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A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names

by Frank K. Gallant

From Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and Bug Tussle, Alabama, this pop-culture history offers a well-written and highly entertaining survey of America's most unusual place-names...


Eavesdropping on Hell: Historical Guide to Western Communications Intelligence and the Holocaust, 1939-1945

by Robert J. Hanyok

This official government publication explains the archival organization of wartime records for the U.S. Army's Signal Intelligence Service and Britain's Government Code and Cypher School. In addition, it summarizes...


Oriental Armour

by H. Russell Robinson

Detailed, scholarly study, enhanced with over 400 illustrations, surveys defensive armor of Persia, Turkey, India, China, Ceylon, the Philippines, Korea, Tibet, and other regions. Splendid overview brings together...


The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

by Howard Pyle

Splendid retelling of the adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail; last days of King Arthur, more. Rich medieval flavor enhanced with 39 of Pyle's atmospheric illustrations.


Indian Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Classic compilation of 29 traditional tales by a leading British folklorist includes "The Lion and the Crane," "Sun, Moon, and Wind Go Out to Dinner," "The Prince and the Fakir," and other illustrated fables....


The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites

by Theodore Raph

Wonderful sing-along favorites with easy-to-play piano arrangements, guitar chords, and complete lyrics: Greensleeves, Auld Lang Syne, Down in the Valley, My Wild Irish Rose, Yellow Rose of Texas, and many more....


The Story of the Malakand Field Force

by Winston Churchill

The great statesman was also a Nobel Prize–winning author. His first book chronicles an 1897 British military campaign against the tribes of the Northwest Frontier, in the vicinity of modern Pakistan and Afghanistan....


Algonquin Legends

by Charles G. Leland

Classic study of the myths and folklore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes. Glooskap, the divinity; Lox, the mischief-maker; Master Rabbit, more. 12 black-and-white illustrations.


The Great Pyramid of Giza: History and Speculation

by James Bonwick

Classic exploration of the Great Pyramid's construction and objectives combines imagination, erudition. Physical form; when it was built, and by whom; roles as an astronomical observatory, source of inspiration...


Exploring the Colorado River: Firsthand Accounts by Powell and His Crew

by John Wesley Powell & John Cooley

Powell's 1869 expedition was the first successful attempt to map the Colorado River. This volume assembles the explorers' journals, accounts, and letters into a compelling day-by-day narrative.


Warfare in the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages

by Hoffman Nickerson

Comprehensive study, based on contemporary accounts and accompanied by rare maps and illustrations, covers over 1,500 years of armed conflict — from Roman rule to war tactics during the Crusades. 15 black-and-white...


Confederate Lives: Soldiers and Statesmen

by Gamaliel Bradford

A distinguished historian offers portraits of 8 key figures — Johnston, Stuart, Longstreet, Beauregard, Semmes, Benjamin, Toombs, and Stephens — concluding with a survey of the Confederacy's "high water...


The Essential Clausewitz: Selections from On War

by Carl Von Clausewitz & Joseph I. Greene

Succinct edition of the influential work, from its observations on the nature and theory of warfare to its outlines of strategic policies: moral force and military virtues, effects of victory and retreat, more....


Old English Cuts and Illustrations: for Artists and Craftspeople

by Bowles & Carver

Reproduced from a rare collection of 18th-century broadsides, this compilation of 163 black-and-white prints includes folkloric characters, animals, ships, soldiers, traditional English heroes, members of the...


Narratives of the New England Witchcraft Cases

by George Lincoln Burr

This volume recaptures the voices from both sides of the controversy with 13 original narratives by judges, ministers, the accused, and others involved in the trials and persecution of the accused.


Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition

by Max Jammer

Historical surveys consider Judeo-Christian notions of space, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, more. Numerous quotations and references. "Admirably compact and swiftly...


The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Noah Brooks

Exciting narrative follows a band of courageous men as they explore the American Northwest in the early 1800s, threading their way through Indian territory, crossing the Great Divide, and descending the Pacific...


Weaving a Navajo Blanket

by Gladys A. Reichard

This guide was written by a noted ethnologist who learned the principles of weaving directly from Navajo artisans. She shares their materials and methods, commenting on history, patterns, symbolism, more. 97...


London to Ladysmith & Ian Hamilton's March

by Winston Churchill

A vivid, personal account of the conditions under which the Boer War was fought, this volume contains dispatches the future statesman wrote in 1899 and 1900 as a newspaper correspondent.


The Story of My Misfortunes

by Peter Abelard, Henry Adams Bellows & Ralph Adams Cram

A spellbinding story of philosophical and spiritual enlightenment — and the tale of a tragic personal life as well. Recounts one of history's most famous love stories, Abélard's doomed romance with Heloise....