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Contouring the Nation is the first book which historically explores obesity in Canada from a critical perspective. Deborah McPhail demonstrates how obesity as a problem was affixed to particular populations in order to separate true Canadians from others.
By John Farrell
A deeply researched, superbly crafted biography of America's most complex president. In Richard Nixon, award-winning biographer John A. Farrell examines the life and legacy of one of America's most controversial political figures. Beginning in 1946, when young Navy lieutenant 'Nick' Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at...
By Mitch Kachun
First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre led to his achieving mythic significance in the role of African Americans in the mainstream American historical narrative from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.
Uncovers the amazing history that a pivotal spring day ushered in for the fate of Massachusetts and thirteen of Great Britain's North American.
By Mark Maloy
Historian Mark Maloy not only recounts the epic events of the Trenton-Princeton Campaign, he takes you along to the places where they occurred.
Death and Disease in the Civil War: A Union Surgeon\'s Correspondence from Harpers Ferry to Richmond
"Union surgeon James Dana Benton witnessed firsthand the suffering and death brought about by the ghastly wounds, infections, and diseases that wreaked havoc to both the Union and Confederate armies. A native of New York, Dr. Benton penned a series of letters throughout the war to his family relating his...
By Eli Cook
How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics...