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Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 true stories

by C. Brian Kelly

"This fascinating book will make the Civil War come alive with thoughts and feelings of real people."

  • The Midwest Book Review

The Civil WAR You Never Knew...

Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and...


The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

by Theda Perdue & Michael Green

In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. government shifted its policy from trying to assimilate American Indians to relocating them, and proceeded to forcibly drive seventeen thousand Cherokees from their...


Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War: British Plans to Attack the Soviet Empire 1945

by Jonathan Walker

As the war in Europe entered its final months, we teetered on the edge of a Third World War. While Soviet forces smashed their way into Berlin, Churchill ordered British military planners to prepare the top...


The Politics of Childhood in Cold War America

by Ann Marie Kordas

This study examines how childhood and adolescence were shaped by - and contributed to - Cold War politics in America.


A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

by Anthony Ashbolt

The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. Until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture here unique. This work explores...


Arming the Royal Navy, 1793-1815: The Office of Ordnance and the State

by Gareth Cole

The Office of Ordnance has been ill-served by previous accounts of its role in arming the Royal Navy during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Cole offers an in-depth examination of its organizational...


Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

by Russell M Lawson

Ebenezer Hazard - a classicist and natural scientist - became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to...


The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837

by Songho Ha

The American System was implemented by the US government after the American-British War of 1812 to develop a national domestic market. This study explores the rise and fall of the system between its inception...


The Revenue Imperative: The Union's Financial Policies During the American Civil War

by Jane S Flaherty

Provides a comprehensive overview of the Union financial policies during the American Civil War. This work argues that the revenue imperative, the need to keep pace with the burgeoning expenses of the conflict,...


Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War with Mexico, 1846-1848

by James W Cummings

Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions...


Virginia and the Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression and the Commonwealth

by Clyde A Haulman

Argues that the Panic of 1819 was America's first experience with a modern boom-bust cycle, and most importantly, much more than a banking panic resulting from the mismanagement of the newly created second Bank...


Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britain: British Army Contracts and Domestic Supply, 1739-1763

by Gordon Bannerman

Investigates the contract sector of the British Army during the long eighteenth century. This book argues that this group of financiers, private merchants, businessmen and farmers represented a vital interest...


Slave Agriculture and Financial Markets in Antebellum America: The Bank of the United States in Mississippi, 1831-1852

by Richard, Jr Holcombe Kilbourne

Offers the study of Antebellum southern slavery and the credit system. This work explains how the Bank of the United States supported the government's and the nation's credit abroad by providing seemingly limitless...


Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas

by Alan B. Govenar & Jay F. Brakefield

Deep Ellum, on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, retains its character as an alternative to the city’s staid image with loft apartments, art galleries, nightclubs, and tattoo shops. It first sprang up as...


A New History of Asian America

by Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the...


Democracy as a Way of Life in America: A History: A History

by Richard Schneirov & Gaston A. Fernandez

The United States is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy. Yet democracy in the U.S. is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In Democracy as a...


Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories

by Michelle LeMaster & Bradford J. Wood

A collection of essays by European colonists, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans address change in Carolina


Admiral Jellicoe

by Arthur Applin

Military history buffs will appreciate this exhaustively researched and richly detailed biography of Admiral John Jellicoe, a leader in the British Navy who rose to prominence for his battlefield successes during...


The World within War

by Gerald Linderman

Gerald Linderman has created a seamless and highly original social history, authoritatively recapturing the full experience of combat in World War II. Drawing on letters and diaries, memoirs and surveys, Linderman...


Pegasus Bridge - Benouville D-Day 1944

by Will Fowler & Johnny Shumate

The night before D-Day, men of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, accompanied by a detachment of Royal Engineers, landed in gliders at Bénouville in Normandy. Their mission was to capture and...