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Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South

by Christopher Dickey

Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation.

 

When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to...


Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

by Kathleen DuVal

A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society

 

Over the last decade,...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: An Autobiographical Account of an Escaped Slave and Abolitionist

by Harriet Ann Jacobs

After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very...


Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25 - April 2, 1865

by Edward S. Alexander

After the unprecedented violence of the 1864 Overland Campaign, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant turned his gaze south of Richmond to Petersburg, and the key railroad junction that supplied the Confederate capital...


Strike Them a Blow: Battle along the North Anna River, May 21-25, 1864

by Chris Mackowski

For sixteen days the armies had grappled-a grueling horror-show of nonstop battle, march, and maneuver that stretched through May of 1864. Federal commander Ulysses S. Grant had resolved to destroy his Confederate...


Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign: How the Critical Role of Intelligence Impacted the Outcome of Lee's Invasion of the North, June

by Thomas J. Ryan

As intelligence experts have long asserted, "Information in regard to the enemy is the indispensable basis of all military plans." Despite the thousands of books and articles written about Gettysburg, Tom Ryan's...


The Printer and the Preacher

by Randy Petersen

A groundbreaking look at the strange friendship between George Whitefield and Benjamin Franklin, who together defined what it means to be an American.

They were the most famous men in America.  They came from...


War Plan Red: The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada and Canada's Secret Plan to Invade the United States

by Kevin Lippert

It's known as the world's friendliest border. Five thousand miles of unfenced, unwalled international coexistence and a symbol of neighborly goodwill between two great nations: the United States and Canada....


John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years' War, 1707-1759

by John Oliphant

In November 1758 Brigadier General John Forbes's army expelled the French army from Fort Duquesne at the forks of the Ohio River. Over seven months Forbes had co-ordinated three obstructive and competitive colonies,...


Earliest Toronto

by Robert M. MacIntosh

Almost half the population of Toronto-immigrants and newcomers from elsewhere in Canada-has no cultural memory of our city's beginnings. In a bid to fill this gap, Earliest Toronto tells the city's story up...


After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

by Joseph J. Ellis

Through portraits of four figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis provides a unique perspective on the role of culture in post-Revolutionary...


A Brotherhood Of Valor: The Common Soldiers Of The Stonewall Brigade C S A And The Iron Brigade U S A

by Jeffry D. Wert

This unusual and moving chronicle covers some of the most important battles of the Civil War—Sharpsburg (Antietam), Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville—through the stories of the two brigades who confronted...


Gettysburg, Day Three

by Jeffry D. Wert

Jeffry D. Wert re-creates the last day of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg in astonishing detail, taking readers from Meade's council of war to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill -- the most sustained combat...


Common Sense, The Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution: (Library of America Paperback Classic)

by Thomas Paine & Eric Foner

Now in paperback, Paine's essential American writings in authoritative Library of America texts: After a life of obscurity and failure in England, Thomas Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37. Within fourteen...


The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible

by David Sehat

In The Jefferson Rule, historian David Sehat describes how liberals, conservatives, secessionists, unionists, civil rights leaders, radicals, and libertarians have sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their...


RATTLESNAKE DREAMS: An American Warrior's Story

by Dean Metcalf

Rattlesnake Dreams is my memoir. It begins April 19, 1966, in the Viet village of Tho An, near Chu Lai. I was attached to Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines. We are in the process of destroying Tho...


The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

by Joseph J. Ellis

From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide...


The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

by Brian D. Laslie

On December 18, 1972, more than one hundred U.S. B-52 bombers flew over North Vietnam to initiate Operation Linebacker II. During the next eleven days, sixteen of these planes were shot down and another four...


The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs

by Joshua L. Reid

For the Makahs, a tribal nation at the most northwestern point of the contiguous United States, a deep relationship with the sea is the locus of personal and group identity. Unlike most other indigenous tribes...


The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties

by Carol Berkin

The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and...