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History of US: All the People: Since 1945 A History of US Book Ten

By: Hakim, Joy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9780199735532

ISBN: 0199735530

Condition: USED


A History of US is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States as related by master storyteller Joy Hakim. All the People, the last volume in the series, covers US History from the end of World War II to the present. This updated fourth edition covers, for the first time, events that have taken place in the past 6 years, including the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. All the People focuses on Civil Rights in the last half of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st, ensuring that readers will have a firm grasp ... View more info

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We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher

By: Abbott, E.C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PR:

Seller ID: 9780806113661

ISBN: 0806113669

Condition: USED


E. C. Abbott was a cowboy in the great days of the 1870's and 1880's. He came up the trail to Montana from Texas with the long-horned herds which were to stock the northern ranges; he punched cows in Montana when there wasn't a fence in the territory; and he married a daughter of Granville Stuart, the famous early-day stockman and Montana pioneer. For more than fifty years he was known to cowmen from Texas to Alberta as "Teddy Blue." This is his story, as told to Helena Huntington Smith, who says that the book is "all Teddy Blue. My part was to keep out of the way and not mess it up by ... View more info

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Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From th

By: Abrams, Brian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: WORKMAN PUB CO:

Seller ID: 9780761180845

ISBN: 0761180842

Condition: USED


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Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

By: Acheson, Dean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393304121

ISBN: 0393304124

Condition: USED


Acheson (1893 1971) was not only present at the creation of the postwar world, he was one of its chief architects. He joined the Department of State in 1941 as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and, with brief intermissions, was continuously involved until 1953, when he left office as Secretary of State at the end of the Truman years. Throughout that time Acheson's was one of the most influential minds and strongest wills at work. It was a period that included World War II, the reconstruction of Europe, the Korean War, the development of nuclear power, the formation of the Unit... View more info

Manzanar

By: Adams, Ansel/Hersey, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 7/3/2011

Seller ID: 9780679722755

ISBN: 0679722750

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Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780618056668

ISBN: 0618056661

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John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit

By: Adams, John Quincy/Traub

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780465028276

ISBN: 0465028276

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John Quincy Adams (The American Presidents Series)

By: Adams, John/Remini

Price: $6.50

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO:

Seller ID: 9780805069396

ISBN: 0805069399

Condition: USED


A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency. Chosen by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams often failed to mesh with the ethos of his era, pushing unsuccessfully for a strong, consolidated national government. Historian Robert V. Remini recounts how in the years before his presidency Adams was a shrewd, influential diplomat, and later, as a dynamic secretary of state under President James Monroe, he solidified many basic aspects of American foreign policy, including the Monr... View more info

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Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution

By: Adams, Samuel/Puls, Mark

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Publisher: PALGRAVE:

Seller ID: 9780230614000

ISBN: 0230614000

Condition: USED


Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution. A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers that became a trademark of American politics, Adams astutely forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to the irreversible split in the empire. His remarkable political career addresses all the major issues concerning America's decision to become a nation -- from the notion of taxation without representation to ... View more info

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First Family

By: Adams/Ellis, Joseph J.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 5/20/2013

Seller ID: 9780307269621

ISBN: 0307269620

Condition: USED


The Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency "brings America's preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic's tenuous early years.John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both Adamses were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was clearly the more gifted of the two), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. El... View more info

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Abigail Adams

By: Adams/Holton, Woody

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 1/8/2012

Seller ID: 9781416546801

ISBN: 1416546804

Condition: USED


Winner of the Bancroft PrizeIn this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of America's founding era, prize-winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams's life story and of women's roles in the creation of the republic. Using previously overlooked documents from a host of archives, "Abigail Adams" shows that the wife of the second president of the United States was far more charismatic and influential than historians have realized. One of the finest writers of her age, Adams passionately campaigned for women's education, denounced s... View more info

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John Adams

By: Adams/McCullough, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 12/2/2015

Seller ID: 9780684813639

ISBN: 0684813637

Condition: USED


In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving l... View more info

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John Adams

By: Adams/McCullough, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 4/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780743223133

ISBN: 0743223136

Condition: USED


In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand scal... View more info

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John Adams

By: Adams/McCullough, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/1/2016

Seller ID: 9781416575887

ISBN: 141657588X

Condition: USED


In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the most moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand... View more info

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Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

By: Adams/Withey, Lynne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 5/13/2012

Seller ID: 9780743234436

ISBN: 074323443X

Condition: USED


This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, "Dearest Friend" captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both an advocate of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to "Remember the Ladies" as he framed the laws of their new country. John and Abigail Adams married for love. While John traveled in America and abroad to help forge a new nation, Abigail remained at home, raising four children, managing their est... View more info

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First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology's Greatest Mystery

By: Adovasio, J.M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 9/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780375757044

ISBN: 037575704X

Condition: USED


J. M. Adovasio has spent the last thirty years at the center of one of our most fiery scientific debates: Who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when did they get there? At its heart, "The First Americans" is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it has ignited. As he writes, "The work of lifetimes has been put at risk, reputations have been damaged, an astounding amount of silliness and even profound stupidity has been taken as serious thought, and always lurking in the background of all th... View more info

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 3/3/2011

Seller ID: 345015126165

ISBN: 345015126165

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Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

By: Albright, Madeleine

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780062030313

ISBN: 0062030310

Condition: USED


Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia--the country where she was born--the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.Albright's experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history. Drawing on her memory, her parents' written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly available documents, Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harr... View more info

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Prague Winter, A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-48

By: Albright, Madeleine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780062030344

ISBN: 0062030345

Condition: USED


Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Battle of Britain, the near-total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. Drawing on her memory, her parents' written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly available documents, Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring.In Prague Winter, Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled ... View more info

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Defining Moment: FDR'S Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

By: Alter, Jonathan

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780743246002

ISBN: 0743246004

Condition: USED


This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer than ever before to the Roosevelt magic. Facing the gravest crisis since the Civil War, FDR used his cagey political instincts and ebullient temperament in the storied first Hundred Days of his presidency to pull off an astonishing conjuring ac... View more info