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Blood and Smoke

by Charles Leerhsen

One hundred years ago, 40cars lined up for the firstIndianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won.

The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was...

The Hard Way on Purpose

by David Giffels

Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects...

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record

by Stanley Appelbaum

128 rare, vintage photographs: 200 buildings — 79 of foreign governments, 38 of U.S. states — the original ferris wheel, first midway, Edison's kinetoscope, much more. 128 black-and-white photographs. Captions....

Maxwell Land Grant: Facsimile of 1942 Edition

by William A. Keleher

When the United States acquired New Mexico by invasion and conquest on August 15, 1846, it inherited a land grant problem of considerable magnitude. This problem continued for decades until 1870 when the United...

The Heart of Everything That Is

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and...

The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...

The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin

Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise...

The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood

by Louis Rosen

A powerful and moving story of the racial transformation of an American neighborhood, told in memoir and oral narrative. "It deserves to become a classic....This text needs to be understood and performed at...

A Little Gleam of Time

by Timothy A. Sexton

Tucked away in the nations heartland, a boy was born the very summer the United States would enter the First World War. His name was Joe Sexton, and his life would bear witness to the dramatic and monumental...

A New Birth of Freedom

by W. Thomas Minahan

The American Civil War (1861-1865), was the most traumatic event in this countrys history. To win the war, the Northern states ceded enormous power to the federal government. However, the paradigm shift in federal-state...

The Vanishing Race

by Joseph Kossuth Dixon

"The Vanishing Race" is a record in picture and story of the last great Indian council, participated in by eminent Indian chiefs from nearly every Indian reservation in the United States. This book also includes...

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930

by Alexander Rassogianis

Greek immigrants came to Chicago in droves in the early 1900s, and most of them made immediate contributions to the city.

Greek men grew up learning that theyd need to own and operate their own businesses to...

Derby Downs

by Ronald Reed

Ronald Reed was first introduced to the Soap Box Derby in 1949 when the then seven-year-old attended his first race with his uncle and father. As he excitedly watched the Akron champ win his first heat by a...

Built in Detroit

by Bob Morris

Ken Morriss journey began one cold Pittsburgh morning in 1935. In the middle of the Great Depression, he was going to see the country as a door-to-door salesman. Detroit was to be his first and last stop. Life...

Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians

by James Mooney

The desire to preserve to future ages the memory of past achievements is a universal human instinct, as witness the clay tablets of old Chaldea, the hieroglyphs of the obelisks, our countless thousands of manuscripts...

Nature’S School

by Rom E. Withers

Natures School is both the intriguing story of the rise and fall of a town because of the influence of the Wabash River and a broader observation of the significant role of water in the chronicle of American...

The Kansas-Colorado Line

by Alma Lou Plunkett

Homesteading was a way of life for the many families living along the Kansas/Colorado Line. In this memoir, Alma Lou Plunkett, the daughter of homesteaders who married into another homesteading family, explores...

Sauerkraut, Suspenders, and the Swiss

by Duane H. Freitag

From the first Cheese Day in 1874 to the Great Limburger War of 1935, author Duane H. Freitag peers into the nooks and crannies of the tumultuous political history of Green County, Wisconsin.

In this previously...

Mr. E. 2003

by Keith A. Elkins

In 2003, Ohio celebrated the bicentennial of its inauguration as the seventeenth state of the United States. It incited citizens from eighty-eight counties to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of Ohios...

The Cambridge Medieval History - Book XV

by Charles Kadlec, William Miller, Louis Brehier & Thomas Arnold et al.

 WHILE the Germans impressed their characteristic stamp on both the medieval and modern history of Western Europe, it was reserved for the Eastern Slays, the Russians, to build a great empire on the borderlands...