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The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier, 1795-1817

by Robert Haynes

Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, territorial Mississippi has a complex history rife with fierce contention. Since 1540, when Hernando de Soto of Spain journeyed across the Atlantic and became...


Vietnam's Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War

by Andrew Johns

The Vietnam War has been analyzed, dissected, and debated from multiple perspectives for decades, but domestic considerations-such as partisan politics and election-year maneuvering-are often overlooked as determining...


We'll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II

by Robert McLaughlin

During the highly charged years of World War II, movies perhaps best communicated to Americans who they were and why they were fighting. These films were more than just an explanation of historical events: they...


Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

by Edward Steers

Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a...


Constructing Affirmative Action

by David Golland

Between 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson defined affirmative action as a legitimate federal goal, and 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon named one of affirmative action's chief antagonists the head...


One of Morgan's Men

by John Porter

John Marion Porter (1839-1898) grew up working at his family's farm and dry goods store in Butler County, Kentucky. The oldest of Reverend Nathaniel Porter's nine children, he was studying to become a lawyer...


Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions That Shaped Our World

by Anthony Joes

Insurgencies, especially in the form of guerrilla warfare, continue to erupt across many parts of the globe. Most of these rebellions fail, but Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World analyzes four twentieth-century...


Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby

by James Ramage

Confederate John Singleton Mosby forged his reputation on the most exhilarating of military activities: the overnight raid. Mosby possessed a genius for guerrilla and psychological warfare, taking control of...


A Concise History of Kentucky

by James Klotter

To most people, the word "Kentucky" is likely to inspire thoughts of Derby Day, burley tobacco fields, feuding Appalachian families, coal mines, and Colonel Sanders' famous fried chicken. There is much more,...


The Social History of Bourbon

by Gerald Carson

The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to the world of spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless lively pages of our nation's history,...


The Indian Ocean Tsunami

by Pradyumna Karan

On December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami triggered by an underwater earthquake pummeled the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and other countries along the Indian Ocean. With casualties as far away as...


Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith

by D.K.R. Crosswell

A valued adviser and trusted insider in the highest echelon of U.S. military and political leaders, General Walter Bedell Smith began his public service career of more than forty years at age sixteen, when he...


The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam

by USA (Ret.), Ira Hunt Jr.

Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong-controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry Division...


The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

by Charles Summerall

After graduating from West Point in 1892, Charles Pelot Summerall (1867-1955) launched a distinguished military career, fighting Filipino insurgents in 1899 and Boxers in China in 1900. His remarkable service...


Abraham Lincoln, Esq.

by Roger Billings

As our nation's most beloved and recognizable president, Abraham Lincoln is best known for the Emancipation Proclamation and for guiding our country through the Civil War. But before he took the oath of office,...


Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

by Mike Dash

In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens from every walk of life were caught up in an extraordinary...


Why We Fought

by Peter Rollins

This book makes a powerful case that film can be as valuable a tool as primary documents for improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of war. Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History...


West Virginia

by Otis Rice

" An essential resource for scholars, students, and all lovers of the Mountaineer State. From bloody skirmishes with Indians on the early frontier to the Logan County mine war, the story of West Virginia is...


The USS Flier

by Michael Sturma

The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most heroic stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only...


Endkampf

by Stephen Fritz

" A Military History Book Club Selection At the end of World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, fearing that retreating Germans would consolidate large numbers of troops in an Alpine stronghold and from there...