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Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Union officer's lively, detailed wartime diary captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat and paints unforgettable pictures of soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes.


Infamous Pirates: Their Lives and Bloody Exploits

by Ezra Strong

This book of true tales of high-seas outlaws dates from the early 19th century when pirates still ruled the Caribbean. Fast paced and action packed, it continues to captivate readers.


A Century of Negro Migration

by Carter Godwin Woodson

Traces the migration north and westward of southern blacks, from colonial era through early 20th century. Documented with information from newspapers, letters, academic journals, this study recounts decades...


Indian Blankets and Their Makers

by George Wharton James

History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.


Classic Sailing-Ship Models in Photographs

by R. Morton Nance

Over 120 handsome photographs and 28 drawings provide details of models for a Flemish Carrack, c. 1450; the Norske Löve, 1634; the 90-gun Albemarle, 1680; a Venetian trading Galeass, 1726; more.


American Slaves Tell Their Stories: Six Interviews

by Octavia V. Rogers Albert

Vivid narratives recall life during and after the Civil War, from cruel punishments, divided families, and debilitating labor, to religious beliefs and practices, and the condition and progress of former slaves....


Early Black American Writers

by Benjamin Brawley

Definitive anthology of important Black writers: Banneker, Douglass, Delany, many others. With extensive commentary.


Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History

by David A. Jasen & Trebor Jay Tichenor

Definitive history of ragtime music and its composers by the two top experts in the field, profiling 48 major composers and 800 rags. Over 100 photographs. Index.


Learning to Race

by H. A. Calahan

Expert guide to winning yacht races. How to get the most speed out of the boat: aerodynamics, tactics, crew and equipment, strategy, more. Over 50 black-and-white illustrations.


Mahan on Naval Warfare

by Alfred Thayer Mahan

Fascinating compendium of writings by great naval theorist. Fundamental principles of sea power, analysis of naval history, thoughts on policies and prospects for the future, much more. 8 black-and-white maps...


Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships

by Richard C. McKay

Rare and valuable study reveals accomplishments of great 19th-century shipbuilder in era of sailing packet and clipper ship. 58 superb illustrations, including plans, models, maps, etc.


Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway

by Matt Dellinger

Interstate 69 is an enlightening journey through the heart of America. With this epic tale of one vast and controversial road project, Matt Dellinger brings to life the country’s complex political, social,...


Slave Ships and Slaving

by George Francis Dow

Grim commentaries by ships' doctors and captains about slave "factories," living conditions aboard ships, mutinies and their suppression, and more. 54 period illustrations. Unabridged reprint of the classic...


Scottish Fairy Tales: Unabridged In Easy-To-Read Type

by Donald A. Mackenzie & John Green

Charming collection of ancient and modern Scottish stories includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," and many more. 34 illustrations....


Pirates and Piracy

by E. Keble Chatterton

From the Norsemen and the pirates of the Levant and the China Seas, to Edward Teach (Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, and Henry Morgan, these stories of men who took to pirating range far across time and place.


Woman's Life in Colonial Days

by Carl Holliday

Classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many American colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Thoughtfully written, well-documented account explores daily lives of women in New England and Southern...


Navaho Indian Myths

by Aileen O'Bryan

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.


Picture History of the SS United States

by William H., Jr. Miller

159 rare photos depict stages in ship's construction and its christening, intimate views of modern lounges, staterooms, dining rooms, promenade and pool, theaters, ballroom, and play decks. Captions. 159 black-and-white...


Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters

by William H., Jr. Miller

Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of some of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and many others.


The History of Piracy

by Philip Gosse

Much imitated but never surpassed, this chronicle ranges from ancient to modern times to explore the rise of piracy. A dramatic narrative and colorful characters complement its impeccable scholarship. 21 black-and-white...