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Chancellorsville

by Stephen W. Sears

Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall...


The Vietnam War: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature

by Brenda M. Boyle

Reverberations of the Vietnam War can still be felt in American culture. The post-9/11 United States forays into the Middle East, the invasion and occupation of Iraq especially, have evoked comparisons to the...


Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency

by Logan Beirne

Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War,...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel C. Beard

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam

by Monika Jensen-Stevenson & William Stevenson

The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government.

For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular:...


Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life among the Apache and Mohave Indians

by Royal B. Stratton

A dramatic true story of captivity on the American frontier.

In 1851, on route to California in a covered wagon, the Oatman family was brutally attacked by Apache Indians. Six family members were murdered on...


The Adventures of a Prisoner of War, 1863-1864

by Decimus et Ultimus Barziza & R. Henderson Shuffler

This journal is the exciting personal narrative of a Texan who was a prisoner of the Union Army during the Civil War, escaped to Canada, and finally made his way back into the Confederacy through the blockade....


Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War

by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi

Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more...


The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era

by The Editors of Boston Publishin Company

When it was originally published, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience offered the definitive historical perspectives of the Vietnam War from some of the best rising authors on the conflict. This new and...


American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague--Civil War "Belle of the North" and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal

by John Oller

In this beautifully written and meticulously researched biography, John Oller captures the tumultuous, passionate, and ultimately tragic life of Kate Chase Sprague, Mary Lincoln's ambitious rival.


Montcalm and Wolfe

by Roch Carrier

One of Canada’s most beloved raconteurs tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham

In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking...


The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II

by Roger L. Geiger

This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 to the outbreak of World War II. The most in-depth and authoritative history of the subject available,...


Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy

by M. William Phelps

Now in paperback, the New York Times best-selling biography—the first in nearly a century—of the legendary Revolutionary War patriot and our country’s first spy


"The Devil's to Pay": John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour.

by Eric J. Wittenberg

Although many books on Gettysburg have addressed the role played by Brig. Gen. John Buford and his First Cavalry Division troops, there is not a single book-length study devoted entirely to the critical delaying...


The Vigilantes of Montana: Popular Justice in the Rocky Mountains

by Thomas J. Dimsdale

The classic Old West narrative of the chase, trial, capture, and execution of outlaw Henry Plummer and his road agent band.

In the gold rush–era of Virginia City, Montana, crime was afoot and justice shaky....


Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

by Richard Brookhiser

Abraham Lincoln grew up in the long shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lincoln turned to the great men of the founding—Washington,...


The Pilgrim Chronicles: An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony

by Rod Gragg

A Quest for Freedom

All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle in a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us,...


Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

by Jamie Malanowski

The lead writer of the New York Times’s award-winning “Disunion” series introduces William Barker Cushing, the Civil War’s most celebrated naval hero. October 1864. The confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle...


Echoes of British Columbia: Voices from the Frontier

by Robert Budd

In a follow-up to his well-received Voices of British Columbia, Robert Budd returns with more captivating tales of the province’s pioneering past in the very words of the people who lived them.

Between 1959...


Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

by James M. Mcpherson

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy

History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause...