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  • Fern Coppedge: One Woman's Struggle For Equality In The Art World

    by Les Fox
    Biography and Catalogue Raisonne for the American artist Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951) 260 pages
  • Triumph and Tragedy: The Evolution and Legacy of 20th Century War Machines

    by Martin Miller

    Triumph and Tragedy is the keystone volume in a trilogy of books on twentieth century weapons of war. Previous volumes are The Neutron’s Long Shadow: Legacies of Nuclear Explosives Production in the Manhattan Project (February 2017) and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Specters of the Nuclear Age (December 2017). This last book in the series traces the course of the scientific, industrial, and cultural revolutions that paved the way for the unprecedented violence of 20th century wars and hi... more

  • Remembering a Great American Hero: Marian Anderson

    by Emile Henwood
    There is a massive amount of historical information available about Marian Anderson in over twenty biographies, her extensive personal papers at the University of Pennsylvania Library, the National Marian Anderson Historical Society's Residence Museum, various PBS documentaries, the Smithsonian Institute, the Internet and undocumented verbal stories that have circulated in her home town of Philadelphia for years. Researching her long 96-year life was an exciting privilege, but time-consuming. Th... more
  • Compilation of History of the Cherokee Indians and Early History of the Cherokees

    by Jeff Bowen

    How many hours did Dr. Starr, the student spend inside the Barnes Medical College, St. Louis? Working from dusk to dawn refining the art of healing for a people he loved, only to realize later he was primed and ready to gather his people’s history and lineages that unknowingly to him would be sought after for decades after he left this mortal coil. 

    From first addition copies of both books, this is a compilation of the History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folklore (1921... more

  • A Shau: Crucible of the Vietnam War

    by Jay Phillips
    The A Shau Valley played a critical yet poorly understood role in the decade-long battle for South Vietnam. This work, relying heavily on primary sources, tells the story of the many campaigns during the struggle for control of this critical area, a major terminus of the Ho Chi MInh Trail and the most important North Vietnamese base in the northern half of the country. A Shau was the base from which the enemy infiltrated and supplied Hue City during the 1968 Tet battles and was also the site ... more
  • Ms.

    by Cordelia Frances Biddle
    The first half of the 19th century was an era of upheaval. The United States nearly lost the War of 1812. Partisanship became endemic during violent clashes regarding States’ Rights and the abolition of slavery. The battle between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle over the Second Bank of the United States epitomized a nation in turmoil: Biddle, the erudite aristocrat versus Jackson, the plain-spoken warrior. The conflict altered America’s political arena. In 1832, President Andrew Jackson vowe... more
  • Centennial Farm Family: Cultivating Land and Community 1837-1937

    by Amy McVay Abbott

    Anna Long Hoard stood at Eberhard Cemetery, watching her husband's casket lowered into his grave. Kellis Hoard died by mistaking sulphuric acid for cider, a mystery never solved. Kellis was Anna's rock and the man who farmed Anna's legacy farm. She had no sons. Could she keep the farm? Like thousands of pioneers who left the East Coast after the Revolutionary War in search of a better life, the Longs fought weather and wild country to move to a state in the Old Northwest Territory... more

  • In Jewish Blood: The Zionist Alliance With Germany, 1933-1963

    by Steve Rodan

    In Jewish Blood, written with Elly Sinclari, details the strategic alliance between Germany and the Zionist leadership that began as soon as Hitler gained power in 1933. For nearly the next decade, the alliance included sharing the Nazi-confiscated assets of the Jews in occupied Europe, intelligence and political cooperation, particularly in stopping any revolts in the ghettos, as well as working together to block or deny reports of the genocide of the Jews.

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  • BLUEJACKET ODYSSEY, 1942-1946

    by William L. McGee

    The Naval Armed Guard was the special service branch of the U.S. Navy responsible for defending U.S. and Allied merchant ships and their valuable cargo and crews from attack by enemy aircraft, submarines, and surface ships.

    In World War II, nearly 145,000 men served in the Naval Armed Guard as Gunner’s Mates, Coxswains and Boatswains, Radiomen, Signalmen, an occasional Pharmacist’s Mate, and toward the end of the war a few radarmen.

    The Naval Armed Guard serv... more

  • How World War II Changed America

    by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Earl Ofari Hutchinson's new book, How World War II Changed America, is scheduled for release on August 6, designated Hiroshima Day globally and months before commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the December 7. Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack propelled the U.S. into the war. The events continue to spark discussion, debate, and reflection on the lessons still to be learned from World War II. How World War II Changed America pays tribute to the enduring changes the war brought t... more
  • We Must All Be Ready to Sacrifice

    by Dean Ulland
    “We must all be ready to sacrifice...” -Albert Lea Women’s Auxiliary for Promoting National Defense, May 1st, 1917 Soon after the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, it became clear that all Americans would need to be involved in the war effort. The people of Freeborn, Mower, and Steele Counties in Southern Minnesota were no exception. Young men registered for the draft and went off to war; they had no assurance of victory or of ever coming home again. Women, farmers, ... more
  • They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War, and Family.

    by Roger Stark

    "This novel is destined to be a best-seller and the new "American Classic Wartime" novel of our time"... 

    “They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.” -Former President Bill Clinton 

    Such a man was 1st Lt. Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airpla... more

  • MultiStories: 55 Antique Skyscrapers and the Business Tycoons Who Built Them

    by Mark Houser
    More than 100 years ago, towering marvels like New York's Flatiron Building thrilled the public and transformed cities across the country. Now take a tour of the best of these elegant landmarks still standing today in 31 U.S. and 5 international cities. Packed with colorful tales of the powerful executives and self-made millionaires who commissioned the country's first skyscrapers, MultiStories also traces the emergence of modern corporations in banking, media, transportation, insurance, manufac... more
  • The Great American Delusion: The Myths Deceiving America and Putting the West at Risk

    by Patrick Davies
    Something is going badly wrong in America. But what is really happening, why, and what does it mean? Could the US itself now be the greatest threat to the future of the West? In this fascinating account of America today, Patrick Davies, former British Deputy Ambassador to the US, sets out to understand how America, blinded by myths of its own exceptionalism, has failed to tackle serious political, social and economic problems which are exacerbating divisions in its society, poisoning its pol... more
  • The Ghosts of Belcourt Castle

    by Harle H. Tinney
    With some new stories and pictures, the third edition of THE GHOSTS OF BELCOURT CASTLE recounts stories of apparitions seen, heard, and experienced in Newport, Rhode Island’s “Gilded Age” mansion of the Belmont Family. Belcourt stood empty for fifteen years until the Tinney Family purchased it in 1956. A residence and showplace, the castle was furnished with antiques from thirty-three countries and some of them were HAUNTED.
  • WORLD WAR BRANDS: World War II and the Rise of the Modern American Brand

    by Barry Silverstein
    “Economic growth, product proliferation and television converged in the crucible of post-war America to create the fertile soil needed for modern brands to take root and bloom,” observes Barry Silverstein in this fascinating book. Exploring the interrelationship of World War II and American brands, Silverstein shows how the war itself was “branded,” how brand advertisers leveraged the war, and how the post-war economy helped birth the modern brand. Included are scores of stories about some of th... more
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