April 1865: The Month That Saved America P.S. #ad - It saw lincoln's assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, and finally, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, the start of national reconciliation. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, and a gripping narrative, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States.
1944: FDR and the Year That Changed HistorySimon & Schuster #ad - New york times bestseller** jay winik brings to life in “gripping” detail The New York Times Book Review the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt. 1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler’s waning power.
Simon Schuster. Now, starred review, in a “complex history rendered with great color and sympathy” Kirkus Reviews, Jay Winik captures the epic images and extraordinary history “with cinematic force” Time. Destined to take its place as one of the great works of World War II, 1944 is the first book to retell these events with moral clarity and a moving appreciation of the extraordinary actions of many extraordinary leaders.
But millions of lives were at stake as President Roosevelt learned about Hitler’s Final Solution. Instead, it saved those democracies—but with a fateful cost. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the jews? or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world’s reach, one challenge—saving Europe’s Jews—seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt’s grasp.
1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History #ad - Compelling…. This dramatic account highlights what too often has been glossed over—that as nobly as the Greatest Generation fought under FDR’s command, America could well have done more to thwart Nazi aggression” The Boston Globe. 1944 witnessed a series of titanic events: fdr at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his reelection, the liberation of Paris, the unprecedented D-Day invasion, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace.
The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800Harper Perennial #ad - But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of these remarkable events occurred in isolation. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian Jay Winik masterfully illuminates how their fates combined in one extraordinary moment to change the course of civilization. A sweeping, jefferson, including washington, the great upheaval is a gripping, magisterial drama featuring the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage, and Catherine the Great, Robespierre, Louis XVI, epic portrait of this tumultuous decade that will forever transform the way we see America's beginnings and our world Simon Schuster.
As the 1790s began, russia towered as a vast imperial power, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, and France plunged into revolution. It is an era that redefined history.
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Simon Schuster. In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his previous prize-winning books, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood.
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1944: FDR and the Year That Changed HistorySimon & Schuster #ad - Compelling…. This dramatic account highlights what too often has been glossed over—that as nobly as the Greatest Generation fought under FDR’s command, America could well have done more to thwart Nazi aggression” The Boston Globe. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the jews? or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world’s reach, one challenge—saving Europe’s Jews—seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt’s grasp.
Instead, it saved those democracies—but with a fateful cost. Simon Schuster. 1944 witnessed a series of titanic events: fdr at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his reelection, the liberation of Paris, the unprecedented D-Day invasion, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace.
But millions of lives were at stake as President Roosevelt learned about Hitler’s Final Solution. Just as the allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of millions of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on an infirm Roosevelt, who faced a momentous decision.
1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History #ad - New york times bestseller** jay winik brings to life in “gripping” detail The New York Times Book Review the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt. 1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler’s waning power.
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War EraOxford University Press #ad - Packed with drama and analytical insight, the lincoln-douglas debates, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, and the personalities.
Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James mcpherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox.
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era #ad - Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War Era Oxford History of the United States. The story of fdr and the year 1944 that changed history. Eventually, the north had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. Particularly notable are mcpherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the causes of secession, the origins of the Republican Party, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory.
The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty.
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The American Revolution: A History Modern Library ChroniclesModern Library #ad - The revolution, in short, gave birth to whatever sense of nationhood and national purpose Americans have had. But the history of the american revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn. The story of fdr and the year 1944 that changed history.
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Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War Era Oxford History of the United States. Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty. Simon Schuster. It is a complicated and at times ironic story that needs to be explained and understood, not blindly celebrated or condemned.
The American Revolution: A History Modern Library Chronicles #ad - That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft. Ellis, author of founding brothers A magnificent account of the revolution in arms and consciousness that gave birth to the American republic. How did this great revolution come about? What was its character? What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer.
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Hailed as “exhilarating…. Inspiring…irresistible…” by the new york times Book Review, Adam Goodheart’s bestseller 1861 is an important addition to the Civil War canon. An epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields, a regiment of new york city firemen, 1861 introduces us to a heretofore little-known cast of Civil War heroes—among them an acrobatic militia colonel, an explorer’s wife, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a community of Virginia slaves, and a young college professor who would one day become president.
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American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1Penguin Books #ad - Moving beyond the atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, plants, cultures, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, animals, and microbes. Great product! . A multicultural, and across the entire continent, alan taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American RevolutionsIn the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, all the way to the Pacific coast.
Transcending the usual anglocentric version of our colonial past, the Netherlands, and the rival empires of France, Spain, African slaves, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. The civil War Awakening. Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War Era Oxford History of the United States.
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