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American Legends: The Continental Congress
American Legends: The Continental Congress by Charles River Editors

Chronicles the history leading up to the First Continental Congress to the final adjournment of the Second Continental Congress in 1789. Discusses the seminal work of the Continental Congress, including the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Conf...

Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde
Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde by John Boessenecker

To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the villain of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Now, in Texas Ranger, historian John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer's good name and prove that he was in fact a classic American hero. From the horsebac...

Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency
Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency by David Greenberg

The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image. In Republic of Spin - a vibrant history covering more than 100 years of politics - presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the rise of the White Hou...

Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back
Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back by Nathan Bomey

From thriving Motor City to the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit has become the nation's cautionary tale. But what led to the fateful day of the filing, and how did the city survive this crisis? Journalist Nathan Bomey delivers th...

Sin, Sex and Subversion: How What Was Taboo in 1950s New York Became America's New Normal
Sin, Sex and Subversion: How What Was Taboo in 1950s New York Became America's New Normal by David Rosen

During the tumultuous 1950s in America, sex was as threatening to the nation's moral order as communism. New York was the capital of the post-World War II world and the epicenter of a fierce culture war over music, theatre, movies, fashion, and literature...

Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality Since 1700
Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality Since 1700 by Peter H. Lindert

Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economic evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today. While other economic historians base their accounts on American...

The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture
The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture by Pamela Haag

Americans have always loved guns. This special bond was forged during the American Revolution and sanctified by the Second Amendment. It is because of this exceptional relationship that American civilians are more heavily armed than the citizens of any ot...

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse
Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse by Eric Jay Dolin

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents the most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written, telling the story of America through the pris...

Skull and Bones: America's Most Powerful and Mysterious Secret Society
Skull and Bones: America's Most Powerful and Mysterious Secret Society by Conrad Bauer

Skulls and Bones, a secret society that could easily be the most powerful in America. Nobody likes the idea that there are hugely influential powers operating behind closed doors. For centuries, there have been stories about secret societies that control ...

American Revolution Documents: Common Sense, Declaration, Bill of Rights & Constitution
American Revolution Documents: Common Sense, Declaration, Bill of Rights & Constitution by Deaver Brown

Four American Revolution documents: Common Sense by Thomas Paine; the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson; the Constitution and the Bill of Rights by James Madison. ©2015 Deaver Brown (P)2015 Deaver Brown ...

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and '50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male gradu...

Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture
Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture by Cynthia Wu

Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker have fascinated the world since the 19th century. In her captivating book, Chang and Eng Reconnected, Cynthia Wu traces the "Original Siamese Twins" through the terrain of American culture, showing how their inseparabi...

The Real Anchorman's Conservative Manifesto
The Real Anchorman's Conservative Manifesto by Jack Atherton

The local news anchor cited by some (affectionately, we hope) as the inspiration for Ron Burgundy reveals what he couldn't say on TV for 30 years. You'll see why most news reports - local and national - are a distraction from the crises both Democrats and...

Theodore Roosevelt: The President That Changed America
Theodore Roosevelt: The President That Changed America by Nicky Thomas

Theodore Roosevelt was the president who changed America and molded it into the country that we know and love today. He was the man who took the Presidency to new heights and introduced new powers that were designed to tackle many of the pressing issues o...

Remember Goliad!: A History of La Bahía
Remember Goliad!: A History of La Bahía by Craig H. Roell

Goliad has been an important site in Texas history since Spanish colonial days, but is best known for two of the most controversial episodes of the Texas Revolution: the Fannin Battleground at Coleto Creek and Nuestra Senora de Loreto (Presidio La Bahia),...

The Civil War: The War That Divided the United States
The Civil War: The War That Divided the United States by Lance T. Stewart

The Civil War: Even today, it is arguably the most divisive subject in American history. Why did the southern states secede from the Union? What did the north hope to achieve by fighting against the south? Was Abraham Lincoln really an abolitionist? Why i...

My Bondage and My Freedom
My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

This is ex-slave Frederick Douglass' second autobiography. It was written after 10 years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846, and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as...

Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West
Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West by Michael Punke

In the last three decades of the 19th century, an American buffalo herd once numbering 30 million animals was reduced to 23. It was the era of Manifest Destiny, a gilded age that viewed the West as nothing more than a treasure chest of resources to be dug...

With Musket & Tomahawk, Vol III: The West Point–Hudson Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777
With Musket & Tomahawk, Vol III: The West Point–Hudson Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777 by Michael O. Logusz

In this third volume of Michael Logusz's epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army's southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of assisting a much l...

Spirits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy
Spirits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy by Ned O'Gorman

In spring of 1953, newly elected President Eisenhower sat down with his staff to discuss the state of American strategy in the Cold War. America, he insisted, needed a new approach to an urgent situation. From this meeting emerged Eisenhower's teams of "b...

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