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Mutiny on the Globe: The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock

by Thomas Farel Heffernan

A bloody mutiny on a whaling journey, followed by an incredible tale of survival on land and sea. Samuel Comstock knew he was born to do some great thing, but his only legacy was a reign of terror. Two years...


Genesis

by John B. Judis

A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time—the relationship between the United States and Israel

There has been more than half a century of raging conflict between Jews and Arabs—a...


Down to the Crossroads

by Aram Goudsouzian

In 1962, James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, he would make the news again when he reentered Mississippi,...


No Excuses

by Abigail Thernstrom & Stephan Thernstrom

Black and Hispanic students are not learning enough in our public schools. Their typically poor performance is the most important source of ongoing racial inequality in America today. Thus, say Abigail and Stephan...


How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small-Boat Designs

by Edwin Monk

Clear concise manual for amateurs offers detailed illustrated instructions for building 16 basic wooden craft — rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, hydroplane, more. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations....


The Built-Up Ship Model

by Charles G. Davis

A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to hand-crafting ship models from the bottom up. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations.


The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

by Charles G. Davis

Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.


Medieval Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive

by J. H. von Hefner-Alteneck

Richly detailed images of authentic shields, swords, crossbows, helmets, and ornate suits of body armor for knights and their steeds. Descriptive notes. 100 black-and-white illustrations.


Thomas Nast's Christmas Drawings

by Thomas Nast

Finely detailed drawings of St. Nick, sleigh rides, reindeer, and "The Night Before Christmas" are all depicted in this seasonal collection of 66 Yuletide illustrations by the creator of the popular Santa Claus...


Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.


West African Folk Tales

by Hugh Vernon-Jackson & Patricia Wright

Collection of traditional folk tales introduces a host of interesting people and unusual animals — among them "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," and "The Boy in the Drum."


Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore and Artifacts

by Cath Oberholtzer

An investigation into the symbol of Native heritage.

In Ojibwe (or Chippewa in the United States) culture a dream catcher is a hand-crafted willow hoop with woven netting that is decorated with sacred and...


Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: 1818-1913

by Alice Moore Dunbar

51 speeches by prominent African-American leaders include Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?", plus speeches by Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Fanny Jackson, and others.


Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales

by Margaret Baumann

Collection of 30 fables recount adventures of Ajapa the Tortoise: how he saved the king and tricked the lion, what happened when he rented his house, how he came to be bald, more.


Old-Time Nautical and Seashore Vignettes in Full Color

by Carol Belanger Grafton

Over 250 royalty-free full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in many sizes, shapes, and styles. 24 plates printed one side only.


The Supreme Court and the Constitution

by Charles A. Beard

A thorough analysis of the early history and development of judicial review, this book by a preeminent scholar ranks among the most cited and highly regarded texts on law and government.


Learning to Sail

by H. A. Calahan

One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures.


A Short History of the Sailing Ship

by Romola Anderson & R. C. Anderson

Amply illustrated book traces evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years — from vessels of ancient Egypt to full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. 20 halftones and 134 figures.


Adventures of an African Slaver

by Captain Theodore Canot

Brimming with information on every aspect of the slave trade in the nineteenth century, this detailed account by a former slave ship captain accurately portrays the appalling machinery of commercial slavery....


The House Servant's Directory: An African American Butler's 1827 Guide

by Robert Roberts

Classic survey of work, home life, and race relations in early America — written by an African-American — offers keen insight into the social milieu, hierarchy, and maintenance of the antebellum manor.