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American Reformers, 1870-1920: Progressives in Word and Deed

by Steven L. Piott

In this new work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive...


Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West

by John J. Fry

In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some might say foolhardy—decision to homestead in Wyoming. There, they built their first house, a claim shanty half dug out...


John Snow

by Jack Challoner

John Snow was a Victorian physician who helped to establish that cholera was spread by contaminated water (not bad air, as theory had it). He traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak to one pump and was...


The Wild Frontier: Atrocities During the American-Indian War from Jamestown Colony to Wounded Knee

by William M. Osborn

The real story of the ordeal experienced by both settlers and Indians during the Europeans' great migration west across America, from the colonies to California, has been almost completely eliminated from the...


Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny,and Desire

by Leslie Carroll

A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs.

Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and almost...


Shadows at Dawn: An Apache Massacre and the Violence of History

by Karl Jacoby

A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history

In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O?odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered...


Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizensof the Deep

by Loren Coleman

From the serpentine "Champie" of Lake Champlain to the venerable "Nessie" of Loch Ness, extraordinary-and un-explained-creatures of the deep have been reported in sightings throughout the twentieth century....


Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

by Wallace Stegner

In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian...


Airborne

by Tom Clancy

They are America's front lines--serving proudly in forward areas around the world. Representing the very best from the Army and Air Force, the Airborne Task Force is an unstoppable combination of manpower and...


Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

Originally published in 1868—when it was attacked as an “indecent book” authored by a “traitorous eavesdropper”—Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave...


The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius

by M. I. Finley

Essential passages from the works of four "fathers of history"-Herodotus's History, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.


Company Aytch

by Samuel R. Watkins

Among the plethora of books about the Civil War Company Aytch stands out for its uniquely personal view of the events as related by a most engaging writer--a man with Twain-like talents who served as a foot...


Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of Eighteenth-Century Ameri

by J. Crevecoeur

America's physical and cultural landscape is captured in these two classics of American history. Letters provides an invaluable view of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary eras; Sketches details in vivid...


When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order: Second Edition

by Martin Jacques

Greatly revised and expanded, with a new afterword, this update to Martin Jacques’s global bestseller is an essential guide to understanding a world increasingly shaped by Chinese power

Soon, China will rule...


Men at War

by Bill Fawcett

Epic battles-as seen through the eyes of the men who fought them.

From Gettysburg to D-Day, history's most momentous battles have been recounted to the world on a grand scale. This book, for the first time...


Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization

by Robert M. Schoch

The Egyptologist acclaimed for re-dating the Great Sphinx at Giza sets his sights on one of the true mysteries of antiquity: the Great Pyramid of Giza.

What is the Great Pyramid of Giza? Ask that basic question...


Travels with Herodotus

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard...


Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love

by Elizabeth Prioleau

In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such...


Battle Ready

by Tom Clancy

Marine general Tony Zinni was known as the "Warrior Diplomat" during his nearly forty years of service. His credentials as a soldier were impeccable, whether he was leading troops in Vietnam, commanding hair-raising...


Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe

by Robert Gellately

A bold new accounting of the great social and political upheavals that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945—from the Russian Revolution through the Second World War.

In Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, acclaimed...