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The Hammered Dulcimer: A History

by Paul M. Gifford

This book offers a discussion of the medieval origins of the dulcimer and its subsequent spread to other parts of the world. Special attention is paid to the North American tradition from the early 18th-century...


Jumbo's Hide, Elvis's Ride, and the Tooth of Buddha: More Marvelous Tales of Historical Artifacts

by Harvey Rachlin

Once again historian Harvey Rachlin uncovers odd and stirring stories behind some of the most fascinating objects in the world. "Jumbo's Hide," Publisher's Weekly writes, "is entertaining and enlightening …...


Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws

by R. K. Sawyer

From its earliest days of human habitation, the Texas coast was home to seemingly endless clouds of ducks, geese, swans, and shorebirds.

By the 1880s Texas huntsmen, or market hunters, as they came to be called,...


I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home

by Judith Fenner Gentry & John Wilson Moore

Eighteen-year-old Johnny Moore was an energetic, self-confident private first class when he entered combat with a heavy-weapons platoon in Korea. Four and a half months later, after surviving heavy attacks on...


Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. Bush

by Donald R. Kelley & Todd G. Shields

Some of today’s most prominent experts on the American presidency offer their perspectives, commentary, and analyses in this volume of studies, commissioned by the Fulbright Institute of International Relations...


Palmetto Profiles: The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to the South Carolina Hall of Fame

by W. Eric Emerson & Walter Edgar

An introduction to the inspirational lives of extraordinary South Carolinians recognized for their lasting legacies to the Palmetto State and beyond.


New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty

by Evan Haefeli

Evan Haefeli demonstrates how convoluted and uncertain were the beginnings of religious tolerance in America, by giving them an international context.


Minnesota: A History (Second Edition)  (States and the Nation)

by William E. Lass

A comprehensive history of a state thought by many to be the most livable. In this volume, William Lass tells the story of Minnesota, a state that evolved from many cultures, from its beginnings to the present....


Golf in America

by George B. Kirsch

An inclusive narrative of golf's history and popularity in the United States


Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right

by Lisa McGirr

In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. The media lampooned John Birchers's accusations...


Operation Massacre

by Rodolfo Walsh, Michael Greenberg & Ricardo Piglia

1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956: eighteen people are reported dead in a failed Peronist uprising. December...


Grey Feathers: Led by Love of Country

by Daniel M. Dewald

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Grey Feathers is the story of a combat platoon leader's role and responsibilities in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. The story is derived from the countless after-action...


A Concise History of Korea: From the Neolithic Period through the Nineteenth Century

by Michael J. Seth

This engaging text provides a concise history of Korea from the beginning of human settlement in the region through the late nineteenth century, equally emphasizing social, cultural, and political history. Students...


A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

by Laurie Winn Carlson

Laurie Winn Carlson offers an innovative explanation for the madness behind the Salem Witch Trials.


A Gathering Darkness: The Coming of War to the Far East and the Pacific, 1921-1942

by Haruo Tohmatsu & H. P. Willmott

The United States' involvement in World War II began with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But for Japan, the conflict began at a much earlier date. This book focuses on Japan and the...


The Paper Republic

by James Bevill

Although the stirring story of the Texas revolution has been told many times from a military standpoint, now James Bevill deftly takes the reader on a tour of the financial instruments issued to fund the Texian...


Voices from the Titanic: The Epic Story of the Tragedy from the People Who Were There

by Geoff Tibballs

This is the graphic, first-hand story of the maiden voyage and disastrous sinking of the RMS Titanic, told by the survivors themselves. The story of the sinking of the great liner has been told countless times...


The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II

by Russell of Liverpool

The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights...


The Etiquette of Freemasonry: A Handbook for the Brethren

by An Old Past Master

First written in 1890, The Etiquette of Freemasonry is a timeless window into the mysterious traditions and practices of one of history’s most intriguing secret societies. This straightforward guide blends...


As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

by Josef M. Bauer

In 1944, German paratrooper Clemens Forell was captured by the Soviets and sentenced to twenty-five years of labor in a Siberian lead mine. In the Gulags, this was virtually a death sentence. Driven to desperation...