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My People The Sioux

by Luther Standing Bear

When it was first published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear's autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was hailed by Van Wyck Brooks as “one of the most engaging and veracious we have ever had.”...


The Victory at Sea

by William Sowden Sims & Burton J. Hendrick

This 1921 Pulitzer Prize awarded history has been written in response to a demand for some account of the generally very misunderstood German submarine campaign in the World War I and particularly of the means...


The Art of War in the Middle Ages

by Charles Oman

The Art of War has been very simply defined as 'the art which enables any commander to worst the forces opposed to him.' It is therefore conversant with an enormous variety of subjects: Strategy and Tactics...


Life Among the Piutes

by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Life Among the Paiutes is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman." This is both an autobiographic memoir and history of the Paiute people during their first forty years...


We the People: The Foundation & Evolution of the U.S. Constitution

by James Madison, Helen M. Campbell, U.S. Congress & Center for Legislative Archives

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings...


The Debate That Made the Constitution of the United States

by James Madison

The Constitutional Convention took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The intention of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, was...


The Evolution of the U.S. Constitution

by James Madison, U.S. Congress , Center for Legislative Archives & Helen M. Campbell

James Madison introduced 12 amendments to the First Congress in 1789. Ten of these would go on to become what we now consider to be the Bill of Rights. One was never passed, while another dealing with Congressional...


Ten Days in a Mad-House (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

by Ten Days in a Mad-House & Prometheus Classics

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! Ten Days in a Mad-House is a book by newspaper reporter Nellie Bly. It was initially published as a series of articles...


The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz

by George Rawlinson

This book written by James Madison Page, a Northern soldier, represents an important narrative of Andersonville prison in Georgia. Madison brings his defense of the prison commander Henry Wirz, who was charged...


History of the United States (Serapis Classics)

by John Clark Ridpath

On the day after the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, Andrew Johnson took the oath of office, and became President of the United States. He was a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, born in 1808. With no advantages...


The Recollections of Rifleman Harris

by Benjamin Harris

The Recollections of Rifleman Harris is a memoir published in 1848 of the experiences of an enlisted soldier in the 95th Regiment of Foot in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

The eponymous soldier...


My Life On The Plains

by George Custer

My Life on the Plains is an autobiographical first-hand account of the Indian Wars of 1867-1869, detailing the winter campaign of 1868 in which Custer led the 7th US cavalry against the Cheyenne indians.

The...


The Revenant - Some Incidents in the Life of Hugh Glass, a Hunter of the Missouri River

by Philip St. George Cooke

American pirate, frontiersman, fur trapper, fur trader, hunter, and explorer Hugh Glass (1780-1833) once made his way crawling and stumbling 200 miles (320 km) to Fort Kiowa, in South Dakota, after being abandoned...


One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

by Richard Shenkman & Kurt Reiger

Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History!

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt...


Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.


The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973

by Mark Greif

In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the "nature...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

by Lily Geismer

Don't Blame Us traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech suburbs,...


Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

by Wendy J. Schiller & Charles Stewart III

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment...