Category: Biography


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Custer: Frederick Whittaker’s Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Major General of Volunteers, Brevet Major General U.S. Army and Lieutenant-Colonel Seventh U.S. Cavalry

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Heritage Books,

First published in 1876 it was written from the contemporary perspective of Frederick Whittaker, an author who was well-known for his dime novels about swashbuckling adventurers, and who greatly admired Custer. In a new introduction, the editor discusses Custer, both man and myth, as well as his symbolic importance today. He traces the development of the public perception of Custer as a hero and as a villain, and eventually as a Civil War and Western hero, worthy of hono... View more info

CD: Black Hawk’s Autobiography Through the Interpretation of Antoine LeClaire

By: J. B. Patterson

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books,

Black Hawk was born in a Sac village on the Rock River in 1767, and matured into a distinquished chief and spokesman for the rights of his people. “With his tribe he had great personal influence and his young men received his counsel and advise, and yielded ready acquiescence in his admonistions. With other tribes he was held in high esteem, as well as by English and American soldiers, who had witnessed his prowess on the battlefield.” After reviewing the narrative w... View more info

CD: The Library of American Biography: Volumes 1 to 10

By: Jared Sparks

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Heritage Books,

"Biography is only another form of history; truth is the first requisite, simplicity of style the next." The purpose of these volumes was to select prominent names; to "embrace the lives of all persons, who have been distinguished in America, from the date of its first discovery to the present time." "Such a scheme…would embrace a perfect history of the country, of its social and political progress, its arts, sciences, literature, and improvements... View more info

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“I Done My Duty”: The Complete Story of the Assassination of President McKinley

By: Jeffrey W. Seibert

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books,

America at the turn of the twentieth century was a country in transition. Old was becoming new, and the American landscape was changing forever. With the advent of such wonders as the telephone, electricity, and the automobile, America was evolving into the nation that would lead the world throughout the new century. The city streets were mixed with horse-drawn buggies and horseless carriages. As a part of the celebration of the new century, the Pan American Exposition i... View more info