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Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...


Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Times

by Sydney George Fisher & Wayne LaPierre

“In travelling from Massachusetts to the Carolinas one passed through communities of such distinct individuality that they were almost like different nations,” writes author Sidney George Fisher in his preface...


Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

by Bayard Taylor

A journalist’s eyewitness account of the explosive 1849 California gold rush and his travels through Mexico.

In 1849, a young, wide-eyed reporter from New York ventured West not to seek riches, but to report...


The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

by Jan Jarboe Russell

The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.

From 1942 to 1948,...


A Delicate Affair' on the Western Front: America Learns How to Fight a Modern War in the Woëvre Trenches

by Terrence J Finnegan

Could the newly arrived American troops be trusted? They were greenhorns, having seen practically no action. The surprise attack at Seicheprey on April 20 was spearheaded by the elite German stormtroopers (Stosstruppen)...


Chief Executive to Chief Justice: Taft betwixt the White House and Supreme Court

by Lewis L. Gould

As our 27th president from 1909 to 1913, and then as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1921 to 1930, William Howard Taft was the only man ever to lead two of America's three governing branches. But between...


SPECIAL EXTENSIVE EDITION of The  Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Including Additional Views, Minority Views & Additional Minority Vi

by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence & Diane Feinstein

Long awaited: This is THE SPECIAL EXTENSIVE EDITION (Standard Reflowable Flexible Ebook) of the Official Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation...


Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

by Eric Foner

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.

More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history....


Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat

by Jeff Benedict

The true story of what happened when E. coli came to dinner in America and how it changed fast food.


The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

by Julian E Zelizer

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media

Between November 1963, when he became...


Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged

by William C. Davis

A dual biography and a fresh approach to the always compelling subject of these two iconic leaders—how they fashioned a distinctly American war, and a lasting peace, that fundamentally changed our nation


The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense Strategy

by Andrew F. Krepinevich & Barry D. Watts

Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon’s internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations....


The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

by Jonathan Horn

The riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement, the Union.

On the eve of the Civil...


Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II

by Jay A. Stout

During the air battles that destroyed Nazi Germany's ability to wage war, one bomb group was especially distinguished.

The Hell's Angels.

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared...


A Short History of Reconstruction

by Eric Foner

From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post–Civil War period that shaped modern America

In this...


The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Complete Standard Reflowable Flexible Ebook Edition: Complete Standard Reflowable flexible Ebook

by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence & Diane Feinstein

Long awaited: This is The Complete Standard Reflowable Flexible Ebook Edition of the Official Summary Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation...


Absaraka, Home of the Crows: A Military Wife's Journal Retelling Life on the Plains and Red Cloud's War

by Margaret Carrington

The classic journal and firsthand account of one of the most disastrous military battles of the American frontier.

On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two...


For Whom the Dogs Spy: Haiti: From the Duvalier Dictatorships to the Earthquake, Four Presidents, and Beyond

by Raymond A. Joseph

When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, Raymond Joseph, the former Haitian ambassador to the United States, found himself rushing back to his beloved country. The earthquake ignited a passion in Joseph, inspiring...


Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation

by Jonathan J. Den Hartog

In Patriotism and Piety, Jonathan Den Hartog argues that the question of how religion would function in American society was decided in the decades after the Constitution and First Amendment established a legal...


Mr. America: The Tragic History of a Bodybuilding Icon

by John D. Fair

For most of the twentieth century, the "Mr. America" image epitomized muscular manhood. From humble beginnings in 1939 at a small gym in Schenectady, New York, the Mr. America Contest became the world's premier...