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              Books by H. W. Brands

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              Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West

              Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West (Hardback)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              From a New York Times-bestselling author, a sweeping history of the American West

              ISBN 9781541672529
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              American Dreams: The United States Since 1945

              American Dreams: The United States Since 1945 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              With keen insight and an impeccable sense of the spirit of the times, Brands, one of today's preeminent historians, captures the American experience through the last six decades. He chronicles politics, pop culture, and everything in between.

              ISBN 9780143119555
              Released NZ 23 Jun 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar

              The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (Paperback)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              Focuses on five money men : Alexander Hamilton, Nicholas Biddle, Jay Cooke, Jay Gould and J P Morgan.

              ISBN 9780393330502
              Released NZ 17 Oct 2007
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Enterprise
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              Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

              Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants (Hardback)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              In the early days of the nineteenth century, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for th...e North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. Together this second generation of American founders took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency, and tasked themselves with finishing the work the Founders had left undone. Above all, they sought to remedy the two glaring flaws in the Constitution- its fudge on where authority ultimately rested, with the states or the nation; and its unwillingness to address the essential incompatibility of republicanism and slavery. They wrestled with these issues for four decades, arguing bitterly and hammering out political compromises that held the union together, but only just. Then, in 1850, when California moved to join the union as a free state, the three great men of America had one last chance to save the country from the real risk of civil war. But by then they were never further apart. Thrillingly and authoritatively, H. W. Brands narrates the little-known drama of the dangerous early years of our democracy.
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              ISBN 9780385542531
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2018
              Publisher Random House
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              Andrew Jackson
               

              Andrew Jackson (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson--the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still-young America on its path to greatness--is told by the bestselling author of The First American.

              ISBN 9781400030729
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2006
              Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
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              Benjamin Franklin's Wise Words: How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends
               

              Benjamin Franklin's Wise Words: How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends (Hardback)

              By Franklin, Benjamin; With Kostyal, K. M.; Geographic Kids, National; Foreword by Brands, H. W.

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              Discover history through the eyes of one of the smartest, funniest, and coolest figures from America's past.

              ISBN 9781426326998
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2017
              Publisher National Geographic Kids
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series History (US)
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              Masters of Enterprise
                

              Masters of Enterprise (EPUB ebook)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

              ISBN 9781476726939
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              Language en
              Released NZ 4 Dec 2012
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              The General Vs. The President

              The General Vs. The President (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a ...gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has. This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Heir to a struggling economy, a ruined Europe, and increasing tension with the Soviet Union, on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The lessons he drew from World War II were absolute: appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable--the sooner the better. In the nuclear era, when the Soviets, too, had the bomb, the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizon. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. From the drama of Stalin's blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war, The General and the President vividly evokes the making of a new American era. From the Hardcover edition.
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              ISBN 9781101912171
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2017
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              The Age of Gold,: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
               

              The Age of Gold,: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              A look at how the 1848 California gold rush affected America's history, politics, and economy.

              ISBN 9780385720885
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2003
              Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
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              The Strange Death of American Liberalism
               

              The Strange Death of American Liberalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Brands, H. W.

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              This work focuses on the sea change in American politics from the 1960s to the 21st century, from a time when liberals created bold government programmes to solve important social problems, to contemporary distrust of government and rejection of liberal ideals.

              ISBN 9780300098242
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2003
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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