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The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864

by Scott Patchan

The Last Battle of Winchester is the first serious study to chronicle the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. The fighting began about daylight and did not end until dusk,...


The Badax Tigers: From Shiloh to the Surrender with the 18th Wisconsin Volunteers

by Thomas P. Nanzig

Badax Tigers is a rich chronicle of the experiences of Company C of the 18th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the entire Civil War. Seen through the eyes of Private Thomas Jefferson Davis, this is an extraordinarily...


Guerrilla Nation: My Wars In and Out of Vietnam

by Michael Maclear

Michael Maclear was the first Western television journalist admitted into wartime North Vietnam. He found himself caught in a terrible contradiction: Hanoi didn't censor his reporting, but a nervous CBC distrusted...


Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

by Sean Kelly

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal. Drawing on interviews with the original artists of the 1980s, this book provides a new perspective on the dreams of musicians...


Union Infantryman Vs Confederate Infantryman: Eastern Theater 1861-65

by Ron Field & Peter Dennis

This book provides analysis and first-hand accounts of three major Civil War battles: 1st Bull Run/1st Manassas, Gettysburg and Chaffin's Farm from two perspectives. The enthusiastic but largely inexperienced...


Bridge at Dong Ha

by John Grider Miller

In his desperate attempt to blow up the bridge at Dong Ha and keep some 30,000 men and 200 tanks at bay, Ripley endured three hours of direct fire to rig some 500 pounds of explosives. Such a story of raw courage...


The Bloody Shirt: Terror After the Civil War

by Stephen Budiansky

A gripping look at terrorist violence during the Reconstruction era

Between 1867, when the defeated South was forced to establish new state governments that fully represented both black and white citizens, and...


A Man Apart: The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774 - 1781

by Harold B., Jr. Gill & George M., III Curtis

From 1774 until mid-1777, Nicholas Cresswell, a young English farmer bent on starting a new life in northwestern Virginia, kept a journal that serves as a distinctive window into the turbulent politics of the...


Harry S. Truman: The Coming of the Cold War

by Nicole L. Anslover

Harry S. Truman presided over one of the most challenging times in American history-the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War. Thrust into the presidency after Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office,...


The Weary Boys: Col. J Warren Keiffer and the 110th Oh Vol.

by Thomas E. Pope

Milroy's Weary Boys was the derisive nickname Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock gave to the survivors of the 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry after the Second Battle of Winchester. Major General Robert Milroy's...


Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

by Stephen L. Schechter, Thomas E. Burke & Richard B. Bernstein

Noted historians focus on the most important documents of America's colonial and revolutionary past. From the Mayflower Compact to the Bill of Rights, each document is presented in its original text and placed...


Race and Revolution

by Gary B. Nash

Race and Revolution is a trenchant study of the revolutionary generation's early efforts to right the apparent contradiction of slavery and of their ultimate compromises that not only left the institution intact,...


The African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms

by James E. Westheider

In this book James E. Westheider explores the social and professional paradoxes facing African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Service in the military started as a demonstration of the merits of integration as...


The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

by James L. Abrahamson

This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government...


The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction

by Steven E. Woodworth

The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction brings alive this decisive period in American history by taking the reader beyond the realm of generals, presidents, and the other towering figures of...


John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.


Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron

by Gary D. Joiner

Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung...


'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

by David N. DeJong

'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility...


The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People

by Kenneth W. Porter, Alcione M. Amos & Thomas P. Senter

This story of a remarkable people, the Black Seminoles, and their charismatic leader, Chief John Horse, chronicles their heroic struggle for freedom.

Beginning with the early 1800s, small groups of fugitive slaves...


Crisis in the Southwest: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle over Texas

by Richard Bruce Winders

The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured...