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Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America

Mary Stockwell · Yale University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Why did the once‑ardent hero of the American Revolution become its most scandalous general?​

In the spring of 1792, President George Washington chose "Mad" Anthony Wayne to defend America from a potentially devastating threat. Native forces had decimated...
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The Enemies of Rome: The Barbarian Rebellion Against the Roman Empire

Stephen Kershaw PhD · Pegasus Books
Pages: 508
Format: Hardcover

A fresh and vivid narrative history of the Roman Empire from the point of view of the "barbarian" enemies of Rome. History is written by the victors, and Rome had some very eloquent historians. Those the Romans regarded as barbarians left few records of their own, but they had a tremendous...
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Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945

Ronald C Rosbottom · Custom House
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The author of the acclaimed When Paris Went Dark, longlisted for the National Book Award, returns to World War II once again to tell the incredible story of the youngest members of the French Resistance - many only teenagers - who waged a hidden war against the Nazi occupiers and their...

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A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army

Brian Matthew Jordan
Format: Hardcover

From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a pathbreaking history of the Civil War centered on a regiment of immigrants and their brutal experience of the conflict.The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, yet our nation remains fiercely divided over its enduring legacies. In A Thousand May Fall,...
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Two Truths and a Lie: Murder, Obsession, and Justice in the Sunshine State

Ellen McGarrahan
Format: Hardcover

In 1990, Ellen McGarrahan was working as a journalist when she witnessed the botched electric-chair execution of Jesse Tafero, convicted of killing two police officers in Broward County, Florida. When evidence emerged implicating a different man in the murders, McGarrahan found herself...
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Women at War: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Rani of Jhansi Regiment

Hildebrand, Vera · U S NAVAL INST PR


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The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

Heath Hardage Lee · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known story -- a profile of courage that spotlights 1960s-era military...

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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Cate Lineberry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer. Cate Lineberry has done us all a great service by telling this incredibly moving, thrilling, and important story about an American hero who deserves to be remembered, and admired." -- Candice Millard, author of Hero...

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The Trouble with Wagner

Michael P. Steinberg · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

In this unique and hybrid book, cultural and music historian Michael P. Steinberg combines a close analysis of Wagnerian music drama with a personal account of his work as a dramaturg on the bicentennial production of The Ring of the Nibelung for the Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Berlin...
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

JAMES W LOEWEN · The New Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself." - Howard ZinnA new edition of the national bestseller and American Book...
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