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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War, 3rd Edition: An In-Depth Look at the Dramatic Course of This Conflict
by Alan Axelrod
A battle - ready guide to the deadliest war in American history.Completely revised for the Sesquicentennial, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Civil War, Third Edition is a comprehensive overview of America's bloodiest war. From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, this book embodies the latest...
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The Gilded Age: 1876–1912: Overture to the American Century
by Alan Axelrod
The Gilded Age is in the air! This beautifully designed, fully illustrated, insightful book by noted historian Alan Axelrod provides a vivid view of American life and thought during that era.   The Gilded Age—the name coined by Mark Twain to refer to the period of rapid economic growth in America between the 1870s and 1900—offers...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Politics, History and Current Events
The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems
by Alan Axelrod
The 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...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Humor
Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth of the Modern U.S. Marine Corps
by Alan Axelrod
The 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. 
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Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered
by Alan Axelrod
With April 12, 2011, set to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at Fort Sumter, the time is ripe for a new assessment of the conflict's most influential and controversial military leaders. Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-four such commanders—twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union....
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Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered
by Alan Axelrod
With April 12, 2011, set to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at Fort Sumter, the time is ripe for a new assessment of the conflict’s most influential and controversial military leaders. Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-four such commanders—twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union....
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Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda
by Alan Axelrod
The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government.When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Politics, History and Current Events
Eisenhower on Leadership: Ike's Enduring Lessons in Total Victory Management (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Book 227)
by Alan Axelrod, Peter Georgescu
Based on the findings in recently released archive papers and letters, as well as extensive library and historical resources, Alan Axelrod offers a compelling profile of the remarkable leadership discipline of a general often called a "military CEO." In fascinating detail, Axelrod reveals that Ike was more than a great military leader;...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership
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.
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Bradley: A Biography (Great Generals)
by Alan Axelrod
Alan Axelrod applies his signature insight and compelling prose to the life, strategy and legacy of the general who remains the model for all commanders today as the man who revolutionized the National Guard, shaped the US army's focus on the individual soldier, and emphasized cooperation and coordination among the military services--a...
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The Horrid Pit: The Battle of the Crater, the Civil War's Cruelest Mission
by Alan Axelrod
The story of one of the most violent yet least-known episodes of the Civil War — the daring excavation of the longest military tunnel in history.
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1001 People Who Made America
by Alan Axelrod
Who 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...
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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...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern American Military
by Alan Axelrod
Few 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...
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Categories: All Humor
Revolutionary Management: John Adams on Leadership
by Alan Axelrod
John Adams did not hesitate to lead his countrymen into revolution, but when other advocates of American independence focused solely on tearing down British tyranny, Adams kept asking, “Then what?” Asking—and answering—this question was for him the key to managing revolutionary change successfully, for the present and for the...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership
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