History - Americas (north, Central, South, West Indies)

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To Hell and Back

Audie Murphy

The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II, back in print in a trade paperback Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became...

Published: May 2002

Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckl...

Daniel Brown

On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story tha...

Published: Feb 2016

The Great Illusion: An Informal Histo...

Herbert Asbury

"An absorbing and at times ironical humorous picture of the battle of Prohibition. Recommended." — Library JournalWith the passing of the Volstead Act, the United States embraced Prohibition as the law of the land. From 19...

Published: Jul 2018

Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Da...

Margaret Lazarus Dean

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known itIn the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seem...

Published: May 2015

It Shouldn't Happen (to a Dog)

Don Freeman

Army life didn't agree with GI Albert C. Bedlington, Jr. He felt like he was always crawling on all fours, and one day when the very thing he'd feared for months finally happened — he had become a dog! The fellas all recognized him,...

Published: Dec 2014

Century of the Wind: Memory of Fire, ...

Eduardo Galeano

The third volume of Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy, Century of the Wind offers a panorama of Galeano’s singular vision of the past, turbulent century: from the bucolic New Jersey laboratory of Thomas Alva Edison ...

Published: Aug 2010

Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1 (Me...

Eduardo Galeano

Genesis, the first volume in Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the author’s words, an attempt to “rescue the kidnapped memory of al...

Published: Aug 2010

The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Fre...

Greg Grandin

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICESAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE RECOMMENDED BOOKOne morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying sc...

Published: Jan 2015

The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton

An excellent reference for anyone who wants a better understanding of the Constitution, this compilation of eighty-five articles explains and defends the ideals behind the highest form of law in the United States. The essays were writ...

Published: Apr 2003

Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA i...

Mark Lane

Mark Lane tried the only U.S. court case in which the jurors concluded that the CIA plotted the murder of President Kennedy, but there was always a missing piece: How did the CIA control cops and secret service agents on the ground in...

Published: Nov 2012

William Bingham Meade: My Story of th...

Elaine Meade Meddings

William Bingham Meade was the fourth great grandfather of the author, Elaine Meddings. This book tells his story, starting at the Battle of Cowpens in northwestern South Carolina. For many historians, the Battle of Cowpens was the tu...

Published: Nov 2016

Who Discovered America?

Gavin Menzies

Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421, distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas—offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical r...

Published: Nov 2014

Life in the Far West

George Frederic Ruxton

Life in the Far WestBy George Frederic Ruxton------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Windham Press is committed to bringing the lost cul...

Published: Jun 2014

Ferguson: Americas Breaking Point

Tim Suereth

It's difficult to truly understand Ferguson, Missouri, the Michael Brown shooting, or present-day race relations in America without first getting a grasp on the historical events that preceded the 2014 riots. Events, attitudes, and p...

Published: Feb 2015

Cape Cod

Henry David Thoreau

Based on several trips to the Cape and originally published as a series of articles, Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod is a remarkable work that depicts the natural beauty of Cape Cod and the nature that surrounds it. Thoreau, a consumma...

Published: May 2020

In Pursuit of Dorothie: The Lost Colo...

Donald Paul Upchurch

Why did the first English explorers sent by Queen Elizabeth to America abandon the first colony in 1587? This book reveals clues to the mystery surrounding the ships and the settlements along the shores of the Outer Banks, North Carol...

Published: Jun 2018

Captain Lightfoot: The Last of the Ne...

Frederick W. Waldo

A desperado in the shadow of the gallows recounts his life of crime in this rollicking seventeenth-century memoir. Michael Martin, better known as Captain Lightfoot, confessed his history of highway robbery to a Boston reporter shortl...

Published: Aug 2016

Lost Boys of Hannibal: Inside America...

John Wingate

In 1967, the largest cave search in US history unfolded in historic Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of author Mark Twain. Three modern day Tom Sawyers, with no caving expertise but an abundance of bravado, made Hannibal ground ze...

Published: Dec 2017
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