Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era - Books
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Wed Sep 10 00:00:00 MDT 2008belgie Rating:5.0
very happy with books and service of overstock. plan to read the entire series of the sackett family. stories have everything exciting, sword fighting, seafaring, early american discovery and pioneering. indians,etc. he keeps you on the edge of your seat. books very hard to put down once you start a story.
Fri Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2013abbyrac Rating:5.0
Tyndall masterfully wove in spiritual warfare, while simultaneously maintaining historical feel. Hayden is a con man searching for his father. Magnolia is a formerly rich girl, rejected by her father. Magnolia is desperate to get out from under her father’s control and marry a rich American man. Hayden is willing to do anything to find his father and exact his revenge. Magnolia follows after Hayden on his journey to Rio. The two begin to fall in love, but do they have too many differences? And what happens when old enemies arise as well as supernatural ones? I loved this book! The first book in the series, Forsaken Dreams, was just “okay” compared to this! If you didn’t totally love the first one, you will love this! It was weird for me at first to read a book with supernatural events, but it worked really well in this book.
Sun Jan 20 00:00:00 MST 2008ghoststorylover Rating:5.0
This book has got to be in the top five of all the ghost books I have ever read. The stories are great, and the writing is top notch. The author really knows what he his doing. I couldn't put the book down once I started. The second book in the series, PHANTOMS OF OLD LOUISVILLE, is just as good. If you love true ghost stories, you will love this book.
Fri Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2011treseb41056 Rating:5.0
Wonderful series! Characters are well defined and interesting. Since Oklahoma isn't that far away and I love Tulsa, it's really great to have the main setting in our "neighborhood." But the books are not limiting and the mythologies of multiple cultures come into play, including Native American culture.
Sat Jun 05 00:00:00 MDT 2010badbird99 Rating:5.0
If you truly want to understand the American economy, fed reserve, interest rate manipulation, relationship with global economy (specifically china), etc, etc ---then read this book. Its written in the simplest of language and the whole thing is explained as a series of humorous stories. Why? Because Peter Schiff believes that EVERYONE should be able to understand the economy, and it shouldnt just be for the "economic elite" (my words not his). A must read---truly awesome engrossing book. Should be made mandatory reading for everyone in college (and high school).
Sun Oct 25 00:00:00 MDT 2009nautiousmaximus Rating:5.0
With the HP Series at an end, there was very little hope in finding something fresh and entertaining to read. Never fear!! Stephanie Meyer is here and guess what? She is a freak'n american. I love apple pie,Ya! Though the subject of the Vampires and Werewolfs is now becoming a bit cliche, the protagonist of this series is absolutely desirable. Can you believe that? In a world of monsters the most interesting person is the weak and vulnerable human named Bella. Do not buy this book without purchasing the rest of the Twilight Saga!!! Buy these Books!!! Give them as gifts!!! The Holidays are around the corner and what better way to sink your teeth into the spirit of the season then to share this saga. Thank you Overstock.com for the great consumer experience and for me to find the best price for these novels.
Fri Oct 26 00:00:00 MDT 2012abbyrac Rating:5.0
Surrender the Night is the second book in the surrender to Density series. Rose has suffered abuse by people--both close, and strangers--and has hidden herself from society. Rose socializes with her animals on her farm and avoids town, except on rare occasions. Alexander has become disgusted by his country's treatment of the Americans. After protecting Rose and being shot he is forced to take refuge on her farm, putting him and her family in danger. This book takes place all on land, during the War of 1812. Somewhat of a change from MaryLu Tyndall's other books. I love this book. It is possibly my favorite out of all her books--so far. Alex is a complete gentleman and loves Rose. This book has tender romance, not inappropriate, uncalled-for scenes, but still has passion. It is fast-paced and even gave me goosebumps at the end. It really made me appreciate my country more and despair at how different America is now. Surrender the Night is a must read.
Fri Mar 04 00:00:00 MST 2011populuxeent Rating:4.0
I already owned the paperback version of this book. When trying to decide between buying on Overstock and Amazon, I decided to go with this because the photo showed a different cover than the Amazon version (which looked exactly like the paperback). However, upon receiving the product, it was exactly the same (guessing it's the English version vs. the American edition. That being said, it's a fun compliment to the Harry Potter series and shows the depth of the Rowling universe.
Sat Nov 28 00:00:00 MST 2009ljeffers Rating:5.0
The cartoons of Ronald Searle are in line with a whole series of British feelings about their school systems and youth in general. I encountered these cartoons on trips to England in the 50s and 60s and thought then hilarious. As a teacher in an American prep school now, I still think them funny in a completely non-PC fashion, even more as I am in charge of a girls dorm for the first time. The book itself is lovingly produced: a high quality publication and well worth the price.
Sat Jan 02 00:00:00 MST 2010karkar55 Rating:5.0
The best book out of the Luxe series i enjoyed every chapter i finish reading thins book in three days. love it.
Tue Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2011colbymorgan Rating:4.0
Cloverdale, Nevada is a town divided into thirds--the Americans, the Mexicans and the Chinese--each as rough and tough as the next. It’s here that Bobby Lee Cabot, wrongly accused by a jury for a crime he didn’t commit (the murder of August Fletcher), is to be hung on Friday by his neck until dead. However, Thursday sees the arrival of Kirby “Smoke” Jensen into Cloverdale after receiving a telegram informing him of Bobby‘s predicament. Bobby Lee and Smoke were like family once before and Smoke would never let his former brother-in-law swing from the gallows. Smoke meets up with Minnie Smith, the girl who sent the telegram, and two others (Doc Baker and Nate Nabors). After scoping out the town and getting a lay of it, Smoke comes up with a plan to free Bobby Lee. At 11:05 Thursday night, Smoke succeeds in a daring rescue and escape, and both men head off. But what happens when they decide to hunt down the notorious train robber and murderer Frank Dodd, the man who really killed August Fletcher? Shootout of the Mountain Man (thirty-eighth in the highly popular and long-running “The Last Mountain Man” series) is a fast-paced, solid, action packed pulp throwback to the Old West of John Wayne’s day. It does a great job of catching you up on the goings-on in the other books in the series without spoiling those who haven’t read the previous novels, but will surely please both loyal Johnstone fans and newcomers alike.
Sat Jul 14 00:00:00 MDT 2012robertlui Rating:5.0
This is an excellent, well-documented biography of one of America's greatest and most popular military/political leaders, Dwight David Eisenhower, affectionately known as "Ike." I was a young boy in 1952 when Ike first ran for President, as a Republican, and I recall my mother, a Democrat, exclaiming excitedly when I came home from school one day that "Eisenhower was here--he passed by in his open car, looked up, smiled and waved to me [on our 3rd floor porch above]." Everybody like Ike. He had an outgoing personality--warm, open and friendly--a gift from his mother. He resembled her the most of his five brothers. His secret, according to the author, was he made everyone think HE liked THEM. He combined these qualities with his considerable intellect to impress an array of higher ups, including Generals Pershing, Marshal and MacCarthur, on his meteoric rise up the Army ladder. He was, for example, Allied commander of the Africa invasion in WWII, as a 3-star general, while still a Lt. Colonel in the regular Army. The author doesn't explain the difference. As Allied D-Day commander, he was credited with holding the Alliance together--a considerable array of egos including Heads of State and Generals alike. He was, quite simply, the only high ranking leader they all liked and trusted. Oddly, enough, his main point of controversy was his involvement with his female English driver, Kay Summersby. The author shows convincingly that they were indeed lovers and companions during the War. To which we say, thank you, Ms Summersby, for keeping the General happy during tough times. As President, Ike's greatest achievement was to convince his political and military opponents that further use of nuclear weapons was unthinkable--which holds to this day. He used his great prestige as a military leader to defuse several conflicts, including the Korean war, the Quemoy-Matsu Islands off China, and the Suez canal crisis. He refused direct American involvement in Vietnam to aid the French. Domestically, his greatest achievement was upholding the Constitution to desegregate Southern schools. He also built out present national highway system, as a $700 billion dollar public works program(today's dollar), which triggered economic growth after a recession in the early 50s. His programs often garnered more support from Democrats in the Congress than conservative members of his own party, who were anti-government spending much as the they are today.One of his chief allies in the Congress was Lyndon Jonhson, who later became President and mired in a war in Vietnam. The author does not go into Ike's views on that matter.
Fri Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2011karkar55 Rating:5.0
I loved vixen and now Ingenue. I can't wait for the third book to come out in the summer. Will Gloria and Jerome ever be together? What about Clara? I love this series of book. Keep them coming...
Sun Sep 03 00:00:00 MDT 2006Rating:5.0
This is the first book that I have read on the Cuban Missile Crisis. The authors outline the crisis and explain: why Russia shipped missiles and troops to Cuba, why the U.S. reacted the way that it did, both the political and military maneuverings that occurred, the aftermath of the crisis and how it affected both the U.S. and Russia, and some of the lessons that we should have learned from this crisis. There are many period photographs and maps that enhance the text. Overall, this is a good book to read on the crisis.
Sun Dec 23 00:00:00 MST 2012atticusfinch139 Rating:5.0
I grew up with the iconic Twenty Mule Team Borax (and its competitor, Boraxo) but never knew the story behind this industry. Watching Death Valley Days did not disclose the fascinating history behind the use of borax, nor the struggles involved in the mining and transportation of this very valuable product. This is one of the latest entries in the Images of America series, which preserve local history. The tales told in this book, however, have an impact far greater than the local region which supplied the arresting photographic history which is compellingly assembled. Far from being a collection of parochial anecdotes, the history recounted in this book has universal appeal and helps to enlighten the reader as to the course of the western reaches of the United States following quickly upon the gold rush. It clarifies the motivations of people involved and sets forth the difficulties there are, and have always been, in establishing a profitable business which serves the public's needs. The growth of business, the trials it faces, and the changes it goes through are cogently set forth. We are treated to the "reenactments" of advertising, and how it may reflect the challenge and the spirit, even when that advertising it may not be completely accurate in historical detail. This is an extremely worthwhile read for anyone who wishes to understand the history of both the region, as well as the borax industry. It is well-written and pleasing to the eye. It is a highly welcome addition to the Images of America series.
Wed Nov 02 00:00:00 MDT 2011downtownjim Rating:4.0
Another enjoyable installment in the series. The novel continues the saga about the colorful folks on fictional Barbary Lane as the tale heads into the sucess-crazed 1980s.
Wed Jul 25 00:00:00 MDT 2007albusseverus Rating:2.0
Required summer reading for 7th grade. Extremely boring, but was required for school. My daughter would much rather read, The Clique series or Madison Finn!