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Vietnam: The Necessary War

by Michael Lind

A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others,...


Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War

by Harry S. Stout

A profound and timely examination of the moral underpinnings of the War Between the States The Civil War was not only a war of armies but also a war of ideas, in which Union and Confederacy alike identified...


The Challenge of the American Revolution

by Edmund S. Morgan

This volume presents an eminent historian's progress over thirty years in trying to understand the American Revolution. Here is the historian at his best—beginning with the assumption that things are not always...


A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

by John Mack Faragher

"Altogether superb; a worthy memorial to the victims of two and a half centuries past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking...


Every Man A Tiger (Revised): The Gulf War Air Campaign

by Tom Clancy

General Chuck Horner commanded the U.S. and allied air assets—the forces of a dozen nations—during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was responsible for the design and execution of one of the most devastating...


The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

by Kenneth J. Winkle

Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president.


1607: Jamestown and the New World

by Dennis Montgomery

1607 vividly tells the story of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the situation of the original Indian inhabitants, the arrival of the British settlers 400 years ago, the building of the town, and modern...


Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam

by Ronald B., Jr. Frankum

Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam emphasizes the international nature of the war, as well as provide a greater understanding of the long scope of the conflict. The major events associated with the...


Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier

by Timothy J. Shannon

The newest addition to the Penguin Library of American Indian History explores the most influential Native American Confederacy

More than perhaps any other Native American group, the Iroquois found it to their...


Hardscrabble: The High Cost of Free Land

by Donna E. Williams & J. Patrick Boyer

A tale of deception and adversity, Hardscrabble tells how unscrupulous politicians, emigration agents, and philanthropists lured impoverished emigrants to farm the Muskoka backwoods in the 1870s. What these...


A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown

by Hobson Woodward

"At once a penetrating work of literary analysis and a riveting historical narrative." -Nathaniel Philbrick

Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter...


The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes

by Douglas K. Boyd & Nancy Adele Kenmotsu

In the fourteenth century, a culture arose in and around the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas that represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers. This...


The Vietnam War from the Other Side

by Cheng Guan Ang

Existing studies of the Vietnam War have been written mostly from an American perspective, using western sources, and viewing the conflict through western eyes. This book, based on extensive original research,...


Shenandoah Valley 1862: Stonewall Jackson outmaneuvers the Union

by Clayton Donnell, James Donnell & Adam Hook

"Stonewall" Jackson's Valley Campaign saw a Confederate Army outmaneuver and defeat three times their number of Union troops in a lightning-swift campaign in the following battles: First Kernstown, McDowell, Front...


Lincoln's 90-Day Volunteers 1861: From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run

by Ron Field & Adam Hook

On April 15, the day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months' service to defend the Union. Featuring specially commissioned full-color...


Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

by Kenneth J. Winkle

The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom. In the late 1840s, Representative Abraham Lincoln resided at Mrs. Sprigg’s boardinghouse on Capitol Hill. Known...


Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

by Gordon Rottman

US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population...


The Fourth Battle of Winchester: Toward a New Civil War Paradigm

by Richard McMurry

Students of the Civil War tend to focus attention of the great campaigns and battles that took place in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, a practice that Richard M. McMurry contends has distorted many facets...


Political Abolitionism in Wisconsin: 1840-1861

by Michael J McManus

Michael J. McManus's study of political abolitionism in Wisconsin demonstrates the overriding importance of slavery-related issues in bringing on the political crises of the 1850s and the American Civil War....


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...