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The Depression Years as Photographed by Arthur Rothstein

by Arthur Rothstein

Outstanding 1930s photos: famous dust storm photo, ragged children, the unemployed, much more. 120 photographs. Captions.


The New York World's Fair, 1939/1940: in 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others

by Richard Wurts & Stanley Appelbaum

Photographic tour of best-loved world's fair: the 700-foot-tall Trylon, the 200-foot-wide Perisphere, GM's Futurama ride, 3-D movies, Elektro the 7-foot-tall robot, artwork by Dali and Calder, much more. 155...


Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs 1839-1914

by Robert F. Looney

215 rare vintage views — from first daguerreotype made in America (1839) to eve of World War I — capture the charm of yesteryear: panoramas, street scenes, landmarks, Lincoln's visit, 1876 Centennial Exposition,...


Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy

by Francis A. Lord

Indispensable reference identifies and describes more than 800 subjects, from artillery accoutrements to tools and patriotic sheet music. "A must-have book." — Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations....


Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction

by George Bain

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over...


Old New York in Early Photographs

by Mary Black

New York City as it was 1853-1901, through 196 wonderful photographs: great blizzard, Lincoln's funeral procession, great buildings, much more.


Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

by Gladys Thompson

Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys...


The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama

by Lord Raglan

Heroic figures, all with the human desire for idealization in common, are the focus of this study — from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood.


An Album of Maya Architecture

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff

36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; more. 95 illustrations.


Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861

by War Department

Wealth of authentic information on Union Army life includes details of military discipline, rank and command, arms, and more. A must for serious Civil War historians, buffs, and battle scene reenactors.


History's Greatest Speeches

by James Daley

This anthology presents approximately 20 of the world's most influential public orations, including stirring addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Patrick Henry, and many other famous leaders.


The History of Rome

by Theodor Mommsen, Dero A. Saunders & John H. Collins

Abridged edition of Nobel Prize–winning scholar's multi-volume work rivals Gibbon, Macaulay, and Burckhardt in its scope and power. Chronicles Roman society and government from second century BC to end of...


A Yankee Private's Civil War

by Robert Hale Strong & Ashley Halsey

Moving memoir by a writer who served as a teenaged Union recruit. True tales of punishment, revenge, devotion, and quiet heroism as well as survival methods of the average soldier.


A Narrative of Ethan Allen's Captivity: Containing His Voyages and Travels

by Ethan Allen, Will Crawford & John Pell

Captured by the British in 1775, imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, and finally released in 1778, Ethan Allen offers a stirring firsthand account of the early years of the Revolutionary War.


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


Ancient Irish Airs and Dances: 201 Classic Tunes Arranged for Piano

by George Petrie

From "My heart's love is he" to "Hag, you've killed me," this extraordinary compilation of melodies ranks among the most important 19th-century collections of traditional Irish music.


Hero-Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

This extraordinary volume features 24 authentic tales of Fin MacCool. Each exciting story centers around superhuman heroes battling dragons and giants, outwitting sorcerers, and even overcoming death itself....


Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....


The Story of the Wreck of the Titanic: Eyewitness Accounts from 1912

by Marshall Everett

An "instant" book, published soon after the sinking of the Titanic, this illustrated volume abounds in facts about the voyage and passengers as well as details of the wreck and survivors' accounts.


A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names

by Frank K. Gallant

From Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and Bug Tussle, Alabama, this pop-culture history offers a well-written and highly entertaining survey of America's most unusual place-names...