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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

By: Bain, David Haward ; David H. Bain

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), September 2000:

Seller ID: BB0247634

ISBN: 0140084991

Condition: vg


After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. From self--made entrepreneurs such as the Union Pacific's Thomas Durant and era--defining fig... View more info

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The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

By: Brands, H. W.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Anchor:

Seller ID: BB0218034

ISBN: 0385720882

Condition: vg-


A few scattered underlinings and margin notes. View more info

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Founding sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment

By: Clift, Eleanor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2003.:

Seller ID: BB0240370

ISBN: 0471426121

Condition: vg/vg


Former owner's name on front endpaper. View more info

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The company of adventurers

By: Cowie, Isaac

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0232548

ISBN: 0803263503

Condition: vg-


Light shelf-wear. Former owner's name inside front cover. View more info

Sword of San Jacinto

By: De Bruhl, Marshall

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0232208

ISBN: 0679753028

Condition: g


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The Irish Americans: A History

By: Dolan, Jay P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press:

Seller ID: BB0226371

ISBN: 159691419X

Condition: vg/vg


A history of the Irish in America from the eighteenth century to the present, by one of the nation's most eminent scholars of the immigrant experience. Jay Dolan of the University of Notre Dame is one of America's most acclaimed scholars of immigration and ethnic history. In "The Irish Americans," he caps his decades of writing and teaching with a magisterial history of the Irish experience in the United States--the first general-reader's account to be published si... View more info

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Sixty miles from contentment

By: Dunlop, M. H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, c1995., 1995:

Seller ID: BB0251985

ISBN: 0465033652

Condition: vg/vg


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Demon of the waters

By: Gregory Gibson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2002.:

Seller ID: BB0225254

ISBN: 0316299235

Condition: vg/vg


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Sin in the Second City

By: Karen, Abbott

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House:

Seller ID: BB0215722

ISBN: 0739491857

Condition: vg-


Light shelf-wear. View more info

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark

By: Lewis, Meriwether

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet Classics:

Seller ID: BB0221574

ISBN: 0451528344

Condition: vg


In the spring of 1805, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with a small band of men and a Shoshone woman, set out on a journey to explore the Western frontier-land of America, from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. Written by the explorers themselves, these journals remain the most vivid depiction of their epic trek. View more info

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark

By: Lewis, Meriwether

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Signet:

Seller ID: BB0232515

ISBN: 0451626702

Condition: vg


A fine warm day. We met with a Frenchman, by the name of Jussome, whom we employ as an interpreter. This man has a wife and children in the village. Great numbers on both sides flocked down to the bank to view us as we passed. Captain Lewis, with the interpreter, walked down to the village below our camp. After delaying one hour, he returned and informed me the Indians had returned to their village. View more info

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark

By: Lewis, Meriwether

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet:

Seller ID: BB0239505

ISBN: 0451626702

Condition: vg


A fine warm day. We met with a Frenchman, by the name of Jussome, whom we employ as an interpreter. This man has a wife and children in the village. Great numbers on both sides flocked down to the bank to view us as we passed. Captain Lewis, with the interpreter, walked down to the village below our camp. After delaying one hour, he returned and informed me the Indians had returned to their village. View more info

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The legacy of conquest

By: Limerick, Patricia Nelson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Norton, 1988, c1987.:

Seller ID: BB0238378

ISBN: 0393304973

Condition: vg


A nice clean copy. View more info

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Fanny Wright

By: Morris, Celia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1992.:

Seller ID: BB0227361

ISBN: 0252062493

Condition: vg


Scattered underlining, else a bright clean copy. View more info

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In the Heart of the Sea

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A; Penguin USA:

Seller ID: BB0233103

ISBN: 0143126814

Condition: vg


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A line in the sand

By: Roberts, Randy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2001.:

Seller ID: BB0225257

ISBN: 0684835444

Condition: vg/vg


In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio Lipez de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have much of an understanding of Santa Anna or of his government in Mexico City. They sent out contradictory messages, they re... View more info

Powell's Canyon Voyage

By: Rusho, W. L.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Filter Press, LLC, May 1969:

Seller ID: BB0250098

ISBN: 0910584125

Condition: vg


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The War Lovers

By: Thomas, Evan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company:

Seller ID: BB0209694

ISBN: 031600409X

Condition: vg/vg


On February 15th, 1898, the American ship USS "Maine "mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but great enthusiasm. A powerful group of war lovers agitated that the United States exert its muscle across the seas. Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge were influential politicians dismayed by the "closing" of the Western frontier. William Randolph Hearst's New York" Journal" f... View more info

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The War Lovers

By: Thomas, Evan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company:

Seller ID: BB0247999

ISBN: 031600409X

Condition: vg/vg


On February 15th, 1898, the American ship USS "Maine "mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but great enthusiasm. A powerful group of war lovers agitated that the United States exert its muscle across the seas. Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge were influential politicians dismayed by the "closing" of the Western frontier. William Randolph Hearst's New York" Journal" f... View more info

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A great and shining road

By: Williams, John H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Lincoln, [Neb.] : University of Nebraska Press, 1996.:

Seller ID: BB0225270

ISBN: 0803297890

Condition: vg


The Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads were officially joined on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah, with the driving of a golden spike. This historic ceremony marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Spanning the Sierras and the "Great American Desert," the tracks connected San Francisco to Council Bluffs, Iowa. "A Great and Shining Road" is the exciting story of a mammoth feat that called forth entrepreneurial daring, financial wizardr... View more info