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Ties that bound : founding first ladies and slaves

Unlike other histories that treat the stories of the First Ladies' slaves as separate from the lives of their mistresses, Ties That Bound closely ...

Thunder in the mountains : Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Recreating the Nez Perce War through the voices of its survivors, Daniel J. Sharfstein's visionary history of the West casts Howard's turn away ...

Plundered skulls and stolen spirits : inside the fight to reclaim native America's culture

This book offers his personal account of the process of repatriation, following the trail of four objects as they were created, collected, and ...

Secret lives of the U.S. presidents : strange stories and shocking trivia from inside the White House

This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in ...

Chattanooga 1863 : Grant and Bragg in central Tennessee

This book tracks how over the next three months Grant would orchestrate the movements of three Union Armies -- The Army of the Cumberland, The ...

Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac

A multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac through defeats, victories, and final triumph at Appomattox

Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980

At a time when conservatives are seeking to redefine their identity in light of the Donald Trump phenomenon, Reagan Rising offers insight into ...

Havana : a subtropical delirium

Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.