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The Improbable Era: The South since World War II

by Charles P. Roland

In this concise yet comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and crisply written study, The Improbable Era places developments over the last three decades in Southern economics, politics, education, religion, the...


Lapham's Raiders: Guerrillas in the Philippines, 1942-1945

by Robert Lapham & Bernard Norling

" On December 8, 1941, the day after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese invaded the Philippine Islands, catching American forces unprepared and forcing their eventual surrender. Among the American...


Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War

by Judith Brockenbrough McGuire & James I. Jr. Robertson

Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War is among the first of such works published after the Civil War. Although it is one of the most-quoted memoirs by a Confederate woman,...


The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

by Sidney L. Pash

From 1899 until the American entry into World War II, U.S. presidents sought to preserve China's territorial integrity in order to guarantee American businesses access to Chinese markets -- a policy famously...


The Graves County Boys: A Tale of Kentucky Basketball, Perseverance, and the Unlikely Championship of the Cuba Cubs

by Marianne Walker & Joe B. Hall

In 1952, just one year after Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky,...


The Civil War in Popular Culture: Memory and Meaning

by Lawrence A. Jr. Kreiser & Randal Allred

Dividing the nation for four years, the American Civil War resulted in 750,000 casualties and forever changed the country's destiny. The conflict continues to resonate in our collective memory, and U.S. economic,...


The Embattled Past: Reflections on Military History

by Edward M. Coffman

Internationally recognized for having reinvigorated and redefined his field, distinguished military historian Edward M. Coffman is a dedicated and much-admired teacher and mentor. In The Embattled Past, several...


On Witchcraft

by Cotton Mather

The famous 18th-century minister of Boston's Old North Church provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explains how good Christians are tempted, and describes how to resist such temptation....


Celtic Gods and Heroes

by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes.


In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce

by G. A. Henty

At the end of the 13th century, oppressed Scots rebelled against England with leaders William Wallace and Robert Bruce. This tale takes readers into heroic company with the fictional Archie Forbes, who fights...


The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt

by G. A. Henty

A young Egyptian accidentally kills a sacred cat and must flee from an angry mob. Set in 1250 B.C., this thrilling adventure also features fascinating details about Egyptian religion, geography, farming, and...


Reflections on the Revolution in France

by Edmund Burke

Published in 1790, two years before the start of the Terror, this work offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. It articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values....


Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Other Puritan Sermons

by Jonathan Edwards

Memorable (and sometimes shocking) sermons from the most influential Puritans of the 16th to 18th centuries. Includes works by Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Shepard, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, Jonathan Mayhew,...


The Theory of the Leisure Class

by Thorstein Veblen

Classic of economic and social theory offers satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many standards of taste, education, dress,...


The United States Constitution: The Full Text with Supplementary Materials

by Bob Blaisdell

The basis of our nation's law and government, the Constitution is America's most important political and social document. This inexpensive reference contains the main text and amendments plus a wealth of background...


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...


The Gallic War

by Julius Caesar & H. J. Edwards

The only chronicle by an ancient general of his own campaigns, this eloquent history offers priceless details about Gaul, Germany, and Britain during the 1st century B.C. Includes 6 maps, 7 figures.


Ten Tales from Shakespeare

by Charles Lamb & Mary Lamb

Prose retellings of The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Othello.


Native American Tales and Legends

by Allan A. Macfarlan

More than 30 stories, including creation myths, hero tales, trickster stories, as well as tales of little people, giants, and monsters, and of magic, enchantment, sorcery, and the spirit world.


The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit

Three children, forced to alter their comfortable lifestyle when their father is taken away by strangers, move to a simple country cottage near a railway station where their days are filled with adventure.