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Movie Anecdotes

Review 'Well-chosen....Wry, telling and tinged (not drenched) with a kind of bittersweet nostalgia....If you're a movie buff, or live with one, I suspect that Movie Anecdotes will likely end up o [...]

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Storming the Court: How a Band of Law Students Fought the President--and Won

From Publishers Weekly In 1992 a team of Yale law students and other human rights activists sought to enjoin the government from detaining Haitian refugees indefinitely at Guant?namo Bay, without [...]

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Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida's Environment

Review ?Portrays the skill and strategy that Marjorie Harris Carr used to overcome powerful social conventions and political enemies in order to chart her own path as a woman, an environmentalist [...]

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Lincoln's Abolitionist General: The Biography of David Hunter (Series; 33)

From the Back Cover Lincoln's Abolitionist General tells the life story of a general who operated on the vanguard of the advance toward emancipation and the enlistment of African American soldier [...]

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Tennessee Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

From the Back Cover Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Volunteer State has to offer!Whether you?re a born-and-raised Tennesseean, a re [...]

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Camp Ripley 1930-1960 (MN) (Images of America)

About the Author Sandra Alcott Erickson is the administrator of the Minnesota Military Museum, which is located on Camp Ripley. She has received the Department of the Army?s prestigious Commander [...]

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Boone: A Biography

From Publishers Weekly Many historical figures are more interesting in reality than in myth. Daniel Boone was one of them. Brilliant explorer, trapper and pathfinder, renowned marksman and revolu [...]

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Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Review 'Guzm?n adroitly opens a window onto the relations between African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Anglos while illuminating the challenges and barriers Dr. Nixon confronted as he labore [...]

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St. Louis Then and Now (Then & Now)

About the Author Elizabeth McNulty was born and raised in St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri. She attended graduate school in New England and is the author ofBoston Then and Now,Ch [...]

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On the Swing Shift: Building Liberty Ships in Savannah

Review Having begun my career in the sixties, I was privileged to have seen Liberty and Victory ships still plying their trade twenty plus years into careers which were not expected to exceed fiv [...]

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The English Garden: A Social History

Review An iceberg of a book. What we see on the page is supported by a great body of research underneath. This is what gives the book its sweeping style and confidence. . . Written with verve, da [...]

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World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

From Library Journal Compiling an encyclopedia is one thing, but doing the job well is quite another. The authors have succeeded in producing an attractive and very nearly comprehensive compendiu [...]

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Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 2nd Edition

Review 'Historians will welcome the publication of this detailed guide to citations. Even avid users of?The Chicago Manual of Style?regularly encounter sources for which that handbook gives no gu [...]

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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

From Publishers Weekly This third edition of the 1988 reference, full of the same back-to-basics philosophy of the earlier volumes, promises to once again serve as a lightning rod for lively disc [...]

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Winston Churchill: Quotable Wisdom

About the Author Carol Kelly-Gangi is the editor of such titles as The Essential Wisdom of the Presidents, The Saints (Quotable Wisdom), The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers, and Essentia [...]

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Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2015 Edition (College Test Preparation)

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP European History Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every q [...]

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5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2016 (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)

About the Author Peggy J. Martin teaches advanced placement world history at Del Rio High School in Del Rio, Texas. Read more [...]

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Selected Stories of Bret Harte: The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Tennessee's Partner, Mliss and other tales

Selected Stories of Bret Harte: The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Tennessee's Partner, Mliss and other tales [Hardcover] Read more [...]

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A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

Review Will attract any student and teacher and librarian keen to get a reasonably-priced all-purpose quick reference guide to some 3,000-4,000 terms regularly used in, and often found in, source [...]

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