History - United States - 19th Century

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The Triumph of William McKinley: Why ...

Karl Rove

A fresh look at President William McKinley from New York Times bestselling author and political mastermind Karl Rove—"a rousing tale told by a master storyteller whose love of politics, campaigning, and combat shines through on...

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Published: Nov 2016

Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the No...

Mark Lee Gardner

Shot All to Hell by Mark Lee Gardner recounts the thrilling life of Jesse James, Frank James, the Younger brothers, and the most famous bank robbery of all time. Follow the Wild West's most celebrated gang of outlaws as they step ins...

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Published: Jun 2014

In the Heart of the Sea

Nathaniel Philbrick

The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the Titanic disaster was in the twentieth. Nathaniel Philbrick now restores this epic story -- which inspired the climactic scene in Herman Melville...

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Published: May 2001

Tales Behind the Tombstones: The Deat...

Chris Enss

Tales Behind the Tombstones tells the stories behind the deaths (or supposed deaths) and burials of the Old West's most nefarious outlaws, notorious women, and celebrated lawmen. Readers will learn the story behind Calamity Jane's wis...

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Published: Jul 2007

In the Depths of a Coal Mine: With a ...

Stephen Crane

Crane's "In the Depths of a Coal Mine" was originally published in McClure's Magazine, August 1894. S.S. McClure hired Crane, together with illustrator Corwin L. Linson, to write and illustrate a descriptive essay about the ...

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Published: May 2020

A Cowboy of the Pecos

Patrick Dearen

In the late 1880s, the Pecos River region of Texas and southern New Mexico was known as “the cowboy’s paradise.” And the cowboys who worked in and around the river were known as “the most expert cowboys in the world.” A Cowb...

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Published: Nov 2016

Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of ...

Winston Groom

A thrilling re-creation of a crucial campaign in the Mexican-American War and a pivotal moment in America's history.  In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with a thousand cavalrymen of the ...

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Published: Nov 2012

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the R...

Tony Horwitz

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown launched a surprise raid on the slaveholding South. Leadi...

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Published: Aug 2012

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: T...

Brian Kilmeade

The New York Timesbestseller now in paperback with a new epilogue. In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting...

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Published: May 2020

Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws: ...

William MacLeod Raine

This in-depth collection, unchanged since the 1940s, tells of the most legendary heroes and villains of the Old West. Get swept back to a time when sheriffs did their best to keep order in a lawless land. Read about the likes of Tom H...

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Published: Feb 2012

Wicked River: The Mississippi When It...

Lee Sandlin

A riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America\'s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the 19th century.\r\n \r\nBeginning in the ...

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Published: Oct 2011

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pira...

Brian Kilmeade

The mass market edition of the New York Times Bestseller. This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to in...

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Published: Nov 2016

Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of ...

Hampton Sides

In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come t...

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Published: Oct 2007

Unfamiliar Fishes

Sarah Vowell

From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be ...

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Published: Mar 2012

American Colossus: The Triumph of Cap...

H. W. Brands

In this grand-scale narrative history, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands brilliantly portrays the emergence, in a remarkably short time, of a recognizably modern America.  American Colossus captures the decades between th...

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Published: Oct 2011

Spying on the South: An Odyssey Acros...

Tony Horwitz

The New York Times-bestselling final book by the beloved, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Tony Horwitz. With Spying on the South, the best-selling author of Confederates in the Attic returns to the South and the Civil War era for ...

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Published: May 2020

Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup ...

From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans By the 1890s, Wilmington was North Carolina’s largest city and ...

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Published: Jan 2021

Pedestrianism: When Watching People W...

Matthew Algeo

Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America's most popular spectator sport wasn't baseball, boxing, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonsto...

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Published: Sep 2017

An Account Of The Proceedings On The ...

Anonymous

This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards: 1...

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Published: Jul 2019

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Bob Blaisdell

One of the most significant and far-reaching events in U. S. history, the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 sharpened and brought to a head a number of crucial questions concerning slavery, states' rights, the legal status of blacks, an...

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Published: Aug 2018

The Antebellum of Savannah

Gregory Bonner

Dear Reader, I wanted to tell all of my friends in Savannah that this story is true. It's about a man in the 1860's that literally used to own the town. He and his father owned all of River Street, the banks, the horse racing tracks, ...

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Published: Jan 2017

The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr: A Tale ...

Henry W. Brands

Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. But as H. W. Brands ...

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Published: May 2012

The Adventures of the Mountain Men: T...

Stephen Brennan

Incredible stories from those who thrived in the Wild West.The "mountain men" were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins o...

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Published: Jul 2017

No God But Gain: The Untold Story of ...

Stephen Chambers

From 1501 to 1867 more than 12.5 million Africans were brought to the Americas in chains, and many millions died as a result of the slave trade. The US constitution set a 20-year time limit on US participation in the trade, and on Ja...

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Published: Jul 2017

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Sto...

Gordon H. Chang

"Gripping . . . Chang has accomplished the seemingly impossible . . . He has written a remarkably rich, human, and compelling story of the railroad Chinese." -- Peter Cozzens,Wall Street Journal A groundbreaking, breathtak...

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Published: May 2020

Washington's KKK: The Union League Du...

John Chodes

THIS BOOK TELLS THE SHOCKING STORY of this long forgotten chapter in American history—the story of THE UNION LEAGUE, WASHINGTON'S KKK. The "official" version of Southern Reconstruction is that there was a reign of terror ...

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Published: May 2016

Life Among the Apaches: The Classic H...

John D. Cremony

One of the original seventeenth-century historical accounts of the Apaches and the southwestern American Indians.John C. Cremony's first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s, when he accompanied John...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of ...

David Brion Davis

With this volume, Davis presents the age of emancipation as a model for reform and as probably the greatest landmark of willed moral progress in human history. Bringing to a close his staggeringly ambitious, prizewinning trilogy on sl...

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Published: Jan 2015

West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legen...

Jim DeFelice

2019 Spur Awards Finalist, Best Western Historical Nonfiction THE NEW DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS"A groundbreaking work. ... The first comprehensive history of the legendary transcontinental experiment in mail delivery...

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Published: May 2019

Jefferson's America: The President, t...

Julie M. Fenster

The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration—and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation.  At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain,...

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Published: May 2017
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