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Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town

by Ronald J. Stephens

In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country's foremost vacation destinations for...


Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies

by Craig Maki & Keith Cady

The richness of Detroit's music history has by now been well established. We know all about Motown, the MC5, and Iggy and the Stooges. We also know about the important part the Motor City has played in the history...


Popular Media and the American Revolution: Shaping Collective Memory

by Janice Hume

The American Revolution-an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins-continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year...


Liberty and Liberticide: The Role of America in Nineteenth-Century British Radicalism

by Michael J. Turner

Liberty and Liberticide focuses on the influence America exerted over the ideas and activities of nineteenth-century British radicals. While some looked on America as the model of liberty, others associated...


One Man's War: The WWII Saga of Tommy LaMore

by Tommy LaMore & Dan Baker

Escaping certain death - not once but several times - lies at the core of the riveting real-life story of an American soldier during World War II. In One Man's War: The WWII Saga of Tommy LaMore, a B-17 pilot...


Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature

by D. Graham Burnett

In Moby-Dick, Ishmael declares, "Be it known that, waiving all argument, I take the good old fashioned ground that a whale is a fish, and call upon holy Jonah to back me." Few readers today know just how much...


Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

by Randy E. Barnett

The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's...


Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town

by Jack Shuler

A fresh perspective on the Orangeburg Massacre and its legacy


Shrill Hurrahs: Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900

by Kate Côté| Gillin

A new perspective on gender roles and racial violence in South Carolina after the Civil War


Aces of Jagdstaffel 17

by Greg Vanwyngarden & Harry Dempsey

This German World War I fighter squadron led by a Blue Max recipient didn't include the Richtofen (the Red Baron), but it's range of colorful characters was nonetheless impressive.

Initially formed to assist...


Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat From America's Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq andAfghanistan

by Major Chuck Larson

More than one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but fewer than 500 from this group have earned a Silver Star, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Medal of Honor....


Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

by Lisbeth Haas

Saints and Citizens is a bold new excavation of the history of Indigenous people in California in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, showing how the missions became sites of their authority, memory,...


Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned

by Rufus C. Phillips III

In The Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam described Rufus Phillips as a man one could trust telling President Kennedy during the Vietnam War about the failures of the Strategic Hamlet Program, 'in itself...


Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

by Booker T. Washington & Louis R. Harlan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

by Heros von Borcke

A stirring account of von Borcke's service in the cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia. "Von Borcke's book is one that no student of Confederate history will forget."-Douglas Southall Freeman.


Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change

by Barbara Winslow

An accessible and engaging look into the trailblazing life of Shirley Chisholm and her lifelong advocacy for fair treatment, access to education, and equal pay for all American minority groups.


Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War

by Jeffrey Hummel & John Majewski

This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turning point: simultaneously...


Defending Cambridgeshire: The Military Landscape from Prehistory to Present

by Mike Osborne

Throughout history, Cambridgeshire has figured in the conflict shaping our nation. Doomed Roman legionaries marched from Longthorpe to defeat by Boudicca's Iceni; Saxons and Danes fought over the edges of the...


Follow Me Through: The Ups and Downs of a RAF Flying Instructor

by Mike Brooke

Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. 'Follow him through', as he would instruct his trainees,...


Tail Gunner

by R C Rivaz

First published in 1943, this is the gripping story of one man's involvement in RAF Bomber Command's fledgling offensive between August 1940 and December 1941. Dick Rivaz was tail gunner to Leonard Cheshire,...