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Daring Deeds of Pioneer Women

by John Frost Dover Publications (October 14, 2020)

Compiled in 1860 but based on earlier source material, this evocative work captures the grim realities and challenges of early American expansion and Western settlement through tales of pioneering women and...


The Bonus Army

by Paul Dickson & Thomas B. Allen Dover Publications (October 14, 2020)

"The account by Dickson and Allen recalls the subliminal force of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men with gaunt stories of character at the limits of dignity." ? Taylor Branch, New York Review of Books

In the summer...


Miami's Brickell Avenue Neighborhood

by Paul S. George & Casey Piket Arcadia Publishing (October 19, 2020)

Upon their arrival to the south bank of the Miami River in 1871, the Brickell family guided the evolution of their namesake neighborhood into one of the most affluent and interesting places in America. The Southside...


World War II Nebraska

by Melissa Amateis The History Press (October 19, 2020)

The fight against the Axis required sacrifice and dedication, and Nebraskans proudly answered the call. Three ordnance plants and two naval munitions depots brought employment and economic opportunities but...


A History of Franklin County, North Carolina

by Eric Medlin The History Press (October 19, 2020)

The story of Franklin County is one of remarkable change and growth over the past 250 years. From its Native American roots, this corner of the eastern Piedmont has become a center for tobacco plantations, textile...


A History Lover's Guide to Kansas City

by Paul Kirkman The History Press (October 19, 2020)

Kansas City is often seen as a "cow town" with great barbecue and steaks. But it is also a city with more boulevards than Paris and more working fountains than Rome. There are burial mounds that date back more...


The Fargo Fire of 1893

by Danielle Teigen The History Press (October 19, 2020)

In 1893, Fargo was simply trying to thrive amid an impending national depression. One Wednesday afternoon in June, a ferocious fire quickly devoured hundreds of businesses and more than thirty blocks in the...


Green Bay Beer

by Cameron Teske The History Press (October 19, 2020)

Although often overshadowed by Milwaukee's brewing reputation, Green Bay has its own rich and proud brewing heritage. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, Blesch, Rahr, Hochgreve, Hagemeister and Van Dycke...


Stonington

by M. Earl Smith & J. Huguenin Arcadia Publishing (October 05, 2020)

When Stonington's four founding fathers first laid eyes on the bucolic shoreline inhabited by the Pequot tribe, it was impossible for them to predict that the future state of Connecticut would produce nearly...


Along Manhasset Bay

by Vanessa Nastro Arcadia Publishing (October 05, 2020)

The waters of Manhasset Bay have long been an incubator for innovation and prosperity. While early baymen sought their livelihood through clam digging and fishing, a new industry by way of sand mining forever...


Petrified Forest National Park

by William Gibson Parker Arcadia Publishing (September 28, 2020)

Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona was set aside in 1906 by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt to protect the scientifically important Mesozoic forests. With a boundary encompassing 225,000 acres, the...


Wicked Virginia City

by Peter B. Mires The History Press (October 05, 2020)

Perched on the side of a mountain in the Nevada desert, Virginia City existed for one reason only: to make money. The mining frenzy of the mid-nineteenth century uncovered veins of precious metals that would...


True Murder Mysteries of Southwestern Pennsylvania

by A. Parker Burroughs The History Press (October 05, 2020)

In the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, beyond the picturesque scenes of the Monongahela River Valley, there are long-forgotten mysteries of scandal and murder. Amid the hardship of life on the frontier of...


Old Saybrook

by Tedd Levy & Barbara J. Maynard The History Press (October 05, 2020)

Here in this distinctive New England town, Main Street is the place to meet your neighbors, get a coffee, do your shopping, watch a parade, attend a concert, worship, vote or volunteer. And behind the familiar...


Murder & Mayhem in East Tennessee

by Dewaine A. Speaks The History Press (October 05, 2020)

East Tennessee is gorgeous country, but the hills and hollers have a dark side. James Earl Ray, who had already assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., created mayhem at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary when...


A History Lover's Guide to Florida

by James C. Clark The History Press (October 05, 2020)

Florida is a state of transplants. Even people who relocated here decades ago still claim their birthplace as their home. They might change their mind if they knew that the Sunshine State owns one of the richest...


Historic Tales of Whoop-Up Country

by Ken Robison The History Press (October 05, 2020)

Withdrawal of the mighty Hudson Bay Company from present-day Alberta and Saskatchewan created a lawless environment with new economic opportunities. A cross-border trading bond arose with growing steamboat mercantile...


Francis "Two Gun" Crowley’s Killings in New York City & Long Island

by Jerry Aylward The History Press (October 05, 2020)

On a May morning in 1931, Nassau County police officer Fred Hirsch was gunned down by the notorious New York City gangster Francis Crowley. Nicknamed "Two Gun" for tricking and murdering cops with a second loaded...


A History Lover's Guide to Lexington & Central Kentucky

by Foster Ockerman Jr. & Peter Brackney The History Press (September 28, 2020)

The Athens of the West. The Horse Capital of the World. The Home to the Greatest Tradition in College Basketball. Heart of the Bluegrass. Lexington has a lot of names and an even richer history. The region played...


Hidden History of Jackson County, Michigan

by Linda Hass The History Press (September 28, 2020)

The history of Jackson County brims with colorful characters and noteworthy episodes nearly lost to time. Jackson abolitionists used their barns, houses and hidden compartments to harbor freedom seekers traveling...


Finding Daniel Boone

by Ted Franklin Belue The History Press (September 28, 2020)

Finding Daniel Boone is a unique tribute to America's frontier hero and offers closure to the greatest of all his mysteries: where he was buried. Part biography, part historical travelogue and eloquently narrated...


Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang in Minnesota

by Deborah Frethem & Cynthia Schreiner Smith The History Press (September 28, 2020)

From their home base in Minnesota, the Karpis-Barker Gang cut a swath of crime and terror across the Midwest in the early 1930s. They kidnapped two important businessmen and held them for exorbitant ransoms....


The Witch of the Monongahela

by Thomas White The History Press (September 21, 2020)

In the ancient hills and misty hollows of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, generations of locals have passed down stories of a woman with mysterious magical powers. People came from near and far to seek healing...


Notorious Antebellum North Alabama

by John O’Brien The History Press (September 21, 2020)

Before the Civil War, North Alabama was infamous for lawlessness. The era saw courts filled with defendants who spanned the socioeconomic gamut--farmers, merchants and politicians. In 1811, John B. Haynes tore...


Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm

by Douglas L. Heath & Alison C. Simcox The History Press (September 21, 2020)

On a dark, rainy night in October 1900, George E. Bailey, caretaker of Breakheart Hill farm, disappeared. He no longer made his daily milk runs to town or stopped at the tavern for his favorite cherry rum. Some...


Murder & Mayhem in the Finger Lakes

by R. Marcin The History Press (September 21, 2020)

The pristine waters of the Finger Lakes inspire tranquility, but the region has not been spared a history of high-profile murders. George Chapman's execution for killing a hostler in a drunken rage drew one...


Murder & Mayhem in Prescott

by Drew Desmond & Brad G. Courtney The History Press (September 21, 2020)

Despite its early law enforcement presence, Prescott's place in the violent history of Yavapai County is written in blood. The jealousy, greed and pure meanness of some of its citizens produced shocking trails...


Mississippi Legends & Lore

by Alan Brown The History Press (September 21, 2020)

The battle for Vicksburg roils still, the outcome of the Union siege undecided as specters reload and carry on. The Pascagoula River sings out in grief, and a three-legged lady stalks a country lane outside...


Haunted Joliet Prison

by Wendy Moxley Roe The History Press (September 21, 2020)

The iron bars of Joliet Prison might once have held John Wayne Gacy, Baby Face Nelson and other notorious inmates as unwilling guests, but their stories now desperately cling to the limestone walls. After 160...


Ghosts of the Berkshires

by Robert Oakes The History Press (September 21, 2020)

Before it became a haven for arts and culture, the Berkshires was a rugged, sparsely populated frontier. From the early days of Revolutionary fervor and industrial enterprise to today's tourism, many chilling...


Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard

by Tom Dresser & Holly Nadler The History Press (September 21, 2020)

Martha's Vineyard has always been known as a charming seaside destination. But on this island, a cautious tour reveals darker tales that lie beneath its familiar exterior. Walk by the House of Correction, where...


Eerie New Mexico

by Ray John de Aragón The History Press (September 21, 2020)

New Mexico's night sky generated speculation about alien visitation for centuries before the Roswell Incident of 1947. But the luminous spheres known as Bolas de Lumbre weren't the only evidence of unnatural...


Historic Streets of Salem, Massachusetts

by Jeanne Stella The History Press (October 05, 2020)

Witchcraft, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Samuel McIntire made this seaside town famous. But echoes of lesser-known tales linger along its lanes and avenues, from mysterious Chestnut Street to the founding Quakers...


John F. Kennedy at Rest in Arlington

by Raymond Sinibaldi Arcadia Publishing (October 12, 2020)

John F. Kennedy is one of only three presidents not interred in his home state. Sitting next to his coffin on the flight home from Dallas, Jacqueline Kennedy began formulating plans for his funeral and burial....


A History Lover's Guide to the South Shore

by Zachary Lamothe The History Press (October 12, 2020)

The South Shore is an intriguing mix of antiquity and modernity. The region's first settlement, Plymouth, is a top tourist destination, as more than one million visitors flock to it annually. Quincy showcases...


Wisconsin at Antietam

by Cal Schoonover The History Press (October 12, 2020)

The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in American history, and Wisconsin played a vital role. The Second, Sixth and Seventh Wisconsin Regiments served in the Iron Brigade, one of the most respected infantries...


Stories of the Humboldt Wagon Road

by Andy Mark The History Press (October 12, 2020)

Before the completion of the transcontinental railroad, there was the Chico and Humboldt Wagon Road, meant to connect California with the burgeoning mining industries of Nevada and Idaho. The ambitious plan...


Mysterious Tales of Western North Carolina

by Sherman Carmichael & Lucy Elliott The History Press (September 21, 2020)

These dark hills and hollers hold endless secret wonders. UFO sightings join mysterious booming noises and the famous Brown Mountain Lights in lists of unexplained phenomena. Ghosts abound from Biltmore to Grandfather...


San Diego's Sunset Cliffs Park

by Kathy Blavatt & Karen Scanlon The History Press (October 12, 2020)

Sunset Cliffs Park meanders along a mile and a half of San Diego's coastline, beckoning tourists and locals alike. These stunning cliffs inspired Albert Spalding, sportsman and visionary, to create a park in...


Napa Valley Lawmen and Outlaws

by Todd L. Shulman The History Press (October 12, 2020)

Law enforcement in Napa County traces its roots back to the days of Spanish rule and was formalized when California became a state in 1850. Since then, those who wear the badge have pursued the lawless in search...


Sandy Hook's Lost Highland Beach Resort

by Susan Sandlass Gardiner & Rick Geffken The History Press (October 12, 2020)

Built by William Sandlass during the Golden Age of the Jersey Shore, the Highland Beach excursion resort was an iconic landmark for more than seven decades. The resort put Sandy Hook on the map, as hordes of...


Into the labyrinth: in search of Daidalos

by Michael Wilson Austin Macauley Publishers (September 30, 2020)

Daidalos was a polymath who foreshadowed Leonardo da Vinci by 3,000 years and was famed as an artist, inventor, scientist and engineer. Despite his many talents and his contributions to the advancement of humanity,...


Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership

by William Nester Frontline Books (September 30, 2020)

Many indeed, are the biographies of Winston Churchill, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. But what was that influence and how did he use it in the furtherance of his and his country’s...


English Collusion and the Norman Conquest

by Arthur C Wright Frontline Books (September 30, 2020)

The reality of war, in any period, is its totality. Warfare affects everyone in a society. Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive analysis of eleventh century warfare as exposed in the record of the Norman...


Woman at Work

Washington Wife

With Love from Gracie

by Grace Hegger Lewis Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

The rise of author Sinclair Lewis, most famous for his works Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith, and Elmer Gantry, written by wife Grace Hegger, a former editor at Vogue. A warts and all portrayal of a stormy...


A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977

by Colonel Mary V. Stremlow Usmcr Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Provides a historical review of women in the Marine Corps from their reservist status in 1946 through active status in 1977. Based upon original research. Illustrated.


Italian Communism

by John A. Baker Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)


On Political War