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THE AMERICAN POLITICAL TRADITION AND THE MEN WHO MADE IT

By: Hofstadter, Richard

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing G.: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000045418

ISBN: 0679723153

Condition: Very Good


The American Political Tradition is one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948, its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual hist ory of the assumptions behind American politics," Richard Hofstadter change d the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians befor e him--Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are example... View more info

THE PEACE CHIEFS OF THE CHEYENNES

By: Hoig, Stan

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000043352

ISBN: 0806122625

Condition: 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 Plains tribe that subsisted on the buffalo, the Cheyennes depended for su rvival on the valor and skill of their braves in the hunt and in battle. Th e fiery spirit of the young warriors was balanced by the calm wisdom of the tribal headmen, the peace chiefs, who met yearly as the Council of the For ty-four. "A Cheyenne chief was required to be a man of peace, to be brave, and to be of generous heart," writes Stan Hoig. "Of these qualiti... View more info

MYSTIC CHORDS OF MEMORY: THE TRANSFORMATION OF TRADITION IN AMERICAN CULTUR E.

By: Kammen, Michael

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000046872

ISBN: 0679741771

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Mystic Chords of Memory "Illustrated with hundreds of well-chosen anecdotes and minute observations . . . Kammen is a demon researcher who seems to have mined his nuggets fro m the entire corpus of American cultural history. . . . Insightful and sard onic."--Washington Post Book World In this groundbreaking, panoramic work of American cultural history, the Pu litzer Prize-winning author of A Machine That Would Go of Itself examines a central paradox of our national identity. How did "the land of the future" acquire a past? And to what extent has our collective memory of that ... View more info

AMUSING THE MILLION: CONEY ISLAND AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY (AMERICAN CENT URY)

By: Kasson, John F.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000045276

ISBN: 0809001330

Condition: 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. Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Exploring it afresh in this way, John Kasson shows Coney Island no longer as the object o... View more info

NEWSDAY: A CANDID HISTORY OF THE RESPECTABLE TABLOID

By: Keeler, Robert F.

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Co: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000037863

ISBN: 1557100535

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly With financial backing from her thir d husband, Harry Guggenheim of the boundlessly wealthy mining family, Alici a Patterson, daughter of the owner of the New York Daily News , founded a n ewspaper on Long Island in 1940. Cynics called Newsday ``Alicia's toy,'' bu t she had the drive and courage to make the paper succeed. Before her death in 1956, however, her husband wrested control of the paper from her; later , in 1970, this conservative Republican, who began to see a ``dangerous lef tist'' behind every typewriter, sold the tabloid to the Chandler fami... View more info

A CARTOON HISTORY OF UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY: FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT

By: King, Nancy

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Pharos Books: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000000888

ISBN: 088687534X

Condition: Very Good


A Cartoon History of United States Foreign Policy 1776-1976. A visual histo ry of the United States abroad. Text accompanies the cartoons to place them into historical context. View more info

THE FIRST LADIES

By: Klapthor, Margaret Brown

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: White House Historical Assoc: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000000859

ISBN: 0912308060

Condition: Very Good


Brief biographies and portraits of forty-one wives, sisters, daughters, nie ces, and other relatives of Presidents who have served as White House hoste sses, from Martha Washington through Nancy Reagan. View more info

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE NEW DEAL, 1932-1940

By: Leuchtenburg, William Edward

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1963

Seller ID: RWARE0000000857

Condition: Very Good


Includes bibliography. View more info

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES ( BANTAM CLASSIC)

By: Maier, Pauline

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: Bantam Classics: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000023836

ISBN: 0553214829

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative governm ent; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declara tion: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United Sta tes of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Je fferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government wi th the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are cre... View more info

FROM RESISTANCE TO REVOLUTION: COLONIAL RADICALS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AME RICAN OPPOSITION TO BRITA

By: Maier, Pauline

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1973

Seller ID: RWARE0000042512

ISBN: 0394719379

Condition: Good


"An intellectual interpretation of the American revolution that raises it t o a new height of comprehensiveness and significance. A superbly detailed a ccount of the ideological escalation . . . that brought Americans to revolu tion." �Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book ReviewIn this classic acco unt of the American revolution, Pauline Maier traces the step-by-step proce ss through which the extra-legal institutions of the colonial resistance mo vement assumed authority from the British. She follows the American Whigs a s they moved by stages from the organized resistance of ... View more info

THE LAST INNOCENT YEAR: AMERICA IN 1964--THE BEGINNING OF THE 'SIXTIES'

By: Margolis, Jon

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000047596

ISBN: 0688153232

Condition: Very Good


The year 1964 marked a change in American history: John Kennedy was dead, a nd in the aftermath of his assassination, the country was trying to figure out what to do with itself. The Warren Commission was busily sifting eviden ce, Jackie Kennedy was fast on her way to becoming an icon of dignified wid owhood, and Lyndon Johnson was tearing down Camelot to build the Great Soci ety. Young men started burning draft cards, rioting blacks burned whole nei ghborhoods, women began to wonder if the male sex was their oppressor, Cong ress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (which escalated the war in Vi... View more info

SOUTHERN HERO: MATTHEW CALBRAITH BUTLER: CONFEDERATE GENERAL, HAMPTON RED S HIRT, AND U.S. SENATOR

By: Martin, Samuel J.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000042500

ISBN: 0811708993

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


As a member of a distinguished South Carolina family, Matthew Calbraith But ler led a most interesting life. His cavalry service during the Civil War s aw him rise from regimental captain to major general in command of a divisi on. He began the war with Jeb Stuart and participated in all of his early c ampaigns. Butler was wounded in the battle at Brandy Station and lost his f oot as a result, but he returned to duty and the battles outside of Richmon d in 1864, then hurried South to resist Sherman's advance into South Caroli na. Unlike many other Confederate generals, Butler remained influent... View more info

LINCOLN AND THE DECISION FOR WAR: THE NORTHERN RESPONSE TO SECESSION (CIVIL WAR AMERICA)

By: McClintock, Russell

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: The University of North Caro: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000035613

ISBN: 0807831883

Condition: Very Good/Good


Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 prompted several Southern states to sece de, the North was sharply divided over how to respond. In this groundbreaki ng and highly praised book, McClintock follows the decision-making process from bitter partisan rancor to consensus. From small towns to big cities an d from state capitals to Washington, D.C., McClintock highlights individual s both powerful and obscure to demonstrate the ways ordinary citizens, part y activists, state officials, and national leaders interacted to influence the Northern response to what was essentially a political crisis. He a... View more info

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY: AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

By: McDonald, Forrest

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000048463

ISBN: 0700607498

Condition: Very Good


Jefferson Lecturer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Forrest McDonald is widely r ecognized as one of our most respected and challenging historians of the Co nstitution. He has been called brilliant, provocative, controversial, passi onate, pugnacious, and crafty in intellectual combat. Whatever the label, h e remains unsurpassed as a commentator on the American founding. Novus Ordo Seclorum, his best-known work, was hailed as "magisterial," "a t our-de-force," "the American history book of the decade," "the best single book on the origins of the U.S. Constitution," ... View more info

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UNDERSTANDING THE F-WORD: AMERICAN FASCISM AND THE POLITICS OF ILLUSION

By: McGowan, David

Price: ¥2,400.00

Publisher: Writers Club Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000012670

ISBN: 0595186408

Condition: As New


By offering a radical review of the last one hundred years of US history, t his work is intended as a counterpoint to the rampant revisionism of the fl urry of books glorifying the "American Century". Beginning with the rather bold and decidedly controversial assertion that the current political syste m in place in the United States at the dawn of the twenty-first century is fascism, the first part of this book attempts to justify that claim by firs t defining exactly what fascism is - correcting various widely-held misconc eptions - and then analyzing how closely we as a nation confor... View more info

SEA OF GLORY: A NAVAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

By: Miller, Nathan

Price: ¥950.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000047560

ISBN: 1557505772

Condition: Good


This is naval hiistory at its very best: illuminating, human, and readable. Unlike other histories of the revolution, this book recognizes the war for independence as a maritime conflict and fully explores the struggle for co mmand of the sea. Broad and balanced in vision, it is the first study to me sh the operations of the Continental Navy and various state navies with the maneuvers of the British and French fleets, while at the same time focusin g on the lives of ordinary seamen. Through its careful examination of the r ole played by the Continental Navy, Sea of Glory makes it clear that th... View more info

THE AMERICAN SOUL: REDISCOVERING THE WISDOM OF THE FOUNDERS

By: Needleman, Jacob

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Tarcher: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000042998

ISBN: 1585421383

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


The distinguished philosopher and bestselling author offers a compelling ne w understanding of the meaning of America, from the spiritual vision of its founding fathers to the hope it can offer to our increasingly threatened w orld. At the heart of Jacob Needleman's The American Soul is a call to rediscover the timeless truths hidden within the founding vision of the American nati on. Embedded in the ideals of democracy, individual liberty, and freedom of conscience is a view of human nature that echoes essential aspects of the wisdom that has guided every great civilization of the world. Fre... View more info

BEFORE THE STORM: BARRY GOLDWATER AND THE UNMAKING OF THE AMERICAN CONSENSU S.

By: Perlstein, Rick

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000044360

ISBN: 0809028581

Condition: Very Good


A bold and astute narrative history of conservatism's climb and one of the best-reviewed books of 2001. Rick Perlstein's Before the Storm tells the story of the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s -- a story that, until this book, had never been told. The figure at the heart of the story is, of course, Barry Goldwater, the handsome renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed the federal government, despised liberals on sight, and mocked "peaceful coexistence" with the USSR. But Perlstein's narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagon... View more info

CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY: WILLIAM OATES, JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN, AND THE AMERICAN C IVIL WAR

By: Perry, Mark

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000042511

ISBN: 0140247971

Condition: Very Good


At the center of this absorbing dual biography lies the legendary conflict at Little Round Top -- "the single most important struggle" of the Civil Wa r. Little Round Top decided the Battle of Gettysburg, opened the door to No rthern victory, and brought together the disparate lives of two important A mericans: Joshua Chamberlain, an academic from Maine who proved to be a bri lliant military strategist, and William Oates, an Alabama maverick who foug ht heroically throughout the war. Both were self-educated men whose militar y success propelled them to the governorship of their respect... View more info

THE LOSS OF THE SHIP ESSEX, SUNK BY A WHALE: FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNTS

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000045774

ISBN: 0140437967

Condition: 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. The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspire d Melville's Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbrick's monumental histor y, In the Heart of the Sea In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex was rammed by an angry sperm whale t housands of miles from home in the South Pacific. The Essex sank, leaving t wenty crew members drifting in three small open boats for ninety days. Thro ugh drastic measures, eight men survived to rev... View more info