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The Stammering Century
The Stammering Century
Written by Gilbert Seldes, Introduction by Greil Marcus
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ISBN: 9781590175804
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The Stammering Century

Written by Gilbert Seldes
Introduction by Greil Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 452 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $18.95

Gilbert Seldes, the author of The Stammering Century, writes:

    This book is not a record of the major events in Ameri­can history during 
    the nineteenth century. It is concerned with minor movements, with the 
    cults and manias of that period. Its personages are fanatics, and radicals, 
    and mountebanks. Its intention is to connect these secondary...

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The Stammering Century

Written by Gilbert Seldes
Introduction by Greil Marcus


Format: eBook, 452 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $18.95

Gilbert Seldes, the author of The Stammering Century, writes:

      This book is not a record of the major events in Ameri­can history during
      the nineteenth century. It is concerned with minor movements, with the
      cults and manias of that period. Its personages are fanatics, and radicals,
      and mountebanks. Its intention is... Read more >
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A Wicked War
A Wicked War
Written by Amy S. Greenberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592699
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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $30.00

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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A Wicked War
A Wicked War
Written by Amy S. Greenberg
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ISBN: 9780307960917
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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $12.99

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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Black Fire
Black Fire
Written by Robert Graysmith
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ISBN: 9780307720580
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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: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.

When 28-year-old San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter...

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Chancellorsville 1863
Jackson's Lightning Strike
Written by Carl Smith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the Battle of Chancellorsville (1863) of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Following the debacle of the battle of Fredricksburg in December 1862, Burnside was replaced as commander of the Army of the Potomac by General Joseph Hooker. Having reorganised the army and improved morale, he planned an attack... Read more >
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Fredericksburg 1862
'Clear The Way'
Written by Carl Smith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the Battle of Fredericksburg of the American Civil War (1861-1865). In December 1862, things were still confused for the Union. Antietam had been a failure for both sides, and although the battle showed that the Union army could bring the Confederates to bay, it couldn't pin them in... Read more >
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Gettysburg 1863
High tide of the Confederacy
Written by Carl Smith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's study of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), one of the decisive battles of the American Civil War (1861-1865). The Confederate invasion of the Northern states was General Lee's last great gamble. By taking the war to the Union he hoped to force Lincoln into peace negotiations, or win support from... Read more >
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The Last Ride of the James-Younger Gang - Jesse James and the Northfield Raid 1876

Written by Sean McLachlan
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $9.95

It was the beginning of the end for the James gang. In the past ten years Frank and Jesse James had gone from unknown ex-Confederate guerrillas to the most famous outlaws in the world. A string of daring robberies of banks, trains, and stagecoaches had brought them fame, admiration, hatred, and... Read more >
Sherman's March to the Sea 18640
Atlanta to Savannah
Written by David Smith
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Riding on the wave of his victory at Atlanta, Union General W. T. Sherman abandoned his supply lines in an attempt to push his forces into Confederate territory and take Savannah. During their 285-mile 'March to the Sea' the army lived off the land and destroyed all war-making capabilities of the... Read more >
Ardency
Ardency
Written by Kevin Young
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375711619
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Ardency
A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels
Written by Kevin Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $19.95

Now in paperback, a haunting chorus of voices that tells the story of the captivity, education, language, hopes, dreams, and fight for freedom, of the African Americans abducted in the Amistad rebellion.

Based on the 1840 mutiny on board the slave ship Amistad, Ardency begins with "Buzzard," a sequence of poems told... Read more >
Chickamauga 1863
The River of Death
Written by James Arnold


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the battle at Chickamagua, one of the decisive campaigns of the American Civil War (1861-1865). By the Autumn of 1863 the Confederacy was in dire straits. In a colossal gamble, Confederate President Jefferson Davis stripped forces from all the major Confederate armies to reinforce the Army of Tennessee in a last... Read more >
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The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid 1862
The Andrew's Raid 1862
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Mariusz Kozik


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $9.95

In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history. Union forces planned to steal a train and travel at high speed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, disabling the line as they went, in order to cut off vital rail supplies to the Confederate stronghold of Atlanta... Read more >
Vicksburg 1863
Grant clears the Mississippi
Written by Alan Hankinson


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

The 1863 Vicksburg campaign was to prove decisive to the outcome of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Known as the 'Gibraltar of the West', Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. In a masterly campaign Grant used riverboats and steamers to land his army south of the city... Read more >
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We Have the War Upon Us
We Have the War Upon Us
Written by William J. Cooper
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307960887
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We Have the War Upon Us
The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
Written by William J. Cooper


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

In this carefully researched book William J. Cooper gives us a fresh perspective on the period between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, during which all efforts to avoid or impede secession and prevent war failed. Here is the story of the...

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Island of Vice
Island of Vice
Written by Richard Zacks
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ISBN: 9780767926195
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Island of Vice
Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
Written by Richard Zacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00

In the 1890s, young cocksure Theodore Roosevelt, years before the White House, was appointed police commissioner of corrupt, pleasure-loving New York, then teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, illegal casinos and all-night dance halls. The Harvard-educated Roosevelt, with a reformer’s zeal, tried to wipe out the city’s vice and corruption. He went head-to-head...

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The Army of Northern Virginia

Written by Philip Katcher
Illustrated by Michael Youens


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $13.95

On June 27, 1862, with the American Civil War already a year old, General Robert E. Lee assumed personal command of troops engaged in driving the Federal Army of the Potomac out of Richmond – troops which would henceforth be known as The Army of Northern Virginia. Philip Katcher explores in... Read more >
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Snow-Storm in August
Snow-Storm in August
Written by Jefferson Morley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385533379
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Snow-Storm in August
Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Written by Jefferson Morley


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $28.95

A gripping narrative history of the explosive events that drew together Francis Scott Key, Andrew Jackson, and an 18-year-old slave on trial for attempted murder.

In 1835, the city of Washington pulsed with change. As newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, free blacks outnumbered slaves for the first...

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Snow-Storm in August
Snow-Storm in August
Written by Jefferson Morley
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ISBN: 9780385533386
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Snow-Storm in August
Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Written by Jefferson Morley


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $11.99

A gripping narrative history of the explosive events that drew together Francis Scott Key, Andrew Jackson, and an 18-year-old slave on trial for attempted murder.

In 1835, the city of Washington pulsed with change. As newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, free blacks outnumbered slaves for the first...

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The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Written by Abraham Lincoln, Edited by Philip Van Doren Stern, Introduction by Allan Nevins
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307816818
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The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Written by Abraham Lincoln
Edited by Philip Van Doren Stern
Introduction by Allan Nevins


Format: eBook, 928 pages
On Sale: June 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

Abraham Lincoln, the greatest of all American presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. Lin-
coln was a marvelous writer--from the humblest letter to his great speeches, including his inaugural addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address. His sentences... Read more >
Brigham Young
Brigham Young
Written by Leonard J. Arrington
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ISBN: 9780345803214
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Brigham Young
American Moses
Written by Leonard J. Arrington


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.95

Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to... Read more >
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Brigham Young
Brigham Young
Written by Leonard J. Arrington
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ISBN: 9780345803382
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Brigham Young

Written by Leonard J. Arrington


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $13.99

Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to... Read more >
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Destiny of the Republic
Destiny of the Republic
Written by Candice Millard
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ISBN: 9780767929714
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Destiny of the Republic
A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Written by Candice Millard


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $16.95

A Booklist Notable Book of 2012

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.  
 
James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever...

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A World on Fire
A World on Fire
Written by Amanda Foreman
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ISBN: 9780375756962
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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Trade Paperback, 1008 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $20.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

10 BEST BOOKS • THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • 2011

 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • The New Yorker • Chicago Tribune • The Economist • Nancy Pearl, NPR • Bloomberg.com • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly
 
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The Texan Army 1835-46

Written by Stuart Reid
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $13.95

The volunteer army that fought the Mexican dictator Santa Anna from 1835 to 1836 was immortalized in the epic battle of the Alamo. Taking arms initially to fight for the restoration of the liberal Mexican constitution of 1824, the volunteers were eventually fighting for outright Texan independence. This book describes and... Read more >
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