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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...


Eva's Story

by Eva Schloss & Evelyn Julia Kent Eerdmans (February 22, 2010)

Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don’t know about Eva Schloss, Anne’s playmate and stepsister. Though Eva, like Anne,...


A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee

by James A. Hoobler The History Press (February 01, 2008)

Get ready to experience the Music City with this guide of one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the Southeast.

Whether you're a local or a tourist, this guide will come in handy. Enjoy 11...


Haunted Buffalo

by Cassidy O'Connor, Dwayne Claud & Richard J. Kimmel The History Press (August 31, 2009)

For all ages, explore Buffalo New York's spooky side with true stories and ghostly tales of the city's spooks and spirits.

Everyone can go on a haunted adventure of a lifetime in Buffalo, New York in this comprehensive...


Churchill Downs

by Kimberly Gatto The History Press (March 19, 2010)

In the bustling city streets of late 18th century Louisville began a tradition of thoroughbred racing that has transcended centuries.

Follow author Kimberly Gatto as she chronicles the history of the world's...


Haunted Eastern Shore

by Mindie Burgoyne The History Press (September 25, 2009)

Restless spirits walk beside the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay, linger among the fetid swamps and roam the manor halls.

These are the tormented souls who refuse to leave the sites of their demise. From pitiless...


The Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry: A History of Misery and Medicine

by J.P. Webster The History Press (May 14, 2013)

Join author J.P. Webster as he explores the fascinating and complex history of the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry.

The Quaker City and its hospitals were pioneers in the field of mental health. Yet by...


Ghosts of Alexandria

by Michael Lee Pope The History Press (August 27, 2010)

A hair-raising ride through Alexandria's greatest ghostly past. A must-read for fans of the supernatural and Virginia history!

The ghost of a Revolutionary War spy that fosters a centuries-old grudge against...


Hidden History of the Grand Strand

by Rick Simmons The History Press (July 25, 2010)

Join author Dr. Rick Simmons as he recalls the hidden history and legends of The Grand Strand in South Carolina.

Though today South Carolina's Grand Strand is known primarily for tourism, Hidden History of the...


Cincinnati Beer

by Michael D. Morgan The History Press (April 08, 2019)

Despite a brewing pedigree richer than that of Milwaukee or St. Louis, Cincinnati's role in American beer history is quite often underappreciated.

Drawing on years of research, Michael D. Morgan, author of the...


Milwaukee Frozen Custard

by Kathleen McCann & Robert Tanzilo The History Press (October 31, 2016)

Frozen custard is more than a dessert in Milwaukee. It's a culture, a lifestyle and a passion. Find the stories behind your favorite flavor at local festivals and homegrown neighborhood stands.

From the stand...


Reimagining Greenville

by John Boyanoski & Knox White The History Press (December 04, 2017)

Greenville: The well-kept gem of South Carolina.

Visitors from everywhere have hailed downtown Greenville as one of the best in America. From its tree-lined Main Street to its bustling riverfront, the city inspired...


Lost Towns of North Georgia

by Lisa M. Russell & Raymond Atkins The History Press (October 17, 2016)

When the bustle of a city slows, towns dissolve into abandoned buildings or return to woods and crumble into the North Georgia clay. In 1832, Auraria was one of the sites of the original American gold rush.

The...


The Battle of Lake George: England's First Triumph in the French and Indian War

by William R. Griffith Iv The History Press (September 05, 2016)

In the early morning of September 8, 1755, a force of French Regulars, Canadians and Indians crouched unseen in a ravine south of Lake George.

Under the command of French general Jean-Armand, Baron de Dieskau,...


Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

by Richard B. Smith The History Press (April 30, 2010)

In April 1775, a small band of men set out from Hartford and traveled swiftly north toward the shore of Lake Champlain, recruiting men to their expedition along the way.

Within only a few days, this loyal group...


Hidden History of Chattanooga

by Alexandra Walker Clark The History Press (September 01, 2008)

A fascinating behind the scenes look into the unique history and culture of Chattanooga.

The enigmatic hills and woodlands of the Chattanooga area are a sanctuary of history, and the hometown of author Alexandra...


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...


Kahiki Supper Club

by Jeff Chenault, Doug Motz, David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker The History Press (September 16, 2014)

Inspired by Florida's famed Mai-Kai restaurant, Bill Sapp and Lee Henry opened the Kahiki Supper Club in 1961. Patrons lined up for hours to see the celebrities who dined there--everyone from Betty White to...


Hutzler's

by Michael J. Lisicky & Jacques Kelly The History Press (October 30, 2009)

Michael J. Lisicky, the author of several critically acclaimed department store history books, brings out charming stories about this beloved Baltimore institution.

For 132 years, Hutzler Brothers Company was...


Lost Restaurants of Chicago

by Greg Borzo & Hot Doug's Doug Sohn The History Press (December 03, 2018)

Chicago author, Greg Borzo, recalls the city's celebrated lost restaurants.

Many of Chicago's greatest or most unusual restaurants are "no longer taking reservations," but they're definitely not forgotten. From...


Hidden History of Toledo

by Lou Hebert The History Press (February 11, 2019)

Toledo's history as a frontier town turned manufacturing powerhouse is well known. However, few know that it was once home to a champion racehorse.

Many are unaware that East Toledo's verdant urban woodlands...


Hidden History of Cleveland

by Christopher Busta-Peck The History Press (October 25, 2011)

Join local history preservationist Christopher Busta-Peck and unearth aspects of Cleveland's past that dangle too near extinction from city memory. Too often, we think of history as something that happens elsewhere....


The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend

by John Edward Fletcher PhD & Edith Marie Ferguson Carter The History Press (May 07, 2013)

In the wake of a love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster.

At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site...


A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier: Phebe Tucker Cunningham

by Robert Thompson The History Press (March 12, 2013)

Author Robert Thompson recounts the harrowing story of Phebe Tucker Cunningham, from her marriage at Prickett's Fort to her return to the shores of the Monongahela.

Life on the West Virginia frontier was a daily...


Nantahala National Forest

by Marci Spencer, George Ellison & James Lewis PhD The History Press (August 14, 2017)

Author and naturalist Marci Spencer reveals the history and splendor of the Nantahala National Forest.

The 500,000-acre Nantahala National Forest dominates the rugged southwestern corner of North Carolina. Rivers...


Vintage Outer Banks

by Sarah Downing The History Press (September 11, 2008)

In this never-before-assembled collection of lost landmarks, historian Sarah Downing evokes the Outer Banks of yesteryear.

Drawn from the vast collections of the Outer Banks History Center and from locals mourning...


Iconic Restaurants of Butler County, Ohio

by Teri Horsley The History Press (May 27, 2019)

Join local food writer Teri Horsley as she explores the history of Butler County's most beloved eateries and the stories behind them.

Butler County has concocted fine food and finer memories for generations....


Murder on the Florida Frontier

by Andrew Fink The History Press (November 05, 2018)

In 1880, there was a brutal murder in sunny paradise. This is the story of greed, violence, and a sensational trial that still captures the public's imagination even well after 100 years have passed.

Archie Newton...


Hidden History of Salem

by Susanne Saville The History Press (October 11, 2010)

Author Susanne Saville explores the history of Salem, Massachusetts, shedding light on those stories which are shadowed most often by witches.

Salem, nestled along the rocky coast of Massachusetts, has long been...


Pittsburgh’s Greatest Teams

by David Finoli The History Press (October 30, 2017)

Pittsburgh is synonymous with winning. From the Penguins and Steelers to the Pirates and Panthers, the Steel City knows championships.

There must be something special in the water to make Pittsburgh so particularly...


Kings Mountain and Cowpens

by Robert W. Brown Jr. The History Press (September 15, 2009)

From the rocky slopes of Kings Mountain to the plains of Hannah's Cowpens, the Carolina backcountry hosted two of the Revolutionary War's most critical battles

On October 7, 1780, the Battle of Kings Mountain...


Hidden History of St. Petersburg

by Will Michaels The History Press (July 25, 2016)

City historian Will Michaels explores a wide swath of hidden history in one of Florida's largest cities.

Florida is one of the most visited places in the world, and one of its most visited cities is St. Petersburg....


Lafourche Parish

by Clifton Theriot Arcadia Publishing (December 01, 2014)

Engulfed by the bayou, Lafourche is a parish rich in history and culture known for its close-knit, family-centered communities.

The parish was originally inhabited by Native American tribes and later by European,...


Lake Michigan's Aircraft Carriers

by Paul M. Somers Arcadia Publishing (November 05, 2003)

This is the story of the USS Wolverine and the USS Sable, two Great Lakes excursion ships converted for aircraft carrier training during WWII.

Through the duration of the war, the United States Navy qualified...


Wells

by Hope M. Shelley Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

Explore the compelling visual history that will earn a lasting place on the shelves of area homes and be treasured by resident and visitor, young and old alike.

Wells has a history as fascinating as it is long....


The Lehigh Valley Railroad across New Jersey

by Ralph A. Heiss Arcadia Publishing (August 24, 2009)

Constructed as the Easton and Amboy Railroad, opened by 1875, the Lehigh Valley Railroad was instrumental in developing commerce and communities of central New Jersey.

Thout it no longer runs, it was originally...


Eloise

by Patricia Ibbotson Arcadia Publishing (May 28, 2002)

Eloise, which started out as a poorhouse, later became known as Wayne County General Hospital. Today, all that remains are five buildings and a smokestack.

From only 35 residents on 280 acres in 1839, the complex...


Nether Providence

by Michele S. Davidson Arcadia Publishing (July 05, 2010)

Join Michele S. Davidson as she documents Nether Providence's fascinating growth and development over the last three centuries.

In 1682, John Sharpless settled in Nether Providence Township on a 1,000-acre tract...


Opryland USA

by Stephen W. Phillips & Ty Herndon Arcadia Publishing (August 22, 2016)

Opryland USA attracted millions of visitors each year and gave many celebrities their first taste of show business. As the "Home of American Music," Opryland USA still lives on in the hearts and minds of those...


Brooklyn Dodgers

by Mark Rucker Arcadia Publishing (April 02, 2002)

The Brooklyn Dodgers: The story of a baseball franchise that became family with its city.

If there was ever a place in America where a city and its baseball franchise were as close as family, it was Brooklyn....


Glens Falls

by Gwen Palmer, Bob Bayle & Stan Malecki Arcadia Publishing (August 18, 2004)

Glens Falls presents a photographic essay of a community on the Hudson River, midway between Saratoga Springs and Lake George.

The book spans the years from 1860 to 1925, when Glens Falls was reaching its peak...


Marathon

by Jerry Wilkinson, Laura Albritton & Tom Hambright Arcadia Publishing (December 05, 2016)

The Middle Keys have experienced a fascinating history, from the time when wreckers plied the Florida Reef to the days of Henry Flagler's audacious overseas railroad.

Once the Overseas Highway opened, travelers...


Roan Mountain

by Robert Sorrell & Chandrea Street Shell Arcadia Publishing (June 16, 2014)

Roan Mountain depicts this history of this small and diverse appalachian community.

Roan Mountain, a 6,286-foot-high peak, straddles the Tennessee and North Carolina state line in the Appalachian Mountains. Home...


Fredericksburg

by Tony Kent Arcadia Publishing (October 25, 2010)

Fredericksburg, one of America's most historic cities, sits midpoint between the nation's capital and Richmond.

Many visitors come to this city to walk in the footsteps of illustrious Americans, admire their...


The Old Orchard

by Jeffrey A. Scully Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

The Old Orchard boasts miles of sandy beaches which were once home to Native Americans and settlers but are now booming with tourism.

From Pine Point in the north to Goosefare Brook in the south, Old Orchard...


Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations

by Jim Sundman Arcadia Publishing (August 24, 2016)

In 1857, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) took over Pennsylvania's Main Line of Public Works, a state-owned railroad and canal system built in the 1830s. Most are gone, but fortunately some still stand and are...


Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island

by Daniel Fink Arcadia Publishing (April 21, 2014)

Discover the rich military and recreational history of Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island.

Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island are coastal North Carolina communities. History abounds in this...


Outer Banks Shipwrecks

by Mary Ellen Riddle Arcadia Publishing (April 03, 2017)

Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Weather, geography, war, piracy, and human error have all contributed to this dense shipwreck...


Sweet Briar College

by Lynn Rainville & Lisa N. Johnston Arcadia Publishing (December 07, 2015)

On October 29, 1900, Indiana Fletcher Williams died, leaving her 8,000-acre plantation estate and almost $1 million to create the Sweet Briar Institute.

Later renamed Sweet Briar College, it was founded by Williams...