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RISE TO GLOBALISM: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 1938; FIFTH REVISED EDITIO N., Ambrose, Stephen E.
1 Ambrose, Stephen E. RISE TO GLOBALISM: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 1938; FIFTH REVISED EDITIO N.
Penguin 1988 0140228268 / 9780140228267 Paperback Very Good 
This complete revision looks at American foreign policy from 1938 to, rough ly, the end of the first Reagan administration in 1984. It revises the cove rage of postwar American foreign policy in the light of recent scholarship and current events - for example the Lebanon invasion by Marines in the mid -1950s receives increased coverage in the light of the American debacle the re in 1983. 
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2 Asbury, Herbert GANGS OF NEW YORK
Arrow Books Ltd 2003 0099436744 / 9780099436744 Paperback Good 
The classic book about gangs in 19th-century New York, now filmed by Martin Scorsese. The story tells of the city's dire abysmal poverty and violence, researched from stories, memory and police records. 
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THE WHITE HOUSE : AN HISTORIC GUIDE, Association, White House Historical
3 Association, White House Historical THE WHITE HOUSE : AN HISTORIC GUIDE
Washington ; White House His Softcover Very Good 
Minor rubbing to covers, otherwise a crisp clean softcover, no markings thr oughout: Eds. from ed. 11 (1973)- cataloged as monographs by LC DLC. 
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4 Barman, Roderick BRAZIL: THE FORGING OF A NATION, 1798-1852 [ILLUSTRATED]
Stanford University Press 1994 0804723303 / 9780804723305 Paperback Fine 
A crisp clean softcover. 'Barman's pungent analysis of what is, by any standard, an extraordinarily complicates political and constitutional history ... is a broad synthesis t hat will necessarily inform all subsequent efforts to make sense of the ori gins of the modern Brazilian state.'Canadian Journal of History Review "The author's selection of materials from the vast stock of primary sources and his judicious reanalysis of conflicting interpretations are impressive. . . . All this is set forth shrewdly and insightfully. . . . An excellent monograph, well conceived and executed, of great value to the comparative study of the development of the nation-state in Africa and Asia as well as in Latin America." -American Historical. 
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5 Black, Conrad RISE TO GREATNESS: THE HISTORY OF CANADA FROM THE VIKINGS TO THE PRESENT
McClelland & Stewart 2014 077101354X / 9780771013546 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of ou r country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book ev ery Canadian should own. From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definiti ve history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people a nd events that shaped a nation. Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton, Baldwin and Lafontaine, to MacDonald, Laurier, and King, Canada's role in peace and war, to Quebec's quest for autonomy, Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Black persuasively reveals that while many would argue that Canada was perhaps never predestined for greatness, the opposite is in fact true: the emergence of a magnificent country, against all odds, was a remarkable achievement. Brilliantly conceived, this major new reexamination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force by one of the best writers writing today. 
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AGE OF REVOLUTION AND REACTION 1789-1850, Breunig, Charles
6 Breunig, Charles AGE OF REVOLUTION AND REACTION 1789-1850
W. W. Norton & Company 1977 0393091430 / 9780393091434 Paperback Very Good+ 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
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THE GREATEST GENERATION SPEAKS : LETTERS AND REFLECTIONS, Brokaw, Tom
7 Brokaw, Tom THE GREATEST GENERATION SPEAKS : LETTERS AND REFLECTIONS
Random House 1999 0375503943 / 9780375503948 First Hardcover Very GoodVery Good 
The popularity and credibility of charismatic news anchor Tom Brokaw ensure d bestseller status for The Greatest Generation, Brokaw's homage to the Ame ricans who survived and overcame the depression and World War II. The Great est Generation Speaks expands his thesis that we owe a huge debt of gratitu de to those tough and courageous men and women for ensuring the freedoms an d comforts that Americans enjoy today. Their stories, culled from letters, interviews, and personal histories of the Greatest Generation and their fam ily members, are anecdotal but extremely powerful, showing how men and wome n were sustained by simple ideals of patriotism, family, and fair play. Thi s individualistic portrait is exactly how Americans saw themselves: Brokaw' s book is a valid reflection of the times. 
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8 Buntin, John L.A. NOIR: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA'S MOST SEDUCTIVE CITY
Broadway Books 2010 0307352080 / 9780307352088 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Midcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the world's most famous police force, the Dragnet-era LAPD. Behind this public image lies a hidden world of "pleasure girls" and crooked cops, ruthless newspaper tycoons, corrupt politicians, and East Coast gangsters on the make. Into this underworld came two men--one L.A.' s most notorious gangster, the other its most famous police chief--each prepared to battle the other for the soul of the city. 
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THE AMERICAN CENTURY: VARIETIES OF CULTURE IN MODERN TIMES, Cantor, Norman F.
9 Cantor, Norman F. THE AMERICAN CENTURY: VARIETIES OF CULTURE IN MODERN TIMES
HarperCollins 1997 006017451X / 9780060174514 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Distinguished scholar Norman Cantor presents an absorbing, readable, and op inionated overview of 20th-century culture which covers the arts, philosoph y, science, and political movements. Featuring 35 percent new material, The American Century is the magnum opus of a historian, teacher, and author of great distinction. of photos. 
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PEARL HARBOR EXTRA: A NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES' ENTRY INTO WO RLD WAR II, Caren, Eric C.
10 Caren, Eric C. PEARL HARBOR EXTRA: A NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES' ENTRY INTO WO RLD WAR II
Castle Books 2001 0785813411 / 9780785813415 Hardcover Very Good 
The catastrophic events in the Pacific leading up to the US entering World War II are reported as they happened in the local and national newspapers. Read about the attack in the December 7, 1941 edition of Honolulu Star Bull etin for a bird's eye view of the events. Both the US and Japanese papers a re represented, accentuating the vast difference of perspective of both sid es. 
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THE AMERICAN HERITAGE SHORT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR, Catton, Bruce
11 Catton, Bruce THE AMERICAN HERITAGE SHORT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR
Laurel 1982 0440301238 / 9780440301233 Paperback Good 

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ASK NOT: THE INAUGURATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE SPEECH THAT CHANGED AM ERICA, Clarke, Thurston
12 Clarke, Thurston ASK NOT: THE INAUGURATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE SPEECH THAT CHANGED AM ERICA
Henry Holt and Co 2004 0805072136 / 9780805072136 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A close-up on one of American history's most magical events, JFK's inaugura l week, and the creation of the speech that inspired a generation and broug ht hope to a nation "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your cou ntry." On the January morning when John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency a nd stood to speak those words, America was divided, its citizens torn by fe ars of war. Kennedy's speech-called the finest since Lincoln at Gettysburg and the most memorable of any twentieth-century American politician-did mor e than reassure: it changed lives, marking the start of a brief, optimistic era of struggle against "tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself." Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account of the week leading up to the inaugural which stands as one of the most moving spectacles in the history of American politics. At the heart of the narrative is Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation. Thurston Clarke's portrait of JFK during what intimates called his happiest days is balanced, revealing the President at his most dazzlingly charismatic-and cunningly pragmatic. As the snow covers Washington in a blanket of white, as statesmen and celebrities arrive for candlelit festivities, the perfectionist Kennedy pushes himself to the limit, to find the words that would capture what he most truly believed and which would far outlast his own life. For everyone who seeks to understand the fascination w. 
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13 Commerce, Concord Chamber of THE LEXINGTON-CONCORD BATTLE ROAD
Concord Chamber of Commerce Softcover Very Good+ 

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THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT: 1941-1942, Cooke, Alistair
14 Cooke, Alistair THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT: 1941-1942
Atlantic Monthly Press 2006 0871139391 / 9780871139399 Hardcover Good/Good 
From the famous BBC correspondent and television host comes a remarkably in sightful and detailed firsthand portrait of America during the early days o f World War II. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Alistair Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. Cooke traveled small highways, with t heir advertising signs and their local topography, in an age before the int erstate highway system. In The American Home Front - a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait of America - Cooke chronicles the regional glories he encounters and the reactions of the citizens to war, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny. 
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THE WAY WE NEVER WERE: AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE NOSTALGIA TRAP, Coontz, Stephanie
15 Coontz, Stephanie THE WAY WE NEVER WERE: AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE NOSTALGIA TRAP
Basic Books 1993 0465090974 / 9780465090976 Paperback Very Good 
The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes, Coontz sheds new light on such contemporary concerns as parenting, privacy, love, the division of labor along gender lines, the black family, feminism, and sexual practice. 
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16 Crouch, Stanley ALWAYS IN PURSUIT : FRESH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
Pantheon 1998 0375401539 / 9780375401534 First Hardcover Very Good/No DJ 
In Always in Pursuit iconoclastic essayist and columnist Stanley Crouch col lects some of his best work from 1995 through 1997. His interests are far-r eaching, but Crouch's central concern is how U.S. residents work to further American democracy. He takes heart that so few believed Susan Smith, the w hite South Carolina woman who murdered her children and then said a black m an had done it; chides Jesse Jackson for failing to live up to his potentia l as a leader; and speaks out in support of affirmative action simply becau se no one has proposed a better solution. Sometimes outrageous, sometimes a bstruse, Crouch is never anything less than interesting. 
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17 Dallek, Robert CAMELOT'S COURT: INSIDE THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 2014 0062065858 / 9780062065858 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian R obert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer," delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors-their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In C amelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration-including the Bay of Pig s, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam-were indelible. Kennedy purposefully put together a dynamic team of advisors noted for thei r brilliance and acumen, including Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Secreta ry of Defense Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, National Secur ity Advisor McGeorge Bundy, and trusted aides Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schle singer. Yet the very traits these men shared also created sharp divisions. Far from being unified, this was an uneasy band of rivals whose ambitions a nd clashing beliefs ignited fiery internal debates. Robert Dallek illuminates a president deeply determined to surround himself with the best and the brightest, who often found himself disappointed with their recommendations. The result, Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, is a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time. 
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FRONTIER MEDICINE: FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, 1492-1941 (VINTAGE INT ERNATIONAL), Dary, David
18 Dary, David FRONTIER MEDICINE: FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, 1492-1941 (VINTAGE INT ERNATIONAL)
Vintage 2009 0307455424 / 9780307455420 Paperback Very Good 
The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this intriguing narrative, David Dary charts how American medicine has e volved since 1492, when New World settlers first began combining European r emedies with the traditional practices of the native populations. It's a st ory filled with colorful characters, from quacks and con artists to heroic healers and ingenious medicine men, and Dary tells it with an engaging styl e and an eye for the telling detail. Dary also charts the evolution of Amer ican medicine from these trial-and-error roots to its contemporary high-tec h, high-cost pharmaceutical and medical industry. Packed with fascinating facts about our medical past, Frontier Medicine is an engaging and illuminating history of how our modern medical system came into being. 
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THE SANTA FE TRAIL: ITS HISTORY, LEGENDS, AND LORE, Dary, David
19 Dary, David THE SANTA FE TRAIL: ITS HISTORY, LEGENDS, AND LORE
Penguin Books 2002 0142000582 / 9780142000588 Paperback Very Good 
From 1610 to the 1860s the Santa Fe Trail, which ran from Missouri and Kans as to New Mexico, was a principal artery to and from the Southwest. Drawing from letters, journals, expedition reports, and newspaper articles, David Dary opens a window into the lives of the people who forged this trail and opened commerce with Spanish America. These firsthand accounts from Native Americans, mountain men, traders, trappers, freighters, surveyors, and sold iers reveal the spectacular details of life on the trail-from the early yea rs when trade was controlled by the Spanish to the gradual establishment of towns that brought new prosperity and the advent of the railroads that cha nged an entire way of life. 
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TO STEAL A KINGDOM: PROBING HAWAIIAN HISTORY, Dougherty, Michael
20 Dougherty, Michael TO STEAL A KINGDOM: PROBING HAWAIIAN HISTORY
Island Style Pr 2000 096334840X / 9780963348401 Paperback Very Good 
History of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom 1893. 
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