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Everyday Life of the North American Indian

by Jon Manchip White

Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman....


The Face of the Ancient Orient: Near Eastern Civilization in Pre-Classical Times

by Sabatino Moscati

Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others. "...a valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical...


The Shame of the Cities

by Lincoln Steffens

Taking a hard look at the unprincipled lives of political bosses, police corruption, graft payments, and other political abuses of the time, the book set the style for future investigative reporting.


Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave

by Henry Bibb & Lucius Matlack

Compelling autobiography presents a touching self-portrait of a man caught between a slave past and a free future.


Lee the American

by Gamaliel Bradford

Sympathetic portrait of an enigmatic man who was a model of decorum and honor, a moderate on the issue of secession, and a fierce yet chivalrous soldier. 10 black-and-white illustrations.


The Harem: Inside the Grand Seraglio of the Turkish Sultans

by N. M. Penzer

This survey features photographs and floor plans of Topkapi Palace as well as profiles of the harem's women, their eunuch guards, and court manners, dress, and politics. 42 black-and-white illustrations.


Treasury of Ornamental Ironwork: 16th to 18th Centuries

by Adalbert Roeper

The diversity and enduring beauty of ornamental ironwork is celebrated with 60 plates showcasing metal doors, balconies, gates, corner pieces, embellishments, and more, many wrought with gargoyles, human figures,...


Uniforms of the United States Army, 1774-1889, in Full Color

by H. A. Ogden

Richly colored, hand-tinted prints portray U.S. army uniforms, from fatigues to full dress. Absolutely authentic in their painstaking detail, the 44 plates depict all ranks in full regalia. Captions.


Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour

by Lord Egerton of Tatton

Includes factual accounts of events from 200 BC to 1824, with illustrated descriptions of swords, helmets, daggers, shields, sabers, matchlock guns, and much more. New Introduction. 350 halftones and line illustrations....


The Capture of Atlanta and the March to the Sea: From Sherman's Memoirs

by William T Sherman

Highlights from the general's autobiography chronicle his blitzkrieg-styled march through the heart of the South in 1864 and reveal the theories that marked him as the first modern military strategist.


Soldiers and Uniforms of the American Army, 1775-1954

by Frederick P. Todd & Fritz Kredel

Splendid pictorial history of military apparel includes the Revolutionary War, uniforms worn by the Texas Rangers (1846), Louisiana Zouaves (1861), Philippine Scouts (1904), and members of the Women's Army Corps...


From the Deep Woods to Civilization

by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman

A native Sioux's inspiring biography recounts his education in the white world, his experiences as a physician at the Wounded Knee massacre, and his goverment work on behalf of American Indians.


The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative

by Mary Prince

Prince — a slave in the British colonies — vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her eventual escape in 1828 in England.


Letters from an American Farmer

by J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur

18th-century classic detailing seafaring life in New England and plantation culture in the South also provided Old World readers with first major impressions of American landscapes, people, and institutions....


The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle & A.H.R. Ball

First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution.....


Napoleon's Military Maxims

by Napoléon Bonaparte, George C. D'Aguilar & William E. Cairnes

This rich sampling of the knowledge and wisdom of one of history's greatest military commanders provides a fascinating glimpse of Napoleon's intellectual ability for conducting military operations and the art...


Seven Firefights in Vietnam

by John A. Cash, John Albright & Allan W. Sandstrum

Based on official army records, these eyewitness accounts offer a brief history of the Vietnam conflict from 1965 to 1968, conveying the heroism and horror of warfare.


Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Union officer's lively, detailed wartime diary captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat and paints unforgettable pictures of soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes.


The Aran Islands

by J. M. Synge

Famed playwright's beautiful, poetic 1907 memoir of life in an Irish fishing community. Superb retelling of folklore and anecdotes; vivid portrait of warmth, sincerity, and humor of hardy island residents.


Sacajawea: Guide and Interpreter of Lewis and Clark

by Grace Raymond Hebard

Remarkable study, based on exacting research, unravels the tangled threads of Sacajawea's family life, describes her personal traits, and significant services she rendered during a grand adventure that would...