American History

Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings (Used) (USED)

Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings (Used) (USED)
$50.00

World Publishing Co, Cleveland, OH, 1946. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Originally priced at $3.75 book has neutral cloth with gold lettering on dark brown patch on front and spine in Lincoln photo jacket with white lettering on mustard/beige front and spine, slight wear in certain spots, jacket is now protected in mylar covering. Pages are tight and clean, slightly yellowed.

ISBN/SKU: 
145148

Early Homes of Ohio (Used)

Early Homes of Ohio (Used)
$60.00
ISBN/SKU: 
214623
Publication Date: 
1936-01-01

Hard Choices

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$35.00
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Hillary Rodham Clinton s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.
All of us face hard choices in our lives, Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.
In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted.
Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day.
Secretary Clinton s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use smart power to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world one in which America remains the indispensable nation."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781476751443
Publication Date: 
2014-06-01
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Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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$27.95

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work Biography / Auto Biography
2013Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians
Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013

The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought for more than a half a century to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780807050477
Publication Date: 
2013-01-29
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Thomas Jefferson the Man, His World, His Influence (Used)

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$10.00
"in this single beautiful volume twelve eminent writers and Jefferson scholars have joined forces to celebrate America's most interesting founding father, Thomas Jefferson. The book illuminates every aspect of Jefferson's ever-fascinating world including his personal and professional life."
ISBN/SKU: 
0399111662
Publication Date: 
1974-03-01

Twelve Years a Slave

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$15.95

The astonishing memoir of a free man who was sold into slavery in Louisiana where he was kept for 12 years—a powerful, riveting condemnation of slavery, and a story soon to be introduced to a new audience through a major film

Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York state in 1841, Solomon Northup was instead drugged and kidnapped. Threatened with death, Northup was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter. In the 12 years that followed he was sold to many different owners who treated him with varying levels of savagery, including forced labor, scant food, and numerous beatings. Eventually Northup succeeded in contacting Samuel Bass, a white carpenter whom he knew to be sympathetic to the cause of black people. Bass contacted Northup's family and together they gained the necessary paperwork to travel to Louisiana to retrieve him. Northup pressed charges against his captors but in a triumph of irony the case was heard in Washington—meaning that as a black man he could not testify against the accused (in the end they were able to countersue him.) A true-life testament to tremendous courage and tenacity in the face of unfathomable injustice, Northup's account is also of extreme interest due to the meticulous recordings of slave life. Unique in its firsthand nature, the book became a runaway bestseller.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781843914716
Publication Date: 
2013-11-01

Unbroken : A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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$28.00
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
The lieutenant s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.
Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.
In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
Praise for Unbroken
Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic. The Wall Street Journal

[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring. New York
Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don t dare take your eyes off the page. People

A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life. The Washington Post

Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book. The New York Times Book Review

Marvelous . . . Unbroken is wonderful twice over, for the tale it tells and for the way it s told. . . . It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety. Newsweek
Moving and, yes, inspirational . . . [Laura] Hillenbrand s unforgettable book . . . deserve[s] pride of place alongside the best works of literature that chart the complications and the hard-won triumphs of so-called ordinary Americans and their extraordinary time. Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air
Hillenbrand . . . tells [this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace. Time

Unbroken is too much book to hope for: a hellride of a story in the grip of the one writer who can handle it. Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run"
ISBN/SKU: 
9781400064168
Publication Date: 
2010-11-16
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Vanished : The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

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$27.95
Praised by Robert Kurson, Philipp Meyer, Hampton Sides, Michael Paterniti, and many others
"A powerful story, masterfully told." "GQ"
"[A] deeply textured, propulsive new book...a phenomenal writer." "TIME.com"
"Marries an almost cinematically well-paced narrative with a deep sensitivity to the people whose lives it tells." "The Boston Globe"
"Superb... Part Pacific Theater history, part Indiana Jones thriller." "Newsday"
As featured on NPR's"Weekend Edition" and "The Diane Rehm Show"
In the fall of 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the Pacificislands of Palau, leaving a trail of mysteries. According to mission reports from the Army Air Forces, the plane crashed in shallow water but when investigators went to find it, the wreckage wasn't there. Witnesses saw the crew parachute to safety, yet the airmen were never seen again. Some of their relatives whispered that they had returned to the United States in secret and lived in hiding. But they never explained why.
For sixty years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen, and a maverick team of scientists and scuba divers searched theislands for clues. They trolled the water with side-scan sonar, conducted grid searches on the seafloor, crawled through thickets of mangrove and poison trees, and flew over the islands in small planes to shoot infrared photography. With every clue they found, the mystery only deepened.
Now, in a spellbinding narrative, Wil S. Hylton weaves together the true story of the missing men, their final mission, the families they left behind, and the real reason their disappearance remained shrouded in secrecy for so long. This is a story of love, loss, sacrifice, and faith
of the undying hope among the families of the missing, and the relentless determination of scientists, explorers, archaeologists, and deep-sea divers to solve one of the enduring mysteries of World War II."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781594487279
Publication Date: 
2013-11-01
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