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Working Hard for the American Dream: Workers and Their Unions, World War I to the Present

by Randi Storch

Working Hard for the American Dream examines the various economic, social, and political developments that shaped labor history in the United States from World War I until the present day.

  • Presents an overview...


Twelve Inventions Which Changed America: The Influence of Technology on American Culture

by Gerhard Falk

Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and...


Royal Navy Aces of World War 2

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Davey

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) served with distinction in every theater of war throughout World War II. From its poorly equipped beginnings - it started the war with few suitable, modern, carrier-born fighters - to...


The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement

by Robert J. Samuelson

A New York Times Business Book Bestseller

"Shrewd and optimistic. . . . [The Good Life and Its Discontents] combines first-rate analysis with persuasive historical, political and sociological insights."

--The...


The Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names

by Steve Pinkham

How did a mountain get the name Moose's Bosom? And what's afoot with the name Toenail Ridge? Avid hiker Steve Pinkham provides informative, quirky, and sometimes downright hilarious answers to these questions....


Escape from Hitler's Europe: An American Airman behind Enemy Lines

by George Watt

November 1943: American flyer George Watt parachutes out of his burning warplane and lands in rural Nazi-occupied Belgium. Escape from Hitler's Europe is the incredible story of his getaway--how brave villagers...


Women in Utah History: Paradigm Or Paradox

by Patricia Lyn Scott & Linda Thatcher

A project of the Utah Women's History Association and cosponsored by the Utah State Historical Society, Paradigm or Paradox provides the first thorough survey of the complicated history of all Utah women. Some...


Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream

by Greg Sarris

A world-renowned Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, Mabel McKay expressed her genius through her celebrated baskets, her Dreams, her cures, and the stories with which she kept her culture alive. She spent...


Imagining Geronimo: An Apache Icon in Popular Culture

by William M. Clements

Clements's study samples the repertoire of Geronimo stories and examines Americans' changing sense of Geronimo in terms of traditional patterns-trickster, social bandit, patriot chief, sage elder, and culture...


Reluctant Warrior

by Michael Hodgins

"ONE OF THE BEST VIETNAM WAR STORIES I'VE EVER READ, one damn good, compelling read. It's almost something out of a Clancy novel, yet it's true. The best thing I can say about it is I didn't want it to end."...


Frontier Cavalry Trooper: The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869-1874

by Douglas C. McChristian

During his five years in the army, Private Edward L. Matthews wrote a series of exceptionally detailed and engaging letters to his family back home in Maryland describing his life in the Arizona and New Mexico...


New Mexico's Spanish Livestock Heritage: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People

by William W. Dunmire

The Spanish introduced European livestock to the New World-not only cattle and horses but also mules, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. This survey of the history of domestic livestock in New Mexico...


Churchill's Channel War: 1939-45

by Robert Jackson

From the beaches of Dunkirk to the launch of Operation Overlord, the Channel saw continuous action during World War II, and was the world’s most fought-over waterway. In this fascinating account, Robert Jackson...


Rangers in Korea

by Robert W. Black

A generation before Vietnam, the war for Korea raged. It was as rough and dirty a war as has ever been fought—a war small in history, but very large to the men who waged it. . . .

In the Korean War, one group...


American Zion

by Eran Shalev

The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that pervaded political rhetoric. From Revolutionary...


Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away those abstractions to reveal the hidden -- and not always stoic -- face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens...


Conrad Wise Chapman: Artist and Soldier of the Confederacy

by Ben Bassham

duty as a Confederate soldier who served in three theaters of the war. Chapman's firsthand knowledge is evident in his work. Ben Bassham has written both a critical study of Chapman's art and biography, incorporating...


For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England

by Allegra di Bonaventura

“Incomparably vivid . . . as enthralling a portrait of family life [in colonial New England] as we are likely to have.”—Wall Street Journal In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s classic, A Midwife’s...


The Last Days of the Sioux Nation: Second Edition

by Robert M. Utley

This fascinating account tells what the Sioux were like when they first came to their reservation and how their reaction to the new system eventually led to the last confrontation between the Army and the Sioux...


Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam

by Joseph T. Ward

The letters Joseph War, one of the elite Marine Scout Snipers, wrote home reveal a side of the Vietnam war seldom seen. Whether under nigthly mortar attack in An Hoa, with a Marine company in the bullet-scarred...