K. NYT.
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743223527
The author of Take the Cannoli and contributing editor for public radio's "This American Life" shares her perspective on such topics as the 2000 election, present-day civil rights activists, and the relationship between the United States and Canada. 35,000 first printing.
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin
An American Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684807610
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class. 150,000 first printing.