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The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...


The Naval War of 1812

by Theodore Roosevelt Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

Although only 23 years old at the time of publication, Theodore Roosevelt made his mark as a military scholar with this detailed analysis of naval combat between the United States and Great Britain from 1812–15....


Poems of Sappho

by Sappho & John Maxwell Edmonds Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

Plato hailed her as "the Tenth Muse," and 2,500 years later her voice remains dazzling as well as direct and honest. Sappho, a lyric poet from the Greek island of Lesbos, wrote verse that sings to both sexes...


History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides & Richard Crawley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human conflict.


Democracy in America

by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve & Francis Bowen Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

In the early 19th century, a French sociologist and political scientist undertook a seven-month journey throughout the newly formed United States. Alexis de Tocqueville surveyed the young nation's religious,...


Five Hundred Years of Printing

by S. H. Steinberg & Beatrice Warde Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

"A concise and scholarly but entertaining account of the relation between printing and civilization." — British Printer.

This highly readable survey traces the history of printing with movable type from its...


Through the Brazilian Wilderness

by Theodore Roosevelt Dover Publications (February 24, 2017)

"Roosevelt has been able to add one more excellent volume to a list which is already a praiseworthy record." — The New York Times

"An exceedingly fascinating story of adventure. It is the best story ... that...


Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt

by John Burroughs Dover Publications (May 04, 2017)

In 1903, a renowned naturalist joined the President of the United States for a two-week camping trip to Yosemite. John Burroughs offers these delightful reminiscences of Theodore Roosevelt, which center on their...


Wake-Robin

by John Burroughs Dover Publications (March 02, 2017)

In the early spring, the blooming of the wildflower trillium — also known as "wake-robin" — heralds the return of migrating birds. In Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds, John Burroughs offers...


George Washington

by Woodrow Wilson Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

A president-to-be chronicles the life and times of the historic first Chief Executive in this insightful biography. Before his entry into politics, Woodrow Wilson was a noted educator and historian, and his...


Cuba in War Time

by Richard Harding Davis & Frederic Remington Dover Publications (October 26, 2016)

Before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington to Cuba to cover the simmering rebellion....


Essential Documents of American History, Volume II

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

This compact volume offers a broad selection of the most important documents in American history: the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which ratified women's right to vote; the Supreme Court's decision...


Primitive Culture, Volume II

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

The first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, Edward B. Tylor, defined the term "culture" for modern readers in this groundbreaking work. Initially published in 1871, this classic two-volume...


Primitive Culture Volume I

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

Use of the term "culture" as an expression of the full range of learned human behavior patterns began with this classic two-volume work, first published in 1871. Edward B. Tylor, the first Professor of Anthropology...


The Civil War: Great Speeches and Documents

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 17, 2016)

Memorable speeches, moving letters, and key reports are among the vital documents in this collection of historic records from the American Civil War. Even the most dedicated history buffs may find something...


Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

"All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other...


Great Eulogies Throughout History

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

Derived from the Greek for "word of praise," the eulogy is a longstanding tradition of recognition and remembrance. The speeches and essays gathered in this collection offer thought-provoking commemorations...


Halloween

by David J. Skal Dover Publications (May 16, 2016)

Wonderfully well-written, outrageous, and provocative." — Booklist.

"Entertaining … and scholarly … Like a bag of Halloween candy, the book is a lot of fun." — Boston Globe.

"Fans of cultural history will...


Murder Out Yonder

by Stewart H. Holbrook Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

Praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a brisk, colorful, and cleverly recounted selection of ten crimes," this gripping book ventures into rural America to uncover true tales of homicide. From "Death and Times of a...


The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

by Charles Morris Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

In the wake of San Francisco's 1906 catastrophe, an enterprising publisher dispatched journalist Charles Morris to obtain firsthand narratives from survivors. Morris's gripping report was rushed to press a few...


Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Dover Reader

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dover Publications (January 20, 2016)

Noted for his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden members of nineteenth-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) has exercised immense influence on modern writers. His fiction, rich in...


James Joyce The Dover Reader

by James Joyce Dover Publications (November 11, 2015)

Influential and innovative, James Joyce (1882–1941) led the vanguard of twentieth-century fiction. Sooner or later, most undergraduates encounter him, and many scholars devote their entire careers to his exuberantly...


The Life of Josiah Henson

by Josiah Henson Dover Publications (December 14, 2015)

Born into slavery on a Maryland farm, Josiah Henson (1789–1883) worked as a foreman, married, and became a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Faced with the prospect of separation from his family,...


War Posters

by Martin Hardie & Arthur K. Sabin Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

"Take up the sword of justice," commands a vengeful, blade-wielding sea goddess, while a ship resembling the Lusitania hovers on the horizon

"Keep all Canadians busy. Buy 1918 victory bonds," advises a poster...


The Story of American Railroads

by Stewart H. Holbrook Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly...


Fashion Is Spinach: How to Beat the Fashion Racket

by Elizabeth Hawes & Alice Gregory Dover Publications (May 26, 2015)

After working as a stylist in Paris, Elizabeth Hawes (1903–71) launched one of the first American design houses in Depression-era New York. Hawes was an outspoken critic of the fashion industry and a champion...


Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown

by Henry Box Brown Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

After enduring more than 30 years of slavery, Henry "Box" Brown achieved freedom by having himself nailed inside a packing crate and shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia. Initially published in 1851, Brown's...


A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

"I highly recommend reading this supplement in conjunction with Ms. Stowe's novel to gain a better understanding of the history of our nation." — The Literary South

In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle...


Essays on Civil Disobedience

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

Inexpensive but substantial, this anthology ranges from Henry David Thoreau's great nineteenth-century polemics "Civil Disobedience" and "Slavery in Massachusetts" to more recent writings by Aung San Suu Kyi...


In Old New York

by Thomas A. Janvier Dover Publications (June 09, 2015)

This charming account of Manhattan's history extends from the arrival of Dutch colonists in the early 1600s through the late nineteenth century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and historian...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup Dover Publications (February 22, 2014)

Now a major motion picture! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation...


Lost Islands

by Henry Stommel Dover Publications (May 03, 2017)

Hundreds of islands that once appeared on nautical charts and general atlases are now known to have vanished—or never even existed. How were they detected in the first place? Henry Stommel, an oceanographer...


It Shouldn't Happen (to a Dog)

by Don Freeman & Todd DePastino Dover Publications (September 15, 2014)

Army life didn't agree with GI Albert C. Bedlington, Jr. He felt like he was always crawling on all fours, and one day when the very thing he'd feared for months finally happened — he had become a dog! The...


Medieval English Gardens

by Teresa McLean Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Illustrated survey of gardening lore from the Norman Conquest to the Renaissance reveals wealth of ancient secrets drawn from obscure sources, chronicling cultivation of pleasure gardens as well as herbariums,...


The Merchant Bankers

by Joseph Wechsberg & Christopher Kobrak Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This fascinating chronicle of the world's great financial families offers candid profiles of the personalities behind seven legendary banking houses: Hambros, which now survives in name only; Barings, the oldest...


School for Barbarians: Education Under the Nazis

by Erika Mann & Thomas Mann Dover Publications (January 28, 2014)

Published in 1938, this well-documented indictment reveals the systematic brainwashing of Germany's youth, involving the alienation of children from parents, promotion of racial superiority, and development...


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


Buffalo Soldiers: The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

by T. G. Steward Dover Publications (May 10, 2014)

This history by a chaplain of the Twenty-fifth Infantry includes firsthand accounts of the Spanish-American War as well as an overview of African-American contributions to prior wars and conflicts.


Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

by Mary S. Hartman Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched."...


On Lynchings

by Ida B. Wells-Barnett Dover Publications (April 01, 2014)

Three pamphlets by a civil rights pioneer chronicle some of the most regrettable incidents in American history. Wells's meticulous research and documentation of crimes from the 1890s offer priceless historical...


Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn & Eric W. Sanderson Dover Publications (October 20, 2014)

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical...


Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (September 08, 2014)

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by...


The History of Rome

by Theodor Mommsen, Dero A. Saunders & John H. Collins Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

Abridged edition of Nobel Prize–winning scholar's multi-volume work rivals Gibbon, Macaulay, and Burckhardt in its scope and power. Chronicles Roman society and government from second century BC to end of...


The Mind of the Negro As Reflected in Letters During the Crisis 1800-1860

by Carter G. Woodson & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (September 05, 2013)

This treasury of hundreds of historically valuable letters features correspondence exchanged by African Americans and abolitionists. Contributors include slaves, freemen, and political and philosophical leaders,...


History's Greatest Speeches

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

This anthology presents approximately 20 of the world's most influential public orations, including stirring addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Patrick Henry, and many other famous leaders.


Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861

by War Department Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Wealth of authentic information on Union Army life includes details of military discipline, rank and command, arms, and more. A must for serious Civil War historians, buffs, and battle scene reenactors.


A Yankee Private's Civil War

by Robert Hale Strong & Ashley Halsey Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Moving memoir by a writer who served as a teenaged Union recruit. True tales of punishment, revenge, devotion, and quiet heroism as well as survival methods of the average soldier.


W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings

by W.E.B. Du Bois & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

Lesser-known writings include "Strivings of the Negro People," "A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South," "The Talented Tenth," "Address to the Nation: The Niagara Movement Speech," "Evolution of the Race Problem,"...


Greek and Roman Oratory

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Inexpensive compilation of great speeches includes Pericles on the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, plus orations by Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Cicero, and many...


The History and Romance of the Horse

by Arthur Vernon & Ernest John Donnelly Dover Publications (December 16, 2013)

A sweeping panorama of horse-related history and lore that will appeal to readers of all ages, this book profiles race horses, working and war horses, various breeds, and much more.