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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
An Indian History of the American West

Author: Dee Brown
Publication Date: 3 January 1998

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Describes how the American Indians lost their land and lives to a dynamically expanding white society. This book described the opening of the West from the Indians' viewpoint. It focuses on a national disgrace.

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Reimagining the American Pacific

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Reimagining the American Pacific
From South Pacific to Bamboo Ridge and beyond

Author: Rob Wilson
Publication Date: 1 June 2000

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Explores the creation of the Pacific Rim in the American imagination and how the concept has been adapted and resisted in Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. This title draws on theories of postmodernism, transnationality, and post-Marxist geography to contribute to the discussion of what constitutes 'global' and 'local'.

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Americas

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The Americas
A Histroy of Two Continents

Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Publication Date: 10 July 2004

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A history of North, South and Central America, from prehistory to the present, by one of the world's best-known historians.

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Penguin History of the United States of America

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The Penguin History of the United States of America

Author: Hugh Brogan
Publication Date: 29 March 2001

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From early British colonisation to the Reagan years, this title captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress, it explores the period leading to Independence from the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - the good and the bad.

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Patton's Last Battle

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Patton's Last Battle

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 1 May 2001

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Patton's last battle

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Pacific North-west

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The Pacific North-west
An Interpretive History

Author: Carlos A. Schwantes
Publication Date: 1 June 1996

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This second edition contains significant additional material on early mining in the Pacific Northwest, sea routes to Oregon in the early discovery and contact period, the environment of the region, the impact of the Klondike gold rush, and politics since 1945.

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Christopher Columbus and the participation of the Jews in the Spanish and Portugese discoveries

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Christopher Columbus and the participation of the Jews in the Spanish and Portugese discoveries

Author: Meyer Kayserling
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2007

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The classic work by the great German historian on the contributions of the Jews to the epic voyages of Christopher Columbus, Prince Henry the Navigator, Vasco Da Gama, and other explorers who transformed the world. This book was commissioned by the Spanish government on the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus....

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9/11 Revealed

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9/11 Revealed

Author: Rowland Morgan
Publication Date: 11 August 2005

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Bringing together research with the work of independent journalists, this work reveals that important parts of the official story are not tenable. It tells that elections have been won, laws have been passed, and wars have been fought because of 9/11 and tells that this is the time to decide whether this is the world one lives in.

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Rough Crossings

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Rough Crossings

Author: Simon Schama
Publication Date: 4 May 2006

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Tells the story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. This work follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia.

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Final Days

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The Final Days

Author: Bob Woodward
Publication Date: 6 November 2006

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The thrilling sequel to Woodward and Bernstein's classic book of reportage, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN.

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Big Chief Elizabeth

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Big Chief Elizabeth
How England's Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World

Author: Giles Milton
Publication Date: 20000803

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In 1586, Queen Elizabeth I was enthralled by captive American Indian Manteo. Manteo was returned to his homeland as Governor, a gamble that resulted in the first English settlement in the New World. Using first-hand accounts, this book tells a story that was to have an extraordinary twist.

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Out of Our Past

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Out of Our Past
Forces That Shaped Modern America

Author: Carl N. Degler
Publication Date: 1 February 1984

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Interpretation of American history.

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Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: The 70s

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Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: The 70s

Author: Alistair Cooke
Publication Date: 11 September 2008

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Alistair Cooke was a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over fifty years in his weekly "Letter from America". This selection of Letters includes Cooke's reports on momentous events such as Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, the ceasefire in Vietnam and the assassination attempt on Gerald Ford.

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Outlaws of the Canadian West

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Outlaws of the Canadian West

Author: M.A. Macpherson
Publication Date: 31 December 2000

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The Canadian West has a history littered with tales of robbers and murderers. These frontier days were long before faxes, DN...

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Selling Your Father's Bones

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Selling Your Father's Bones
One Tribe's Flight Through the Great American West

Author: Brian Schofield
Publication Date: 23 July 2009

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Shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2008. Part historical narrative, part travelogue through the wilds of the West and part environmental polemic, 'Selling Your Father's Bones' is a thrilling journey through the history and wilderness of the stunning area of landscape that is Continental USA.

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Dominance by Design

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Dominance by Design
Technological Imperatives and America's Civilizing Mission

Author: Michael Adas
Publication Date: 6 January 2006

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The belief that it is our right and destiny to remake foreign societies in our image has endured from the early decades of colonisation to our current crusade to implant American-style democracy in the Muslim Middle East.

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Letters from an American Farmer, introduction by Warren Barton Blake (Everyman's Library 640)

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Letters from an American Farmer, introduction by Warren Barton Blake (Everyman's Library 640)

Author: J. Hector Crevecoeur
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1962

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Letters and Notes on the North American Indians

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Letters and Notes on the North American Indians

Author:  Catlin
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1995

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Originally published in 1841 in two volumes. This edition, illustrated with Catlin's portraits and line drawings, preserves the best of his description and anecdote....

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American Revolution

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The American Revolution

Author: Edward Countryman
Publication Date: 1 January 2003

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This book is not only a highly accessible account of the Revolution; it also breaks new ground in showing what the struggle ...

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Bush at War

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Bush at War

Author: Bob Woodward
Publication Date: 7 July 2003

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Award-winning author and journalist Bob Woodward gives the dramatic inside story of President Bush's response to the earth shattering events of September 11.

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Few Acres of Snow

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A Few Acres of Snow
The Saga of the French and Indian Wars

Author: Robert Leckie
Publication Date: 18 September 2000

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"Leckie is a gifted writer with the ability to explain complicated military matters in layperson's terms, while sustaining the drama involved in a life-and-death struggle. His portraits of the key players in that struggle... are seamlessly interwoven with his exciting narrative.

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Tecumseh

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Tecumseh
A Life

Author: John Sugden
Publication Date: 6 May 1999

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In the early years of the 19th century, Tecumseh, the legendary Shawnee chieftain, dreamed of welding the diverse North American tribes into a vast confederacy that could defend native culture from US aggression. This is his story.

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Burnside's Bridge

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Burnside's Bridge
Antietam

Author: John Cannan
Publication Date: 7 March 2000

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The stone bridge on the southern flank of the Antietam battlefield became one of the Civil War's most powerful symbols of courage and sacrifice. Each stage of the battle is described by extracts from memoirs and diaries of the time, with details of the area as it was in 1862 and as it is today.

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Affairs of Honor

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Affairs of Honor
National Politics in the New Republic

Author: Joanne B. Freeman
Publication Date: 2 September 2002

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A reassessment of the tumultuous culture of politics on the national stage during America's earliest years, when national leaders struggled to define themselves and their role in the new nation. The author shows how the rituals and rhetoric of honour provided ground rules for political combat.

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D-Day

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D-Day
June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication Date: 5 June 2002

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The gripping and heroic story of D-Day from the Number One bestselling author of BAND OF BROTHERS, Stephen E Ambrose.

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