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Patton: A Biography: A Biography

Alan Axelrod

Patton: A Biography: A Biography by Alan AxelrodA concise and penetrating biography of one of history's greatest yet most controversial commanders. An atavistic warrior, Patton was a leader who defined modern warfare in the twentieth century's most desperate and destructive theater of combat: World War II
2015 / 12 / 7
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A Savage Empire: Trappers, Traders, Tribes, and the Wars That Made America

Alan Axelrod

A Savage Empire: Trappers, Traders, Tribes, and the Wars That Made America by Alan Axelrod

A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early America



Combining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky's Cod, popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal--the beaver--played in the creation of our nation. The author masterfully relays a story often neglected by conventional histories: how lust for fur trade riches moved monarchs and men to launch expeditions of discovery, finance massive corporate enterprises,...

2015 / 5 / 20
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Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London

Alan Axelrod

Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London by Alan AxelrodA fresh look at the oldest son of the Kennedy clan, who lost his life in one of the most daring and desperate missions of WWII
2015 / 5 / 4
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America Out Loud

Alan Axelrod

America Out Loud by Alan Axelrod"Give me liberty or give me death." "Houston, we have a problem." "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." American ears ring with these and hundreds of other declarations, spun out of history. Walt Whitman claimed to "hear America singing," but, mostly, we hear America talking. Out loud. This book features more than 300 quotations from influential Americans, including Benjamin Franklin, Muhammad Ali, George W. Bush, Paris Hilton, and many more! This book chronologically records the historical timeline of America--one voice at a time.
2014 / 11 / 16
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Elizabeth I CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire

Alan Axelrod

Elizabeth I CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire by Alan AxelrodMore information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
2014 / 11 / 7
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Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale

Alan Axelrod

Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale by Alan AxelrodCharles Brockden Brown: An American Tale is the first comprehensive literary, biographical, and cultural study of the novelist whom critic Leslie Fiedler has dubbed "the inventor of the American writer." The author of Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, Ormond, and Edgar Huntly, Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) is considered the first American professional author. He introduced Indian characters into American fiction. His keen interest in character delineation and abnormal psychology anticipates the stories of Poe, Hawthorne, and later masters of the psychological novel. Brown was eager to establish for...
2014 / 9 / 24
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The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems

Alan Axelrod

The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems by Alan AxelrodThe Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and '40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and polished during the Great Depression, World War I, and the postwar fifties—now forgotten or in danger of being forgotten.
2014 / 7 / 23
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Patton's Drive: The Making of America's Greatest General

Alan Axelrod

Patton's Drive: The Making of America's Greatest General by Alan Axelrod

Patton's Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war—who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past—became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II.

2014 / 6 / 21
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Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps

Alan Axelrod

Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps by Alan AxelrodThe Battle of Belleau Wood, stunning in both its concentration and intensity, was the fiery furnace from which the modern United States Marine Corps emerged as America's fiercest and most effective warriors, the world's preeminent fighting elite.


2014 / 6 / 21
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern American Military

Alan Axelrod

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern American Military by Alan AxelrodFew areas of human endeavor have produced more—or more colorful—terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life and a community, and a command of its slang is essential to admission to full membership within the group.

Most military slang is almost always familiar only to the troops. Mating mosquitoes, for example, refers to the two-chevron insignia of the Army corporal. Gadget describes an enlisted man or...

2013 / 8 / 9
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1001 People Who Made America

Alan Axelrod

1001 People Who Made America by Alan AxelrodWho are the pivotal figures in American history, the men and women who have helped shape us as a people and have influenced how we perceive ourselves as Americans? In this companion to his popular 1001 Events That Made America, Alan Axelrod looks into all areas of our collective past and highlights the famous as well as the infamous, the virtuous as well as the notorious, from the nation's earliest days to the present.

Serving up history in lively, accessible bites, the book presents a Who's Who in American politics, arts, science, business, religion, and pop culture, along with concise explanations...

2011 / 1 / 4
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