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  • Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slaveby Henry Bibb

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Henry Bibb was born in Kentucky in 1815 to an enslaved mother, and it was rumored that his father was the white Kentucky state senator James Bibb. When he was in his late 20s, Henry Bibb managed to make his way to Detroit, and from there, he slipped over the border to Canada, where he settled and founded an anti-slavery publication. In this compelling... more...

  • Woodrow Wilson and the World Warby Charles Seymour; Allen Johnson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    From the current vantage point, World War I was but one of a series of global military conflicts that defined the political landscape of the twentieth century. However, in the immediate aftermath of the war, it represented a seismic shift after which nothing would ever be the same again. This probing analysis penned just after the war's end focuses... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...

  • Obama's Agendaby Kenneth Jost

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 21.00

    Soon after winning reelection, presidents are seen as lame ducks. Why are second terms so unkind to their winners? In Obama's Agenda: The Challenges of a Second Term , author Kenneth Jost offers readers an issues-focused narrative that assesses Obama?s ability to move his second-term agenda in a highly partisan environment in Washington. From the... more...

  • Anything Goesby Lucy Moore

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events -... more...

  • Why Lincoln Laughedby Russell H. Conwell

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Though he would later achieve widespread acclaim as a popular minister and writer, when he was a young man serving in the Union army, Russell Conwell had a chance encounter with then-President Lincoln. Over the course of their conversation, Conwell was able to gain a great deal of insight into Lincoln's unique personality and sense of humor. His... more...

  • It Happened on the Underground Railroadby Tricia Martineau Wagner

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    From a riverboat worker who dressed as a woman to the abolitionist who died for his beliefs, It Happened on the Underground Railroad offers a gripping look at heroic individuals who became a part of the famous ?road? to freedom. more...

  • This Muslim American Lifeby Moustafa Bayoumi

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake ?Mustafa Bayoumi? was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because a book he had written was seen by right-wing media as pushing an ?anti-American, pro-Islam? agenda, and... more...

  • Captives in Grayby Roger Pickenpaugh

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Perhaps no topic is more heated, and the sources more tendentious, than that of Civil War prisons and the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). Partisans of each side, then and now, have vilified the other for maltreatment of their POWs, while seeking to excuse their own distressing record of prisoner of war camp mismanagement, brutality, and incompetence.... more...