The Best of American Heritage: New York

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - It didn't make america, but it made possible the America we've come to know. Shannon - is its remarkable story: from henry hudson's historic voyage and the sale of Manhattan Island to New York's occupation by British forces during the Revolution and the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and the Whitney Museum.

There is only one New York. Here - from american heritage magazine and such historians as Nathaniel Benchley, David McCullough, and William V.

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American Chronicles The Thomas Fleming Library

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - Spanning the generations from the beginnings of the united states to modern times, these chronicles explore events and decisions that continue to have an impact the nation to this day - from the battles of Jefferson and Hamilton and trials of Aaron Burr and John Brown to the sinking of the Maine and John Kennedy at war to the high cost of unconditional surrender in World War II and what America's presidents say about each other.

But, whose career spanned more than fifty years, this award-winning writer, as the following collection shows, also explored with equal passion and curiosity the history of other, later eras. Thomas fleming is best known as a historian of the American Revolution and a biographer of America's founding fathers.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology Complete Idiot's Guides Lifestyle Paperback

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Alpha #ad - You're no idiot, of course. But when it comes to classical mythology, you feel like you've been foiled by the gods. Don't curse zeus yet! the complete idiot's guide® to Classical Mythology has all you need for a working knowledge of the timeless world of Greek and Roman myths. You can find greece on a map, know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV, and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory.

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Leonardo da Vinci

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - Here, from author jay Williams, is the moving story of the man behind the Renaissance myth. In his youth, leonardo da Vinci wrote confidently, "I wish to work miracles. By the time of his death in 1519, inventor, it seemed that he had accomplished wonders aplenty as an artist, engineer, when he was sixty-seven and famed throughout Europe, and scientist.

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The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of The Eternal City

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New Page Books #ad - With its help, you will be able to trace the rise and fall of the ancient world's greatest superpower:Find the last resting spot of Julius Caesar. Join augustus as he offers sacrifices to the gods. Discover the lie on the façade of the Pantheon. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus. And so much more. In this gap is the really good stuff--the stories that make the buildings come alive and vividly enhance any trip to Rome.

The history of rome in 12 buildings will immerse you in the world of the Romans, one full of drama, intrigue, and scandal. Any travel guide to rome will urge visitors to go the colosseum, concise, but none answers a simple question: Why is it called the Colosseum?The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of The Eternal City is compelling, and fun, and takes you behind the iconic buildings to reveal the hidden stories of the people that forged the Roman Empire.

The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of The Eternal City #ad - Typical travel guides provide torrents of information but deny their readers depth and perspective.

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The Statue of Liberty

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - A consummate entrepreneur, politician, bartholdi almost single-handedly sold his idea to a skeptical, and at times, and fundraiser, unfriendly American public, who would later come to idolize his statue as a symbol of freedom and acceptance. The authors, and combed through more than 100 museums, interviewed over 1, 000 people, collections, sought out original sources, Christian Blanchet and Bernard Dard, and libraries to compile this definitive history.

Here is the little-known story of the statue's origins and the people who brought it to completion – such as Édouard de Laboulaye, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, engineering genius Gustave Eiffel, who wanted to give the United States a gift that would both commemorate a friendship and make a political statement, and above all, the visionary sculptor who gave form to the idea of this colossal statue.

The Statue of Liberty #ad - . Introduction by david mcculloughthe first truly comprehensive history of America's most compelling symbol, the Statue of Liberty, is the result of more than three years of research.

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The Transcontinental Railroad

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - Most important, it united a nation. The story of the railroad is capitalist theater, starring powerful politicians and generals and con artists. When ice delayed operations in the Sierra Nevadas, the men of the Central Pacific formed the Summit Ice Company and sold their problem to California saloons. Meanwhile, climbed, from the West, thousands of Chinese immigrants blasted, and inched their way through the perilous California mountains.

The railroad transformed the country forever. It decimated the Plains Indian culture by destroying the herds of buffalo that sustained it. Thus the legend of Buffalo Bill was born. While his partners finagled in washington and on wall street, a Cossack hat, dressed in a fur coat, a former Union general, and shining cavalry boots and carrying a pistol and a bullwhip, Jack Casement, drove the workers of the Union Pacific to new track-laying records.

The transcontinental Railroad is an epic of every sense. This book tells the story of swaggering men with big plans, of an America emerging from the Civil War and reaching its manifest destiny. The men who imagined the transcontinental railroad were impassioned profiteers, an unlikely, often ruthless band, guilty of both financial double-dealing and ferocious ingenuity.

The Transcontinental Railroad #ad - On may 10, 1869, the golden spike linked the Central Pacific Railroad with the Union Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah. Set in opulent parlor cars, on desolate plains and deadly gorges, and rowdy frontier towns, it is a story of vision and corruption, well-heeled boardrooms, of empire building at its most vulgar and glorious.

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Versailles: A History

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The Spanish Armada

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#ad - Finally, a storm sent by a vengeful God wrecked most of that proud fleet on its way home. Award-winning author Jay Williams sheds new light on the traditional picture. The ensuing events brought a Spanish word, armada, into the English language and created a host of legends. Intrepid english sea dogs in tiny ships, it was said, had bravely faced down towering Spanish galleons.

In the summer of 1588, a great body of ships sailed from Spain on a Crusade: to restore England to Catholicism. Moreover, the battle emerges as the high point of a four-year cold war between England and Spain. Only when set in the context of a Europe bitterly divided between Catholics and Protestants can the contest be fully understood.

The Spanish Armada #ad - The personalities of queen elizabeth i of England and King Philip II of Spain and their commanders - especially Francis Drake - are also key to this dramatic story. Although the english were superior sailors, the two fleets were evenly matched.

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American Heritage History of the American Revolution

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Newcos #ad - He details the ensuing battles and military campaigns from Lexington and Concord to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, as well as the tense political and social situation of the new nation. The american heritage history of the American Revolution details the birth of America with insight and depth.

. Bruce lancaster's text is terse, rapid, lucid, and dramatic . A magnificent book. Filled with the color and excitement of a grim and bloody war. The new york timesthe american heritage History of the American Revolution is the complete chronicle of the Revolutionary War told in full detail. Lancaster starts his story with an examination of colonial society and the origins of the quarrel with England.

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The Writers' America

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - We are all, huckleberry finn, father Knickerbocker, the spiritual heirs of Poor Richard, in some fashion, and other cherished figures from our literary past. America is no exception. The united states is a state of mind and spirit created, in part, by the books that have emerged from the American experience - as truly as its politics have been shaped by history.

Good. Writers have created our national image, not only in our eyes but in the eyes of the world. Every nation is the invention of its writers. This book from american heritage offers a panoramic view of the American scene and the American people by its own writers - from colonial days until modern times.

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