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What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War

by Mike Wright

Instant coffee was invented during the Civil War for use by Union troops, who hated it; holding races between lice was a popular pastime for both Johnny Reb and Billy Yank; 13% of the Confederate Army deserted...


Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

by James M. Mcpherson

“[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.”...


Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier

by Nguyen Cong Luan

This extraordinary memoir tells the story of one man's experience of the wars of Viet Nam from the time he was old enough to be aware of war in the 1940s until his departure for America 15 years after the collapse...


Certain Victory

by Robert Scales

A balanced, comprehensive account of the largest armored battle since World War II


The American Civil War

by John Keegan

The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America’s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war.

In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive...


Tomahawk and Musket - French and Indian Raids in the Ohio Valley 1758

by Rene Chartrand & Peter Dennis

In 1758, at the height of the French and Indian War, British Brigadier General John Forbes led his army on a methodical advance against Fort Duquesene, French headquarters in the Ohio valley. As his army closed...


The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

by Thomas Dilorenzo

A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions...


Once A Fighter Pilot

by Jerry Cook

* The true adventure tales of a U.S. Air Force fighter who flew more than 400 combat hours while on duty in Vietnam

* Provides a rare insider's glimpse into the world of the flying elite, detailing their education,...


365 Days of Walking the Red Road: The Native American Path to Leading a Spiritual Life Every Day

by Terri Jean

For centuries, Native American elders, parents, teachers, and spiritual leaders have handed down their wisdom and values from generation to generation, leading others down the path of self-discovery and enlightenment....


Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution

by Richard Brookhiser

Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans. The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents...


The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison

by James Madison, Michael P. Winship & Edward J. Larson

In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently...


Death in the Delta: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Alan Maki & Gary Smith

Mankind is a predator by nature and a hunter by instinct. I loved to hunt. It was in my blood. And I was now ready to head back to the bush, to hunt the biggest game in the world--man.

With five tours of Vietnam...


Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

by Harold Holzer, James I. Jr Robertson & James M. Mcpherson

In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle...


Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation

by Alfred F. Young, Ray Raphael & Gary Nash

In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition...


Founding Gardeners

by Andrea Wulf

From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers.

For the founding...


A Struggle for Power: The American Revolution

by Theodore Draper

rom one of the great political journalists of our time comes a boldly argued reinterpretation of the central event in our collective past--a book that portrays the American Revolution not as a clash of ideologies...


1861: The Civil War Awakening

by Adam Goodheart

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields....


La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

by Francis Parkman

René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682. Two years later, he was given...


Death in the Jungle: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Gary Smith & Alan Maki

SNAKES, VIPERS, CROCS, SHARKS, AND THE VC

With 257 combat missions in Vietnam under his belt, Gary Smith is a living witness to the realities of Naval Special Warfare. He worked with some of the toughest and...


Master Chief: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Alan Maki & Gary Smith

IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE

WHEN YOU'RE SERVING WITH THE VERY BEST

For UDT/SEAL team member Gary R. Smith, just being part of an elite military organization wasn't enough--he had to be in the thick of the action. Because...