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Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician

by John K. Alexander

Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician offers a fresh full-life biography of the man Thomas Jefferson once described as the helmsman of the American Revolution. In his study, historian John K. Alexander...


Spymasters: Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words

by Ralph E. Weber

Spymasters is a collection of interviews revealing enlightening perspectives on the covert operations of this powerful, secretive arm of the U.S. government. Here former top-ranking CIA officials shed light...


Representative Americans: The Revolutionary Generation

by Norman K. Risjord

No simple rubric comes easily to mind when one thinks of the Revolutionary generation. Their accomplishments were too grand, their interests too varied to be encompassed in a single phrase. This book reflects...


Rally 'Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War

by Theodore J. Karamanski

Rally 'Round the Flag is an important contribution to the growing historiography of the impact of the Civil War on northern cities. From Abraham Lincoln's presidential nomination at the 1860 Republican National...


The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground

by Jeffrey Ostler

A concise and engrossing account of the Lakota and the battle to regain their homeland.

The Lakota Indians made their home in the majestic Black Hills mountain range during the last millennium, drawing on...


Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

by Frederick Kaufman

A prominent food journalist follows the trail from Big Pizza to square tomatoes to exploding food prices to Wall Street, trying figure out why we can't all have healthy, delicious, affordable food

In 2008, farmers...


That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia

by Arica L. Coleman

That the Blood Stay Pure traces the history and legacy of the commonwealth of Virginia's effort to maintain racial purity and its impact on the relations between African Americans and Native Americans. Arica...


Fallen Leaves: The Civil War Letters of Major Henry Livermore Abbott

by Robert Garth Scott

Major Henry Livermore Abbott of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the most widely known and highly respected officer of his rank to serve in the Army of the Potomac. He distinguished himself in every...


The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

by Douglas Perry

From the author of Eliot Ness, the gripping true story of the murders that inspired the iconic musical Chicago.

With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures...


New Mexico: A History

by Marc Simmons

Today, as much as ever before, the red-rock, pinon-covered state of New Mexico remains tierra encantada, "the land of enchantment," to Indians, Anglos, and descendants of the conquistadores.  New Mexico's...


North Carolina: A History

by William Powell

Described by an early visitor as "the Goodliest Soile Under the Cope of Heaven," the land that would become North Carolina presented its first settlers with the promise of prosperity, wealth, and--with luck--liberty,...


From Munich to Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's America and the Origins of the Second World War

by David Reynolds

Arguing that the period from 1938 to 1941 was a turning point in modern American history, Mr. Reynolds shows how Franklin Roosevelt led Americans into a new global perspective on foreign policy.


Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

by Colonel David Fitz-Enz

Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the...


The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory

by Frank J. Wetta & Martin A. Novelli

A century and a half after the Civil War, Americans are still dealing with the legacies of the conflict and Reconstruction, including the many myths and legends spawned by these events. The Long Reconstruction:...


Five of the Many: Survivors of the Bomber Command Offensive from the Battle of Britain to Victory Tell their Story

by Steve Darlow

Five of the Many follows the fascinating exploits of five of RAF Bomber Command's distinguished airmen. The enthralling stories of Wellington pilot Rupert Cooling, Wellington and Mosquito pilot Jack Goodman,...


Faster Than The Sun: The Compelling Story of a Record-breaking Test Pilot

by Peter Twiss (OBE DSC and BAR)

This autobiography of Peter Twiss, the man who flew 1000mph for the first time in history, tells the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta. It describes the vast organization necessary for the record bid,...


Master Bombers: The Experiences of a Pathfinder Squadron at War, 1942-1945

by Sean Feast

The Pathfinders were the corps d'elite of Bomber Command, the command that led the fight against Germany even before the fall of France. Pathfinder crews consisted of members who had flown a minimum of 45 operational...


TEST PILOT

by Neville Duke (DSO OBE DFC & 2 bars)

Joining the RAF at the beginning of the war, he found himself as a young fighter pilot with the crack 92 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill, in 1941. That spring and summer he survived the air battles over Northern...


Bader's Last Fight: An In-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery

by Andy Saunders

On 9th August 1941 one of the greatest icons of the Second World War, Douglas Bader, was shot down, captured and later incarcerated. But by whom, and how? Was it by one of his deadly German opponents, as Douglas...


From North Africa to the Arakan: The Engrossing Memoir of WWII Spitfire Ace Alan McGregor Peart DFC, RNZAF

by Alan Peart

Alan Peart was born in Nelson, New Zealand. Joining 610 Squadron on completion of training, he served against the Germans and then the Japanese. Operating from 'Broadway' airstrip, his was the only spitfire...