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Product Description: For most Americans, Iowa brings to mind endless acres of corn fields, one of the country’s longest-running state fairs, and American Gothic, but few may know how it serendipitously became the birthplace of the most iconic apple, why thousands of cyclists brave the Midwestern heat and humidity to cross the entire state one week each year, or how a former Des Moines sports announcer became one of the White House’s most popular residents...read more

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9780762764402 | Twodot, May 1, 2017, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: For most Americans, Iowa brings to mind endless acres of corn fields, one of the country’s longest-running state fairs, and American Gothic, but few may know how it serendipitously became the birthplace of the most iconic apple, why thousands of cyclists brave the Midwestern heat and humidity to cross the entire state one week each year, or how a former Des Moines sports announcer became one of the White House’s most popular residents.

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Product Description: "Floodpath attempts to rescue the disaster from obscurity . . . The author captures many heartbreaking stories of survivors . . . The effect is powerful." --The Wall Street JournalJust before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam, a twenty-story-high concrete structure just fifty miles north of Los Angeles, suddenly collapsed, releasing a devastating flood that roared fifty-four miles to the Pacific Ocean, destroying everything in its path...read more

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9781620409152 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 5, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St.

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9781620409176 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 4, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: "Floodpath attempts to rescue the disaster from obscurity .

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Product Description: The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments―drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes.Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter’s side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser...read more

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9781250104557 | Thomas Dunne Books, March 21, 2017, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments―drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes.

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Product Description: The instant New York Times bestseller!Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West...read more

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9781250071484 | St Martins Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The instant New York Times bestseller!

Francis Patrick Garvan (1875–1937) knew how to wield the power of Americana. In 1930 he donated his outstanding collection of early American decorative arts to Yale University with an explicit goal: to instill patriotism as a bulwark against socialism and communism. Garvan believed his treasures would shore up political fealty in the face of subversive ideologies, and his ambitions for his collection and his political beliefs were fueled by his government work. As Alien Property Custodian during World War I, he seized enemy-owned property in the United States, including hundreds of valuable German chemical patents. As an assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, Garvan relentlessly persecuted anarchists and "Bolsheviks" during the postwar Red Scare.In this book, Catherine Whalen demonstrates how this out-spoken ideologue's political and business dealings informed his collecting practices and unpacks the hefty symbolic freight that he believed American antiques carried in the service of an ambitious nationalist project. Whalen shows how objects can represent political agendas and operate as important forms of cultural power, particularly when those objects, like Garvan's, are housed at academic institutions and are interpreted and reinterpreted by scholars with shifting points of view.

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9781625342539 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Francis Patrick Garvan (1875–1937) knew how to wield the power of Americana.

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9781625342546 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $32.95

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Product Description: The President of the United States is an office that attracts men of all character. From George Washington to Barack Obama, the office has been held by farmers, scholars, veterans, and lawyers from all regions of the United States...read more
By Kwadwo Amo-mensah (illustrator)

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9781939994707, titled "American Presidency for Beginners" | For Beginners, February 14, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The President of the United States is an office that attracts men of all character.
9781939994288 | For Beginners, February 1, 2016, cover price $15.95

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Product Description: The world will always remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for their first steps on the moon, yet few today hold in respect the sites that made these and other astronauts' journeys possible. Across the American landscape and on the lunar surface, many facilities and landing sites linked to the Apollo program remain unprotected...read more

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9780813062464 | Univ Pr of Florida, February 7, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The world will always remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for their first steps on the moon, yet few today hold in respect the sites that made these and other astronauts' journeys possible.

Forget all you think you know about the Kennedy years. With narrative flair and sparkling storytelling, acclaimed historian John Boyko explores the crucial period when America and its allies were fighting the Cold War's most treacherous battles, Canadians were trading sovereignty for security, and everyone feared a nuclear holocaust.At the centre of this story are three leaders. President John F. Kennedy pledged to pay any price to advance his vision for America's defence and needed Canada to step smartly in line. Fighting him at every turn was Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker, an unapologetic nationalist trying to bolster Canada's autonomy. Liberal leader Lester Pearson, the Nobel Prize-winning diplomat, sought a middle ground.      Boyko employs meticulous research and newly released documents to present shocking revelations. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Canadian warships guarded America's Atlantic coast and Canada suffered a silent coup d'état. Canada was involved in Kennedy's sliding America into Vietnam. Kennedy knew the nuclear missiles he was forcing on Canada would be decoys, there only to draw Soviet nuclear fire. Kennedy's pollster and political adviser travelled to Ottawa under a fake passport to help defeat the Canadian government. And, perhaps most startlingly, if not for Diefenbaker, Kennedy may have survived the bullets in Dallas.

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9780345808936 | Knopf Canada, February 2, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Forget all you think you know about the Kennedy years.

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9780345808943 | Vintage, February 7, 2017, cover price $21.00

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Product Description: Includes all-new chapter about the 45th POTUS, Donald J. Trump.This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in chief—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts...read more

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9781594749353 | Quirk Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Includes all-new chapter about the 45th POTUS, Donald J.

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Product Description: From the Marxist-tinged anarchism of the Haymarket martyrs to the Occupy Wall Street movement, these essays give a vibrant sense of the central role of the Left in social movements and struggles of the past and present, and highlights some of the amazing individuals, whose unstoppable energies generated remarkable transformations...read more

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9781608466825 | Haymarket Books, February 14, 2017, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: From the Marxist-tinged anarchism of the Haymarket martyrs to the Occupy Wall Street movement, these essays give a vibrant sense of the central role of the Left in social movements and struggles of the past and present, and highlights some of the amazing individuals, whose unstoppable energies generated remarkable transformations.

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Product Description: In 1912, a group of ambitious young men, including future Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter and future journalistic giant Walter Lippmann, became disillusioned by the sluggish progress of change in the Taft Administration. The individuals started to band together informally, joined initially by their enthusiasm for Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign...read more

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9780190261986 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In 1912, a group of ambitious young men, including future Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter and future journalistic giant Walter Lippmann, became disillusioned by the sluggish progress of change in the Taft Administration.

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Product Description: To all who declare that American democracy is broken―riven by partisanship, undermined by extremism, and corrupted by wealth―history offers hope. In nearly every generation since the nation’s founding, critics have made similar declarations, and yet the nation is still standing...read more

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9780674971455 | Belknap Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: To all who declare that American democracy is broken―riven by partisanship, undermined by extremism, and corrupted by wealth―history offers hope.

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Product Description: What did Abraham Lincoln envision when he talked about "reconstruction?" Assassinated in 1865, the president did not have a chance to begin the work of reconciling the North and South, nor to oversee Reconstruction as an official postwar strategy...read more

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9780190218393 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 2, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: What did Abraham Lincoln envision when he talked about "reconstruction?

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9780190620097 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: What did Abraham Lincoln envision when he talked about "reconstruction?

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Product Description: Since the birth of our nation and the election of the first president, groups of organized plotters or individuals have been determined to assassinate the chief executive. From the Founding Fathers to the Great Depression, three presidents have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, and William McKinley...read more

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9781612348568 | Potomac Books Inc, February 1, 2017, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Since the birth of our nation and the election of the first president, groups of organized plotters or individuals have been determined to assassinate the chief executive.

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Product Description: A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice “A brilliant and complicated portrait of a brilliant and complicated president.”—Salon Michael Eric Dyson dives deep into the true meaning of Barack Obama’s historic presidency and its effects on the changing landscape of race and blackness in America...read more

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9780544387669 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, February 2, 2016), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from “one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today” (Vanity Fair).

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9780544811805 | Mariner Books, January 31, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice “A brilliant and complicated portrait of a brilliant and complicated president.

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Product Description: An incisive portrait of the American landscape that shows how geography continues to determine America’s role in the world—from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and Balkan GhostsAs a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father tell evocative stories about traveling across America in his youth, travels in which he learned to understand the country literally from the ground up...read more

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9780399588211 | Random House Inc, January 24, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: An incisive portrait of the American landscape that shows how geography continues to determine America’s role in the world—from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and Balkan GhostsAs a boy, Robert D.

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Product Description: An exciting introduction to a George Washington we rarely see, a president who strategically traveled to all thirteen states and transformed American political culture. “Breen’s clearly written account of these sojourns give readers a fresh understanding of the president’s personality, his public and private lives, and the political and social climate of the time” (Library Journal)...read more

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9781451675429 | Simon & Schuster, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: “An absorbing portrait.

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9781451675436 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, January 17, 2017), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: An exciting introduction to a George Washington we rarely see, a president who strategically traveled to all thirteen states and transformed American political culture.

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Product Description: The fierce polarization of contemporary politics has encouraged Americans to read back into their nation's past a perpetual ideological struggle between liberals and conservatives. However, in this timely book, David S. Brown advances an original interpretation that stresses the critical role of moderate statesmen, ideas, and alliances in making our political system work...read more

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9781469629230 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The fierce polarization of contemporary politics has encouraged Americans to read back into their nation's past a perpetual ideological struggle between liberals and conservatives.

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Product Description: Winner of the Lillian Smith Book AwardWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeFinalist for the National Book AwardThe Nation's "Most Valuable Book"“[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.”—The Atlantic   “This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains...read more

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9781101980965 | Viking Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Winner of the Lillian Smith Book AwardWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeFinalist for the National Book AwardThe Nation's "Most Valuable Book"“[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.

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Product Description: Kaplan's SAT Subject Test U.S. History is the most up-to-date guide on the market with the essential content, practice, and strategies students need for success on Test Day. Kaplan's expert tips and focused review will help you ace the test and give your college applications a boost...read more
By Kaplan (corporate author)

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9781506209258 | 10th edition (Kaplan, January 3, 2017), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Kaplan's SAT Subject Test U.

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Product Description: What is the difference between gambling and speculation? This difficult question has posed a legal problem throughout American history. Many have argued that periodic failures by regulators to differentiate between the two have been the proximate causes of catastrophic economic downturns, including the Great Depression and the 2008 global financial crisis...read more

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9780190623043 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 2, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What is the difference between gambling and speculation?

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Product Description: Every four years Americans embark on the ultimate carnival, the Super Bowl of democracy: a presidential election campaign filled with endless speeches, debates, handshakes, and passion.   But what about the candidates themselves?    In Fit for the Presidency? Seymour Morris Jr...read more

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9781612348506 | Potomac Books Inc, January 1, 2017, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Every four years Americans embark on the ultimate carnival, the Super Bowl of democracy: a presidential election campaign filled with endless speeches, debates, handshakes, and passion.

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Product Description: The Cold War forced scientists to reconcile their values of internationalism and objectivity with the increasingly militaristic uses of scientific knowledge. For decades, antinuclear scientists pursued nuclear disarmament in a variety of ways, from grassroots activism to transnational diplomacy and government science advising...read more

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9781625342430 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: The Cold War forced scientists to reconcile their values of internationalism and objectivity with the increasingly militaristic uses of scientific knowledge.

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9781625342447 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Cold War forced scientists to reconcile their values of internationalism and objectivity with the increasingly militaristic uses of scientific knowledge.

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Product Description: America's many presidents, both famous and obscure, have been as varied as the history of the country they have ruled. Over two centuries the presidential seat has been occupied by soldiers and school teachers, judges and journalists, haberdashers, Hollywood actors, professors, postmasters and even, believe it or not, a peanut farmer...read more

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9781445656502 | Amberley Pub Plc, December 31, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: America's many presidents, both famous and obscure, have been as varied as the history of the country they have ruled.

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