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The West Point History of the Civil War

by The United States Military Academy, Colonel Ty Seidule & Clifford Rogers

The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts

The vibrant story of America’s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color.

A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake....


Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn & Eric W. Sanderson

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical...


Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

by Berry Craig

During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception. The Jackson Purchase -- bounded by the Mississippi...


Big Muddy Blues

by Bill Lambrecht

America's Missouri River may be the nation's longest and most historically significant river, encompassing many of America's natural wonders between Missouri and Montana, draining almost 600,000 square miles...


American Streetcars

by Brian Solomon & John Gruber

The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen...


History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier

by Colby D. Hall & Victor J. Boschini

First published by TCU Press in 1947, Colby Hall's book History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier is the story of the first seventy-five years of the institution. Tracing the evolution...


Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It

by Michael J. Trinklein

Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma,...


Travelers in Texas, 1761-1860

by Marilyn Mcadams Sibley

History passed in review along the highways of Texas in the century 1761-1860. This was the century of exploration and settlement for the big new land, and many thousands of people traveled its trails: traders,...


Tejano Religion and Ethnicity: San Antonio, 1821-1860

by Timothy M. Matovina

While the flags of Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and the United States successively flew over San Antonio, its Tejano community (Texans of Spanish or Mexican descent) formed a distinct ethnic identity...


Texas: A History (States and the Nation)

by Joe Bertram Frantz

Texas is blood and violence, right? It is cowboys and longhorns, the Alamo and the Astrodome, wheeling and dealing and bragging, right?

Right. And also wrong, says the author of this book, Joe B. Frantz. This...


The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives

by Timothy M. Matovina

As Mexican soldiers fought the mostly Anglo-American colonists and volunteers at the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio's Tejano population was caught in the crossfire, both literally and symbolically. Though their...


Fighting Words: Independent Journalists in Texas

by James McEnteer

Fighting Words profiles five journalists who published the truth as they saw it, no matter how their reporting angered politicians, social and religious leaders, or other journalists. The five journalists...


Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

by Daniel L. Schafer

Zephaniah Kingsley is best known for his Fort George Island plantation in Duval County, Florida, now a National Park Service site, and for his 1828 pamphlet, A Treatise on the Patriarchal System of Society,...


Alabama: A History

by Virginia Van Der Veer Hamilton

Alabama's is a story, believes author Virginia V. Hamilton, that bears scrutiny by Alabamians and outsiders alike if they would understand the present. Pause for a moment before a gallery of fading portraits,...


Hawaii: A History

by Ruth M. Tabrah

To most Americans, Hawaii means ukuleles and native dancers, Waikiki and Diamond Head. Hawaii is a romantic image learned from travel posters and the movies, and much of it, surprisingly, is true. But Hawaii...


Florida: A History

by Gloria Jahoda

"For four hundred years Florida has been North America's ranking treasure hunt, a national Never-Never land."

Gloria Jahoda unfolds the colorful story in this book, from the gold-seeking conquistadores of Spain,...


Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You

by Harriet Baskas

While there are more than 15,000 museums in our country, visitors get to see only about five percent of any institution’s collections.  Most museums simply don’t have room to display everything they’ve...


In The Boat With LBJ

by John L. Bullion

When Waddy Bullion refers to his experience working for LBJ as a tax attorney and business advisor, he calls it "being in the boat." LBJ was the captain; the crew either met his standards for effort and excellence...


Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

by Sylvia Ellis

History has labeled Lyndon B. Johnson "Lincoln's successor." But how did a southern president representing a predominately conservative state, with connections to some of the nation's leading segregationists,...