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Image for First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role

First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role

By: Jeanne E. Abrams

Price: $21.99

Publisher: USA, New York Univ Pr: 2018

Seller ID: 9781479886531


How the three inaugural First Ladies defined the role for future generations, and carved a space for women in America America’s first First Ladies—Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison—had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. In First Ladies of the Republic, Jeanne Abrams breaks new ground by examining their lives as a group. From their visions for... View more info

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On Grand Strategy

By: Gaddis, John Lewis

Price: $16.69

Publisher: USA, Penguin Pr: 04/03/2018

Seller ID: 9781594203510


“The best education in grand strategy available in a single volume . . . a book that should be read by every American leader or would-be leader.”—The Wall Street Journal A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decades John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian of the Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught grand strategy at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and P... View more info

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Armies in East Africa 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms)

By: Abbott, Peter; Ruggeri, Raffaele [Illustrator]

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2002-10-18

Seller ID: 9781841764894


One of the least-published campaigns of World War I (1914-1918) was that fought in East Africa by forces of colonial troops - British Empire, Belgian, Portuguese and German. Short of resources, many European, African and Indian soldiers recorded epics of endurance as they hunted the outnumbered but brilliantly led German colonial forces across a disease-ridden wilderness. The achievements of Paul von Lettow Vorbeck - the last German commander in the field to lay down... View more info

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Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency

By: Abrams, Dan/ Fisher, David

Price: $16.99

Publisher: USA, Hanover Square Pr: 2018

Seller ID: 9781335424693


Lincoln’s Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today. View more info

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Leningrad Under Siege: First-hand Accounts of the Ordeal

By: Alexandrovich Granin, Daniil; Burstal, Clare [Translator]; Kisselnikov, Vladimir [Translator];

Price: $30.53

Publisher: Pen and Sword: 2007-12-26

Seller ID: 9781844154586


Leningrad was under siege for almost three years, and the first winter of that siege was one of the coldest on record. The Russians had been taken by surprise by the Germans' sudden onslaught in June 1941. This book tells the story of that long, bitter siege in the words of those who were there. It vividly describes how ordinary Leningraders struggled to stay alive and to defend their beloved city in the most appalling conditions. They were bombed, shelled, starved an... View more info

The Defense of Vicksburg: A Louisiana Chronicle (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)

By: Allan C. Richard; Mary Margaret Higginbotham Richard; Terrence J. Winschel

Price: $27.84

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 2003-11-03

Seller ID: 9781585442799


"The Defense of Vicksburg: ""A"" Louisiana Chronicle" is the story of the Louisiana soldiers who fought at Vicksburg, as told through their letters, diaries, and remembrances. Most histories of this famous Civil War siege have been written by the victors; this one presents a day-by-day account from the Confederate vantage point. Indeed, these long-dead men come to life as we read their experiences and perceptions told in their own voices, which ring clear and without apo... View more info

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Celtic Warrior: 300 BC-AD 100

By: Allen, Stephen; Reynolds, Wayne [Illustrator]

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2001-04-25

Seller ID: 9781841761435


In the 1st century BC, Strabo wrote of the Celts: 'The whole race... is madly fond of war, high-spirited and quick to battle... and on whatever pretext you stir them up, you will have them ready to face danger, even if they have nothing on their side but their own strength and courage'. This book gives an insight into the life of the Celtic warrior, and his experience of battle - on foot, on horseback, and as a charioteer. It also details Celtic society and studies the v... View more info

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Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts Of The Minnesota Indian War Of 1862

By: Anderson, Gary Clayton [Editor]; Woolworth, Alan R. [Editor];

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: 1988-07-15

Seller ID: 9780873512169


Thirty-six narratives present the Dakota Indians' experiences during a conflict previously known chiefly from the viewpoints of non-Indians. View more info

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Standard Paper Money Catalogue: Including Colonial and Continental Notes, Old Bank Bills, Issues by Merchants, Corporations, Etc., Confederate Bills, and U.S. Fractional Currency

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.99

Publisher: USA, Nabu Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781144065025


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciat... View more info

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Standard Paper Money Catalogue: Including Colonial and Continental Notes, Old Bank Bills, Issues by Merchants, Corporations, Etc., Confederate Bills, and U.S. Fractional Currency

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.99

Publisher: USA, Nabu Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9781293804742


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciat... View more info

City Fights: Selected Histories of Urban Combat from World War II to Vietnam

By: Antal, John

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Presidio Press: 2003-08-26

Seller ID: 9780891417811


CITY FIGHTSSelected Histories of Urban Combat from World War II to Vietnam Edited by Colonel John Antal and Maj. Bradley Gericke ""Urban terrain will likely be the predominant battlefield of future wars." "As September 11 and Somalia proved, hostile forces are now engaging America differently, avoiding open combat with our enormous military, striking at our civic centers or dragging us into theirs. But urban warfare isn't new; it is as old as the battle of... View more info

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Gulag: A History

By: Applebaum, Anne

Price: $18.89

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2004-04-09

Seller ID: 9781400034093


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Ardennes 1944: Hitler's last gamble in the West (Campaign)

By: Arnold, James

Price: $18.89

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 1990-09-27

Seller ID: 9780850459593


Osprey's examination of the 'Battle of the Bulge, ' which was the last major German offensive in the West during World War II (1939-1945). Three armies attacked through the Ardennes, the weakest point in the American lines, and almost broke through. This title describes the planning of the attack and the course of events, including the defence of Bastogne and the heroic delaying actions fought by GIs supposed to be in a 'quiet' sector of the front. In spite of serious Am... View more info

Chickamauga 1863: The river of death (Campaign)

By: Arnold, James

Price: $18.89

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 1992-09-25

Seller ID: 9781855322639


Osprey's examination of the battle at Chickamagua, one of the decisive campaigns of the American Civil War (1861-1865). By the Autumn of 1863 the Confederacy was in dire straits. In a colossal gamble, Confederate President Jefferson Davis stripped forces from all the major Confederate armies to reinforce the Army of Tennessee in a last ditch attempt to crush the Union. On 19th September the Confederates attacked the Union army along Chickamauga creek south of Chattanooga... View more info

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Colonial Arkansas, 1686-1804: A Social and Cultural History

By: Arnold, Morris S.

Price: $32.39

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press: 1993-12-01

Seller ID: 9781557283177


"Meticulously researched, highly readable, profusely illustrated, and broadly focused . . . unquestionably the most significant work ever written about the Arkansas Post." --Carl Brasseaux View more info

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The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $18.92

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003-02-27

Seller ID: 9781560254942


Home to the notorious "Blue Book, " which listed the names and addresses of every prostitute living in the city, New Orleans's infamous red-light district gained a reputation as one of the most raucous in the world. But the New Orleans underworld consisted of much more than the local bordellos. It was also well known as the early gambling capital of the United States, and sported one of the most violent records of street crime in the country. In The French Quarter, Herbe... View more info

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The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)

By: Aviva Chomsky [Editor]; Barry Carr [Editor]; Pamela Maria Smorkaloff [Editor];

Price: $27.84

Publisher: Duke University Press Books: 2004-02-04

Seller ID: 9780822331971


Cuba is often perceived in starkly black and white terms--either as the site of one of Latin America's most successful revolutions or as the bastion of the world's last communist regime. "The Cuba Reader" multiplies perspectives on the nation many times over, presenting more than one hundred selections about Cuba's history, culture, and politics. Beginning with the first written account of the island, penned by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the selections assembled here ... View more info

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That's Not in My American History Book: A Compilation of Little-Known Events and Forgotten Heroes

By: Ayres, Thomas

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing: 2004-04-27

Seller ID: 9781589791077


History classes reduce America's story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. That's Not in My American History Book tackles the messy details, reclaims disregarded heroes, and sets the record straight. This book explains why July 4th isn't really Independence Day, reveals 19th century mudslinging that labels Andrew Jackson a "murderer," and even unveils the only vice president with a number-one pop hit. With insight, wit, and irreverence, Ayres uncovers our over... View more info

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Civil War Arkansas: Beyond Battles and Leaders (The Civil War in the West)

By: Bailey, Anne

Price: $32.39

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press: 2000-07-01

Seller ID: 9781557285652


This collection of essays represents the best recent history written on Civil War activity in Arkansas. It illuminates the complexity of such issues as guerrilla warfare, Union army policies, and the struggles between white and black civilians and soldiers, and also shows that the war years were a time of great change and personal conflict for the citizens of the state, despite the absence of "great" battles or armies.All the essays, which have been previously publish... View more info

Texans in the Confederate Cavalry (Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series)

By: Bailey, Anne J.

Price: $11.72

Publisher: State House Press: 1998-01-01

Seller ID: 9781886661028


Designed for those beginning to cultivate an interest in the Civil War, enthusiasts and scholars alike will soon discover the treasure of information contained within the pages of these books. Photographs, biographical sketches and detailed maps are used to illustrate the events of the unfolding drama as each author remains sharply focused on the particular story at hand. Separate and complete, each book conveys the agony, glory, death and wreckage of America's greatest ... View more info