The Essential Lewis and Clark

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National Geographic #ad - Their assignment was to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and record the geography, fauna, flora, and people they encountered along the way. With nuanced observations from the star author and historian, here are the celebrated journals documenting Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume and translated into modern English.

The Essential Lewis and Clark #ad - At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented voyage of discovery. This updated edition of the captains' journals combines historical insight from editor Anthony Brandt with the rich detail of Lewis and Clark's original writing, as well as archival maps and artwork.

An enthralling portrait of the unspoiled West, this true-life adventure story is a window to the dawning of America--from encounters with grizzly bears to councils with tribal leaders and perilous mountain crossings.  .

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Tecumseh: A Life

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Spurred by commitment and served by a formidable battery of personal qualities that made him the principal organizer and the driving force of confederacy, Tecumseh kept the embers of resistence alive against a federal government that talked cooperation but practiced genocide following the Revolutionary War.

Tecumseh: A Life #ad - Tecumseh does not stand for one tribe or nation, but for all Native Americans. Despite his failed attempt at solidarity, he remains the ultimate symbol of eavor and courage, unity and fraternity. Although tecumseh literature exceeds that devoted to any other native american, westward to Nebraska, this is the first reliable biography--thirty years in the making--of the shadowy figure who created a loose confederacy of diverse Indian tribes that exted from the Ohio territory northeast to New York, south into the Florida peninsula, and north into Canada.

A warrior as well as a diplomat, the great Shawnee chief was a man of passionate ambitions. If sitting bull is the most famous Indian, Tecumseh is the most revered.

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark Lewis & Clark Expedition

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anboco #ad - Louis, made its way westward, and passed through the continental divide to reach the Pacific coast. The lewis and clark expedition or the Corps of Discovery Expedition was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States. The campaign's secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to establish trade with local Native American tribes.

With maps, and journals in hand, sketches, the expedition returned to St. It began near St. Louis to report its findings to Jefferson.

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Sitting Bull: The Life and Times of an American Patriot

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Utley has forged a compelling portrait of Sitting Bull, presenting the Lakota perspective for the first time and rendering the most unbiased, historically accurate, and vivid portrait of the man to date. The sitting bull who emerges in this fast-paced narrative is a complex, towering figure: a great warrior whose skill and bravery in battle were unparalleled; the spiritual leader of his people; a dignified but ultimately tragically stubborn defender of the traditional ways against the steadfast and unwelcome encroachment of the white man.

The definitive, award-winning biography of the legendary chief and his dramatic role in the history of westward expansionReviled by the United States government as a troublemaker and a coward, revered by his people as a great warrior chief, Sitting Bull has long been one of the most fascinating and misunderstood figures in American history.

Sitting Bull: The Life and Times of an American Patriot #ad - . Distinguished historian Robert M.

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Rough Crossings: The Slaves, the British, and the American Revolution

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - History. With powerfully vivid storytelling, shedding light on an extraordinary, Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture, little-known chapter in the dark saga of American slavery. A military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in U.

Rough Crossings: The Slaves, the British, and the American Revolution #ad - S. If you were black in america at the start of the revolutionary war, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, which side would you want to win? When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp.

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The Eternal City: A History of Rome

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Pegasus Books #ad - Ferdinand addis tells this rich story in a grand narrative style for a new generation of readers. The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian. Why does rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? how did the "caput mundi" come to play such a critical role in the development of western civilization?ferdinand addis addresses these questions by tracing the history of the "Eternal City" told through the dramatic key moments in its history: from the mythic founding of Rome in 753 BC, the trial of Galileo, the coronation of Charlemagne in AD 800 and the reinvention of the imperial ideal, the painting of the Sistine chapel, Mussolini's March on Rome of 1922, the release of Fellini's La Dolce Vita in 1960, via such landmarks as the murder of Caesar in 44 BC, and the Occupy riots of 2011.

City of the seven hills, spiritual home of catholic christianity, city of the artistic imagination, and tempted empire-builders, dreamers, charmed, writers, enduring symbol of our common European heritage—Rome has inspired, and travelers across the twenty-seven centuries of its existence.

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The Birth of America: From Before Columbus to the Revolution

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - America had been born. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With insightful analysis, he also discusses the dual truths of colonial societies' "growing up" and "growing apart. As john adams would point out to thomas Jefferson, the long years that witnessed the formation of our national character and the growth of our spirit of independence were indeed the real revolution.

. In addition to its discussion of the influence the British had on the colonies, The Birth of America covers the pivotal roles played by the Spanish, French, and Dutch in early America. From the fearful crossing of the stormy atlantic to the growth of the early settlements, to the French and Indian War and the unrest of the 1760s, William Polk brilliantly traces the progress of the colonies to the point where itwas no longer possible to recapture the past and the break with England was inevitable.

The Birth of America: From Before Columbus to the Revolution #ad - With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to, Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and the black Africans who were brought across the Atlantic. In this provocative account of colonial America, William R.

That story forms the basis of The Birth of America.

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Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - An illuminating book of American history. Kirkus reviews, starred review   in 1798, with the united states in crisis, President John Adams and the Federalists in control of Congress passed an extreme piece of legislation that made criticism of the government and its leaders a crime punishable by heavy fines and jail time.

This is a terrific piece of history. Jon meacham, pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thomas Jefferson. Slack brings one of America’s defining crises back to vivid life .  .  . But americans refused to let their freedoms be so easily dismissed: they penned fiery editorials, signed petitions, ” while Vice President Thomas Jefferson and James Madison drew up the infamous Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, and raised “liberty poles, arguing that the Federalist government had gone one step too far.

Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech #ad - Liberty’s first crisis vividly unfolds these pivotal events in the early life of the republic, as the Founding Fathers struggled to define America off the page and preserve the freedoms they had fought so hard to create. From a loudmouth in a bar to a firebrand politician to Benjamin Franklin’s own grandson, those victimized by the 1798 Sedition Act were as varied as the country’s citizenry.

Slack engagingly reveals how the Federalist attack on the First Amendment almost brought down the Republic .  .  .

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They Called Him Stonewall: A Life of Lieutenant General T. J. Jackson, CSA

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Open Road Media #ad - The new york times–bestselling biography of the South’s most brilliant and audacious military commander: “Completely fascinating” Kirkus Reviews. Lee, no confederate general was more feared or admired than Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Based on a wealth of first-person sources, and the memoirs of family, friends, and colleagues, including Jackson’s private papers and correspondences, They Called Him Stonewall is a masterful portrait of the man behind the myth.

They Called Him Stonewall: A Life of Lieutenant General T. J. Jackson, CSA #ad - Eccentric, enigmatic, and fiercely intelligent, he became the stuff of legend soon after he died from wounds suffered during the Battle of Chancellorsville; his untimely death would help to change the course of the conflict. With the exception of Robert E. Once derisively known as “tom fool, ” jackson was an innovative battlefield strategist who struck terror in the hearts of Union army commanders and inspired Confederate soldiers to victory after victory in the early days of the Civil War.

A fanatically religious man, Jackson prayed at the start and conclusion of every battle—yet showed no mercy when confronting the enemy.

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The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Praised by renowned historian thomas fleming as “an important book for anyone interested in the American Revolution, ” The Drillmaster of Valley Forge rights a historical wrong by finally giving a forgotten hero his well-deserved due. A terrific biography…. The dramatic story of how the American army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.

Doris kearns goodwin, new york times bestselling author of team of rivals the true story of the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army, The Drillmaster of Valley Forge is the first biography in half a century of the immigrant Prussian soldier who molded George Washington’s ragged, demoralized troops into the fighting force that eventually triumphed in America’s War of Independence.

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Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy

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HarperOne #ad - Military commander who had been pursuing them, and spoke his now-famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever. The story has been told many times, but never before in its entirety or with such narrative richness. Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of lewis and clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation -- the 1, mountainous country in western America to the high, every bit as dramatic, 800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce men, women, and children from their homelands in what is now eastern Oregon through the most difficult, wintry plains of Montana.

Drawing on four years of research, interviews, north dakota, nerburn takes us beyond the surrender to the captives' unlikely welcome in Bismarck, 000 miles of travel, their tragic eight-year exile in Indian Territory, and 20, and their ultimate return to the Northwest. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history.

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy #ad - Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull. Nerburn reveals the true, complex character of joseph, showing how the man was transformed into a myth by a public hungry for an image of the noble Indian and how Joseph exploited the myth in order to achieve his single goal of returning his people to their homeland.

Chief joseph & the flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man and a people. Its events brush against the california Gold Rush, the great western pioneer migration, the Civil War, and the building of the telegraph and the transcontinental railroad. There, walked across the snowy battlefield, only forty miles from the Canadian border and freedom, Chief Joseph, convinced that the wounded and elders could go no farther, handed his rifle to the U.

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