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A Scattered People

by Gerald Mcfarland

The movement of millions of ordinary people westward across the American continent was one of the great folk migrations of all time, stretching over two centuries and thousands of hard-traveled miles. Using...


The Hollywood Studios

by Ethan Mordden

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made...


Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

by Allen C. Guelzo

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the...


The Founding Conservatives: How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution

by David Lefer

According to most versions of history, America's founders were united in their moderate political philosophy. But in fact the Revolution was nearly derailed by extremists who wanted to transform the entire society....


The Dream

by Drew Hansen

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating...


Ghosts of 42nd Street

by Anthony Bianco

Imagine shuffling down Broadway through the hustle and bustle right into the nonstop, neon heart of New York City: 42nd Street.

Once a quiet neighborhood of brownstones and churches, the area wastransformed in...


Strategic Denial and Deception: The Twenty-First Century Challenge

by Roy Godson & James J. Wirtz

Does foreign denial and deception threaten the interests of contemporary democracies? Strategic denial and deception (D&D) has emerged as a little understood challenge to security in general, and the intelligence...


The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decision Makers

by Boaz Ganor

The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book is the first attempt of its kind to create...


American Penology: A History of Control  (Enlarged Second Edition)

by Thomas G. Blomberg & Karol Lucken

“Blomberg and Lucken offer solid insight into the history of penal practice, which will enable readers to understand penal practice in the U.S. more clearly and coherently than they previously might have....


Alexis de Tocqueville

by Joseph Epstein

Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, not only offered a vivid...


The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamat

by Clay Risen, George Kalogerakis & Ted Widmer

A major new collection of modern commentary- from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs-on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from The New York Times' popular Disunion on-line journal 

Since...


100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World

by John Tirman

What do George W. Bush, Wal-Mart, Halliburton, gangsta rap, and SUVs have in common? They're all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if...


The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster

by Norman Polmar

On the morning of April 10, 1963, the world's most advanced submarine was on a test dive off the New England coast when she sent a message to a support ship a thousand feet above her on the surface: experiencing...


Civil War Mississippi: A Guide

by Michael B. Ballard

In the Civil War Mississippi experienced a protracted and devastating invasion, and Confederate and Union armies fought fiercely at Corinth, Holly Springs, Iuka, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, and many other sites...


Imperial Medicine: Patrick Manson and the Conquest of Tropical Disease

by Douglas M. Haynes

"Imperial Medicine . . . effectively situates Manson in two very different professional and political locations—China and London—and makes informative connections between the filarial and malarial stages...


Love Cemetery

by China Galland

By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there,...


Ghosts of the Carolinas

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

More spooky tales and folklore from a master storyteller


Deceptions of World War II

by William B. Breuer

Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer

"A first-class historian."

-The Wall Street Journal

Top Secret Tales of World War II

"A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for...


The Chiefs' Country: Leadership and Politics in Honiara, Soloman Islands

by Ben Burt & Michael Kwa'ioloa

In this autobiographical account of life in the capital of the Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa’ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland on...


God's Gentlemen: A History of the Melanesian Mission, 18491942

by David Hilliard

Originally published in 1978, God’s Gentlemen remains the only detached and detailed historical analysis of the work of the Melanesian Mission, which grew out of the personal vision of George Selwyn, the first...