The “fascinating” #1 new york times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West The Wall Street Journal. First published in 1970, bury my heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier.
In this nonfiction account, battles, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture.
Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Trail of Tears: A Captivating Guide to the Forced Removals of Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations
Explore the cruel history of the trail of tearsfree history bonuS Inside!One of the darkest and cruelest chapters in the history of the United States occurred when the nation’s young government decided to remove the native peoples from their lands in the name of profit. The following topics will be covered in this book:the early relationshipthe growth of manifest destinythe discovery of gold and the Indian Removal ActPeaceful Protests and a Push for RecognitionThe People Versus the PresidentThe Militia Force RemovalThe Trail of TearsStories of Pain, Loss, and LoveMaking a New HomeAnd a Great Deal More You Don't Want to Miss Out On!Scroll to the top and download the book now to learn more about the Trail of Tears.
The native peoples had fought alongside the Americans to gain freedom from England, the nation that the colonists deemed oppressive and unfair. Having helped settlers for hundreds of years, five Native American tribes found it increasingly more difficult to relate to and trust the country that had once acted as their allies.
The native peoples acted as benefactors and teachers, helping the colonists to gain an advantage against an army that was far superior to the small forces that the colonists could muster. The new country owed a lot of its existence to the native peoples, yet the settlers, who were of European descent, did not see it that way.
Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
On the sparkling morning of june 25, 1876, 611 men of the united States 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where three thousand Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great warriors would soon be forever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer.
A new york times bestseller from the author of Band of Brothers: The biography of two fighters forever linked by history and the battle at Little Bighorn. Both were stripped of power, in disgrace, and worked to earn back the respect of their people. Their parallel lives would pave the way, in a manner unknown to either, for an inevitable clash between two nations fighting for possession of the open prairie.
Both became leaders in their societies at very early ages. Both were men of aggression and supreme courage. And to both of them, the unspoiled grandeur of the Great Plains of North America was an irresistible challenge.
The Quiet American
Although criticized upon publication as anti-american, in a few short years, Graham Greene’s “complex but compelling story of intrigue and counter-intrigue” would, prove prescient in its own condemnation of American interventionism The New York Times. It’s 1955 and british journalist Thomas Fowler has been in Vietnam for two years covering the insurgency against French colonial rule.
Then comes alden pyle, an idealistic American working in service of the CIA. But as pyle’s blind moral conviction wreaks havoc upon innocent lives, it’s ultimately his romantic compulsions that will play a role in his own undoing. A “masterful. . . Brilliantly constructed novel” of love and chaos in 1950s Vietnam Zadie Smith, The Guardian.
Devotedly, he believes neither communism nor colonialism is what’s best for Southeast Asia, disastrously patriotic, but rather a “Third Force”: American democracy by any means necessary. . But it’s not just a political tangle that’s kept him tethered to the country. His ideas of conquest include Phuong, to whom he promises a sweet life in the states.
There’s also his lover, Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman who clings to Fowler for protection.
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, and war dominated the lives of serf, taxes, noble, and clergy alike. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe.
The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, cathedrals, a glittering age of crusades, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. Barbara W. A great book, in a great historical tradition. Commentarynote: This edition does not include color images.
No one has ever done this better. The new york review of Books “A beautiful, extraordinary book. Granting her subjects their loyalties, and, and guilty passions, dominating all, grocers and clerks, treacheries, lawyers and mercenaries, saints and mystics, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies, university scholars, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, ” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.
Praise for a distant mirror “Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship.
Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir
Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Mccain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U. S. Faith of my fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.
William J. As prisoner and later senator McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. Forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. Hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.
Usa today “a candid, moving, and entertaining memoir. Praise for faith of my fathers“A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological. Impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.
Kirkus reviews “a serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military. Publishers weekly starred review “faith of my Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw's The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
A rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums. Los angeles times named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • publishers weekly in this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire.
He is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt. The new york Times. With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account. The wall street journal “Wilkinson writes with considerable verve.
. New york times bestseller • “magisterial. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, and sweeping history. Here are the legendary leaders: akhenaten, lawlessness, ” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, the “heretic king, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline.
A World Undone
While the world slumbered, monumental forces were shaken. Drawing on exhaustive research, killed twenty million people, this remarkable, intimate account tells the story of how World War I reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. On a summer day in 1914, a nineteen-year-old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
. It will earn generations of admirers. The washington times “meyer’s sketches of the British Cabinet, the Russian Empire, the aging Austro-Hungarian Empire. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. Are lifelike and plausible. A world undone is a book of true greatness that prompts moments of sheer joy and pleasure.
. As crowds cheered their armies on, physical and moral exhaustion, no one could guess what lay ahead in the First World War: four long years of slaughter, and the near collapse of a civilization that until 1914 had dominated the globe. Praise for a world Undone“Thundering, magnificent.
A Beautiful Work In Progress
Runners’ vocabulary is full of acronyms like dns for “did not start” and dNF for “Did Not Finish, ” but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for “Did Not Quit. Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from the dusty back roads of central New Jersey to the busy Route 222 corridor in Pennsylvania to the sweltering deserts of Arizona.
. When you meet her on the trail, you might be surprised to see she doesn’t quite fit the typical image of a long-distance runner. She’s neither skinny nor white, and she’s here to show just how misguided these stereotypes can be. In this prejudice-busting, body-positive memoir told with raw honesty, an adventurous spirit, and a sharp sense of humor, Valerio takes readers along on her journey from first-time racer to ultramarathoner and proves that anyone can become a successful athlete.
Washington: The Indispensable Man
An amateur soldier, he prepared for his role as commander in chief of the Continental army by sending out to Philadelphia bookshops for treatises on military strategy. This “perceptive” and “satisfying” biography of george Washington by an award-winning historian “deserves a place on every American’s bookshelf” The New York Times Book Review.
In tracing washington’s evolution from privileged son of the landed gentry to “the indispensable man” without whom the United States as we know it would not exist, Flexner presents a hero worthy of admiration not only for his remarkable strengths, but also for his all-too-human weaknesses. In graceful and dramatic prose, Flexner peels back the myths surrounding Washington to reveal the true complexity of his character.
The only founding father from virginia to free all his slaves, Washington was a faithful husband who harbored deep romantic feelings for his best friend’s wife. James thomas flexner’s masterful four-volume biography of america’s first president, which received a special Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for its concluding installment, is the definitive chronicle of Washington’s life and a classic work of American history.
The george washington that emerges in these pages is a shrewd statesman, a wise commander, and above all, a brave patriot, “an ordinary man pushed to greatness by the extraordinary times in which he lived” The Christian Science Monitor. . In this single-volume edition, flexner brilliantly distills his sweeping study to offer readers “the most convincing evocation of the man and his deeds written within the compass of one book” Los Angeles Times.
As president, john adams, he set many democratic precedents—including the two-term limit and the appointment of an advisory cabinet—yet routinely excluded his vice president, from important decisions.
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Series Book 1
Fresh out of harvard, he simultaneously published a distinguished work of naval history and became the fist-swinging leader of a Republican insurgency in the New York State Assembly. Rarely has any public figure exercised such a charismatic hold on the popular imagination. Married to his childhood sweetheart in 1886, a flamboyant civil service reformer in Washington, he became the country squire of Sagamore Hill on Long Island, D.
C. And a night-stalking police commissioner in New York City. During the years 1858–1901, transformed himself from a frail, the son of a wealthy Yankee father and a plantation-bred southern belle, Theodore Roosevelt, asthmatic boy into a full-blooded man. Edith wharton likened TR’s vitality to radium.
This book, the only full study of tr’s pre-presidential years, shows that he was an inevitable chief executive, and recognized as such in his early teens. G. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended. It was as if he were subconsciously aware that he was a man of many selves, “and set about developing each one in turn, ” the author writes, knowing that one day he would be President of all the people.
”. By 1901, the man senator mark hanna called “that damned cowboy” was vice president of the United States.