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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,...


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...


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...


Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy: The Introduction and Implementation of the Principle, 1830-1853

by Merina Smith

In Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy, historian Merina Smith explores the introduction of polygamy in Nauvoo, a development that unfolded amid scandal and resistance. Smith considers the ideological,...


Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War

by Sergei Starikov

He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution. He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about...


Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss

by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill

From the bestselling authors of Black Mass comes the definitive biography of Whitey Bulger, the most brutal and sadistic crime boss since Al Capone.

 

Drawing on a trove of sealed files and previously classified...


Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds

by Jim Sterba

This may be hard to believe but it is very likely that more people live in closer proximity to more wild animals, birds and trees in the eastern United States today than anywhere on the planet at any time in...


Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

by Sean B. Carroll

The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius.

 

In the spring...


Waiting For The Morning Train

by Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton, whose name is identified with Civil War history, grew up in Benzonia, Michigan, probably the only town within two hundred miles, he says, not founded to cash in on the lumber boom. In this memoir,...


Shinohata: A Portrait of a Japanese Village

by Ronald Dore

Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of this book. Ronald Dore went...


NEW YORK INTELLECT

by Thomas Bender

New York Intellect is Thomas Bender's remarkable look at the connections between the life of a city and the life of the mind. New York has never been comfortable or convenient as a milieu for art and intellect,...


The Party of Humanity

by Peter Gay

THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as “shallow and pretentious intellectualism,...


Treatise on the Gods

by H.L. Mencken

"I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the surface is not always religion. Go beneath it, and one finds...


Newspaper Days

by H.L. Mencken

The period covered is that of his professional nonage—from his entry into journalism as a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899 to 1906. It was not all Baltimore, however, for he went into brief...


Heathen Days

by H.L. Mencken

In the third volume of his autobiography, H. L. Mencken looks back on his life and declares it "very busy and excessively pleasant." He imparts the impressive education he received from Hoggie Unglebower, the...


Minority Report

by H.L. Mencken

In the fall of 1948 H. L. Mencken, then at the top of his unmatchable form (he had spoken at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia only a little while before), suffered a stroke. He...


Happy Days

by H.L. Mencken

Though best known for his caustic newspaper columns, H. L. Mencken's most enduring contribution to American literature may be his autobiographical writings, most of which first appeared in the New Yorker. In...


The Eastern Frontier

by Charles Clark

In this fascinating social history of America’s first frontier, Charles Clark brings to life the people and settlements of Maine and New Hampshire before the Revolutionary War. He describes what life was like...


World of Nations

by Christopher Lasch

The world of nations is the world men have made, in contrast to the world of nature. Seeking to understand the civil society Americans have made, Christopher Lasch, author of The Agony of the American Left,...