Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam
A Cornell professor presents a history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War that draws on international archives to offer key insights into how America's involvement occurred, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors and intelligence findings. 15,000 first printing.
The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family
Traces the history of the Hemings family from early eighteenth-century Virginia to their dispersal after Thomas Jefferson's death in 1826, and describes their family ties to the third president against a backdrop of Revolutionary America and the French Revolution.
What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848
A panoramic history of the United States ranges from the 1815 Battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War and chronicles the dramatic changes that took place in America during the period, interweaving political and military events with social, economic, and cultural history to address such issues as women's rights, religion, slavery and abolition, education, literature, and more.
A leading American historian provides a colorful and dramatic account of a pivotal moment in American history - the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River to mount a sneak attack on British and Hessian troops at Trenton, New Jersey - an event that marked a turning point in America's battle for independence.
The internal enemy : slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832
Drawn from new sources, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian presents a gripping narrative that recreates the events that inspired hundreds of slaves to pressure British admirals into becoming liberators by using their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war.