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The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

by Frederick , Jr. Downs

“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: An Autobiographical Account of an Escaped Slave and Abolitionist

by Harriet Ann Jacobs

After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very...


Empire of the Summer Moon

by S. C. Gwynne

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah,...


Jim Bridger - Mountain Man

by Stanley Vestal

This antiquarian volume contains a detailed and insightful biography of Jim Bridger, written by Stanley Vestal. Vestal is well-known for his books about America. In Jim Bridger he paints a bold and authentic...


1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

by Charles C. Mann

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced...


1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

 

Contrary to what so many Americans...


The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly...


Secret Missions of the Civil War

by Philip Van Doren Stern

Civil War historian and celebrated author Philip Van Doren Stern presents an underground history woven from first hand accounts of Civil War spies, scouts, detectives and double agents. Secret Missions of the...


Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life among the Apache and Mohave Indians

by Royal B. Stratton

A dramatic true story of captivity on the American frontier.

In 1851, on route to California in a covered wagon, the Oatman family was brutally attacked by Apache Indians. Six family members were murdered on...


The Truth about Trudeau

by Bob Plamondon

Finally, after over 30 years of hagiographies, comes a book that sets the record straight and tells us the truth about Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In this unprecedented and meticulously researched sweep of the record,...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine & Diana Gabaldon

In 1776, America was a hotbed of enlightenment and revolution. Thomas Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution. His elegantly persuasive pieces...


The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

by Shelby Foote

This first volume of Shelby Foote’s classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United States Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as...


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

by Howard Blum

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters,...


Death in the Jungle: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Gary Smith & Alan Maki

SNAKES, VIPERS, CROCS, SHARKS, AND THE VC

With 257 combat missions in Vietnam under his belt, Gary Smith is a living witness to the realities of Naval Special Warfare. He worked with some of the toughest and...


Blue, Gray and Red: Two Nurse's Views of the Civil War

by Louisa May Alcott & Kate Cumming

Two Nurses - Two Experiences - One Civil War Blue, Gray and Red presents the hard reality of the Civil War. There are no stirring bugle calls, only the calls of the wounded. There are no battlefield heroics,...


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...


Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot

by Keith Rosenkranz

During Operation Desert Storm, Captain Keith Rosenkranz piloted his F-16 "Viper" in 30 combat missions. Here he recounts these experiences in searing, "you-are-there" detail, giving readers one of the most riveting...


Band of Giants

by Jack Kelly

Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet...


Victory at Yorktown

by Richard M. Ketchum

From "the finest historian of the American Revolution" comes the definitive account of the battle and unlikely triumph that led to American independence (Douglas Brinkley)

In 1780, during the Revolutionary War,...