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A Sword For George Rogers Clark

Author: Walter Havighurst

Far from the war’s main currents, a resourceful Virginian set off down the swift Ohio to win its strategic valley for the cause ofindependence

Wish You Were Here

Author: Sander Davidson

Home, Mother, and the Flag; humor, pathos, and bathos; the lost look of Main Street fifty years ago, in the heyday of the horse and trolley—the old picture post card preserves it all

The Electoral College: Does It Choose The Best Man?

Author: Harry Louis Selden

It nearly Put Burr in the saddle in 1800
It failed to confirm the people’s choice in 1824, 1876, and 1888
It could have ditched Kennedy in 1960

The Dark World Of David Gilmour Blythe

Author: James Thomas Flexner

In an age when art radiated nothing hut light and optimism, this self-taught painter from Pittsburgh saw another, more somber side of American life

"So Ends The Great Rebel Army…”

Author: Bruce Catton

To Union Colonel Charles S. Wainwright, Lincoln was a weak President, Grant an uninspired commander, Lee a slippery foe. His outspoken diary, never published before, memorably describes the Civil War’s final year

The Farm Boy And The Angel

Author: Carl Carmer

Of sensitive, mystical Joseph Smith, of a heavenly visitor and a buried scripture, and of the founding of a new religion destined to enlist many followers and carve from the desert a new Zion