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Eyewitness to World War II
Eyewitness to World War II
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Eyewitness to World War II brings you closer than ever before to the greatest challenge a generation of Americans had ever faced. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it—both on the battlefield and the home front—creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives.


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Eyewitness to the Civil War
Eyewitness to the Civil War
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

From John Brown's raid to Reconstruction, Eyewitness to the Civil War presents a clear, comprehensive discussion that addresses every military, political, and social aspect of this crucial period. In-depth descriptions of campaigns and battles in all theaters of war are accompanied by a thorough evaluation of the nonmilitary elements of the struggle between North and South. In their own words, commanders and common soldiers in both armies tell of life on the battlefield and behind the lines, while letters from wives, mothers, and sisters provide a portrait of the home front.


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The Untold Civil War
The Untold Civil War
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Was Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far more mundane factor: access to fresh water? How did the need to spread information about the dead and wounded give rise to the U.S. Postal Service? Did President Lincoln really age so dramatically during the course of the war, or was a rare disease to blame for the shocking difference in images of him from before and during the war? From overlooked elements, such as the role of weather, health, and high emotions, to the world-changing effect of the rise of female workers, to the many "firsts" including the introduction of standard time, pre-sized clothing, canned goods, toilets, and Santa Claus, The Untold Civil War reveals new facets of a seemingly well-known slice of American history, just in time to commemorate its 150th anniversary.


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Cronkite's War - Hardcover
Cronkite's War - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he became a credentialed war correspondent, preparing to leave her behind to go overseas. The couple spent months apart in the summer and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on convoys to England and North Africa across the submarine-infested waters of the North Atlantic. After a brief December leave in New York City spent with his young wife, Cronkite left again on assignment for England. This time, the two would not be reunited until the end of the war in Europe. Cronkite would console himself during their absence by writing her long, detailed letters—sometimes five in a week—describing his experiences as a war correspondent, his observations of life in wartime Europe, and his longing for her.


$28.00
Cronkite's War - Softcover
Cronkite's War - Softcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of The Greatest Generation reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he became a credentialed war correspondent, preparing to leave her behind to go overseas. The couple spent months apart in the summer and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on convoys to England and North Africa across the submarine-infested waters of the North Atlantic. After a brief December leave in New York City spent with his young wife, Cronkite left again on assignment for England. This time, the two would not be reunited until the end of the war in Europe. Cronkite would console himself during their absence by writing her long, detailed letters—sometimes five in a week—describing his experiences as a war correspondent, his observations of life in wartime Europe, and his longing for her.


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The War Of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy
The War Of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Discover the epic naval story of the war that threatened to undo our nation in 1812. Riveting firsthand accounts enliven this official sea-level view of the conflict that proved American naval prowess a force to be reckoned with. Explore historic documents, letters, ephemera, and artifacts, including fascinating finds from the Navy's most recent underwater excavation of the war's lost ships.


$30.00
Atlas of the Civil War
Atlas of the Civil War
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America's most violent and pivotal clash of arms.


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Collision with History
Collision with History
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On patrol in the Pacific in 1943, a U.S. Navy vessel is cut in half by an enemy destroyer. Its young skipper saves most of his crew, despite his own injuries… and goes on to become President of the United States. In this riveting new book, Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard takes you on his quest for John F. Kennedy's lost boat, PT-109. Archival photographs and personal stories bear witness to wartime danger and heroism.
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Everything World War I
Everything World War I
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Explore the fascinating history of America's first World War, meet the greatest military leaders and tacticians, and learn about key battles in this compelling new book in the popular Everything series. This book marks the 100th anniversary of WWI and takes a thoughtful, kid-friendly approach to a serious subject.


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Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories
Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

In this important volume, Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson commemorates the youngest survivors of World War II. Through a combination of compelling narrative, first-person accounts, archival images, detailed maps, and a timeline of key events, the book paints a vivid and unforgettable portrait of war life through the eyes of children. This captivating, unique chronicle will leave indelible memories in the minds of children and offer valuable insights into all sides of the war.


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A Soldier's Sketchbook
A Soldier's Sketchbook
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

A Soldier's Sketchbook, an illustrated memoir from a World War II soldier, is drawn from the letters, sketches, snapshots, and mementos of Pvt. Joseph Farris, who left his home of Danbury, Connecticut, and set off to war aboard the U.S.S. General Gordon in October 1944, bound for France as part of Company M, 398th Infantry. Farris wrote more than 800 letters home, and he hewed his artistic talents with sketches and paintings along the way. He also secretly copied officers' notes and, once back home after the war, collected clippings and battlefield accounts, which form a sobering counterpoint to his reassurances to his parents that everything is "swell."


$30.00
Receding Tide
Receding Tide
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It's a poignant irony in American history that on Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal battles ended in Union victory, marked the high tide of Confederate military fortune, and ultimately doomed the South's effort at secession. But on July 4, 1863, after six months of siege, Ulysses Grant's Union army finally took Vicksburg and the Confederate west.


$28.00
1862: Fredericksburg
1862: Fredericksburg
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Through National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War. 1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever.


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Unraveling Freedom
Unraveling Freedom
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In 1915, the United States experienced the 9/11 of its time. A German torpedo sank the Lusitania killing nearly 2,000 innocent passengers. The ensuing hysteria helped draw the United States into World War I—the bitter, brutal conflict that became known as the Great War and the War to End All Wars. But as U.S. troops fought to make the world safe for democracy abroad, our own government eroded freedoms at home, especially for German-Americans. Free speech was no longer an operating principle of American democracy. Award-winning author Ann Bausum asks, just where do Americans draw the line of justice in times of war?


$19.95
1001 Events That Made America - Softcover
1001 Events That Made America - Softcover
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For some, patriotism means flags and parades, for others it means ''My country right or wrong.'' But true patriotism is more complex than that and, as Alan Axelrod observes in this revealing review of our history, is built on a bedrock of understanding—who we are as individuals and as a nation, how our ideals and our democracy have evolved, and what it really means to be an American. It's a challenge that calls for an open mind and a clear perspective on the people, events, and issues that shape our society—exactly what 1001 Events That Made America provides.


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Alive in the Killing Fields
Alive in the Killing Fields
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Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia, has broken a long silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.


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Shiloh, 1862 - Hardcover
Shiloh, 1862 - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

In the spring of 1862, many Americans still believed that the Civil War would be over by Christmas. The previous summer in Virginia, Bull Run, with nearly 5,000 casualties, had been shocking, but suddenly came word from a far away place in the wildernesses of southwest Tennessee of an appalling battle costing 23,000 casualties, most of them during a single day. It was more than had resulted from the entire American Revolution. As author Winston Groom reveals in this dramatic, heart-rending account, the Battle of Shiloh would single-handedly change the psyche of the military, politicians, and American people—North and South—about what they had unleashed by creating a Civil War.


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Our Country's Presidents, 4th Edition
Our Country's Presidents, 4th Edition
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Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the president—waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description. Each president has left his mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.


$19.95
Warriors In Uniform
Warriors In Uniform
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Native Americans have served in the U.S. military during each of this country's wars, and their stories encompass heroism, tragedy, humor, stoicism, loyalty and conflict. This illustrated history tells the exploits of the last Confederate general—a Cherokee—to lay down his arms, the code talkers who used tribal languages to thwart the enemy in World War II, the first Native American woman to give her life as a soldier, and those serving in Iraq today.


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Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
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This handsomely illustrated volume commemorates Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday and gives rare insight into the President who shook the world. This is the official book of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), its pages offering stories, anecdotes, and never-before-seen images and artifacts from the museum's vault.


$35.00
Summer's Bloodiest Days
Summer's Bloodiest Days
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Written to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, this book powerfully illustrates a true turning point in American history. Gettysburg expert Jennifer Weber tells the story of the momentous battle through the voices of those who were there, a unique approach that makes this title stand out from all others.


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