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Encounters at the Heart of the World

by Elizabeth A. Fenn

A book that radically changes our understanding of North America before and after the arrival of Europeans

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming,...


Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South

by Michael P. Johnson & James L. Roark

"A remarkably fine work of creative scholarship." —C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books In 1860, when four million African Americans were enslaved, a quarter-million others, including William Ellison,...


Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer

A vivid and eccentric photographic homage to Vancouver’s past.


Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image

by Joshua Zeitz

A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln's White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants

Lincoln's official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay enjoyed more access, witnessed...


The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power, 1848-1876

by William Nester

Although Abraham Lincoln was among seven presidents who served during the tumultuous years between the end of the Mexican War and the end of the Reconstruction era, history has not been kind to the others: Zachary...


In Enemy Hands: A Prisoner in North Korea

by Larry Zellers

" A newly married Methodist minister, Larry Zellers was serving as a missionary and teacher in a small South Korean town near the 38th parallel when he was captured by the North Koreans on June 25, 1950. Until...


George Rogers Clark and the War in the West

by Lowell H. Harrison

"Much has been written about the famous conflicts and battlegrounds of the East during the American Revolution. Perhaps less familiar, but equally important and exciting, was the war on the western frontier,...


Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander

by Kent Masterson Brown

" Kent Brown's stunning account of the career of Lt. Alonzo Hereford Cushing offers valuable insights into the nature of the Civil War and the men who fought it. Brown's vivid descriptions of the heat and exhaustion...


Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California

by Gregory Orfalea

The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junípero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American...


Revolutionary

by Alex Myers

“A novel of the American Revolution by a writer who is himself a true American revolutionary.” —Mark Edmundson, author of Why Teach?

In 1782, during the final clashes of the Revolutionary War, one of our...


Black Hawk

by Kerry A. Trask

A stirring retelling of the Black Hawk War that brings into dramatic focus the forces struggling for control over the American frontier

Until 1822, when John Jacob Aster swallowed up the fur trade and the trading...


One Hundred Stories for One Hundred Years

by Clem Martini

For 100 years, Wood’s Homes has offered a lifeline to children and their families who have nowhere else to turn. A multiservice, non-profit children’s mental health organization based in Calgary, Wood’s...


Glorious War

by Thom Hatch

Glorious War, the thrilling and definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer’s Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant...


USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast: Willie Leonard's Journal, 1859-1861

by C. Herbert Gilliland & Jr. William N. Still

A first-hand account of daily life aboard an American warship intercepting slave-trading vessels


Holding the Line: The Third Tennessee Infantry, 1861-1864

by Robert Ferrell

FLAVEL C. BARBER'S memoir of his service with the Third Tennessee provides a rare contemporary history of a Confederate regiment. Major Barber's imprisonment after the surrender of Fort Donelson spurred him...


A Sea of Misadventures: Shipwreck and Survival in Early America

by Amy Mitchell-Cook & Jr. William N. Still

An investigation of how the trauma of shipwreck affected American values and behavior


Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War

by Jeffrey Hummel & John Majewski

This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turning point: simultaneously...


Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

by Robert Miller & Dennis D. Wainstock

Comprehensive, easy-to-read, and objective history of the Indochina and Vietnam wars for the general reader and undergraduate students.


The First Thanksgiving: A Selection from Mayflower (Penguin Tracks)

by Nathaniel Philbrick

The real story of the First Thanksgiving from the New York Times bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick

One of America's most acclaimed historians takes on the nation's First Thanksgiving, telling us the true...


Living a Big War in a Small Place: Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy

by Philip N. Racine

An exposé of the scarcity, high prices, uncertainty, and fear in rural Civil War towns