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The Texas Navy

by Alex Dienst

A Cactus Navy? Everyone has heard of the USS Constitution and the USS Constellation. They were the first two ships commissioned into the United States Navy. But have you ever heard of the Liberty and the Invincible?...


So Terrible a Storm

by Curt Brown

“Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown.” —The Maritime Executive Through masterful research and elegant prose, Curt Brown traces...


American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command

by Edgar Puryear

America's top military leaders are scrutinized as Puryear ponders what prepared our generals for the terrible responsibilities they bore during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and on to today.


Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

by Frederick Douglass Opie

Upsetting the Apple Cart looks at the history of black-Latino coalitions in New York City from 1959 to 1989. In those years, African American and Latino Progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods,...


Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648

by Mark Greengrass

A remarkable new volume in the critically acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series

From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin...


They Belonged to Glasgow

by Rudolph Kenna & Ian Sutherland

Glasgow's current status as a cult city with a worldwide reputation for chic clubs and hip hotels is deserved, but its humble origins lie in the medieval town based around the High Street and in the numerous...


The Pen Is Mightier

by Robert Miraldi

Charles Edward Russell was a muckraking journalist who exposed the dark underside of America’s class system at the turn of the 20th century. The scandals he revealed through investigative reporting led to...


States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

by Jeffrey Herbst

Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what...


Nigeria: After the Nightmare

by Iyorwuese Hagher

Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country’s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including...


Bush League Boys: The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest

by Toby Smith

"In Bush League Boys sportswriter Toby Smith relies upon fascinating oral histories to recall the home runs, screen money, and dust storms that characterized the glory days of post-World War II baseball in the...


Forgotten Labegeddi: Second Edition

by T. D. Desso

Many are sadly mistaken that their success has no connection to those who helped them up. In the unforgettable series Forgotten Labegeddi, T. D. Desso holds nothing back to paint the picture of the perfect "village...


In the Shadow of the Mountain

by Peggy A. Boldt

"He was within ten feet of her when both barrels of the shotgun exploded." Two young and impulsive people grew up in the worst of times and then began a life together In the Shadow of the Mountain. Living was...


Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy

by M. William Phelps

Now in paperback, the New York Times best-selling biography—the first in nearly a century—of the legendary Revolutionary War patriot and our country’s first spy


Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


Presidential Ambition: Gaining Power At Any Cost

by Richard Shenkman

In this timely, illuminating, and often shocking book, Richard Shenkman reveals that it is not just recent presidents but all presidents who have been ambitious--and at times frighteningly so, willing to sacrifice...


Villisca

by Roy Marshall

One of the most violent crimes in U.S. history took place in the quiet, neighborly town of Villisca, Iowa. A family of eight went to church that night, went back home, got into their beds, and fell asleep. When...


Political and Military Sociology: Military Perceptions and Perceptions of the Military

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts

This volume focuses on the perceptions and identities of those serving in the military, with four of its seven articles using survey or interview data to explore those perceptions. A range of military forces...


America's Urban History

by Lisa Krissoff Boehm & Steven Hunt Corey

The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of...


The Challenge of Democracy: Britain 1832-1918

by Hugh Cunnigham

 This authoritative and thought-provoking history takes a fresh view of what was a period of unprecedented and rapid change. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Hugh Cunningham provides a clear narrative...


West Africa before the Colonial Era: A History to 1850

by Basil Davidson

This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful textA History of West Africa 1000-1800...