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Eyewitness Guide Washington D.C.

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Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
236
1465460489
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.
$19.99

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

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

Washington, DC Map

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Borch Maps
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

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

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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

Official Guide to the Smithsonian

USE129
Sharon L. Barry, Robin A. Faitoute, Sarah Grusin, Elizabeth Jones
Smithsonian Institution Press
2016
240
1588345424
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's many museums and the National Zoo. Fourth edition.
$13.99

Fields of Honor, Pivotal Battles of the Civil War

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Edwin C. Bearss, James McPherson (Foreword)
National Geographic
2007
488
1426200935
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A former chief historian of the National Parks Service and a renowned Civil War historian, Bearss details 14 of the war's major battles, including Gettysburg and Vicksburg.
$15.95

Following in Lincoln's Footsteps, A Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln

USA126
Ralph Gary
Carroll & Graff
2002
484
0786710683
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly researched guide to the sites where Lincoln lived, worked, and visited -- from his birthplace in rural Kentucky to the Oval Office.
$18.95

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.
$16.95

Lincoln's Men, How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation

USS106
William Davis
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2000
315
0684862948
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Lincoln as a wise and strong military leader using letters written by Civil War soldiers.
$20.99

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

USA05
Daniel Boorstin
Random House
1964
434
0394705130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions.
$17.95

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

The Rise of American Democracy, Jefferson to Lincoln

USA130
Sean Wilentz
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
992
0393058204
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A magisterial history of the development of America from republic to democracy in the years between independence and the Civil War.
$35.00

With Malice Toward None, A Life of Abraham Lincoln

USS120
Stephen B. Oates
HarperCollins Publishers
1994
492
0060924713
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A humanistic portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, illuminating the many sides of the man-behind-the-myth.
$17.99

Paris on the Potomac, The French Influence on the Architecture and Art of Washington, D.C.

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Cynt Field (Editor)
Ohio University Press
2007
164
0821417606
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This history explores the French influence on Washington, D.C.'s art and architecture.
$26.95

Temple of Invention, History of a National Landmark

USA343
Charles Robertson
Scala Publishers
2006
110
1857593855
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Essential for visitors to the Smithsonian and American architecture buffs, this book details the history and many uses of the Patent Office Building, which now houses the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
$19.95

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

Assassination Vacation

USA119
Sarah Vowell
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
272
0743260031
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An irreverent tour of American history by way of its presidential assassinations by a popular NPR commentator and essayist. Informative and thoroughly enjoyable.
$16.00

Front Row at the White House, My Life and Times

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Helen Thomas
Scribner
2000
416
0684868091
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
From the woman who has reported on every president from Kennedy to Clinton comes a unique memoir of White House history and a telling record of the ever-changing relationship between the presidency and the press.
$24.99

The Killer Angels

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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

Washington, D.C.

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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

More Books

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

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Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

Mid-Atlantic States Map

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Mad Maps
2013
1
193391193X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of the Mid-Atlantic states and the Chesapeake Bay
$14.95

Slave Counterpoint, Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry

USS10
David Morgan
University of North Carolina Press
1998
736
0807847178
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, readable comparison of the slave cultures of Virginia and South Carolina. Intended for a general audience, Morgan covers the lives of the slaves in rich detail, and paints a compelling portrait of African Americans in the South on the eve of the American Revolution.
$47.50

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs & the Chesapeake Bay

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William Warner
Little Brown and Company
1994
304
0316923354
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A lovingly written history of the blue crab, enriched with local color and a vivid overview of the Chesapeake Bay, its ecosystem, history and future.
$16.00

Chesapeake

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James Michener
Random House
2003
880
0812970438
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Michener works his usual magic, this time on the Chesapeake Bay, telling the history of the region through the story of a colorful family.
$20.00

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

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Alice Jane Lippson, Robert L. Lippson
Johns Hopkins University Press
2006
324
0801883385
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This combination field guide and ecological primer on the Chesapeake Bay is a comprehensive guide to local plants and animals which describes the wetlands habitat in which they live.
$31.00

Confederates in the Attic

USS35
Tony Horwitz
Random House
1999
406
067975833x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Dispatched from the Unfinished Civil War," this book reveals the strange world of the re-enactors, unreconstructed confederates and others whose ongoing interest and involvement in the War Between the States provide an intriguing cultural portrait of the southern and mid-Atlantic states.
$17.00

Insiders' Guide to Williamsburg and Virginia's Historic Triangle

USE10
Sue Corbett
Insider's Guides
2016
296
1493018310
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Practical information on what to do in Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, including sites, food and lodging.
$18.95

People of the Mist

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear
St. Martins
1998
553
0812515609
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A historical novel set on the Chesapeake Bay before Europeans arrived in North America.
$8.99

Africans in America, America's Journey through Slavery

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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

Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians, Eastern and Central North America

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Roger Conant
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
616
0395904528
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy guide for the hertologically inclined of the eastern US.
$21.00

Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses, Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay

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Ray Jones, Bruce Roberts (Photographer)
Globe Pequot Press
2005
93
0762730420
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A photographic tour of lighthouses along the Mid-Atlantic Coast.
$19.95

United States Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Map

USS57
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
1
382830284X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the eastern United States from the northern half of Georgia to the southern part of New York, at a scale of 1,200,000.
$14.95

The Transformation of Virginia 1740-1790

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Rhys Isaac
University of North Carolina Press
1999
504
080784814X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Isaac analyzes Virginia's social history during the tumultuous years between 1740-1790.
$37.50

Jefferson and Monticello, The Biography of a Builder

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John McLaughlin
Henry Holt and Company
1990
481
0805014632
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the painstaking design and construction of Monticello, the slaves and artisans who labored on its behalf, and a portrait of daily colonial life in Virginia.
$23.00

The Sage of Monticello

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Dumas Malone
University Press of Virginia
2006
551
0813923662
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The sixth -- and final -- volume in Malone's scholarly biography, which covers Jefferson's last 17 years, including his retirement at Monticello.
$19.95

Virginia EasyFinder

USE109
National Geographic
Rand McNally
2
052898814X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, fold-up map of Virginia, shown at various scales.
$7.95

The First Salute, A View of the American Revolution

USA04
Barbara Tuchman
Ballantine Books
1989
368
0345336674
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer-prize winning author’s analysis of the American Revolution, focusing on the European politics surrounding the war, and the conflicts between the British and Dutch navy. Much of the action takes place in the Caribbean, the author providing a fascinating account of the role of St. Eustatius (the "Golden Rock") in the American Revolution.
$18.00

Ashes of Glory: Richmond at War

USS102
Ernest B. Ferguson
Vintage Books
1997
464
0679746609
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story has been told many times before: Jefferson Davis versus Robert E. Lee. However, this detailed account of the Confederacy Capital provides details portray the little pictures within the big picture.
$17.00

Richmond During the War: Four Years of Personal Observation

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Virginia Scharff (Introduction), Sallie Brock Putnam
University of Nebraska Press
1996
389
0803287453
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Having lived in the Confederate Capital of Richmond during the Civil War, Sallie Brock Putnam gives a personal account of the Antebellum South. Originally published in 1867, this is a rare perspective of a Southern woman in a crucial period in the history of the South.
$19.95

An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape

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Vanessa Elizabeth Patrick (Editor), Carl R. Lounsbury (Editor)
University Press of Virginia
1999
448
0813919231
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome reference book of early Southern architecture, illustrated with 300 photographs and drawings.
$47.50

Eastern USA Map

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Rand McNally Maps
Rand McNally
2008
2
0528881159
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fold-up map of the Eastern United States, shown at a scale of 1:2,300,000.
$5.99

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington D.C.

USE128
Christopher Weeks, Francis Lethbridge (Introduction)
Johns Hopkins University Press
2012
328
142140270X
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the architectural landmarks of Washington D.C., originally commissioned by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It contains descriptions of over 450 structures, organized into 17 walking tours of the city.
$53.00

All the President's Men, The Greatest Reporting Story of All Time

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Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
Touchstone
2014
368
1476770514
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The legendary story of two young Washington Post reporters who uncover the Watergate scandal, leading to the resignation of President Nixon.
$17.00

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 typewriters).
$24.00

Landscape Turned Red, The Battle of Antietam

USS197
Stephen W. Sears
Ticknor & Fields
1993
431
0618344195
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An award-winning account of the bloody Civil War battle at Antietam Creek, Maryland.
$17.99

Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg

USE192
Jay Luvaas, Harold W. Nelson
University Press of Kansas
1994
254
0700606866
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the traveler, this is a history and guide to the battlefield at Gettysburg, with directions for navigating the area. Each stop along the guided tour presents an important phase of the battle.
$19.95

Guide to the Battle of Antietam

USS198
Jay Luvaas, Harold W. Nelson
University Press of Kansas
1996
336
0700607846
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the traveler, this is a history and guide to the battlefield at Antietam, with directions for navigating the area. Each "stop" along the guided tour presents an important phase of the battle.
$17.95

Gettysburg National Military Park Map

USE193
Trailhead Graphics
Trailhead Graphics
2
1883271037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the park and battlefield in Gettysburg.
$9.95

Antietam National Battlefield Map

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Trailhead Graphics
MapLink
2
1883271061
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Part of a series of Civil War battlefield maps, this is a map of the park and battlefield in Antietam.
$11.95

John Adams

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David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2002
751
0743223136
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling biography of the second president. McCullough reveals the great Adams as a figure on par with (his presidential book-ends) Washington and Jefferson.
$20.00

Arguing About Slavery, John Quincy Adams and the Great Battle in the United States Congress

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William Lee Miller
Vintage Books
1998
592
0679768440
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of the campaign led by John Quincy Adams to bring issues of abolition to the forefront of American politics in the 1830s.
$19.00

The Passing of the Armies, An Account of the Final Campaign of the Potomac

USS233
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Paul Andrew Hutton (Editor), James McPherson (Introduction)
Bantam Doubleday
1992
338
0553299921
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's powerful narrative of final days of the Civil War.
$7.99

Guide to the Battles of Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg

USS234
Jay Luvaas, Harold W. Nelson
University Press of Kansas
1996
360
0700607854
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the traveler, this is a history and guide to the battlefields at Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg. Each "stop" along the guided tours present an important phase of each battle, and many are accompanied by an excerpt of an officer's first-hand account from the battlefield.
$15.95

A Stillness at Appomattox

USS235
Bruce Catton
Doubleday
1953
438
0385044518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic and definitive account of the last year of the Civil War.
$17.95

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

Ciao, America: an Italian Discovers the U.S.

USA53
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2003
272
0767912365
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A humorous view of American cultural quirks from an Italian journalist.
$14.00

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

USE262
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
464
0307957918
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks.
$19.95

Lincoln

USA56
David Herbert Donald
Touchstone
1996
720
068482535X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Impressive in scope and entertainingly anecdotal, this biography stands out as one of the best on Abraham Lincoln.
$20.00

The Bureau and the Mole, The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History

SPY03
David A. Vise
Atlantic Monthly Press
2002
304
0802139515
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Vise's comprehensive account of the deceit and capture of the infamous double agent.
$15.00

Gods and Generals

WAR68
Jeff M. Shaara
Ballantine Books
2002
491
0345422473
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The lives and battles of Generals Lee, Hancock, Jackson and Chamberlain.
$7.99

The Wizards of Langley, Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology

SPY04
Jeffrey T. Richelson
Perseus
2002
416
0813340594
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
This highly detailed work opens the door of the CIA's secretive facility in Virginia to the public.
$19.95

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend

WAR69
James Robertson
Macmillan
1997
950
0028646851
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The gold-standard for biographies of Stonewall Jackson.
$92.50

For Kids

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

USA41
Kay Moore, Daniel O'Leary (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
1998
80
0590674447
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in Scholastic's nonfiction series about daily life and customs throughout history, this one focusing on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. in the second half of the 18th century. With colorful illustrations and the kinds of interesting facts that draw young readers in.
$6.99

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

USA43
Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1997
48
0698114396
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A witty illustrated biography of the famous orator.
$6.99

Eyewitness Civil War

USA46
John Stanchak
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465433600
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Civil War gets the big-picture treatment in this Eyewitness book, which features photographs and illustrations of costumes, household appliances, weapons and other artifacts.
$19.99

Fodor's Around Washington, D.C. with Kids

WDC15
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2013
160
0891419748
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This compact colorful guide to our nation's capital features a selection of family attractions, games, activities, color photographs, maps and diagrams.
$12.99