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The Angola Horror
The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads
Charity Vogel, Charity A. Vogel
On December 18, 1867, the Buffalo and Erie Railroad’s eastbound New York Express derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York, on the shores of Lake Erie. The last two cars of the express train were pitched completely off the tracks and plummeted into the creek bed...



Divided Highways
Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
Tom Lewis
An engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape—and the daily lives of Americans.



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Supplying water to millions is not simply an engineering and logistical challenge. As David Soll shows in his finely observed history of the nation’s largest municipal water system, the task of providing water to New Yorkers transformed the natural and built environment of the city, its suburbs, and distant rural watersheds. Almost as soon as...



Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment
The Race for Space and World Prestige
Yanek Mieczkowski
A new history of the origins of America's space program and a reassessment Eisenhower's leadership during this critical Cold War moment.



The Pathological Family
Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy
Deborah Weinstein
The Pathological Family examines how family therapy developed against the intellectual and cultural landscape of postwar America.



Project Plowshare
The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America
Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman's extensive research in nearly two dozen archives in three nations shows how science, politics, and environmentalism converged to shape the lasting conflict over the use of nuclear technology.



Militarism in a Global Age
Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I
Dirk Bönker
Dirk Bönker explores the far-reaching ambitions of German and U.S. naval officers before World War I as they advanced navalism, a particular brand of modern militarism that stressed the paramount importance of sea power.



Album of a Scientific World
The University of Louvain around 1900



The Socialist Car
Automobility in the Eastern Bloc
In The Socialist Car, eleven scholars from Europe and North America explore in vivid detail the interface between the motorcar and the state socialist countries of Eastern Europe, including the USSR.



Vanishing Ironworks of the Ramapos
The Story of the Forges, Furnaces, and Mines of the New Jersey–New York Border Area
James M. Ransom
The story of early iron mining and manufacturing, and what remains to be seen today, in the hills that cross the northeastern border of New Jersey into New York.



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