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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America

by Richard Kluger

The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857.

When appointed Washington’s...


Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II

by Jeffrey Cox

A fresh look at the disastrous Java Sea Campaign of 1941–42 which heralded a wave of Japanese naval victories in the Pacific but which eventually sowed the seeds of their eventual change in fortunes.

In the...


Letters from the Front: From the First World War to the Present Day

by Andrew Roberts

Similar to Letters From Iwo Jima and All Quiet On The Western Front, this book tells the story of young men from many nations thrown into the crucible of war, fighting not just to survive, but to understand...


Albatros D.III: Johannisthal, OAW, and Oeffag variants

by James Miller

In 1916, Imperial German aerial domination, once held by rotary-engined Fokker and Pfalz E-type wing-warping monoplanes, had been lost to the more nimble French Nieuport and British DH 2s which not only out-flew...


Bayonne and Toulouse 1813-14: Wellington invades France

by Nick Lipscombe

The news of Wellington's momentous victory at Vitoria on 21 June 1813 reached London in early July. The celebration spawned an expectation of a rapid conclusion to events in the Peninsula. His Majesty's Government...


Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age

by Si Sheppard & Jose Pena

Homer's Iliad, read by college underclassmen everywhere, tells the story of Helen, 'the face that launched a thousand ships', the trojan horse, and Achilles' heel. The Iliad provides the basis for this modern...


Brent Scowcroft: Internationalism and Post-Vietnam War American Foreign Policy

by David F. Schmitz

As National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford, advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and as National Security Advisor to President George H. W. Bush, Brent Scowcroft was at the center of the ongoing debate...


Historical Dictionary of East Timor

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

The history of East Timor is related in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places,...


Popular Justice: A History of Lynching in America

by Manfred Berg

Manfred Berg traces the history of lynching in America from the colonial era to the present. Berg focuses on lynching as extralegal communal punishment performed by "ordinary" people. He confronts racially fragmented...


A Nation Within a Nation

by John Ernest

John Ernest offers a comprehensive survey of the broad-ranging and influential African American organizations and networks formed in the North in the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War....


The Lisbon Route: Entry and Escape in Nazi Europe

by Ronald Weber

The Lisbon Route tells of the extraordinary World War II transformation of Portugal's tranquil port city into the great escape hatch of Nazi Europe. Royalty, celebrities, diplomats, fleeing troops, and ordinary...


A Concise Survey of Western Civilization

by Brian A. Pavlac

This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information...


A Concise Survey of Western Civilization

by Brian A. Pavlac

This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage as it began in the first human societies and developed in ancient Greece and Rome, then through the Middle Ages. Providing...


2012 and the End of the World: The Western Roots of the Maya Apocalypse

by Matthew Restall

Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of...


A Concise Survey of Western Civilization

by Brian A. Pavlac

This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information...


Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy

by Kenneth J. Panton

The Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy provides a chronology starting with the year 495 and continuing to the present day, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of Tokyo

by Roman Cybriwsky

The Historical Dictionary of Tokyo, Second Edition covers Tokyo—one of the world's largest, most important, and most complex cities—from the earliest times to the present. This is done through a chronology,...


Medical Services in the First World War

by Susan Cohen

Trench warfare, advances in weaponry and disastrous military planning led to horrific types of injuries and an unprecedented scale of mass casualties during World War I. This is the amazing and little known...


Animals in the First World War

by Neil Storey

Animals played an important part in helping the Allies win the First World War, well beyond cavalry horses that charged fields and hauled heavy guns, and included a variety of animals in different but essential...


The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

by James Oakes

An award-winning historian illuminates the strategy for ending slavery that precipitated the crisis of civil war. Surrounded by a ring of fire, the scorpion stings itself to death. The image, widespread among...