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An American in the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-Up of His Death

by Amy Waters Yarsinske

The incredible story of denial, deceit, and deception that ultimately cost Navy pilot Captain Michael Scott Speicher his life is exposed in this military tell-all. Asserting that years of information has been...


Native Americans in the Susquehanna River Valley, Past and Present

by David J. Minderhout

This volume describes the Native American presence in the Susquehanna River Valley, a key crossroads of the old Eastern Woodlands between the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay in Northern Appalachia.


Slavery's Borderland: Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River

by Matthew Salafia

By centering the practical and figurative significance of the Ohio River as a political border, a cultural boundary, and an artery of movement and economy that gave form to the region, Matthew Salafia sheds...


Entangling Alliances with None: American Foreign Policy in the Age of Jefferson

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

Written over a thirty-year period, the essays included in this volume develop one central theme: the completion of American isolationism in the formative years of the nation. Isolationism, in Kaplan's view,...


Company a Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., 1846-1848, in the Mexican War

by Leonne Hudson

The U.S. Company of Sappers, Miners, and Pontooniers quickly became one of the army's elite unites. Gustavus Woodson Smith, the unit commander and author of the text, describes the training and discipline of...


Great White Fleet: Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships

by John Henry & Paul Martin

The passenger steamers of the Canada Steamship Lines were known as the Great White Fleet. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company's inception, and its network of routes was awesome....


Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

by Joseph J. Ellis

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of...


Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery

by Paul Collins

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties:...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged,...


The French and Indian War

by Walter R. Borneman

In the summer of 1754, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, a very young George Washington suffered his first military defeat, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled....


Confederate Money Values

by Pierre Fricke

This is a simple, fully illustrated value guide for Confederate currency. All major designs are illustrated with simple pricing for heavily used and lightly used notes. One need not learn to grade nor learn...


Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait

by William Littler & John Terauds

Roy Thomson Hall commemorates its 30th anniversary with this lavishly illustrated book tracing its history from Arthur Erickson's iconic design, to the artists, audiences, volunteers, and staff who have enriched...


Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

by Michael Lee Col Lanning

"The American sniper could be regarded as the greatest all-around rifleman the world has ever known. . . ."

At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no snipers; by the end of the war, Marine...


Seawolves: First Choice

by Daniel E. Kelly

They called themselves Seawolves . . .

The men of SEALs, PBRs, and SF called them saviors . . .

Created in 1967, the HAL-3 helicopter squadron--aka Seawolves--provided quick-reaction close air support to SEALs,...


American Civil War Armies (4): State Troops

by Philip Katcher & Ronald Volstad

"The War between the States" is the term used for the American Civil War (1861-1865)throughout much of the South even today. Many on both sides – not just the South – felt that they were serving their states...


First Bull Run 1861: The South's first victory

by Alan Hankinson

At Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening engagement of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's...


Embodied History: The Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia

by Simon P. Newman

"A useful and readable account of the ways in which the poor were regulated by the emergent disciplinary power of the modern state."—William and Mary Quarterly


Sailors to the End

by Gregory A. Freeman

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and...


Colonial Food

by Ann Chandonnet

Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony’s most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare...


Town Born: The Political Economy of New England from Its Founding to the Revolution

by Barry Levy

Ranging from the birth of town meetings in England to the whipping posts of early Boston to the creation of the Scituate shipbuilding common, Town Born reveals how New England town political economies created...