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A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

edited by Neil Roberts with contributions by Paul Gilroy, Bernard Boxill, Margaret Kohn, Angela Y. Davis, Robert Gooding-Williams, Jack Turner, Ange-Marie Alfaro, Nicholas Buccola, Peter C. Myers, Vincent Lloyd, Anne Norton, Herbert Storing, Jason Frank, and Nick Bromell

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was a prolific writer and public speaker whose impact on American literature and history has been long studied by historians and literary critics.

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

by Mollie Gregory

They’ve traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes through barns, and raced to the rescue in fast cars.

Patchwork: A Bobbie Ann Mason Reader

by Bobbie Ann Mason Introduction by George Saunders

Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a “literary phenomenon.

A Guide to Cyanobacteria: Identification and Impact

by Mark A. Nienaber and Miriam Steinitz-Kannan

Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) and the toxins they can produce pose serious economic, environmental, and public health problems worldwide.

Lessons in Leadership: My Life in the US Army from World War II to Vietnam

by General John R. Deane Jr. edited by Jack C. Mason

John R. Deane Jr. (1919–2013) was born with all the advantages a man needs to succeed in a career in the US Army, and he capitalized on his many opportunities in spectacular fashion.

Thunder in the Argonne: A New History of America’s Greatest Battle

by Douglas V. Mastriano

In July 1918, sensing that the German Army had lost crucial momentum, Supreme Allied Commander Ferdinand Foch saw an opportunity to end the First World War.

Imaginative Conservatism: The Letters of Russell Kirk

edited by James E. Person Jr.

Russell Kirk (1918–1994) is renowned worldwide as one of the founders of postwar American conservatism.

Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places

by John I. Gilderbloom

Bright, vibrant, intriguing, and unique, chromatic homes are speckled across the world’s landscape.

Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching, and Theory

edited by M. Elise Marubbio and Eric L. Buffalohead

The film industry and mainstream popular culture are notorious for promoting stereotypical images of Native Americans: the noble and ignoble savage, the pronoun-challenged sidekick, the ruthless warrior, the female drudge, the princess, the sexualized maiden, the drunk, and others.

Reagan and the World: Leadership and National Security, 1981–1989

edited by Bradley Lynn Coleman and Kyle Longley foreword by Jack Matlock Jr., James Graham Wilson, Beth Fischer, Ronald Granieri, James R. Locher III, Archie Brown, James Cooper, William Hitchcock, David F. Patton, Michael Schaller, Kyle Longley, Evan R. Ward, Charles BrowerIV, and Ryan Carpenter

Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan sought “peace through strength” during an era of historic change.

The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

by Colin F. Baxter

During the early years of World War II, American ships crossing the Atlantic with oil and supplies were virtually defenseless against German U-boats. Bombs and torpedoes fitted with TNT barely made a dent in the tough steel plating that covered the hulls of Axis submarines and ships.

Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research

by Paul D. Escott

Arguably, no event since the American Revolution has had a greater impact on US history than the Civil War.

Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer

by Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

The name Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867–1932) is synonymous with the decadent revues that the legendary impresario produced at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

by Randolph Paul Runyon

Though they were not, as Charlotte claimed, refugees from the French Revolution, Augustus Waldemar and Charlotte Victoire Mentelle undoubtedly felt like exiles in their adopted hometown of Lexington, Kentucky—a settlement that was still a frontier town when they arrived in 1798.

Russell Kirk: American Conservative

by Bradley J. Birzer

Emerging from two decades of the Great Depression and the New Deal and facing the rise of radical ideologies abroad, the American Right seemed beaten, broken, and adrift in the early 1950s.