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Ned the Impresario of Columbus, Kansas

by Tom Rhoads, Molly Lindley Pisani & Elliott Beard

The novel is based on an embarrassing, but actual, event. In 1915, Ned Aitchison, then a senior year at Cherokee County (Kansas) High School, produced a student play that was condemned for being “one of those...

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology

by Henry McGhie

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838-1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is largely based on unpublished correspondence...

Harold, the People's Mayor: The Biography of Harold Washington

by Dempsey Travis & Clarence Page

A revised paperback edition of Dempsey Travis's authorized biography of Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor and one of the late 20th century's most influential politicians. Published to commemorate...

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics

by R. Marie Griffith

From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars

Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at...

Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy

by Elaine Tyler May

An award-winning historian untangles the roots of America's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our democracy

For the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own...

Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

by Chandra D. Bhimull

Examines the role that race played in the inception of the airline industry Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor...

Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

by Shari Rabin

An engaging history of how Jews forged their own religious culture on the American frontier Jews on the Frontier offers a religious history that begins in an unexpected place: on the road. Shari Rabin recounts...

The Darkest Days of the War

by Peter Cozzens

During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces attempted a three-pronged strategic advance into the North. The outcome of this offensive--the only coordinated Confederate attempt to carry the conflict to...

Race, Nation, and Empire in American History

by James T. Campbell, Matthew Pratt Guterl & Robert G. Lee

While public debates over America's current foreign policy often treat American empire as a new phenomenon, this lively collection of essays offers a pointed reminder that visions of national and imperial greatness...

In Defense of Martin Luther

by John Warwick Montgomery

In these seven engaging essays, renowned Lutheran scholar and Christian apologist John Warwick Montgomery presents a firm defense of Martin Luther, the leader of the Reformation. Republished for the 500th anniversary...

General Lee

by Fitzhugh Lee

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the...

Democracy in America

by Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to...

The Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay & and James Madison

Perhaps the most essential distillation of the Founders' vision of America, The Federalist Papers consist of a series of 85 essays in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Attributed to Alexander...

The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides

Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of...

A Short History of England

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Chesterton, in his unimitable way, remarks that "the only way to write a popular history is to write it backwards." This is somewhat the method he employs in his book, "A Short History of England," in which...

Renatus' Kayak

by Rozanne Enerson Junker

Woody Belsheim had one question when he gave his niece, Rozanne Enerson Junker, a miniature sealskin kayak made for him in 1944 by Inuit hunter Renatus Tuglavina: Would it be possible for you to find out what...

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots

by Sarah-Beth Watkins

Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII's older sister and became the Queen of Scotland after her marriage to James IV in 1503. Her life was troubled and fraught with tension. She was continually caught between her country...

Tourism and Language in Vieques

by Luis Galanes Valldejuli

After more than sixty years of occupation by the U.S. Navy and intensive community struggles, the Puerto Rican island of Vieques was finally returned to civilian control in 2003. But, as this book documents,...

Threads of The War, Volume IV: Personal Truth-Inspired Flash-Fiction of The 20th Century's War

by Jeremy Strozer

Raw personal emotions. Human trial, triumph and tragedy. Can we experience War through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians who lived it?

See the sites, hear the sounds, and read short stories of war from a...

Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific, A Marine Tells His Story

by Robert Leckie

Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of the Second World War. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow...