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Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America

by Quincy T. Mills

Cutting Along the Color Line chronicles the cultural history of barber shops as businesses and civic institutions, demonstrating their central role in civil rights struggles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth...


Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition

by Lewis Perry

The distinctive American tradition of civil disobedience stretches back to pre-Revolutionary War days and has served the purposes of determined protesters ever since. This stimulating book examines the causes...


LBJ and the Kennedy Killing

by James T. Tague

As an eyewitness to the assassination of President Kennedy, author James Tague’s Warren Commission testimony changed history and he is now recognized as a top researcher on the murder of JFK. This book takes...


The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History

by Joseph M. Marshall III

The author of The Journey of Crazy Horse presents a legendary battle through the eyes of the Lakota

The saga of ?Custer?s Last Stand? has become ingrained in the lore of the American West, and the key players?Crazy...


Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue

by Hal Buell

A dramatic photo history of the battle of Iwo Jima and the iconic picture that captured America-DVD included!

On February 23, 1945, as the battle for the Japanese island stronghold of Iwo Jima raged below,...


The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

by Gordon S. Wood

From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic—and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes—comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded...


Conflicting Memories on the 'River of Death': The Chickamauga Battlefield and the Spanish-American War, 1863-1933

by Bradley S. Keefer

On September 19 and 20, 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland and the Confederate Army of Tennessee fought a horrific battle along Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia. Although the outcome of this chaotic...


Hostile Seas: A Mission in Pirate Waters

by JL Savidge

Set in 2008, Hostile Seas is a personal account of life on board Canadian naval ship HMCS Ville de Québec as the crew attempts to escort pirate-menaced cargo ships carrying World Food Programme aid to Mogadishu....


From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in World War II

by Clayton D. James & Anne Sharp Wells

A compact but comprehensive history of the American armed forces in World War II, examining the strategy, logistics, high command, operations, and home-front aspects of the military campaign. "Consistently absorbing....As...


Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief

by Tennent H. Bagley

“Tennent Bagley’s Spymaster is the single most revealing book about espionage to emerge from the Cold War.” —Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA

From the...


Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at China Lake

by Ron Westrum

In the mid-1950s a small group of overworked, underpaid scientists and engineers, working on a remote base in the Mojave Desert, developed a weapon no one had asked for but that everyone was looking for. Sidewinder...


The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000

by Fred Anderson & Andrew Cayton

Americans often think of their nation’s history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions...


Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

To most , Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war—remembered by history as stoic and brave but without a true emotional life. Recently, however, historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor uncovered important...


The Pentagon's New Map

by Thomas P.M. Barnett

Since the end of the Cold War, America's national security establishment has been searching for a new operating theory to explain how this seemingly "chaotic" world actually works. Gone is the clash of blocs,...


Future Weapons

by Kevin Dockery

On the battlefield, a soldier's best friends are his gun and his gear-because his life depends on them. But what will it take to fight and survive on the battlefields of tomorrow? What will those combat arenas...


The Portable Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Delbanco

Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings

Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but...


Brave Battalion

by Mark Zuehlke

Brave Battalion presents the story of four Canadian Highland regiments that were banded together as the 16th Battalion. Ninety years after the end of WWI, this work honours those soldiers and makes their stories...


Sea Venture

by Kieran Doherty

In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World....


The Island of Seven Cities

by Paul Chiasson

The Island of Seven Cities unveils the first tangible proof that the Chinese settled in the New World before Columbus.

In the summer of 2003, architect Paul Chiasson decided to climb a mountain he had never explored...


Fire Base Illingworth

by Philip Keith

Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived.

In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than...