History

A Moose’s History of North America by Walter and Frances Griggs

Walter and Frances Griggs recount North American history from early American colonies through the cold war in a clever collaboration that explores the iconic moose. With references ranging from biblical to poetic, the Griggs capture a long-forgotten side of North America--uncultivated forests, ruthless hunters, brave explorers, and heroic leaders, as well as a certain spirit of whimsy, wonder, and pride.

Early American Garden Bouquets by Julia Smith Berrall

In this expertly compiled and visually captivating history, Julia Smith Berrall traces the ever-changing relationship between Americans and their gardens from the 17th century through the Victorian era.

Faith Beyond Belief: A Journey to Freedom by David Eberly

Faith Beyond Belief is a captivating testimony of personal faith by the senior Allied prisoner of the Gulf War. This dramatic recollection puts you in his F-15E cockpit when he was shot down in the Iraqi desert, evading the enemy, and held in the cells of Baghdad.

Legends From the Frosty Sons of Thunder by William Trall Doncaster, Jr

This work examines the legends and stories of nineteenth century Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and the Old Forbes Military Road, as shaped by two unforgettable events of 1889 that have forever characterized the region and its collective imagination: the controversial Nicely brothers murder trial and the devastating Johnstown Flood.

Neck Tales: Stories from Virginia’s Northern Neck by Thea Marshall

Join National Public Radio commentator Thea Marshall for a historic and contemporary journey through Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Northern Ireland: Can Sean and John Live in Peace? by Carol Daugherty Rasnic

Northern Ireland: Can Sean and John Live in Peace? explores the reasons for Northern Ireland’s so-called “Troubles.” In a compelling and detailed narrative, Professor Rasnic addresses two primary causes of the conflict—religion and politics—and the source of response to the Troubles: the law.

Patton’s Forward Observers by John Kurt Reith

More than any other military figure, General George S. Patton Jr. conjures up the image of the ultimate World War II American warrior, and even today, the Patton mystique continues to grow.

Richmond’s Unhealed History by Ben Campbell

In a detailed look at the history of Richmond, Benjamin Campbell examines the contradictions and crises that have formed the city over more than four centuries. Campbell argues that the community of metropolitan Richmond is engaged in a decisive spiritual battle in the coming decade.

Slow Dying: The Bosnian War Prison Camp at Visoko by Milenko S. Milanovic

Following the Bosnian War and his immigration to the U.S., Serbian refugee Milenko Milanovic would awaken from horrifying dreams—vestiges of his eight-month imprisonment in the Bosnian war camp at Visoko.

Soldier Pigs: When Soldiers Are Guinea Pigs by Gordon Swanson

During the 1950s, one special army quartermaster group was assigned the difficult but essential task of testing potential army materials—tests that often required putting soldiers at risk, challenging them at the top of their physical endurance, under the worst possible conditions.

The Life of “P”: A Memoir of a Mother and a Nurse by Lee Rice

The Life of “P” is the memoir of a mother and a nurse—an unsung hero from a small town in Virginia’s historic Northern Neck whose personal struggles, courage and heroic sacrifice should be remembered.

The Southern Cause by Thomas A. Daniel

n this powerful collection of over one hundred images and testimonies, award-winning photographer Thomas Daniel has documented the world of Civil War reenactors—men, women and children who recreate and relive one of the most turbulent and tragic periods in American history.

When Soldiers Cried: A True Story About Vietnam by David Shea

By the summer of 1967, the nation’s Selective Service System was fueling the largest military build-up since World War II. Hundreds of thousands of young men, many too young to legally drink and vote, were inducted to wage an ill-fated war in Vietnam.