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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Katha Pollitt
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ISBN: 9780307757814
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft
Introduction by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $9.99

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The first novel of Samuel Beckett's mordant and exhilarating midcentury trilogy introduces us to Molloy, who has been mysteriously incarcerated, and who subsequently escapes to go discover the whereabouts of his mother. In the latter part of this curious masterwork, a certain Jacques Moran is deputized by... Read more >
Market Sentiments
Market Sentiments
Written by Elizabeth White Nelson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342904
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Market Sentiments
Middle-Class Market Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
Written by Elizabeth White Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95

In this brilliant study, Elizabeth White Nelson challenges a central tenet of 19th-century American history: namely, that men and women lived in separate spheres. Women, supposedly, lived lives focused around hearth and home; men focused on trade and commerce. Market Sentiments turns this theory on its head, arguing that the market... Read more >
Culture and Comfort
Culture and Comfort
Written by Katherine Grier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781560987161
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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
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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A City So Grand
The Rise of an American Metropolis: Boston 1850-1900
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $26.95

Once upon a time, "Boston Town" was an insulated New England township. But the community was destined for greatness. Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis to emerge as one of the world's great metropolises-one that achieved national and international prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature... Read more >
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Henry Clay
Henry Clay
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
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ISBN: 9781588369956
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Henry Clay
The Essential American
Written by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $13.99

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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Vicksburg, 1863
Vicksburg, 1863
Written by Winston Groom
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ISBN: 9780307276773
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Vicksburg, 1863

Written by Winston Groom


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $17.00

In this thrilling narrative history of the Civil War’s most strategically important campaign, Winston Groom describes the bloody two-year grind that started when Ulysses S. Grant began taking a series of Confederate strongholds in 1861, climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg two years later. For Grant and the Union it was... Read more >
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Appetite for America
Appetite for America
Written by Stephen Fried
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ISBN: 9780553907322
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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: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $12.99

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 journalist Stephen Fried re-creates... Read more >
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Beyond the Miracle Worker
Beyond the Miracle Worker
Written by Kim E. Nielsen
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ISBN: 9780807050507
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Beyond the Miracle Worker
The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller
Written by Kim E. Nielsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $19.00

After many years, historian and Helen Keller expert Kim Nielsen realized that she, along with other historians and biographers, had failed Anne Sullivan Macy. While Macy is remembered primarily as Helen Keller's teacher and mythologized as a straightforward educational superhero, the real story of this brilliant, complex, and misunderstood woman, who... Read more >
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A Shadow on the Household
A Shadow on the Household
Written by Bryan Prince
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ISBN: 9780771071263
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A Shadow on the Household
One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
Written by Bryan Prince


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $16.95

The extraordinary story of one couple’s determination to free themselves and their children from slavery and make a new life in Canada

Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north from enslavement in the United States to freedom in Canada. Many were... Read more >
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The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid 1862
The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid 1862
Written by Gordon Rottman, Illustrated by Mariusz Kozik
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781846034008
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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: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $18.95

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 >
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1898
1898
Written by David Traxel
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ISBN: 9780307480804
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1898
The Birth of the American Century
Written by David Traxel


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

In 1898: The Birth of the American Century, David Traxel tells the story of a watershed year, a year of foreign conflict, extravagant adventure, and breakneck social change that forged a new America—a sudden empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new player upon the global stage.

At the heart of this... Read more >
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Eagles and Empire
Eagles and Empire
Written by David A. Clary
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ISBN: 9780553906769
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Eagles and Empire

Written by David A. Clary


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $17.99

A war that started under questionable pretexts. A president who is convinced of his country’s might and right. A military and political stalemate with United States troops occupying a foreign land against a stubborn and deadly insurgency.

The time is the 1840s. The enemy is Mexico. And the war is one of... Read more >
Two Years Before the Mast
Two Years Before the Mast
Written by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Introduction by Gary Kinder
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ISBN: 9780307424877
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Two Years Before the Mast
A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
Written by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Introduction by Gary Kinder


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 16, 2009
Price: $11.99

Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he... Read more >
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Habits of Empire
Habits of Empire
Written by Walter Nugent
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400078189
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Habits of Empire
A History of American Expansionism
Written by Walter Nugent


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $17.00

Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition... Read more >
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Beyond the Miracle Worker
The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller
Written by Kim E. Nielsen


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 1, 2009
Price: $19.00

After many years, historian and Helen Keller expert Kim Nielsen realized that she, along with other historians and biographers, had failed Anne Sullivan Macy. While Macy is remembered primarily as Helen Keller's teacher and mythologized as a straightforward educational superhero, the real story of this brilliant, complex, and misunderstood woman, who... Read more >
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American Lion
American Lion
Written by Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780812973464
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American Lion
Andrew Jackson in the White House
Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2009
Price: $18.00

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power... Read more >
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Written by Geoffrey Perret
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ISBN: 9780307560889
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Ulysses S. Grant
Soldier & President
Written by Geoffrey Perret


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

An acclaimed biography of Ulysses S. Grant traces the life of the Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States and assesses his major accomplishments. Read more >
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Polk
Polk
Written by Walter R. Borneman
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ISBN: 9780812976748
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Polk
The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Written by Walter R. Borneman


Format: Trade Paperback, 468 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $17.00

In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He fought for... Read more >
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Polk
Polk
Written by Walter R. Borneman
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ISBN: 9781588367723
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Polk
The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Written by Walter R. Borneman


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He fought for... Read more >
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Vicksburg, 1863
Vicksburg, 1863
Written by Winston Groom
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307271495
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Vicksburg, 1863

Written by Winston Groom


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $13.99

In this thrilling narrative history of the Civil War’s most strategically important campaign, Winston Groom describes the bloody two-year grind that started when Ulysses S. Grant began taking a series of Confederate strongholds in 1861, climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg two years later. For Grant and the Union it was... Read more >
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What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War
What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War
Written by Mike Wright
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ISBN: 9780307549150
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What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War

Written by Mike Wright


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

Instant coffee was invented during the Civil War for use by Union troops, who hated it; holding races between lice was a popular pastime for both Johnny Reb and Billy Yank; 13% of the Confederate Army deserted during the conflict. These are three of the hundreds of bits of knowledge that... Read more >
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Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
Written by Karen Kostyal, Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426203282
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Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
The Man and His Times
Written by Karen Kostyal
Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $35.00

This handsomely illustrated volume commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday and gives rare insight into the President who shook the world—and whose words and example endure today in nations from Siberia to Mexico to Pakistan. This is the official book of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield, Illinois... Read more >
Banquet at Delmonico's
Banquet at Delmonico's
Written by Barry Werth
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ISBN: 9781588367983
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Banquet at Delmonico's
Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America
Written by Barry Werth


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $12.99

In Banquet at Delmonico’s, Barry Werth, the acclaimed author of The Scarlet Professor, draws readers inside the circle of philosophers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and scholars who brought Charles Darwin’s controversial ideas to America in the crucial years after the Civil War.

The United States in the 1870s and ’80s was deep... Read more >
Did Lincoln Own Slaves?
Did Lincoln Own Slaves?
Written by Gerald J. Prokopowicz
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ISBN: 9780307279293
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Did Lincoln Own Slaves?
And Other Frequently Asked Questions about Abraham Lincoln
Written by Gerald J. Prokopowicz


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $14.95

In the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth, here is the one indispensable book that provides all you need to know about our most revered president in a lively and memorable question-and-answer format.You will learn whether Lincoln could dunk a basketball or tell a joke. Was he the great emancipator or a... Read more >
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The Age of Gold
The Age of Gold
Written by H.W. Brands
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307481221
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The Age of Gold
The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

“I have found it.” These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California’s gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America’s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that... Read more >
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