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Abraham Lincoln the Practical Mystic

by Francis Grierson

A knowledge of the influences which ruled the life of Lincoln, the greatest of practical mystics, is essential now that a new form of paganism and slavery threatens humanity. In Lincoln's time the black slaves...


La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

by Francis Parkman

René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682. Two years later, he was given...


Views of the Salish Sea: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia

by Howard Macdonald Stewart

Interweaving geography, biology and resource economics with history, this is a deft examination of the Strait of Georgia from the 1850s to the modern era.


My Life On The Plains

by George Custer

My Life on the Plains is an autobiographical first-hand account of the Indian Wars of 1867-1869, detailing the winter campaign of 1868 in which Custer led the 7th US cavalry against the Cheyenne indians.

The...


Phantom in the River

by Foster Gary Wayne

On May 14, 1967, a US Navy F-4B Phantom II jet, flown by Ev Southwick and Jack Rollins, launched from the USS Kitty Hawk. Their F-4 was rendered disabled while flying a mission against the formidable air defenses...


A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying With the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969

by Jim Hooper

A Hundred Feet Over Hell is the story of a handful of young pilots taking extraordinary risks to support those on the ground. Flying over Vietnam in two-seater Cessnas, they often made the difference between...


Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

by James M. Mcpherson

A broad history of the U.S. after the Mexican War and through the American Civil War. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same...


The Warrior's Silence

by John Elliott

Ord Elliott was a Marine Rifle Platoon Commander in Vietnam in 1967. Although the Vietnam War has been over for many years, a sense of something lost lingers within Ord


Gunbird Driver: A Marine Huey Pilot's War in Vietnam

by David A. Ballentine

Gunbird Driver is a memoir of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young pilot flying an armed UH-1E's in Marine Observation Squadron 6. The book provides information about the missions, operations,...


Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...


The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison

by James Madison, Michael P. Winship & Edward J. Larson

In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently...


Chancellorsville

by Stephen W. Sears

Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall...


Death in the Delta: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Alan Maki & Gary Smith

Mankind is a predator by nature and a hunter by instinct. I loved to hunt. It was in my blood. And I was now ready to head back to the bush, to hunt the biggest game in the world--man.

With five tours of Vietnam...


The Immigrant: One from My Four Legged Stool

by III, Alfred Woollacott

A historical saga that covers a winter of 1650/1651 journey of John Law, a young Scotsman captured by the English Lord Cromwell's forces in seventeenth century Scotland during "The Battle of Dunbar". He survives...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era

by The Editors of Boston Publishin Company

When it was originally published, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience offered the definitive historical perspectives of the Vietnam War from some of the best rising authors on the conflict. This new and...


The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

by Jonathan Horn

The “compelling…modern and readable perpective” (USA TODAY) of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement,...


The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

by Howard Blum

New York Times bestselling author Howard Blum expertly weaves together three narratives to tell the true story of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush.

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been...


Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

by Harold Holzer, James I. Jr Robertson & James M. Mcpherson

In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle...


Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation

by Alfred F. Young, Ray Raphael & Gary Nash

In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition...