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Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas

by Erica Grieder

Texas may well be America’s most controversial state. Evangelicals dominate the halls of power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is the busiest in the country. Skeptical outsiders...


SE 5/5a Aces of World War I

by Norman Franks & Harry Dempsey

The SE 5/5a British single-seat aircraft was one of the major fighting scouts of the last 18 months of the war in France during World War I and was a true workhorse of the Royal Flying Corps, handling fighter-versus-fighter...


The Tide of War: The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

By early 1814, a new threat was looming across the Niagara River, as a vastly improved American army prepared for a new invasion attempt. The Tide of War recounts the first six months of the calamitous and crucial...


Dundurn Vietnam War Library Bundle: Guerrilla Nation / Indochina Now and Then / Cross-Border Warriors

by Michael Maclear, George Fetherling & Fred Gaffen

The Vietnam War was a regional conflict that turned into an epic confrontation between democracy and collectivism, traumatizing the people of the nations that fought and leaving long-lasting physical damage...


The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel, Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor

by Marguerite Holloway

“Randel is endlessly fascinating, and Holloway’s biography tells his life with great skill.”—Steve Weinberg, USA Today John Randel Jr. (1787–1865) was an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor. Renowned...


Galveston and the 1900 Storm: Catastrophe and Catalyst

by Patricia Bellis Bixel & Elizabeth Hayes Turner

The Galveston storm of 1900 reduced a cosmopolitan and economically vibrant city to a wreckage-strewn wasteland where survivors struggled without shelter, power, potable water, or even the means to summon help....


Access to History for the Ib Diploma: Civil Rights and Social Movements in the Americas

by Viv Sanders

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility,...


We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired

by M. J. O'Brien

Once in a great while, a photograph captures the essence of an era: Three people--one black and two white--demonstrate for equality at a lunch counter while a horde of cigarette-smoking hotshots pour catsup,...


Exploring Alamo Legends

by Wallace Chariton

After years of researching all available Alamo records, including primary letters and accounts by participants, government documents from the period, newspaper articles, diary entries, and even receipts, Wallace...


Roof of the World

by James Douglas-Hamilton

On the morning of 3 April 1933, two single-engine biplanes set off on a flight into history. From their base near the Indian border with the mystery country of Nepal, the two young pilots, one a British Marquis...


The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836-1986

by James L. Haley

"Few people realize that in the area of law, Texas began its American journey far ahead of most of the rest of the country, far more enlightened on such subjects as women's rights and the protection of debtors."...


The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact

by Noelle Matteson & Arlam Carr Jr.

This concise guidebook gives a brief overview of the 1961 Freedom Rides, a crucial moment in American history in which an interracial group traveled across the South to protest segregated transportation. The...


The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America

by John Fea

In this first full biography of Philip Vickers Fithian, John Fea tells the story of how one young man sought to pursue the life of an eighteenth-century Presbyterian gentleman while continuing to yearn for the...


Detroit: An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

An explosive exposé of America's lost prosperity-from Pulitzer Prize­-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff

Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit...


The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power

by Michael Ezra

Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights...


Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall

by Kristin Ann Hass

For the city's first two hundred years, the story told at Washington DC's symbolic center, the National Mall, was about triumphant American leaders. Since 1982, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated,...


Eyewitness to the Old West: Firsthand Accounts of Exploration, Adventure, and Peril

by Richard Scott

Eyewitness to the Old West brings to life through first-hand accounts one of the most electrifying epochs in American history.


Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

by David Cordingly

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of...


Earnestly Contending: Religious Freedom and Pluralism in Antebellum America

by Dickson D., Jr. Bruce

In Earnestly Contending, Dickson Bruce examines the ways in which religious denominations and movements in antebellum America coped with the ideals of freedom and pluralism that exerted such a strong influence...


Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave

by Henry Bibb & Lucius Matlack

Compelling autobiography presents a touching self-portrait of a man caught between a slave past and a free future.