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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...


Ship of Miracles: 14,000 Lives and One Miraculous Voyage

by Bill Gilbert & Alexander M Haig

It was a miracle worthy of the season. When Captain Leonard La Rue spied from his twelve-man merchant ship, the Meredith Victory, the throng of Korean refugees on the docks of a city in flames, he didn't hesitate...


The Baby Farmers: A Chilling Tale of Missing Babies, Shameful Secrets and Murder in 19th Century Australia

by Annie Cossins

The most common murder victim in 19th century Australia was a baby, and the most common perpetrator was a woman. Annie Cossins pieces together the fascinating story of the most infamous legal trial in Australia...


European Paganism

by Mr Ken Dowden & Ken Dowden

European Paganism provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of ancient pagan religions throughout the European continent.

Before there where Christians, the peoples of Europe were pagans. Were they bloodthirsty...


Miscellaneous Writings

by Edmund Burke

In this companion volume to Select Works of Edmund Burke, Canavan has collected seven of Burke's major contributions to English political thinking on representation in Parliament, on economics, on the political...


American Political Writing During the Founding Era: Two Volume Paperback Set

by Donald Lutz Lutz & Charles Hyneman

These volumes provide a selection of seventy-six essays, pamphlets, speeches, and letters to newspapers written between 1760 and 1805 by American political and religious leaders. Many are obscure pieces that...


The History of the American Revolution: In Two Volumes

by David Ramsay

David Ramsay's premier work of American historiography is now available for the first time in a well-edited reprint. Lester Cohen's foreword is an invaluable guide.

—Arthur H. Shaffer, University of Missouri...


Civil War Ghost Stories & Legends

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

Few events have sparked more legends and stories of the supernatural than America's Civil War. The accounts of gallantry and heroism have spread far and wide. Nancy Roberts grew up listening to her father's...


The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage

by Robert B. Silvers & Ian Buruma

For the past fifty years, The New York Review of Books has covered virtually every international revolution and movement of consequence by dispatching the world’s most brilliant writers to write eyewitness...


Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, Fifth Edition

by Carl Abbott

Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott,...


Planning Armageddon: Britain, the United States and the Command of Western Nuclear Forces, 1945-1964

by Len Scott

Planning Armageddon provides the first detailed account of Britain's Command, Control, Intelligence and Communications infrastructure. A central theme of the book is the British-American atomic relationship...