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The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century

Scott Miller · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A SWEEPING TALE OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY AMERICA AND THE IRRESISTIBLE FORCES THAT BROUGHT TWO MEN TOGETHER ONE FATEFUL DAY In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin's bullet shattered the nation's confidence. The shocking...
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Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War

Andrew Bacevich · Metropolitan Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of The Limits of Power critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and why it must changeFor the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged:...
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Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union

Louis P. Masur · Belknap Press; Sew edition
Format: Hardcover

"The time has come now," Abraham Lincoln told his cabinet as he presented the preliminary draft of a "Proclamation of Emancipation." Lincoln's effort to end slavery has been controversial from its inception-when it was denounced by some as an unconstitutional usurpation...
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Colonel Roosevelt

Edmund Morris · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain “Colonel Roosevelt,” he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. “If...
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Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution

Richard Beeman · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"While some have boasted it as a work from Heaven, others have given it a less righteous origin. I have many reasons to believe that it is the work of plain, honest men."-Robert Morris, delegate from Pennsylvania to the Constitutional ConventionFrom distinguished historian Richard...
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Every Day Is Extra

John Kerry · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life - from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years - a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important...
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The Plains Indians (Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest)

Paul H. Carlson · TAMU Press; 1st edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

For the Plains Indians, the period from 1750 to 1890, often referred to as the traditional period, was an evolutionary time. Horses and firearms, trade goods, shifting migration patterns, disease pandemics, and other events associated with extensive European contact led to a peak of Plains...
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Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism from Inside the Bush White House

Bill Sammon · Regnery Publishing; First Edition edition
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author and award-winning White House correspondent Bill Sammon uses his unparalleled White House access -- including revealing one-on-one interviews with President George W. Bush, conducted on Air Force One and elsewhere -- to show how the pr
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Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History

Andrew P. Napolitano · Thomas Nelson; 5th Print edition
Format: Hardcover

YOUVE BEEN LIED TO BY THE GOVERNMENT We shrug off this fact as an unfortunate reality. America is the land of the free, after all. Does it really matter whether our politicians bend the truth here and there? When the truth is traded for lies, our freedoms are diminished and dont return....
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Fight like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World

Shannon Watts · HarperOne
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news broke of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it. What started as a simple Facebook group to connect with other frustrated parents...

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Historic Native Peoples of Texas

William C. Foster · University of Texas Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Several hundred tribes of Native Americans were living within or hunting and trading across the present-day borders of Texas when Cabeza de Vaca and his shipwrecked companions washed up on a Gulf Coast beach in Over the next two centuries as Spanish and French expeditions explored the state...
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Patrolling Chaos: The U.S. Border Patrol in Deep South Texas

Robert Lee Maril · Texas Tech University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"[A] fine ethnographic study of a rigid, militaristic, masculinist bureaucracy, the Border Patrol. . . . Using vivid prose, Maril weaves the complex history of south Texas, with its race and class injustices, into the text and makes deft critiques of the ways the bureaucracy and its chaotic...
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The First Ladies Fact Book -- Revised and Updated: The Childhoods, Courtships, Marriages, Campaigns, Accomplishments, and Legacies of Every First Lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

Bill Harris · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers; Rev Upd edition
Format: Paperback

The revised and updated edition, including all-new information on Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Betty Ford America's first ladies have captured the hearts of the citizens of our country ever since its humble beginnings. This newly updated edition of The First Ladies...
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The Spoils of War: Greed, Power, and the Conflicts That Made Our Greatest Presidents

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

It's striking how many of the presidents Americans venerate - Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy, to name a few - oversaw some of the republic's bloodiest years. Perhaps it's because they looked out for important political causes....
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