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Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant Doubleday Paul Clemens


31st July 2012 History Books 33 Comments
An elegy—angry, funny, and powerfully detailed—about the slow death of a Detroit auto plant and an American way of life. How does a country dismantle a century’s worth of its industrial heritage? To answer that question, Paul Clemens investigates the 2006 closing of one of America’s most potent symbols: a Detroit auto plant. Prior to its closing, the Budd Company stamping plant on Detroit’s East Side, built in 1919, was one of the oldest active auto plants in America’s foremost industrial city—one whose history includes the nation’s proudest moments and those of its working ...
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Guilford Courthouse: North Carolina Da Capo Press John Hairr


31st July 2012 History Books 18 Comments
In March of 1781, Nathaniel Greene's militia and cavalry withstood a punishing frontal assault by Cornwallis at Guilford Courthouse deep in North Carolina territory. Although the British won the battle, fought on March 15, 1781, it left the British so weak that the Americans' road to victory at Yorktown began there.Da Capo's new "Battleground America" series offers a unique approach to the battles and battlefields of America. Each book in the series highlights a small American battlefield-sometimes a small portion of a much larger battlefield-and tells the story of the brave soldiers who ...
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Sixties The Terry H. Anderson Prentice Hall 4 edition


31st July 2012 History Books 25 Comments
Terry Anderson Terry Anderson, a Vietnam veteran, has taught in Malaysia and Japan. He was a Fulbright professor in China and the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin. He is the author of numerous articles on the 1960s and the Vietnam War, co-author of A Flying Tigers Diary and author of United States, Great Britain, and the Cold War, 1944-1947; The Movement and the Sixties; and The Pursuit of Fairness: A History of Affirmative Action.His other most recent book is Bushs Wars, forthcoming 2011. A compact account of the turbulent 1960s. ...
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Theodore Roosevelt: The American Presidents Series: The 26th President 1901-1909 ) People AZ R Roosevelt Theodore Louis Auchincloss Times Books 1st edition


31st July 2012 History Books 26 Comments
Theodore Roosevelt was a man of contradictions: a warrior who won the Nobel Peace prize, a wealthy man who battled corporate greed, a thinker who prized action more than words (but who wrote fine books himself). He was also, writes Louis Auchincloss in this lucid biography, an extraordinary leader, "a political idealist who had the wisdom to know that only by astute and well-considered compromise in our legislative process could he hope to see enacted even a fraction of the social and military programs that he deemed ... essential to the welfare of his nation." Compromise ...
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Massacre at Fort William Henry David R. Starbuck UPNE 1st edition


31st July 2012 History Books 11 Comments
The Massacre at Fort William Henry, near upstate New York's Lake George, happened in August 1757, when French troops attacked British forces stationed in the area, and Native American fighters sacked the Brits as they attempted to fall back to Fort Edward. The episode formed the basis for James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans, to which Plymouth State College archeologist David R. Starbuck (A Shaker Family Album) here devotes an entire chapter before marshaling fascinating and minutely detailed evidence (musket balls: 251; cut shot lead 14; wine bottles: 1,004) against many of ...
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The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians Ralph K. Andrist University of Oklahoma Press


31st July 2012 History Books 20 Comments
Ralph K. Andrist, scholar and radio journalist, is the author of California Gold Rush, Steamboats on the Mississippi, and Andrew Jackson, Soldier and Statesman. He resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This compelling narrative explains how Native Americans found themselves time and again betrayed by the ever-expanding white nation of the East, fighting for lands on the edge of the shrinking frontier. Long considered a classic, this edition features an introduction by Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians Black Elk Speaks: ...
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Curzon: Imperial Statesman David Gilmour Farrar Straus and Giroux 1st edition


31st July 2012 History Books 9 Comments
Gilmour-who learned much about Lord Curzon from writing a recent biography of Curzon's cousin, Rudyard Kipling-has produced an absorbing life, 200 pages longer than Kenneth Rose's stylish but misshapen Superior Person. Curzon had a distinguished career as viceroy of India, Edwardian politician and post-WWI foreign minister. Born in 1859, George Curzon was the ambitious eldest of a blue-blooded but unambitious brood of 11. His impatience, intolerance and arrogance were exacerbated by the stress of wearing a steel brace for a painful curvature of the spine. Still, he set himself a ...
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Tragedy of Vietnam The Patrick J. Hearden Prentice Hall 4 edition


31st July 2012 History Books 11 Comments
Patrick J. Hearden is the distinguished professor of diplomatic history emeritusat Purdue University. He has written extensively on American foreign policy, but he considers The Tragedy of Vietnam to be his greatest achievement in insight and synthesis on the subject.Hearden earned a Ph.D. degree in American History from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Hehas writtenseveral books on American Foreign Relations including Roosevelt Confronts Hitler:Americas Entry into World War II andArchitects of Globalism: Building a New World Order during World War II. He has also edited Vietnam: ...
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In the Shadow of the Glacier Poisoned Pen Press Vicki Delany


31st July 2012 Literature & Fiction 18 Comments
Trouble is brewing in the small, bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town. But thereA[aa[s a catch. The money must be used to build a garden to honor draft dodgers. Delany's intriguing series opener introduces young constable Molly Smith, who almost literally stumbles across a rare murder victim in peaceful Trafalgar, British Columbia. The deceased, Reg Montgomery, was a widely distrusted newcomer planning to develop a luxury resort outside the town, making for a long list of ...
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The Mysteries of New Orleans The Johns Hopkins University Press Baron Ludwig von von Reizenstein


31st July 2012 Literature & Fiction 2 Comments
"Reizenstein's peculiar vision of New Orleans is worth resurrecting precisely because it crossed the boundaries of acceptable taste in nineteenth-century German America and squatted firmly on the other side... This work makes us realize how limited our notions were of what could be conceived by a fertile American imagination in the middle of the nineteenth century."from the Introduction by Steven RowanA lost classic of America's neglected German-language literary tradition, The Mysteries of New Orleans by Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein first appeared as a serial in the Louisiana ...
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