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  • A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War
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    Pages : 616

    by: Williamson Murray Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

    A genuinely fresh, persuasive perspective on the Civil War.

    Murray (Emeritus, History/Ohio State Univ.; War, Strategy, and Military Effectiveness, 2011, etc.) and Hsieh (History/U.S. Naval Academy; West Pointers and the Civil W ... more

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    2016-09-13

    ISBN-10: 0691169403

    ISBN-13: 9780691169408

    Language: English

  • Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation
    Views : 260
    Pages : 360

    by: Leigh Eric Schmidt

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

    A study of four unconventional crusaders against America’s obligatory godliness.

    The late 19th-century brought out a variety of fascinating, vociferous characters challenging the official, mostly Protestant “moral order,” all of the ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 0691168644

    ISBN-13: 9780691168647

    Language: English

  • The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution
    Views : 82
    Pages : 880

    by: Michael Klarman

    Publisher: pOxford University Press

    Book Description

    A magisterial history of the creation of the United States Constitution.

    By 1787, the American union was on its last legs, bankrupt, unable to tax or to wield military or economic power, and effectively unable to reform itself. That year' ... more

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    2016-10-14

    ISBN-10: 019994203X

    ISBN-13: 9780199942039

    Language: English

  • 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga
    Views : 231
    Pages : 456

    by: Dean Snow

    Publisher: pOxford University Press

    Book Description

    A chronicle of 33 days in Saratoga, New York, in 1777 that turned the tide for the American Revolution.

    Many books focusing on a single battle get bogged down in troop movements, rearrangements, and the positioning of multiple players. At ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 0190618752

    ISBN-13: 9780190618759

    Language: English

  • The New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War
    Views : 2
    Pages : 392

    by: Ted Widmer Clay Risen George Kalogerakis

    Publisher: pOxford University Press

    Book Description

    Noted academics, scholars, editors, and historians contribute to a collection of fresh, provocative essays on the Civil War, first published in digital form by the New York Times.

    Times’ editors Risen (American Whiskey, ... more

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    2016-10-13

    ISBN-10: 0190621834

    ISBN-13: 9780190621834

    Language: English

  • The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America
    Views : 331
    Pages : 320

    by: Michael S. Neiberg

    Publisher: pOxford University Press

    Book Description

    A fresh look at America’s reluctance to enter World War I as a mass consensus rather than any single faulty decision by President Woodrow Wilson.

    Neiberg (War Studies/United States Army War Coll.; Potsdam: The End of World War II an ... more

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    2016-10-03

    ISBN-10: 0190464968

    ISBN-13: 9780190464967

    Language: English

  • Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places
    Views : 91
    Pages : 336

    by: Colin Dickey

    Publisher: pViking

    Book Description

    “If you want to understand a place, ignore the boasting monuments and landmarks, and go straight to the haunted houses.”

    So begins Dickey’s (Creative Writing/National Univ.; Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Fai ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1101980192

    ISBN-13: 9781101980194

    Language: English