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American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

by Michael W. Kauffman

It is a tale as familiar as our history primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre, escaped on foot, and eluded capture for twelve days until he met his fiery end...


American Creation

by Joseph J. Ellis

From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation’s...


The Wind Is My Mother

by Bear Heart

Bridging the worlds of the traditional Native American and modern culture, the authors offer an inspiring and moving autobiography of a native American medicine man, one of the last to be trained in the ancient...


Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

by David Treuer

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s...


Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

by Jeff Shaara

TRAVEL THROUGH A PIVOTAL TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Jeff Shaara, America’s premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of the ten Civil War battlefields every American should visit: Shiloh, Antietam,...


Don't Bunch Up: One Marine's Story

by William Van Zanten

Captain William Van Zanten was one of the “Magnificent Bastards” of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, in 1966–a year when any day could bring death or dismemberment from a Bouncing Betty or a punji stake,...


First In: How Seven CIA Officers Opened the War on Terror in Afghanistan

by Gary Schroen

While America held its breath in the days immediately following 9/11, a small but determined group of CIA agents covertly began to change history. This is the riveting first-person account of the treacherous...


The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

by Leonard L. Richards

From award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards, an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle yet to come.

When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, Americans...


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...


Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story--The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company

by Patrick O'Donnell

An epic story of a legendary Marine company’s valor and sacrifice in the Korean War brought to gripping, cinematic light by an acclaimed historian


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...


Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...


Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre: The Rideau Club 1865-2015

by Christopher McCreery & Rachel Martinez

A richly illustrated history of The Rideau Club, which was founded 150 years ago by Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George E. Cartier. A highly accessible account of the Club's history and enduring place in the...