By Peter Snow

In August 1814, the USA military was once defeated simply outdoor Washington, D.C., via the world's maximum army strength. President James Madison and his spouse had barely enough time to escape the White residence prior to the British invaders entered. British troops stopped to dinner party at the meal nonetheless sitting at the Madisons' dining-room desk ahead of surroundings the White apartment on fireplace. the level of the destruction used to be large; accomplished in wooden instead of marble, every little thing contained in the mansion used to be flamable. simply the outer stone partitions might face up to the fire.

The tide of the conflict of 1812 could speedy flip, in spite of the fact that. under a month later, American troops may stand positive on the conflict of citadel McHenry. Poet Francis Scott Key, struck via the sight of the yank flag waving over fortress McHenry, jotted down the beginnings of a poem that will be set to track and develop into the U.S. nationwide anthem, "The superstar Spangled Banner."

In his compelling narrative variety, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of that summer's amazing confrontations. Drawing from a wealth of fabric, together with eyewitness bills, Snow describes the colourful personalities on either side of these excellent occasions: together with the beleaguered President James Madison and primary girl Dolley, American heroes akin to Joshua Barney and Sam Smith, and mistaken army leaders like military leader William Winder and struggle Secretary John Armstrong. at the British aspect, Snow re-creates the fiery Admiral George Cockburn, the wary yet immensely renowned significant normal Robert Ross, and sharp-eyed diarists James Scott and George Gleig.

When Britain Burned the White House highlights this unprecedented second in British and American historical past, the brave, winning protection of castle McHenry and the yank triumph that might persist with, and America's and Britain's selection to by no means back struggle each one other.

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Welcome to the colourful, flamboyant, and beautiful international of Mexican American boxing in l. a.. From the minute they stepped into the hoop, Mexican American opponents have electrified enthusiasts with their explosiveness and braveness. those ancient photographs deliver to lifestyles a sociological tradition which includes knockouts, the most highway fitness center, the Olympic Auditorium, local rivalries, Mexican idols, posters, and promoters. Like a winding thread, "the Golden Boy" artwork Aragon bobs and weaves during the ebook. From "Mexican" Joe Rivers to Oscar De los angeles Hoya, the real tales in their sensational ring wars are instructed whereas retaining alive the spirit and legacy of Mexican American boxing from the better la quarter.

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By Brenda Wineapple

Awesome in scope, Ecstatic Nation illuminates probably the most dramatic and momentous chapters in America's earlier, while the rustic dreamed enormous, craved new lands and new freedom, and was once bitterly divided over its nice ethical improper: slavery.
With a canvas of amazing characters, akin to P. T. Barnum, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, and L. C. Q. Lamar, Ecstatic Nation brilliantly balances cultural and political heritage: It's a riveting account of the sectional clash that preceded the Civil conflict, and it astutely chronicles the advanced aftermath of that warfare and Reconstruction, together with the promise that girls may proportion in a new  definition of yankee citizenship. It takes us from photographic surveys of the Sierra Nevadas to the invention of gold within the South Dakota hills, and it signs the painful, exciting delivery of contemporary America.

An epic story through award-winning writer Brenda Wineapple, Ecstatic Nation lyrically and with precise originality captures the optimism, the disasters, and the tragic exuberance of a renewed Republic.

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A never-before-seen investigate the damaging task of scouting throughout the American Civil War.

Scouting for provide and Meade is made from the preferred memories of Judson Knight, former leader scout of the military of the Potomac from August 1864 to June 1865. initially starting as a serialized column within the militia provider paper nationwide Tribune, Knight’s column combating Them once more deals an extraordinary glimpse into the comings and goings of scouts at the back of enemy traces through the American Civil warfare. a must have for any background buff, Scouting for provide and Meade not just bargains a daily account of a scout for the Union military, but in addition presents worthy perception into historic occasions from the viewpoint of an eyewitness. Knight finds his distinctive studies at the back of accomplice strains, together with how he came upon many girls residing on my own all alone plantations with their slaves. His account printed to his contemporaries that slaves dwelling within the South by no means betrayed Union scouts hiding at the back of accomplice strains. operating inside a newly growing to be army intelligence box, Knight information his bold and creative reviews, usually taking orders without delay from basic supply himself.

Noteworthy for being good written for its time, Knight writes with a conversational tone that is still simply available to the trendy reader. commonly fact-checked, Scouting for supply and Meade deals a customized account of the bloodiest conflict ever to be fought on American soil.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to post a wide variety of books for readers attracted to history--books approximately international conflict II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yank Civil struggle, the yankee Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, historic Rome, medieval instances, the previous West, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each identify we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on topics which are occasionally missed and to authors whose paintings would possibly not another way discover a home.

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By Marcus Rediker

A specific account of the main winning slave uprising in American history, now up-to-date with a brand new epilogue—from the award-winning writer of The Slave Ship

In this robust and hugely unique account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the Amistad rebellion for its real proponents: the enslaved Africans who risked demise to stake a declare for freedom. utilizing newly stumbled on proof and that includes vividly drawn images of the rebels, their captors, and their abolitionist allies, Rediker reframes the tale to teach how a small team of brave males fought and gained an epic conflict opposed to Spanish and American slaveholders and their governments. The successful Amistad rebellion replaced the very nature of the fight opposed to slavery. As a handful of self-emancipated Africans prompt their very own direction for freedom, they opened a fashion for hundreds of thousands to follow.

This version contains a new epilogue concerning the author's journey to Sierra Leona to  search for Lomboko, the slave-trading manufacturing unit the place the Amistad Africans have been incarcerated, and different relics and connections to the Amistad rebellion, specially dwelling neighborhood reminiscence of the rebellion and the folk who made it. 

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By Margaret Frith, John O'Brien

In the future in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a change that lit up decrease ny with incandescent gentle and altered the best way humans dwell ever after. the electrical mild bulb was once just one of millions of Edison’s innovations, which come with the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the motion picture digital camera. As a boy, looking at a robin capture a computer virus after which take flight, he fed a playmate a mix of worms and water to determine if she may possibly fly! Here’s an available, beautiful biography with a hundred black-and-white illustrations.

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By Winston Groom

In June 1846, common Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of citadel Leavenworth, Kansas, with thousand infantrymen, certain for California. on the time, the kingdom was once hell-bent on enlargement: James okay. Polk had in recent years gained the presidency by way of threatening England over the borders in Oregon, whereas Congress had simply voted, in defiance of the Mexican executive, to annex Texas. After Mexico declared struggle at the usa, Kearny’s military of the West was once despatched out, wearing orders to occupy Mexican territory. whilst his day trip ended a 12 months later, the rustic had doubled in measurement and now stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific, pleasing what many observed because the nation’s precise destiny—and while environment the degree for the yank Civil battle.
Winston Groom recounts the superb event and risk that Kearny and his troops encountered at the path. Their tale intertwines with these of the recognized mountain guy package Carson; Brigham younger and his Mormon fans fleeing persecution and Illinois; and the ill-fated Donner occasion, trapped within the snow of the Sierra Nevada. jointly, they come across wild Indians, Mexican armies, political intrigue, risky natural world, gold rushes, and land-grabs. a few back in glory, others in shackles, and a few in no way. yet those have been the folks who helped the United States satisfy her promise.
Distilling a wealth of letters, journals, and armed forces documents, Groom supplies us a strong account that enlivens our knowing of the intriguing, if unforgiving, enterprise of country-making.

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For the 1st time, a set of dissents from the main recognized ideal court docket cases

If American historical past can really be traced during the majority judgements in landmark preferrred complaints, then what concerning the dissenting evaluations? In problems with race, gender, privateness, employees' rights, and extra, could advances were impeded or mess ups rectified if the dissenting critiques have been in truth the bulk evaluations?

In delivering 13 recognized dissents-from Marbury v. Madison and Brown v. Board of Education to Griswold v. Connecticut and Lawrence v. Texas, each one edited with the judges' eloquence preserved-renowned superb court docket student Mark Tushnet reminds us that court docket judgements are usually not pronouncements issued by means of the totally target, they're in reality political statements from very smart yet partisan humans. Tushnet introduces readers to the very notion of dissent within the courts after which offers worthy context for every case, filling in gaps within the Court's background and supplying an summary of the problems at stake. After every one case, he considers the impression the dissenting opinion could have had, if it were the bulk decision.

Lively and available, I Dissent deals a significantly clean view of the judiciary in a suite that's crucial analyzing for an individual drawn to American background.

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By Bill Fawcett

“Fawcett competitors Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience army analyst.”
Publishers Weekly

An specialist on historic army incompetence, invoice Fawcett now bargains an engrossing, fact-filled assortment that sheds mild at the largest, dumbest disasters of the America’s bloodiest clash. How to Lose the Civil War is an engaging compendium of battlefield mistakes and strategic errors on either side of the road. historical past and armed forces buffs, minutiae enthusiasts, and scholars of the struggle among the States will all be mesmerized via this remarkable selection of gaffes and bungles perpetrated by way of fool officials and short-sighted politicians, Union and accomplice alike— released at the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the brutal clash that modified the USA perpetually.

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By Bob Scarboro, Mike Goodson

Drawing from, between different resources, the gathering of famed photographer Adolph Lebourg, a French immigrant who traveled to Alabama with a circus, Scarboro and Goodson mix fabulous pictures with insightful textual content to supply a distinct examine the county's history. in particular obtrusive in Lebourg's images is a keenness for bikes, offering a good focal point for plenty of of the book's photographs. Etowah County comprises such attractions because the Kyle domestic, which as soon as stood at the current website of the Etowah County Courthouse, the house of Alabama strength corporation founder W.P. Lay, and

several of the county's early motion picture theaters. Many neighborhood companies and industries are highlighted within the early years in their life. additionally integrated are glimpses of such neighborhood occasions as parades, physical activities, and the gorgeous Nocallula Falls. no matter if one is an established resident accustomed to the entire zone has to provide, or a newcomer desirous to examine extra of the county's background, Etowah County is a superb examine days passed by.

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