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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....


Dunmore's New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America--with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Sc

by James Corbett David

Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts a measure of scandal and intrigue rare in the annals of the colonial...


So Far from Dixie: Confederates in Yankee Prisons

by Philip Burnham

So Far from Dixie is the gripping narrative history of five men who were sent to Elmira and survived to document their stories.


The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolution

by John Buchanan

Acclaim for The Road to Valley Forge

"Buchanan is a master of the historical narrative . . . a host of new insights into George Washington as a leader of men."

-Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty!: The American...


America Declares Independence

by Alan Dershowitz

The Declaration of Independence as you've never seen it before

Some of us cherish it with near-scriptural reverence. Others simply take it for granted. In this contentious new look at the Declaration of Independence,...


The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life

by Harlow Giles Unger

Advance Praise for The Unexpected George Washington

"This is a biography that unquestionably lives up to its title. Readers will discover numerous, often touching traits that they never knew about the Father...


The Gentle Warrior: General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC

by Clifton La Bree

In November 1950, United Nations forces in Korea were stopped in their advance toward the Yalu River by Chinese Communist forces and were in danger of being overrun. Vastly outnumbered by enemy forces, the First...


Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politican in Uniform

by Richard L. Kiper

John A. McClernand was a leading Democratic congressman from Illinois who in 1861 became a brigadier general in the Union army. Although a political general, he proved himself on the battlefield until he ran...


Call Sign Rustic: The Secret Air War over Cambodia, 1970-1973

by Richard Wood

President Richard Nixon could not keep American ground troops in Cambodia beyond June 1970 without authorization from Congress, which was not forthcoming. Not wanting to desert the anti-communist Lon Nol regime,...


Provincial Solidarities: A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour

by David Frank

Provincial Solidarities tells the story of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour--part of the history of working class struggles in Canada.


The Wages of Relief: Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

by Eric Strikwerda

The Wages of Relief examines the Depression experiences of three municipal governments-Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg-and the individuals and families who relied on them for unemployment relief through the...


Museographs: The Cherokee, Ani'-Yun'wiya

by Caron Caswell Lazar

Grounded in the maintenance of balance and the pursuit of peace, the Cherokee Nation has always had a difficult task. In The Cherokee accompany these Principle People on their quest — from the first 1,000...


Gettysburg: The Final Fury

by Bruce Catton

This classic work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War, takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came...


The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

by Mac Griswold

Mac Griswold’s The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister—and of the family...


Southern Storm

by Noah Andre Trudeau

Award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a gripping, definitive new account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman's epic march—a targeted strategy aimed...


The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips and Speeches

by Gordon Leidner

"It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones."-George Washington

Filled with more than 220 quotes from America's most influential founders, The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips,...


Reign of Iron

by James L. Nelson

At the outbreak of the Civil War, North and South quickly saw the need to develop the latest technology in naval warfare, the ironclad ship. After a year-long scramble to finish first, in a race filled with...


Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

by Kent Nerburn

Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as...