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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....


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.