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Lessons of War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines

by James Marten

While information regarding children and their outlook on the war is not abun-dant, James Marten, through extensive research, has uncovered essays, editorials, articles, poems, games, short stories and letters...


The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals

by Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin

Over the last thirty years, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has grown from a small group of disaffected conservative law students into an organization with extraordinary influence over...


Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy

by Vincent Michael Palamara

Painstakingly researched by an authority on the history of the Secret Service and based on primary, firsthand accounts from more than 80 former agents, White House aides, and family members, this is the definitive...


Interpreting American History The Age of Andrew Jackson

by Brian D. McKnight

Historians possess the power to shape the view of history for those who come after them. Their efforts to illuminate significant events of the past often result in new interpretations, which frequently conflict...


The Secrets of the Hopewell Box: Stolen Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's Coming of Age

by James D. Squires

"Squires' . . . grandfather was a sheriff's deputy who carried a gun and a clenched fist, a man whose talk with cronies was full of references to 'sonofabitching judges' and 'goddamn niggers.' He was also, Squires...


Miami: City of the Future

by T. D. Allman

With trenchant observations and witty prose, T. D. Allman takes readers on a tour of Miami's people, cultures, politics, and neighborhoods. In doing so he lays out a portrait of the profound changes overtaking...


Emigration from the United Kingdom to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, January 1873 - June 1873

by Ira A. Glazier

This series on Emigration from the United Kingdom to America concentrates on U.K. emigration in the period 1870-1897, listing migrants from the U.K. who arrived in New York. The original passenger lists transcribed...


Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America

by Glenn Beck

History as it's supposed to be told: true and thrilling.

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half of the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is...


The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of The New York Times

by Richard Reeves & Jill Abramson

The year 2013 is the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who still ranks as one of the top five presidents in every major annual survey. To commemorate the man and his time in office,...


Brief Points

by Ross H. MacKenzie

The Naval Academy's culture is a unique and sometimes baffling phenomenon to the outside world, but with this newly updated guide in hand relatives and friends of midshipmen will find answers to all the questions...


Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare

by Lloyd C. Gardner

With Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign...


Famous Crimes of Minnesota

by Michael Burgan

Fascinating accounts of more than 30 sensational crimes from across Minnesota that occurred between 1859 and modern times.


Death Wins in the Arctic: The Lost Winter Patrol of 1910

by Kerry Karram

A four-man patrol from the North West Mounted Police left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, heading for Dawson City, Yukon, on December 21, 1910. The harrowing drama of their futile 52-day struggle to survive...


Willowdale: Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy

by Scott Kennedy

In 1855, Willowdale post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today it is a bustling urban environment. Scott Kennedy recounts the notable stories of what happened in between and who was there...


Louisiana Haunted Forts

by Elaine Coleman

Although there are numerous books about Louisiana, little information about the forts are included and none combines the forts with ghost stories. Louisiana has five distinct regions, and all have historic forts,...


The Tennessee: The Old River: Frontier to Secession

by Donald Davidson

From the landing of Federal troops at the Tennessee-Ohio confluence to the new river of the TVA, whose dams "stand athwart the valley in Egyptian impassivity," this volume completes the story of the transformation...


The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

by Joshua Kendall

Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Now acclaimed author of The Man Who Made Lists, Joshua Kendall sheds new light on Webster's life,...


de Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

by John F. Kvach

In the decades preceding the Civil War, the South struggled against widespread negative characterizations of its economy and society as it worked to match the North's infrastructure and level of development....


Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle

by Kenneth Macksey

After its introduction during the First World War, the tank revolutionized warfare and proved to be a terrifying and efficient machine of war.

 

Kenneth Macksey provides a study of the policy-makers and tank...


Ordeal by Hunger

by George R. Stewart

The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people -- men, women, and children -- set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new...