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Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307948830
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NPR • Time Magazine • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly The Boston Globe

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NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK


From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, whose...

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Duel with the Devil
Duel with the Devil
Written by Paul Collins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307956460
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Duel with the Devil
The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Written by Paul Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two...

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Revolutionary Summer
Revolutionary Summer
Written by Joseph J. Ellis
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ISBN: 9780307946379
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Revolutionary Summer
The Birth of American Independence
Written by Joseph J. Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95

A Washington Post Notable Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever...

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Defiant Brides
Defiant Brides
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807033265
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Defiant Brides
The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $19.00

The story of two Revolutionary–era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed
 
When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial debts... Read more >
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James and Dolley Madison
James and Dolley Madison
Written by Bruce Chadwick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616148355
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James and Dolley Madison
America's First Power Couple
Written by Bruce Chadwick


Format: Hardcover, 450 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $24.95

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons’ personal and political lives.

Chadwick argues that Madison...

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James and Dolley Madison
America's First Power Couple
Written by Bruce Chadwick


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons’ personal and political lives.

Chadwick argues that Madison...

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The Swamp Fox
Francis Marion's Campaign in the Carolinas 1780
Written by David Higgins
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $9.95

Opposed by "Bloody" Tarleton's Raiders, American Revolution patriots under Francis Marion fought a brutal guerrilla war throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

The American Revolution was deadlocked in the north, and after the battle at Monmouth Courthouse in 1778 the focus of the conflict shifted south. Following-up on his decisive May 12... Read more >
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The Swamp Fox
The Swamp Fox
Written by David Higgins, Illustrated by Johnny Shumate
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782006145
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The Swamp Fox
Francis Marion's Campaign in the Carolinas 1780
Written by David Higgins
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $18.95

Opposed by "Bloody" Tarleton's Raiders, American Revolution patriots under Francis Marion fought a brutal guerrilla war throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

The American Revolution was deadlocked in the north, and after the battle at Monmouth Courthouse in 1778 the focus of the conflict shifted south. Following-up on his decisive May 12... Read more >
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Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958341
Our Price: $27.95
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $27.95

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother...

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Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958358
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.99

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother...

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The Protestant Temperament
The Protestant Temperament
Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831347
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The Protestant Temperament

Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $25.99

Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence—from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries—Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history explores the strikingly distinctive ways in which Protestant children were reared, and the Protestant temperament shaped, in America.

Through this cache of remarkable and remarkably... Read more >
Light-Horse Harry Lee
Light-Horse Harry Lee
Written by Charles Royster
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828927
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Light-Horse Harry Lee

Written by Charles Royster


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $15.99

In Light Horse Harry Lee, Charles Royster tells the story of a man whose career embodies the visionary promises that inspired the American Revolution, as well as the inability of the revolutionary generation to put all its ideals into practice.
 
The man is Henry Lee—soldier (nicknamed “Light-Horse Harry Lee”), statesmen, landowner... Read more >
A History of the American Revolution
A History of the American Revolution
Written by John Alden
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831385
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A History of the American Revolution

Written by John Alden


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2013
Price: $14.99

The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of... Read more >
William Diamond'S Drum
William Diamond'S Drum
Written by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307832214
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William Diamond'S Drum
The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution
Written by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $13.99

William Diamond's drum roll in 1775 was the call to arms for the farmers and villagers in Massachusetts that began the American revolution. The book is a well researched history of the war and various battles therein. It is written in a manner to make for an exciting retelling of history... Read more >
Duel with the Devil
Duel with the Devil
Written by Paul Collins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307956453
Our Price: $26.00
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Duel with the Devil
The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Written by Paul Collins


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $26.00

Duel with the Devil is acclaimed historian Paul Collins’ remarkable true account of a  stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued – a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was done. Still our nation’s longest running “cold case,&rdquo...

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Duel with the Devil
Duel with the Devil
Written by Paul Collins
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307956477
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Duel with the Devil
The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Written by Paul Collins


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $11.99

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two...

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Revolutionary Summer
Revolutionary Summer
Written by Joseph J. Ellis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307701220
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Revolutionary Summer
The Birth of American Independence
Written by Joseph J. Ellis


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $26.95

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were...

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Revolutionary Summer
Revolutionary Summer
Written by Joseph J. Ellis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385349628
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Revolutionary Summer
The Birth of American Independence
Written by Joseph J. Ellis


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $11.99

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were...

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Revolutionary Summer
Revolutionary Summer
Written by Joseph J. Ellis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804120906
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Revolutionary Summer
The Birth of American Independence
Written by Joseph J. Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $27.00

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were...

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Revolutionary Summer
Revolutionary Summer
Written by Joseph J. Ellis, Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307943750
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Revolutionary Summer
The Birth of American Independence
Written by Joseph J. Ellis
Read by Stefan Rudnicki


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $35.00

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were...

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Revolutionary Summer
Revolutionary Summer
Written by Joseph J. Ellis, Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307943767
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Revolutionary Summer
The Birth of American Independence
Written by Joseph J. Ellis
Read by Stefan Rudnicki


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $17.50

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were...

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Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
Written by Carl L. Becker
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307823724
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Declaration of Independence
A Study in the History of Political Ideas
Written by Carl L. Becker


Format: eBook, 316 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $12.99

The Declaration of Independence

Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets forth, where those views arose, and how they have been accepted or modified by succeeding generations. A book... Read more >
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American War of Independence Commanders

Written by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $14.95

The commanders who led the opposing armies of the American War of Independence (1775–1783) came from remarkably different backgrounds. They included not only men from Britain and America, but from Germany, France and Spain as well. Some were from the great families of the "Old World," while others were frontiersmen or... Read more >
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Defiant Brides
Defiant Brides
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001172
Our Price: $26.95
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Defiant Brides
The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95

The story of two Revolutionary–era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed
 
When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial debts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Defiant Brides
The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95

The story of two Revolutionary–era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed
 
When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial debts... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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