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Manifest Destinies
Manifest Destinies
Written by Steven E. Woodworth
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ISBN: 9780307277701
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Manifest Destinies
America's Westward Expansion and the Road to theCivil War
Written by Steven E. Woodworth


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $17.00

A sweeping history of the 1840s, Manifest Destinies captures the enormous sense of possibility that inspired America’s growth and shows how the acquisition of western territories forced the nation to come to grips with the deep fault line that would bring war in the near future.

Steven E. Woodworth gives us a... Read more >
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Colonel Roosevelt
Colonel Roosevelt
Written by Edmund Morris
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ISBN: 9780375757075
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Colonel Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $18.00

This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, marks the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. What...

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American Colossus
American Colossus
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780307386779
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American Colossus
The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

In this grand-scale narrative history, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands brilliantly portrays the emergence, in a remarkably short time, of a recognizably modern America.
 
American Colossus captures the decades between the Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century, when a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen transformed the United... Read more >
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The Civil War of 1812
The Civil War of 1812
Written by Alan Taylor
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ISBN: 9780679776734
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The Civil War of 1812
American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $18.00

In this vivid narrative, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America.
 
In the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. In this second confrontation, soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought to determine the fate...

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Wicked River
Wicked River
Written by Lee Sandlin
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ISBN: 9780307473578
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Wicked River
The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

A riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America's historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the 19th century.
 
Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River brings to life a place where river...

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The Eloquent President
The Eloquent President
Written by Ronald C. White, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307796851
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The Eloquent President
A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words
Written by Ronald C. White, Jr.


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $12.99

The fact that Abraham Lincoln is now universally recognized as America’s greatest political orator would have surprised many of the citizens who voted him into office. Ungainly in stature and awkward in manner, the newly elected Lincoln was considered a Western stump speaker and debater devoid of rhetorical polish. Then, after... Read more >
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Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Written by Lillian Schlissel
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ISBN: 9780307803177
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Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Written by Lillian Schlissel


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $12.99

An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women. Read more >
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A World on Fire
A World on Fire
Written by Amanda Foreman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375504945
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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Hardcover, 1008 pages
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $35.00

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

Acclaimed historian... Read more >
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A World on Fire
A World on Fire
Written by Amanda Foreman
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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman


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On Sale: June 28, 2011
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A World on Fire
A World on Fire
Written by Amanda Foreman, Read by Robertson Dean
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ISBN: 9780307738974
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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman
Read by Robertson Dean


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On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $35.00

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

Acclaimed historian... Read more >
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780307743251
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
A Tragedy of the Gilded Age
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $15.00

Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James “Jubilee Jim” Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie...

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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780307743275
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
A Tragedy of the Gilded Age
Written by H.W. Brands


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On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $11.99

Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James “Jubilee Jim” Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie...

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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
Written by H.W. Brands, Read by Richard McGonagle
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ISBN: 9780307933867
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
A Tragedy of the Gilded Age
Written by H.W. Brands
Read by Richard McGonagle


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $14.00

Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James “Jubilee Jim” Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie...

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A City So Grand
A City So Grand
Written by Stephen Puleo
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ISBN: 9780807001493
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A City So Grand
The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $16.00

Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis from an insulated New England town into one of the world’s great metropolises—one that achieved worldwide prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature, commerce, and transportation.
 
In A City So Grand, Stephen Puleo chronicles this remarkable period in Boston’s... Read more >
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Henry Clay
Henry Clay
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812978957
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Henry Clay
The Essential American
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler


Format: Trade Paperback, 660 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $18.00

He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full... Read more >
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Appetite for America
Appetite for America
Written by Stephen Fried
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ISBN: 9780553383485
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Appetite for America
Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $18.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three generations—from the 1880s all the way through World War II—and still influence our lives today in surprising and fascinating ways. Now award-winning... Read more >
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The Floor of Heaven
The Floor of Heaven
Written by Howard Blum
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ISBN: 9780307461742
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The Floor of Heaven
A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
Written by Howard Blum


Format: eBook0
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness.
But then gold is... Read more >
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The Floor of Heaven
The Floor of Heaven
Written by Howard Blum, Read by John H. Mayer
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ISBN: 9780307914613
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The Floor of Heaven
A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
Written by Howard Blum
Read by John H. Mayer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $25.00

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness.
But then gold is... Read more >
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Honor's Voice
Honor's Voice
Written by Douglas L. Wilson
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ISBN: 9780307765819
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Honor's Voice
The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln
Written by Douglas L. Wilson


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

Abraham Lincoln's remarkable emergence from the rural Midwest and his rise to the presidency have been the stuff of romance and legend. But as Douglas L. Wilson shows us in Honor's Voice, Lincoln's transformation was not one long triumphal march, but a process that was more than once seriously derailed. There... Read more >
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
Written by Richard Kluger, Read by Alan Sklar
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ISBN: 9780307879295
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger
Read by Alan Sklar


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On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $22.50

The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857.

When appointed Washington’s first governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal: to persuade (peacefully if possible) the Indians... Read more >
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
Written by Richard Kluger
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857.

When appointed Washington’s first governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal: to persuade (peacefully if possible) the Indians... Read more >
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On Gold Mountain
On Gold Mountain
Written by Lisa See, Read by Kate Reading
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ISBN: 9780307943927
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On Gold Mountain
The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Written by Lisa See
Read by Kate Reading


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $25.00

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of... Read more >
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Perilous Fight
Perilous Fight
Written by Stephen Budiansky
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ISBN: 9780307595188
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Perilous Fight

Written by Stephen Budiansky


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy.

Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict—as historians have long dismissed the... Read more >
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The Class of 1846
The Class of 1846
Written by John Waugh
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ISBN: 9780307775399
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The Class of 1846
From West Point to Appomattox: Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and Their Br others
Written by John Waugh


Format: eBook0
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $15.99

No single group of men at West Point--or possibly any academy--has been so indelibly written into history as the class of 1846. The names are legendary: Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius Nash Couch, George Edward Pickett, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, and George Stoneman. The class fought in... Read more >
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A Professor, A President, and A Meteor
The Birth of American Science
Written by Cathryn J. Prince


Format: eBook0
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $11.99

When a fiery meteor crash in 1807 lit up the dark early-morning sky in Weston, Connecticut, it did more than startle the few farmers in the sleepy village. More importantly, it sparked the curiosity of Benjamin Silliman, a young chemistry professor at nearby Yale College. His rigorous investigation of the incident... Read more >
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