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Lincoln's Sword
Lincoln's Sword
Written by Douglas L. Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400032631
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Lincoln's Sword
The Presidency and the Power of Words
Written by Douglas L. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.00

Widely considered in his own time as a genial but provincial lightweight who was out of place in the presidency, Abraham Lincoln astonished his allies and confounded his adversaries by producing a series of speeches and public letters so provocative that they helped revolutionize public opinion on such critical issues as... Read more >
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Driven Out
Driven Out
Written by Jean Pfaelzer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588366405
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Driven Out
The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans
Written by Jean Pfaelzer


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2007
Price: $14.99

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

The brutal and systematic “ethnic cleansing” of Chinese Americans in California and the Pacific Northwest in the second half of the nineteenth century is a shocking–and virtually unexplored–chapter of American history. Driven Out unearths this forgotten episode in our nation’s past. Drawing on years of groundbreaking...

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Age of Betrayal
Age of Betrayal
Written by Jack Beatty
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ISBN: 9780307267245
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Age of Betrayal

Written by Jack Beatty


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $14.99

Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of... Read more >
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Death in the Haymarket
Death in the Haymarket
Written by James Green
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400033225
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Death in the Haymarket
A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America
Written by James Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $16.95

On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it... Read more >
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Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman
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ISBN: 9781400077533
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Joseph Smith
Rough Stone Rolling
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $18.95

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a... Read more >
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The Big Oyster
The Big Oyster
Written by Mark Kurlansky
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ISBN: 9780345476395
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The Big Oyster
History on the Half Shell
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $16.00

“Part treatise, part miscellany, unfailingly entertaining.”
–The New York Times

“A small pearl of a book . . . a great tale of the growth of a modern city as seen through the rise and fall of the lowly oyster.”
–Rocky Mountain News

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York... Read more >
The Big Oyster
The Big Oyster
Written by Mark Kurlansky
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ISBN: 9781588365910
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The Big Oyster
History on the Half Shell
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants–the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled.

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The Divided Ground
The Divided Ground
Written by Alan Taylor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400077076
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The Divided Ground
Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $18.00

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of William Cooper's Town comes a dramatic and illuminating portrait of white and Native American relations in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The Divided Ground tells the story of two friends, a Mohawk Indian and the son of a colonial clergyman, whose relationship helped redefine North... Read more >
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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9781400030729
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Andrew Jackson
His Life and Times
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $18.00

National Bestseller 

In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in.


An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed...

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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780307278548
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Andrew Jackson
His Life and Times
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $13.99

National Bestseller 

In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in.


An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed...

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Blood and Thunder
Blood and Thunder
Written by Hampton Sides, Read by Don Leslie
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781415933169
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Blood and Thunder
An Epic of the American West
Written by Hampton Sides
Read by Don Leslie


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 3, 2006
Price: $22.50

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“Kit Carson’s role in the conquest of the Navajo during and after the Civil War remains one of the most dramatic and significant episodes in the history of the American West. Hampton Sides portrays Carson in the larger context of the conquest of the entire West, including... Read more >
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Faith and Betrayal
Faith and Betrayal
Written by Sally Denton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400034734
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Faith and Betrayal
A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West
Written by Sally Denton


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $16.00

In the 1850s, Jean Rio, a deeply spiritual widow, was moved by the promises of Mormon missionaries and set out from England for Utah. Traveling across the Atlantic by steamer, up the Mississippi by riverboat, and westward by wagon, Rio kept a detailed diary of her extraordinary journey.In Faith and Betrayal... Read more >
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The Big Oyster
The Big Oyster
Written by Mark Kurlansky, Read by Tom Stechschulte
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739324714
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The Big Oyster
History on the Half Shell
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Read by Tom Stechschulte


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 28, 2006
Price: $13.98

Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants–the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled.

For centuries New York... Read more >
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The Eloquent President
The Eloquent President
Written by Ronald C. White, Jr.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812970463
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The Eloquent President
A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words
Written by Ronald C. White, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $17.00

“White takes us back to when great men believed in the power of words to change the world. . . . This book . . . is a treasure to read, a spur to thinking, a small volume with fascinating history.”–The Denver Post

In The Eloquent President, historian Ronald C. White, Jr.... Read more >
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Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400042708
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Joseph Smith
Rough Stone Rolling
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman


Format: Hardcover, 768 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $35.00

Joseph Smith, America’s preeminent visionary and prophet, rose from a modest background to found the largest indigenous Christian church in American history. Without the benefit of wealth, education, or social position, he published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three; organized a church when he was twenty-four; and founded... Read more >
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Israel on the Appomattox
Israel on the Appomattox
Written by Melvin Patrick Ely
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ISBN: 9780679768722
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Israel on the Appomattox
A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War
Written by Melvin Patrick Ely


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: August 16, 2005
Price: $22.00

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEA New York Times Book Review and Atlantic Monthly Editors' ChoiceThomas Jefferson denied that whites and freed blacks could live together in harmony. His cousin, Richard Randolph, not only disagreed, but made it possible for ninety African Americans to prove Jefferson wrong. Israel on the Appomattox tells... Read more >
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Civil War, A to Z
Civil War, A to Z
Edited by Clifford L. Linedecker
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780891418788
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Civil War, A to Z
The Complete Handbook of America's Bloodiest Conflict
Edited by Clifford L. Linedecker


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2005
Price: $7.99

With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves.

This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging... Read more >
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Longfellow
Longfellow
Written by Charles C. Calhoun
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ISBN: 9780807070390
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Longfellow
A Rediscovered Life
Written by Charles C. Calhoun


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 15, 2005
Price: $24.00

In the first biography of Longfellow in almost fifty years, Charles C. Calhoun seeks to solve a mystery: Why has one of America's most famous writers fallen into oblivion? His answer to this question takes us through a life story that reads like a Victorian family saga and reveals the man... Read more >
Grant and Twain
Grant and Twain
Written by Mark Perry
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ISBN: 9780812966138
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Grant and Twain
The Story of an American Friendship
Written by Mark Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $16.00

In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen months... Read more >
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Bold Spirit
Bold Spirit
Written by Linda Lawrence Hunt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400079933
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Bold Spirit
Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
Written by Linda Lawrence Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $16.00

In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight children named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America.
Hoping to win the wager and save her family’s farm, Helga and her teenaged... Read more >
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Centennial Crisis
Centennial Crisis
Written by William H. Rehnquist
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ISBN: 9780375713217
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Centennial Crisis
The Disputed Election of 1876
Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $14.00

In the annals of presidential elections, the hotly contested 1876 race between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden was in many ways as remarkable in its time as Bush versus Gore was in ours. Chief Justice William Rehnquist offers readers a colorful and peerlessly researched chronicle of the post—Civil War... Read more >
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Empires of Light
Empires of Light
Written by Jill Jonnes
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ISBN: 9780375758843
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Empires of Light
Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
Written by Jill Jonnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $17.00

In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless... Read more >
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American Massacre
American Massacre
Written by Sally Denton
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ISBN: 9780375726361
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American Massacre
The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Written by Sally Denton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $16.00

In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that... Read more >
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Orphans Preferred
Orphans Preferred
Written by Christopher Corbett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767906937
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Orphans Preferred
The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express
Written by Christopher Corbett


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $16.00

“WANTED. YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS. NOT OVER 18. MUST BE EXPERT RIDERS. WILLING TO RISK DEATH DAILY. ORPHANS PREFERRED.”
—California newspaper help-wanted ad, 1860

The Pony Express is one of the most celebrated and enduring chapters in the history of the United States, a story of the all-American traits of bravery...

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Orphans Preferred
Orphans Preferred
Written by Christopher Corbett
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780767919630
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Orphans Preferred
The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express
Written by Christopher Corbett


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $11.99

“WANTED. YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS. NOT OVER 18. MUST BE EXPERT RIDERS. WILLING TO RISK DEATH DAILY. ORPHANS PREFERRED.”
—California newspaper help-wanted ad, 1860

The Pony Express is one of the most celebrated and enduring chapters in the history of the United States, a story of the all-American traits of bravery... Read more >
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