American History

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  1. Book ImageThe Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

    Patricia Nelson Limerick

    "Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." --Richard WhiteMore

  2. Book ImagePerilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

    Geoffrey R. Stone

    "A masterpiece of constitutional history, Perilous Times promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech."—Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School

  3. Book ImageCanyon Country: A Photographic Journey

    John Annerino

    Explore the ancient realm and mysterious secrets hidden within the forbidden depths of Canyon Country.More

  4. Book ImageThe Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America

    Edmund S. Morgan

    "A masterly quarter-century of commentary on the discipline of American history."—Allen D. Boyer, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageGuns Over the Champlain Valley: A Guide to Historic Military Sites and Battlefields

    Howard Coffin, Jane Curtis, Will Curtis

    Take a tour that follows the military movements through the Champlain Valley region and allows you to relive history.More

  6. Book ImageIshi's Brain: In Search of Americas Last "Wild" Indian

    Orin Starn

    From the mountains of California to a forgotten steel vat at the Smithsonian, this "eloquent and soul-searching book" (Lit) is "a compelling account of one of American anthropology's strangest, saddest chapters" (Archaeology).More

  7. Book ImageThe Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson: The Kennedy Assassination and the Transfer of Power: November 1963-January 1964

    Max Holland, Robert David Johnson, David Shreve, Et Al.

    Three-volume slipcased set / Volume(s): 1-3

    This is presidential power in its rawest form, revealed alongside the private vulnerabilities of the world's most public man.More

  8. Book ImagePeople of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture

    Kendrick Frazier

    Revised and Updated

    "[W]ritten in the best tradition of the science writer and the mystery writer. . . . [A] breathtaking piece of work."—Jake Page, Washington TimesMore

  9. Book ImageLincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War

    Elizabeth D. Leonard

    Did the federal government mete out justice or revenge in response to Lincoln's assassination?More

  10. Book ImageThe Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

    Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury

    "A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend . . . reflects a transcendent understanding and impeccable research."—Seattle TimesMore

  11. Book ImageThe City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway

    New York Transit Museum, Vivian Heller

    A newly discovered cache of magnificent historical photographs.More

  12. Book ImageMillionaires, Mansions, and Motor Yachts: An Era of Opulence

    Ross Mactaggart

    A re-creation of a time of fantastic wealth through never-before-seen photographs.More

  13. Book ImageA Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

    Laura Schenone

    A stunningly illustrated book that celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in women's lives.More

  14. Book ImageThe Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1943: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal

    Alan Schom

    A fresh and provocative account of the greatest naval campaign of the twentieth century.More

  15. Book ImageNixon's Shadow: The History of an Image

    David Greenberg

    How an image-obsessed president transformed the way we think about politics and politicians.More

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