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Zachary Taylor: 12th American President

The rough-hewn general who rose to the nation’s highest office, and whose presidency witnessed the first political skirmishes that would lead to the Civil WarZachary Taylor was a soldier’s soldier, a man who lived up to his nickname, “Old Rough …


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D.W. Griffith: An American Life

This magnificent and important biography . . . is the best ever written on the man. -The New Republic “Mr. Schickel’s excellent and important biography makes it clear that when the movers of our century are tallied, D.W. Griffith, flawed …




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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was …


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North American Railyards, Updated and Expanded Edition

This classic illustrated reference is now fully updated with revised profiles, additional diagrams, and more than a dozen new railyard profiles. Railyards are the epicenter of modern railroad operations sprawling multi-acre facilities, featuring miles of track and complex operations. There, …


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Louisville Remembered

Explore the people, places and events that shaped the city of Louisville over the centuries and molded it into a place truly worth remembering. Peer into Louisville’s history and see a city brimming with homespun industry, thriving theatre and one-cent …



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American Frontier Life: Kentucky Pioneers DVD (1941)

Kentucky Pioneers is a great historical dramatization produced by Encyclopedia Britannica about the settling and creation of the State of Kentucky. A fascinating piece of Kentucky history, the engaging story follows two families who begin their journey West to Kentucky. …