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Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780618056668

ISBN: 0618056661

Condition: USED


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John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit

By: Adams, John Quincy/Traub

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Seller ID: 9780465028276

ISBN: 0465028276

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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

By: Adams, John/Ellis, Joseph

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 3/21/2015

Seller ID: 9780393311334

ISBN: 0393311333

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A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx. "The most lovable and most laughable, the warmest and possibly the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few men do and preserved his knowledge in a voluminous correspondence that still resonates. Ellis has used it with great skill and perception not only to bring us the man, warts a... 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

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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 al... 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

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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 Abig... 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

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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 his... 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... 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 t... 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 t... 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

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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 amou... View more info

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

By: Albright, Madeleine

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Seller ID: 9780062030313

ISBN: 0062030310

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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' writt... View more info

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

By: Albright, Madeleine

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Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780062030344

ISBN: 0062030345

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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, Al... View more info

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Madam Secretary

By: Albright, Madeleine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 3/22/2015

Seller ID: 9780786868438

ISBN: 0786868430

Condition: USED


One of the most admired women of our era and the first in American history to serve as Secretary of State shares her life story for the very first time. View more info

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Port Chicago Mutiny

By: Allen, Robert L.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HEYDAY BOOKS: 6/23/2016

Seller ID: 9781597140287

ISBN: 1597140287

Condition: USED


Cultural Writing. History. During World War II, Port Chicago was a segregated naval munitions base on the outer shores of San Francisco Bay. Black seamen were required to load ammunition onto ships bound for the South Pacific under the watch of their white officers-an incredibly dangerous and physically challenging task. On July 17, 1944, an explosion rocked the base, killing 320 men-202 of whom were black ammunition loaders. In the ensuing weeks, white officers were giv... View more info

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America's Constitution: A Biography

By: Amar, Akhil Reed

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812972726

ISBN: 0812972724

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In America's Constitution, one of this era's most accomplished constitutional law scholars, Akhil Reed Amar, gives the first comprehensive account of one of the world's great political texts. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this "biography" of America's framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it. We all know this much: the Constitution is neither immutable nor perfect. Amar shows us how ... View more info

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Undaunted Courage

By: Ambrose, Stephen

Price: $6.50

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 3/12/2015

Seller ID: 0684811073

ISBN: 0684811073

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From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis was the perfect choice. He endured incredible ha... View more info

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Crazy Horse and Custer

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 7/1/2013

Seller ID: 9780385479660

ISBN: 0385479662

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the Am

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 4/17/2015

Seller ID: 9780684826974

ISBN: 0684826976

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In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author od "D-Day, " presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of the actual trip, to Lewis's lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, Ambrose shows us the American West as Lewis saw it -- wild, aws... View more info

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

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Publisher: 11/5/2015

Seller ID: 9780684846095

ISBN: 0684846098

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In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed "Undaunted Courage, " which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. "Nothing Like It in the World" is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and s... View more info

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 18

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 12/2/2014

Seller ID: 9780743203173

ISBN: 0743203178

Condition: USED


"Nothing Like It in the World" gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the b... View more info