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Tarnished Scalpels: the Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons, Lowry, M. D. , Thomas P. ; Welsh, M. D. , Jack D. ; Krick, Robert K. (Foreword by)
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Lowry, M. D. , Thomas P. ; Welsh, M. D. , Jack D. ; Krick, Robert K. (Foreword by)
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Henry A. Wallace's Irrigation Frontier: on the Trail of the Corn Belt Farmer, 1909, Wallace, Henry A; Lowitt, Richard and Fabry, Judith (edited and with An Introduction by)
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Wallace, Henry A; Lowitt, Richard and Fabry, Judith (edited and with An Introduction by)
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Biddle, Ellen McGowan
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1 Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
0916856011 / 9780916856014; From the foreword: Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker. Both were severe cases of alcoholism and were destined to become cofounders of the A. A. Fellowship. This book deals with the "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of A. A. It presents an explicit view of the principles by which A. A. Members recover and by which their Society functions. The Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole. The Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the fellowship itself. They outline the means by which A. A. Maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows. Many people, non alcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of A. A. 's Twelve Steps, they have been able to meet other difficulties of life; they see in them a way to happy and effective living for many, alcoholic or not. The second section of this volume, Twelve Traditions, gives answers to how and why the fellowship of A. A. Works, without a central government, with only a set of traditional principles to follow. 192 pages, with very light wear at the spine ends. The jacket is sun-lightened at the spine, with a bit of wear at the corners, a few chips at the top and a repaired 2" tear to the back. There is a spot, and a 1/2" brownish stain on the back. The jacket is in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1985, Thirtieth Printing
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


002819; 
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2 Barnett, Louise Ungentlemanly Acts: the Army's Notorious Incest Trial
0809073978 / 9780809073979; In April 1879, on a remote military base in Texas, Captain Andrew Geddes, a decorated Army officer of dubious moral reputation, faced a court-martial. The trial unearthed shocking tales of seduction, incest, and abduction. This happened in the post-Civil War period, when Americans were striving to define their moral codes anew. The highest figure in the United States Army, General Sherman, got involved, and made it his personal mission to se that Geddes was punished for his crimes. But what had he actually done? Geddes had accused a fellow officer, Louis Orleman, of incest with his teenage daughter Lillie. The Army quickly charged not Orleman but Geddes with "conduct unbecoming a gentleman, " for his accusation had come about because Orleman was preparing to charge Geddes with attempting to seduce and abduct the same young lady. This is a suspenseful narrative of a very important trial and a study of the then prevailing attitudes toward sexuality parental discipline, the Army, and the division between public and private life. 287 pages with several pages of photographs and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Hill & Wang Pub
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
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001392; 
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3 Biddle, Ellen McGowan Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife
0811720586 / 9780811720588; Originally printed in 1907, this volume is part of the Frontier Classics Series, and has a new introduction by Peter Cozzens, author of several acclaimed books on the Civil War and Western history. Ellen Mcgowan Biddle was the wife of James Biddle, a U. S. Army officer who saw wide service on the frontier. This book is a collection of her articulate, astute observations about life in the Army. From Macon, Georgia, where she first went to join her husband, to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, where then-Colonel Biddle commanded the 9th Cavalry, Ellen McGowan Biddle followed her husband throughout his career, up until his retirement from active service in 1896. Throughout her reminiscences, she relates not only the day to day events of her life as an Army wife, but also the excitement, uncertainty, and sacrifice of life on the frontier. Fascinating reading! 257 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Stackpole Books
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Softcover
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002899; 
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4 Butler, Anne M. Gendered Justice in the American West: Women Prisoners in Men's Penitentiaries
0252022815 / 9780252022814; Even more than the well-known images of the lone gunfighter or the reckless cowboy, the penitentiary was an important symbol of violence in the American West, violence that intensified when compounded by the factors of race, class, and sex. In this pathbreaking study of women prisoners in men's penitentiaries from 1865 to 1915, Anne M. Butler shows that the women, already faced with distinct gender disadvantages within western society, were subjected to intense physical and mental violence while in prison. For women of color or of lower social class, she argues, the violence was even greater and more frequent. Butler's poignant cross-cultural account draws on prison records and the words of the women themselves. She explores how 19th-century criminologists constructed the "criminal women"; the elements, of age, race, class, and gender in women's court proceedings; the kinds of violence encountered by women inmates; their diet, illnesses, experiences with pregnancy and child-bearing; prison work systems for women; and women's own strategies for response. 262 pages including a selected bibliography and index. Bound in lavender cloth, with illustrations throughout. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Illinois Press
Urbana, Illinois, 1997, 
Hardcover
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002890; 
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5 Deetz, James; Deetz, Patricia Scott; Deetz, Patricia E. Scott The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death At Plymouth Colony
0716738309 / 9780716738305; Who were the Pilgrims? Far from somberly clad, stern, and righteous figures children learn about in school, many of the early settlers of Plymouth actually dressed in bright colors, drank heavily, and often got into trouble. A surprising new look at America's founding fathers and mothers, The Times of Their Lives presents a realistic, factual account of the Plymouth colony based on contemporary archeology; cultural research; and living history. Taking little known trial transcripts, personal accounts, wills, and probate records, as well as physical artifacts such as shards and spoons unearthed from old foundations, the authors reveal what life in seventeenth-century Plymouth was really like, and in the process they blow the dust of the dull, wooden figures of tradition and show the Plymouth colonists as vibrant people who lived out complex and colorful lives in a world profoundly different from our own. 366 pages, including sources and notes, and an index. Illustrations included throughout. Binding is half cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
W H Freeman & Co
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
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001716; 
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6 Dobbs, Michael Saboteurs: the Nazi Raid on America
0375414703 / 9780375414701; Shortly after America's entry into World War II, Adolf Hitler ordered an estensive sabatoge campaign against the United States to disrupt the production of tanks and airplanes and blow up bridges and railroads. Eight German saboteurs were dispatched across the Atlantic by U-boat, one landing in Amagansett, Long Island, the other near Jacksonville, Florida. They brought with them enough money and explosives for a two-year operation and traveled inland to explore potential targets. This is the full story of this audacious endeavor, a remarkable account of a terrorist threat against America. The author describes their voyage, infiltration into American life, why each volunteered, and their links to Nazi sympathizers in the U. S. And he shows how the FBI might never have caught them had one of them not helped J. Edgar Hoover transform a hapless manhunt into one of his proudest accomplishments. A military tribunal, a historic Supreme Court session, and one of the largest mass executions in American history provide a stunning climax to a dangerous but failed mission. 316 pages with notes, bibliography, and an extensive index, plus 16 pages of photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Alfred A Knopf Inc
Westminister, Maryland, U. S. A., 2004, First Edition
Hardcover
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002654; 
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7 Fried, Charles Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government
0393060004 / 9780393060003; A sharp examination of the idea of liberty in the modern, democratic state. Liberty is fortunate to have such a reasoned and persuasive voice as its champion. " - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) . How has the modern welfare state redefined our notion of individual liberty. Are we free to express ourselves in speech, at work, or through sex? In this book, the fourth volume in Norton's ongoing "Issues of our Times" series, Fried shepherds the reader through an elegant, wide-ranging, erudite, at times challenging (both intellectually and politically) but always concrete and relevant discussion of this core American value. He passionately argues why we should place liberty - the freedom "of a man to live his own life as he (thinks) best" - above competing values such as beauty, glory, virtue of one sort or another, and even equality, and shows how each of these values can be and have been used to subvert our personal freedoms. Richly illustrated with examples from contemporary life, Modern Liberty is vividly relevant to the experiences and needs of everyday Americans. 217 pages including notes and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
W W Norton & Co Inc.
New York, 2006, Stated First Edition
Hardcover
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002805; 
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8 Gordon, Linda The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction
0674360419 / 9780674360419; In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Catholic families. The Catholic families were Mexican, as was the majority of the population. Soon the town's Anglos, furious at this "interracial" transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children and nearly lynched the nuns and the local priest. The Catholic Church sued to get its wards back, but all the courts, including the U. S. Supreme Court, ruled in favor of the vigilantes. This disturbing and dramatic tale is told to illuminate the creation of racial boundaries along the Mexican border. Clifton-Morenci, Arizona, was a "wild west" boomtown, where the mines and smelters pulled in thousands of Mexican immigrant workers. To the Anglos of Clifton-Morenci, placing a white child with a Mexican family was tantamount to child abuse, adn they saw their kidnapping as a rescue. In retelling this little-known piece of American history, the author brilliantly recreates and dissects the tangled intersection of family and racial values in a gripping story that resonates with today's conflicts over the "best interests of the child. " 416 pages, including notes, acknowledgments, and an index. One page is dog-eared, and one page has a small wrinkle at the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harvard Univ Pr
Cambridge, MA, 2000, Second Printing
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
002730; 
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9 Greene, Melissa Fay Last Man Out: the Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster
0151005591 / 9780151005598; The deepest coal mine in North Nova Scotia was notoriously unpredictable. One late October evening in 1958 it "bumped" - its rock floors heaving up and smashing into rock ceilings. A few miners staggered out, but most of the 174 on the shift did not. Nineteen miners were trapped. The hope of finding life underground faded and families made funeral preparations. Then, a miracle: Rescuers stumbled across a broken pipe leading to a cave containing survivors, then a second group was discovered. A media circus followed. Using long-lost stories and interviews with survivors, the author has reconstructed the drama of their struggle to stay alive. Eight pages of photographs, Includes sources, endnotes, and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 342 pages
Harcourt
Orlando, Florida, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
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002460; 
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10 Ketchum, Richard M. (editor) The American Heritage Book of the Pioneer Spirit
This is an original work, none previously published. Four authors tell the story. Historian Allan Nevins sets the stage of each of the 11 chapters with an anecdote-filled history of the period. Others go on to examine the nature and achievement of extraordinary people who built our nation. Many more supplied factual background for the book. Among their finds is an assemblage of old diaries, journals, letters and other documents which are included in a 16-page portfolio. Includes an index. Over 480 pictures - 150 in full color. The jacket has a 2" tear at the top corner, a 1" tear at the bottom along the flap, several small folds along the top and bottom and a few chips. The spine ends are chipped with a small closed tear on the spine. The top back has a small tear and a bit of chipping, and the bottom has two small tears. There is an original vertical wrinkle on the back. Oversized. Prior owner's mailing label on inside front. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
American Heritage Publishing Company, Inc.
New York, 1959, 
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Various; 
002797; 
Price: 9.66 USD
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11 Kimmerle, Beth Candy: the Sweet History
1888054832 / 9781888054835; Satisfying the sweet tooth of countless generations of children and adults, candy holds a special place in American culture. This book, filled with timelines and fun candy facts, chronicles the history of the candy industry from the first Marshmallow Peeps produced to the blue M&M's. The author pays tribute to more than 85 candies, including those hard-to-find local favorites made by small, family-owned factories relying on hand-down recipes and old-fashioned techniques. A vibrant and mouth-watering read, history and candy connoisseurs alike will eat up the colorful pages and blast-from-the-past advertisements. And for those with a sweet touch in the kitchen, basic candy recipes are included! This is a fun book to browse through, and makes a great gift for a person reminiscing about favorite candies long gone. This cloth book includes a bibliography, places to purchase classic candy, candy making supplies and classes, and an extensive index. The endpapers are covered with images of candies. This book is fully illustrated, and includes a tour through a candy factory. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Collectors Press
Portland, OR, 2003, Second Printing
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002495; 
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Tarnished Scalpels: the Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons, Lowry, M. D. , Thomas P. ; Welsh, M. D. , Jack D. ; Krick, Robert K. (Foreword by)
12 Lowry, M. D. , Thomas P. ; Welsh, M. D. , Jack D. ; Krick, Robert K. (Foreword by) Tarnished Scalpels: the Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons
0811716031 / 9780811716031; The Civil War surgeon faced a unique challenge: to answer to two very different authorities. On one hand, he was bound to uphold the principles of medical tradition, while on the other required to obey the regularions of the army. Not every doctor was able to rise to the challenge of these dual responsibilities and many Civil War surgeons ended up facing official sanctions for their alleged medical and/or procedural failures. Undoubtedly, some of these surgeons were guilty of negligence, perhaps even worse. But the great majority did their duty. Even those who fell short raise the question: Could we, with the same challenges and the same limited knowledge, have done better? With appendices and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Stackpole Books
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
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003139; 
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13 Moore, Susanna I Myself Have Seen It: the Myth of Hawai'I
0792265289 / 9780792265283; Susanna Moore's narrative begins with Captain Cook, whose arrival in 1778 fulfilled a time-honored Hawaiian legend, but who quickly fell victim to the first of many misunderstandings that would shape Hawaiian history. Soon American missionaries would arrive, bringing Christianity, colonialism, and capitalism to forever change island life. The story that unfolds in these pages is not the tale of savagery that characterized so many chronicles of the age. Lili'uokalani, the last queen, did not lose her throne until 1893; when she died in 1917, she was still a revered and dignified figure. But the old chants, elaborate rituals, graceful rythms of the classical hula died out, vanished underground, or were transformed into quaint customs that survived to charm tourists. As Moore summons her own childhood in the 1950s and '60s, she captures the distinct flavor of an island life still deeply affected by traditional beliefs. This is the portrait of an extraordinary world, where even today the bustle of modern life yields to the quiet yet powerful murmur of the past. 184 pages including notes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Natl Geographic Society
Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., 2003, 
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
002545; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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14 Newton, Lewis W. ; Gambrell, Herbert P. Texas Yesterday and Today with the Constitution of the State of Texas
This is a book for high-school-age students and anyone interested in the history of Texas. The background of Texas history involves a review of the colonial systems of three great European nations, as well as the development of the United States prior to 1821. During the period of the Republic, Texas was an international bone of contention in the relations of England, France, Mexico, and the United States. This is a wonderful book about Texas from Spanish occupation to rule under Mexico, on to the Americanization of Texas, the winning of independence, the return to the Union and the last chapter discusses Texas and Texans in the Decade of World War II. Several maps are included. 516 pages including an index. Blue cloth cover with light wear at the corners and spine ends. Prior owner's name written on the inside cover, and there is a sticker ghost on the ffep. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Turner Company
Dallas, Texas, U. S. A., 1949, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


002689; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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Father Flanagan of Boys Town, Oursler, Fulton; Oursler, Will
15 Oursler, Fulton; Oursler, Will Father Flanagan of Boys Town
For the first time the whole story of Boys Town, the man who created it and guided it, and the real stories of the boys it served, is warmly and faithfully told. This is no mere story of bricks and dollars; it is a story of a life and a devotion that is unparalleled. It is a story with humor and kindliness, pathos and grief, hopelessness and hope fulfilled - a story of human beings humanly told. Includes photographs throughout the book. Cloth cover with a teal block on the spine and gold lettering. Light wear on spine ends and most edges, including corners. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Garden City NY, 1949, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
004135; 
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16 Walker, Juliet E.K. Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier
0813108403 / 9780813108407; The story of Free Frank is not only a testament to human courage and resourcefulness but affords new insights into the American frontier. Born a slave in the South Carolina piedmont in 1777, Frank died a free man in 1854 in a town he had founded in western Illinois. His accomplishments, creditable for any frontiersman, were for a black man extraordinary. When his owner moved to Tennessee, he was left in charge of the Kentucky farm. During the War of 1812, he set up his own saltpeter works, an enterprise he maintained until he left Kentucky. With his wife and four children, all free, Frank left in 1830 to settle on a new frontier in Pike County, Illinois. He purchased a farm and later platted and successfully promoted the town of New Philadelphia. His story suggests a great deal about business activity and legal practices, as well as racial conditions, on the frontier. 223 pages, including an index, bibliographic notes, and end notes. Some photographs and charts. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Illustrator: Photographs and Charts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography::Historical Figures; History::American h. ISBN: 0813108403. ISBN/EAN: 9780813108407. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002335. Paperback
Univ Pr of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., 1983, No Edition
Soft cover
New
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Photographs and Charts; 
002335; 
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17 Walker, Martin American Century
0701167998 / 9780701167998; This remarkable and innovative history of twentieth-century America follows the trajectories of some of those who have made it the extraordinary nation it is today. The scope of Makers of the American Century reaches from the beginnings of America's global presence, in the Spanish-American war of 1898, to the dominance, at the end of the twentieth century, of its military force, economic systems, culture and complex, contradictory values. Yet this emergence onto the world stage would not have occurred but for the achievements of the preeminent individuals depicted in this fascinating study. Modern saints come no more American than Martin Luther King Jr. , the life of Babe Ruth that exemplifies the American sports hero and John Steinbeck who was the American voice. This is a vivid, personal portrait of the many through the few: a foreigner's fascinating tribute to the world's most powerful nation. 393 pages, including acknowledgments and an extensive index. The binding is navy cloth; the jacket has a bit of shelf wear at the bottom corners. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Chatto & Windus
London, United Kingdom, 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
001675; 
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Henry A. Wallace's Irrigation Frontier: on the Trail of the Corn Belt Farmer, 1909, Wallace, Henry A; Lowitt, Richard and Fabry, Judith (edited and with An Introduction by)
18 Wallace, Henry A; Lowitt, Richard and Fabry, Judith (edited and with An Introduction by) Henry A. Wallace's Irrigation Frontier: on the Trail of the Corn Belt Farmer, 1909
080612332X / 9780806123325; "A most impressive book that should appeal to readers who are interested in both Henry A Wallace and the American West. Wallace, a future Secretary of Agriculture, Vice President, and candidate for presidency, had not yet celebrated his 21st birthday when he made the tour on which his contribution to the book was based, and his essays testify to the strength of the young man's intellect and his talents as a traveler and illustrate his point of view. " - Richard S. Kirkendall, University of Washington. New, still in publisher's plastic. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Oklahoma Pr
Norman, Oklahoma, U. S. A., 1991, 
Hardcover
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003093; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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19 Wood, Gordon S. The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History
The Purpose of the Past is both a history of American history and a testament to its ongoing necessity. Hailed by the Washington Post as "the preeminent historian of the Revolution, " Pulitzer and Bancroft prizewinner Gordon S. Wood also happens to be one of America's great critics of history. In this volume, he examines the radical changes in the field over the past few decades by considering the work of some of its most important historians. By illuminating the craft of history, and reflecting on its evolving role in our culture, Wood surveys the landscape of our past. Not a crotchety book, it is, finally, a passionate defense of history's continuing relevance. Index included. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Penguin Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2008, First Edition
Hardcover
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003759; 
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