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Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson

by Mathew Lively

On May 2, 1863, Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson led his Second Corps around the unsuspecting Army of the Potomac on one of the most daring flank marches in history. His surprise flank attack-launched...


Divided Loyalties: Kentucky's Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War

by James Finck

On May 16, 1861, the Kentucky state legislature passed an ordinance declaring its neutrality, which the state's governor, Beriah Magoffin, confirmed four days later.  Kentucky's declaration and ultimate...


General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War

by Frank Varney

FINALIST, 2014 ALBERT CASTEL BOOK AWARD. In 1885, a former president of the United States published one of the most influential books ever written about the Civil War. An entire generation of Americans had eagerly...


Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863

by Chris Mackowski & Kristopher White

By May of 1863, the Stone Wall at the base of Marye's Heights above Fredericksburg loomed large over the Army of the Potomac, haunting its men with memories of slaughter from their crushing defeat there the...


A Man of Distinction Among Them: Alexander McKee and British-Indian Affairs along the Ohio Country Frontier, 1754-1801

by Larry L Nelson

A Man of Distinction among Them represents an important step in understanding the complexities surrounding the early history of the Ohio Country and the Old Northwest and provides the clearest and most comprehensive...


Sword of the Border: Major General Jacob Jennings Brown, 1775-1830

by John D Morris

Jacob Jennings Brown may well be the most successful, yet forgotten, general of his time. Born into a Pennsylvania Quaker family on the eve of the American Revolution, Brown worked as a Quaker schoolteacher...


A Great and Good Man: George Washington in the Eyes of His Contemporaries

by John P. Kaminski & Jill Adair McCaughan

A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become,...


By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

by Erskine Clarke

In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where they—and their fellow...


Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

by Marilynne K. Roach

A narrative that allows readers to experience the history of the Salem witch trials through the eyes of those who lived it


Seven Days: The Emergence of Robert E. Lee and the Dawn of a Legend

by Clifford Dowdey & Robert K. Krick

The Seven Days Campaign was a series of battles fought near Richmond at the end of June 1862. General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had routed General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac....


Never Call Retreat

by Bruce Catton

"A magnificent stylist . . . a first-rate historian. Familiarity with subject matter resulting from many years of study and narrative talents exceeding those of any other Civil War historian enable him to move...


The Vietnam War: Why?

by M. Sivaram

"In Vietnam, the newsman is reporting a strange, baffling, frontless war—and an even stranger, more baffling, faceless political scene" writes M. Sivaram. In a factual, objective, straight-from-the-shoulder...


Shadows at Dawn: An Apache Massacre and the Violence of History

by Karl Jacoby

A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history

In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O?odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered...


Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

Originally published in 1868—when it was attacked as an “indecent book” authored by a “traitorous eavesdropper”—Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave...


Company Aytch

by Samuel R. Watkins

Among the plethora of books about the Civil War Company Aytch stands out for its uniquely personal view of the events as related by a most engaging writer--a man with Twain-like talents who served as a foot...


Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of Eighteenth-Century Ameri

by J. Crevecoeur

America's physical and cultural landscape is captured in these two classics of American history. Letters provides an invaluable view of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary eras; Sketches details in vivid...


The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

by Marshall III, Joseph M.

Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. Marshall’s intimate biography introduces a never-before-seen portrait of Crazy Horse and his Lakota community

Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless...


In Good Company: One Man's War in Vietnam

by Gary McKay

An enthralling account of an Australian infantryman and his companions in the Vietnam War.


The Secret Fire

by Laurie Jo Moore

This book tells the gripping stories of twelve men who were imprisoned in the death camps in Laos. It tells the truth about the hidden war in Laos. Together the stories of these men show how communism destroyed...


Victory at Gettysburg

by Glenn W. LaFantasie

The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the war. As a turning...