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The Civil War, An Illustrated History

USS27
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1992
448
0679742778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, comprehensive social history of the Civil War by the now-famous team of Ward and Burns. With 500 photographs and maps, extensive text and original essays by contributing experts.
$32.50

Lincoln on War

WAR153
Harold Holzer
Algonguin
2011
320
1565123786
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Holzer turns to Lincoln's own writings and speeches for this illuminating collection of the great president' thoughts on war.
$24.95

Eyewitness Guide Washington D.C.

WDC07
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
236
1465439692
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An on-the-ground guide to Washington D.C., featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, comprehensive and superb.
$23.00

Washington, DC Map

WDC06
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2008
2
3897071037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the capital at a scale of 1:15,000.
$8.95

Manassas Battlefield Map

WAR73
McElfresh Map Company
MapLink
1996
2
1885294123
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A watercolor map of the battlefield at Manassas in Virginia.
$9.95

Fodor's Washington D.C.'s 25 Best

USS39
Fodors
Fodor's
2016
128
0147546249
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide with an excellent pull-out map and essential information on museums, sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, hotels and nightlife.
$13.99

Africans in America, America's Journey through Slavery

USS53
Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WBGH Series Research Team
Harvest Books
1999
512
0156008548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A powerful collaborative effort that paints a vivid picture of the history of slavery in America and celebrates the brave Africans who managed to preserve their heritage as they endured so many hardships.
$38.95

Battle Cry of Freedom, The Civil War Era

USS37
James McPherson
Oxford University Press
2003
904
019516895x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, vivid history of the Civil War, its genesis, battles, politics and personalities from the war with Mexico to Appomattox. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book may be 900 pages long but it reads like a good novel.
$19.95

Forged in Battle, The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers

USS117
Joseph T. Glatthaar
Aa Balkema
2000
384
0807125601
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A revealing portrait of the 180,000 black soldiers who served the Union during the Civil War.
$24.95

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

USE244
Joseph J. Ellis
Vintage Books
2002
304
0375705244
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country.
$15.95

Stars in Their Courses, The Gettysburg Campaign June-July 1863

USE191
Shelby Foote
Modern Library
1994
290
0679601120
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Shelby Foote's gift for prose makes this military history a page-turning narrative, deftly capturing the monumental battle in a concise, informative text. Like all of his writing, Foote composed this volume with an old fashioned nib pen (he hated typewrit
$24.00

Team of Rivals

USA128
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2006
916
0743270754
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goodwin explores how Lincoln transformed three former political opponents into essential members of his cabinet.
$22.00

Jazz, A History of America's Music

MUS79
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2002
512
0679765395
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music -- jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans and quickly embraced in urban centers throughout the nation, jazz celebrates Americ
$45.00

Abraham Lincoln

USA147
Thomas Keneally
Penguin Putnam
2008
192
0143114751
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An elegant, brief biography of the Kentucky-born political hero.
$15.00

American Sphinx, the Character of Thomas Jefferson

USA51
Joseph J. Ellis
Vintage Books
1998
440
0679764410
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
More character study than strict biography, this celebrated book describes and defines Thomas Jefferson's beliefs, influences and aspirations. Winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction, 1997.
$17.95

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

USS487
Frederick Douglass
Belknap Press
2009
176
0674034015
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A slave for 21 years before escaping to the north, Douglass conveys the horrors of slavery and force behind the antislavery movement in this landmark memoir. This Harvard edition, with an introduction by Robert Septo, is a facsimile of the original 1845 e
$9.50

Robert E. Lee

USS377
Roy Blount, Jr.
Penguin Putnam
2006
210
0143038664
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A lively short biographical essay in the excellent Penguin Lives series, matching writers and subjects.
$19.95

The Mind of Thomas Jefferson

USA371
Peter S. Onuf
Aa Balkema
2007
281
0813926114
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This collection of essays provides an intimate look into the political and personal concerns and motivations of Jefferson, and an assessment of his significance in American culture.
$25.00

Cloudsplitter

USS196
Russell Banks
HarperCollins
1999
758
0060930861
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The incomparable Russell Banks tries his hand at historical fiction. Owen Brown, son of John Brown, is the narrator, telling the story of his father and how the events of the great abolitionist's life have ultimately shaped his own. Epic, well researched
$16.99

Roots

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Alex Haley
Perseus
2007
912
1593154496
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Haley's epic story of Kunta Kinte and his descendents opens in Jufureh The Gambia, in 1750, going on to traces seven generations of one family and tell the story of Africans in America. Thirtieth anniversary edition.
$29.95

The Killer Angels

USS36
Michael Shaara
Ballantine Books
1996
400
034540727X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
It’s the summer of 1863. Fresh from a victory at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee heads north in a daring attempt to draw Union forces away from the Potomac. He is met by Union regiments at Gettysburg for the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
$17.00

The Lincoln Anthology

GEN489
Harold Holzer (Editor)
Library of America
2009
964
159853033X
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Walt Whitman, W.B Dubois, Carl Sandburg, Winston Churchill, Marianne Moore and Garry Wills are all included in this diverse collection.
$40.00

Washington, D.C.

USE130
Gore Vidal
Vintage Books
2000
422
0375708774
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The sixth installation in Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire" historical novel series. This tale of corruption follows the lives of a conservative senator and a newspaper publisher in Washington D.C.
$18.00

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA356
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2011
400
0375712100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.
$35.00

Ken Burns, America Collection

USA447
Ken Burns
PBS Home Video
2009
1415702411
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
A boxed set of seven documentaries, each spotlighting an aspect of American society: Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, Empire of the Air, The Congress, Thomas Hart Benton, Huey Long and The Shakers.
$89.99

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Tried by War, Abraham Lincoln as Commander In Chief

USA346
James M. McPherson
Penguin Putnam
2009
329
143116142
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian looks at the Lincoln's military effectiveness.
$18.00