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Edward Rutherfurd - New ​York
New ​York a világ egyik legizgalmasabb és legösszetettebb városa. Az amerikai álom és a szabadság szimbóluma. Ennek a városnak az életét meséli el Edward Rutherfurd nagyszabású, három és fél évszázadon átívelő regénye. A történet nyomon követi New York küzdelmeit és felemelkedését az alapítástól kezdve egészen 2001. szeptember 11-ének mindent megrázó tragédiájáig. A hajdani szerény halászfaluból a szemünk láttára fejlődik ki a minden képzeletet felülmúló metropolisz, milliónyi ember otthona. Közülük is kitűnik a Master család, akik a puritán ősök letelepedésétől fogva igyekeznek talpon maradni a függetlenségi harcok, pénzügyi válságok és bandaháborúk okozta viharokban. Az egymást követő generációk eltérő sorsa és sokféle küzdelme lenyűgöző részletességű tablóvá áll össze, amely méltó ahhoz a sokszínűséghez és mozgalmassághoz, ami New Yorkot mindig is egyedülállóvá tette. Rutherfurd regénye nem pusztán egyszerű városrajz, hanem családok, emberek sorsának finom érzékenységgel megrajzolt krónikája. A város története ugyanis a benne élő emberek történetéből íródik, szorgos polgárok, gátlástalan pénzemberek, jobb sorsra érdemes emigránsok életéből, akik szerettek és gyűlöltek, örültek és elbuktak ebben a sosem alvó, gigászi vadonban.

Szuhay-Havas Ervin - Tizenhárom ​csillag
Könyvünkben ​nem a tizenhárom észak-amerikai brit gyarmat teljes történelmi rajzát adjuk attól a pillanattól fogva, hogy a rőt hajú Erzsébet flottája (és a szélvihar) szétszórta a spanyol Armadát A szerző célja az volt, hogy az amerikai forradalom körképét vázolja fel. Mármost az amerikai történelemről azt mondják, hogy az ango! események „meghosszabbítása" az óceánon tűi. Valóban az tehát szükség volt az angol háttér vázlatára. Meg kell ismerkednünk azzal is, amit a kezdetek roman¬tikája ködfüggönybe von: az első telepesek és a természet párviadalával. Majd azzal, miként öltött testet a tizenhárom gyarmat: vajon kötetlen, szabad fejlődés volt-e az amerikai, vagy éppen megfordítva: fekete ós nem fekete páriák különösen kegyetlen robotja? (Mindkettő!) Ezután a „forradalom művészete" következik, a világtörténelem harmadik polgári forradalmáé (az angol és a németalföldi után). A légkör nem ismerős, hiszen ipari forradalom előtti, modern politikai pártok előtti világot ismerünk meg egy szűz kontinensen* Van azért a könyvben éppen elég esemény: a bostoni mészárlás, a teaiázadás, a lexingtoni sortűz, a concordi harc, végül a függetlenségi háború nyolc esztendejének rövid Összefoglalása. A könyv az Egyesült Államok születésének 200. évfordulóján jut el az olvasóhoz.

Zachar József - Póka-Pivny Aladár - Az ​amerikai függetlenségi háború magyar hőse
1944. ​szeptember 16-án bocsátották vízre a floridai Jacksonville-ben a Kováts Mihály nevű hajót, amely azonnal bekapcsolódott a fasiszták elleni háborúba. 1955. április 15-én az Amerikai Egyesült Államok szenátusa május 11-ét Kováts Mihály-emléknappá nyilvánította. 1978. január 6-án Cyrus Vance külügyminiszter Budapesten, az Országházban így beszélt: ...Fiatal köztársaságunk, amely függetlenségi harcát vívta, hálával fogadta Kováts Mihály ezredest, aki segített George Washington tábornok lovassági alakulatainak megszervezésében és kiképzésében. Kováts ezredes életét áldozta az amerikai függetlenségért Dél-Carolinában, a charlestowni csatában. 1979-ben Karcagon, a Győrffy István Nagykun Múzeumban Kováts Mihály életét bemutató kiállítás nyílt, amelynek rendezésében részt vállalt a Hadtörténelmi Intézet és Múzeum, valamint a Magyarok Világszövetsége is. Talán e néhány mozaik után is kialakult az olvasóban a kérdés: ki ez az ember, akiről hajót neveznek el, akinek halálának napját emléknappá nyilvánítja az amerikai szenátus, akiről megemlékezik az Egyesült Államok szenátusa, akinek életéről kiállítás nyílt. Ezekre a kérdésekre is válaszol az a két kontinensre kiterjedő kutatómunkával összeállított életrajz, melyet Zachar József az 1974-ben elhunyt Póka-Pivny Aladár tudományos hagyatékának felhasználásával, saját magyarországi, ausztriai és németországi kutatásaira támaszkodva írt.

Sidney Lawrence - Ha ​meghal a remény
A ​szegény Patrick Harte és a dúsgazdag John Barth gróf barátsága gyermekkoruk óta töretlen volt, minden titkot megosztottak egymással. Patrick szomorúan avatta be fájdalmas csalódásába: a gyönyörű Vivian Norris megalázta, amikor feltárta előtte érzéseit. A fiatalember, hogy elfelejtse, katonának állt. John gróf egy estélyen pillantotta meg azt a lányt, akibe halálosan beleszeretett, ám meg sem merte szólítani, csak titokban vágyakozott utána. Patrick hazalátogatásakor beszélt neki titkos szerelméről, aki biztatta, keresse meg, és ne engedje ki kezéből a boldogságot. Akkor még nem is sejtette, hogy ezzel milyen végzetes hibát követ el, ugyanis az ifjú gróf szívét nem más, mint Vivian Norris lobbantotta lángra...

Edward Rutherfurd - New ​York (angol)
Edward ​Rutherfurd tells the story of this great city as no other author could - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed. The novel begins with a tiny Indian fishing village and the Dutch traders who first carved out their hopes amidst the splendour of the wilderness. The British settlers and merchants followed, with their aristocratic governors and unpopular taxation which led to rebellion, war, the burning of the city and the birth of the American Nation. Yet a country that had already rent itself asunder once did so again over slavery. As the country fought its bloody Civil War, the city was torn apart by deadly riots. Hopes and dreams, greed and corruption - they have always been the companions of freedom and opportunity in the city's teeming streets. As the immigrant ships berthed next to Ellis Island in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, they poured more and more Germans, Irish, Italians and Jews into the churning ethnic mix of the city. Deals were struck, politicians corrupted, men bought or assassinated, heiresses wooed, fortunes were speculated on Wall Street and men became rich beyond the dreams of avarice. The heady seesaw of wealth and poverty was seen in the Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, the city's future symbolised by its buildings which literally touched the sky: the Empire State, the Chrysler Building, the Twin Towers. Rutherfurd tells this irresistible story through a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates interweave in the rise and fall, fall and rise of the city's fortunes. It is the story of how in four centuries New York became the envy of the world. And in telling the story through the lens of New York, Rutherfurd brings the story of America itself to unforgettable life in this epic masterpiece.

Edna Kenton - Simon ​Kenton
This ​scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Richard White - The ​Middle Ground
An ​acclaimed book and widely acknowledged classic, The Middle Ground steps outside the simple stories of Indian-white relations - stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning. It tells how Europeans and Indians met, regarding each other as alien, as other, as virtually nonhuman, and how between 1650 and 1815 they constructed a common, mutually comprehensible world in the region around the Great Lakes that the French called pays d'en haut. Here the older worlds of the Algonquians and of various Europeans overlapped, and their mixture created new systems of meaning and of exchange. Finally, the book tells of the breakdown of accommodation and common meanings and the re-creation of the Indians as alien and exotic. First published in 1991, the 20th anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author examining the impact and legacy of this study.

Colin G. Calloway - The ​American Revolution in Indian Country
This ​study presents a broad coverage of Indian experiences in the American Revolution rather than Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending parties. Colin Calloway focuses on eight Indian communities as he explores how the Revolution often translated into war among Indians and their own struggles for independence. Drawing on British, American, Canadian and Spanish records, Calloway shows how Native Americans pursued different strategies, endured a variety of experiences, but were bequeathed a common legacy as result of the Revolution.

Colin G. Calloway - Pen ​and Ink Witchcraft
Indian ​peoples made some four hundred treaties with the United States between the American Revolution and 1871, when Congress prohibited them. They signed nine treaties with the Confederacy, as well as countless others over the centuries with Spain, France, Britain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Canada, and even Russia, not to mention individual colonies and states. In retrospect, the treaties seem like well-ordered steps on the path of dispossession and empire. The reality was far more complicated.In Pen and Ink Witchcraft, eminent Native American historian Colin G. Calloway narrates the history of diplomacy between North American Indians and their imperial adversaries, particularly the United States. Treaties were cultural encounters and human dramas, each with its cast of characters and conflicting agendas. Many treaties, he notes, involved not land, but trade, friendship, and the resolution of disputes. Far from all being one-sided, they were negotiated on the Indians' cultural and geographical terrain. When the Mohawks welcomed Dutch traders in the early 1600s, they sealed a treaty of friendship with a wampum belt with parallel rows of purple beads, representing the parties traveling side-by-side, as equals, on the same river. But the American republic increasingly turned treaty-making into a tool of encroachment on Indian territory. Calloway traces this process by focusing on the treaties of Fort Stanwix (1768), New Echota (1835), and Medicine Lodge (1867), in addition to such events as the Peace of Montreal in 1701 and the treaties of Fort Laramie (1851 and 1868). His analysis demonstrates that native leaders were hardly dupes. The records of negotiations, he writes, show that "Indians frequently matched their colonizing counterparts in diplomatic savvy and tried, literally, to hold their ground." Each treaty has its own story, Calloway writes, but together they tell a rich and complicated tale of moments in American history when civilizations collided.

Colin G. Calloway - The ​Indian World of George Washington
George ​Washington's place in the foundations of the Republic remains unrivalled. His life story from his beginnings as a surveyor and farmer, to colonial soldier in the Virginia Regiment, leader of the Patriot cause, commander of the Continental Army, and finally first president of the United States reflects the narrative of the nation he guided into existence. There is, rightfully, no more chronicled figure. Yet American history has largely forgotten what Washington himself knew clearly: that the new Republic's fate depended less on grand rhetoric of independence and self governance and more on land Indian land. Colin G. Calloway's biography of the greatest founding father reveals in full the relationship between Washington and the Native leaders he dealt with intimately across the decades: Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Guyasuta, Attakullakulla, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Cornplanter, Red Jacket, and Little Turtle, among many others. Using the prism of Washington's life to bring focus to these figures and the tribes they represented the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware Calloway reveals how central their role truly was in Washington's, and therefore the nation's, foundational narrative. Calloway gives the First Americans their due, revealing the full extent and complexity of the relationships between the man who rose to become the nation's most powerful figure and those whose power and dominion declined in almost equal degree during his lifetime. His book invites us to look at America's origins in a new light. The Indian World of George Washington is a brilliant portrait of both the most revered man in American history and those whose story during the tumultuous century in which the country was formed has, until now, been only partially told.

Robert Allison - The ​American Revolution
Here ​is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States--the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people had the right to govern themselves. In this lively account, Robert Allison provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the Revolution, paying special attention to its causes and consequences. The book recreates the tumultuous events of the 1760s and 1770s that led to revolution, such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, as well as the role the Sons of Liberty played in turning resistance into full-scale revolt. Allison explains how and why Americans changed their ideas of government and society so profoundly in these years and how the War for Independence was fought and won. He highlights the major battles and commanders on both sides--with a particular focus on George Washington and the extraordinary strategies he developed to defeat Britain's superior forces--as well as the impact of French military support on the American cause. In the final chapter, Allison explores the aftermath of the American Revolution: how the newly independent states created governments based on the principles for which they had fought, and how those principles challenged their own institutions, such as slavery, in the new republic. He considers as well the Revolution's legacy, and the many ways its essential ideals influenced other struggles against oppressive power or colonial systems in France, Latin America, and Asia. Sharply written and highly readable, The American Revolution offers the perfect introduction to this seminal event in American history.

John Mollo - Malcolm McGregor - Uniforms ​of the American Revolution
Describes ​the principal military uniforms, insignia, and personal weapons of the British, American, German, French, and Indian forces, with an introductory commentary on the Revolution.

R. Douglas Hurt - The ​Ohio Frontier
From ​the Back Cover In the first major reassessment of the Ohio frontier period in more than fifty years, R. Douglas Hurt provides a sweeping narrative of the major military, social, economic, and political developments in the region from the arrival of the first Native American settlers to the end of the frontier period. He traces the settlement of the Shawnees, Delawares, and Wyandots among other Native American groups and discusses their culture and adaptation to white society. He also details the military expeditions of Arthur St. Clair, Josiah Harmar, Anthony Wayne, and William Henry Harrison during the bloody conflicts fought to determine which people would control the land north of the Ohio River. Hurt also traces the survey of the Seven Ranges and discusses the settlement of the Ohio Company's lands, the Western Reserve, the Miami Purchase, the Virginia Military Tract, and the French village of Gallipolis. The Ohio frontier also lured those seeking a religious haven. Although many frontier people - such as the Shakers, Quakers, and Zoarites - wanted little more than to believe as they pleased and to be left alone, strong Protestant and utopian sects made Ohio their home. This study also discusses the major political concerns of the territorial and early statehood periods, including the War of 1812 and the presidential elections of 1824 and 1828. About the Author R. Douglas Hurt is the editor of Agricultural History and Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University. He has written and edited more than a dozen books.

Deborah Harkness - Az ​idő rabjai
Az ​immár több mint ezer évet megélt Matthew de Clermont az amerikai függetlenségi háború csataterein találkozik Marcus MacNeillel, az ifjú massachusettsi sebésszel. A szabadság fényes pillanatában egy rövid időre minden lehetségesnek tűnik, és Marcus örömmel kap a lehetőségen, amikor a sokat látott vámpír felajánlja neki a halhatatlanságot és a szigorú puritán erkölcsöktől való szabadulást. Ám átalakulása nehézségekkel teli, és a De Clermont família merev ősi hagyományai mély ellentétben állnak a Marcus által vallott szabadság, egyenlőség, testvériség eszméjével. Napjaink Párizsában Marcus halandó szerelme, Phoebe Taylor szintén az örökkévalóság ösvényére készül lépni. Bár az átalakulás modernizált változata egyszerűnek tűnik, a szerelmespárnak rá kell döbbennie, hogy a vámpírlétre vágyó halandónak egyáltalán nincs könnyebb dolga, mint annak idején, a 18. században. A múlt eltemetettnek hitt árnyai könnyen visszatérhetnek - és az idők végezetéig kísérthetik mindkettejüket. A történelmi hűséget és a természetfelettit utánozhatatlan módon vegyítő Deborah Harkness új regénye kötelező olvasmány a _Mindenszentek-trilógia_ hívei számára, és tökéletes bevezetőt kínál a szerző univerzumába.

Deborah Harkness - Time's ​Convert
From ​the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, soon to be a major Sky TV series, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present. On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply-held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable in the modern world than they were in the 18th century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both - for ever. A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for change, Time's Convert will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural, and romance.

Steven E. Siry - Greene
Born ​into a Quaker family, Nathanael Greene had nothing in his background that pointed to a military career. His total military training before mid-1775, when he abandoned pacifism, consisted of serving as a private in the Rhode Island militia for a few hours each week. Yet, no doubt because of his leadership ability, the Rhode Island Assembly in May 1775 appointed Greene commander of the Rhode Island Army of Observation at the siege of Boston. In June, at age thirty-two, Greene became the youngest general in the Continental Army and the only general who had never held a military commission. When the Revolutionary War ended eight years later, he was the only one of George Washington's generals who had served continuously from its start. Resourceful and courageous, Greene combined common sense, a keen intellect, fine organizational skills, and a remarkable aptitude for using topographical and geographical information. Indeed, he became Washington's most trusted adviser and eventually ranked second in the command structure of the Continental Army. After distinguishing himself in the northern campaign and providing invaluable service as quartermaster general, Greene became commander of the Southern Department with orders to rebuild its forces following devastating losses in South Carolina in 1780. With Georgia and South Carolina under British control and North Carolina and Virginia threatened by invasion, the situation seemed hopeless. Greene, however, combined regulars, militia, and guerrillas into a force that used rapid movement and continuous pressure against the British, outmaneuvering and outguessing them. By 1782, British forces were restricted to just two Southern seaports. With his understanding of unconventional warfare, Greene thus played a significant role in undoing Great Britain's power in North America during the War for Independence.

Steven E. Siry - Liberty's ​Fallen Generals
From ​June 1775 to February 1781, ten patriot generals died as a result of combat wounds. Their service and deaths spanned most of the Revolutionary War's duration and geographical expanse. The generals were a diverse group, with six born in America and four in Europe. Three came from professional military backgrounds. The rest were citizensoldiers, mostly with limited military experience. As the colonists won their independence, the fallen generals became martyrs for the revolutionary ideals that would inspire later generations throughout the world. Liberty's Fallen Generals is the first book to analyse these key military leaders'service and the quality of their leadership in light of recent scholarship on the war. Each general's profile provides background on military and political events leading to his emergence, assesses the general as a military leader in the war, and examines the campaign that culminated in his battle-related death. A compelling study in leadership and sacrifice, Liberty's Fallen Generals is essential reading for those interested in learning more about America's earliest heroes.

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The ​Boundaries Between Us Ismeretlen szerző
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Ismeretlen szerző - The ​Boundaries Between Us
Although ​much has been written about the Old Northwest territory, The Boundaries between Us fills a void in this historical literature by examining lesser known forms of interaction between Euro-Americans and native peoples and their struggles to gain control of the region and its vast resources. Comprised of eleven original essays, The Boundaries between Us presents unique perspectives on the history and significance of the contest for control of the Old Northwest territory. The essays examine the sociocultural contexts in which natives and newcomers lived, traded, negotiated, interacted, and fought, asking new questions about power, identity, and violence, both ahead of and behind the frontiers of Euro-American settlement. The essays do not attempt to present a unified interpretation but, rather, focus on both specific and general topics, revisit and reinterpret well-known events, and underscore how cultural, political, and ideological antagonisms divided the native inhabitants from the newcomers. Together, these thoughtful analyses offer a broad historical perspective on nearly a century of contact, interaction, conflict, and displacement. This volume promises to be of great importance to students and scholars of early America, the frontier, and cultural interaction.

Paul Westermeyer - The ​United States Marine Corps
Many ​think of the United States Marine Corps as a second land army, and while it has been employed in that capacity, it is foremost a naval expeditionary force able to seize, secure, and defend advanced naval bases in support of major campaigns. The Corps dates back to the Revolutionary War, but while they served in the conflicts of the 19th century, they are famed for their part in the wars of the 20th century. On the Western Front in World War I they were blooded at Belleau Wood. Between the wars the Corps developed amphibious tactics which were employed to great effect during the Pacific island campaigns during World War II including the infamous battles of Peleliu, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The names of the Corps is forever entwined with the battles of Inchon and Chosin Reservoir in Korea, and Hue and Khe Sanh in Vietnam. The US Marines have continued their expeditionary role to this day, undertaking not only combat operations but also peacekeeping, peace enforcement, humanitarian relief, and short-notification/limited-duration contingency operations. This concise history charts the evolution of the Corps as it has adapted to changing combat over two centuries.

S. I. Martin - Incomparable ​World
In ​the years just after the American Revolution, London was the unlikely refuge for thousands of black Americans who had fought for the British in exchange for a promise of freedom. Incomparable World is their story, an unconventional debut novel that follows the adventures of three African Americans who have escaped their master's lash only to find themselves outcast once again-but this time on the harsh streets of London's West End. After the British defeat, Buckram, Georgie George, and William Supple sail to London, preferring to attempt a new life there than face possible recapture and a return to slavery. Penniless, without any prospects for employment, and treated as outsiders by British society, they are forced into a life of hustling and petty crime. Their only hope for escape, Georgie George manages to convince them, is an outrageous robbery that would make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Full of vivid prose and accurate period detail, Incomparable World is a rich historical thriller that reveals a forgotten chapter of American history.

Paul Vickery - Washington
His ​name is carved in granite, his likeness cast in bronze, his legend as large as the role he played as America's first president. But before he was a commander-in-chief, George Washington was a general in a revolution that would decide the future of the people and land he called his own. If victorious, he would gain immortality. If defeated, he would find his neck in a hangman's noose. Washington knew the sting of defeat―at Brandywine, at Germantown―yet this unwavering leadership and his vision for a new and independent nation emboldened an army prepared to fight barefoot if necessary to win that independence. Wrote an officer after the Battle of Princeton: "I saw him brave all the dangers of the field and his important life hanging as it were by a single hair with a thousand deaths flying around him." Among America's pantheon of Founding Fathers, one man―to this day―stands out. Author Paul Vickery tracks the unlikely rise of Washington, a man whose stature in command of a young army became prelude to a presidency. As Vickery writes, "He learned to become the father of our country by first being the father of our military."

Rupert Furneaux - Saratoga
The ​Grand Strategy, the imaginative plan to divide the rebellious American colonies, ended in disaster. On October 17, 1777, General Sir John Burgoyne, alone, unaided and stranded in the American wilderness, capitulated with his army at Saratoga in upper New York State. It was the ‘turning point’ of the Revolution, which culminated four years later in the British surrender at Yorktown. Creasy wrote of Saratoga: ‘Nor can any military event be said to have exercised more important influence upon the future fortunes of mankind…’ Who blundered? For nearly two centuries, Lord George Germain, the ‘maladroit’ minister, has been blamed, together with the Commander-in-Chief, Sir William Howe; but Burgoyne, ‘Gentleman Johnny’ as his affectionate troops called him, has largely escaped criticism. Only in the late 1960s had a full assessment become possible, by the publication of all the correspondence that passed between these men. Originally published in 1971, from his study of these letters, and by his visit to the campaign area, author Rupert Furneaux questions this long accepted view. The British disaster resulted, he says, not because anyone particularly blundered, or from any ‘pigeon-holed’ despatch, but rather because no one bargained that thousands of ordinary American citizens would rally to bar Burgoyne’s path. Experienced frontier-fighters and skilled marksmen, they mowed down the closely-ranked Redcoats and the German mercenaries, who had all been trained for European battles. Saratoga heralded a new age of warfare, which Europeans took another hundred years to learn. It was also far more than a British defeat; it was an American victory, the decisive battle whereby they won the right to run their own lives without interference from Europe – and with incalculable consequences.

Larry L. Nelson - A ​Man of Distinction among Them
A ​Man of Distinction among Them represents an important step in understanding the complexities surrounding the early history of the Ohio Country and the Old Northwest and provides the clearest and most comprehensive portrait of a central figure in that history: Alexander McKee. Fathered by a white trader and raised partly by his Shawnee mother, McKee was at home in either culture and played an active role in Great Lakes Indian affairs for nearly 50 years. McKee served as a "cultural mediator"--a go-between who linked the native and European worlds. He exploited his familial affiliation and close economic ties to both communities to encourage trade, foster diplomatic relations, and forge a military alliance between the British government and the tribes of the Old Northwest.

Theodore Roosevelt - The ​Winning of the West
Defeated ​politically and running out of money after a ranch deal gone bad, Theodore Roosevelt began writing his epic history of the conquest of the American West in 1888. He wove a sweeping drama, well documented and filled to the brim with Americans fighting Indian confederacies in the north and south while dealing with the machinations of the British, French, and Spanish and their sympathizers. Roosevelt wanted to show how backwoodsmen such as Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton, followed by hardy pioneer settlers, won the United States the claim to land west of the Alleghenies. Heroism and treachery among both the whites and the Indians can be seen in his rapidly shifting story of a people on the move in pursuit of their manifest destiny. By force and by treaty the new nation was established in the east, and when the explorers and settlers pushed against the Mississippi, everything west of the river was considered part of that nation. This complete set is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the history of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt, one of the greatest minds in American history, was himself a fighting, riding, conquering man who spent much of his life in the wilderness. Truly there is no one else better suited to write about the politics, the fighting, and the bravery of these men than Theodore Roosevelt himself. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Craig L. Symonds - The ​U.S. Navy
This ​fast-paced narrative traces the emergence of the United States Navy as a global power from its birth during the American Revolution through to its current superpower status. The story highlights iconic moments of great drama pivotal to the nation's fortunes: John Paul Jones' attacks on the British in the Revolution, the Barbary Wars, and the arduous conquest of Iwo Jima. The book illuminates the changes-technological, institutional, and functional-of the U.S. Navy from its days as a small frigate navy through the age of steam and steel to the modern era of electronics and missiles. Historian Craig L. Symonds captures the evolving culture of the Navy and debates between policymakers about what role the institution should play in world affairs. Internal and external challenges dramatically altered the size and character of the Navy, with long periods of quiet inertia alternating with rapid expansion emerging out of crises. The history of the navy reflects the history of the nation as a whole, and its many changes derive in large part from the changing role of the United States itself.

Stephanie Dray - Laura Kamoie - America's ​First Daughter
In ​a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

Izolde Johannsen - Megölni ​a királyt!
XVI. ​Lajos francia király tilalma ellenére Los Pasajes kikötőjében már indulásra készen ringatózik a La Victoire nevű brigg. Fedélzetén álnéven több mint egy tucat fiatal, becsvágytól fűtött francia nemes rejtőzik fegyverekkel, szolgákkal - köztük Gilbert La Fayette, korának egyik legvagyonosabb katonatisztje. Az angolokat tiszta szívből gyűlölő, alig tizenkilenc éves márki a rejtélyes Jasonnel, a titkos tervet rejtegető mesterlövésszel Amerikába készül. Az elfogásukra küldött katonai osztag már úton van, hogy megakadályozza a példátlan küldetést. Eközben az óceán túlpartján függetlenségi háború dúl Anglia és a fellázadt gyarmatok között... Izolde Johannsen tengeri kalandokkal átszőtt történelmi regénye egyedülállóan, a franciák szemszögéből mutatja be az amerikai függetlenségi háborút, majd La Fayette márki politikai életútját a királya és a nemesség ellen fordult francia nép borzalmakkal teli, forradalmi éveiben.

Gregory Evans Dowd - A ​Spirited Resistance
Winner ​of the Intolerance in the United States Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States In the early 1800s, when once-powerful North American Indian peoples were being driven west across the Mississippi, a Shawnee prophet collapsed into a deep sleep. When he awoke, he told friends and family of his ascension to Indian heaven, where his grandfather had given him a warning: "Beware of the religion of the white man: every Indian who embraces it is obliged to take the road to the white man's heaven; and yet no red man is permitted to enter there, but will have to wander about forever without a resting place." The events leading to this vision are the subject of A Spirited Resistance, the poignant story of the Indian movement to challenge Anglo-American expansionism. Departing from the traditional confines of the history of American Indians, Gregory Evans Dowd carefully draws on ethnographic sources to recapture the beliefs, thoughts, and actions of four principal Indian nations―Delaware, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Creek. The result is a sensitive portrayal of the militant Indians―often led by prophets―who came to conceive of themselves as a united people, and launched an intertribal campaign to resist the Anglo-American forces. Dowd also uncovers the Native American opposition to the movement for unity. That opposition, he finds, was usually the result of divisions within Indian communities rather than intertribal rivalry. In fact, Dowd argues, intertribal enmity had little to do with the ultimate failure of the Indian struggle; it was division within Indian communities, colonial influence on Indian government, and the sheer force of the Anglo-American campaign that brought the Indian resistance movement to an end. An evocative history of long frustration and ultimate failure, A Spirited Resistance tells of a creative people, whose insights, magic, and ritual add a much-needed dimension to our understanding of the American Indian.

Gerald M. Carbone - Washington
George ​Washington influenced every phase of the Revolutionary war, from beginning to end. He deftly handled the "political realm" by convincing Congress to keep his army supplied, a tough task when the country was really just a loose confederation of states with no power to tax. Washington left his mark with strategies and a vision of the Revolution as a war of attrition. His offenses were as brilliant as they were unpredictable, such as his legendary Christmas Day strike at Trenton, and a bold foray through the fog to nearly drive the British from the field at Germantown. It was an aggressive attack that helped convince the French that the American Army was worth supporting. Carbone argues that it is this sort of fearless but not reckless, spontaneous but calculated, offensive that Washington should be remembered for - as a leader not of infallibility but of greatness.

Ron Chernow - Washington: ​A Life
The ​celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life, he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention and his magnificent performance as America's first president. Despite the reverence his name inspires Washington remains a waxwork to many readers, worthy but dull, a laconic man of remarkable self-control. But in this groundbreaking work Chernow revises forever the uninspiring stereotype. He portrays Washington as a strapping, celebrated horseman, elegant dancer and tireless hunter, who guarded his emotional life with intriguing ferocity. Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, he orchestrated their actions to help realise his vision for the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency. Ron Chernow takes us on a page-turning journey through all the formative events of America's founding. This is a magisterial work from one of America's foremost writers and historians.

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