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  • Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

    by Brian McGinty ...
    The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • A Queer History of the United States

    Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfictionThe first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Burro Bill and Me

    A Memoir of Our Unusual Death Valley Love Story

    A memoir of one young woman’s decade-long adventure with her husband in one of the most uninhabitable and inhospitable places on Earth.Raised as a well-to-do Virginia girl, Edna fell head-over-heels in love with a semi-literate and restless young man whose dreams of adventure and freedom were as wide as the California sky. “I can’t take a soft life,” he told his bride. “It rots a man.” Thus began ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Soul City

    Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia

    by Thomas Healy ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ **ChoiceThe fascinating, forgotten story of the 1970s attempt to build a city dedicated to racial equality in the heart of “Klan Country”**In 1969, with America’s cities in turmoil and racial tensions high, civil rights leader Floyd McKissick announced an audacious plan: he would build a new city in rural North Carolina, open to all but intended primarily to ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Devil's Chessboard

    Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

    by David Talbot ...
    An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers.America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

    by Wendy Warren ...
    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in HistoryA New York Times Notable BookA New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SelectionA Providence Journal Best Book of the YearWinner of the Organization of American Historians Merle Curti Award for Social HistoryFinalist for the Harriet Tubman PrizeFinalist for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize"This book is an original achievem... ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • On Juneteenth

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Texas native.Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Forget the Alamo

    The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

    **“Lively and absorbing. . ." — The New York Times Book Review"Engrossing." —Wall Street Journal“Entertaining and well-researched . . . ” —Houston ChronicleThree noted Texan writers combine forces to tell the real story of the Alamo, dispelling the myths, exploring why they had their day for so long, and explaining why the ugly fight about its meaning is now coming to a head.**Every nation needs ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

    Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in NonfictionAnti-Intellectualism in American Life is a book which throws light on many features of the American character. Its concern is not merely to portray the scorners of intellect in American life, but to say something about what the intellectual is, and can be, as a force in a democratic society."As Mr. Hofstadter unfolds the fascinating story, it is no ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Inherit the Wind

    The Powerful Courtroom Drama in which Two Men Wage the Legal War of the Century

    A classic work of American theatre, based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, which pitted Clarence Darrow against William Jennings Bryan in defense of a schoolteacher accused of teaching the theory of evolutionThe accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

    Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

    by Will Hermes ...
    Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented—all at once, from one block to the next, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the city's infrastructure ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Men in Green

    The instant New York Times bestseller from acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger—a warm, nostalgic, intimately reported account of golf’s greatest generation, and “maybe the best golf book I’ve ever read” (Bill Reynolds, The Providence Journal).With “exceptional insight into some of America’s greatest players over the last half-century” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Men in Green is ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • My Remarkable Journey

    A Memoir

    The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change.In 2015, at the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • American Uprising

    The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American historyIn January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and highly organized, ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

    The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

    How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson’s Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. ... Read more

    $14.09 USD

  • We Are the Land

    A History of Native California

    **“A Native American rejoinder to Richard White and Jesse Amble White’s California Exposures.”—Kirkus ReviewsRewriting the history of California as Indigenous.**Before there was such a thing as “California,” there were the People and the Land. Manifest Destiny, the Gold Rush, and settler colonial society drew maps, displaced Indigenous People, and reshaped the land, but they did not make ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • The Memoirs of the Civil War Commanders

    First Hand Accounts from the Key Personalities of the Civil War: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, William Sherman, Jefferson Davis, Raphael Semmes

    Madison & Adams Press presents the collection of Civil War memoires, diaries and journals. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the key personalities of the Civil War including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, William Sherman, Jefferson ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • LINCOLN – Complete 7 Volume Edition: Biographies, Speeches and Debates, Civil War Telegrams, Letters, Presidential Orders & Proclamations

    Including the Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt & 3 Biographies: The Every-day Life of the President, Lincoln by Carl Shurz and Abraham Lincoln by Joseph H. Choate

    This meticulously edited seven-volume edition explores in full detail the life and work of Abraham Lincoln. The collection contains complete writings of Abraham Lincoln from 1832 to 1865, as well as all of his speeches (including complete political debate with Stephen Douglas). This exceptional collection is enriched with an introduction written by Theodore Roosevelt and three different Lincoln's ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Black and Blue

    African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party

    by Paul Frymer ...
    series Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives #96
    In the 1930s, fewer than one in one hundred U.S. labor union members were African American. By 1980, the figure was more than one in five. Black and Blue explores the politics and history that led to this dramatic integration of organized labor. In the process, the book tells a broader story about how the Democratic Party unintentionally sowed the seeds of labor's decline.The labor and civil ... Read more

    $32.39 USD

  • The Dreamt Land

    Chasing Water and Dust Across California

    by Mark Arax ...
    A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil—the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wroughtMark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Americans from Normandy to the German Border

    August to mid-December 1944

    series Images of War
    Rare World War II photographs detailing the massive American contribution to the 1944 campaign in northwest Europe from August to mid-December.Following the dramatic breakout from the Normandy bridgehead, events moved fast with the liberation of Paris quickly following and the Allies closed in on the German border.But the apparent collapse of the Nazis was illusory. As lines of communication ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • On the Trail

    A History of American Hiking

    The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails.In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • American Conspiracies and Cover-ups

    JFK, 9/11, the Fed, Rigged Elections, Suppressed Cancer Cures, and the Greatest Conspiracies of Our Time

    Interviews with bestselling authors and conspiracy experts Jim Marrs, Noam Chomsky, G. Edward Griffin, and Others“Those intrepid souls seeking to peer deeper into America's greatest conspiracies should start with Douglas Cirignano's voluminous book American Conspiracies And Cover-ups. From the foreknowledge of the attacks of Pearl Harbor and September, 11, 2001 to the truth behind the ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Fart Proudly

    Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

    A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the rogue who lived peaceably within the philosopher and statesman. Included are "The Letter to a Royal Academy"; "On Choosing a Mistress"; "Rules on Making Oneself ... Read more

    $9.99 USD