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Step by Step: A Memoir of Hope, Friendship, Perseverance, and Living the American Dream

by Bertie Bowman

A great American story of an ordinary man who is living an extraordinary life, Step by Step is the inspiring personal account of Bertie Bowman’s remarkable rise from farmer’s son in the Jim Crow South to...


Gold Rush: Otago 1861-1864

by David Hanger

Gold Rush Otago 1861-64. In terms of time, place and status, real people of different names, Adam and Rebecca Spencer are both offspring of England's lower class who are despatched from their homeland as convicts...


Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876

by William H. Rehnquist

In the annals of presidential elections, the hotly contested 1876 race between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden was in many ways as remarkable in its time as Bush versus Gore was in ours. Chief Justice...


Daughters of Ireland: The Rebellious Kingsborough Sisters and the Making of a Modern Nation

by Janet Todd

They were known as the Ascendancy, the dashing aristocratic elite that controlled Irish politics and society at the end of the eighteenth century—and at their pinnacle stood Caroline and Robert King, Lord...


Foundations of Sephardic Spirituality: The Inner Life of Jews of the Ottoman Empire

by Rabbi Marc D. Angel

Along with presenting the historical framework and folklore of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire, Rabbi Angel focuses on what you can learn from the Sephardic sages and from their folk wisdom that can help you...


Woodbine Red Leader: A P-51 Mustang Ace in the Mediterranean Theater

by George Loving

A COMBAT ACE’S ACCOUNT OF PILOTING THE GREATEST SINGLE-SEAT FIGHTER IN WORLD WAR II

World War II marked the end of an era; fighter pilots still flew by the seat of their pants, and George Loving recaptures...


Combat Officer: A Memoir of War in the South Pacific

by Charles Walker

TO HELL AND BACK

For the U.S., Guadalcanal was a bloody seven-month struggle under brutal conditions against crack Japanese troops deeply entrenched and determined to fight to the death. For Charles Walker, this...


Mountain of Fame: Portraits in Chinese History

by John E. E., Jr. Wills

Through biographies of China's most colorful and famous personalities, John Wills displays the five-thousand-year sweep of Chinese history from the legendary sage emperors to the tragedy of Tiananmen Square....


Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America

by Cynthia Carr

The brutal lynching of two young black men in Marion, Indiana, on August 7, 1930, cast a shadow over the town that still lingers. It is only one event in the long and complicated history of race relations in...


Master of Airpower: General Carl A. Spatz

by David Mets

Master of Airpower recounts the life of General Carl "Tooey" Spaatz.  He helped formulate the U.S. "strategic airpower" military doctrine in WWII and, in  1947, became chief of staff of the Air Force, a newly...


A Documentary History of the United States: Expanded & Updated 8th Edition

by Richard C. Heffner & Alexander Heffner

Here in a single volume are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner....


The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

by Adam Tooze

An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze's controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations...


The Days of the French Revolution

by Christopher Hibbert

Works from Les Misirables by Victor Hugo to Citizens by Simon Schama have been inspired by the French Revolution. Now available for the first time in years, The Days of the French Revolution brings to life the...


By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions

by Richard Cohen

Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala...


Links: My Family in American History

by William A. Link

Arthur Link (1920-1998) was one of the great historians of his generation, a prolific author with a wide following inside and outside the profession. For many years the foremost authority on Woodrow Wilson,...


Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families

by Andrew Carroll

“Here is what you will not find in the news–the personal cost of war written as clear and beautiful as literature worthy of the name is. These stories are the real thing, passionate, imaginative, searing.”...


The Transformational Decade: Snapshots of a Decade from 9/11 to the Obama Presidency

by Herbert I. London

The Transformational Decade attempts to show the transformation that took place in American life from the attack on the World Trade Center to the emergence of the Obama presidency. It illuminates a decade that...


The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings

by Louis J. Gesualdi

The Italian/American Experience represents a meaningful attempt to inform Italian Americans about their group’s varied experiences in America. This collection of eleven works offers readers an in-depth view...


Staten Island: Conservative Bastion in a Liberal City

by Daniel C. Kramer & Richard M. Flanagan

This book chronicles how the “forgotten borough” has grappled with its uneasy relationship with the rest of the City of New York since the 1920s. The authors analyze the politics behind events that have...


War, Evacuation, and the Exercise of Power: The Center, Periphery, and Kirov's Pedagogical Institute 1941-1952

by Larry E. Holmes

War, Evacuation, and the Exercise of Power examines the history of the Pedagogical Institute, located in the USSR's Kirov region from 1941 to 1952. Holmes reveals a tangled and complex relationship of local,...