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Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880 1900

by George Cotkin

In Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880–1900, George Cotkin surveys the intellectual life of this crucial transitional period. His story begins with the Darwinian controversies, since the...


Phantom Warrior: The Heroic True Story of Private John McKinney's One-Man Stand Against theJapanese in World War II

by Forrest Bryant Johnson

This is the story of John McKinney who received the Medal of Honor for his actions against a Japanese surprise attack. On May 11, 1945, McKinney returned fire on the Japanese attacking his unit, using every...


Media Bias?: A Comparative Study of Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive, 1975-2000

by Tawnya J. Adkins Covert & Philo C. Wasburn

Media Bias? addresses the question: To what extent can mainstream news media be characterized as 'conservative' or 'liberal'? The study involves a systematic comparative analysis of the coverage given to major...


Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World

by Roy Adkins

An explosive chronicle of history's greatest sea battle

In the tradition of Antony Beevor's Stalingrad, Nelson's Trafalgar presents the definitive blow-by-blow account of the world's most famous naval battle,...


Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

by Tom Kizzia

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wildernessand of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding...


Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America

by Robin Inglis

The Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America tells of the heroic endeavors and remarkable achievements, the endless speculation about a northwest passage, and...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations

by Norman E. Saul

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Russian/Soviet relations and places them in the context of the complex...


Imaging the Other: Essays on Diversity

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire

These essays explore the creation of the 'other' as the basis for conflict among humans, within the context of each author's background, interests, and research. These essays speak of the 'other,' how we create...


Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction

by John L. Myers

Already a leader of the Republican party when the Civil War began, Henry Wilson had distinguished himself as the most important Congressional figure on military and antislavery and pro-black legislation during...


Martha Washington: An American Life

by Patricia Brady

With this revelatory and painstakingly researched book, Martha Washington, the invisible woman of American history, at last gets the biography she deserves. In place of the domestic frump of popular imagination,...


Washington and Cornwallis: The Battle for America, 1775-1783

by Benton Rain Patterson

Patterson chronicles the battles waged between Washington and Cornwallis, examines their methods of command and their controversial military decisions, and ultimately brings into focus the personalities of these...


Roosevelt the Explorer: T.R.'s Amazing Adventures as a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer

by H. Paul Jeffers

Jeffers' book chronicles Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong quests and expeditions-thrilling and often dangerous journeys that produced much important scientific research and took him across North America, South...


A Country Doctor's Journal: Amazing Stories from Incredible Situations

by Roger A. MacDonald

This autobiographical collection of short stories highlights the rich history of America's iconic country doctor, from triumph to tragedy.


Judaism in America

by Marc Lee Raphael

Jews have been a religious and cultural presence in America since the colonial era, and the community of Jews in the United States today—some six million people—continues to make a significant contribution...


First Class: Women Join the Ranks at the Naval Academy

by Sharon H. Disher

When Sharon Hanley Disher entered the U.S. Naval Academy with eighty other young women in 1976, she helped end a 131-year all-male tradition at Annapolis. Her entertaining and shocking account of the women's...


Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts

by Scott Baron & Jr, James E. Wise

Today, women in all U.S. military services are involved in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. They serve as pilots and crewmen of assault helicopters, bombers, fighters, and transport planes, and are frequently...


River Run Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War

by Andrew Ward

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


Tartan Airforce: Scotland and a Century of Military Aviation 1907-2007

by Deborah Lake

Britain's first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since - whether at war or in peacetime - Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In "Tartan Air Force", Deborah...


Last of the Cold War Spies: The Life of Michael Straight--The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring

by Roland Perry

The full and complete portrait of Michael Straight, a secret agent and last of the Cold War spies.


Class 11: My Story Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class

by T. J. Waters

A gripping insider?s look at the post-9/11 CIA

In the weeks following the attacks of 9/11, the Central Intelligence Agency received over 150,000 résumés from people wanting to serve their nation. T. J. Waters...