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A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire

by Fletcher Pratt

Best one-volume history brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies, and personalities revealed in an audacious...


Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

by Carol Belanger Grafton

Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses,...


New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs

by Joseph Byron

Here are 120 wonderful vintage views — street scenes, parks, restaurants, commercial interiors, Easter Parade, Blizzard of '99, Coney Island, a dinner for Mark Twain, etc. Informative text.


The First American Cookbook: A Facsimile of "American Cookery," 1796

by Amelia Simmons

Exact reproduction of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States. Authentic recipes for colonial favorites — pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, spruce beer, Indian slapjacks, and...


A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge

by Mary J. Shapiro

Profusely illustrated account of the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century. Rare contemporary photos and engravings and accompanying detailed captions recall construction, human drama, politics,...


The Battles that Changed History

by Fletcher Pratt

Historian profiles 16 crucial conflicts, ancient to modern, that changed the course of Western civilization. Gripping accounts of battles led by Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Ulysses S. Grant, other commanders....


New York in the Thirties

by Berenice Abbott

Nearly 100 classic images by noted photographer: Rockefeller Center on the rise, Bowery restaurants, dramatic views of the City's bridges, Washington Square, old movie houses, rows of old tenements, and many...


The Depression Years as Photographed by Arthur Rothstein

by Arthur Rothstein

Outstanding 1930s photos: famous dust storm photo, ragged children, the unemployed, much more. 120 photographs. Captions.


The New York World's Fair, 1939/1940: in 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others

by Richard Wurts & Stanley Appelbaum

Photographic tour of best-loved world's fair: the 700-foot-tall Trylon, the 200-foot-wide Perisphere, GM's Futurama ride, 3-D movies, Elektro the 7-foot-tall robot, artwork by Dali and Calder, much more. 155...


Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs 1839-1914

by Robert F. Looney

215 rare vintage views — from first daguerreotype made in America (1839) to eve of World War I — capture the charm of yesteryear: panoramas, street scenes, landmarks, Lincoln's visit, 1876 Centennial Exposition,...


Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy

by Francis A. Lord

Indispensable reference identifies and describes more than 800 subjects, from artillery accoutrements to tools and patriotic sheet music. "A must-have book." — Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations....


Old New York in Early Photographs

by Mary Black

New York City as it was 1853-1901, through 196 wonderful photographs: great blizzard, Lincoln's funeral procession, great buildings, much more.


An Album of Maya Architecture

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff

36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; more. 95 illustrations.


Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861

by War Department

Wealth of authentic information on Union Army life includes details of military discipline, rank and command, arms, and more. A must for serious Civil War historians, buffs, and battle scene reenactors.


A Yankee Private's Civil War

by Robert Hale Strong & Ashley Halsey

Moving memoir by a writer who served as a teenaged Union recruit. True tales of punishment, revenge, devotion, and quiet heroism as well as survival methods of the average soldier.


A Narrative of Ethan Allen's Captivity: Containing His Voyages and Travels

by Ethan Allen, Will Crawford & John Pell

Captured by the British in 1775, imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, and finally released in 1778, Ethan Allen offers a stirring firsthand account of the early years of the Revolutionary War.


Touching History

by Lynn Spencer

On the azure blue morning of 9/11 the skies were pronounced "severe clear," in the parlance of airline pilots; a gorgeous day for flying. Nearly 5,000 flights were cruising the skies over America when FAA Operations...


A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names

by Frank K. Gallant

From Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and Bug Tussle, Alabama, this pop-culture history offers a well-written and highly entertaining survey of America's most unusual place-names...


Oriental Armour

by H. Russell Robinson

Detailed, scholarly study, enhanced with over 400 illustrations, surveys defensive armor of Persia, Turkey, India, China, Ceylon, the Philippines, Korea, Tibet, and other regions. Splendid overview brings together...


The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites

by Theodore Raph

Wonderful sing-along favorites with easy-to-play piano arrangements, guitar chords, and complete lyrics: Greensleeves, Auld Lang Syne, Down in the Valley, My Wild Irish Rose, Yellow Rose of Texas, and many more....