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The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

by Paul Andrew Hutton

In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland

 

They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping...


Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War

by Barton C. Hacker

By the middle of the nineteenth century, industrialization and military-technological innovation were beginning to alter drastically the character and conditions of warfare as it had been conducted for centuries....


George Washington

by 50MINUTES.Com

Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, George Washington played a part in the birth of the nation. From the Seven Years’ War against the French to the definition of American...


Operation Desert Storm

by 50MINUTES.Com

In August 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq, shortly after the beginning of the second Gulf War. Afraid that the situation would become explosive once again, the UN launched Operation Desert Storm on 17th January...


The Battle of Gettysburg

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 1st July 1863, America was poised for the deadliest episode of the Civil War, which saw two opposing camps: the Southern Confederacy, fervent defenders of slavery, and the Union, who wished to abandon the...


The Rivers Ran Backward

The Wound Dresser - A Series of Letters Written from the Hospitals in Washington During the War of the Rebellion

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is known for his beautiful, floral poetry but here are collected some of the poems inspired by his time working a s a nurse during the American Civil War.


Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States

by Edward G. Gray

The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Tom Paine’s political blueprint for the United States.

In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams judged the author of Common Sense...


The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

by Benjamin Madley

Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and...


The Civil War Soldiers' Orphan Schools of Pennsylvania 1864-1889

by O. David Gold & Martha Gold

This is the only modern, published account of the Soldier’s Orphan Schools of Pennsylvania.  A bureaucrat of the system wrote a so-called history in 1873 but it is very self-serving and devoid of any critical...


Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

by Louisa Thomas

An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time  

 

Born in London to an American father and a British mother...


Jacob's War

by Alex Perriello

Jacob’s War is the compelling tale of one soldier’s exceptional influence on the American Revolution. A carpenter by trade, Jacob was an unlikely war luminary. But, a series of astonishing and mysterious...


One Kind of Officer

by Ambrose Bierce

A story of how a straight forward order can come to haunt an officer who did not question enough.


One of the Missing

by Ambrose Bierce

The story Jerome Searing, a brave, intelligent and deadly marksmen and how he risks all to close on the enemy. One of Bierce's finest short stories.


An Affair of Outposts

by Ambrose Bierce

One of the classic short stories based around the American Civil War. A story of a man joining a conflict because of betrayal and finding no safe place to hide in the horror of war.


The Very Best of Ambrose Bierce - Including An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge and What I Saw of Shiloh

by Ambrose Bierce

A collection of the finest examples of the work of Ambrose Bierce, full of horror, death, bravery and war.


Courage in the Face of the Enemy - Tales of Bravery and Horror from the American Civil War

by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce enlisted in the Union Army at the outbreak of the American Civil War and fought with distinction for 4 years, even earning recognition of his bravery in the newspapers of the day for a daring...


What I Saw of Shiloh -The Memories and Experiences of Ambrose Bierce During the American Civil War

by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce was one of the most famous writers in the world at the turn of the 20th century, a vocal and passion critic and probably best known for his works centred on the American civil war, of which he...


A Son of the Gods and Horseman in the Sky

by Ambrose Bierce

Brilliant and magnetic as are these two studies by Ambrose Bierce, and especially significant as coming from one who was a boy soldier in the Civil War, they merely reflect one side of his original and many-faceted...