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Death in the Haymarket
Death in the Haymarket
Written by James Green
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ISBN: 9780307425478
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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: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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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The Divided Ground
The Divided Ground
Written by Alan Taylor
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ISBN: 9780307428424
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The Divided Ground
Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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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Executioner's Current
Executioner's Current
Written by Richard Moran
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ISBN: 9780307425805
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Executioner's Current
Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair
Written by Richard Moran


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other.

In 1882, Thomas Edison ushered in the “age of electricity”... Read more >
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Faith and Betrayal
Faith and Betrayal
Written by Sally Denton
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ISBN: 9780307425836
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Faith and Betrayal
A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West
Written by Sally Denton


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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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Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman
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ISBN: 9780307426482
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Joseph Smith
Rough Stone Rolling
Written by Richard Lyman Bushman


Format: eBook, 784 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

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 Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail
Written by David Dary
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307429117
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The Oregon Trail
An American Saga
Written by David Dary


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $21.99

A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West.

Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David... Read more >
The Passions of Andrew Jackson
The Passions of Andrew Jackson
Written by Andrew Burstein
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ISBN: 9780307429131
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The Passions of Andrew Jackson

Written by Andrew Burstein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Most people vaguely imagine Andrew Jackson as a jaunty warrior and a man of the people, but he was much more—a man just as complex and controversial as Jefferson or Lincoln. Now, with the first major reinterpretation of his life in a generation, historian Andrew Burstein brings back Jackson with all... Read more >
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Representative Men
Representative Men
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Introduction by Brenda Wineapple
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307431691
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Representative Men
Seven Lectures
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Introduction by Brenda Wineapple


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Introduction by Brenda Wineapple

In 1845 Ralph Waldo Emerson began a series of lectures and writings in which he limned six figures who embodied the principles and aspirations of a still-young American republic. Emerson offers timeless meditations on the value of individual greatness, reconnecting readers with the everyday virtues of his “Representative... Read more >
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American Civil War Fortifications (3)
American Civil War Fortifications (3)
Written by Ron Field, Illustrated by Adam Hook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781846031946
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American Civil War Fortifications (3)
The Mississippi and River Forts
Written by Ron Field
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2007
Price: $18.95

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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Blood and Thunder
Blood and Thunder
Written by Hampton Sides
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400031108
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Blood and Thunder
The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00

In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the... Read more >
Blood and Thunder
Blood and Thunder
Written by Hampton Sides
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ISBN: 9780307387677
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Blood and Thunder

Written by Hampton Sides


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $13.99

In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the... Read more >
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
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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
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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: $17.95

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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: $19.95

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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.

For centuries New York... Read more >
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
Our Price: $22.50

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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
Our Price: $13.98

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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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