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From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied... more...

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democracy In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a... more...

A best-selling historian's gripping account of the powerful men who controlled America's financial destiny. From the first days of the United States, a battle raged over money. On one side were the democrats, who wanted cheap money and feared the concentration of financial interests in the hands of a few. On the other were the capitalists who sought the soundness of a national bank—and the profits that came with it. In telling this exciting story,... more...


Theodore Roosevelt (1857–1919) was the most literary of American Presidents, writing scores of books, including Through the Brazilian Wilderness and African Game Trails. He was also the most active of American writers. In little more than six decades, Roosevelt was, among many of his activities, a rancher, historian, reformer, New York City Police Commissioner, renowned hunter, New York State Governor, conservationist, Vice President of the United... more...


Focuses students on the story of American history.    America : Past and Present integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Written by award-winning historians, it tells the story of all Americans—elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and... more...

Focuses students on the story of American history.    America : Past and Present integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Written by award-winning historians, it tells the story of all Americans—elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and... more...

Focuses students on the story of American history.    America : Past and Present integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Written by award-winning historians, it tells the story of all Americans–elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and... more...

Focuses readers on the story of American history.    American Stories enhances the accessibility of United States history by concentrating on the most commonly taught topics while retaining a strong narrative emphasis and chronological organization. Each chapter follows a consistent structure that maximizes comprehension. The text goes beyond the major events that have shaped America by using significant incidents to... more...

The world runs on the U.S. dollar. From Washington to Beijing, governments, businesses, and individuals rely on the dollar to conduct commerce and invest profitably and safely--even after the global financial meltdown in 2008 revealed the potentially catastrophic cost of the dollar's hegemony. But how did the greenback achieve this planetary dominance a mere century and a half after President Lincoln issued the first currency backed only by the... more...