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Streetcars of America
Streetcars of America
Written by Brian Solomon and John Gruber
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813255
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Streetcars of America

Written by Brian Solomon and John Gruber


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
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The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen in classics including Meet Me In St. Louis and A Streetcar Named Desire. Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from...

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Streetcars of America

Written by Brian Solomon and John Gruber


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $7.95

The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen in classics including Meet Me In St. Louis and A Streetcar Named Desire. Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from...

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Lost States
True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It
Written by Michael J. Trinklein


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $19.99

Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union... Read more >
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Inside the White House
Inside the White House
Written by Noel Grove, Contribution by William B. Bushong and Joel D. Treese, Foreword by Laura Bush
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426211775
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Inside the White House
Stories From the World's Most Famous Residence
Written by Noel Grove
Contribution by William B. Bushong and Joel D. Treese
Foreword by Laura Bush


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $40.00

In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of America's first home featuring never-before published stories and photographs. Organized by theme, discover what makes the White House tick--from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. Learn... Read more >
American Barns

Written by Jan Arnett


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $7.95

The heart of every working farm and ranch, the barn is an icon of rural America. This book chronicles – and celebrates – all the main types, and looks at how these treasures of early American architecture developed. It explains how a wealth of immigrant construction methods and range of environments...

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DREAM OF DELIVERANCE
DREAM OF DELIVERANCE
Written by Mona Harrington
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ISBN: 9780307831514
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DREAM OF DELIVERANCE

Written by Mona Harrington


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $16.99

In this major work of historical and political analysis, Mona Harrington examines curcial missteps and uncertainties in the American statecraft from Woodrow Wilson’s time to Ronald Reagan’s, and traces them to a potent myth at the center of our political thinking. It is a myth peculiarly American, a long-held belief that... Read more >
Light-Horse Harry Lee
Light-Horse Harry Lee
Written by Charles Royster
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ISBN: 9780307828927
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Light-Horse Harry Lee

Written by Charles Royster


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $15.99

In Light Horse Harry Lee, Charles Royster tells the story of a man whose career embodies the visionary promises that inspired the American Revolution, as well as the inability of the revolutionary generation to put all its ideals into practice.
 
The man is Henry Lee—soldier (nicknamed “Light-Horse Harry Lee”), statesmen, landowner... Read more >
American Barns
American Barns
Written by Jan Arnett
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ISBN: 9780747812494
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American Barns

Written by Jan Arnett


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $9.95

The heart of every working farm and ranch, the barn is an icon of rural America. This book chronicles – and celebrates – all the main types, and looks at how these treasures of early American architecture developed. It explains how a wealth of immigrant construction methods and range of environments...

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Map of the New York World's Fair 1939
Map of the New York World's Fair 1939
Written by Hagstrom Company
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402554
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Map of the New York World's Fair 1939
How to Get There By Subway and Automobile
Written by Hagstrom Company


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $9.95

The New York World's Fair in 1939 was an historic event attended by 44 million people and left an indelible impression for generations. Set in a portfolio package, MAP OF THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 is a beautiful reproduction of the original souvenir map for today's armchair travelers.

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Legends of the American Desert
Legends of the American Desert
Written by Alex Shoumatoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831811
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Legends of the American Desert
Sojourns in the Greater Southwest
Written by Alex Shoumatoff


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2013
Price: $12.99

For his brilliant reportage ranging from the forested recesses of the Amazon to the manicured lawns of Westchester County, New York, Alex Shoumatoff has won acclaim as one of our most perceptive guides to the oddest corners of the earth. Now, with this book, he takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey... Read more >
Cattle Towns
Cattle Towns
Written by Robert Dykstra
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ISBN: 9780307830852
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Cattle Towns

Written by Robert Dykstra


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2013
Price: $15.99

The mountain-top volleys from any scholarly set-to among social historians concerning the elusive roots of American democracy do reach our ears from time to time, and this rather formidable cannonade just may strike off some sparks, although it is hardly leisure reading. The author's efforts seem to have been spurred on... Read more >
The Eastern Frontier
The Eastern Frontier
Written by Charles Clark
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830869
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The Eastern Frontier

Written by Charles Clark


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $24.99

In this fascinating social history of America’s first frontier, Charles Clark brings to life the people and settlements of Maine and New Hampshire before the Revolutionary War. He describes what life was like beyond the Merrimack from the early fishing camps on the coast to the settlement of mid-eighteenth-century wilderness towns... Read more >
NEW YORK INTELLECT
NEW YORK INTELLECT
Written by Thomas Bender
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831521
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NEW YORK INTELLECT

Written by Thomas Bender


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $17.99

New York Intellect is Thomas Bender's remarkable look at the connections between the life of a city and the life of the mind. New York has never been comfortable or convenient as a milieu for art and intellect, Bender notes. Yet New Yorkers have always struggled to create institutions and styles... Read more >
America the Philosophical
America the Philosophical
Written by Carlin Romano
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345804709
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America the Philosophical

Written by Carlin Romano


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $18.00

This bold, insightful book argues that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace for truth and debate.
 
With verve and keen intelligence, Carlin Romano—Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning book critic, and professor of philosophy—takes on the widely held belief that the United States...

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We Have the War Upon Us
We Have the War Upon Us
Written by William J. Cooper
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ISBN: 9780307960887
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We Have the War Upon Us
The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
Written by William J. Cooper


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

In this carefully researched book William J. Cooper gives us a fresh perspective on the period between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, during which all efforts to avoid or impede secession and prevent war failed. Here is the story of the...

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How Barack Obama Won
How Barack Obama Won
Written by Chuck Todd and Sheldon Gawiser
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ISBN: 9780345804822
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How Barack Obama Won
A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election
Written by Chuck Todd and Sheldon Gawiser


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $9.99

This detailed overview and analysis of the results of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential win gives us the inside state-by-state guide to how Obama achieved his victory, and allows us to see where the country stood four years ago.
 
 Although much has changed in the nearly four years since, How Barack Obama... Read more >
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Mail-Order Homes
Sears Homes and Other Kit Houses
Written by Rebecca Hunter


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that... Read more >
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How the States Got Their Shapes Too
How the States Got Their Shapes Too
Written by Mark Stein
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ISBN: 9781588343505
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How the States Got Their Shapes Too
The People Behind the Borderlines
Written by Mark Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $16.95

Was Roger Williams too pure for the Puritans, and what does that have to do with Rhode Island?  Why did Augustine Herman take ten years to complete the map that established Delaware?  How did Rocky Mountain rogues help create the state of Colorado?  All this and more is explained in Mark... Read more >
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America the Philosophical
America the Philosophical
Written by Carlin Romano
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958211
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America the Philosophical

Written by Carlin Romano


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $13.99

   A bold, insightful book that rejects the myth of America the Unphilosophical, arguing that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace of truth and argument that far surpasses ancient Greece or any other place one can name.
   With verve and keen intelligence... Read more >
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Blue Sky Dream
Blue Sky Dream
Written by David Beers
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307819093
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Blue Sky Dream

Written by David Beers


Format: eBook, 273 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

In Blue Sky Dream: A Memoir of America’s Fall from Grace, award-winner David Beers offers a powerful, personal vision of the rise and fall of the American middle class. Here is a dazzling literary chronicle of a family, a people, and a nation: the “blue sky tribe” of ever-optimistic middle-class Americans... Read more >
Mail-Order Homes
Mail-Order Homes
Written by Rebecca Hunter
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ISBN: 9780747810483
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Mail-Order Homes
Sears Homes and Other Kit Houses
Written by Rebecca Hunter


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $9.95

At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that... Read more >
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The Streets Were Paved with Gold
The Streets Were Paved with Gold
Written by Ken Auletta
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307800718
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The Streets Were Paved with Gold

Written by Ken Auletta


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

How - and why - did one of the world's greatest cities come to be teetering on the edge of bankruptcy? Ken Auletta, writer for THE NEW YORKER and columnist for THE DAILY NEWS, shows how the decline of New York City was partly inevitable --- the result of shifting migration... Read more >
Banned in Boston
Banned in Boston
Written by Neil Miller
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ISBN: 9780807051115
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Banned in Boston
The Watch and Ward Society's Crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil
Written by Neil Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $16.00

A lively history of the Watch and Ward Society--New England's notorious literary censor for over eighty years.

Banned in Boston is the first-ever history of the Watch and Ward Society--once Boston's unofficial moral guardian. An influential watchdog organization, bankrolled by society's upper crust, it actively suppressed vices like gambling and prostitution, and...

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Coast of Dreams
Coast of Dreams
Written by Kevin Starr
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307795267
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Coast of Dreams

Written by Kevin Starr


Format: eBook, 800 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $14.99

In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr–widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called “breathtaking”–probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990—2003. In a series of compelling chapters, Coast of Dreams moves through a variety of topics that... Read more >
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Trail of Tears
Trail of Tears
Written by John Ehle
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307793836
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Trail of Tears
The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Written by John Ehle


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

The fascinating portrayal of the Cherokee nation,  filled with Native American legend, lore, and religion -- a  gripping American drama of power, politics,  betrayal, and ambition.

B & W photographs


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