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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

Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

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


A Vast and Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City

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...


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,...


A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist

by Alicia Priest

In its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, the remote community of Elsa, 300 miles north of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, was the epicentre of one of the world’s most lucrative silver mining operations—an...


Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

by James M. Mcpherson

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy

 

History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. Many Americans...


A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America

by Peter Firstbrook

Named a Best Book of 2014 by The Providence Journal

"A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the...


Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

by Richard Brookhiser

Abraham Lincoln grew up in the long shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lincoln turned to the great men of the founding—Washington,...