Books for Adults
by Axelrod, Alan
From small to big all of America´s armed conflict are covered in this book.
by Axelrod, Alan
Part 1. The new world -- Part 2. The world turned upside down -- Part. 3 Buiding the house -- Part 4. The house divided -- Part 5. Rebuilding the house -- Part 6. World power -- Part 7. Superpower -- Part 8. Identity crisis -- Part 9. A new world order?
by Boot, Max
The author celebrates American interventionism and imperialism, arguing that the military strategies involved in small wars of imperialism have been constant in American history and have demonstrated substantial success in dominating less-developed countries.
by Bruns, Roger.
In this collection of original speeches, letters, memos, and archival material, Bruns (Deputy Executive Director, National Publications and Records Commission, National Archives) shows how the American government would have handled historic moments that almost happened, but didn't. These include the speech JFK would have given in Dallas, Richard Nixon's rejected job application at the FBI, the authorization to use nuclear weapons in the Vietnam War, and Nixon's letter to Reagan recommending he stonewall on Iran-Contra.
by Chaffin, Tom
Fremont mapped large portions of the American West as an Army engineer; during the U.S.-Mexican War, he commanded U.S. forces that captured Los Angeles; became rich during the California gold strikes of the 1840s, but lost most of his fortune in a failed railroad venture in the 1870s.
by Chernow, Ron
This biography takes a fresh look at Alexander Hamilton, an often over looked founding father. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, coauthor of the Federalist Papers, and one of George Washington´s most trusted advisors he is one of the most important figures in the history of American politics.
by Price, David
Captain John Smith regains his place as an American hero in this book about the early history of Jamestown, Virginia.