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Popular Media and the American Revolution: Shaping Collective Memory

by Janice Hume

The American Revolution-an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins-continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year...


Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned

by Rufus C. Phillips III

In The Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam described Rufus Phillips as a man one could trust telling President Kennedy during the Vietnam War about the failures of the Strategic Hamlet Program, 'in itself...


Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

by Booker T. Washington & Louis R. Harlan

During his unchallenged reign as black America's foremost spokesman, former slave Booker T. Washington treaded a dangerous middle ground in a time of racial backlash and disfranchisement: as he publicly acquiesced...


Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

by Heros von Borcke

A stirring account of von Borcke's service in the cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia. "Von Borcke's book is one that no student of Confederate history will forget."-Douglas Southall Freeman.


Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War

by Jeffrey Hummel & John Majewski

This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turning point: simultaneously...


Glorious War

by Thom Hatch

Glorious War, the thrilling and definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer's Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant...


US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War

by Peter Davies & Jim Laurier

Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in Southeast Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Although one deployment was from an aircraft carrier,...


The American Civil War, 1861-1865

by Reid Mitchell

The American Civil War caused upheaval and massive private bereavement, but the years 1861-1865 also defined a great nation.

This book provides a concise introduction to events from the secession to the end of...


Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation, 1861-1865

by William Klingaman

In this comprehensive account of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, William K. Klingaman takes a fresh look at what is arguably the most controversial reform in American history. Taking the reader...


The A to Z of the Vietnam War

by Edwin E. Moïse

There is an evident need to see things more clearly, but without simplifying what was inherently a very complex war, which engulfed not only the United States and Vietnam, but their respective allies and other...


When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory

by Mary Jane Warde

The Indian experience during the Civil War


Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection

by Smithsonian Institution, Neil Kagan & Jon Meacham

Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's...


One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Infantry

by Eri J. Wittenberg

Primarily known for his postwar exploits, most famously his 1876 defeat at Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer is receiving renewed interest for his successful Civil War generalship. He led the Michigan...


Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm

by John Andreas Olsen

In response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the second of August 1990, a small group of air power advocates in the Pentagon proposed a strategic air campaign - "Operation Desert Storm" designed to drive...


Death Wins in the Arctic: The Lost Winter Patrol of 1910

by Kerry Karram

A four-man patrol from the North West Mounted Police left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, heading for Dawson City, Yukon, on December 21, 1910. The harrowing drama of their futile 52-day struggle to survive...


Willowdale: Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy

by Scott Kennedy

In 1855, Willowdale post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today it is a bustling urban environment. Scott Kennedy recounts the notable stories of what happened in between and who was there...


The First Thanksgiving: A Selection from Mayflower (Penguin Tracks)

by Nathaniel Philbrick

The real story of the First Thanksgiving from the New York Times bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick

One of America’s most acclaimed historians takes on the nation’s First Thanksgiving, telling us the...


Vietnam Wars 1945-1990

by Marilyn Young

The first book to give equal weight to the Vietnamese and American sides of the Vietnam war.


John Winthrop: Founding the City Upon a Hill

by Michael Parker

Puritan politician, lawyer, and lay theologian John Winthrop fled England  in 1630 when it looked like Charles I had successfully blocked all hopes of passing Puritan-inspired reforms in Parliament. Leading...


The Gulf War of 1991 Reconsidered

by Andrew J. Bacevich & Efraim Inbar

The Gulf War of 1991 Reconsidered subjects one of the formative events of the post-Cold War era and a watershed in Middle Eastern international politics to a comprehensive reassessment. Condidering events from...