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John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave

by W.C. Jameson

Leading readers through a series of amazing coincidences and details, Jameson's newest book presents startling evidence that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was never captured. Instead,...


A Concise History of Nazi Germany

by Joseph W. Bendersky

This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph W. Bendersky offers an authoritative survey of the major political,...


X-Ray Vision

by Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is best known for his work with electricity, but he was also interested in Roentgen rays, better known today as X-rays. Collected here are his eight essays on Roentgen rays. Fascinating stuff from...


The Rise of David Levinsky

by Abraham Cahan

A young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side. The energy formerly focused on his religious studies now turns in the direction of...


Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

On the third day of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee launched a magnificent attack. For pure pageantry it was unsurpassed, and it also marked the centerpiece of the war, both time-wise and in terms of how the conflict...


Special Operations in the American Revolution

by Robert Tonsetic

When the American Revolution began, the colonial troops had little hope of matching His Majesty's highly trained, experienced British and German legions in confrontational battle. Indeed, Washington's army suffered...


Where the Lightning Strikes

by Peter Nabokov

A revelatory new look at the hallowed, diverse, and threatened landscapes of the American Indian For thousands of years , Native Americans have told stories about the powers of revered landscapes and sought...


One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864

by Gary Dillard Joiner

Taking its title from Sherman's blunt description, One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864 is a fresh inspection of what was the Civil War's largest operation between the Union...


Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Confederate Woman's Life

by Mary A. DeCredico

Chesnut's keen insight into political, economic, and social developments makes her an excellent source to understand the Southern homefront during the Civil War.


James K. Polk: A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny

by Thomas M. Leonard

When he was elected President in 1845, James K. Polk was only 49 years old-at that time the youngest president ever to be elected. He faced a conflicted nation on the verge of tremendous territorial expansion....


Jews and Muslims in the Arab World: Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined

by Jacob Lassner & Ilan S. Troen

Jews and Muslims in the Arab World highlights the effects of historical memory on the Arab-Israel conflict, demonstrating that both Jews and Arabs use stories of distant pasts to create their identities and...


Islands of Discontent: Okinawan Responses to Japanese and American Power

by Mark Selden, Laura Hein & Matt Allen

Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression...


Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific War: Was Defeat Inevitable?

by James B. Wood

In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned...


What's So Funny?: Humor in American Culture

by Nancy A. Walker

Critical studies attempting to define and dissect American humor have been published steadily for nearly one hundred years. However, until now, key documents from that history have never been brought together...


He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey

by Douglas R. Egerton

In this biography of the great rebel leader Denmark Vesey, Douglas R. Egerton employs a variety of historical sources-church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue-to...


The Real History Behind the Templars

by Sharan Newman

The medieval historian who revealed The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code uncloaks the Templars.

In the year 1119, these noblemen found their calling as protectors of the faithful on a dangerous pilgrimage...


Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses: Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

by Sarah Eisenstein

Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes,...


Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

by Charles L. Zelden

Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before...


Militancy and Violence in West Africa: Religion, politics and radicalisation

by James Gow, Funmi Olonisakin & Ernst Dijxhoorn

This volume provides a systematic and cross-regional analysis of radicalisation, militancy and violence in West Africa.

Concern about terrorism in, or from, West Africa, has been recognised in academic research,...


An Economic History of Early Modern India

by Tirthankar Roy

The death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 until the annexation of Maratha territories by the British East India Company in 1818 was a period of transition for the economy of India. This book focuses...