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Fatal Path

by Ronan Fanning

This is a magisterial narrative of the most turbulent decade in Anglo-Irish history: a decade of unleashed passions that came close to destroying the parliamentary system and to causing civil war in the United...


Dear Old Blighty

by E. S. Turner

'So the recruiters, rolling up their sleeves, varied the appeal to pride, honour, manliness and vengeance with warnings to eschew shame, disgrace, betrayal, sloth and cowardice. From a poster showing the ruins...


The Jewish People: Their History and Their Religion

by David J. Goldberg & John D. Rayner

'This handsomely produced and interestingly illustrated volume is two works in one. The first part offers a survey of Jewish history and literature. The second part presents what the preface describes as 'a...


The Conservative Party From Peel to Major

by Robert Blake

There was no more appropriate person to write this book. Robert Blake was the doyen of Tory historians being most famous for his unsurpassed biography of Disraeli (to be reissued in Faber Finds). His history...


Air-Sea Rescue: 1941-1952

by FastPencil Premiere

World War II arrived at a time when airplanes were scarcely thirty years old. Engines were small, passenger capacity was limited and only the biggest of the flying boats had the fuel tanks and safety features...


Jack's Journey: An Anzac's Descent Into Death, Disaster and Controversy at Gallipoli

by Kit Cullen

The moving and extraordinary story of an unheralded and virtually unknown Anzac action that occurred in Death Trap Valley on May 1st and 2nd 1915 during the period of the landing at Gallipoli and how the truth...


Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

by R. A. Scotti

In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius...


The Maps of Chickamauga: The Tullahoma Campaign, June 22 - July 1, 1863

by David Powell

The Maps of Chickamauga explores this largely misunderstood battle through the use of full-color maps, graphically illustrating the complex tangle of combat's ebb and flow that makes the titanic bloodshed of...


The Maps of Antietam: The Battle of Shepherdstown, September 18-20, 1862

by Bradley Gottfried

The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign is the eagerly awaited companion volume to Bradley M. Gottfried's bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg (2007) and The Maps of First Bull Run...


Women's Early American Historical Narratives

by Various & Sharon M. Harris

This fascinating collection presents a rare look at women writers' first-hand perspectives on early American history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries many women authors began to write historical...


The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living

by Joseph M. Marshall III

Joseph M. Marshall’s thoughtful, illuminating account of how the spiritual beliefs of the Lakota people can help us all lead more meaningful, ethical lives.

Rich with storytelling, history, and folklore, The...


Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

by James M. Mcpherson

The Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it

As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln?s birth, this study by preeminent,...


Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression

by David M. Wrobel

Looking at both European and American travelers' accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation's...


Jack Kennedy: The Illustrated Life of a President

by Chuck Wills

Until his inspiring life was tragically cut short, John F. Kennedy commanded the world's attention—today, his legacy is still very much alive. This rich visual biography tells an unusual personal story by...


Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down

by Bill DeYoung

On the morning of May 9, 1980, harbor pilot John Lerro was guiding a 600-foot freighter, the Summit Venture, into Tampa Bay. Directly in the ship's path was the Sunshine Skyway Bridge--two ribbons of concrete,...


Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles

by Lynn Waddell

Most people visit the Sunshine State for its theme parks and beaches, but there is another side to Florida, an underbelly few tourists ever see, a periphery most residents know about but--out of decorum or discomfort--prefer...


Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt

by Michele W. Albion

Born to one of the wealthiest families in New York City, Eleanor Roosevelt seemed destined for a sedate and comfortable life. Instead, she fell in love with her fifth cousin and was flung into the highest levels...


Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs

by Ronald D. Lankford

When Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" debuted in 1942, no one imagined that a holiday song would top the charts year after year. One of the best-selling singles ever released, it remains on rotation at tree lighting...


From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans: Florida and Its Politics since 1940

by David R. Colburn

Likely to raise hackles among Democrats and Republicans alike, this dynamic history of modern Florida argues that the Sunshine State has become the political and demographic future of the nation. David Colburn...


Next Time We Strike

by Allan Powell

May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be...