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The Hunter Killers

by Dan Hampton

At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times...


Spain Bleeds: The Development of Battlefield Blood Transfusion During the Civil War

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy (50th Anniversary Edition)

Murder City: The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties

by Michael Lesy

Michael Lesy’s disturbingly satisfying account of Chicago in the 1920s—the epicenter of murder in America—could be fiction, but it’s not. “Things began as they usually did: Someone shot someone else.”...


After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

A Brotherhood Of Valor: The Common Soldiers Of The Stonewall Brigade C S A And The Iron Brigade U S A

by Jeffry D. Wert

This unusual and moving chronicle covers some of the most important battles of the Civil War—Sharpsburg (Antietam), Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville—through the stories of the two brigades who confronted...


Gettysburg, Day Three

by Jeffry D. Wert

Jeffry D. Wert re-creates the last day of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg in astonishing detail, taking readers from Meade's council of war to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill -- the most sustained combat...


Common Sense, The Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution: (Library of America Paperback Classic)

by Thomas Paine & Eric Foner

Now in paperback, Paine's essential American writings in authoritative Library of America texts: After a life of obscurity and failure in England, Thomas Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37. Within fourteen...


First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the American Heroes Who Flew For France in World War I

by Charles Bracelen Flood

If the Wright brothers’ 1903 flights in Kitty Hawk marked the birth of aviation, World War I can be called its violent adolescence—a brief but bloody era that completely changed the way planes were designed,...


Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA's Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac, and Other Leftists

Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties

by Kevin M. Schultz

A lively chronicle of the 1960s through the surprisingly close and incredibly contentious friendship of its two most colorful characters.

William F. Buckley, Jr., and Norman Mailer were the two towering intellectual...


The  Boston Marathon Bombing: The Long Run From Terror to Renewal

by The Associated Press

The Boston Marathon isn't just an athletic event - it's a citywide celebration and a rite of spring. Begun in 1897, it is the world's oldest annual marathon, run every Patriots' Day. The course winds its way...


Dead Kennedys' Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

by Michael Stewart Foley

In 1978, San Francisco, a city that has seen more than its share of trauma, plunged from a summer of political tension into an autumn cascade of malevolence that so eluded human comprehension it seemed almost...


The E-Boat Threat

The Identification of Firearms: From Ammunition Fired Therein With an Analysis of Legal Authorities

by Jack Disbrow Gunther & Charles O Gunther

The 1930s was a decade that provided impressive breakthroughs in the field of forensic ballistics, or firearms identification. Following the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929, where ballistic expert Calvin...


a True Ladies and Proper Gentlemen: Victorian Etiquette for Modern-Day Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives, Boys and Girls, Teachers and Students

by Sarah A. Chrisman

Regardless of time period, some things hold true: kindness is timeless.

Invasion of privacy; divorce; relationship issues; encounters between people from different places and cultures; new technologies developed...


The Winning of the West: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi

by Theodore Roosevelt

Defeated politically and running out of money after a ranch deal gone bad, Theodore Roosevelt began writing his epic history of the conquest of the American West in 1888. He wove a sweeping drama, well documented...


The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible

by David Sehat

In The Jefferson Rule, historian David Sehat describes how liberals, conservatives, secessionists, unionists, civil rights leaders, radicals, and libertarians have sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their...


LAPD '53

by James Ellroy & Los Angeles Police Museum

James Ellroy, the undisputed master of crime writing, has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum to present a stunning text on 1953 LA. While combing the museum's photo archives, Ellroy discovered that...


Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

by Dean Jobb

“A brilliantly researched tale of greed, ambition, and our desperate need to believe in magic, it’s history that captures America as it really was--and always will be. A great read.” —Douglas Perry,...