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  • Rails to the Atlanticby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    Explore eastern Canada's railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses of this era. more...

  • Benevolent Baronsby Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    American business has always had deep roots in community. For over a century, the country looked to philanthropic industrialists to finance hospitals, parks, libraries, civic programs, community welfare and disaster aid. Worker-centered capitalists saw the workplace as an extension of the community and poured millions into schools, job training and... more...

  • For the Union and the Catholic Churchby Max Longley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Four men joined the Catholic Church in the mid-1840s: a soldier, his bishop brother, a priest born a slave and an editor. For the next two decades they were in the thick of the battles of the era--Catholicism versus Know-Nothingism, slavery versus abolition, North versus South. Much has been written about the Catholic Church and about the Civil War.... more...

  • Walt's Utopiaby Priscilla Hobbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. Disneyland was envisioned as a utopian resort where families could play together and escape the tension of the "real world." Since its construction, the park has continually been updated to reflect changing American culture. The park's... more...

  • Magic in Western Cultureby Brian P. Copenhaver

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    This richly illustrated and groundbreaking book treats magic as a classical tradition with foundations that were distinctly philosophical. more...

  • Freedom from Liberationby Gerard Aching

    Indiana University Press 2015; Not Available

    By exploring the complexities of enslavement in the autobiography of Cuban slave-poet Juan Francisco Manzano (1797?1854), Gerard Aching complicates the universally recognized assumption that a slave's foremost desire is to be freed from bondage. As the only slave narrative in Spanish that has surfaced to date, Manzano's autobiography details the daily... more...

  • A Brief History of the Battle of Agincourtby Christopher Hibbert

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    There can be few military victories so complete, or achieved against such heavy odds, as that won by Henry V on 25 October 1415 against Charles VI's army at Agincourt. In the words of one contemporary French chronicler, it was the 'most disgraceful event that had ever happened to the Kingdom of France'. Christopher Hibbert's wonderfully concise... more...

  • A Brief History of the Battle of Agincourtby Christopher Hibbert

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 13.29

    There can be few military victories so complete, or achieved against such heavy odds, as that won by Henry V on 25 October 1415 against Charles VI's army at Agincourt. In the words of one contemporary French chronicler, it was the 'most disgraceful event that had ever happened to the Kingdom of France'. Christopher Hibbert's wonderfully concise... more...

  • Murder in the Familyby Dan Buchanan

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 12.99

    In the 1850s, Dr. William Henry King murdered his wife and nearly got away with it. His capture, trial, and shocking execution riveted the countryside, but left questions that still linger. Now, based on original documents from witnesses, forensics, and sensational media coverage, Dan Buchanan finally lays bare the whole story of the King case. more...

  • Hardaway Revisitedby I. Randolph Daniel

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    This provocative reanalysis of one of the most famous Early Archaic archaeological sites in the southeastern United States provides a new model for understanding prehistoric settlement patterns. Since the early 1970s, southeastern archaeologists have focused their attention on identifying the function of prehistoric sites and settlement... more...