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RISE TO GLOBALISM: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 1938; FIFTH REVISED EDITIO N.

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000015335

ISBN: 0140228268

Condition: 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. View more info

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NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: THE MEN WHO BUILT THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILRO AD 1863-1869

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000047592

ISBN: 0743203178

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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 mon ey; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineer s and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other la borers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The U.S. government pitted two companies-the Union Pacific and the Central Pacif... View more info

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CRAZY HORSE AND CUSTER: THE PARALLEL LIVES OF TWO AMERICAN WARRIORS

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Open Road Media: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000048647

ISBN: 0385479662

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 New York Times bestseller from the author of Band of Brothers: The biogra phy of two fighters forever linked by history and the battle at Little Bigh orn. On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where three thousand Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great warriors would soon be forever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse... View more info

THE GANGS OF NEW YORK -- AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000044192

ISBN: 0099436744

Condition: Good


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THE GANGS OF NEW YORK: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000044345

ISBN: 1560252758

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1928, Herbert Asbury's whirlwind tour through the low li fe of nineteenth-century New York has become an indispensable classic of ur ban history. Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens, and winding alley s of the Bowery and the notorious Five Points district, The Gangs of New Yo rk dramatically evokes the destitution and shocking violence of a turbulent era, when colorfully named criminals like Dandy John Dolan, Bill the Butch er, and Hell-Cat Maggie lurked in the shadows, and infamous gangs like the Plug Uglies, the Dead Rabbits, and the Bowery Boys ruled the streets. ... View more info

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CHOCOLATE CITY: A HISTORY OF RACE AND DEMOCRACY IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL

By: Asch, Chris Myers

Price: ¥1,100.00

Publisher: The University of North Caro: 2019

Seller ID: RWARE0000047504

ISBN: 1469654725

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuo us, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emble matic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promis es and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a nati onal battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, c ivil rights, the drug war, and gentrification. But D.C. is more than just a seat of government, and authors Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove also highlight the city's rich history of local activism as Washingto... View more info

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THE WHITE HOUSE : AN HISTORIC GUIDE

By: Association, White House Historical

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Washington ; White House His:

Seller ID: RWARE0000019667

Condition: 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. View more info

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BRAZIL: THE FORGING OF A NATION, 1798-1852 [ILLUSTRATED]

By: Barman, Roderick

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000015104

ISBN: 0804723303

Condition: 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 gre... View more info

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FROM PURITANISM TO POSTMODERNISM: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

By: Bradbury, Malcolm

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000048786

ISBN: 0140144358

Condition: Good


From Modernist/Postmodernist perspective, leading critics Richard Ruland (A merican) and Malcolm Bradbury (British) address questions of literary and c ultural nationalism. They demonstrate that since the seventeenth century, A merican writing has reflected the political and historical climate of its t ime and helped define America's cultural and social parameters. Above all, they argue that American literature has always been essentially "modern," i llustrating this with a broad range of texts: from Poe and Melville to Fitz gerald and Pound, to Wallace Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks, and T... View more info

THAT SPECIAL GRACE

By: Bradlee, Benjamin C.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Lippincott: 1964

Seller ID: RWARE0000047566

Condition: Good/Good


"Text... originally appeared in Newsweek [under the title: He had that spec ial grace]" View more info

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AGE OF REVOLUTION AND REACTION 1789-1850

By: Breunig, Charles

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000015036

ISBN: 0393091430

Condition: Very Good+


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout. View more info

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THE GREATEST GENERATION SPEAKS : LETTERS AND REFLECTIONS

By: Brokaw, Tom

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000004815

ISBN: 0375503943

Condition: 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 an... View more info

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

By: Brown, Dee

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000044062

ISBN: 0330245694

Condition: Good


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INFAMOUS SCRIBBLERS

By: Burns, Eric

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000047590

ISBN: 1586484281

Condition: Good/Very Good


Infamous Scribblers is a perceptive and witty exploration of the most volat ile period in the history of the American press. News correspondent and ren onwned media historian Eric Burns tells of Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adams-the leading journalists among the Founding Fathers; of Georg e Washington and John Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Tho mas Jefferson, the leading manipulator of journalists. These men and the wr iters who abused and praised them in print (there was, at the time, no job description of "journalist") included the incendiary James Fra... View more info

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AWASH IN A SEA OF FAITH: CHRISTIANIZING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (NO DUSTJACKET )

By: Butler, Jon

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000047350

ISBN: 0674056019

Condition: Good


Challenging the formidable tradition that places early New England Puritani sm at the center of the American religious experience, Yale historian Jon B utler offers a new interpretation of three hundred years of religious and c ultural development. Butler stresses the instability of religion in Europe where state churches battled dissenters, magic, and astonishingly low churc h participation. He charts the transfer of these difficulties to America, i ncluding the failure of Puritan religious models, and describes the surpris ing advance of religious commitment there between 1700 and 1865. Thro... View more info

THE AMERICAN CENTURY: VARIETIES OF CULTURE IN MODERN TIMES

By: Cantor, Norman F.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000035610

ISBN: 006017451X

Condition: 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. View more info

PEARL HARBOR EXTRA: A NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES' ENTRY INTO WO RLD WAR II

By: Caren, Eric C.

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000036151

ISBN: 0785813411

Condition: 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. View more info

ASK NOT: THE INAUGURATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE SPEECH THAT CHANGED AM ERICA

By: Clarke, Thurston

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000030434

ISBN: 0805072136

Condition: 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... View more info

THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT: 1941-1942

By: Cooke, Alistair

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000042499

ISBN: 0871139391

Condition: Very Good/Very 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 chron... View more info

THE WAY WE NEVER WERE: AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE NOSTALGIA TRAP

By: Coontz, Stephanie

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000029061

ISBN: 0465090974

Condition: 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. View more info