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Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution

by Paul A. Gilje

Through careful research and colorful accounts, historian Paul A. Gilje discovers what liberty meant to an important group of common men in American society, those who lived and worked on the waterfront and...


Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery

by Elliot A. Rosen

Historians have often speculated on the alternative paths the United Stages might have taken during the Great Depression: What if Franklin D. Roosevelt had been killed by one of Giuseppe Zangara's bullets in...


The Mind of Thomas Jefferson

by Peter S. Onuf

In The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, one of the foremost historians of Jefferson and his time, Peter S. Onuf, offers a collection of essays that seeks to historicize one of our nation's founding fathers. Challenging...


A Separate Civil War: Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South

by Jonathan Dean Sarris

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of dramatic clashes between massive armies led by romantic-seeming leaders. But in the Appalachian communities of North Georgia, things were very different....


How Societies Are Born: Governance in West Central Africa before 1600

by Jan Vansina

Like stars, societies are born, and this story deals with such a birth. It asks a fundamental and compelling question: How did societies first coalesce from the small foraging communities that had roamed in...


Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials

by Friedrich Spee & Marcus Hellyer

In 1631, at the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out against the trials that were sending thousands...


Body and Soul: A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism

by Robert S. Cox

A product of the "spiritual hothouse" of the Second Great Awakening, Spiritualism became the fastest growing religion in the nation during the 1850s, and one of the principal responses to the widespread perception...


The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War

by Joao Silva, Greg Marinovich & Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"<>During the final, bloody days of South African apartheid, four remarkable young men-photographers, friends, and rivals-banded together<>"


The Last Lion Box Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965

by William Manchester & Paul Reid

Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill...


The First World War

by John Keegan

The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of the Victorian era, unleashing such demons of the twentieth century as...


The Whisperers

by Orlando Figes

From the award-winning author of A People's Tragedy and Natasha's Dance, a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression

 

There have been many accounts of...


The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos

by Peggy Pond Church & Connie Boyd

The haunting experiences of a shy Pennsylvania woman who opened a tearoom in her adobe home that became a haven for neighboring nuclear scientists and Indians alike.


Looking Astern: An Artist's View of Maine's Historic Working Waterfronts

by Loretta Krupinski

Loretta Krupinski depicts coastal towns 70 to 150 years ago in their heyday. Each beautifully rendered image captures Maine when fishing, quarrying, and the cargo trade were the backbone of Maine's economy....


Rats, Lice and History

by , Hans Zizsser

This popular and unusual book by Hans Zinsser, a brilliant physician and researcher, takes an unusual look at history by examining the influence of diseases on society, and will prove a fascinating read for...


Egyptian Civilization Its Sumerian Origin and Real Chronology

by , L. A. Waddell

A treatise on the origin of the greatest ancient civilisation that of Egypt. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive....


Some Ancient Greek Textiles Found in Russia

by , Eugenia Tolmachoff

At an archaeological dig in south Russia some fascinating fabric was found and seemed to be from ancient Greece, this is the story of those fabrics written by somebody on the dig. Many of the earliest books,...


The War of the World

by Niall Ferguson

Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern...


We Were There

by Yvonne Latty & Ron Tarver

The Greatest Generation meets Bloods in this revealing oral history of the unrecognized contributions of African American veterans.

Award-winning journalist Yvonne Latty never bothered to find out the extent...


Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

by Joshua Bloom & Waldo E., Jr. Martin

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement...


The Tet Offensive: A Concise History

by James H. Willbanks

In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives,...