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Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

by Michael Fellman

Bright, compulsively articulate, famous, loved, hated, and deeply troubled, William T. Sherman was perhaps one of the most compelling personalities in American history. This groundbreaking, in-depth portrait...


Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

by Carl L. Becker

The Declaration of Independence

Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets...


Inside the Danger Zone: The U.S. Military in the Persian Gulf, 1987-1988

by Harold Lee Wise

From the Iraqi attack on the USS Stark to Iranian mine fields to Revolutionary Guard gunboats, the 1987-88 Persian Gulf was a place of shadowy danger for U.S. Navy ships assigned to protect oil tankers during...


George B. McClellan and Civil War History: In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman

by Thomas J Rowland

Perhaps no other Union commander's legacy in the Civil War has been the subject of as much controversy as George B. McClellan's. Since the midpoint of this century, however, he has emerged as the complex general...


Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin

by Kerry A. Trask

Fire Within explores what Walt Whitman called the "interior history" of the Civil War-the war waged and witnessed by common people. Through diaries, letters, and newspaper articles, Kerry Trask weaves together...


North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World

by Marsha C. Bol

Vibrant photographs and moving quotes give tangible expression to a rich heritage of Native American beliefs and customs, and demonstrate how Native groups maintain viable cultures within modern-day America....


Strange But True Facts about the Civil War

by Patrick M. Reynolds

Here in an entertaining illustrated format are hundreds of little-known facts about the always-fascinating Civil War.


The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

by Charles Royster

From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme...


Ironclad Captain: Seth Ledyard Phelps and the U.S. Navy, 1841-1864

by Jay Slagle

Seth Ledyard Phelps was of the Old Navy and the New. As a midshipman and junior officer he served under sail off West Africa, in the War with Mexico, and in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. As a senior office...


General Grant By Matthew Arnold: With a Rejoinder by Mark Twain

by John Y. Simon

General Grant by Matthew Arnold with a Rejoinder by Mark Twain presents conflicting essays and cultures. Matthew Arnold's 1886 essay on Grant praised the general and his posthumously published Memoirs, but to...


Lines in Long Array: A Civil War Commemoration: Poems and Photographs, Past and Present

by David C. Ward & Frank H. Goodyear Iii

Lines in Long Array demonstrates the enduring impact of the Civil War on American culture by presenting poems and photographs from both the past and present, including 12 wholly new poems by contemporary poets...


Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground

by Glenn W. LaFantasie

The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during...


Crimes of State Past and Present: Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses

by David M. Crowe

War Crimes and acts of genocide are as old as history itself, but particularly during the 20th century. Yet what are war crimes and acts of genocide? And why did it take the world so long to define these crimes...


Revisiting Vietnam: Memoirs Memorials Museums

by Julia Bleakney

This book explores the memorializing practices of American veterans of the Vietnam War at several of the most significant contemporary sites of memory in the United States and Vietnam. These sites include veterans'...


Slavery Southern Culture and Education in Little Dixie Missouri 1820-1860

by Jeffrey C. Stone

This dissertation examines the cultural and educational history of central Missouri between 1820 and 1860, and in particular, the issue of master-slave relationships and how they affected education (broadly...


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

by David Millie & Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan

Historical accounts and memoirs of the Vietnam War often ignore the participation of nations other than Vietnam and the United States. As a result, few Americans realize that several members of the Southeast...


Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician

by John K. Alexander

Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician offers a fresh full-life biography of the man Thomas Jefferson once described as the helmsman of the American Revolution. In his study, historian John K. Alexander...


Representative Americans: The Revolutionary Generation

by Norman K. Risjord

No simple rubric comes easily to mind when one thinks of the Revolutionary generation. Their accomplishments were too grand, their interests too varied to be encompassed in a single phrase. This book reflects...


Rally 'Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War

by Theodore J. Karamanski

Rally 'Round the Flag is an important contribution to the growing historiography of the impact of the Civil War on northern cities. From Abraham Lincoln's presidential nomination at the 1860 Republican National...


The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground

by Jeffrey Ostler

A concise and engrossing account of the Lakota and the battle to regain their homeland.

The Lakota Indians made their home in the majestic Black Hills mountain range during the last millennium, drawing on...