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Old Celtic Romances

by P. W. Joyce Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

First published in 1879, this famous treasury of tales from Celtic mythology has long been regarded as a classic in the field. The book was compiled by a noted folklorist who selected and translated the tales...


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....


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...


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...


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,...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


European Civil and Military Clothing

by Sir Frederic Stibbert Dover Publications (February 23, 2015)

Peerless archive of historical fashions features nearly 1,000 individual figures and accessories: priestesses and warriors of ancient Britain; elaborately coiffed ladies from the court of Versailles; knights...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


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...


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...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


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...


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.


New York in the Sixties

by Klaus Lehnartz & Allan R. Talbot Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Compelling photographs offer a vivid and varied tableau of daily life: shoppers, subways, Central Park, Coney Island, dozens of other revealing views of the city. 159 photographs by Lehnartz.


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


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...


Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns, Instructions

by Thérèse de Dillmont Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Crocheters at every level of expertise will appreciate these versatile patterns and their complete instructions for 30 motifs, 12 intricate grounds, and a variety of traditional footings and borders. 100 photos....


Memoirs of a Revolutionist

by Peter Kropotkin & Nicolas Walter Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

A nonviolent anarchist of the 19th century discusses his philosophy of collective action as well as life in the court of the Tsar, military service in Siberia, imprisonment, and escape.


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...


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...


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,"...


My Adventures as a Spy

by Robert Baden-Powell Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

This charming volume for younger readers, written during World War I by a British military hero, relates the basics of espionage — including disguise, passing messages, creating diversions, and other maneuvers....


Indian Blankets and Their Makers

by George Wharton James Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.


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,...


The First American Cookbook: A Facsimile of "American Cookery," 1796

by Amelia Simmons Dover Publications (August 29, 2013)

Exact reproduction of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States. Authentic recipes for colonial favorites — pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, spruce beer, Indian slapjacks, and...


China: A History of the Laws, Manners and Customs of the People

by John Henry Gray Dover Publications (August 19, 2013)

This highly readable history dates from the late 19th century, starting with the earliest known legends of the "Middle Kingdom," and ranging forward to an intriguing series of portraits of the author's Chinese...


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


Snow White and Other Fairy Tales

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Dover Publications (July 25, 2013)

Eleven timeless tales recount the adventures of "The Brave Little Tailor," "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "Jorinda and Joringel," "The Fisherman and His Wife," and more.


Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings

by Gustav Ecke Dover Publications (July 24, 2013)

Westerners have long admired Chinese furniture for its durability, inner strength, quiet restraint, and simple dignity. Especially attractive to the educated eye are its purity of line, devotion to detail, and...


A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire

by Fletcher Pratt Dover Publications (July 04, 2013)

Best one-volume history brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies, and personalities revealed in an audacious...


English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations

by C. Willett Cunnington Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Remarkably thorough descriptions, information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, etc. Based on contemporary sources. Indispensable for...


Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy

by Francis A. Lord Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Indispensable reference identifies and describes more than 800 subjects, from artillery accoutrements to tools and patriotic sheet music. "A must-have book." — Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations....


Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction

by George Bain Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over...


Old New York in Early Photographs

by Mary Black Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

New York City as it was 1853-1901, through 196 wonderful photographs: great blizzard, Lincoln's funeral procession, great buildings, much more.


Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

by Gladys Thompson Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys...


An Album of Maya Architecture

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; more. 95 illustrations.


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.