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Florida's Past, Vol 3: People and Events That Shaped the State

by Gene Burnett Pineapple Press (June 01, 1996)

Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. This first volume of collected...


Florida's Past, Vol 2: People and Events That Shaped the State

by Gene M. Burnett Pineapple Press (July 01, 1997)

Full of essays dealing with Florida's history in Gene Burnett's easygoing style. Careful research and eclectic choice of topics make history good reading that educates and entertains. Each volume divides Florida's...


Florida's Past, Vol 1: People and Events That Shaped the State

by Gene Burnett Pineapple Press (June 01, 1996)

Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. This first volume of collected...


Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags

by Stuart B. McIver Pineapple Press (May 01, 1998)

Florida has been the home of many unusual characters throughout the years. Meet Ned Buntline, Laura Riding, Wilson Mizner, Sam Jones, and many others. Storytellers, lawbreakers, movers and shakers, sportsmen,...


Spanish Pathways in Florida, 1492-1992: Caminos Españoles en La Florida, 1492-1992

by Ann L. Henderson, Gary R. Mormino & Carlos J. Cano Pineapple Press (February 01, 1992)

Florida served as one of the great meeting grounds of the planet, a place where peoples from Indian America, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe converged. This book features essays in both Spanish...


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...


Lincoln's Enduring Legacy: Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment

by Robert P. Watson, Frank J. Williams, William D. Pederson & Norman W. Provizer et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

This collection of highly readable and accessible essays on Lincoln's legacy offers a wide array of perspectives on the enduring impact of the nation's greatest president on leaders, thinkers, and American history....


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 23, 2014)

“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the...


On Doing Local History

by Carol Kammen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

This is the third edition of a book that has become a classic in the public history field. First published in 1986, revised in 2003, On Doing Local History offers not only discussion of practical matters, but...


Nifty Fifty State Facts for Fun! Book 2

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (April 20, 2013)

Geography games are rare, and games that aren't on pictures on flashcards are even rarer. That's why a nifty-fifty interactive book is such a great investment. There's a treasure trove of facts and information...


Nifty Fifty State Facts for Fun! Book 1

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (April 20, 2013)

Geography games are rare, and games that aren't on pictures on flashcards are even rarer. That's why a nifty-fifty interactive book is such a great investment. There's a treasure trove of facts and information...


The New York World's Fair, 1939/1940: in 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others

by Richard Wurts & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Photographic tour of best-loved world's fair: the 700-foot-tall Trylon, the 200-foot-wide Perisphere, GM's Futurama ride, 3-D movies, Elektro the 7-foot-tall robot, artwork by Dali and Calder, much more. 155...


Memoirs, Episodes in New Mexico History, 1892-1969: Facsimile of 1969 Edition

by William A. Keleher Sunstone Press (April 15, 2008)

William A. Keleher always had an active curiosity and this made him an outstanding newspaperman and an indefatigable researcher of historical events. It led him into many intellectual adventures that resulted...


The Tennessee: The Old River: Frontier to Secession

by Donald Davidson J.S. Sanders Books (November 15, 1991)

From the landing of Federal troops at the Tennessee-Ohio confluence to the new river of the TVA, whose dams "stand athwart the valley in Egyptian impassivity," this volume completes the story of the transformation...


Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

by Raymond Arsenault NewSouth Books (October 23, 2013)

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney brings together essays by some of the nation's most distinguished Southern historians. Each contributor has a personal as well as professional connection to Sheldon...


Emigration to Liberia: From the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903

by Matthew McDaniel NewSouth Classics (August 01, 2013)

Between 1853 and 1903, some 500 African Americans left the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama to start new lives in the West African Republic of Liberia. Most of the emigrants departed for Liberia during...


Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA

by Lamar Waldron Counterpoint (June 01, 2013)

While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't...


Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917

by Michael Punke Hachette Books (February 05, 2013)

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Revenant--basis for the award-winning motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio--tells the remarkable story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American...


Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives

by Debra Meyers & Melanie Perreault Lexington Books (April 07, 2006)

Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent...


Pennsylvania Land Records: A History and Guide for Research

by Donna Bingham Munger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1993)

The genealogist trying to locate families, the surveyor or attorney researching old deeds, or the historian seeking data on land settlement will find Pennsylvania Land Records an indispensable aid. The land...


A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community

by Robert R. Archibald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 1999)

Well-known public historian Robert Archibald's personal exploration of the intersections of history, memory, and community reveals how we participate in the making and sustaining of community as well as how...


Maine: The Dynamics of Political Change

by Christian P. Potholm Lexington Books (October 12, 2005)

A political insider for more than thirty years, Christian P. Potholm addresses the dynamics of political change in the Pine Tree State by using qualitative analysis and anecdotal situations.


The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact

by Arlam Carr NewSouth Books (August 01, 2011)

This concise guidebook gives a brief overview of the 1961 Freedom Rides, a crucial moment in American history in which an interracial group traveled across the South to protest segregated transportation. The...


The Making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: A Devil, Two Rivers, and a Dream

by Teresa S. Moyer & Paul A. Shackel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 27, 2007)

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Teresa S. Moyer...


Slavery and freedom in Delaware, 1639-1865

by William H. Williams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 1996)

William H. Williams fills a gap in the literature on slavery in America. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the 'peculiar institution' in the First State. An excellent text for courses in colonial...


Places of Worship: Exploring Their History

by James P. Wind Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 1995)

Whether Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Islamic mosques, Buddhist temples, or the gathering places for other faiths, buildings designed for worship are significant to both their own community of believers...


Exceptional Leadership: Lessons from the Founding Leaders

by Gilbert W. Fairholm Lexington Books (June 16, 2013)

America is best described by values of independence, freedom, and liberty. These values led our founding leaders to undertake revolution. America is American because being Americans each of us assimilates from...


3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It

by Sean Flynn Grand Central Publishing (November 16, 2008)

The unforgettable and heartbreaking true story of the firemen who bravely fought "the perfect fire" is now in paperback.


Rogue State: The Unconstitutional Process of Establishing West Virginia Statehood

by Richard H. Owens UPA (June 20, 2013)

This book explains how West Virginia entered—and remains—in the Union under unconstitutional circumstances. Though the U.S. government pledged to prevent the secession of eleven states from the Union, they...


97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

by Jane Ziegelman HarperCollins e-books (June 01, 2010)

“Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of...


Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy

by Daniel Ruddy HarperCollins e-books (May 04, 2010)

“A splendid piece of work.”

— Edmund Morris

In a unique project, author Daniel Ruddy has carefully extracted Teddy Roosevelt’s most relevant and telling comments—from letters, books, speeches, and...


My Season on the Kenai: Fishing Alaska's Greatest Salmon River

by Lew Freedman Alaska Northwest Books (April 08, 2013)

Award-winning journalist and author Lew Freedman shares personal experiences, true stories, and humorous folklore of the pursuit of kings, reds, pinks (or "humpies"), and silvers from April to October on this...


Ghosts of 42nd Street

by Anthony Bianco HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Imagine shuffling down Broadway through the hustle and bustle right into the nonstop, neon heart of New York City: 42nd Street.

Once a quiet neighborhood of brownstones and churches, the area wastransformed in...


Bradford Washburn, An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon

by Bradford Washburn & Lew Freedman WestWinds Press (May 01, 2013)

Here at last is the thrilling memoir of the legendary mountaineer Bradford Washburn, one of the last surviving explorers and adventurers of the twentieth century. Drawing from decades of memories, journals,...


Alaska

by Walter R. Borneman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire;...


Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

by Norman Ollestad HarperCollins e-books (June 02, 2009)

“Breathtaking....Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.”

Washington Post Book World

 

Norman Olstead’s New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing...


Dreams of Duneland: A Pictorial History of the Indiana Dunes Region

by Kenneth J. Schoon Quarry Books (June 18, 2013)

The towering sand dunes along Lake Michigan not far from Chicago are one of the most unexpected natural features of Indiana. Dreams of Duneland is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the Dunes region,...


The Tennessee: The New River: Civil War to TVA

by Donald Davidon J.S. Sanders Books (April 01, 1992)

From the landing of Federal troops at the Tennessee-Ohio confluence to the new river of the TVA, whose dams "stand athwart the valley in Egyptian impassivity," this volume completes the story of the transformation...


A Wake for the Living

by Andrew Nelson Lytle J.S. Sanders Books (August 27, 1992)

"The Last Agrarian" portrays the history and character of the people of the mid-South through a history of his family, giving, in the words of critic J. A. Bryant, Jr., a "rendering of a bygone world that brings...


Navy Pier: A Chicago Landmark

by Douglas Bukowski Ivan R. Dee (June 01, 1996)

An entertaining, abundantly illustrated history of a Chicago landmark, inspired by Daniel Burnham and a feat of engineering, now a grand locale for public recreation.


The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, Area, and Population Data, 1950-2010

by Charles Curry Aiken & Joseph Nathan Kane Scarecrow Press (November 29, 2012)

Drawing on information obtained from the 2010 Census, this 6th edition of The American Counties provides up-to-date data on each county’s land area, population, county seat, date of creation, name origin,...


Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana

by Sophie White University of Pennsylvania Press (January 14, 2013)

Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians offers a distinctive and original reading of racialization in early America. Focusing on cultural cross-dressing from a wide range of sources, Sophie White shows that material...


In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal

by H. Brandt Ayers NewSouth Books (January 08, 2013)

Journalist and publisher Brandt Ayers's journey takes him from the segregated Old South to covering the central scenes of the civil rights struggle, and finally to editorship of his family's hometown newspaper,...


The Power of the Mayor: David Dinkins: 1990-1993

by Chris McNickle Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2012)

Chris McNickle argues that Mayor David Dinkins failed to wield the power of the mayor with the skill required to run New York City. He also argues that Dinkins's successes were overshadowed by his failure to...


Servants of the Law: Judicial Politics on the California Frontier, 1849-89

by Donald R. Burrill UPA (December 02, 2010)

This book examines the lives of two famous California judges, David S. Terry and Stephen J. Field, who created a lasting influence on the politics and judicial history of California's Supreme Court during the...


Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage: Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Rural Town

by Ann E. Denkler Lexington Books (December 05, 2007)

This book explores the complex web of public history, tourism, and race in Luray, VA, a small town in the Shenandoah Valley ensconced in Lost Cause heritage. By utilizing a diverse range of methodologies, including...


Tom Dodge Talks About Texas: Radio Vignettes and Other Observations 1989-1999

by Tom Dodge Taylor Trade Publishing (April 26, 2000)

Tom Dodge is at his best when he talks about Texas. This collection of writings over the past decade includes his most poignant and provocative National Public Radio vignettes as well as longer pieces from newspapers...


At Sea in the City

by William Kornblum & Pete Hamill Algonquin Books (May 29, 2013)

New York is a city of few boundaries, a city of well-known streets and blocks that ramble on and on, into our literature, dreams, and nightmares. We know the city by the byways that split it, streets like Broadway...


Very New Orleans

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler Algonquin Books (June 14, 2013)

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues,...


Very Charleston

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler Algonquin Books (June 14, 2013)

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats....