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Benjamin Franklin: American Founder, Atlantic Citizen

by Nathan R. Kozuskanich

Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Gettysburg: Three Days That Saved the United States

by Ben Nussbaum

Regarded as the turning point of the American Civil War, Gettysburg commemorates a three-day battle that took place in an “unimportant” Pennsylvania town over one hundred and fifty years ago. From the first...


George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father

by Thomas S. Kidd

In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. Thomas Kidd's fascinating new biography explores the extraordinary career of the most influential figure...


Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

by Harold Holzer

“Lincoln believed that ‘with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.’ Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing...


"A Vast and Fiendish Plot"

by Clint Johnson

New York City, November 25, 1864. Confederate officers attempt to destroy the city with a series of lethal fires that will forever diminish it to a mere speck of an island. What fueled these Southern patriots'...


Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival

by Matthew Warshauer

A riveting account of Connecticut’s involvement in the Civil War


The Vietnam War: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature

by Brenda M. Boyle

Reverberations of the Vietnam War can still be felt in American culture. The post-9/11 United States forays into the Middle East, the invasion and occupation of Iraq especially, have evoked comparisons to the...


The Battle of London: Trudeau, Thatcher, and the Fight for Canada's Constitution

by Frédéric Bastien & Jacob Homel

Historian Frederic Bastien describes how Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Margaret Thatcher entered one of history's most unlikely marriages of convenience in order to repatriate the Canadian Constitution.


Potty Training Girls the Easy Way: A Stress-Free Guide to Helping Your Daughter Learn Quickly

by Harlow Unger

From the top authors in the category, a pediatrician's guide to toilet training girls quickly and easily.


Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

The monsoon winds swirling up from the South China Sea had doubled in magnitude as Marine Staff Sergeant Mike Sullivan stood on the roof of the American Embassy, watching North Vietnamese artillery pound Saigon’s...


Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life among the Apache and Mohave Indians

by Royal B. Stratton

A dramatic true story of captivity on the American frontier.

In 1851, on route to California in a covered wagon, the Oatman family was brutally attacked by Apache Indians. Six family members were murdered on...


The Origins of the American Civil War

by Brian Holden Reid

The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American...


America and the Vietnam War: Re-Examining the Culture and History of a Generation

by Andrew Wiest, Mary Kathryn Barbier & Glenn Robins

The Vietnam War was one of the most heavily documented conflicts of the twentieth century. Although the events themselves recede further into history every year, the political and cultural changes the war brought...


My Old Confederate Home

by Rusty Williams

In the wake of America's Civil War, hundreds of thousands of men who fought for the Confederacy trudged back to their homes in the Southland. Some-due to lingering effects from war wounds, other disabilities,...


Very Crazy, G.I.!: Strange but True Stories of the Vietnam War

by Kregg P. Jorgenson

AMERICAN BOYS AT WAR IN VIETNAM--AND INVOLVED IN INCIDENTS YOU WON'T FIND IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

In this compelling, highly unusual collection of amazing but true stories, U.S. soldiers reveal fantastic, almost...


A Dirty, Trifling Piece of Business: Volume 1: The Revolutionary War as Waged from Canada in 1781

by Gavin K. Watt, William A. Smy & James F. Morrison

In 1781, the sixth year of the American rebellion, Canadas governor, Frederick Haldimand, was saddled with the responsibility of defending the Crowns largest colony against the threat of Franco-American invasion....


George Washington's Rules of Civility

by George Washington

Though many of the rules deal with matters of etiquette-such as whom should rise for whom in mixed company-many concern far deeper matters that touch on personal philosophies about judgment, honor, success and...


The Vigilantes of Montana: Popular Justice in the Rocky Mountains

by Thomas J. Dimsdale

The classic Old West narrative of the chase, trial, capture, and execution of outlaw Henry Plummer and his road agent band.

In the gold rush–era of Virginia City, Montana, crime was afoot and justice shaky....


The Pilgrim Chronicles: An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony

by Rod Gragg

A Quest for Freedom

All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle in a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us,...