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Abigail and John LP: Portrait of a Marriage

“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s matters and background is obvious on each web page. Her remedy of the family... [is] written with figuring out and sensitivity... however it is her energy as a feminist historian that makes her therapy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
Washington Times

“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the publication is a powerful addition to the nation’s written history.”
Oklahoma urban Oklahoman

Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No usual Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… captivating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the USA, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.

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Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America

By Margaret M. McGuinness

Winner, 2014 Catholic e-book Award in heritage awarded by way of the Catholic Press Association
 
For generations of yankee Catholics, the face in their church used to be, rather actually, a woman's face—the nursing sister within the medical institution the place they have been born, the educating sister within the university the place they have been expert, the being concerned sister who helped them via occasions of hassle. McGuinness recovers the compelling tale of those sisters and places them again on the middle of yankee Catholic history."
—James M. O'Toole, Boston university
 
"Conveys the heritage of yankee women’s spiritual existence in its mind-blowing breadth and variety. McGuinness writes with the authority of a student and the benefit of a storyteller. Her collective portrait of the ladies who've for therefore lengthy represented the face of the yankee Catholic church can be helpful not to basically to historians of girls and of faith within the usa, but in addition to normal readers who desire to find out about the usually hidden and far-ranging contributions vowed girls have made to church and nation."
—Kathleen Sprows Cummings, college of Notre Dame
 
For many americans, nuns and sisters are the face of the Catholic Church. way more noticeable than clergymen, Catholic ladies spiritual train at colleges, discovered hospitals, provide nutrients to the negative, and minister to these in desire. Their paintings has formed the yankee Catholic Church all through its historical past. but regardless of their excessive profile, a concise historical past of yank Catholic sisters and nuns has but to be released. In Called to Serve, Margaret M. McGuinness presents the reader with an summary of the historical past of Catholic ladies non secular in American lifestyles, from the colonial interval to the current.
 
The early years of spiritual existence within the usa came upon ladies non secular in immigrant groups and at the frontier, instructing, nursing, and taking care of marginalized teams. within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century, although, the function of girls non secular started to swap. they've got fewer participants than ever, and their inhabitants is getting older swiftly. And the tactic in their ministry is altering besides: instead of simply feeding and garments the negative, spiritual sisters at the moment are operating to deal with the social constructions that give a contribution to poverty, struggling with what one nun calls “social sin.” within the face of a altering international and moving priorities, ladies spiritual also needs to fight to strike a stability among the obligations in their religion and the restrictions imposed upon them through their church.
 
Rigorously researched and engagingly written, Called to Serve bargains a compelling portrait of Catholic girls spiritual all through American history.
 
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The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era

A must-have commemorative quantity that provides fabric from the vintage illustrated background The Vietnam Experience, now anthologized for the fiftieth anniversary of the war.

When it used to be initially released, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience provided the definitive historic views of the Vietnam battle from the very best emerging authors at the clash. This new and reimagined version updates the struggle at the fifty years that experience handed because the war’s initiation. The authentic successor to the Pulitzer Prize–nominated set, The American adventure in Vietnam combines the easiest critical old writing concerning the Vietnam battle with new, never-before-published images and views. New content material contains social, cultural, and army research; a view of publish Eighties Vietnam; and contextualizing dialogue of U.S involvement within the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. no matter if you personal the unique, The American adventure in Vietnam is an important addition for any sleek Vietnam battle enthusiast.

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Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America

By Glenn Beck

heritage AS it really is purported to be informed: precise AND THRILLING.

History is ready a lot more than memorizing evidence. it really is, as greater than half the note indicates, concerning the tale. And, informed within the correct method, it's the maximum one ever written: stable and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and brave acts of heroism.

The issues you may have by no means realized approximately our previous will surprise you. explanation why gun keep watch over is so very important to govt elites are available in a narrative approximately Athens that not anyone dares train. no longer town in historical Greece, however the one in 1946 Tennessee. the ability of someone who trusts his intestine are available within the tale of the fellow who stopped the 20th hijacker from being a part of Sep 11. And a lesson on what occurs while an omnipotent president is wanting confident headlines is published in a narrative approximately 8 saboteurs who invaded the United States in the course of global warfare II.

Miracles and Massacres is historical past as you have by no means heard it instructed. it truly is amazing occasions that you just by no means knew existed. And it truly is tales so very important and suitable to at the present time that you just would not have to invite, Why did not they educate me this? You will immediately understand. If the reality shall set you unfastened, then your freedom starts on web page one among this e-book. by way of the top, your knowing of the lies and half-truths you have been taught could swap, yet your conception of who we're as americans and the place our nation is headed definitely will.

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Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historical interviews approximately her existence with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the 1st time, they are often heard and browse during this deluxe, illustrated publication and 8-CD set.

Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a country deep in mourning and the realm depending on in shocked disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy came upon the energy to put aside her personal own grief for the sake of posterity and start the duty of documenting and maintaining her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy licensed a deliberate oral-history venture that might catch their first-hand money owed of the overdue President in addition to the memories of these closest to him all through his outstanding political profession. For the remainder of her existence, the famously inner most Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to debate her stories of these years, yet starting that March, she fulfilled her legal responsibility to destiny generations of american citizens through sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly exact and unvarnished account of her reviews and impressions because the spouse and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of these classes have been then sealed and later deposited within the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its of entirety, based on Mrs. Kennedy's wishes.

The ensuing 8 and a part hours of fabric contains a different and compelling checklist of a tumultuous period, offering clean insights at the many major humans and occasions that formed JFK's presidency but additionally laying off new mild at the guy in the back of the momentous judgements. listed below are JFK's unscripted reviews on a number of unveiling matters, together with his concepts and emotions approximately his brothers Robert and Ted, and his tackle global leaders previous and current, giving us might be the main proficient, real, and fast portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy we will ever have. Mrs. Kennedy's urbane viewpoint, her candor, and her flashes of wit additionally supply us our clearest glimpse into the lively brain of a impressive First Lady.

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's Inauguration, Caroline Kennedy and the Kennedy kin are actually liberating those superbly restored recordings on CDs with accompanying transcripts. brought and annotated via popular presidential historian Michael Beschloss, those interviews will upload a thrilling new measurement to our figuring out and appreciation of President Kennedy and his time and make the earlier come alive throughout the phrases and voice of an eloquent eyewitness to historical past.

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Hesperia (Images of America)

Set on the most sensible of the Cajon cross within the excessive barren region of Southern California, Hesperia used to be outfitted at the spirit and power of personality of yankee frontiersmen. From the time of the 1st documented tourists during the region within the past due 1700s and carrying on with into the 1900s, the zone has been a spot of innovation and luxurious feats, the place males have traveled via to new lands for a brand new begin, outstanding it wealthy or making that enormous enterprise deal in a brand new frontier. Named for Hesperus, the Greek god of the night superstar within the West, Hesperia has confirmed to be a spot of resilience and perseverance. the second one greatest land buy within the western usa turned the unique Hesperia land holdings. in lots of parts, the folks of Hesperia can be thought of trendsetters, and Hesperia a land sooner than its time.

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Through Others' Eyes: Published Accounts of Antebellum Montgomery, Alabama

Via Others' Eyes comprises descriptions of touring to and from Montgomery, however it specializes in the tourists' descriptions of Montgomery itself. The twenty-eight released bills among 1825 and 1861 have been written via american citizens and Europeans with quite a few backgrounds. a number of are as aim as can kind of be anticipated contemplating the fast periods of the writers' visits. a few are at risk of show their preconceptions and prejudices. such a lot exaggerate-they needed to make their books marketable. The debts are often insightful or incredulous, frequently funny and colourful, continually giving the reader a vicarious adventure of being there. for many of its forty-year antebellum historical past, Montgomery used to be a frontier river city. those debts of it don't exhibit moonlight and magnolias, yet a slightly coarse tradition. The traveling authors do not mince phrases approximately slavery; in the end, their readers anticipated observation concerning the so much unusual of Southern associations. besides the fact that, the writers' different perspectives of slavery are as complex and contradictory as used to be the establishment itself. jointly, those money owed comic strip a desirable international populated by way of contributors and with customs that might have encouraged Charles Dickens had he conquer his prejudices and ventured extra south than Richmond in 1842. The "Epilogue" offers an outline of the 1st capital of the Confederacy.

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Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites

By Brian Lamb

In this newly up-to-date ebook, C-SPAN presents a accomplished advisor to the ultimate resting locations of our nation’s presidents. As a lot in regards to the presidents' lives because it is set their burial websites and the way to go to them, this ebook belongs within the glove field of each traveller and the bedside desk of each American heritage fan. Contributions from presidential historian Richard Norton Smith and an afterword by way of historian Douglas Brinkley upload to this particular examine the yank presidency.

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American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders

A survey of U.S. historical past from its beginnings to the present, American historical past Unbound reveals our prior throughout the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander historical past. In so doing, it's a paintings of either historical past and anti-history, a story that essentially transforms and deepens our knowing of the us. this article is on the market and full of attractive tales and issues that draw cognizance to key theoretical and historic interpretations. Gary Y. Okihiro positions Asians and Pacific Islanders inside a bigger historical past of individuals of colour within the usa and areas the USA within the context of global historical past and oceanic worlds.

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