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  • Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Liesby David Fisher; Bill O'Reilly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99

    The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West , a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American?... more...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 12.00

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne?s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces... more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    New York Times   bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories... more...

  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award?winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick . In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry... more...

  • In Search of the Promised Landby John Hope Franklin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...

  • Tocqueville on America after 1840by Aurelian Craiutu; Jeremy Jennings

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Tocqueville on America after 1840 provides access to Tocqueville's views on American politics from 1840 to 1859, revealing his shift in thinking and growing disenchantment with America. more...

  • Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trialby John Evangelist Walsh

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 35.99

    On August 29, 1857, in the light of a three-quarter moon, James Metzger was savagely beaten by two assailants in a grove not far from his home. Two days later he died and his assailants, James Norris and William Armstrong, were arrested and charged with his murder. Norris was tried and convicted first. As William "Duff" Armstrong waited for his trial,... more...

  • Texas Risingby Stephen L. Moore

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    The official nonfiction companion to HISTORY?s dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys ): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier March 1836: The Republic of Texas, just... more...

  • True Ladies and Proper Gentlemenby Sarah A. Chrisman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Regardless of time period, some things hold true: kindness is timeless. Invasion of privacy; divorce; relationship issues; encounters between people from different places and cultures; new technologies developed at dizzying speeds . . . the hectic pace of life in the late nineteenth century could make the mind reel. Wait a minute—the nineteenth... more...

  • On Slavery and Abolitionismby Sarah Grimke; Angelina Grimke; Mark Perry

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    A collection of historic writings from the slave-owner-turned-abolitionist sisters portrayed in Sue Monk Kidd?s novel  The Invention of Wings Sarah and Angelina Grimké?s portrayal in Sue Monk Kidd?s latest novel,  The Invention of Wings , has brought much-deserved new attention to these inspiring Americans. The first female agents for the American... more...