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Imperfect Presidents: Tales of Misadventure and Triumph
Jim Cullen.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780230605787.  Daedalus Item Code: 52886
 
In this humorous yet informative reappraisal of the American presidency, Jim Cullen takes 12 presidents down from their pedestals by examining key missteps in their careers—and how they transcended ... (Read More)
 
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In Darkest Alaska: Travel and Empire Along the Inside Passage
Robert Campbell.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812220483.  Daedalus Item Code: 40299
 
Even before the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, Alaska loomed large in the American imagination as a land of unknown wonders. Thousands of adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage—the nearly ... (Read More)
 
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Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free
John Ferling.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190089.  Daedalus Item Code: 53220
 
No event in American history was more pivotal—or more furiously contested—than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. In this history, the author of A Leap in the Dark and ... (Read More)
 
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Sherill Tippins.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618726349.  Daedalus Item Code: 62520
 
(Winner of the 2013 Marfield Prize) Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American invention, an epicenter of New York's artistic ... (Read More)
 
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Inside U.S.A.: 50th-Anniversary Edition
John Gunther. Arthur Schlesinger Jr., intro.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565843585.  Daedalus Item Code: 61704
 
The books in the Inside series by journalist John Gunther were hugely popular in the 1930s and 40s; for this book, originally published in 1947, Gunther set out from California and traveled the ... (Read More)
 
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Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
Richard Zacks.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385519724.  Daedalus Item Code: 41984
 
The author of The Pirate Hunter, An Underground Education, and History Laid Bare here paints a vivid portrait of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt ... (Read More)
 
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Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
Steve Inskeep.
Publisher: Penguin/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205569.  Daedalus Item Code: 61939
 
Even as President Andrew Jackson presided over a mass re-ocation of Native American tribes in the 1830s, Cherokee Chief John Ross took the cause of the Five Civilized Tribes all the way to the ... (Read More)
 
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James Madison
Richard Brookhiser.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465063802.  Daedalus Item Code: 62319
 
The author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington; Alexander Hamilton, American; and America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, Richard Brookhiser here gives us a rich ... (Read More)
 
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Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science
Keith Thomson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300205930.  Daedalus Item Code: 62777
 
Although Thomas Jefferson's boundless curiosity has often been noted, here Keith Thomson goes further to suggest that science was a decisive influence on the third president's views on politics, ... (Read More)
 
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Jerks in New York History: Speaking Ill of the Dead
Kara Hughes.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762760329.  Daedalus Item Code: 62346
 
From rabid moralist Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), the "Jerk Most Likely to Send You to Prison for No Good Reason," to Southern sympathizer and corrupt city mayor Fernando Wood (1812–81), the "Jerk ... (Read More)
 
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Jerks in Washington, D.C. History: Speaking Ill of the Dead
Emilee Hines.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762760336.  Daedalus Item Code: 62347
 
Here are 17 badly behaved characters who shaped history from within the nation's capital, as well as the dark side of some famous and even revered figures from America's past. Meet Aaron Burr, the ... (Read More)
 
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Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story
Howard Means.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439178263.  Daedalus Item Code: 62643
 
"Former Washingtonian editor [Howard] Means employs extensive research to dig out facts buried in the mythic past about Johnny Appleseed, 'not only the best-known walker in American history ... (Read More)
 
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