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Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

To most , Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war—remembered by history as stoic and brave but without a true emotional life. Recently, however, historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor uncovered important...


The Portable Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Delbanco

Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings

Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but...


Sea Venture

by Kieran Doherty

In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World....


Fire Base Illingworth

by Philip Keith

Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived.

In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than...


Desperate Engagement

by Marc Leepson

The Battle of Monocacy, which took place on the blisteringly hot day of July 9, 1864, is one of the Civil War's most significant yet little-known battles. What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields...


General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

by Peter Davies & Henry Morshead

No project combined radical innovation and political furore quite like the F-111 program. It was intended as the world's biggest, most expensive defence procurement plan when it began in 1962. The aim was 'commonality';...


At Custer's Side: Civil War Writing on James Harvey King

by Eric J. Wittenberg

During the Civil War, James Harvey Kidd fought along side the General George Armstrong Custer as a member of the 6th Michigan Cavalry, the Wolverines. A student at the University of Michigan at the outbreak...


Campfires of Freedom: The Camp Life of Black Soldiers during the Civil War

by Keith P. Wilson

Three related themes are examined in the fascinating study: the social dynamics of race relations in Union Army camps, the relationship that evolved between Southern and Northern black soldiers, and the role...


Rebels in Blue: The Story of Keith and Malinda Blalock

by Peter F. Stevens

This Civil War story follows the real-life exploits of a married couple who fought side-by-side as soldiers for the North, the South, and finally for a band of marauding, pro-Union partisans.


Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 true stories

by C. Brian Kelly

"This fascinating book will make the Civil War come alive with thoughts and feelings of real people."

  • The Midwest Book Review

The Civil WAR You Never Knew...

Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and...


The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

by Theda Perdue & Michael Green

Today, a fraction of the Cherokee people remains in their traditional homeland in the southern Appalachians. Most Cherokees were forcibly relocated to eastern Oklahoma in the early nineteenth century. In 1830...


Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

by Russell M Lawson

Ebenezer Hazard - a classicist and natural scientist - became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to...


"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office

by Harlow Giles Unger

In this startling, action-filled drama, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals one of the most significant yet least known chapters in American history: how George Washington converted his ceremonial...


The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War

by Alex Vernon

Alex Vernon with Neal Creighton, Jr., Greg Downey, Rob Holmes, and David Trybula with foreword by General Barry R. McCaffrey, retired (commander of the 24th Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm) Winner...


A Light and Uncertain Hold: History of the Sixty Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry

by David Thackery

Curiosity piqued by two poems written by his great-great-grandmother, one recounting the pride and anxiety of a young woman as she witnessed her brother going off to fight in a war to save the Union, and the...


The Protestant Temperament

by Philip J. Jr Greven

Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence—from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries—Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history...


Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War

by Richard A. Serrano

Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert...


Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

by Robert Wilson

The first narrative biography of the Civil War's pioneering visual historian, Mathew Brady, known as the ��father of American photography.�?

Mathew Brady's attention to detail, flair for composition, and...


Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

by John Ferling

A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America.

From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent...


American Indians and the Law

by N. Bruce Duthu & Colin G. Calloway

A perfect introduction to a vital subject very few Americans understand-the constitutional status of American Indians

Few American s know that Indian tribes have a legal status unique among America's distinct...