Theodore Rex

By Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex is the story—never absolutely advised before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s world-changing phrases as President of the us. 100 years sooner than the disaster of September eleven, 2001, “TR” succeeded to strength within the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our leader executives, he rallied a afflicted kingdom along with his superhuman power, appeal, and political abilities. He proceeded to wrestle the issues of race and hard work kinfolk and belief keep watch over whereas making the Panama Canal attainable and successful the Nobel Peace Prize. yet his so much old success is still his production of a countrywide conservation coverage, and his monument thousands of acres of secure parks and woodland. Theodore Rex ends with TR leaving workplace, nonetheless in simple terms fifty years previous, his destiny popularity safe as certainly one of our best presidents.

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The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

By H.W. Brands

Ulysses supply emerges during this masterful biography as a genius in conflict and a pushed president to a divided state, who remained fearlessly at the part of correct. He was once a loved commander within the box who made the sacrifices essential to win the struggle, even within the face of feedback. He labored valiantly to guard the rights of freed males within the South. He allowed the yankee Indians to form their very own destiny whilst the realities of happen future intended the tip in their lifestyle. during this sweeping and majestic narrative, bestselling writer H.W. manufacturers now reconsiders Grant's legacy and offers an intimate portrait of a heroic guy who kept the Union at the battlefield and consolidated that victory as a resolute and principled political leader.

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Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas (America: a cultural history)

By David Hackett Fischer

Liberty and freedom: americans agree that those values are primary to our kingdom, yet what do they suggest? How have their meanings replaced via time? during this new quantity of cultural historical past, David Hackett Fischer exhibits how those various principles shape an intertwined strand that runs during the center of yank existence.
Fischer examines liberty and freedom no longer as philosophical or political abstractions, yet as folkways and renowned ideals deeply embedded in American tradition. Tocqueville referred to as them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, americans have shared beliefs of liberty and freedom, yet with very diversified meanings. Like DNA those rules have reworked and recombined in every one new release.
The ebook arose from Fischer's discovery that the phrases themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. the foundation that means of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a neighborhood of freepeople. the strain among the 2 senses has been a resource of clash and creativity all through American historical past.
Liberty & Freedom experiences the folks heritage of these principles via greater than four hundred visions, pictures, and emblems. It starts with the yankee Revolution, and explores the that means of recent England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. within the new republic, the quest for a standard American image gave new intending to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, leave out Liberty, and lots of different icons. within the Civil conflict, americans divided over liberty and freedom. in a while, new common visions have been invented by means of those who had previously been excluded from a loose society--African americans, American Indians, and immigrants. the 20 th century observed liberty and freedom verified by means of enemies and contested at domestic, but it introduced the best outpouring of recent visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's 4 Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose."
Illustrated in complete colour with a wealthy number of pictures, Liberty and Freedom is, actually, an eye-opening paintings of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and eventually, inspiring.

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No Hill Too High for a Stepper: Memories of Montevallo, Alabama

By Mike Mahan

Born in the course of the nice melancholy, Mike Mahan used to be in lots of methods a really fortunate boy. His mom and dad, a barber and a beautician, owned their very own store and residential, continually offering abundant foodstuff, garments, and heat. No Hill Too excessive for a Stepper isn't, then, the standard tale of financial or kin fight, yet really a party of existence in Montevallo, Alabama, through the thirties, forties, and fifties. It paints first-class pictures of strangely supportive mom and dad in addition to of different kinfolk and townspeople, making a precise feel of small-town existence in this interval. on the center of this publication is an soaking up depiction of an irrepressible baby and adolescent who approached all of existence with a superb experience of ask yourself and who intended to dwell it to the fullest. in the course of the memoir, the reader involves see the richness of this existence and the satisfaction with which Mahan recalls it.

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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

By Margaret Frith, John O'Brien

At some point in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a change that lit up reduce long island with incandescent mild and adjusted the way in which humans reside ever after. the electrical mild bulb used to be just one of millions of Edison’s innovations, which come with the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the motion picture digicam. As a boy, looking at a robin trap a malicious program after which take flight, he fed a playmate a mix of worms and water to determine if she may fly! Here’s an available, beautiful biography with a hundred black-and-white illustrations.

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Ghost Towns of the Mountain West: Your Guide to the Hidden History and Old West Haunts of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada

By Philip Varney

The Rocky Mountain and nice Basin states are the center of ghost-town kingdom. Once-bustling pioneer outposts, mining camps, lumber cities, and railroad villages stand this day as reminders of the distinction days of gold rushes, commercial development, and that pioneering spirit of the outdated West. This ebook courses readers to the interesting and scenic ghost cities of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. Varney highlights renowned vacationer locations in addition to out-of-the-way spots strange even to natives of the area. Maps, old heritage, and attractive colour pictures deliver to existence dozens of ghost cities and supply sensible details for exploring this attention-grabbing bankruptcy of yankee history.

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Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America from Colonial Dependence to World Leadership

By Conrad Black

Like an eagle, American colonists ascended from the gulley of British dependence to the location of sovereign international energy in a interval of simply centuries. Seizing territory in Canada and illustration in Britain; expelling the French, or even their British forefathers, American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson paved their nation’s approach to independence. With the 1st buds of public relation techniques—of verbal exchange, dramatization, and propaganda—America flourished right into a imaginative and prescient of freedom, of company, and of unalienable human rights.

In Flight of the Eagle, Conrad Black presents a viewpoint on American historical past that's unheard of. via his research of the strategic improvement of the U.S. from 1754-1992, Black describes 9 “phases” of the strategic upward thrust of the kingdom, within which it advanced via grave demanding situations, civil and overseas wars, and secured a spot for itself below the identify of “Superpower.” Black discredits triumphing notions that our unequalled prestige is the fabricated from strong geography, demographics, and reliable success. as a substitute, he finds and analyzes the explicit strategic judgements of serious statesmen during the a while that reworked the realm as we all know it and demonstrated America’s position in it.

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Battles of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1781 (Major Battles and Campaigns)

The american citizens did not easily out live the British, nor used to be the warfare only a glorified guerrilla motion with sporadic skirmishes, says W. J. wooden. american citizens received their independence at the battlefield through utilizing greater ideas, strategies, and management within the battles of Bunker Hill, Quebec, Trenton, Princeton, Saratoga, and Cowpens, between many others. the following during this groundbreaking ebook are certain debts of makes an attempt by way of commanders to evolve their forces to the ever-shifting battlefield of the innovative struggle, in addition to analyses of the standards that made up our minds the eventual American victory.

Battles of the innovative War is designed for "armchair strategist," with dozens of illustrations and maps--many specifically ready for this volume--of the guns, conflict plans, and opponents. it is an insider's examine the dramatic instances and colourful personalities that followed the delivery of this country.

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Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond

By Jane Maas

Fans of the convey Mad Men are death to understand how actual it's. used to be there fairly that a lot intercourse on the workplace? have been there quite three-martini lunches? have been ladies relatively second-class voters? Jane Maas says the reply to all 3 questions is unequivocally "yes." Her publication Mad Women, in response to her personal reviews and numerous interviews along with her friends, is an interesting tell-all account of lifestyles as an advert girl within the male jungle of Madison Avenue.

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