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Vietnam War

  • Making a New Dealby Lizabeth Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Examines how ordinary factory workers became unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. more...

  • The Founders and the Idea of a National Universityby George Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book examines the ideas of the Founders with regard to establishing a national university. more...

  • Rebels in the Rockiesby Walter Earl Pittman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Civil War in 1861 found Southerners a minority throughout the West. Early efforts to create military forces were quickly suppressed by the Yankees. Unable to control their local territories, many returned to the South to fight while others remained where they were, forming a potentially disloyal population. Underground movements developed and existed... more...

  • Stagecoach Robberies in Californiaby R. Michael Wilson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    California was the mining center of the West for half a century. Wherever precious minerals were found, road agents appeared to "mine the roads" of treasure being shipped out and payrolls being shipped in. The first recorded robbery of a stagecoach occurred in 1856, and the last in 1913. Over that period there were 458 stagecoach robberies,... more...

  • Vicksburg and Chattanoogaby Jack H. Lepa

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    During the American Civil War few events produced more important strategic results for the Union cause than the campaigns resulting in the taking of Vicksburg and Chattanooga. Along with the Federal triumph at Gettysburg, these gains were decisive in bringing about final Union victory. Ulysses S. Grant was the man in charge of the Federal forces that... more...

  • The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Major General William Heathby William Heath; Sean M. Heuvel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1798, this Revolutionary War memoir is one of the few ever written by a senior Continental Army commander. It provides a unique glimpse into the administrative operations and inner workings of the army during the American Revolution. Major General William Heath offers rare insights on the war's major military personalities on... more...

  • Hate Crime in America, 1968-2013by Michael Newton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Crimes motivated by prejudice date to the beginning of human history. Despite legislation addressing bias-driven offenses hate crimes continue to plague modern American society. Beginning with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 six days later, this chronology catalogs hate crimes and the... more...

  • Dare To Be Freeby W.B. 'Sandy' Thomas

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    When the Germans invaded Crete in 1941, Sandy Thomas was shipped to the Greek mainland as one of their prisoners. Despite being severely wounded in the leg he attempted several escapes, including being carried out of his POW camp in a coffin. He finally succeeded in a spectacular escape, and made his way across Greece to Mount Athos, a rocky peninsula... more...

  • Dare To Be Freeby W.B. 'Sandy' Thomas

    Orion 2014; US$ 19.70

    When the Germans invaded Crete in 1941, Sandy Thomas was shipped to the Greek mainland as one of their prisoners. Despite being severely wounded in the leg he attempted several escapes, including being carried out of his POW camp in a coffin. He finally succeeded in a spectacular escape, and made his way across Greece to Mount Athos, a rocky peninsula... more...

  • The Last Standby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.96

    This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little... more...