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The Story of Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

The horror classic about a gifted inventor whose experiment with creating new life goes horribly wrong. Abridged for young readers. 22 illustrations by Thea Kliros.


The Long Island Rail Road in Early Photographs

by Ron Ziel

Over 220 rare photos, informative text document 1844 origin and development of rail service on Long Island. Vintage views of early trains, locomotives, stations, passengers, crews, much more. Captions.


Charleston Interiors

by Samuel Chamberlain & Narcissa Chamberlain

Splendid pictorial survey of 51 of South Carolina's historic homes. Over 300 photos, plus descriptive text — Ashley Hall, Crayton Hall, Joseph Manigault house, plus homes of Colonel William Rhett, John Edwards,...


Handbook of American Indian Games

by Allan and Paulette Macfarlan

Rich collection of 150 authentic American Indian games for boys and girls of all ages: running, relay, kicking, throwing and rolling, tossing and catching, guessing, group-challenge and many other games. 74...


Celtic Charted Designs

by Co Spinhoven

Over 300 lovely designs from Book of Kells, Tara Brooch, and other authentic Celtic sources: spiral work, knot work, biomorphic patterns, more.


The Battle with the  Slum

by Jacob A. Riis

Classic work of reportage documents life of the urban poor at the turn of the century. Real-life tales and rare photographs celebrate efforts to demolish breeding grounds of crime and improve conditions in schools...


Lewis and Clark: Partners in Discovery

by John Bakeless

First authoritative biography of two great explorers, based on original research and diaries of expedition members. Danger, hardships, Indian customs and lore, much more. 29 illustrations. 7 maps.


The Great Chicago Fire

by David Lowe

Definitive treatment of 1871 fire — one of the greatest disasters in American history — includes eyewitness accounts and before-and-after illustrations. 70 photographs and engravings.


The Myths of the North American Indians

by Lewis SPENCE

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary....


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume II

by George Catlin

Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates.


Englanders and Huns: The Culture-Clash which Led to the First World War

by James Hawes

A completely fresh look at the culture clash between Britain and Germany that all but destroyed Europe.

Half a century before 1914, most Britons saw the Germans as poor and rather comical cousins - and most...


Poisoned by Lies and Hypocrisy: America's First Attempt to Bring Liberty to Canada,1775-1776

by Gavin K. Watt

In 1775, Americans made their first attempt to invade Canada. When the rebels attacked Quebec City, Carleton's motley army of militia, American loyalists, British regulars, and First Nations successfully managed...


Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East

by David R. Woodward

Most descriptions of the British Army's campaign in the Turkish theater during World War I focus on the popular notion that the conflict there was somehow less brutal than on the European battlefields. This...


With Napoleon in Russia

by Armand de Caulaincourt, Jean Hanoteau & George Libaire

Comprehensive picture of the supreme crisis of Napoleon's career, with graphic accounts of French army's advance into Russia, occupation of Moscow, and the horrors of retreat. 5 illustrations. 1 map.


Taos Tales

by Elsie Clews Parsons

Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.


Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of

by John R. Swanton

Richly illustrated study of Natchez, Muskhogean, Tunican, Chitimacha and Atakapa Indians, with comprehensive discussions of tribes' material culture, religion, language, social organization, as well as accounts...


Native American Creation Myths

by Jeremiah Curtin

Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions,...


The Medieval Tournament

by R. Coltman Clephan

A superb history of English and European tournaments. Topics include Arthurian and other round tables, body armor, chain mail, plate armor, royal jousts, the tilt, trial by combat, much more. 24 illustrations....


North American Indian Life: Customs and Traditions of 23 Tribes

by Elsie Clews Parsons

27 fictionalized essays by noted anthropologists examine religion, customs, government, additional facets of life among the Winnebago, Crow, Zuni, Eskimo, other tribes.


The Duelling Handbook, 1829

by Joseph Hamilton

This 1829 manual offered advice on everything from withdrawal of challenges to weapons. Dramatic anecdotes recount duels arising from disagreements over religion, women, gambling, and other volatile subjects....