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Studies how America's relationship with China has changed from 1969 to 1999, focusing on how American presidents have dealt with China's rulers.
Paul Johnson's work is a reinterpretation of American history spanning from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration.

An analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forever changed the way war would be waged.
Publisher's description: The remarkable story of the land purchase that doubled the size of our young nation, set the stage for its expansion across the continent, and confronted Americans with new challenges of ethnic and religious diversity. In a…
Traces the career of the congressman from Harlem who became an early spokesman for civil rights but ended his career in political disgrace.
The reunited Germany that emerged from the euphoria of 1989 - that miraculous moment when the Wall fell and all the world cheered - is neither a power to be feared nor a rich, stable democracy to be admired. Far from freeing the Germans from the…

A history of violence in America as experienced by one family, from slavery in Edgefield, S.C., to prison in the urban North.
Biographical work about Chinese student Shen Tong, who was involved in the incidents in China's Tiananmen Square.

In chronological order, Barnhart and Metcalf give the history and usage of words and phrases that Americans have added to the English language, from canoe and skunk in the 1500s to soccer mom, Ebonics, and millennium bug in the 1990s.
On July 4, 1826, the United States celebrated its fiftieth birthday with parades and speeches across the country. But what ultimately sanctified the national jubilee in the minds of the celebrants was an extraordinary coincidence: the nearly…
America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and…
Five historians ; Stephan Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, Richard White, Gordon Wood, discuss various aspects of American history.


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