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Wondrous Beauty
Wondrous Beauty
Written by Carol Berkin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385351621
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Wondrous Beauty
The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore... Read more >
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James and Dolley Madison
James and Dolley Madison
Written by Bruce Chadwick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616148355
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James and Dolley Madison
America's First Power Couple
Written by Bruce Chadwick


Format: Hardcover, 450 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $24.95

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons’ personal and political lives.

Chadwick argues that Madison...

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James and Dolley Madison
America's First Power Couple
Written by Bruce Chadwick


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons’ personal and political lives.

Chadwick argues that Madison...

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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
Written by David Brion Davis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307269096
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Written by David Brion Davis


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $30.00

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft... Read more >
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
Written by David Brion Davis
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ISBN: 9780385351652
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Written by David Brion Davis


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $15.99

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft... Read more >
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The Race Underground
The Race Underground
Written by Doug Most, Read by John H. Mayer
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780553398052
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The Race Underground
Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway
Written by Doug Most
Read by John H. Mayer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $25.00

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew larger, the streets became increasingly clogged with horse-drawn carts.  When the great blizzard of 1888 brought New York City to a halt, a solution had to be found. Two brothers—Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York City—pursued the dream of his city... Read more >
Butterfly People
Butterfly People
Written by William R. Leach
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400076925
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Butterfly People
An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World
Written by William R. Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $18.95

With 32 pages of full-color inserts and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

From one of our most highly regarded historians, here is an original and engrossing chronicle of nineteenth-century America's infatuation with butterflies—“flying flowers”—and the story of the naturalists who unveiled the mysteries of their existence. A product of William Leach's lifelong love of... Read more >
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Inventing New England
Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century
Written by Dona Brown


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $17.95

Quaint, charming, nostalgic New England: rustic fishing villages, romantic seaside cottages, breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful rural settings. In Inventing New England, Dona Brown traces the creation of these calendar-page images and describes how tourism as a business emerged and came to shape the landscape, economy, and culture of a region.

By the... Read more >
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Marketplace of the Marvelous
The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine
Written by Erika Janik


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $28.95

An entertaining introduction to the quacks, snake-oil salesmen, and charlatans, who often had a point
 
Despite rampant scientific innovation in nineteenth-century America, traditional medicine still adhered to ancient healing methods such as induced vomiting and bleeding, blistering, and sweating patients. Facing such horrors, many patients ran with open arms... Read more >
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Marketplace of the Marvelous
Marketplace of the Marvelous
Written by Erika Janik
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807022085
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Marketplace of the Marvelous
The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine
Written by Erika Janik


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $28.95

An entertaining introduction to the quacks, snake-oil salesmen, and charlatans, who often had a point
 
Despite rampant scientific innovation in nineteenth-century America, traditional medicine still adhered to ancient healing methods, subjecting patients to bleeding, blistering, and induced vomiting and sweating. Facing such horrors, many patients ran with open arms to... Read more >
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Titled Americans, 1890
AThe Real Heiresses' Guide to Marrying An Aristocrat
Written by Chauncey M Depew
Introduction by Dr. Eric Homberger


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

This unique reproduction is the how-to directory which guided wealthy American heiresses in their quest to marry a titled British aristocrat in the turn-of-the-century Downton Abbey era, the core story of the TV series itself. A fascinating Introduction to the "Dollar Princess" trade by noted historian Eric Homberger explains the phenomenon...

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The Inventor and the Tycoon
The Inventor and the Tycoon
Written by Edward Ball
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767929400
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The Inventor and the Tycoon
The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of the Year

Nearly 140 years ago, in frontier California, photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured time with his camera and played it back on a flickering screen, inventing the breakthrough technology of moving pictures. Yet the visionary inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously...

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Black Fire
Black Fire
Written by Robert Graysmith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307720573
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Black Fire
The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco
Written by Robert Graysmith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $15.00

The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer, told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.

When San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter Mark Twain met Tom Sawyer in 1863, he was seeking a subject for his first...

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Lincoln in the World
Lincoln in the World
Written by Kevin Peraino
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307887207
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Lincoln in the World
The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Written by Kevin Peraino


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $26.00

A captivating look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power.
 
This is the story of one of the most breathtaking feats in the annals of American foreign policy—performed by one of the most unlikely figures. Abraham Lincoln... Read more >
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Lincoln in the World
Lincoln in the World
Written by Kevin Peraino
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ISBN: 9780307887221
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Lincoln in the World
The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Written by Kevin Peraino


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $11.99

A captivating look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power.
 
This is the story of one of the most breathtaking feats in the annals of American foreign policy—performed by one of the most unlikely figures. Abraham Lincoln... Read more >
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780812979480
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $20.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
Titled Americans, 1890
Titled Americans, 1890
Written by Chauncey M Depew, Introduction by Dr. Eric Homberger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781908402608
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Titled Americans, 1890
The Real Heiresses' Guide to Marrying An Aristocrat
Written by Chauncey M Depew
Introduction by Dr. Eric Homberger


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $17.95

This unique reproduction is the how-to directory which guided wealthy American heiresses in their quest to marry a titled British aristocrat in the turn-of-the-century Downton Abbey era, the core story of the TV series itself. A fascinating Introduction to the "Dollar Princess" trade by noted historian Eric Homberger explains the phenomenon...

Read more >
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Last of the Blue and Gray
Last of the Blue and Gray
Written by Richard A. Serrano
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343956
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Last of the Blue and Gray
Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War
Written by Richard A. Serrano


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $27.95

Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital...

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Last of the Blue and Gray
Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War
Written by Richard A. Serrano


Format: eBook, 232 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $27.95

Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital...

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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture... Read more >
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
Written by Michael Paul Rogin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830944
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY

Written by Michael Paul Rogin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $23.99

In this major reconsideration of Herman Melville’s life and work, Michael Paul Rogin shows that Melville’s novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his patrician and politically prominent family—which, three generations after its Revolutionary War heroes, produced an alcoholic, a bankrupt, and... Read more >
Light-Horse Harry Lee
Light-Horse Harry Lee
Written by Charles Royster
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828927
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Light-Horse Harry Lee

Written by Charles Royster


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $15.99

In Light Horse Harry Lee, Charles Royster tells the story of a man whose career embodies the visionary promises that inspired the American Revolution, as well as the inability of the revolutionary generation to put all its ideals into practice.
 
The man is Henry Lee—soldier (nicknamed “Light-Horse Harry Lee”), statesmen, landowner... Read more >
A Wicked War
A Wicked War
Written by Amy S. Greenberg
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ISBN: 9780307475992
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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $16.95

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire...

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American Civil War Fortifications (3)
The Mississippi and River Forts
Written by Ron Field
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2013
Price: $13.95

The Mississippi River played a decisive role in the American Civil War. The Confederate fortifications that controlled the lower Mississippi valley were put to the test in the lengthy Federal campaign of 1862-63. Vicksburg was a fortress city, known as the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," whose capture is often seen as... Read more >
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Cattle Towns
Cattle Towns
Written by Robert Dykstra
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830852
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Cattle Towns

Written by Robert Dykstra


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2013
Price: $15.99

The mountain-top volleys from any scholarly set-to among social historians concerning the elusive roots of American democracy do reach our ears from time to time, and this rather formidable cannonade just may strike off some sparks, although it is hardly leisure reading. The author's efforts seem to have been spurred on... Read more >
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