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American Lion
American Lion
Written by Jon Meacham, Read by Richard McGonagle
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ISBN: 9781415957127
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American Lion
Andrew Jackson in the White House
Written by Jon Meacham
Read by Richard McGonagle


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 11, 2008
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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 >
Habits of Empire
Habits of Empire
Written by Walter Nugent
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ISBN: 9780307269492
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Habits of Empire

Written by Walter Nugent


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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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Washington Burning
Washington Burning
Written by Les Standiford
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ISBN: 9780307449290
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Washington Burning
How a Frenchman's Vision for Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army
Written by Les Standiford


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $11.99

The Riveting Story of the Federal City and the Men Who Built It

In 1814, British troops invaded Washington, consuming President Madison’s hastily abandoned dinner before setting his home and the rest of the city ablaze. The White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. It was only... Read more >
Rebel Giants
Rebel Giants
Written by David R. Contosta
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026105
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Rebel Giants
The Revolutionary Lives of Abraham Lincoln & Charles Darwin
Written by David R. Contosta


Format: Hardcover, 365 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $26.99

February 12, 2009, will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of two of the most extraordinary and influential men in recent history — Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. While the coincidence of these two men being born on exactly the same day might fill astrologers with glee, further reflection points... Read more >
America's Jubilee
America's Jubilee
Written by Andrew Burstein
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ISBN: 9780307424716
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America's Jubilee
A Generation Remembers the Revolution After 50 Years of Independence
Written by Andrew Burstein


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

In America's Jubilee distinguished historian Andrew Burstein presents an engrossing narrative that takes us back to a pivotal year in American history, 1826, when the reins of democracy were being passed from the last Revolutionary War heroes to a new generation of leaders.

Through brilliant sketches of selected individuals and events, Burstein... Read more >
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American Massacre
American Massacre
Written by Sally Denton
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ISBN: 9780307424723
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American Massacre
The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Written by Sally Denton


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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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Bold Spirit
Bold Spirit
Written by Linda Lawrence Hunt
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ISBN: 9780307425065
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Bold Spirit
Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
Written by Linda Lawrence Hunt


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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: 9780307425218
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Centennial Crisis
The Disputed Election of 1876
Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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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Civil War, A to Z
Civil War, A to Z
Edited by Clifford L. Linedecker
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307414779
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Civil War, A to Z
The Complete Handbook of America's Bloodiest Conflict
Edited by Clifford L. Linedecker


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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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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
Format: eBook
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
Format: eBook
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
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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: $2.99

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
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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
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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
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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: $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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