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Clapton's Guitar

by Allen St. John

In 1994, Eric Clapton came across a Wayne Henderson guitar in a recording studio and decided on the spot that he had to have one. Rarer than Stradivarius violins, these musical works of art are built from near-extinct...


George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

*Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring's most secret member, Agent 355

"This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here's the action." -BRAD MELTZER,...


The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

Pulitzer Prize for History 2014

by Alan Taylor

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

"Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street Journal...


Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi

by Timothy R. Pauketat

The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization

While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric...


Gettysburg: Two Eyewitness Accounts

by Frank Haskell & William C. Oates

In this unique series the Civil War comes vividly to life.  Here an eyewitness accounts--many available for the first time in decades--by generals, journalist, and ordinary foot soldiers, both blue and gray,...


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...


Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862

by Joseph L Harsh

Complementing Confederate Tide Rising, which covers the origins of the Maryland Campaign, Taken at the Flood is a detailed account of the military campaign itself. It focuses on military policy and strategy...


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


The Sentinel and the Shooter

by Douglas W. Bonnot

Secret societies have existed for millennia; their purposes myriad. Generally, they are exclusive and require members to take an oath to keep their organization and activities secret. They possess guarded means...


1775: A Good Year for Revolution

by Kevin Phillips

A groundbreaking account of the American Revolution-from the bestselling author of American Dynasty

In this major new work, iconoclastic historian and political chronicler Kevin Phillips upends the conventional...


SEAL Warrior

by J. Terry Riebling, Thomas H. Keith & Michael E. Thornton

During the Vietnam era, many of the U.S. Navy SEALs (SEa, Air, Land commandos) never filed for a Purple Heart unless they were severely wounded. Thomas H. Keith, Master Chief, SEAL Team 2, is living proof. He...


A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

by Carol Berkin

We know--and love--the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. But our first government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis. So when...


The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically...


How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat

by Bevin Alexander

Could the South have won the Civil War?

To many, the very question seems absurd. After all, the Confederacy had only a third of the population and one-eleventh of the industry of the North. Wasn’t the South’s...


Letters from Vietnam: Voices of War

by Bill Adler

“No heroes, everyone did their part, and everyone was scared to death.”

They are the words of soldier Mark W. Harms in 1968, summing up his combat experience during the Vietnam War. His stunning letter home...


American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

by Michael W. Kauffman

It is a tale as familiar as our history primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre, escaped on foot, and eluded capture for twelve days until he met his fiery end...


The Wind Is My Mother

by Bear Heart

With eloquent simplicity, one of the world's last Native American Medicine Men demonstrates how traditional tribal wisdom can help us maintain spiritual and physical health in today's world.


Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

by David Treuer

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s...


Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

by Jeff Shaara

TRAVEL THROUGH A PIVOTAL TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Jeff Shaara, America’s premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of the ten Civil War battlefields every American should visit: Shiloh, Antietam,...


Don't Bunch Up: One Marine's Story

by William Van Zanten

Captain William Van Zanten was one of the “Magnificent Bastards” of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, in 1966–a year when any day could bring death or dismemberment from a Bouncing Betty or a punji stake,...