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A Field Guide to Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians

by Ellen Sue Turner & Thomas R. Hester

This book identifies and describes more than 200 dart and arrow projectile points and stone tools used by prehistoric Native Americans in Texas.


Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace

by Nikki Brown, Alisha Knight & Brian M. Jack

Born in the 1880s in Jefferson, Texas, Lillian B. Jones Horace grew up in Fort Worth and dreamed of being a college-educated teacher, a goal she achieved. But life was hard for her and other blacks living and...


The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

by H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace

Magic or spycraft? In 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named MKULTRA, to counter Soviet mind-control and interrogation techniques. Realizing that clandestine...


The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

by Thomas Fleming

A compelling, intimate look at the founders—George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison—and the women who played essential roles in their lives

With...


Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing

by Gene Smith

Critical Praise for Gene Smith On Until the Last Trumpet Sounds

"The best recent compact study of the commander of the American Expeditionary Force of World War I." Booklist

"A six-star effort . . . captures Pershing...


Trafalgar's Lost Hero: Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Defeat of Napoleon

by Max Adams

Trafalgar's Lost Hero introduces the man whose real-life exploits have been attributed to the likes of Horatio Alger and Jack Aubrey. Never seeking the public acclaim craved by his closest friend and comrade...


The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education

by The Editors of Black Issues in Higher Ed, James Anderson & Dara N. Byrne

Praise for The Unfinished Agenda of Brown V. Board of Education

"My father, Oliver L. Brown, for whom Brown v. Board of Education is named, was a proud member of a group of a few hundred people, across the country,...


Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863--The Tide Turns at Gettysburg

by Glenn W. LaFantasie

THE BATTLE OF LITTLE ROUND TOP AS IT HAS NEVER BEFORE SEEN-THROUGH THE EYES OF THE SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT THERE

"Here is the real story of the epic fight for Little Round Top, shorn of the mythology long obscuring...


The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolution

by John Buchanan

Acclaim for The Road to Valley Forge

"Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative . . . a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men."

-Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty!: The American...


Shadow Voyage: The Extraordinary Wartime Escape of the Legendary SS Bremen

by Peter A. Huchthausen

A fast-paced, little-known story of danger at sea on the eve of World War II

On the sweltering evening of August 30, 1939, the German luxury liner S.S. Bremen slipped her moorings on Manhattan's west side, abandoned...


America Declares Independence

by Alan Dershowitz

The Declaration of Independence as you've never seen it before

Some of us cherish it with near-scriptural reverence. Others simply take it for granted. In this contentious new look at the Declaration of Independence,...


The Unfinished Agenda of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March

by The Editors of Black Iissues in Higher E & Tavis Smiley

WHY A 56-MILE WALK FOR FREEDOM IN 1965 STILL CHALLENGES AMERICA TODAY

THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 WAS THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, FOREVER CHANGING POLITICS IN AMERICA. NOW, FOR THE...


The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life

by Harlow Giles Unger

Advance Praise for The Unexpected George Washington

"This is a biography that unquestionably lives up to its title. Readers will discover numerous, often touching traits that they never knew about the Father...


General Sherman's Christmas

by Stanley Weintraub

From the author of the bestselling Silent Night comes a close look at the embattled holiday season of 1864, when Major General W. T. Sherman gave President Lincoln the city of Savannah and paved the way for...


America's Prophet

by Bruce Feiler

The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father.

The pilgrims quoted his story. Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the U.S. seal. Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations....


The Gentle Warrior: General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC

by Clifton La Bree

In November 1950, United Nations forces in Korea were stopped in their advance toward the Yalu River by Chinese Communist forces and were in danger of being overrun. Vastly outnumbered by enemy forces, the First...


Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politican in Uniform

by Richard L. Kiper

John A. McClernand was a leading Democratic congressman from Illinois who in 1861 became a brigadier general in the Union army. Although a political general, he proved himself on the battlefield until he ran...


Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men

by April Moore

From 1895 to 1937, 93 men were hanged at California’s Folsom State Prison, and this book is the first to tell all of their stories, recounting long-forgotten tales of murder and swift justice, or sometimes,...


Call Sign Rustic: The Secret Air War over Cambodia, 1970-1973

by Richard Wood

President Richard Nixon could not keep American ground troops in Cambodia beyond June 1970 without authorization from Congress, which was not forthcoming. Not wanting to desert the anti-communist Lon Nol regime,...


A Wasp Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II

by Ann Carl

Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service...