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Debating Vietnam: Fulbright, Stennis, and Their Senate Hearings

by Joseph A. Fry

In the midst of the Vietnam War, two titans of the Senate, J. William Fulbright and John C. Stennis, held public hearings to debate the conflict's future. Their shared aim was to alter the Johnson administration's...


Era of Persuasion: American Thought and Culture, 1521 1680

by E. Brooks Holifield

The book explores the cultural and intellectual worlds of the hustling promoters, battling historians, Catholic missionaries, Native American ritual specialists, learned theologians, religious dissenters, magistrates,...


Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction

by Wilbert L. Jenkins

The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture. In Climbing Up...


Clash of Cultures

by Brian M. Fagan

In Europe it was called the Age of Discovery. To the rest of the world, it often meant slavery, epidemic disease, cultural genocide, and wholesale social and economic changes. What happened in the period when...


Not Your Father's Founders: An "Amended" Look at America's First Patriots

by Arthur G. Sharp

The founding fathers--reframed!

Tired of reading about stiff, snooze-worthy revolutionary rebels? How about lackluster wars and mind-numbing laws? Not Your Father's Founders breathes life back into history with...


As If It Were Glory: Robert Beecham's Civil War from the Iron Brigade to the Black Regiments

by Michael E. Stevens

In this powerful and moving memoir, Robert Beecham tells of his Civil War experiences, both as an enlisted man in the fabled Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac and as an officer commanding a newly raised...


Beneath a Northern Sky: A Short History of the Gettysburg Campaign

by Steven E. Woodworth

Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. In Beneath a Northern Sky, eminent Civil War historian Steven E. Woodworth offers a balanced and...


The Hammered Dulcimer: A History

by Paul M. Gifford

This book offers a discussion of the medieval origins of the dulcimer and its subsequent spread to other parts of the world. Special attention is paid to the North American tradition from the early 18th-century...


I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home

by Judith Fenner Gentry & John Wilson Moore

Eighteen-year-old Johnny Moore was an energetic, self-confident private first class when he entered combat with a heavy-weapons platoon in Korea. Four and a half months later, after surviving heavy attacks on...


New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty

by Evan Haefeli

Evan Haefeli demonstrates how convoluted and uncertain were the beginnings of religious tolerance in America, by giving them an international context.


Grey Feathers: Led by Love of Country

by Daniel M. Dewald

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Grey Feathers is the story of a combat platoon leader's role and responsibilities in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. The story is derived from the countless after-action...


A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

by Laurie Winn Carlson

Laurie Winn Carlson offers an innovative explanation for the madness behind the Salem Witch Trials.


366 Days of Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: The Private, Political, Military Decisions of America's Greatest President

by Stephen A. Wynalda & Harry Turtledove

In a startlingly innovative format, journalist Stephen A. Wynalda has constructed a painstakingly detailed day-by-day breakdown of president Abraham Lincoln’s decisions in office—including his signing of...


My Life as an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet

by J.W. Schultz

First published in 1907, My Life as an Indian is the memoir of J. W. Schultz’s life as a young white man among the Piegan Blackfeet in the Montana Territory. Out of curiosity and in search of adventure, Schultz...


Lyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam

by Larry Berman

"Stunning....The portrait of the embattled and unyielding president that emerges is vivid and memorable."—Publishers Weekly By 1968, the United States had committed over 525,000 men to Vietnam and bombed virtually...


An Autobiography of General Custer

by Stephen Brennan

Taken from George Armstrong Custer's own writings, An Autobiography of General Custer is the “true story” of one of the most praised, most despised, but surely most remembered American military heroes. Indeed,...


Planning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam

by Larry Berman

"Takes an historically important decision, places it in its immediate stream of policy development, perceptions and events and adds what was missing from the Pentagon Papers."—Richard E. Neustadt, Harvard...


Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg

by Bradley M. Gottfried

Using a wealth of first-hand accounts, author Bradley M. Gottfried pieces together each brigade’s experience at Gettysburg. Whether stories of forced marches, weary troops, or the bitter and tragic end of...


Ironclad: The Epic Battle, Calamitous Loss and Historic Recovery of the USS Monitor

by Paul Clancy

In Ironclad, journalist Paul Clancy weaves three great sea adventures into a single mesmerizing tale of life and death. Naval heroism, the cold heart of battle, a killing storm, deep-water salvage, flesh-and-blood...


A Short History of the Civil War at Sea

by Spencer C. Tucker

While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North...