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The Mexican Revolution 1910-20

by Philip Jowett & Stephen Walsh

Some of the most famous Western movies have been set against the background of the Mexican Revolution of the early 20th century. Now, for the first time in English, Osprey offer a concise but fact-packed account...


The Condor Legion: German Troops in the Spanish Civil War: German Troops in the Spanish Civil War

by Carlos Jurado & Ramiro Bujeiro

Osprey's examination of German forces prior to World War II (1939-1945). The Condor Legion was the expeditionary force of soldiers and airmen sent by Hitler to aid Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil...


Confederate Artilleryman 1861-65

by Philip Katcher & Bill Younghusband

In the heady days of the rush to arms in 1861, comparatively few Southern men volunteered for service in the artillery: most preferred the easily accessible glory of the infantry or cavalry. Yet those that did,...


Union Cavalryman 1861-65

by Philip Katcher & Richard Hook

The bombardment by Confederate artillery of Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861 was the spark that finally ignited the American Civil War (1861-1865), quickly bringing thousands of eager volunteers for the Union cause....


Intelligent and Honest Radicals: The Chicago Federation of Labor and the Politics of Progression

by Mitchell Newton-Matza

Intelligent and Honest Radicals explores the Chicago labor movement's relationship to Illinois legal and political system. Newton-Matza focuses on the significant era between the great strike in 1919 to Franklin...


Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought

by H. Lee, Jr. Cheek, Sean R. Busick & Carey M. Roberts

In 1826 Americans witnessed the spectacle of President John Quincy Adams and Vice-President John C. Calhoun taking to the press to debate the nature of power and liberty under the pseudonyms “Patrick Henry”...


Ohio's Grand Canal: A Brief History of the Ohio & Erie Canal

by Terry K. Woods

"There have been a number of books written about Ohio's nineteenth-century canal system, especially about the Ohio & Erie Canal, but Ohio's Grand Canal is by far the most meticulously researched account I have...


Leading Them to the Promised Land: Woodrow Wilson, Covenant Theology, and the Mexican Revolution, 1913-1916

by Mark Benbow

"In Wilson's view, America had a part to play as a divine instrument. To deny the United States an active role in the world was an attempt to deny God's will."-from the Introduction The First Amendment of the...


Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure

by Scott Farris

It's been fifty years since JFK’s assassination and nearly twenty since Ronald Reagan disappeared from public life. While they never ran head-to-head, they developed their legacies in competing ways and...


Rebels in Blue: The Story of Keith and Malinda Blalock

by Peter F. Stevens

This Civil War story follows the real-life exploits of a married couple who fought side-by-side as soldiers for the North, the South, and finally for a band of marauding, pro-Union partisans.


Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 true stories

by C. Brian Kelly

"This fascinating book will make the Civil War come alive with thoughts and feelings of real people."

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The Civil WAR You Never Knew...

Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and...


The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

by Theda Perdue & Michael Green

In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. government shifted its policy from trying to assimilate American Indians to relocating them, and proceeded to forcibly drive seventeen thousand Cherokees from their...


Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War: British Plans to Attack the Soviet Empire 1945

by Jonathan Walker

As the war in Europe entered its final months, we teetered on the edge of a Third World War. While Soviet forces smashed their way into Berlin, Churchill ordered British military planners to prepare the top...


The Politics of Childhood in Cold War America

by Ann Marie Kordas

This study examines how childhood and adolescence were shaped by - and contributed to - Cold War politics in America.


A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

by Anthony Ashbolt

The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. Until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture here unique. This work explores...


Arming the Royal Navy, 1793-1815: The Office of Ordnance and the State

by Gareth Cole

The Office of Ordnance has been ill-served by previous accounts of its role in arming the Royal Navy during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Cole offers an in-depth examination of its organizational...


Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

by Russell M Lawson

Ebenezer Hazard - a classicist and natural scientist - became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to...


The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837

by Songho Ha

The American System was implemented by the US government after the American-British War of 1812 to develop a national domestic market. This study explores the rise and fall of the system between its inception...


The Revenue Imperative: The Union's Financial Policies During the American Civil War

by Jane S Flaherty

Provides a comprehensive overview of the Union financial policies during the American Civil War. This work argues that the revenue imperative, the need to keep pace with the burgeoning expenses of the conflict,...


Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War with Mexico, 1846-1848

by James W Cummings

Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions...