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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

By: Alcoholics Anonymous

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Inc.: 1985

Edition: Thirtieth Printing

Seller ID: 002819

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 Step... View more info

Ungentlemanly Acts: the Army's Notorious Incest Trial

By: Barnett, Louise

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Hill & Wang Pub: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001392

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 ... View more info

Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife

By: Biddle, Ellen McGowan

Price: $8.74

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Stackpole Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002899

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 Robinso... View more info

Gendered Justice in the American West: Women Prisoners in Men's Penitentiaries

By: Butler, Anne M.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Urbana, Illinois, Univ Of Illinois Press: 1997

Seller ID: 002890

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 ... View more info

The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death At Plymouth Colony

By: Deetz, James; Deetz, Patricia Scott; Deetz, Patricia E. Scott

Price: $11.07

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., W H Freeman & Co: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001716

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 ... View more info

Saboteurs: the Nazi Raid on America

By: Dobbs, Michael

Price: $10.58

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U. S. A., Alfred A Knopf Inc: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002654

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... View more info

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Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government

By: Fried, Charles

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc.: 2006

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 002805

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 ... View more info

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

By: Gordon, Linda

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard Univ Pr: 2000

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002730

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 Cou... View more info

Last Man Out: the Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster

By: Greene, Melissa Fay

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, U. S. A., Harcourt: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002460

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 ... View more info

The American Heritage Book of the Pioneer Spirit

By: Ketchum, Richard M. (editor)

Price: $9.66

Publisher: New York, American Heritage Publishing Company, Inc.: 1959

Seller ID: 002797

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. ... View more info

Candy: the Sweet History

By: Kimmerle, Beth

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Portland, OR, Collectors Press: 2003

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002495

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.... View more info

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Tarnished Scalpels: the Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons

By: Lowry, M. D. , Thomas P. ; Welsh, M. D. , Jack D. ; Krick, Robert K. (Foreword by)

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Stackpole Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003139

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 guil... View more info

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I Myself Have Seen It: the Myth of Hawai'I

By: Moore, Susanna

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., Natl Geographic Society: 2003

Seller ID: 002545

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... View more info

Texas Yesterday and Today with the Constitution of the State of Texas

By: Newton, Lewis W. ; Gambrell, Herbert P.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, U. S. A., Turner Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002689

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 r... View more info

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Father Flanagan of Boys Town

By: Oursler, Fulton; Oursler, Will

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004135

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 t... View more info

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Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier

By: Walker, Juliet E.K.

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Kentucky: 1983

Edition: No Edition

Seller ID: 002335

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 o... View more info

American Century

By: Walker, Martin

Price: $8.28

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001675

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 worl... View more info

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Henry A. Wallace's Irrigation Frontier: on the Trail of the Corn Belt Farmer, 1909

By: Wallace, Henry A; Lowitt, Richard and Fabry, Judith (edited and with An Introduction by)

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma, U. S. A., Univ Of Oklahoma Pr: 1991

Seller ID: 003093

"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... View more info

The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History

By: Wood, Gordon S.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Penguin Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003759

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... View more info