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      A Concise History of the USA.

      In this acclaimed short survey, Sinclair concentrates on the qualities that transformed America from nothing more than a network of trading posts to the most single powerful nation in the world. He traces the origins of the American ideal, the...

      Was: $34.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings.

      Gore Vidal has written an introduction to this selection of writings by Ôthe greatest writer ever to occupy the White House', and says that since 1920 no President has written his own speeches; and lately some presidents seem to have difficulty in...

      Was: $32.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House.

      Although JFK brought together a dynamic team of advisers noted for their brilliance and intelligence these shared traits also brought about sharp divisions, creating an administration of an uneasy bunch of rivals, and Kennedy was often disappointed with...

      Was: $54.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Confederate Currency.

      There were around 70 different types of Confederate banknotes, issued over four years from February 1861.They are highly prized and sought after by collectors and historians. This concisely describes the history and circumstances in whish they were...

      Was: $19.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Dear Mrs Kennedy.

      Following the assassination of President Kennedy, his widow Jacqueline received over a million letters of condolence from people all over the world and from every station in life. Many of the letters are reproduced here and tell the unforgettable story...

      Was: $45.00
      Now: $3.95
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      Decatur's Bold and Daring Act: The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804.

      On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Decatur's mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing that, burn her to the waterline...

      Was: $22.99
      Now: $9.95
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      December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World.

      When the Japanese bombed the American naval base in Pearl Harbour that country entered the Second World War. The author attempts to give readers a feel for how the country reacted over 70 years ago. He accomplishes this by providing anecdotal information...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $12.95
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      George Washington's War in Caricature and Print.

      Many of these images have not been published before. They 'provide a vivid and memorable record made at the very time that the Americans and French were fighting the British and Germans.' The path to war is documented by British caricatures of...

      Was: $75.00
      Now: $24.95
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      Hawai'i's Russian Adventure: A New Look at Old History.

      Presents an original look at a significant chapter in the history of Hawai'i, when the burgeoning trade in the Pacific area, particularly in Hawaiian sandalwood, meant that Russia expanded its trading outposts as far as western Kau'i. There they began...

      Was: $89.95
      Now: $7.95
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      How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere.

      Conrad is one of a glittering generation of Australians cast onto the seas of world culture in the 1960s. He first encountered America through its movies. Here he examines the way the country has both interpreted itself for the rest of the world, and has...

      Was: $59.99
      Now: $19.95
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      In Defense of Thomas Jefferson: The Sally Hemings Sex Scandal.

      Did Jefferson have a romantic sexual relationship with his black servant, Sally Hemings? It is now believed to be proven by DNA testing and is taught as historical fact. Hyland shows this is nothing more than the accumulation of salacious rumours and...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Iron Horses: America's Race to Bring the Railroads West.

      Once the transcontinental railroad was completed , dozens of rival railroad companies competed for a new challenge to build a line through the Southwest and create transportation corridors, in particular connecting Los Angeles with Chicago. He tells of...

      Was: $29.99
      Now: $9.95
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      Kennedy and Promise of the Sixties.

      Explores life in America during that brief promising moment when John F. Kennedy was president. It was a time of transition in American political and cultural history. It draws on oral histories and personal correspondence to show how the old was swept...

      Was: $33.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Lincoln Speeches.

      The speeches selected here are a window into the mind of the great leader who helped shape American society and government. There are 37 speeches. They include a Eulogy on Henry Clay, the 'House Divided' speech in Illinois 1858, his First Inaugural...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      McIlhenny's Gold: How a Louisiana Family Built the Tabasco Empire.

      Publisher Description In this fascinating history, Jeffrey Rothfeder tells how, from a simple idea-the outgrowth of a handful of peppers planted on an isolated island on the Gulf of Mexico - a secretive family business emerged that would produce one of...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $7.95