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John O. Meusebach: German Colonizer in Texas

by Irene Marschall King

Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach chose a life of hardship and freedom in Texas rather than a life of comfort and influence in his native Germany, where he had lived his formative years within a framework...


Parson Henry Renfro: Free Thinking on the Texas Frontier

by William C. Griggs

The years following the Texas Revolution held even more turbulent events as diverse droves of pioneers crossed the Sabine and Red Rivers to start new lives in Texas. Early Texas society contended with religious...


The Men of Cajamarca: A Social and Biographical Study of the First Conquerors of Peru

by James Lockhart

In November 1532, a group of 168 Spaniards seized the Inca emperor Atahuallpa in the town of Cajamarca, in the northern Peruvian highlands. Their act, quickly taken as a symbol of the conquest of a vast empire,...


William Knox: The Life and Thought of an Eighteenth-Century Imperialist

by Leland J. Bellot

Colonial expert and pamphleteer William Knox has received attention in virtually every major study of the American Revolution, yet this is the first biography of Knox ever written. Knox is best known as undersecretary...


Memoirs of Pancho Villa

by Martín Luis Guzmán & Virginia H. Taylor

This is a tale that might be told around a campfire, night after night in the midst of a military campaign. The kinetic and garrulous Pancho Villa talking on and on about battles and men; bursting out with hearty,...


William Hickling Prescott: A Biography

by C. Harvey Gardiner & Allan Nevins

This biography of a distinguished historian and man of letters is the first study of William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) to be written by a historian who has worked with the very themes explored by Prescott....


Philip Freneau: Champion of Democracy

by Jacob Axelrad

Philip Freneau was a poet, editor, and mariner. A graduate of Princeton, he was the roommate of James Madison and a classmate of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Aaron Burr. When the colonies rebelled against England,...


Lucky Me!

by Jim Curson

In 1940 Sapper James (Jim) Curson set sail with his British unit- 251 Field Company, Royal Engineers and joined the fleet to India. His ship, The Empress of Asia was bombed and sank off the coast of Singapore....


Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess

by David Lawson & Thomas Aiello

Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess is the only full-length biography of Paul Morphy, the antebellum chess prodigy who launched United States participation in international chess and is still generally...


George Washington's Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle That Decided the Fate of America

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

Extensively researched and superbly argued in Tucker’s compelling narrative, this in-depth examination of George Washington’s ‘military miracle’ at the Battle of Trenton unquestionably confirms the vital...


The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

by Myra MacPherson

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century...


A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir

by Elena Gorokhova

Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by.

Elena’s country is no longer the majestic...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock

by Wesley B. Turner

One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 was the creation of heroes and heroines. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock. Its striking how a British general whose military role...


And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

by Jacques LUSSEYRAN

The book that helped inspire Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See An updated edition of this classic World War II memoir, chosen as one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century, with a...


Emily Murphy: Rebel

by Christine Mander

Christine Mander depicts the life and times of Emily Murphy with a refreshing candor and vitality.


A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall

by Joyce Barkhouse

Traumatized by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, followed by his father's death, Raddall left school at age 14 - yet he went on to become one of Canada's most renowned storytellers.


Reluctant Pioneer: How I Survived Five Years in the Canadian Bush

by Thomas Osborne & Roy Macgregor

In the 1870s in Ontario's Muskoka, teenager Thomas Osborne endured starvation, freezing, accidents with axes and boats, and narrow escapes from wolves and bears. Decades later, after moving to the United States,...


John J. Robinette: Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation

by George D. Finlayson

John J. Robinette was Canada's top lawyer from the 1930s to 1980s, showing unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in criminal, civil, and constitutional cases.


Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe 6 June 1791-6 April 1812

by Mary Beacock Fryer

Through journals and letters, Fryer charts the brief life and career of Francis Simcoe, the son of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.