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The Tet Offensive: Politics, War, and Public Opinion

by David F. Schmitz

In this new work, historian David F. Schmitz analyzes what is arguably the most important event in the history of the Vietnam conflict. Schmitz situates the Tet Offensive in the context of American foreign policy...


The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

by David Lowenthal

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman provides the original texts for 20 of Lincoln's speeches alongside a critical analysis of each speech. Arranged in chronological order, these speeches...


The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Front

by Matthew J. Gallman

A fresh look at how Northern society mobilized to fight the first great modern war. From Gallman's analysis of continuity and change, it seems clear that the conflict was not the great watershed in political,...


Seasons of Misery: Catastrophe and Colonial Settlement in Early America

by Kathleen Donegan

Seasons of Misery offers a boldly original account of early English settlement in American by placing catastrophe and crisis at the center of the story. Donegan argues that the constant state of suffering and...


Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World

by Cecile Vidal

Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World offers an exceptional collaboration between American, Canadian, and European historians who explore the many ways and means of colonial Louisiana's relations with...


Abraham Lincoln: A Life

by Thomas Keneally

The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth

The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union,...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions

by Simon P. Newman & Peter S. Onuf

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent service with the Continental Army, his publication...


The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns and the Landscape of Race in Antebellum America

by Gordon S. Barker

On June 2, 1854, crowds lined the streets of Boston, hissing and shouting at federal authorities as they escorted the fugitive slave Anthony Burns to the ship that would return him to his slaveholders in Virginia....


Literary Dollars and Social Sense: A People's History of the Mass Market Book

by Ronald J. Zboray & Mary Saracino Zboray

Prior to the Civil War, publishing in America underwent a transformation from a genteel artisan trade supported by civic patronage and religious groups to a thriving, cut-throat national industry propelled by...


The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History

by Joseph M. Marshall III

The author of The Journey of Crazy Horse presents a legendary battle through the eyes of the Lakota

The saga of ?Custer?s Last Stand? has become ingrained in the lore of the American West, and the key players?Crazy...


Conflicting Memories on the 'River of Death': The Chickamauga Battlefield and the Spanish-American War, 1863-1933

by Bradley S. Keefer

On September 19 and 20, 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland and the Confederate Army of Tennessee fought a horrific battle along Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia. Although the outcome of this chaotic...


Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

To most , Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war—remembered by history as stoic and brave but without a true emotional life. Recently, however, historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor uncovered important...


The Portable Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Delbanco

Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings

Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but...


Sea Venture

by Kieran Doherty

In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World....


Fire Base Illingworth

by Philip Keith

Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived.

In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than...


Desperate Engagement

by Marc Leepson

The Battle of Monocacy, which took place on the blisteringly hot day of July 9, 1864, is one of the Civil War's most significant yet little-known battles. What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields...


At Custer's Side: Civil War Writing on James Harvey Kidd

by Eric J. Wittenberg

During the Civil War, James Harvey Kidd fought alongside General George Armstrong Custer as a member of the 6th Michigan Cavalry-the Wolverines. After the war, Kidd served as brigadier general in the Michigan...


Campfires of Freedom: The Camp Life of Black Soldiers during the Civil War

by Keith P. Wilson

Three related themes are examined in this fascinating study: the social dynamics of race relations in Union Army camps, the relationship that evolved between Southern and Northern black soldiers, and the role...


Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 true stories

by C. Brian Kelly

"This fascinating book will make the Civil War come alive with thoughts and feelings of real people."

  • The Midwest Book Review

The Civil WAR You Never Knew...

Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and...


The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

by Theda Perdue & Michael Green

Today, a fraction of the Cherokee people remains in their traditional homeland in the southern Appalachians. Most Cherokees were forcibly relocated to eastern Oklahoma in the early nineteenth century. In 1830...