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Steinway & Sons

by Laura Lee Smith & Michael Feinstein Arcadia Publishing (October 19, 2020)

Steinway & Sons is a unique entity in American history. Steinway is many things--an iconic piano, an American success story, a symbol of opulence, a metaphor for artistic passion, and a geographic locale. Part...


Toledo State Hospital

by Kimberly Brownlee Arcadia Publishing (October 19, 2020)

The Toledo State Hospital opened in 1888, and its design and healing approach were revolutionary for the time. First in the country built entirely on the "cottage model," its plan was intended to create a homelike...


Village of North Palm Beach

by Rosa Sophia & Mayor Darryl Aubrey The History Press (October 19, 2020)

While North Palm Beach itself is relatively young--just about retirement age--the history of this area is as broad as the horizon. Long before this village was founded in 1956, the Jeaga tribe lived and thrived...


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...


The Rise of the Third Reich

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

The name Adolf Hitler ? even half a century after the fall of the Third Reich ? continues to evoke disgust, contempt and astonishment. How was it possible for an amateur painter to seduce an entire people? How...


A World at War

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

On 9th August, 1945, American pilot Charles W Sweeney threw a nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Nagasaki. 43 seconds later, his deadly cargo exploded in the air over the port city and turned the thriving...


Death in the Trenches

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

The showdown should have been a brief affair, where the German Empire put its neighbours in their place. Encouraged by the spirit of adventure thousands of young men volunteered to defend the nation?s honour....


Pacific War

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

On the morning of Sunday 7th December, 1941, 183 Japanese aircraft fly across the quiet American naval base of Pearl Harbor. After a few minutes, oil stocks and airfields are in flames, and several of the United...


Nazi Mysteries

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

World War II is the best described, most catalogued event in history. Thousands of books, hundreds of thousands of articles, and an abundance of documentaries and lectures describe the horrors of war, the battle...


The Third Reich

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

In 1933 Adolf Hitler seizes power after seducing the German people with lavish promises of restoring order, prosperity and the Greater German Reich to its former glories. He then goes to on exploit other Western...


Hell on the Eastern Front

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

German tanks rolled unimpeded across the Russian steppes at the start of Hitler?s campaign against the Soviet Union. But in 1943, the so-called Slavic "untermensch" (subhumans) gain the initiative and transform...


Fall of the Third Reich

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

Adolf Hitler ruled Germany for 12 years. As the Third Reich began to collapse in on itself in the spring of 1945, the Fu?hrer took up residence in Berlin. By the middle of April he?d entrenched himself in a...


Incredible Weapons

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

Luftwaffe pilots fear one weapon more than any other: British Spitfires. Powerful Rolls Royce engines and an ingenious design make the plane fast and manoeuvrable. In 1940, Spitfires and their fearless pilots...


Special Operations

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

The battle is won, the enemy driven out, and everyone can breathe again. Many field generals thought this ? but generals often make mistakes. Throughout World War II, specially trained soldiers made sure that...


Unsolved Mysteries of WWII

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

Nazi propaganda presented Adolf Hitler as ascetic, solitary and a brilliant Fu?hrer. Only a few knew the real man behind World War II. His mystery has fuelled numerous conspiracy theories ? like why Hitler?s...


Inside the Third Reich

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

Germany in the early 1930s is falling apart. The population is disillusioned, poverty is spreading, and unemployment is everywhere. Many Germans see Adolf Hitler as the only man who can pull the country out...


Heroes and Villains

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

With Europe overrun by Hitler?s thundering war machine, Churchill is the only head of state with the courage to stand up to the Fu?hrer. The British Prime Minister?s iron will makes him a role model in Great...


Biggest Blunders of WWII

by World History Saga Egmont (September 19, 2020)

In August 1940, Berlin was hit by British bombers. Hitler immediately ordered a series of gigantic air defences be built ? each one more expensive than the city?s entire Olympic facilities ? but they?re ineffective...


Remembering Marshall Field's

by Leslie Goddard Arcadia Publishing (May 04, 2020)

or more than 150 years, Marshall Field's reigned as Chicago's leading department store, celebrated for its exceptional service, spectacular window displays, and fashionable merchandise.

Few shoppers recalled...


Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay

by Jamie L. H. Goodall The History Press (February 24, 2020)

The story of Chesapeake pirates and patriots begins with a land dispute and ends with the untimely death of an oyster dredger at the hands of the Maryland Oyster Navy.

From the golden age of piracy to Confederate...


The Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls

by John E. Kinville The History Press (February 17, 2020)

Drawing on never-before-seen materials, author John E. Kinville unfolds the complex legacy of Women's Klan no.14 aka the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls.

In the xenophobic atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s, Ku...


Tuskegee in Philadelphia

by Robert J. Kodosky The History Press (February 03, 2020)

The uplifting story of the valiant Tuskegee men and women whose impact on Philadelphia during World War II will surprise even the most avid armchair historian.

At the outbreak of World War II, Philadelphians...


Banished from Johnstown

by Cody McDevitt & Tony Norman The History Press (January 27, 2020)

Author and journalist Cody McDevitt tells the story of one of the worst civil rights injustices in Western Pennsylvania history.

In 1923, in response to the fatal shooting of four policemen, the mayor of Johnstown...


The South Carolina State Hospital

by William Buchheit The History Press (January 13, 2020)

Nearly two decades after it closed, the South Carolina State Hospital continues to hold a palpable mystique in Columbia and throughout the state.

Founded in 1821 as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, it housed,...


Ohio Tiki

by Jeff Chenault & Doug Motz The History Press (December 09, 2019)

Hula girls, palm trees and Tiki gods beckoned Ohioans of the 1950s and '60s as tropical hot spots sprang up in suburban neighborhoods and concrete jungles alike.

The Kon Tiki restaurants of Cleveland and Cincinnati...


Rebels in Repose

by Allie Stuart Povall The History Press (December 09, 2019)

The South's high command traveled dramatically divergent paths after the dissolution of the Confederacy.

Their professional reputations were often rewritten accordingly, as the rise of the Lost Cause ideology...


Classic Restaurants of Alexandria

by Hope Nelson The History Press (December 02, 2019)

From seaport pubs to international cuisine, Alexandria's culinary history runs deep.

George Washington danced in the ballroom of Gadsby's Tavern, an Old Town landmark. The Royal Restaurant hung its first shingle...


The Life and Legacy of B.B. King

by Diane Williams & London G. Branch The History Press (November 25, 2019)

Blues legend B.B. King spent his life sharing the music of his soul, which shone relentlessly through hardship and triumph alike.

Born on a cotton plantation in 1925, the man born Riley B. King would grow up...


Horne's

by Letitia Stuart Savage The History Press (November 18, 2019)

The Joseph Horne Company, popularly known as Horne's, was a beloved and integral part of Pittsburghers' lives for generations.

It was the first department store in the Steel City, staking its ground at the landmark...


New Castle's Kadunce Murders

by Dale Richard Perelman The History Press (November 18, 2019)

Author Dale Richard Perelman tells the tragic story of the 1978 murders and the mystery surrounding them.

In the summer of 1978, a mother and her four-year-old were stabbed to death in the quiet town of New Castle....


The Florida Cracker Cookbook

by Joy Sheffield Harris The History Press (October 28, 2019)

From a one-story cabin in the piney woods of the Panhandle to a high-rise condo along the glistening waterways, Cracker cooking in Florida has evolved with our tastes and times.

When supplies were limited and...


Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island

by Christian McBurney, Norman Desmarais & Varoujan Karentz The History Press (October 21, 2019)

Following the success of World War II Rhode Island, author Christian McBurney returns, with new coauthors Norman Desmarais and Varoujan Karentz, to present extraordinary personal stories of local contributions...


Moll Dyer and Other Witch Tales of Southern Maryland

by Lynn J. Buonviri The History Press (October 07, 2019)

Discover the true story of Moll Dyer and the witches of Southern Maryland... if you dare...

Despite the attention that Salem receives, they were far from the only town to organize a witch hunt in colonial America....


Florida Oranges

by Erin Thursby The History Press (September 30, 2019)

The first orange groves, planted in St. Augustine in the 1500s by Ponce de León, were the precursor to what would become an integral part of Florida's identity.

Orange groves slowly spread across the state,...


Haunts of the White City

by Ursula Bielski & Jeff Mudgett The History Press (September 23, 2019)

At the close of the nineteenth century, Chicago offered the world a glimpse of humanity's most breathtaking possibilities and its most jaw-dropping horrors.

Even as the White City emerged from the ashes of the...


Haunted Clarke County, Virginia

by Michael D. Hess The History Press (September 16, 2019)

In Clarke County, the spirits of the past bring history to life.

The ghost of a brokenhearted Confederate soldier stares out a window waiting in vain for the return of the love of his life. Victims of a plane...


Ghosts of the Quad Cities

by Mark McLaughlin, Michael McCarty & The Amazing Kreskin The History Press (September 16, 2019)

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage.

If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline's...


Ghosts and Legends of Northern Ohio

by William G. Krejci The History Press (September 16, 2019)

Hauntings and eerie tales abound in northern Ohio. Chillings legends, mysteries and hauntings.

Does Esther Hale, believed to have been executed for witchcraft, really haunt Columbiana County's Bowman Cemetery?...


Haunted Flint

by Roxanne Rhoads & Joe Schipani The History Press (September 02, 2019)

Flint, Michigan, is home to ancient burial grounds, unsolved murders, economic depression, a water crisis and emits an unholy energy rife with ghostly encounters.

Colonel Thomas Stockton's ever-vigilant ghost...


Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia

by Carson O. Hudson Jr. The History Press (August 26, 2019)

While the Salem witch trials get the most notoriety, Virginia's witchcraft history dates back many years before that.

Colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural with their northern neighbors....


The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey

by Joseph G. Bilby & Harry Ziegler The History Press (August 19, 2019)

Authors Joseph Bilby and Harry Ziegler chart the brief rise of the Ku Klux Klan and how New Jersey collectively stood up to bigotry.

The state, though, was not immune to the reemergence of the Ku Klux Klan in...


The Franklin Park Tragedy

by Brian Armstrong The History Press (August 19, 2019)

Author Brian Armstrong tells the shocking story of this "sundown town" and how it evolved into the diverse community that exists today.

On March 1, 1894, two African American men broke into a home in rural Franklin...


Charlotte True Crime Stories

by Cathy Pickens The History Press (August 12, 2019)

A thrilling account of a hundred years of sensational and sinister deeds that marked and shaped one southern town.

Crimes that captivated attention in the Charlotte area over the years run the gamut from missing...


Hidden History of Monmouth County

by Muriel J. Smith, Rick Geffken, Christina Johnson & Allan Dean The History Press (August 12, 2019)

Monmouth County's past encompasses more than just sandy beaches and rural farm life.

George Washington fought at the Battle of Monmouth as the region played a pivotal role in the birth of the republic. Henry...


Georgia POW Camps in World War II

by Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker & Jason Wetzel The History Press (July 29, 2019)

Explore the daily lives and the history of German and Italian POWs in WWII in camps in Georgia and their impact on the Peach State.

During World War II, many Georgians witnessed the enemy in their backyards....


Dayton Beer

by Timothy R. Gaffney The History Press (July 22, 2019)

The story of beer in Dayton and the Miami Valley is as old as the region's first settlers, who brought their brewing methods with them from Europe. From humble origins, the Schwind brothers founded a Dayton...


Hidden History of Acadiana

by William J. Thibodeaux The History Press (July 22, 2019)

Tragedy and destruction abound in this region and in these pages, but heroism, glory and Cajun flair come in equal measure.

From the improbable Thoroughbred Twenty-Twoinit, which defied odds and burned Vegas...


Powerhouses of Ohio High School Football

by Tim Raab & Bobby Carpenter The History Press (July 22, 2019)

Join author Tim Raab as he presents the champions, contenders, heartbreaks and heroics of this thrilling era of Ohio pigskin history.

Few things seem as important to Americans as sports, particularly football....


New Orleans Coffee

by Suzanne Stone & David Feldman The History Press (July 22, 2019)

New Orleans history is steeped in coffee. Café du Monde and Morning Call started serving café au lait more than a century ago.

Outside the Cathedral of St. Louis in Jackson Square, early entrepreneurs like...