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Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

by Jonathan Horn Scribner (January 06, 2015)

The “compelling…modern and readable perpective” (USA TODAY) of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement,...


Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation

by Jonathan J. Den Hartog University of Virginia Press (January 12, 2015)

In Patriotism and Piety, Jonathan Den Hartog argues that the question of how religion would function in American society was decided in the decades after the Constitution and First Amendment established a legal...


Discovering the Civil War in Florida: A Reader and Guide

by Paul Taylor Pineapple Press (October 01, 2012)

A chronicle of Civil War activity in Florida, both land and sea maneuvers. For each engagement the author includes excerpts from official government reports by officers on both sides of the battle lines. Also...


Statesmanship and Reconstruction: Moderate versus Radical Republicans on Restoring the Union after the Civil War

by Philip B. Lyons Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

This book examines how statesmanship in reconstruction could have spared the South some severe hardships after the Civil War. Despite the vast change in public opinion on race relations over the last nearly...


The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Library: Pike's Portage/Death Wins in the Arctic/Arctic Naturalist/Arctic Obsession/Arctic Twilight/Arctic

by William R. Morrion, Michael Posluns, Bruce W. Hodgins & S.L. Osborne et al. Dundurn (May 07, 2014)

This special ten-book bundle presents the history and culture of the Canadian Arctic told compellingly from all possible angles, cultural, military, historical, and biographical. A one-stop guide to this fascinating...


The Voyageur Canadian History 2-Book Bundle: The Refugee / The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808

by Benjamin Drew, W. Kaye Lamb & George E. Clarke Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

This special bundle contains two classic works that provide great insight into crucial, nation-defining events in Canadian history: the exploration of the west in the early nineteenth century, and the arrival...


Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle: A City in the Making / Unbuilt Toronto / Unbuilt Toronto 2 / Leaside / Opportunity Road / Willowdale / The Yonge

by Mark Osbaldeston, F.R. (Hamish) Berchem, Frederick H. Armstrong & Scott Kennedy et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Local history buffs and urban historians will delight in this collection of books that examine the history and development (and plans that never came to be) of Canada's largest city.


Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South

by Reiko Hillyer University of Virginia Press (December 29, 2014)

Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that economic development, rather than...


Indiana's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Richard F. Nation & Stephen E. Towne Ohio University Press (September 15, 2009)

Indiana's War is a primary source collection featuring the writings of Indiana's citizens during the Civil War era. Using private letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other original sources, the...


Kansas's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Pearl T. Ponce Ohio University Press (January 28, 2011)

When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Kansas was in a unique position. Although it had been a state for mere weeks, its residents were already intimately acquainted with civil strife. Since its organization...


Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War

by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more...


Citizen Thoreau: Walden, Civil Disobedience, Life Without Principle, Slavery in Massachusetts, A Plea for Captain John Brown

by Henry David Thoreau & Richard Francis F. WestWinds Press (September 15, 2014)

This set of timeless essays from the quintessential American shares his valuable philosophies on nature, solitude, slavery, religion, politics, fulfilling work, civil responsibilities, and more. WALDEN, Thoreau's...


The Forty Years that Created America: The Story of the Explorers, Promoters, Investors, and Settlers Who Founded the First English Colonies

by Edward M. Lamont Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 03, 2014)

In this book, author Ted Lamont asks us to reconsider our country’s formative years, and explore the stories, lives, achievements, and failures of America’s earliest founding fathers: those who paved the...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

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,...


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

by Harold Holzer Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2014)

“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...


Last Men Out

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Free Press (May 03, 2011)

A “thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado, and loss” (Kirkus Reviews) that tells the “gripping story of a handful of marines who formed the last body of Americans to leave Saigon on April 30, 1975”...


Captivity of the Oatman Girls

by Royal B. Stratton Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

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...


Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Olga Dror Indiana University Press (September 04, 2014)

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...


Literature, Intertextuality, and the American Revolution: From Common Sense to Rip Van Winkle

by Steven Blakemore Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

Dealing with five significant works of the American-Revolution era (1776-1820), the book crystallizes strategies of subversion in an intertextual war by authors reformulating the histories of other revolutions...


Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas

by Christa Dierksheide University of Virginia Press (October 14, 2014)

Christa Dierksheide argues that "enlightened" slaveowners in the British Caribbean and the American South, neither backward reactionaries nor freedom-loving hypocrites, thought of themselves as modern, cosmopolitan...


Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War

by Tim Rowland & J.W. Howard Skyhorse (September 01, 2011)

Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War is an entertaining look at the Civil War stories that don’t get told, and the misadventures you haven’t read about in history books. Share in all the humorous...


Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paine

by Thomas Paine Canterbury Classics (May 19, 2014)

Thomas Paine is one of history’s most renowned thinkers and was indispensible to both the American and French revolutions. The three works included, Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason,...


Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

by Martin A. Klein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

This second edition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 500 cross-referenced entries...


Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History

by Theodore J. Karamanski & Eileen M. McMahon Ohio University Press (July 01, 2014)

The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation...


Rebel Yell

by S. C. Gwynne Scribner (September 30, 2014)

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.

Stonewall Jackson...


After Lincoln

by A. J. Langguth Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South...


Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North

by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international...


Ohio's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Christine Dee Ohio University Press (June 20, 2014)

In 1860, Ohio was among the most influential states in the nation. As the third-most-populous state and the largest in the middle west, it embraced those elements that were in concert-but also at odds-in American...


Band of Giants

by Jack Kelly St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet...


Victory at Yorktown

by Richard M. Ketchum Henry Holt and Co. (August 26, 2014)

From "the finest historian of the American Revolution" comes the definitive account of the battle and unlikely triumph that led to American independence (Douglas Brinkley)

In 1780, during the Revolutionary War,...


Divided Loyalties

by Richard M. Ketchum Henry Holt and Co. (August 26, 2014)

Before the Civil War splintered the young country, there was another conflict that divided friends and family--the Revolutionary War

Prior to the French and Indian War, the British government had taken little...


Decisive Day

by Richard M. Ketchum Henry Holt and Co. (August 26, 2014)

Boston, 1775: A town occupied by General Thomas Gage's redcoats and groaning with Tory refugees from the Massachusetts countryside. Besieged for two months by a rabble in arms, the British decided to break out...


Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War

by Julie Winch, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

In Between Slavery and Freedom, Julie Winch explores the complex world of those people of African birth or descent who occupied the “borderlands” between slavery and freedom in the 350 years from the founding...


Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution

by Terry M. Mays Scarecrow Press (November 18, 2009)

This greatly expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution covers more battles, skirmishes, and raids of the American Revolution than any other printed source. This is done...


Accidental Soldier: A Reserve Officer at West Point in the Vietnam Era

by Richard B. Schwartz Hamilton Books (December 07, 2009)

This book depicts the author's military experiences during the Vietnam Era, first as an ROTC cadet at the University of Notre Dame and finally as an Army veteran teaching in Madison, Wisconsin, focusing upon...


Henry Roe Cloud: A Biography

by David W. Messer Hamilton Books (December 28, 2009)

This book tells the story of Henry Roe Cloud, the first Native American to graduate from Yale. His contributions to theological inquiry, the education of Native Americans, and the formulation of government policies...


The Trail of Tears: An Annotated Bibliography of Southeastern Indian Removal

by Herman A. Peterson Scarecrow Press (October 11, 2010)

This annotated bibliography gathers together studies in history, ethnohistory, ethnography, anthropology, sociology, rhetoric, and archaeology that pertain to The Removal of the Five Tribes from what is now...


Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...


Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women's Experiences in the Gulf Wars

by Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas UPA (May 22, 2014)

Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, career advancement, and serving in combat...


When Johnny Came Marching Home

by William Heffernan Akashic Books (October 02, 2012)

A one-armed young Civil War veteran investigates the death of a troubled fellow soldier in 1860s Vermont and Virginia.


Buffalo Soldiers: The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

by T. G. Steward Dover Publications (May 10, 2014)

This history by a chaplain of the Twenty-fifth Infantry includes firsthand accounts of the Spanish-American War as well as an overview of African-American contributions to prior wars and conflicts.


American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

by Walter R. Borneman Little, Brown and Company (May 06, 2014)

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion....


The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson's Cartographic Vision

by Joel Kovarsky University of Virginia Press (June 20, 2014)

A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a single printed map, Jefferson was...


History of the Incas

by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Primary source of information on pre-Conquest Incan history, traditions and chronology. Full details of ceremonies, festivals, and religious beliefs, origin of the Incas, arrival of the Spaniards, much more....


Military Memoirs of a Confederate

by Edward Porter Alexander Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

First published in 1907, Military Memoirs of a Confederate is regarded by many historians as one of the most important and dispassionate first-hand general accounts of the American Civil War. Unlike some other...


Samuel Adams: The Life of an American Revolutionary

by John K. Alexander Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2011)

This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence...


This Great Struggle: America's Civil War

by Steven E. Woodworth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

Referring to the war that was raging across parts of the American landscape, Abraham Lincoln told Congress in 1862, "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth." Lincoln recognized what...


Founding Fathers: The Essential Guide to the Men Who Made America

by The Encyclopaedia Britannica & Joseph J. Ellis Wiley (August 01, 2007)

An authoritative, accessible guide to the figures who shaped a nation

How did upstart colonists solidify the ideas celebrated in the Declaration of Independence and defeat the powerful British army? How did thinkers...


America's Second Revolution: How George Washington Defeated Patrick Henry and Saved the Nation

by Harlow Giles Unger Wiley (September 01, 2007)

The Declaration of Independence liberated one continent from domination by another, but the Constitution revolutionized the world--by entrusting citizens with rights never before in history granted to ordinary...