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City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York

by Mason B. Williams

“Fascinating. . . . Williams tells the story of La Guardia and Roosevelt with insight and elegance.”—Edward Glaeser, New York Times Book Review City of Ambition is a brilliant history of the New Deal and...


Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual

by Michael Prestwich

An insider’s guide: how to become a knight, wield a sword, join a Crusade, and make your fortune. The knight is the supreme warrior of the Middle Ages. Fully armored and mounted on a magnificent charger, he...


Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men

by April Moore

From 1895 to 1937, 93 men were hanged at California’s Folsom State Prison, and this book is the first to tell all of their stories, recounting long-forgotten tales of murder and swift justice, or sometimes,...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


The Employee: A Political History

by Jean-Christian Vinel

The Employee examines how American businesses dominated and influenced labor law as they pushed for an ever-narrower definition of "employee" and maneuvered to exclude workers from the right to organize.


Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America

by Ruma Chopra

Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America shows us that America’s original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society’s collective memory...


American Exceptionalism: The Origins, History, and Future of the Nation's Greatest Strength

by Charles W. Dunn

American Exceptionalism provokes intense debates culturally, economically, politically, and socially. This collection, edited by Charles W. Dunn of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, brings...


Public Women, Public Words: A Documentary History of American Feminism

by Dawn Keetley & John Pettegrew

This final volume in the Public Women, Public Words series focuses on what has come to be called the second wave of American feminism. It traces the resurgence of feminism in the late 1960s, reflects the unprecedented...


Winchell and Runyon: The True Untold Story

by Trustin Howard

This book is about the bond between two legendary journalists, Walter Winchell and Damon Runyon, during the unforgettable era of World War II and the years following. Winchell was a popular radio personality...


Wide Rivers Crossed: The South Platte and the Illinois of the American Prairie

by Ellen Wohl

"In Wide Rivers Crossed, Ellen Wohl tells the stories of two rivers—the South Platte on the western plains and the Illinois on the eastern—to represent the environmental history and historical transformation...


Dying to Live

by Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga, Casey Roberts & Phil Taylor

Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga was a history teacher in Kigali when he was forced to flee to the neighbouring Congo (Zaïre) with his wife and three children. Thus began a harrowing five-year voyage of 9781926824789...


Branding Texas: Performing Culture in the Lone Star State

by Leigh Clemons

Ask anyone to name an archetypal Texan, and you're likely to get a larger-than-life character from film or television (say John Wayne's Davy Crockett or J. R. Ewing of TV's Dallas) or a politician with that...


Unspeakable Awfulness: America Through the Eyes of European Travelers, 1865-1900

by Kenneth D. Rose

The late nineteenth century was a golden age for European travel in the United States. For prosperous Europeans, a journey to America was a fresh alternative to the more familiar 'Grand Tour' of their own continent,...


Ghosts of the Carolinas

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

More spooky tales and folklore from a master storyteller


Civil War Ghost Stories & Legends

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

Few events have sparked more legends and stories of the supernatural than America's Civil War. The accounts of gallantry and heroism have spread far and wide. Nancy Roberts grew up listening to her father's...


Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History

by Andrew Carroll

Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s eye-opening – and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals...


Intelligence, Defence and Diplomacy: British Policy in the Post-War World

by Richard J. Aldrich & Michael F. Hopkins

What was Britain's reaction to the death of Stalin? How has Britain reconciled a modern nuclear strategy with its traditional imperial defence commitments around the world? How has secret intelligence affected...


Praise from a Future Generation: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the First Generation Critics of the Warren Report

by John Kelin

Finely written and meticulously documented, this book describes how—very early on—a small group of ordinary citizens began extraordinary efforts to demonstrate that the JFK assassination could not have...


The Great American West: Pursuing the American Dream

by Kenneth W. Rendell & Alan Simpson

The American Dream is fundamentally about hope-the hope that a better life awaits your initiative, your cleverness, your hard work. It's about making your own future. In The Great American West, we see the American...


One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the 21st Century

by Nancy Foner

In this absorbing anthology, in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, including the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union reveal surprising...