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Last of the Blue and Gray
Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War
Written by Richard A. Serrano


Format: eBook, 232 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $27.95

Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital...

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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture... Read more >
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
Written by Michael Paul Rogin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830944
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY

Written by Michael Paul Rogin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $23.99

In this major reconsideration of Herman Melville’s life and work, Michael Paul Rogin shows that Melville’s novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his patrician and politically prominent family—which, three generations after its Revolutionary War heroes, produced an alcoholic, a bankrupt, and... 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 Wicked War
A Wicked War
Written by Amy S. Greenberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307475992
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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $16.95

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire...

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American Civil War Fortifications (3)
The Mississippi and River Forts
Written by Ron Field
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2013
Price: $13.95

The Mississippi River played a decisive role in the American Civil War. The Confederate fortifications that controlled the lower Mississippi valley were put to the test in the lengthy Federal campaign of 1862-63. Vicksburg was a fortress city, known as the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," whose capture is often seen as... Read more >
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Cattle Towns
Cattle Towns
Written by Robert Dykstra
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830852
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Cattle Towns

Written by Robert Dykstra


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2013
Price: $15.99

The mountain-top volleys from any scholarly set-to among social historians concerning the elusive roots of American democracy do reach our ears from time to time, and this rather formidable cannonade just may strike off some sparks, although it is hardly leisure reading. The author's efforts seem to have been spurred on... Read more >
Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82

Written by Sean McLachlan
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.95

The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys.

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Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82
Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82
Written by Sean McLachlan, Illustrated by Mark Stacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780961927
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Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82

Written by Sean McLachlan
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $18.95

The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys.

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A Scattered People
A Scattered People
Written by Gerald McFarland
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828217
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A Scattered People

Written by Gerald McFarland


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $13.99

The movement of millions of ordinary people westward across the American continent was one of the great folk migrations of all time, stretching over two centuries and thousands of hard-traveled miles. Using a canvas as broad as the country itself, Gerald McFarland turns this journey into a resonant personal experience by... Read more >
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Written by Allen C. Guelzo
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594082
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Gettysburg
The Last Invasion
Written by Allen C. Guelzo


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $35.00

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and...

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Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Written by Allen C. Guelzo
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385349642
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Gettysburg
The Last Invasion
Written by Allen C. Guelzo


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $12.99

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and...

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Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Written by Allen C. Guelzo, Read by Robertson Dean
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385394321
Our Price: $30.00

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Gettysburg
The Last Invasion
Written by Allen C. Guelzo
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $30.00

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and...

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Through the Perilous Fight
Through the Perilous Fight
Written by Steve Vogel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400069132
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Through the Perilous Fight
Six Weeks That Saved the Nation
Written by Steve Vogel


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $30.00

In a rousing account of one of the critical turning points in American history, Through the Perilous Fight tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem.
 
In the summer of 1814, the... Read more >
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Through the Perilous Fight
Through the Perilous Fight
Written by Steve Vogel
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ISBN: 9780679603474
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Through the Perilous Fight
Six Weeks That Saved the Nation
Written by Steve Vogel


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $12.99

In a rousing account of one of the critical turning points in American history, Through the Perilous Fight tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem.
 
In the summer of 1814, the... Read more >
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A Disposition to Be Rich
A Disposition to Be Rich
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345804693
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A Disposition to Be Rich
Ferdinand Ward, the Greatest Swindler of the Gilded Age
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $16.00

A New York Times Notable Book

The compelling behind-the-scenes story of the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance—told by his great-grandson, award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward.
 
Ferdinand Ward, the son of a Protestant missionary and small-town pastor, moved to New York...

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Butterfly People
Butterfly People
Written by William R. Leach
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375422935
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Butterfly People
An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World
Written by William R. Leach


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $32.50

With 32 pages of full-color inserts and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

From one of our most highly regarded historians, here is an original and engrossing chronicle of nineteenth-century America’s infatuation with butterflies, and the story of the naturalists who unveiled the mysteries of their existence.
 
A product of William Leach’s lifelong love of butterflies... Read more >
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Butterfly People
Butterfly People
Written by William R. Leach
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907875
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Butterfly People
An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World
Written by William R. Leach


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $14.99

With 32 pages of full-color inserts and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

From one of our most highly regarded historians, here is an original and engrossing chronicle of nineteenth-century America’s infatuation with butterflies, and the story of the naturalists who unveiled the mysteries of their existence.
 
A product of William Leach’s lifelong love of butterflies... Read more >
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Snow-Storm in August
Snow-Storm in August
Written by Jefferson Morley
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ISBN: 9780307477484
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Snow-Storm in August
The Struggle for American Freedom and Washington's Race Riot of 1835
Written by Jefferson Morley


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00

In 1835, the city of Washington simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves for the first time. Among the enslaved was nineteen-year-old Arthur Bowen, who stumbled home drunkenly one night, picked up an axe, and threatened his owner, respected socialite Anna Thornton...

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The Gentleman Boss
The Gentleman Boss
Written by Thomas Reeves
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828910
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The Gentleman Boss

Written by Thomas Reeves


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $19.99

“ ‘Chet’ Arthur President of the United States. Good God!” was perhaps the most pithy contemporary reaction to the accession of the twenty-first Chief Executive. It has certainly been the most enduring, even though Arthur himself has remained an enigma—in large part because this shrewd, secretive New Yorker saw to it... Read more >
Roosevelt's Rough Riders

Written by Alejandro Quesada
Illustrated by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.95

Osprey's examination of the brief but colorful history of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, detailing the rich experiences of the men who fought in its ranks. Founded in May 1898, the unit's actions in Cuba during the Spanish-American War (1898) have passed into military and national legend. The men who volunteered... Read more >
Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Written by Thomas J. Reigstad
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ISBN: 9781616145910
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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Written by Thomas J. Reigstad


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $19.00

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express in the thriving, up-and-coming metropolis at the... Read more >
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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo

Written by Thomas J. Reigstad


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express in the thriving, up-and-coming metropolis at the... Read more >
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Born on a Mountaintop
Born on a Mountaintop
Written by Bob Thompson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307720894
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Born on a Mountaintop
On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Written by Bob Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $27.00

Combining the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced afterlife, Born on a Mountaintop delves deep into our love for an American icon.
 
Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times.  Over the years, he... Read more >
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Born on a Mountaintop
Born on a Mountaintop
Written by Bob Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307720917
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Born on a Mountaintop
On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Written by Bob Thompson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times.  Over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In Born on a Mountaintop, Bob Thompson combines the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced... Read more >
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