How the brutal 1856 beating of anti-slavery Senator Charles Sumner by pro-slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks created an unbridgeable gulf between North and South that exploded into open conflict five years later.
Culled from a German collection, these rare photographs take an unflinching look at the true horror of World War I, from the terrible conditions endured by the troops to the destruction wrought by modern firepower.
World War I destroyed four empires and cost some 40 million military and civilian deaths. In this definitive one-volume history, David Stevenson re-examines the causes, course, and impact of the “war to end war.”
The cavalry of both armies fought valiantly throughout the American Revolution. This volume explores the cavalry’s crucial role in the outcome of the war, which has often been overlooked in general histories.
This gripping narrative chronicles Barack Obama’s struggle in his first term and the fierce battle surrounding his quest for a second term as the president grapples with vicious partisan opposition, a sluggish economy, and his own shortcomings.
More Christians than people of any other faith group now live under threat. Shortt investigates the treatment of Christians on several continents, and exposes the extent of official collusion in their persecution.
Using timelines and other visual aids, this comprehensive and readable guide offers biographical portraits of the principal emperors from Augustus to Constantine, together with a concluding section on the later emperors.
A revealing biography of Harry S. Truman, the unlikely President who rose from poverty and professional failure to preside over the end of World War II and lead the United States boldly into the Atomic Age.
Illustrated with photographs, maps, and images from across the world and throughout history, here is a guide to seven thousand years of city life, from the ziggurats of Sumer to today’s sprawling metropolises.
Pieces by Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Frederick Douglass and many more that offer an unforgettable portrait of 1862, the year that turned a secessionist rebellion into a war of emancipation.
This collection of more than 200 painstakingly colorized Civil War photographs brings the war to brilliant life as never before with images of leaders and soldiers from both sides, as well as vignettes from ordinary life.
Challenging the popular image of President Bill Clinton as a weak player on the global stage, veteran reporter Richard Sale argues that Clinton’s successful covert ops reveal a tough-as-nails commander in chief.
Combining dramatic text and first-rate illustrations, this action-packed graphic novel captures the bravery of SEAL Team 6 as it descended into Abbottabad, Pakistan, to carry out the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
From a Warsaw Pact land assault on Western Europe to an electric fence between North and South Vietnam to a U.S. base on the moon, here are the most outrageous operations seriously considered during the Cold War.
On November 27th, 1868, Custer’s 7th cavalry wiped out a Cheyenne village on the Washita River. Here is the story of how the action returned Custer to prominence, and snuffed out the last hopes of the Cheyenne.
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