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With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture Since 1830

by LeRoy Ashby

With Amusement for All is a sweeping interpretative history of American popular culture. Providing deep insights into various individuals, events, and movements, LeRoy Ashby explores the development and influence...


The Kennedys: America's Front Page Family

by The Poynter Institute

One of the most influential families in American history, the Kennedys have had their lives documented by the media for the past 50 years. The Kennedys: America's Front-Page Family tells the story of this fascinating...


Empires of Trust: How Rome Built--and America Is Building--a New World

by Thomas F. Madden

An acclaimed historian offers an optimistic view of the future of the United States in the light of Roman history

Maybe the end of the American ascendancy is not upon us. Maybe the U.S. will continue to dominate...


Places of Worship: Exploring Their History

by James P. Wind

Whether Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Islamic mosques, Buddhist temples, or the gathering places for other faiths, buildings designed for worship are significant to both their own community of believers...


Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

by Trevor Paglen

Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't exist...Now with updated material for the paperback edition.

This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow...


The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War

by James Mann

A controversial look at Reagan's role in ending the Cold War- from the author of The New York Times bestseller Rise of the Vulcans

In his surprising new book, critically lauded author James Mann trains his...


The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust

by John B. Judis

John B. Judis, one of our most insightful political commentators, most rational and careful thinkers, and most engaged witnesses in Washington, has taken on a challenge that even the most concerned American...


Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island

by John Wukovits

It happened in the shadow of Pearl Harbor-mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island.

Now a prominent military historian, breaking new...


The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s

by G. Calvin Mackenzie

An engaging be hind-the-scenes look at the lesser-known forces that fueled the profound social reforms of the 1960s

Provocative and incisive , The Liberal Hour reveals how Washington, so often portrayed as a...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidency

by Ph.D., Alan Axelrod

From George Washington to George W. In the course of the 2008 presidential campaigns, Americans became involved in the political process at a level rarely seen in modern history. But even before the historic...


Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court

by James MacGregor Burns

From renowned political theorist James MacGregor Burns, an incisive critique of the overreaching power of an ideological Supreme Court

For decades, Pulitzer Prize-winner James MacGregor Burns has been one...


No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

by Norman Davies

One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome

A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known...


A Shining Thread of Hope

by Kathleen Thompson & Darlene Clark Hine

At the greatest moments and in the cruelest times, black women have been a crucial part of America's history.  Now, the inspiring history of black women in America is explored in vivid detail by two leaders...


The Blitzkrieg Myth

by John Mosier

A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old–fashioned, on–the–ground warfare.

The military...


The American Reader

by Diane Ravitch

The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse.  The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were...


Letters on the Wall: Offerings and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Michael Sofarelli

Since its creation in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has become the most visited National Park Services site. Each year, 4.5 million people come to the Wall. Many of them leave letters or other special...


April 1865

by Jay Winik

One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days...


The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...


Morning of Fire: John Kendrick's Daring American Odyssey in the Pacific

by Scott Ridley

Four years after the Revolutionary War, America's independence was still in doubt. To survive, the new nation needed money and a vital surge in trade. In the back rooms of Boston, a daring plan was launched...


Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

by Thomas B. Allen & Mr. Thomas B. Allen

A Sweeping, Dramatic History of the Americans Who Chose to Side with the British in the Revolution

The American Revolution was not simply a battle between independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British....