SALE – The Evil Necessity
Described in vivid detail is the experience of impressment for Atlantic seafarers and their families. Brunsman reveals how forced service robbed approximately 250,000 mariners of their livelihoods, and, not infrequently, their lives, while also devastating Atlantic seaport communities and the loved ones who were left behind.
Denver Brunsman, University of Virginia Press, 2013
SALE – Grant
Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. Yet today Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president; conflicting assessments of Grant's life.
Jean Edward Smith, Simon & Schuster, 2002 (was $22)