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Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea

by Paul R. Schratz

A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, Submarine Commander's breezy style and...


Letters on the Wall: Offerings and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Michael Sofarelli

Since its creation in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has become the most visited National Park Services site. Each year, 4.5 million people come to the Wall. Many of them leave letters or other special...


April 1865

by Jay Winik

One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days...


Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

by Thomas B. Allen & Mr. Thomas B. Allen

A Sweeping, Dramatic History of the Americans Who Chose to Side with the British in the Revolution

The American Revolution was not simply a battle between independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British....


Gettysburg

by Noah Andre Trudeau

America's Civil War raged for more than four years, but it is the three days of fighting in the Pennsylvania countryside in July 1863 that continues to fascinate, appall, and inspire new generations with its...


Civil War Prisons

by William B. Hesseltine

First published in 1962 as a special edition of Civil War History journal, Civil War Prisons remains the standard on the topic. Editor Hesseltine tackles the historiography of northern and southern prisons during...


Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory

by Edward G. Lengel

An entertaining and erudite history that offers a fresh look at America's first founding father, the creation of his legend, and what it means for our nation and ourselves

George Washington's death on December...


Pursuit

by Clint Johnson

“A Spellbinding Tale Of The Last Days Of The Confederacy.” --David J. Eicher, author of The Longest Night

In the only book to tell the definitive story of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s chase,...


The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege

by Marilynne K. Roach

Based on over twenty years of original archival research, this history unfolds a nearly day-by-day narrative of the Salem Witch Trials as the citizens of Salem experienced the outbreak of hysteria.


A Politician Turned General: The Civil War Career of Stephen Augustus Hurlbut

by Jeffrey Lash

A Politician Turned General offers a critical examination of the turbulent early political career and the controversial military service of Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, an Illinois Whig, Republican politician,...


Memoir of a Cold War Soldier

by Richard E. Mack

Fifty years after America's involvement in the Korean War began, Richard E. Mack's memories of his time spent on the front lines are still strong and clear. A career soldier, Mack served in the U.S. Army until...


Neptune's Militia: The Frigate South Carolina during the American Revolution

by James A. Lewis

The virtues of the citizen-soldier are prominent in the history of the American Revolution, but less attention has been given to the citizen-sailor. However, there were state navies during the war, the seaward...


Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia

by Ira A. Jr. Hunt

In the early 1970s, as U.S. combat forces began to withdraw from Southeast Asia, South Vietnamese and Cambodian forces continued the fight against the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the National Front for...


God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers: A True Civil War Christmas Story

by James McIvor

In the tradition of the bestselling Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, the true story of a Civil War Christmas miracle

In the waning days of 1862, Union and Confederate troops set up...


The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia

by Edward Steers, Jr. & Edward Steers

The definitive A to Z reference on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The first book of its kind, The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia is a truly indispensable guide to one of the most dramatic and fascinating...


Lincoln: The Screenplay

by Tony Kushner & Doris Kearns Goodwin

A revealing drama about a great American president.


Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession

by Debra J. Allen

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession relates the events of this crucial period in American history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and several hundred cross-referenced...


The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint Army-Marine Defense of Dong Ha, 1968

by Keith Nolan

On April 29, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army is spotted less than four miles from the U.S. Marines’ Dong Ha Combat Base. Intense fighting develops in nearby Dai Do as the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, known as...


Tecumseh

by John Sugden

If Sitting Bull is the most famous Indian, Tecumseh is the most revered. Although Tecumseh literature exceeds that devoted to any other Native American, this is the first reliable biography--thirty years in...


Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents

by Frederick Douglass, L. Diane Barnes & Orville Vernon Burton

Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans....