California: A History

By Arthur C. Verge

The 8th variation of California: A History covers the full scope of the heritage of the Golden nation, from prior to first touch with Europeans through the current; an accessible and compelling narrative that includes the tales of the numerous assorted peoples who've known as, and presently do name, California home.

  • Explores the newest advancements in terms of California’s immigration, power, surroundings, and transportation concerns
  • Features concise chapters and a story method besides quite a few maps, pictures, and new photograph positive aspects to facilitate scholar comprehension
  • Offers illuminating insights into the numerous occasions and folks that formed the long and intricate historical past of a kingdom that has develop into synonymous with the yank dream
  • Includes dialogue of modern – and uniquely Californian – social developments connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and such a lot lately "Silicon Beach"

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Rashness of that Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson

By Robert J. Wynstra



WINNER, 2011, GETTYSBURG CIVIL conflict around desk e-book AWARD

No commander within the military of Northern Virginia suffered extra harm to his attractiveness at Gettysburg than did Brig. Gen. Alfred Holt Iverson. In little greater than an hour throughout the early afternoon of July 1, 1863, a lot of his brigade (the fifth, twelfth, twentieth, and twenty third North Carolina regiments) was once slaughtered in entrance of a stone wall on Oak Ridge. Amid rumors that he used to be a under the influence of alcohol, a coward, and had slandered his personal troops, Iverson was once stripped of his command under per week after the conflict and prior to the crusade had even ended.

After months of inner feuding and behind-the-scenes political maneuvering, the survivors of Iverson’s ill-fated brigade had without doubt approximately who in charge for his or her devastating losses. What remained unanswered was once the lingering uncertainty of the way this sort of catastrophe may have occurred. This and lots of different questions are explored for the 1st time in Robert J. Wynstra’s The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of accomplice Brigadier basic Alfred Iverson.

Wynstra’s decade-long research attracts upon a wealth of newly stumbled on and formerly unpublished resources to supply readers with clean views and pleasurable insights. the result's an engrossing chronicle of the way the brigade’s politics, misadventures, and colourful personalities mixed to result in one of many Civil War’s such a lot infamous mistakes. As Wynstra’s learn makes transparent, Iverson’s used to be a brigade in deadly turmoil lengthy ahead of its rendezvous with future in Forney box on July 1.

This richly specific and thoughtfully written account is biographical, tactical, and brigade background at its most interesting. For the 1st time we've a whole photo of the improper common and his brigade’s sour internecine feuds that made Iverson’s downfall approximately inevitable and support us higher comprehend “the rashness of that hour.”

About the writer: Robert J. Wynstra lately retired as a senior author for the scoop and Public Affairs workplace within the collage of Agricultural, client and Environmental Sciences on the collage of Illinois. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s levels in historical past and a Master’s measure in journalism, all from the college of Illinois. Rob has been discovering Alfred Iverson’s function within the Civil warfare for greater than ten years. he's completing paintings on a learn of Robert Rodes’ department within the Gettysburg Campaign.

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Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

By Stephen Puleo

Round midday on January 15, 1919, a gaggle of firefighters used to be cards in Boston's North finish once they heard a major crash. It used to be like roaring surf, one in every of them stated later. Like a runaway two-horse crew smashing via a fence, acknowledged one other. a 3rd firefighter jumped up from his chair to seem out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the opposite males, "Run!"

A 50-foot-tall metal tank packed with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had simply collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour. It demolished wood houses, even the brick fireplace station. The variety of useless wasn't recognized for days. it might be years earlier than a landmark court docket conflict decided who was once accountable for the catastrophe.

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Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power

By Mark Landler

The deeply suggested tale of 2 supremely bold figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—archrivals who grew to become companions for a time, trailblazers who percentage a typical experience in their historical future yet carry very diversified ideals approximately the best way to undertaking American power

In Alter Egos, veteran New York occasions White condo correspondent Mark Landler takes us contained in the fraught and engaging dating among Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—a dating that has framed the nation’s nice debates over struggle and peace for the previous 8 years.

In the annals of yankee statecraft, theirs was once a impossible alliance. Clinton, daughter of an anticommunist father, used to be raised within the Republican suburbs of Chicago within the aftermath of global struggle II, nourishing an unshakable trust within the usa as a strength for stable in far-off lands. Obama, an itinerant baby of the Seventies, used to be raised by way of a unmarried mom in Indonesia and Hawaii, suspended among worlds and a witness to the fewer savory facet of Uncle Sam’s impression out of the country. Clinton and Obama might later come to include competing visions of America’s position on the earth: his, limited, inward-looking, painfully conscious of limits; hers, hard-edged, pragmatic, unabashedly old-fashioned.
Spanning the arc of Obama’s terms, Alter Egos goes past the speeches and press meetings to the Oval place of work huddles and South garden strolls, the place Obama and Clinton pressed their perspectives. It follows their evolution from sour opponents to cautious companions, after which to whatever akin to opponents back, as Clinton outlined herself anew and distanced herself from her outdated boss. within the procedure, it counters the narrative that, in the course of her years as secretary of nation, there has been no sunlight among them, that the injuries of the 2008 crusade were solely healed.
The president and his leader diplomat parted corporation over many of the greatest problems with the day: how quick to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; even if to arm the rebels in Syria; find out how to reply to the upheaval in Egypt; and even if to belief the Russians. In Landler’s gripping account, we enterprise contained in the state of affairs Room throughout the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, watch Obama and Clinton paintings in tandem to salvage a convention on weather switch in Copenhagen, and discover the key heritage in their nuclear international relations with Iran—a tale with a number of clean disclosures.

With the grand sweep of heritage and the pointillist element of an account in keeping with insider access—the booklet attracts on specific interviews with multiple hundred senior management officers, overseas diplomats, and neighbors of Obama and Clinton—Mark Landler deals the definitive account of a fancy, profoundly very important dating. As Barack Obama prepares to relinquish the presidency, and Hillary Clinton makes possibly her final bid for it, how either regard American energy is a critical query of our time.

Advance compliment for Alter Egos

“A exceptional journalist has introduced us a vibrant, page-turning, and revelatory account of the connection among Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, in addition to in their statecraft. Alter Egos will make a sign contribution to the nationwide debate over who will be the following American president.”—Michael Beschloss, bestselling writer of Presidential Courage

“Mark Landler, the best journalists operating in Washington this day, grants an inside of account of Hillary Clinton’s courting with Barack Obama that brims with perception and high-level intrigue. It’s either enjoyable to learn and eye-opening.”—Jane Mayer, bestselling writer of Dark cash: The Hidden background of the Billionaires in the back of the increase of the novel Right

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Moon Spotlight Savannah & the Georgia Coast

Moon highlight Savannah and the Georgia Coast is a 145-page compact advisor protecting old Savannah and the Golden Isles, together with Brunswick and Glynn County, Jekyll Island, St. Simon’s Island, Darien and McIntosh County, Cumberland Island, St. Mary’s, and the Okefenokee Swamp. writer Jim Morekis bargains pro suggestion on must-see points of interest, and comprises maps with sightseeing highlights so that you could make the main of some time. This light-weight consultant is choked with tips on leisure, purchasing, recreations, lodgings, nutrition, and transportation, making navigating those historical parts basic and enjoyable.

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The US Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

An interactive guidebook to the historical past and internal workings of the legislative department of the U.S. Government


Providing a old standpoint on all that's happening at the present time, US Congress for Kids examines the foremost milestones in congressional historical past, together with the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African american citizens and to ladies, and investigating misconduct in either govt and personal associations. youngsters could be engaged via the point of interest on dramatic tales, personalities, and turning issues whereas additionally benefitting from the transparent discussions of Congressional function, constitution, background, and ongoing concerns. academic, hands-on actions that light up the workings of the U.S. Congress comprise creating a condo ceremonial mace, developing congressional funds, creating a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics

By Michael Wolraich

"As Michael Wolraich argues in his sharp, streamlined new book, Unreasonable Men, it used to be 'the maximum interval of political switch in American history.'" -Washington put up, 50 striking Works of Nonfiction

At the flip of the 20 th century, the Republican get together stood on the verge of collapse of an inner civil battle. After a devastating monetary concern, livid citizens despatched a brand new breed of flesh presser to Washington. those younger Republican firebrands, led via "Fighting Bob" l. a. Follette of Wisconsin, vowed to overthrow the get together leaders and purge Wall Street's corrupting impression from Washington. Their competitors referred to as them "radicals," and "fanatics." They known as themselves Progressives.

President Theodore Roosevelt disapproved of l. a. Follette's confrontational equipment. frightened of splitting the get together, he compromised with the conservative condominium Speaker, "Uncle Joe" Cannon, to cross modest reforms. yet as l. a. Follette's campaign accumulated momentum, the rustic polarized, and the center flooring melted away. 3 years after the top of his presidency, Roosevelt embraced los angeles Follette's militant strategies and went to conflict opposed to the Republican institution, bringing him head to head together with his handpicked successor, William Taft. Their epic conflict shattered the Republican celebration and completely realigned the citizens, dividing the rustic into camps: innovative and Conservative.

Unreasonable Men takes us into the center of the epic strength fight that created the innovative move and outlined sleek American politics. Recounting the fateful conflict among the pragmatic Roosevelt and the unconventional los angeles Follette, Wolraich's riveting narrative unearths how a number of Republican insurgents broke the conservative chokehold on Congress and initiated the best interval of political swap in America's history.

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Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado

By Douglas Preston, Walter W. Nelson


This new booklet version of Cities of Gold contains for terribly first time over a hundred never-before-published photos taken in the course of the author’s epic, thousand mile horseback trip throughout Arizona and New Mexico.

It additionally comprises many infrequent and impressive ancient pictures of the previous West, local americans, pioneers, prospectors, Indian pueblos, and vanished landscapes.

About the Authors

Douglas Preston is a journalist and writer who has released twenty-six books, nonfiction and fiction, numerous of which were number 1 long island occasions bestsellers. as well as Cities of Gold he's the writer of numerous books on Southwestern heritage, together with Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road.
Preston is the co-creator, with Lincoln baby, of the Pendergast sequence of novels, together with Relic and The cupboard of Curiosities—both of which have been named in a countrywide Public Radio listener ballot as being one of the a hundred maximum suspense novels ever written. Preston’s newest nonfiction publication, The Monster of Florence, is being made right into a motion picture starring George Clooney.
Preston additionally writes for the New Yorker journal, the Atlantic and Smithsonian, and he taught nonfiction writing at Princeton college. He divides his time among Maine and New Mexico.

Walter W. Nelson begun his inventive occupation in 1967 and it has spanned a interval of forty years. He first explored the sector of images, touring all over the world, getting to know religious locations, deep landscapes, areas of starting place, experimenting with summary shades and textures, regularly looking the visible middle of life within the wasteland, mountains, canyons, rivers, and towns of the area. He later branched out to portray and sculpture, and mixed all 3 into an ever-expanding visible tapestry of brain and awareness. “My lifestyles and my art,” Nelson wrote, “is a continuing trip into the unknown, continually having a look forward, by no means in the back of, a favorable and religious quest to appreciate and painting internal and outer existence.”
Nelson’s paintings has been gathered by way of many museums, together with the Museum of recent Mexico, the Albuquerque Museum of artwork, The San Diego Museum of images, the Houston Museum of excellent Arts, the hot Orleans Museum of artwork, and Stanford collage. it's also represented in a few company collections together with Coca Cola, IBM, Exxon, and American Express.
Nelson’s latest images e-book, The Black Place, used to be released via the Museum of recent Mexico Press in March 2014. Douglas Preston wrote the creation.

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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 11: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1879-1903

The tales look simple—they left, they traveled, they settled—yet the stressed westering impulse of american citizens created essentially the most enduring figures in our frontier pantheon: the hardy pioneer persevering opposed to all odds. Undeterred by means of storms, ruthless bandits, towering mountains, and raging epidemics, the ladies in those volumes recommend why the pioneer represented the top beliefs and aspirations of a tender state. during this concluding quantity of the coated Wagon ladies sequence, we see the ultimate animal-powered overland migrations that have been even then yielding to railroad commute and, in a couple of brief years, to the auto. The diaries and letters resonate with the energy and spirit that made attainable the settling and community-building of the yank West.

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Santa Clarita Valley, The (Then and Now)

Born in 1987 because the international locations first new urban with a inhabitants more than 100,000, Santa Clarita, California, has a desirable background that stretches again to the rugged Wild West period. Hollywood recreates this historical past in Santa Clarita and its surrounding valley, to the satisfaction of motion picture fanatics around the world.

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