Books

Utilized In The Research Of Subjects For Mother Bedford

A Bibliography And Candid Review Of Books Devoted To The Subjects Included In The Mother Bedford Website From The Collection Of Larry D. Smith

   This page includes a listing of the 1108 books in my personal collection, which pertain to history in some manner, and which I have utilized as research materials for the writing of the various essays that form the bulk of the Mother Bedford website. It functions, therefore as a bibliography for all the essays. (Footnotes would have made the site too large and cumbersome.) I have included my own personal reviews of the various books in the collection; they are intended to serve as suggestions for further study on the subjects of the American Revolutionary War; heraldry; the Scots, Ulster Scots and Germans; and all the other topics included on the Mother Bedford website.

  Abigail Adams ~ Letters   edited by Edith Gelles, 2016

This small volume is part of the Library of America series. It contains 430 letters written by the wife of John Adams.

  Abstracts Of Adams County, Pennsylvania Wills 1800-1826   edited by Kevin L. Greenholt, 1988

This book is a very convenient, useful resource for anyone researching ancestors who resided, at the time of their deaths, in what is today Adams County, Pennsylvania.

  Abstracts Of York County, Pennsylvania Wills 1749-1819   edited by F. Edward Wright, 1995

This book is very useful for genealogical research on familes of the York County, Pennsylvania region.

  Adams County Church Records Of The 18th Century   published by Family Line Publications, 19--

This book contains transcripts of all known church, Bible, and cemetery records for the Adams County region.

  Admiral Of The Ocean Sea - A Life Of Christopher Columbus   by Samuel Eliot Morison, 1942

This is a very detailed study of the life and voyages of Columbus.

  After Columbus - The Smithsonian Chronicle Of The North American Indians   by Herman J. Viola, 1990

This is a very flashy coffee-table book. It has nice illustrations, and the text is interesting, but as a reference work, it is lacking.

  After The Revolution - The Smithsonian History Of Everyday Life In The Eighteenth Century   by Barbara Clark Smith, 1985

This book is a great tool for research on the subject of everyday life in the period just following the American Revolutionary War.

  The Age Of Absolutism 1648-1775   edited by John Roberts, 1974

This book ties together all of the various military events stretching from the close of the Thirty Years War to the American Revolutionary War. It is moderately illustrated with fine reproductions of historical paintings along with great maps.

  Age Of Faith   by Anne Fremantle, 1965

This book is part of the 'Great Ages Of Man' series published by Time Incorporated. There are great illustrations and alot of information on the period of feudalism and the Crusades.

  The Almanac Of American History   edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1983

This book is laid out in chronological order with entries of a single or only a few sentences to detail the various events. But the information given is to the point and very useful. Each entry is given a heading to note a category, such as "Colonial Affairs", "British Policy" or "Indians".

  Album Of American History  edited by James Truslow Adams, 1944

This is Volume I of a series. It covers the Colonial Period. The book is primarily a photo album, as suggested in the title, with descriptive text interspersed througout the photos. The photos include architecture, artifacts and portraits and provide the valuable resource of images from the Colonial period. The only drawback for the book is that it was printed only in black and white.

  Amelia Family Album - Celebrating 250 Years As A Virginia County   edited by Robert M. Woodcock, 1985

This is a nice picture book produced for the 250th anniversary of the county of Amelia, in which some of my ancestors resided for a while.

  America Before The Revolution 1725-1775   edited by Alden T. Vaughan, 1967

This is a small book, but it contains quite a number of first-person accounts and narratives. They describe various topics such as 'northern towns' and 'frontier life.' The book is delightful to read.

  America In Legend - Folklore From The Colonial Period To The Present   by Richard M. Dorson, 1973

This is a good book on folklore, but it is not the best I have. There are not too many illustrations, but there are plenty.

  America Past And Present - Volume One To 1877   by Robert A. Divine, T.H. Breen, George M. Fredrickson, and R. Hal Williams, 1987

This book is a text book on the birth and growth of America. It is very concise and nicely illustrated.

  American Archives edited by Peter Force (complete - 9 volumes)

  This series includes transcriptions of various documents relating to the American Revolutionary War from all of the thirteen colonies and Great Britain. This set is very difficult to locate and expensive; I was extremely lucky to be able to obtain it.

  American Colonies - The Settling Of North America   by Alan Taylor, 2001

This history of the "discovery" and settlement of the New World by the European nations is very detailed and astounding in its breadth and scope.

  American Cookery  by Amelia Simmoons, 1796 (facsimile reprint undated, but after 1995)

This is a small book of only 70 pages and is a facsimile reprint of the original, printed in 1796. As such, the book is delightful to read just for its quaintness. Cookbook author, Karen Hess, provides an introduction to the book.

  American Folklore And Legend   published by Readers Digest, 1978

This is perhaps the best book on American folklore and legend that I have ever seen. It is full of articles on everything from Johnny Appleseed to tales of the goldrush of 1848.

  The American Frontier - Pioneers, Settlers, And Cowboys 1800-1899   by William C. Davis, 2003

This is a profusely illustrated history of the American West. Although the text is extremely informative, it is the illustrations that steal the show in the coffeetable-sized book. Throughout the volume there are many two-page spreads of clothing and artifacts of 'frontier' life.

  The American Heritage Book Of Great Historic Places   edited by Bruce Catton, 1957

This is most definitely an American Heritage book with many illustrations and great, informative text. Unlike most others, though, this one functions as a sort of travelogue, as the title implies.

  The American Heritage Book Of The Pioneer Spirit   edited by Richard M. Ketchum, 1959

This book examines all aspects of the pioneering spirit in America, starting with the earliest European explorers and progressing to inventors like the Wright brothers.

  The American Heritage Book Of The Revolution   edited by Richard M. Ketchum, 1958

This book, in the tradition of finely illustrated, interesting reading books by the American Heritage Society is one of the best basic histories of the American Revolutionary War.

  The American Heritage History Of The Making Of The Nation   edited by Ralph K. Andrist, 1968

This book, like all the other publications of the American Heritage Society, is fantastic.

  The American Heritage History Of The Thirteen Colonies   edited by Michael Blow, 1967

This book is exquisite in both, its text and illustrations. It upholds the fine tradition of publications of the American Heritage Society.

  American Heritage Illustrated History Of The United States   by Robert G. Athearn, 1963

The first four volumes of this series cover the period of time from the 'discovery' of the New World by the Europeans to the American Revolutionary War. Very nice illustrations and short concise text makes this a good reference set.

  American Heritage Pictorial Atlas Of United States History   edited by Hilde Heum Kagan, 1966

This is a fantastic collection of maps which illustrate the history of the United States. There is ample text to describe the historical periods.

  American Heroes ~ Profiles Of Men And Women Who Shaped Early America   by Edmund S. Morgan, 2009

This book is not large in size, but it is a nice compilation of stories about the lives of a number of people whose actions directed the formation of the United States of America. The cover illustration of American Revolutionary Patriots would lead one to assume that the book is only about George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and others from that period. But the books starts out with the explorers and early settlers, including the Puritans and Quakers and then passes through the American Revolutionary War period to the Federalist period. The book is not illustrated.

  American History: Comprising Historical Sketches Of The Indian Tribes; A Description Of American Antiquities, With An Inquiry Into Their Origin And The Origin Of The Indian Tribes; History Of The United States, With Appendices Showing Its Connectio With European History; History Of The Present British Provinces; History Of Mexico; And History Of Texas, Brought Down To The Times Of Its Admission Into The American Union    by Marcius Willson, 1847

This is a great general history book, filled with illustrations and maps.

  American History Told By Contemporaries   edited by Albert Bushnell Hart, 1910

I possess only Volumes I and III - Era Of Colonization 1492-1689 and National Expansion 1783-1845. This series is a collection of transcripts of original documents.

  American House Styles   by John Milnes Baker, 1994

This is a small book, but it provides concise descriptions of all of the architectural styles from Colonial to Modern. The author was a draftsman, and the book contains floor plans and sketches of representative examples of each style described. It is very useful despite its small size.

  American Indian Myths And Legends   edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 1984

This thick book has got to be the best collection of legends and folk tales from the American Indian.

  American Indians   by Frederick Starr, 1898/1926

This is a small size book consisting of only 242 pages. It was published for young readers, as part of the Heath Supplementary Readers series. Despite its small size, the book is filled with fascinating information and illustrations.

  The American Indian Wars  by John Tebbel & Keith Jennison, 1960

This is a very interesting book detailing the major wars between the Indians and Europeans.

  The American Journal Of Ambrose Serle - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  American Memory - Being A Mirror Of The Stirring And Picturesque Past Of The Americans And The American Nation   by Henry Beston, 1937

This book covers the entire history of the United States up to the 1930s. It has a number of nice articles on the Revolutionary War period.

  American Military Biography Containing The Lives And Characters Of The Officers Of The Revolution  by E. Walters, 1830

This volume, published sixty years after the War, consists of biographical sketches of quite a number of persons involved with the American Revolutionary War.

  The American Patriot's Bible   edited by Richard G. Lee, 2009

This New King James Version of the Bible is filled with exerpts of documents, speeches and prayers made by our public leaders throughout the history of the United States of America. There are numerous 4-page color sections devoted to particular topics, such as westwern expansion. Throughout the Bible there appear short sidebar type notices of the verses upon which the Presidents placed their hands while taking the Oath of Office. The title could not be more descriptive. The book is of and for American Patriots.

  The American Pageant ~ A History Of The Republic  by Thomas A. Bailey, 1956

This book is interesting in a text-book sort of way, because that is what it was meant to be. But as a text-book, it is a very good one.

  The American Patriot's Handbook   by Rand McNally & Company, 1961

This is a nice little book that includes transcriptions of the United States Constitution and The Monroe Doctrine. It also includes brief biographical sketches of the presidents up to that time (i.e. Franklin D. Roosevelt) along with facts about the American Flag and how to dsplay it properly. It is a very concise and useful handbook that every American should be given when they are in grade school.

  The American Patriot's Handbook ~ The Writings, History And Spirit Of A Free Nation   by George Grant, 2009

This small, pocket-sized book is filled with transcriptions of original documents, articles by notable Americans and anecdotal information pertaining to the spirit of 'Patriotism'.

  An American Plague ~ The True And Terrifying Story Of The Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1793   by Jim Murphy, 2003

This book describes the mysterious and misunderstood disease that struck Philadelphia in 1793.

  American Rebels   by Richard M. Dorson, 1953

This is a collection of transcripts of original documents written by participants of the American Revolutionary War.

  American Revolution   by Stuart Murray, 2002

This book is a Dorling Kindersley publication, and as with all such products from that publishing firm, it is exquisitely illustrated with contemporary paintings and present-day photos of artifacts. There is just enough text to fully explain the particular topic being covered. As such, the book is intended for younger readers, but suitable for research by older individuals interested in the American Revolutionary War.

  The American Revolution   by George Otto Trevelyan, 1899

This book was, when it was published in 1899, the magnum opus of its author. It is as powerful today as it was then, an extremely detailed and intensive study of the war.

  The American Revolution   by Bruce Lancaster, 1957

This book is large-sized and the text is slightly larger than usual. It was intended for school children, and as such would have been a very good introduction to the subject. It is nicely illustrated with original line drawing - some of them colored - by Lee F. Ames.

  The American Revolution   by Douglas Rife and Gina Capaldi, 2009

This book is intended for children eight years and up, and contains a number of facsimile letters scattered throughout the pages, to entice the young readers. The text is a bit disjointed, jumping from one topic to another in the same paragraph. Apparently the authors feel that that is the way young children want to read. The book has many original illustrations by Dennis Lyall.

  The American Revolution: A Picture Sourcebook   by John Grafton, 1975

This book contains 411 engraving illustrations of all aspects of the American Revolutionary War, all of which are copyright-free.

  The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation   by Charles Howard McIlwain, 1923

This small sized book discusses the causes of the American Revolution from the basis of British law at the time, and the reasons why the colonists felt compelled to rebel.

  The American Revolution - As Described By British Writers And The Morning Chronicle And London Advertiser   by Elizabeth R. Miller, 1991

This book consists primarily of first-hand accounts published in the two London newspapers noted in the title.

  The American Revolution - A Visual History   by Smithsonian and Dorling Kindersley, 2016

This profusely illustrated book is a tour-de-force of information about the American Revolutionary War. Like all Dorling Kindersley books, it is packed with information in little boxes and side notes and there are many pages containing superb photos of artifacts. The physical size of this book qualifies it to be considered a 'coffee-table book.'

  The American Revolution - First Person Accounts By The Men Who Shaped Our Nation  edited by T. J. Stiles, 1999

This book is a good, though not unique history of the American Revolutionary War, based heavily on the writings of various of the leaders of the strife.

  The American Revolution In Drawings And Prints - A Checklist Of 1765 - 1790 Graphics In The Library Of Congress   compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, 1975

For reproductions of virtually all existing artworks pertaining to the events and characters of the American Revolutionary War maintained by the United States Library of Congress, this book is the best.

  The American Revolution In Indian Country - Crisis And Diversity In Native American Communities   by Colin G. Calloway, 1995

This book is a very good reference work on the subject of the interaction of the Americans and the British with the Indians during the Revolutionary War.

  The American Revolution - 1774-1783   by Daniel Martson, 2002

This 95 page book is one of the Osprey Publishing - Essential Histories series. As such, it is short but very succinct and finely illustrated.

  The American Revolution ~ The Global Struggle For National Independence  by Brendan Morrissey, 2001

This book is a good reference for the War.

  The American Revolution - The Ultimate Question And Answer Book   by Stuart A. P. Murray, 2006

This is not a very large book, but it is really crammed full of minute facts about the American Revolutionary War. It is very nicely illustrated and, as its title suggests: it is basically questions and answers which make up the bulk of the text.

  The American Revolution: Three Views   by Irving Kristol, Martin Diamond and G.Warren Nutter, 1975

This small book is a collection of lectures presented by the authors.

  The American Revolution: What Really Happened   by Alan Axelrod, 2007

This book is an attempt to present the history of the Revolution without the trappings of the folklore that has grown up around the true history. Each subject is covered in a succinct, but detailed manner. There are many fine illustrations throughout the book, along with short sidebars of auxiliary information that make for interesting reading.

  The American Revolution: Writings From The War Of Independence   edited by John Rhodehamel, 2001

This 878 page book, part of the Library of America series, contains over 120 pieces of writings from notable personages from the Revolutionary War alongside letters from ordinary people. It is a very good resource volume for first-person material.

  American Revolutionaries In The Making - Political Practices In Washington's Virginia   by Charles S. Sydnor, 1952

As the title implies, this book is primarily devoted to discussing the nature of politics in colonial Virginia.

  An American Revolutionary War Reader   edited by Donald J. Sobol, illustrated by Henry S. Gillette, 1964

This book was intended for educating young people on the history of the American Revolutionary War. It is not too detailed, but contains a lot of very good information for young people. It employs quite a number of first person letters and commentary to make points.

  American Science And Invention - A Pictorial History   by Mitchell Wilson, 1954

This large size book is the 'bible' on inventions created by Americans. The text is detailed and the illustrations are likewise detailed.

  The American Soldier Of The Revolutionary War   edited by A. N. Schultz, 1976

This book includes excerpts from Baron Von Steuben's 'Regulations' of 1778.

  The American Story - The Revolutionaries   by the editors of Time-Life Books, 1996

This is a very nice coffee-table type book that presents the story of the American Revolutionary War in engaging text and exquisite illustrations. In a way, it rivals the American Heritage Book Of The Revolution in simple, elegant style.

  Americans Of 1776 - Daily Life In Revolutionary America   by James Schouler, 1906

This is a very informative book detailing the daily life, customs, religious activities and so forth of the period encompassed by the American Revolutionary War. This book was very engaging; I hated to put it down.

  American Yesterday  by Eric Sloane, 1956

This small book is one of Eric Sloane's superb hymns of devotion to the American Past. He really tells a convincing picture of everyday life in the 1700s and 1800s.

  America's Birthday ~ A Planning And Activity Guide For Citizens' Participation During The Bicentennial Years  by the People's Bicentennial Commission, 1974

This is a soft-cover book intended to supply activity planners with much background information and ideas.

  America's Families - A Documentary History   edited by Donald M. Scott & Bernard Wishy, 1982

Every aspect of private and public life, and the changing habits and customs of the American family are included in this volume. It is an invaluable aid to anyone doing genealogy and wanting to understand the families of our ancestors.

  America's Fascinating Indian Heritage - The First Americans: Their Customs, Art, History, And How They Lived   by The Reader's Digest Association, 1978

This is a large coffee-table book. It has a lot of information, but it is more for reading enjoyment that scholarly research. The illustrations are nice throughout the book.

  America's Hidden History   by Kenneth C. Davis, 2009

This is a small book. It includes six chapters, each being a story about a situation or incident that took place during the American Revolutionary War. The author gave the book the subtitle: "Untold tales of the first pilgrims, fighting women, and forgotten founders who shaped a nation". I did not find much in the book that I did not already know, so the history was not really so "untold". Even still, the book was an interesting read, and therefore worth my time.

  America's Historylands - Touring Our Landmarks Of Liberty   published by National Geographic Society, 1967

This book is filled with illustrations and good information. The only drawback is the fact that it is mostly filled with dialogue by the author(s) as if you and they were traveling together to the sites.

  America's Wars  by Alan Axelrod, 2002

This book is not very large in size - only about 8" x 10" and 550 pages - but it is very comprehensive, covering all the wars fought on United States soil or by the United States throughout the world, starting with the Conquest of the Hawikuh Pueblo in 1540 and extending through the Kosovo Crisis of 1999.

  An Affair Of The Most Alarming Nature: The Central Pennsylvania Tory Plot Of 1778  by Robert L. Emerson, 2012

This is a small (5-1/2 x 8-1/2"), but interesting book detailing the Tory plot that took place in central Pennsylvania in 1778.

  Ancient Carpenters' Tools   by Henry C. Mercer, 1975

Although not the easiest book to read that I have on the subject of antique tools, this book provides many illustrations of the tools and has very explanatory text.

  Ancient Europe   by Stuart Piggott, 1965

This book is a very good survey of the Celtic and other ancient tribes who inhabitad the European continent from about the sixth or seventh centuries BC through the advent of the Roman Empire. The book is not light reading.

  The Ancient History Of The Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes And Persians, Grecians, And Macedonians; Including A History Of The Arts And Sciences Of The Ancients   by Charles Rollin, 1849

This two volume set presents a rather detailed history of the ancient cultures noted in the title. Included are many maps of the regions discussed.

  Ancient Inventions   by Peter James and Nick Thorpe, 1994

This book contains a very nice collection of articles on a wide range of subjects. It includes subjects such as tattooing, gunpowder, the reaping machine and spectacles. The book is not overly filled with illustrations - just enough to augment the text where necessary.

  Ancient Mysteries   by Peter James and Nick Thorpe, 1990

This book is a compendium of various historical events which have forever been difficult to explain or understand. It provides a well balanced study without being overly scholarly.

  The Ancient World - A History Of Civilizations From Prehistory To The Fall Of Rome   edited by Esmond Wright, 1969

What can you say about a book as spectacular as this? Not only is it filled with exquisite photography, but the text is in-depth. It is a great reference volume and it is a great coffee-table style history book. It is a companion volume to The Medieval And Renaissance World and The Expanding World.

  A New Age Now Begins - A People's History Of The American Revolution   by Page Smith, 1976

This is a two-volume set; soft-bound; 1,899 total pages. It is a very informative text without any illustrations. I'm not sure why the author felt the need to subtitle the work as "A People's History". It is a history like most others, not necessarily any closer to the people.

  The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles   by Anne Savage, 1983

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles are translated and explained in this beautifully illustrated book.

  The Annals of America, Volume 1, 1493-1754 Discovering A New World  by William Benton, Publisher, 1968

This book is Volume 1 of an eighteen volume set devoted to original documents from our nation's history. Each document transcribed in the book begins with a brief historical account. Despite the fact that the documents themselves were not illustrated, there are sections of illustrations throughout the book.

  The Annals of America, Volume 2, 1755-1783 Resistance And Revolution  by various authors, 1976

This book is Volume 2 of an eighteen volume set devoted to original documents from our nation's history. Each document transcribed in the book begins with a brief historical account. Despite the fact that the documents themselves were not illustrated, there are sections of illustrations throughout the book.

  Annals Of The Susquehannocks And Other Indian Tribes Of Pennsylvania 1500-1763  by H. Frank Eshleman, 1908/2000

This is a reprint of the 1908 book, and it does not contain any illustrations. It is filled, though, with quoted references taken from the Pennsylvania Archives regarding the White and Indian relationship.

  The Annual Register, Or A View Of The History, Politics, And Literature, For The Year 1774   published by J. Dodsley, 1775

This original entire book is a treasure trove of contemporary accounts of the events which were leading inexoreably toward war between the colonies and England. It includes an account of the burning of the schooner, Gaspee and a full transcript of the 'Association of the American Congress'.

  The Annual Register, Or A View Of The History, Politics, And Literature, For The Year 1777   published by J. Dodsley, 1785 (Third edition)

This original entire book contains so many articles pertaining to contemporary events of the American Revolutionary War. It is a treasure trove of research material.

  The Annual Register, Or A View Of The History, Politics, And Literature, For The Year 1780   published by J. Dodsley, 1781

This original entire book, like the one published for the year 1774, is full of contemporary accounts and a wonderful treasury of research material. Among other topics is comments on the state of affairs between Great Britain and Spain (who had sided with the Americans).

  Another Part Of The Field: America's Revolution 1777-78   by Robert I. Alotta, 1991

This book covers only the period of time during which the Battle of Germantown took place and the Patriot army went into its winter bivouac at Valley Forge. It includes a chapter on the Conway Cabal.

  Antietam National Battlefield Site   by Frederick Tilberg, 1960

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  An Appendix To The History Of Scotland... To Which Is Added, The Genealogie Of All The Kings Of Scotland...   by George Buchanan, 1721

This book was published, as the title notes, as an appendix to Buchanan's reknown work on the history of Scotland. It includes a narrative of the life of Mary Queen of Scots following the murder of her husband and a discourse on the 'Privilege of Government in the Kingdom of Scotland.' Also included in this volume is a genealogy of the monarchs from Fergus to James V of Scotland/I of England.

  Appeal To Arms - A Military History Of The American Revolution   by Willard M. Wallace, 1951

This book is not very large, and it contains very few illustrations, but it is a nice, concise history of the War.

  Archives Of Maryland - Muster Rolls And Other Records Of Service Of Maryland Troops in The American Revolution 1775 - 1783   Volume XVIII, 1972

This volume of the Maryland Archives includes rosters of the various units which served in the Maryland Regiments of the Continental Line.

  Armies And Warfare In The Middle Ages - The English Experience   by Michael Prestwich, 1996

This book is an absolutely superb history of the title subject. It should be on the shelf of any historian of the Medieval Ages because it is very nearly a 'bible' of information on the period.

  Armies Of The American Revolution  by Ian V. Hogg and John H. Batchelor, 1975

This book is large sized, but only 160 pages. It is finely illustrated, mostly by the illustrations of John H. Batchelor. The text is very informative, and it is the only source I ever found for information on the weight of cannonballs as compared to the caliber of the guns that fired them.

  The Army And Navy Of America   by Jacob K. Neff, 1855

This book covers the "warlike operations on land and sea" engaged in by the American army and navy during the conflicts from the French and Indian War to the Mexican War.

  The Army Correspondence Of Colonel John Laurens In The Years 1777-8 - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  Artillery Through The Ages   by Albert Manucy, 1962

This is a small but concise history of artillery.

  Ascent To Civilization - The Archaeology Of Early Man   by John Gowlett, 1984

This large size book is a wonderful resource for information on the earliest evidence of man throughout the world. It covers primarily the Stone Age period, but includes some information on the earliest known civilizations, such as the Akkadians and Sumerians.

  The Atlas Of Lost Cults And Mystery Religions  by David Douglas, 2009

This book is a very nicely illustrated "coffee-table" style book. Religious cults from ancient days to the present are included.

  Atlas Of The American Revolution   edited by Kenneth Nebenzahl, text by Don Higginbotham, 1974

This book was published by the Rand McNally firm and is filled with 49 maps along with other illustrations and great text to describe the events of the American Revolutionary War.

  Atlas Of The North American Indian   by Carl Waldman, 1985

This book is one of the most valuable ones I own on the subject of the Indians of North America. It is very detailed in terms of the history of the various conflicts between the Indians and the Euro-Americans. It is filled with very useful maps.

  Atlas Of World History   edited by Geoffrey Barraclough, 2001

This large size book is one of the most fantastic books I have found on the subject of using maps to illustrate historical events and time periods! The maps are very detailed and varied in style. The maps are augmented by text to explain the events.

  Atlas Of World History - National Geographic Society   by Noel Grove, 1997

This book, despite having the title of being an 'atlas', contains very few maps. Unlike the book listed above by the same name, this one's emphasis is more on text rather than maps. That is not to say that I feel it is inferior. It is just that this book examines the world events in a different way, basing everything on a chronological timeline that appears at the top of each page.

  The Augsburg Confession   by Johann Michael Reu, 1930 / 2005

This book details the Augsburg Confession, in which the tenets and ideals of Lutheranism were espoused. It includes many documents regarding the Confession, and provides a very unique history of the Reformation.

  The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin   published as part of The World's Popular Classics series.

Being an autobiography by Mr. Franklin, this volume is priceless.

  Baron von Steuben's Revolutionary War Drill Manual   by Frederick William Baron von Steuben, 1985

This is a facsimile reprint of the 1794 edition of von Steuben's important manual.

  Battle   published by DK Eyewitness Books, 2009

This book, being published by Dorling Kindersley, is like all others by that publisher, profusely illustrated interspersed with little tidbits of fascinating and useful information.

  Battle ~ A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years Of Combat  by R.G. Grant, 2005

This large sized coffee-table book is published by Dorling Kindersley, and as with every book published by that firm, it is profusely illustrated, with text set up in small and medium-sized chunks that are easily read and digested. The text deals, as is interpreted from the title, primarily with the major battles which have been fought in the many wars down through histor.

  Battle Box ~ Revolutionary War   by Simon & Schuster Books, 2009

This is a box containing a 64-page book, along with thirteen facsimile items. The book is intended for readers, ages ten to fourteen. It is very slick and, in order to fascinate the young readers, is filled with pictures and short snippets of informational text. It is presented in an "in-your-face" format intended to grab the attention of the young reader. It is the wonderful type of item that I wish I would have been exposed to when I was a child.

  The Battle For North America   by Francis Parkman, 1948

This book is a detailed study of the French and Indian War in North America. It is not only full of facts about the conflict, but is also engrossing reading. It is perhaps the best reference work on the subject. It was reissued in 1999 under the new title of 'Montcalm And Wolfe'.

  The Battle Of Cowpens: The Great Morale-Builder   by Kenneth Roberts, 1958

This is a very small, but concise book about the battle which gave the Patriots a renewed burst of energy at a time when their spirits were low.

  A Battlefield Atlas Of The American Revolution   by Craig L. Symonds and cartography by William J. Clipson, 1986

Each of the major battles of the war are given chapters and each are accompanied by easy to read maps showing the deployment of units. This book is very handy for anyone wanting to understand the actions that made up the battles of the Revolutionary War.

  Battlegrounds Of Freedom - A Historical Guide To The Battlefields Of The War Of American Independence   by Norman Desmarais, 2005

This book could be considered the bible for anyone interested in visiting the sites at which our independence was obtained in the Revolutionary War. It is very informative, providing directions to the battlefields, a history of the incidents, and other details, such as Internet website addresses.

  Battles Of The American Revolution   by Curt Johnson, 1975

This book is a very nice reference volume for information on the various battles. There are a variety of map formats utilized to illustrate the events and the author set up dioramas of certain of the battles using scale models.

  Battles Of The Revolutionary War 1775 - 1781   by W. J. Wood, 1990

Part of the Major Battles And Campaigns Series, this volume is another source of a great amount of information, while also being interesting reading for pleasure.

  Battles Of The War For Independence   by Prescott Holmes, 1897

This is a small sized book intended for young readers. It is very informative and has about 70 black and white illustrations throughout its 274-pages. Despite the title, the book covers the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.

  Bedford County Indians   by James Hostetler, 1979

This small book is not too detailed, but presents a basic view of the Indian occupation of the Bedford County region. Attention is given to the atrocities committed during the Revolutionary War period, including the Earnest, Tull, and Peck family massacres. Certain contemporary documents are transcribed also.

  Bedford County Pennsylvania Archives (7 Volumes)   edited by James B. Whisker and K.T.H. McFarland, 1985-1994

This set of books consist of transcribed court, church, cemetery, etc., records. The set makes many records available to people who might not be able to personally visit the Bedford County Court House or the Pioneer Historical Society at Bedford, Pennsylvania. The only problem is that, in view of the many errors that Whisker allowed to enter into his book, 'Bedford County, Pennsylvania, In The American Revolution', one must wonder if these volumes are free of error.

  Bedford County (Pennsylvania) In The American Revolution   by James B. Whisker, 1985

This book, despite having much good information, is marred by many errors. The author apparently was in a hurry to make money by publishing a book, that he did not take any time to check and correct many blatant errors. Therefore, it is a dangerous piece to use. I keep it simply because it is devoted to Mother Bedford.

  Bedford County, Pennsylvania Quarter Sessions 1771-1801   by Gerald H. Smith, 2010

This book is just what the title states: transcriptions of the Quarter Session records maintained in the Bedford County Court House. It is good for reference if you can't visit the court house in person.

  The Bedford Story - Fort Bedford   by Ned Frear, 1998

This is a well researched book on the history of Fort Bedford and the various campaigns of the French and Indian War that passed through this region.

  Before Scotland - The Story Of Scotland Before History  by Alistair Moffat, 2005

This has got to be one of the best books I have read on the history of Scotland! The author discusses the events of the pre-historic peoples who inhabited the region that would be later called Scotland. But the book is much more than just a summary of events, dates and names. The habits, customs and lifestyles of the people is discussed in detail in order to explain how the clans evolved and so forth. If I had to give up all the books I purchased this past year and keep only one, it would be this one.

  Belden, The White Chief; Or Twelve Years Among The Wild Indians Of The Plains   edited by James S. Brisbin, 1870

The editor transcribed the diaries and manuscripts of George P. Belden, a white man who lived among the Sioux. The book is full of rousing stories of Belden's adventures and is as exciting today as it would have been when it was first published.

  Benedict Arnold - Patriot And Traitor   by Willard Sterne Randall, 1990

This book is a very detailed history of the life and career of Benedict Arnold, covering not only his traitorous activity, but also his major military success at Saratoga.

  Benedict Arnold - Revolutionary Hero / An American Warrior Reconsidered   by James Kirby Martin, 1997

This is a very detailed biography about an enigmatic figure in United States history - Benedict Arnold. Although he chose to betray his fellow Patriots because he had been passed over for a promotion that he felt he deserved, he was a true hero.

  Benjamin Franklin - An American Life   by Walter Isaacson, 2003

This book is a very interesting and in-depth biography on Franklin.

  Benjamin Franklin ~ An Illustrated History Of His Life And Times   edited by Richard Stengel, 2010

This book is published by Time Inc., and as with all their publications, this book is richly illustrated. The text is engaging and not too tedious; a variety of topics are included, and present a fine portrait of Franklin as both statesman/diplomat and scientist/inventor.

  Benjamin Franklin - Philosopher & Man   by Alfred Owen Aldridge, 1965

This is a very good biography on America's premier statesman.

  Betsy Ross And The Making Of America   by Marla R. Miller, 2010

This biography of Betsy Ross includes not only stories about the woman and her family, but also about the state of life in Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War.

  The Bible Through The Ages   by Reader's Digest, 1996

This profusely illustrated book is a tour-de-force of information about the creation, development and history of the Judaic/Christian Bible.

  The Bicentennial Almanac: 1776 1976 America's 200 Years   edited by Calvin D. Linton, 1975

This book is laid out like an almanac, presenting each year in succession. Each year's section, consisting of only a single or couple pages, contain ten to twenty entries, each of which consist of single lines or only a couple at most. Despite the fact that each entry is basically a simple statement of an event, the quantity of entries provide for a great amount of information. It is profusely illustrated but mostly in black and white.

  The Bill Of Rights - Life Magazine Special Issue   by the Publishers of Life Magazine, Fall 1991

This is exactly what the title suggests - a publication by the Life Magazine, filled with photographs and many topics of interest.

  The Black Book   by Middleton Harris, 1974

This book is a celebration of the history of the African Americans. It is filled with articles and reproductions of newspaper and magazine clippings from all eras of our nation's history. It is also filled with illustrations of the accomplishments (and some tragedies) of the blacks in America. It tells the entire history of the black peoples' experience in America from the point of their own neighbors selling them into slavery in Africa to the struggles in America in the 1960s to gain recognition and equality.

  The Black Death   by Philip Ziegler, 1969

This book presents a very detailed history of the Black Plague that ravaged Europe in 1346. It is not overly filled with illustrations, but the ones that are included are very nice.

  The Blackwell Encyclopedia Of The American Revolution   edited by Jack P. Greene and J. R. Pole, 1991

If you can have only one book about the American Revolutionary War, this is the one you should have. Nothing is 'definitive', but this comes very close. It includes essays by many experts, and covers a very wide range of topics. Because of the fact that many, varied writers contributed to this book, the writing styles range from easily understood to rather technical. The book cannot be beat for the wealth of information it contains.

  Blair County Pennsylvania Will Testators Index 1846-1882   compiled by W. David Samuelson, 1992

This book lists the township and the book and page reference for wills filed in the Blair County Court House. The date of the will is not included, and that makes this book sllightly un-useful.

  Blair County's First Hundred Years 1846-1946   by the Blair County Historical Society, 1945

This history of Blair County contains information pertaining to Bedford County during the American Revolutionary War period.

  Bloodline Of The Holy Grail - The Hidden Lineage Of Jesus Revealed   by Laurence Gardner, 1996

This is the first of three books in which the author, the Chevalier Labhran de St. Germain, explores the 'myths' and 'legends' of the possibility of descendants of Jesus Christ. He is very thorough in his hypotheses and provides many, many family trees of the royalty of Europe, who supposedly descended from Jesus.

  The Boisterous Sea Of Liberty ~ A Documentary History Of America From Discovery Through The Civil War   by David Brion Davis & Steven Mintz, 1999

This is another book in which original source documents are transcribed, but it also contains commentary by the authors to explain the history and purpose of the documents.

  The Book Of Days - Oddities And Curiosities In The 365 Days Of The Calendar   by Elizabeth And Gerald Donaldson, 1979

This book is set up as a collection of small, single to three sentence notes on things that occurred on each of the different days of the year. It is a great trivia resource.

  The Book Of Conquests   by Jim Fitzpatrick, 1978

This book is a magnificently illustrated retelling of the Irish sagas of the conquest of Ireland by the Tuatha de Danann. The author held true to the ancient tales in his own version. The book is a very modern version of the age-old tales.

  The Book Of Costume   by Millia Davenport, 1948

This two-volume set is a very detailed history of costume. It is profusely illustrated with reproductions of paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures and other sources of dress and costume through the ages.

  The Book Of Irish Americans   by William D. Griffin, 1990

This book functions as a reference volume to show the patterns of immigration along with providing detailed biographies of many famous Irish - Americans.

  The Book Of The Continental Soldier   by Harold L. Peterson, 1968

This book provides information about the clothing the soldiers wore and the equipment they carried. It includes drawings of the items.

  Boston And The Tea Riots   by Norma Fryatt, 1972

This book is small in size, but very well written, providing an informative history of the background and the actual event known as the Boston Tea Party. It has only a few illustrations, and they are only in black and white.

  The Boston Massacre - An Interactive History Adventure   by Elizabeth Raum, 2009

This book is part of the 'You Choose' series of books for young readers in which three different paths can be followed while reading the book. Depending on which path the reader chooses to follow, the experiences of one of three individuals is described, relating to the title incident. The books are small in size: about 6" by 9" and only 112 pages, but they are very nicely illustrated.

  The Boys Of '76 - A History Of The Battles Of The Revolution   by Charles Carleton Coffin, 1876

For the time period of its publication, this book was a very important work. It is nicely illustrated with Victorian period engravings.

  The Battle Of Brandy Station June 9, 1863   by William H. Price, 1963

This is more of a folded pamphlet than a book, but it provides text and a map of the Battle of Brandy Station during the Civil War.

  Brewer's Dictionary Of Phrase & Fable  revised by Ivor H. Evans, 1870 / 1970

This book is just what its title implies - a dictionary of phrases and fables, and discussion of how they came into existence and use.

  A Brief Discourse On Eighteenth Century Games   by M. Richard Tully, 2006

This is a small, 26-page book explaining how eighteen games were played during the Colonial Period in America.

  The British Army In North America 1775 - 1783   by Robin May and G. A. Embleton, 1974

This is volume #39 of the Men-At-Arms Series. Although the book is small, it is packed with useful information regarding the units which served in North America during the Revolutionary War. Lots of information and pictures are included about the uniforms and equipment of the British Army.

  British Kings & Queens - The Complete Biographical Encyclopedia Of The Kings & Queens Of Great Britain.   by Mike Ashley, 1998

There are no illustrations in this book, other than maps, but so what? The book is a tour de force of information. It has to be the best historical and genealogical study of the monarchs of the Isles available. It does not just cover England, like so many do, despite their titles alluding to the kings and queens of 'Great Britain'. This book definitely covers all the monarchs who reigned in any part of the Isles. Many genealogical tables are also included, with the individuals numbered, so that their particular biographies can easily be located in the text. This book should be on everyone's shelf who is interested in the monarchs of Great Britain!

  Broadsides - The Age Of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815  by Nathan Miller, 2005

This 388-page book is an engaging narrative of the naval side of the American Revolutionary War to the War of 1812. Although it presents much good information, it is not a dry, technical type book.

  Broadsides And Bayonets - The Propaganda War Of The American Revolution   by Carl Berger, 1961

This is a small, but very instructional book.

  Built To Last   by David Macaulay, 2010

This volume is a combination of the author's three individual books: Castle, Cathedral, and Mosque. Combining colored pencil-type sketches with detailed text, the construction of the three types of structures is described.

  Bulletin Of The Association For Preservation Technology, Volume VI No. 4   by Canadian-American Preservationists, 1974

This magazine issue is devoted to the reconstruction and development of the Fort Ligonier Museum.

  Campaign Of Chaos ...1776  by Peter Henderson, 1975

This book is a very detailed and in-depth study of the year 1776 for the fledgling American Continental Army. As noted in the endcover notes, that was a time that is normally overlooked by historians because it appeared that the Continental Army was continually in retreat from the British. The author explains what was actually going on.

  Camp-Fires Of The Revolution: Or The War Of Independence Illustrated By Thrilling Events And Stories Of The Old Continental Soldiers   by Henry C. Watson, 1874

This is a good, but not outstanding narrative history.

  Captive Americans ~ Prisoners During The American Revolution   by Larry G. Bowman, 1976

This is a small book, but it is a rather detailed book on the subject.

  The Cartography Of North America 1500-1800   by Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch, 1987

Like the book, The Mapping Of North America, this book is a large size coffee-table style book. It reproduces 171 maps along with illustrations of the cartographers and other individuals / events which pertain to the maps in some way. The text is minimal, and utilized primarily to give brief descriptions of the maps' histories.

  Castle   published by DK Eyewitness Books, 2008

This book, being published by Dorling Kindersley, is like all others by that publisher, profusely illustrated interspersed with little tidbits of fascinating and useful information.

  The Celtic Book Of Living And Dying - An Illustrated Guide To Celtic Wisdom  by Juliette Wood, 2000

This book contains separate chapters on various aspects of Celtic culture. It is nicely illustrated.

  The Celtic Empire - The First Millennium Of Celtic History 1000 BC - 51 AD   by Peter Berresford Ellis, 1990

This book is a good history of the Celtic Empire and its spread across the present-day continent of Europe and northern Africa. The book's text is interesting reading, but there are very few illustrations.

  Celtic Myth And Legend   by Charoles Squire, 1975

This book contains a nice selection of the myths and legends which arose from the Celtic tribes of the British Isles.

  The Celtic World   edited by Miranda J. Green, 1995

This book is a very detailed study of the Celts. It covers all the regions inhabited by the Celts and comments on archaeological evidence related to those various regions. The books tends to verge a little too much on the 'science' of the culture to be 'easy reading'; but it is a must for anyone doing serious study of the Celts. The book is not profusely, but nicely illustrated throughout with photos of artifacts and archaeological site sketches.

  The Chaldean Account Of Genesis   by George Smith / A.H. Sayce, 1880

It is possible that the accounts of the beginning of the world, the great deluge and other events which were recorded in the Bible, were actually copied from Chaldean originals. This book was one of the first to present transcriptions of translations of Chaldean tablets to the public.

  A Charming Field For An Encounter   by Robert C. Alberts, 2001

This small book is a narrative of the French and Indian War and specifically the battle at Fort Necessity.

  Chickamauga And Chattanooga Battlefields   by James R. Sullivan, 1956

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  Christianity   by Millennium House, Chief Consultant: Ann Marie B. Bahr, 2009

This book is a lavishly illustrated, coffee-table size book. Each two-page spread covers a particular topic. The range of topics is very extensive.

  Christmas in Colonial And Early America   edited by Peter Andrews, 1975

This book is not very large (it is only eighty pages long), but it is quite information on the subject its title implies. It is nicely illustrated with photographs of holiday decorations and artifacts.

  Chronicle Of America   edited by John W. Kirshon, 1989

This is a massive volume set up in the style of a newspaper. It is extremely full of short narratives on everything that occurred during each year from prehistoric times to 1989.

  Chronicle Of The Indian Wars - From Colonial Times To Wounded Knee   by Alan Axelrod, 1989

This is a very good book for information on the various conflicts between the Indians and the Euro-Americans. The text is a thrill to read.

  Citizen Bachelors ~ Manhood And The Creation Of The United States   by John Gilbert McCurdy, 2009

This is a small-sized book, but extremely valuable in understanding the rights afforded to tht class of men over the age of 21 and property owners in colonial America.

  Citizens - A Chronicle Of The French Revolution   by Simon Schama, 1989

This book's reputation as 'the' history of the French Revolution is well deserved! It is so detailed and comprehensive.

  Civilisation   by Kenneth Clark, 1969

This book is an epic, covering the history of the world from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 1960s. It is profusely illustrated.

  The Civil War   by James I. Robertson, Jr, 1963

This paperback booklet was published by the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  The Civil War 1642-51  by Michael St. John Parker, 1993

This beautifully illustrated book is small in size and in number of pages: 29, but it is crammed full of information. It is a Pitkin Guide, and as such is a slick, glossy publication. The font is small and a bit tight, but it is still readable; it is required to get all of the text into the small pages.

  The Civil War Digest  by Ralph Newman and E.B. Long, 1956

This paperback book is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps. For a basic, but well rounded, understanding of the Civil War, this book is essential.

  Civil War England   by Peter Young, 1981

This small volume is part of the "Longman Travellers Series". The author explains in detail the various military campaigns of the English Civil Wars, relating the sites of battles with the present-day landscape of Great Britain. The text is concise and to the point with little fluff, and the small volume is adequately illustrated.

  The Civil War Military Machine ~ Weapons And Tactics Of The Union And Confederate Armed Forces  by Ian Drury & Tony Gibbons, 1993

This is a very beautiful book and a great addition to a library devoted to the history of the Civil War in America. It is profusely illustrated with airbrushed images of the weapons and equipment in use during the Civil War by both sides. But images of weapons and equipment are not the only things included in this coffee-table size book; there are maps and stories detailing the progress of the war and cross section views of things such as the naval ships of the time.

  Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865   by Naval Hisory Division, Navy Department, 1964

I have Parts I, II and IV of this series. The paperback books are very detailed regarding the Navies and naval activities during the Civil War.

  The Civil Wars - A Military Hiatory Of England, Scotland, And Ireland 1638-1660   edited by John Kenyon and Jane Ohlmeyer, 1998

Although this is not a very large book - only 391 pages - it is a very good resource for the serious researcher of the English Civil Wars. The numerous authors touch on various topics which a single author might not have been able to do..

  Clans And Families Of Ireland   by John Grenham, 1993

This book is very informative and profusely illustrated. The heraldic achievements of the various major clans and families of Ireland are augmented by fine illustrations.

  The Clans And Tartans Of Scotland  edited by Margaret O. Macdougall, 1976

This small book provides histories of the major Scottish clans along with illustrations of their tartans.

  Clash Of Empires - The British, French & Indian War 1754-1763  by R.S Stephenson, 2005

This book is a special edition of the Western Pennsylvania Magazine, published to commemorate and highlight an exhibition held at the Heinz Regional History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is profusely illustrated. The text provides a basic history of the War, but also focuses on particular artifacts which were part of the exhibit.

  Classical Mythology   by Mark P.O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon, 1971

This book is similar to Bulfinche's Mythology in that it provides detailed histories of the gods and goddesses of the 'Classical' period of Greece and Rome. Many Classical authors, such as Ovid, are quoted throughout the book to augment the biographical and historical information.

  Clues To America's Past   published by the National Geographic Society, 1976

Although not too detailed, this is a nicely illustrated book about the history of America in the style of National Geographic magazine.

  A Collection Of Upwards Of Thirty Thousand Names Of German, Swiss, Dutch, French And Other Immigrants In Pennsylvania From 1727 To 1776   by I. Daniel Rupp, 1898

Rupp used the ships passenger lists which were also published by the Pennsylvania State Museum and Archives in the series of books called the 'Pennsylvania Archives', but he made a number of mistakes throughout. Also there were three different types of lists available, and Rupp, instead of sticking with one particular type, picked and chose. As a result, this book is not the best one to use to 'prove' an individual's emigration history.

  Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The American Revolution   by George C. Newmann and Frank J. Kovic, 1975

This is the "bible" of arms and equipment used by the men who fought in the American Revolutionary War. Profusely illustrated. A must-have for anyone seriously interested in the daily life of the soldier.

  Colonial America - A History, 1585-1776   by Richard Middleton, 1992

This book provides a very detailed and in-depth study of the colonies prior to the American Revolutionary War. It is a superb reference volume.

  Colonial America To 1763  by Thomas L.Purvis, 1999

This volume is part of the "Almanacs Of American Life" series. It contains a multitude of graphs and rather detailed text in about 8pt font, meaning that there is a large amount of information crammed into the book.

  The Colonial Background Of The American Revolution   by Charles M. Andrews, 1924

This small book was hailed, by critics when it was first published, as the "most penetrating analysis of the events leading to 1776". It details the way that imperialism and mercantilism contributed to the rift between the mother country and her colonies.

  Colonial Christmas Cooking   by Patricia B. Mitchell, 1990

Among the recipes presented in this booklet, the author interjects short historical sketches and explanations about the dishes.

  The Colonial Craftsman   by Carl Bridenbaugh, 1950 / 1990

This book is a reprint of the 1950 original. It describes various crafts that were practiced during the Colonial Period, but does not simply detail the tasks involved. Moreso, it explains how the craftsman functioned within the Colonial society.

  Colonial Craftsmen And The Beginnings Of American Industry   by Edwin Tunis, 1965

This is one of my most favorite books of all time! I first found it when I was in high school. I immediately wanted to possess my very copy; I even considered stealing it from the school library. I'm glad that I didn't succumb to that desire. But as time went on, and I grew older, I would conjure up images from this book when I thought about early craftsmen. Then I found a copy in a used book store! I of course purchased it and it became a prized possession. The thing about this book is that the text is very concise and yet in-depth where necessary. Tunis very succinctly explained the various crafts and professions of our 16th, 17th and 18th century ancestors. But beside the superb text, Tunis illustrated the book throughout with his own fantasticly detailed pencil drawings. If you want to know what a hornsmith did or what a chandler made, you should seek out this book.

  Colonial Life   by Bobbie Kalman, 1992

This book is part of the Historic Communities series published by Crabtree Publishing Company. Each book in this series is 8-1/2" by 11" and only thirty-two pages in length. It is intended for young readers and as such is rather informative. The book is nicely illustrated with hand drawn illustrations and photographs of reenactors in period settings. One problem with this particular book in the series is that it starts out providing information on the topic: colonial life, but then develops into a treatise on black history. It even includes a page at the end of the book discussing prejudice.

  Colonial Life In America   by L. Morton Tillinghast and Edna M. Colman, 1928

This book is the first of a series, titled: The Story Of America. Prepared for young readers, it is concise and easy to read, but interesting enough for older readers to enjoy.

  Colonial Living   by Edwin Tunis, 1957

This book is another one by Edwin Tunis. What more needs to be said?

  The Colonial Merchants And The American Revolution   by Arthur M. Schlesinger, 1957

The dustcover notes state that this book "explores in careful detail the part the colonial merchants played...". The part about 'careful detail' is a bit understated This book is too detailed to be of any enjoyment in reading. It is essentially a reference book for grad students doing thesis preparation.

  Colonial Pennsylvania - A History   by Joseph E. Illick, 1976

This book is a very readable narrative of the founding and settlement of the colony of Pennsylvania to the period of the American Revolutionary War. Although only in black and white, there are many illustrations and maps throughout the book.

  The Colonial Period Of American History - The Settlements, Volume 3   by Charles M. Andrews, 1937

This book is a great resource for information on the founding and early settlements of the various colonies in the New World.

  The Colonial Wars 1689-1762   by Howard H. Peckham, 1964

This small book provides a history of the period of one hundred years prior to the American Revolutionary War. It is not too detailed, but it does provide a basic history of the way that the various conflicts came about and influenced the course of American history.

  Columbus And Other Heroes Of American Discovery   by N. D'Anvers, 1885

This book was intended for school use, and as such it would have been a good resource at the turn of the century.

  Columbus And The Age Of Discovery   by Zvi Dor-Net, 1991

This is a flashy coffee-table book about the voyages of Columbus, published to serve as a companion to the PBS series.

  Come All You Brave Soldiers ~ Blacks In The Revolutionary War   by Clinton Cox, 1999

This book is small-sized, but it is full of important information on the participation of blacks during the American Revolutionary War - seldom found in history books.

  Commanders ~ History's Greatest Military Leaders   by R.G. Grant, 2010

A product of the Dorling Kindersley publishers, this book is an extravagantly illustrated and laid out historical and biographical treatise. It covers all regions of the world and all time periods.

  Common Sense / The Rights Of Man by Thomas Paine,   published by the Classics Of Liberty Library, 1992

This is a facsimile copy of the famous book that spurred on the colonists' quest for freedom, originally published in 1776.

  A Company Of Heroes - The American Frontier 1775-1783   by Dale Van Every, 1962

This is a very good narrative history of the war carried on in the frontier regions.

  The Complete Bible Handbook - An Illustrated Companion   by John Bowker, 1998

This book was published by the Dorling Kindersley Ltd publishing company, and as such, it is extremely slick and lavishly illustrated. A great wealth of historical information is provided on the people, places and events included in the Bible.

  1776: The Complete Encyclopedia Of Arms & Weapons   edited by Leonid Tarassuk & Claude Blair, 1979

This book claims to be "the most comprehensive reference work ever published on arms and armor." Whether that is factual or not is questionable. The book is indeed a fine and detailed encyclopedia of arms and weapons. It is illustrated, but it is not necessarily the best according to the illustrations. The book is definitely one that should be in the library of anyone who might need to reference arms and weapons, because it will provide detailed descriptions for reference.

  A Complete Guide To Heraldry   by A. C. Fox-Davies, 1969

This is the bible of books on heraldry. Words can't describe how important and influential this book is on the subject of heraldry. The title describes the book very accurately.

  The Complete Idiot's Guide To The American Revolution   by Alan Axelrod, 2000

In the fashion of the "Complete Idiot's Guide To" series, this is a good reference volume. It is for the people who know nothing about the subject, and want a quick and easy way to learn. As such, the book does not go into great detail on any single topic.

  A Concise History Of Scotland   by Fitzroy Maclean, 1970

This is a classic history of the country. It is fabulously illustrated throughout and the text is very complete. This book should be the one every student of Scottish history should have.

  Concise History Of The World ~ An Illustrated Time Line  edited by Neil Kagan, 2006

This book is published by National Geographic. It is filled with great illustrations, and informative text in the form of the time line itself along with expanded sections on particular topics.

  The Concise Illustrated History Of The American Revolution   by Joseph P. Cullen, 1972

This soft-cover book was published by the editors of the American History Illustrated. It is nicely illustrated as the title suggests. It also contains text to explain the events illustrated.

  Connecticut's Naval Office At New London During The War Of The American Revolution   by Ernest E. Rogers, 1933

This book consists of reprints of contemporary letters and journals pertaining to the naval affairs of the new nation.

  Considerations On The Principal Events Of The French Revolution   by the Baroness De Stael, edited by the Duke De Broglie and the Baron De Stael, 1818

This two volume set presents a good history of the French Revolution although it is not too detailed..

  The Constitution - Life Magazine Special Issue   by the Publishers of Life Magazine, Fall 1987

This is exactly what the title suggests - a publication by the Life Magazine, filled with photographs and many topics of interest.

  The Constitution Of Our United States  by Rand McNally & Company, 1936

This is a very small book, but it contains the full text of the Constitution along with the Bill of Rights and Amendments to and including the 21st for the Repeal of Prohibition. The book also contains the text of the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Brief histories of the writing of the Constitution and Declaration are included.

  The Constitution Of Our United States  by Rand McNally & Company, 1936

This is a very small book, just like the previous entry, but it contains only the history and full text of the Constitution.

  The Constitution Of The United States Of America   prepared by the Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress, 1973

This 1961 page volume includes a complete transcript of the Constitution and its Amendments along with detailed comment on each article and section.

  The Constitution Of The United States With The Declaration Of Independence And The Articles Of Confederation   Introduction by R.B. Bernstein, 2002

This pocket-sized book is a great treasure to have. It is small enough to carry in your hand, but it has the complete text of the three documents noted in its title. It also has a nice alphabetical index to the subjects covered in the three documents.

  The Constitution - The Forging Of A Nation   by Jeff Beard and Elizabeth Chaney, undated (probably 2005 to 2011)

This small book is a paperback and only 32 pages in length. It presents the text of the U.S. Constitution along with providing some commentary about it, the time of its creation and the men who created it. Like many of the books being published today, the backgrounds of the pages are not left blank, but have faint reproductions of historic documents and/or artworks. This one has an image of the Constitution with George Washington and the Statue of Liberty covering the open two-page spread. In addition, some of the text is presented in a reddish-brown font. Although Ms. Chaney, the designer, probably thought that she was being 'creative', the effect of the background makes the text, especially the reddish-brown text, difficult to read.

  Contest For Empire ~ The French And Indian War   by Cobblestone Magazine, 2005

This is a magazine that presents a very nice history of the French and Indian War in Pennsylvania through interesting text and high quality illustrations.

  The Continental Army   by Robert K. Wright, Jr, 1986

This book, part of the Army Lineage Series, was produced under the auspices of the Center of Military History of the United States Army in Washington, DC. This book is superb in its coverage of the various colonies' portions of the Continental Army. It provides a history of the formation and structure of the Continental Army that arose out of the army that beseiged Boston following the battle of Breeds (Bunker) Hill and then details the lineages of each unit.

  The Continental Congress - A Definitive History Of The Continental Congress From Its Inception In 1774 To March, 1789   by Edmund Cody Burnett, 1941

This is the book to have if you want to know the history of the Continental Congress. As it is stated in the subtitle, this is the definitive history.

  The Continental Congress At Princeton   by Varnum Lansing Collins, 1908

This book details the situation in which the Continental Congress was forced to leave Philadelphia and take up session at Princeton, New Jersey as a result of the mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line in June, 1783.

  Continental Congress Courageous - The Delegates At York Town, PA 1777-1778  by John F. Rauhauser, Jr., Helen Miller Gotwalt, Elizabeth L. Rauhauser Stein, and Thomas L. Schaefer, 2001

This book is a nicely illustrated volume comprised of biographical sketches of all the delegates to the Continental Congress.

  Correspondence And Journals Of Samuel Blachley Webb - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   edited by Worthington C. Ford, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters. This particular item consists of three volumes.

  Correspondence Of The American Revolution; Being Letters Of Eminent Men To George Washington   by Bart McDowell, 1967

This four volume set includes transcripts of the letters from others to George Washington.

  Costume 1066-1990s - A Complete Guide To English Costume Design And History   by John Peacock, 1986

This book contains hand drawn studies of figures in the costumes through the ages. The drawings include notations about the important parts, or the unusual aspects which set off one style from another.

  Country Ways - A Celebration Of Rural Life   by the Reader's Digest, 1988

This book is exactly what its title states - a celebration of rural life. It is illustrated only here and there with some photographs and original graphics, but the text is what makes this book a treasure to own.

  County Government And Archives In Pennsylvania   by the Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Commission, 1947

Despite the date of publication of this book, it provides a wealth of information regarding all the various departments in the county court systems from the Register of Wills to the County Surveyor.

  Court Martial Of Capt. John Moutray - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  The Courts Of Europe ~ Politics, Patronage and Royalty 1400-1800   edited by A. G. Dickens, 1977

This book is wonderfully illustrated. It provides richly detailed text in the same manner as American Heritage books. This is the type of book that could be considered a 'textbook' on the structure and functioning of the royal courts.

  The Cousins' Wars - Religion, Politics, & The Triumph Of Anglo-America   by Kevin Phillips, 1999

This book correlates the English Civil War, the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. It explores the various reasons why the conflicts occurred by looking at the religious and political environments of the British Isles and the Colonies.

  The Craftsman In America   published by the National Geographic Magazine, 1975

This book is a nicely illustrated book about the craftsmen in American history. It is in the basic style of National Geographic magazine.

  The Critical Period Of American History 1783 - 1789   by John Fiske, 1889

As the title notes, this book covers the period following the American Revolutionary War and details the efforts to come up with a national constitution.

  Cromwell  by G.R. Stirling Taylor, 1928

This is not a great, but a good, biography about Oliver Cromwell.

  Cromwell   by Hilaire Belloc, 1934

This is a very good book about the history of Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil War. It dwells heavily on Cromwell's religious beliefs.

  Cromwell Against The Scots - The Last Anglo-Scottish War, 1650-1652   by John D. Grainger, 1997

This has got to be the best book I have seen which deals with the invasion of Scotland by Cromwell during the course of the English Civil Wars.

  The Cromwellian Gazetteer - An Illustrated Guide To Britain In The Civil War And Commonwealth  by Peter Gaunt, 2000

The author noted that this book is not intended to be a biography of Cromwell, nor is it intended to function as a history of the English Civil Wars. It is intended as a guide to the sites of historical events of the Civil Wars in Britain and Ireland. In that context, the book is a very useful research tool. The entries are separated into sections by region, and then alphabetically within each section. Although some entries are very short, they are extremely succinct and informational.

  Cromwell - The Lord Protector   by Antonia Fraser, 1973

This has got to be the absolute best volume devoted to the subject of the life of Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil Wars. The only thing that Fraser does not include is a complete genealogy for Cromwell. Otherwise, she seems to not miss a single fact about the man and his involvement in the civil wars which resulted in the Protectorate government of the British Isles.

  Crucible Of A New Nation   by Helen Miller Gotwalt, 1977

This book is basically a history of the York County, Pennsylvania court house. It includes information regarding the sojourn of the Continental Congress during nine months in 1778.

  Cyclopaedia: Or An Universal Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences; Containing An Explication Of The Terms, And An Account Of The Things Signified Thereby, In The Several Arts, Both Liberal And Mechanical; And The Several Sciences, Human Nad Divine...   by E. Chambers, 1741

This two volume set contains a massive amount of information, as the title suggest, on the arts and sciences. The volumes are practically the largest of my old book collection, each measuring 10" by 16" and 3" thick. The definitions of words are all very detailed. The topic of smallpox, for example, encompasses nearly an entire page.

  Daily Life In A Covered Wagon   by Paul Erickson, 1994

This book is large size, but only 48 pages. It is a publication of the Preservation Press of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Intended for children, the book gives just enough text to get the points across, but it is filled with very detailed photographs of the everyday objects used by the settlers.

  Daily Life In Medieval Times  by Francis and Joseph Gies, 1999

This book is a compilation of the previously published "Life In A Medieval Castle", "Life In A Medieval Village", and "Life in A Medieval City". By combining the individual volumes, it makes a more complete view of the subject of life in the Medieval Ages. This volume, unlike the earlier individual books, is illustrated throughout.

  Daily Living In The Twelfth Century   by Urban Tigner Holmes, Jr, 1952

The information in this book is based on the personal observations of Alexander Neckam, in London and Paris during the Twelfth Century. It is a very good resource for anyone studying the late-Medieval period of Europe. It presents very useful information on knighthood and the church.

  Daily Stories Of Pennsylvania   by Frederic A. Godcharles, 1924

This is a unique book in that it is set up as a day by day account of events that occurred through the years in the history of Pennsylvania. In other words, if some event took place on June 7, 1813, it would appear in this book under June 7. Of course, some things that occurred on the same day, but different year, as another, slightly more important event, might not have been included. The articles that are included in this book are very interesting to read; most of them are drawn from other sources, such as the Pennsylvania Archives and other historical sources.

  A Dark History: Vikings   by Martin J. Dougherty, 2013

This book is a study of the origins, history and customs of the Norsemen known as the Vikings. The heavily illustrated book provides many details about the daily life of the Norsemen.

  The Dawn Of Civilization - The First World Survey Of Human Cultures In Early Times   edited by Stuart Piggott, 1961

This is a spectacular book! It is immense in both physical size and scope. The book measures eleven inches by fourteen inches and consists of four hundred and four pages. There are 940 illustrations! To say the text is somewhat detailed would be an understatement. Where else would you find a study of the Gerzean Culture of Lower Egypt?

  The Day The Revolution Ended ~ 19 October 1781   by William H. Hallahan, 2006

This book details the events leading up to and the siege of Yorktown in 1781. The title is misleading, though, because the American Revolutionary War did not end on 17 October 1781. Fighting continued on the frontiers and the British maintained their hold on New York City until the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783.

  The Dead Sea Scrolls  by Millar Burrows, 1986

This book is a study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and an interpretation of their history and purpose in history. It presents a history of the development of Judaism and connects the history of Judaism with contemporary historical events.

  Death By Petticoat ~ American History Myths Debunked   by Mary Miley Theobald, 2012

This small paperback book presents single page essays on 63 "myths" that the author has 'debunked'. The book contains an illustration for each "myth" in the form of either a period-contemporary illustration or a present-day staged photo. Although some of the items that the author calls 'myths' would be up for discussion, most of the stories are amusing.

  Debate On The Constitution, Part One   edited by Bernard Bailyn, 1981 / 1993

This small book is part of the Library of America series. It consists of transcripts of original papers, letters, speeches and so forth by Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Despite its small physical size, it contains more than 127 items in 1214 pages.

  Decisive Battles Of The American Revolution  by Joseph B. Mitchell, 1962

This is a paperback book of the size that used to be known as a 'pocket book' because it could fit into a man's shirt pocket. The text is adequate for information and not too long, so as to maintain the reader's interest. The only illustrations are maps showing troops deployments for each battle.

  Declaration - The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1 - July 4, 1776   by William Hogeland, 2010

The subtitle of this book accurately describes the content of the text; the discussions and eventual decision to declare independence from the mother country was anything but calm and orderly. The book conveys the drama that transpired during the sessions of the Continental Congress prior to the declaration.

  Declaration Of Independence - The Keepsake Album Of Its Creation   by Joseph P. Cullen, 1969

This publication from the editors of American History Illustrated is full of illustrations and the text is short but concise.

  The Declaration Of Independence - The Story Behind America's Founding Document And The Men Who Created It   by Rod Gragg, 2005

This coffeetable-sized book is a delight to read. Besides being filled with interesting text and beautiful color illustrations, there are attached and inserted facsimile copies of original, contemporary documents.

  Descriptions Of The Sheriffdoms Of Lanark And Renfrew  by William Hamilton Of Wishaw, 2004

This book is a reprint of the 1710 volume compiled by William Hamilton of Wishaw. It is an invaluable aid in the study of my Scottish ancestors who came from Lanarkshire.

  The Devil And All His Works   by Dennis Wheatley, 1971

This book was published by the American Heritage Press, and is a good example of that publisher's output. It is profusely illustrated, and the text is detailed, presenting a history of the concept of the devil and evil. It traces that history from the Sumerians through the Freemasons and Theosophists.

  The Diary Of The American Revolution   compiled by Frank Moore & edited by John Anthony Scott, 1967

This book was originally published in 1860, then republished in editions to 1876. After a century, the book was republished. The book is composed of contemporary documents including letters and newspaper articles. The book contains the text of thirty-two ballads and songs that were popular during the War.

  A Dictionary Of Battles - From 1479 B.C. To The Present   by David Eggenberger, 1967

This volume provides very brief synopses of battles that made up all of the wars which stretched from the Battle of Megiddo in 1479 to the Vietnam War of the 1960s. It covers all of the continents of the world, but is set up in purely alphabetic order. The book is a nice reference volume, but is not detailed enough to provide a lot of information. Of course, the scope of the volume is so large that coverage of each incident must be kept to a minimum. There are no illustrations in the book, with the exception of maps.

  A Dictionary Of Battles (1715-1815)  by Michael Calvert and Peter Young, 1979

This volume, like the previous listing, provides very brief synopses of battles that made up the wars which spanned the hundred years between 1715 and 1815. It covers all of the continents of the world, with battles grouped by geographic region, then by date. As noted in the previous listing, this book is a nice reference volume, but is not detailed enough to provide a lot of information. Of course, the scope of the volume is so large that coverage of each incident must be kept to a minimum. And as with the previous listing, there are no illustrations in the book, with the exception of maps.

  A Dictionary Of Superstitions   edited by Iona Opie and Moira Tatem, 1989

This book explores the historical origins of nearly 1,000 superstitions. It quotes published accounts referring to the superstitions, so that you can see in what year the superstition appeared in usage.

  Digges' Choice 1724-1800   by Jan A. Bankert, 1996

This small size book is a great source of information on the 'genealogy' of a tract of 10,000 acres of land in what is now York and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania, originally granted by Lord Calvert to John Digges. The tract of land encompassed the region in which the borough of Hanover would come to be established, and in which this website's webmaster's ancestors, Johan Simon Clar and Johann Nicholas Klee, resided.

  The Discoverers ~ A History Of Man's Search To Know His World And Himself   by Daniel J. Boorstin, 1983

This book is a storehouse of knowledge about the efforts, down through history, to expand man's knowledge. It includes chapters regarding the exploits of explorers along with chapters regarding those men and womon who advanced knowledge through science, religion and art.

  Discoverers Of The New World   by the editors of American Heritage, 1960

In the great tradition of all American Heritage publications, this book is filled with facts and great illustrations.

  Discovering America's Past - Customs, Legends, History & Lore Of Our Great Nation   by Reader's Digest, 1993

This book is one of the most interesting ones I own. It is overflowing with snippets of information in the text and oodles and scads of illustrations. It seems as if the covers cannot contain all the information and pictures within one book. The title tells it all!

  Discovering Britain & Ireland  by The National Geographic Society, 1985

This is a beautiful 'coffee-table' book. It is filled with photographs of people, events and places throughout Great Britain and Ireland. It also contains very interesting text to describe the aspect of the places being illustrated.

  Discovering Heraldry   by Jacqueline Fearn, 2000

This small book is a very good basic book on heraldry. It supplies enough information without being boring.

  Discovering Pennsylvania's Archeological Heritage  by Barry C. Kent, 1994

This softcover book was published by the Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Commission. It covers the various Indian tribes that inhabited and/or moved through the region that is encompassed by the state of Pennsylvania today. It should be included in the collection of anyone interested in Indians.

  Discovering The Appalachians  by Thomas L. Connelly, 1968

This book was printed an published by Stackpole Books in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but it surprisingly does not contain much information about the Appalachian region of Pennsylvania. It discusses the mountainous regions stretching northward into New England and southward into Georgia. It does present some good information about the history of the entire mountain region and the culture that was created in the mountains.

  A Display Of Heraldry: Manifesting A More Easie Access To The Knowledge Thereof Than Hath Been Hitherto Published By Any, Through The Benefit Of Method; Whereunto It Is now Reduced By The Study And Industry Of John Guillim, Late Pursuivant At Arms   by John Guillim, 1679

This Seventeenth Century volume is an extremely valuable source of information on heraldry as practiced in Great Britain. It includes the heraldic achievements of many of the persons of high standing from the King to lesser court officials and on down to the gentry. The individual coats of arms of numerous families are presented as engravings along with explanatory text.

  Documentary Source Book Of American History 1606-1926   edited by William MacDonald, 1926

This book is a collection of transcripts of original doucments. It is a very good reference volume, including the charters of the various provinces; the different Acts of the English Parliament, which led to the American Revolutionary War; the primary Acts of the Continental Congress; etc. This is just about the most definitive volume available with so many important documents transcribed.

  Documents Relative To The Colonial History Of The State Of New York; Procured In Holland, England And France, Volume X   edited by E.B. O'Callaghan, 1858

This book is a collection of transcripts of original doucments that related to New York history between 1745 and 1774. It is a very good source for documents regarding the conquest of Canada during the French and Indian War.

  Domestick Beings   by June Sprigg, 1984

This book tells the story of the lives of seven women prior to the year 1800. It includes their own 'scribblings' or diary entries and is valuable for the picture it paints of everyday life for women in the colonial period of American history.

  Down Home Ways - Old Fangled Skills For Making Hundreds Of Simple, Useful Things   by Jerry Mack Johnson, 1978

This small book, which includes instructions for making clay pottery, tanning hides and canning fruits and vegetables, is of use in research by providing a glimpse at how things were done in the past.

  Drums   by James Boyd, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, 1925/1956

This is an historical fiction book about a young boy from North Carolina during the American Revolutionary War.

  Drums Along The Mohawk   by Walter D.Edmonds, 1936

This is the famous historical fiction book devoted to the events that took place along the Mohawk Valley during the 1770s.

  "The Dye is Now Cast" - The Road To American Independence, 1774 - 1776   by Lillian B. Miller, 1975

This book covers the time period of 1774 to 1776, from the events leading up to the conflict and to the issuing of the Declaration Of Independence. The story is told primarily through revealing the characters involved in those events. It is one of the most useful books for researching the lives of the people involved in the Revolution.

  Eagle In The Sky   by F. Van Wyck Mason, 1948

This is a book intended for young readers, detailing the lives of three young doctors during the final years of the American Revolutionary War.

  Early America At Work   by Everett B. Wilson, 1963

This book is not a very detailed book on the subject, but it does include quite a number of professions in which our early ancestors were employed. Almost every profession is accompanied by an illustration.

  Early American Crafts & Trades   edited by Peter Stockham, 1807 / 1976

This very small sized book is a facsimile of the book published in 1807 under the title: Book Of Trades.

  The Early American Republic ~ A History In Documents   by Reeve Huston, 2011

This book, like many others, presents history by presenting transcripts of original documents, contemporary to the events that are highlighted in history. But this one is a little different in that in its margins are short notes explaining certain words or phrases ina the document text. Also, the author includes text describing or further explaining the idea that the original document is conveying. The book is filled with nice photographs, many of them presenting the original document.

  Early American Wooden Ware   by Mary Earle Gould, 1962

This describes, with detailed text and very good illustrations, the various forms of wooden containers and utensils used during the Colonial period.

  Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration   by Walter Allen Knittle, 1937

This book presents a very good history of the 1708-09 immigration of the Palatine Germans, and then of the later movements of those immigrants throughout the eastern seaboard states.

  Early Families Of York County (2 Volumes)   by Keith A. Dull, 1995

This set of books are wonderful compilations of family genealogical information. The author provides a great wealth of information, linking information from a variety of sources such as church, Bible, cemetery and personal records.

  Early German Settlers Of York County Pennsylvania   by Keith A. Dull, 1997

This book, like the preceeding one by Keith Dull, is a great accomplishment of genealogical research. In this one, the author covers the families who resided in the townships of Codorus, Dover, Manchester and Shrewsbury.

  Early History Of Western Pennsylvania, And Of The West, And Of Western Expeditions And Campaigns, From MDCCLIV To MDCCCXXXIII   by I.D. Rupp, 1995

This reprint of the 1846 original is a very detailed and useful reference book on all of the incidents which occurred in the western regions of Pennsylvania from the earliest times to the 1840s.

  1808 Triennial Tax Assessment - Bedford County, Pennsylvania   by The Fulton County Historical Society, 1990

This is another of the Fulton County Historical Society's publications in which the original records have been transcribed verbatim. The 1808 Triennial Tax Assessment was a rather complete assessment, and therefore is an important research tool for the historian and genealogist.

  Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German-Speaking Lands To North America - Volume I, The Northern Kraichgau   by Annette Kunselman Burgert, 1983

This publication of the Pennsylvania German Society is a superb study of the emigrants because the author not only transcribes ships passenger lists or other documents, but rather makes links between the emigrants and individuals who were later recorded as residing in the colonies.

  Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German-Speaking Lands To North America - Volume II, The Western Palatinate   by Annette Kunselman Burgert, 1985

This volume, like the preceeding one, which the author published two years earlier, is just as detailed and fantastic. It is one of the best resources for descendants of the most common groups of Germanic emigrants - the Palatines.

  Eighteenth Century Register Of Emigrants From Southwest Germany (To America And Other Countries)   edited by Werner Hacker, 1994

This book is extremely difficult to use. The book uses a typeface that is not easy to read in the small font size. The sources refer to previously published books by the author, and therefore (if you do not have access to the original books) is of little use. Of the many names of which I have found records in the various other books on emigrants in my collection, very few appear in this book. So I wonder where the author found his information. It is a very useless book in my opinion.

  Emancipation Centennial, 1962   by Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962

This paperback booklet, published by the Government Printing Office, presents transcripts of letters, speeches and various other documents associated with issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  The Emergence Of North Carolina's Revolutionary State Government   by Robert L. Ganyard, 1978

This book, though not specific to the region encompassed by Mother Bedford, covers the emergence of Patriotism in a region very similar to the Bedford County of the colonial period. It includes information on the Halifax Resolves, the first declaration of independence made by a colony of Great Britain.

  Empires At War - The French And Indian War And The Struggle For North America, 1754-1763  by William M. Fowler Jr, 2005

This volume is a very complete and well documented history of the French And Indian War.

  Encyclopedia Of American History   edited by Richard B. Morris, 1953

Concise and to-the-point daily chronology of the history of the United States of America. If I can't find it anywhere else, I know it will be in this book.

  Encyclopedia Of Appalachia   edited by Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell, 2006

WOW! This book is a tour-de-force of information about Appalachia. And as Henry Louis Gates Jr, in a foreward, notes: "The Encyclopedia Of Appalachia lays out for everyone else what we who grew up there have always known." Despite the fact that most everyone else have often assumed that "Appalachia" consists solely of the Appalachia of the deep South, this book presents the history, culture and contributions of not only the South, but also of the rest of Appalachia stretching through Pennsylvania and on into New York state.

  The Encyclopedia Of North American Indian Tribes - A Comprehensive Study Of Tribes From The Abitibi To The Zuni   by Bill Yenne, 1986

This large coffee-table book should be three times as many pages as what it is (190). It is set up in alphabetical encyclopedic style, and so a particular Indian tribe is easily found. The only problem with this book is that many of the tribes are given only a sentence or two; it would be nice to see more information in many cases.

  Encyclopedia Of The American Revolution   by Mark M. Boatner III, 1966

This is an absolutely fantastic and exhaustive work on the Americam Revolutionary War! It is small in overall size (6" x 8-1/2"), but it is 2-1/2" thick and printed in about 8pt type. The entries are arranged, as the title implies, in alphabetical - encyclopedic fashion and are quite informative. It is enjoyable to read as much as simply for the articles included for the entries, as it is for the referential material it supplies.

  The Encyclopedia Of The End  by Deborah Noyes, 2008

This book is not terribly thick, but it covers the subject of death sufficiently. The history of practices in dealing with death in various cultures is presented.

  The Encyclopedia Of Weaponry - From Stone Age Spears To Stealth Bombers  by Ian V. Hogg, 1992

This book is a beautiful museum of weaponry from ancient times to the 1990s. Each item is superbly illustrated and described in succinct text. Certain items are illustrated with exploded diagrams, others with historical artworks.

  An Encyclopedia Of World History   edited by William L. Langer, 1940

This book is a very good and useful reference volume, laid out in chronological order. The book contains a number of genealogical tables on the various imperial lines.

  Encyclopedia Of World History  by the editors of Paragon Publishing, 2003

This is a very small sized book but it is crammed full of illustrations, a chronolgical time line, and great facts.

  The Encyclopedia Of World Mythology  edited by Arthur Cotterell, 2002

This is one of the best books on mythology throughout the world that I have found. It contains short, but concise, discussions on the deities and myths of all the cultures throughout the world. It is superbly illustrated also.

  England In The Age Of Caxton   by Geoffrey Hindley, 1979

This history of English life during the 15th Century is very informative and useful.

  The English Civil War   by Peter Young, illustrated by Michael Roffe, 1973

This book is part of the Osprey History series. It is small - only forty-four pages - but it is packed full of very useable information on the history of the Civil War along with information on the armies and their clothing, weapons, etc.

  The English Civil Wars 1642-1660   by Bob Carruthers, 2000

What a beautiful and incredibly detailed book! All aspects of the armies, leaders and battles of the English Civil Wars are superbly covered.

  Estate Inventories: How To Use Them   by Kenneth L. Smith, 1984

This book gives the researcher a great wealth of suggestions on how to interpret estate inventories. It is a very useful tool for the genealogist.

  Eureka! - An Illustrated History Of Inventions From The Wheel To The Computer   edited by Edward De Bono, 1974

This large size 'coffeetable book' is set up similar to an encyclopedia, with the exception that the entries are not in alphabetical order. The entries on each item are rather short - some only a few paragraphs, but the book serves as a very good reference volume.

  Europe - A History   by Norman Davies, 1996

Whew! What a tour-de-force this book is! To produce a history of the whole of Europe is such an ambitious idea in itself, but the author managed to achieve a successful accomplishment. This is great reading apart from the historical research material it presents.

  Europe ~ From The Reneaissance To Waterloo  by Robert Ergang, 1967

This is a good textbook-like history of Europe, with numerous maps and illustrations. The illustrations, consisting of many well-known works of art, are all black and white.

  The European Discovery Of America - The Northern Voyages A.D. 500-1600   by Samuel Eliot Morison, 1971

This book is an extremely detailed study of the various voyages of discovery.

  The European Magazine, And London Review (April 1784)   published by Scatcherd and Whitaker, 1784

This is only the "April' portion of the original magazine. It provides, among other contemporary accounts of events of the year 1784, a proclamation concerning the recently passed Treaty of Paris by the United States of America.

  European Mythology   by Jacqueline Simpson, 1987

This book is part of the Library Of The World's Myths And Legends series. It is very informative and nicely illustrated.

  Everyday Life In Early America   by David Freeman Hawke, 1988

Every aspect of everyday life is covered in this volume.

  Everyday Life Through The Ages   published by the Readers Digest, 1992

This is an absolutely lovely book. It covers the various ages by looking at contemporary cultures/countries in a wide range of subjects from professions to clothing styles to events such as the Black Plague. Throughout, it is stuffed with great illustrations.

  Everyday Things In American Life 1607-1776   by William Chauncy Langdon, 1937

This is a great book for research purposes. It is amply illustrated with engravings.

   The Everything American Revolution Book  by Daniel P. Murphy, 2008

The "Everything..." books are based on the "...For Dummies" series of books. They provide short capsule summaries of topic within subjects to create a book that can be read from start to finish, or just as easily in bits and pieces.

  The Everything Founding Fathers Book   by Meg Greene and Paula M. Stathakis, 2011

This book, like the preceeding entry, is similar to the "...For Dummies" series. But that is not a bad thing; the books are filled with a great amount of information.

  The Expanding World - A History Of Civilizations From The Reformation To The Age Of Revolutions   edited by Esmond Wright, 1969

A companion to the books, The Ancient World and The Medieval And Renaissance World, this book continues the grand tradition of the editor and the Hamlyn publishing firm.

  Exploration Experience   by Beau Riffenburgh, 2007

This is one of the book produced recently in which, besides being profusely illustrated with high quality photos, and having concise texts, facsimiles of original documents are inserted throughout. As the title indicates, the book covers as many as possible, if not all, explorers throughout history. The facsimile documents include pages from the explorer's diaries and journals in addition to letters they sent back to their funding institutions.

  The Explorers ~ From The Ancient World To The Present   by Paolo Novaresio, 2004

This "coffeetable" book is a pure delight. It is large sized to accomodate the beautifully reproduced illustrations. And there is just enough text interspersed among the pictures to describe the exploits of the people who explored unknown lands.

  Exploring Scotland's Heritage ~ Argyll And The Western Isles   by Graham Ritchie and Mary Harman, 1985

This book is basically a survey of ninety-one sites throughout Argyll and the Western Isles. Each site is described, with its place in history detailed. Each site is nicely illustrated by photos and maps. Quite a bit of historical information is included where necessary.

  Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds   by Charles Mackay, 1980

This reprint of the 1841 book uses a word to describe it in its own title - extraordinary. It is a book that I have read with interest a number of times. The writing style is easy to read and the subjects chosen are quite unique, ranging from the tulip bulb craze to alchemy to common catchphrases, such as 'quos'. There are very few illustrations throughout the book, but who cares? The text is the main attraction of this book. It is truly one of my favorite books.

  Eyewitness To History   edited by John Carey, 1987

This book is a collection of transcripts of original documents, and as such is a wonderful resource.

  Fabric Of Freedom 1763-1800   by Esmond Wright, 1961

This small paperback book covers the idea of the "patriot".

  Facts About The Civil War   by Frederick Tilberg, 19--

This very small (17 pages) paperback booklet was published by the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Inc. The booklet provides many statistics and numbers and lists in its few pages.

  Faith And Treason - The Story Of The Gunpowder Plot   by Antonia Fraser, 1996

This is another tour-de-force by Ms. Fraser covering the incident of 05 November, 1605 in which a plan was uncovered that a group planned to blow up the British Parliament and King James I along with it.

  The Faiths Of Our Fathers - What America's Founders Really Believed   by Alf J. Mapp, Jr., 2003

This book discusses the religious views and customs of eleven men from the Revolutionary War period. The only illustrations are portraits of each man.

  Farewell To Valley Forge   by David Taylor, 1955

This is a historical novel. It is interesting as far as historical novels go, while presenting some historical facts.

  Fathers Of The Revolution  by Philip Guedalla, 1926

This volume consists of biographical sketches of a number of persons involved with the American Revolutionary War.

  A Few Bloody Noses   by Robert Harvey, 2001

In this book, the auther takes a different look at 'the realities and mythologies of the American Revolution'.

  Fight For Freedom   by Benson Bobrick, 2004

The American Revolutionary War is presented for young adult readers in a simplified, but content-rich manner. The book is large sized, but only 96-pages in length. It is nicely illustrated and each chapter's text is divided into a main essay along with a sidebar of two to three 'quick' facts.

  The Fire Of Liberty   edited by Esmond Wright, 1983

This small book, beautifully illustrated and bound by the Folio Society, consists of contemporary, first-hand accounts of participants in the American Revolutionary War.

  The First American Cookbook ~ A Facsimile Of "American Cookery", 1796 by Amelia Simmons   by Mary Tolford Wilson, 1958 / 1984

This is a small sized book - more of a booklet - and is exactly what the subtitle states: a facsimile of an early cookbook. The book is introduced by Mary Wilson, who explains certain aspects of early cooking and how to understand the recipes that follow.

  The First American Revolution: Before Lexington And Concord   by Ray Raphael, 2002

This fascinating book details the events that took place throughout some of the small towns of Massachusetts prior to the "shot heard round the world".

  The First Book Of Indians  by Benjamin Brewster, 1950

This small book is intended for young readers. It contains easy-to-understand text and each page is illustrated with sketch art by Ursula Koering. It is a great introduction to the culture and history of the various nations of Amerindians.

  The First Colonists - Documents On The Planting Of The First English Settlements In North America - 1584-1590   edited by David B. Quinn and Alison M. Quinn, 1982

This small book is comprised mainly of transcripts of documents from the early settlers.

  The First Salute - A View Of the American Revolution   by Barbara W. Tuchman, 1988

This is one of the best books I have ever read - not only as a source of information pertaining to the American Revolutionary War, but as good literature. The book deals with the situation of foreign countries, in this case the Netherlands, and their recognition of the newly declared United States of America. The title is derived from the fact that when the American ship, the Andrew Doria, arrived at the port of St. Eustatius in the West Indies on 16 November, 1776 the small Dutch fort on that island fired a cannon salute. It was the first act of a foreign state recognizing the United States. It is a very powerful and compelling book.

  The First Stroke : Lexington, Concord, and the beginning of the American Revolution   by Thomas Fleming, 1978

This soft-cover book is not large, but it presents a concise history of the opening conflicts of the American Revolutionary War. Two-page spreads of illustrations by Louis S. Glanzman are very interesting. There are also very nice maps throughout the book.

  Firsthand America   by Virginia Bernhard, David Burner, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eugen D. Genovese, John McClymer and Forrest McDonald, 1980

This book is very good in that the authors present differing viewpoints on the subjects of events that occurred from the 'discovery' of America by the European seafarers and the post-Civil War period. The authors 'debate' the subjects and provide the reader with a richer experience of history.

  The Flag Of Our United States  by Colonel James A. Moss, 1938

This is a very small book, but it contains a wealth of information about the history of the flag of the United States of America, along with the history of various European nations' flags. It contains quite a number of illustrations, and of course, many of flags. It also contains information on flag etiquette and how to display the flag.

  Flat-Landers And Ridge-Runners - Folktales From The Mountains Of Northern Pennsylvania   by James York Glimm, 1983

This is a great collection of local folktales!

  Flodden 1513 - The Scottish Invasion Of Henry VIII's England   by Niall Barr, 2001

This recently published history of the epic Battle of Flodden, in which 'the flower of Scottish nobility' perished, is a very detailed and engaging study of the battle and the events leading to it. It is filled with very nicely reproduced artwork from the period.

  Folk Medicine Of The Pennsylvania Germans   by T.R. Brendle and C.W. Unger, 1935

This book is as delightful to read for the fun of it as for the research material it provides.

  Following Columbus - Stories Of Exploration And Settlement   by William L. Nida, 1929

This book was published for use in the junior high school grades. Although it is not very detailed on any subject, it is a delightful history of the country during the Colonial Period. It has great illustrations.

  Food In History   by Reay Tannahill, 1973

This book explores the history of food and eating habits from 10,000 BC to the Scientific Revolution. It is really extraordinary.

  The Forgotten Crafts   by John Seymour, 1984

This book is the essential guide for an understanding of crafts which were commonplace ways of life for our 17th and 18th century ancestors. The books is illustrated well, with the emphasis on photographs which actually do illustrate the subject.

  The Forgotten History Of America   by Cormac O'Brien, 2013

This book derives its title from the series of episodes which took place in the English colonies prior to the American Revolutionary War. Each topic, such as King Philip's War, is given a chapter and is covered in detail. As the author notes, that period of our history is very often forgotten because the American Revolutionary War overshadows it.

  For Liberty And Glory: Washington, Lafayette, And Their Revolutions   by James R. Gaines, 2007

This is an engaging narrative of the two historical figures, how they influenced each other, and how they dealt with their respective 'revolutions' in America and in France.

  Fort Bedford Bicentennial - "Stockade To Satellites" 1758-1958   by Fort Bedford Bicentennial Committee, 1958

This large size book contains 112 pages. Despite the fact that it, like other souvenir books, contains many merchant advertisements, it also is full of historical information. A comprehensive chronology is included, making the book indispensible.

  Fort Cumberland   by Allan Powell, 1989

This small book provides a history of the construction and use of Fort Cumberland during the colonial and Revolutionary War periods.

  Fort Frederick: Potomac Outpost   by Allan Powell, 1988

Fort Frederick was one of the principal fortifications use by the English during the French and Indian War in the Virginia region.

  The Fort In The Forest - A Story Of The Fall Of Fort William Henry In 1757   by Everett T. Tomlinson, 1904

This is a book of historical fiction. It was part of the 'Colonial Series' for school students.

  Fort Life   by Bobbie Kalman & David Schimpky, 1994

This book is part of the Historic Communities series published by Crabtree Publishing Company. Each book in this series is 8-1/2" by 11" and only thirty-two pages in length. It is intended for young readers and as such is rather informative. The book is nicely illustrated with hand drawn illustrations and photographs of reenactors in period settings.

  Fort Ligonier And Its Times   by C. Hale Sipe, 1932 / 2000

This is a very complete history of the fortification constructed by the British under General Forbes during the French and Indian War. The history of the surrounding regions is also covered in this volume, making it valuable to a study of Bedford County's early history.

  Fort Roberdeau: The Garrison And Military Life 1778 To 1780   by Robert L. Emerson, 1982

This small book presents the same information about the fort as the other small books about the fort, but pays special attention to the soldier and his life.

  Fort Roberdeau: The Story Of Fort Roberdeau Park - Its Founder And Its Development   edited by Robert F. Lauver, 1979

This small book basically repeats the information, sometimes verbatim, from Eugene R. Craine's The Story Of Fort Roberdeau 1777 To 1783. It does contain some original material, such as a reprint of an article about the region from a Columbian Magazine dated 1788.

  Fort Sumter National Monument South Carolina   by Frank Barnes, 1952

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  Foundations Of Colonial America, Volume III   edited by W. Keith Kavenagh, 1973

This thick volume (2639 pages) is comprised of a collection of transcripts of original documents detailing the Colonial history of the southern United States.

  Founders ~ The People Who Brought You A Nation   by Ray Raphael, 2009

This thick volume is interesting to read and only sparsely illustrated with black and white photos. The author provides an immense amount of background information, while detailing the lives of various notable people who guided the American Revolutionary War.

  The Founding Fathers - George Washington - A Biography In His Own Words   edited by Ralph K. Andrist, 1972

As the subtitle implies, this book relies heavily on transcripts of Washington's own writings. It is very nicely illustrated. I possess only Volume 2 of a two-volume set.

  Founding Fathers - The Fight For Freedom And The Birth Of American Liberty   by K.M. Kostyal, 2014

This is a coffee-table size book, with glossy paper pages and filled with exquisite illustrations. The text is quite informative. The book is a single-point volume for a study of the American Revolutionary War.

  Founding Fathers - The Shaping Of America   by Gerry and Janet Souter, 2009

This is one of the books being published recently which are nicely illustrated in themselves, but which include facsimile copies of original documents.

  Founding Myths ~ Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past   by Ray Raphael, 2004

This book debunks many of the misconceptions that have arisen over the years regarding the people and events of the American Revolutionary War and the beginning of the United States.

  The Founding Of A Nation - A History Of The American Revolution, 1763-1776   by Merrill Jensen, 1968

This volume consists of 735 pages, and in those pages a very comprehensive history of the causes of the Revolution is presented. Despite the quantity of information it contains, the book is not 'acedemic', but enjoyable to read.

  The Founding Of The United States Experience 1763-1815   by Gerry and Janet Souter, 2006

This is one of the books being published recently which are nicely illustrated in themselves, but which include facsimile copies of original documents. There is not much to the text; the topics are discussed minimally, but what is there is nonetheless interesting. The richness of the illustrations make up for any lack in the text.

  The Founding Of The United States Experience 1763-1815   by Gerry and Janet Souter, 2011

This is one of the books being published recently which are nicely illustrated in themselves, but which include facsimile copies of original documents. This book was previously published under the title: The Founding Of The United States Experience noted above. The text is pretty much the same, but the size was cut down, and therefore the illustrations and text had to be rearranged. It is still a pleasing book on the Revolution.

  1491 - New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus  by Charles C. Mann, 2005

This book presents a number of startling new theories about how the Americas were populated and their culture prior to the coming of the Europeans in 1492. It provides a very detailed history of the indigenous peoples and is very sensitive and thoughful. The book is a nice combination of factual history, historical fiction and archaeology.

  The Fourth Of July ~ And The Founding Of America   by Peter de Bolla, 2007

As the title suggests, this small book concentrates on the publication of the Declaration of Independence on 04 July 1776, and its influence on American History.

  France And The American War For Independence   by Stanley J. Idzerda, (no date)

This book is large in size, but only fifty-five pages in length. It clearly describes the relationship between the fledgling United States and the Empire of France.

  Frankstown: Anatomy Of An Ambush   by Roger G. Swartz, 1995

This is a history of the Engagement of Frankstown, an Indian/British vs Bedford County Militia confrontation in the frontier of Bedford County during the American Revolutionary War. The author filled his book with a lot of auxiliary information about the frontier with only a few pages actually devoted to the incident for which the book was titled. Lots of fluff with little content.

  Frederick The Great On The Art Of War   edited and translated by Jay Luvaas, 1966

This volume, originally written by Frederick in the mid-1700s, is interesting for the very idea of being the great leader's own words.

  The French And Indian War 1754-1763 - The Imperial Struggle For North America   by Seymour I. Schwartz, 1994

This book contains very little text, but what it does is concise and useful. The primary value in the book is in the maps which are reproduced throughout it.

  The French And Indian War In Pennsylvania 1753 - 1763 - Fortification And Struggle During The War For Empire   by Louis M. Waddell and Bruce D. Bomberger, 1996

This book was produced as a result of a study conducted by the Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Commission. It is perhaps the definitive study of fortifications in the central Pennsylvania region to date. Many illustrations, maps and plot plans for the fortifications fill the book.

  The French And Indian Wars   by Francis Russell, 1962

This book is a production of the American Heritage Publishing Company. It meets that publishing firm's high standards for detailed historical information and great illustrations.

  The French Army In The American War Of Independence   by Rene Chartrand and Francis Back, 1991

This is book #244 of the Men-At-Arms series published by the Osprey Publishing firm.

  A French Volunteer Of The War Of Independence - Chevalier de Pontgibaud - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  Frontier Living   by Edwin Tunis, 1961

This book is another one superbly written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis. See "Colonial Craftsmen".

  The Frontier Rifleman - His Arms, Clothing And Equipment During The Era Of The American Revolution, 1760-1800   by Richard B. LaCrosse, Jr, 1989

The life of the frontiersman is narrated in this book. It includes chronological lists of events on the 'frontier' along with transcripts of original letters and journals and hand drawn depictions of the frontiersman's clothing and equipment.

  A Genealogical History Of The Milesian Families Of Ireland   by B.W. DeCourcy, 1880

The copy of this book that I own is a 2002 facsimile copy of the original 1880 publication. The tale of the Sons of Mile is legendary and based on early Irish traditional folklore. Whether is is factual is anyone's guess. This book includes a large number of family lineages.

  The General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland And Wales.   by Sir Bernard Burke, 1969

This 1185-page volume is a treasure-trove for anyone searching for heraldic information for a family from the United Kingdom.

  General Washington's Army 1: 1775-1778   by Marko Zlatich and Peter F. Copeland, 1994

This is book #273 of the Men-At-Arms series published by the Osprey Publishing firm. As all of the Osprey books, this is small but overflowing with information and superbly illustrative photographs.

  General Washington's Army 2: 1779-1783   by Marko Zlatich and Bill Younghusband, 1995

This is book #290 of the Men-At-Arms series published by the Osprey Publishing firm.

  General Washington's Christmas Farewell ~ A Mount Vernon Homecoming 1783   by Stanley Weintraub, 2003

This is a small-sized book, comprised of only 204 pages. The small size is adequate, though, to convey the story, which itself only covers the farewell the General made to his officers at New York, and then his homecoming at his Virginia home.

  Genesis Of The Grail Kings - The Explosive Story Of Genetic Cloning And The Ancient Bloodline Of Jesus   by Laurence Gardner, 2000

This is the second publication by Gardner, in which he explores questions about things which have been codified as religious secrets over the centuries. In this book, he explores the possibility that alchemy was not just the attempt to transmute gold from iron, but that it was an actual process that the ancient peoples performed within the human brain. He also attempts to identify the 'ancestors' of Adam and Eve through the study of Egyptian and Chaldean historical accounts.

  Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne - Misadventures Of An English General In The Revolution   by F. J. Hudleston, 1927

This is a good biography of General Burgoyne.

  The Gentleman's Magazine: For June, 1734   by Sylvanus Urban, 1734

This is only the 'June' portion of the magazine for the year 1734.

  The Gentleman's Magazine: For May, 1734   by Sylvanus Urban, 1734

This is only the 'May' portion of the magazine for the year 1734.

  The Gentleman's Magazine: For November, 1776   by Sylvanus Urban, 1776

This is only the 'November' portion of the magazine for the year 1776. Included in this portion is an account of the defeat of the Americans, and the capture of New York City by the English.

  George Washington   by Shelby Little, 1943

This book is a good biography about George Washington.

  George Washington - A Brief Biography   by William MacDonald, 1973

This small book was published by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The text was taken from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911.

  George Washington: An American Icon   by Albert LaFarge, 2000

This 35-page book presents an adequate amount of text which is lavishly illustrated. Although this is a small book, it is a treasure trove of images and information about General George Washington.

  George Washington & The Founding Of A Nation  by Albert Marrin, 2001

This book is published by Dutton's Childrens Books, but it is an enjoyable book for older people too. The book is very informative on the American Revolutionary War. It is also illustrated very nicely.

  George Washington - A Photographic Story Of A Life   by Lenny Hort, 2005

This small-sized publication by Dorling Kindersley presents a very good, if brief, history of Washington's life and career. It is intended for younger readers, but is still enjoyable for older folk, having an interesting text, augmented by very nice illustrations.

  George Washington In His Own Words   edited by Maureen Harrison & Steve Gilbert, 1997

This is a collection of writings by George Washington.

  George Washington - Man And Monument   by Marcus Cunliffe, 1958

This book is not a very detailed book on the subject.

  George Washington - The Image And The Man   by W. E. Woodward, 1946

This book is considered a very good biography of the General and First President. There are a few illustrations throughout, but the focus is on the text.

  George Washington - The Pictorial Biography   by Clark Kinnaird, 1967

This large size book is a very nicely written and illustrated biographical portrait of George Washington. The times in which Washington lived are covered adequately without overpowering the main subject.

  George Washington, Spymaster   by Thomas B. Allen, 2004

This is a small-sized book but it gives a very interesting account of the subject of spying during the American Revolutionary War.

  George Washington - Writings   edited by John Rhodehamel, 1997

The small sized book, part of the Library of America series, contains 1149 pages. 446 documents, primarily letters to others, are transcribed. Although all of George Washington's papers ae not included, the collection is large and event-inclusive. It is a fine collection of Washington's papers.

  George Washington's War - In Caricature And Print   by Kenneth Baker, 2009

This book consists of images of the American Revolutionary War from the British point of view. Each illustration is accompanied by a short article explaining it and its purpose.

  George Washington's War - The Forging Of A Revolutionary Leader And The American Presidency  by Bruce Chadwick, 2004

This volume details George Washington's strength of character and ability to use sound judgement to hold his army, and the emerging nation, together.

  The Germanic People - Their Origin, Expansion & Culture   by Francis Owen, 1960

This book provides a study of the people who would become the Germanic tribes. It covers the periods from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age.

  Germany - Myths And Legends   by Lewis Spence, 1985

This book contains a nice collection of myths and legends grouped according to region. It contains chapters on the various Germanic tribes in addition to many of the traditional German legends.

  Gettysburg   by Civil War Times, 1963

This paperback magazine was a special edition published by Civil War Times Illustrated. The magazine is very informative and nicely illustrated with photos and maps.

  Gettysburg National Military Park   by Frederick Tilberg, 1962

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  Gettysburg: What They Did Here   by L.W. Minnigh, 1954

This paperback book is, as a subtitle states: "The Standard Historical Guide Book on "Gettysburg" with Numeroud Maps and Illustrations".

  Ghosts And Legends Of Fort Ligonier   by Cassandra Fell and Dr. Walter Lowell, 2012

This is a small book containing seventeen tales related to sightings and sensings of ghosts in the fort and museum.

  Give Me Liberty - America's Colonial Heritage   by Franklin Folsom, 1974

This book is a very nicely illustrated history of America during the colonial period. A wide range of topics are discussed at length in the text.

  Give Me Liberty! A Revised History Of The American Revolution   by Gilbert Shelton and Ted Richards, 1976

This is a comic book that illustrates the entire American Revolutionary War by following the exploits of Nehemiah Throttleberry. It is as informative as it is humorous.

  The Glorious Cause   by Robert Middlekauff, 1982

This is a very informative account of the American Revolutionary War, published as part of the 'Oxford History Of The United States'. It definitely meets the standards of excellence of the Oxford History series.

  The Glorious Revolution In America   by David S. Lovejoy, 1972

This book covers the 1670s and 1680s and the incidents known as the Glorious Revolution, which included the Bacon's Rebellion.

  A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration And Use Of Arms And Armor In All Countries And In All Times - Together With Some Closely Related Subjects   by George Cameron Stone, 1984

This large size book is the most fantastic resource for information on arms and armor that I have ever seen. It is set up in encyclopedic format. Each of the entries is illustrated by black and white photographs. The book is not for pleasure reading. It is definitely a reference work.

  God's Englishman - Oliver Cromwell And The English Revolution   by Christopher Hill, 1970

This book was written for high school use, but it is good reading for all ages.

  The Golden Age - A Climate For Greatness, Virginia 1732-1775  by Clifford Dowdey, 1970

This book follows the lives of many men who would become the nation's leaders during the American Revolution. It centers its study on Williamsburg and the climate that spawned so many important men.

  Golden Anniversary 1887-1937 Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania  by Anniversary Committee, 1937

This is 90-page soft-cover book provides a very good history of the borough of Roaring Spring to the 1930s. It has some fine photographs not found elsewhere.

  The Golden Book Of The American Revolution   by Fred Cook, 1958

This book is subtitled "Adapted For young Readers From The American Heritage Book Of The Revolution." The text is slightly altered to accomodate younger readers, but the book is just as lavishly illustrated as the parent book.

  The Grand Idea   by Joel Achenbach, 2004

This book is a history of the progress of westward expansion and George Washington's role in the promotion of that expansion.

  The Great Age Of Sail ~ Maritime Art and Photography   by Peter Kemp & Richard Ormond, 1986

This book, though not overly large in physical size, would qualify as a coffee-table book. It is a finely illustrated volume with a nice balance of text.

  Great Events Of Bible Times - New Perspectives On The People, Places And History Of The Biblical World   published by the Reader's Digest, 1987

This large size 'coffeetable book' is very nicely illustrated with photographs of artifacts, paintings of contemporary events and three dimensional maps and views of places. It is also great reading.

  Great Explorers   by Roderic Owen, 1979

This book provides biographies of all the great explorers from Alexander the Great and the Polos to Robert Peary and Falcon Scott. It is nicely, but not overly, illustrated.

  The Great Republic - By The Master Historians   edited by Charles Morris, 1902

I possess only Volume I of this series - Earliest period to the French and Indian War period. This is a collection of essays and articles by eminent historians of the day.

  Great Stories Of The American Revolution   by Webb Garrison, 1990

Rather than follow the usual chronological sequence of events to present a history of the American Revolutionary War, this book presents a variety of stories in a haphazard manner. Though it might sound that the book is marred because of the format, the case is quite the opposite. The mixing of stories and dates make this an interesting book to read. The stories, themselves, are not full of technical information, either; they are simply full of fun facts.

  Growth Of The Colonies   by Ramon Coffman, 1928

This book is one of a series, titled: The Story Of America. Prepared for young readers, it is concise and easy to read, but interesting enough for older readers to enjoy.

  G. Washington - A Figure Upon The Stage   by Margaret Brown Klapthor & Howard Alexander Morrison, 1982

This is an exhibition catalog for an exhibit of memorabilia devoted to George Washington 'in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth'. It is includes many photographs of Washington items from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Included are commentaries on each item.

  A Guide To Artifacts Of Colonial America   by Ivor Noel Hume, 1970

This is a very good volume for research of the things used in everyday life during the colonial period. Each item is thoroughly studied.

  A Guide To Irish Parish Registers   by Brian Mitchell, 1988

This book is a must have for anyone desiring to perform genealogical research in Ireland. It is a very complete record of the parish records available throughout Ireland. This is important in light of the fact that so many official records were destroyed in the fire of 1920 in the National Archive.

  A Guide To The Battles Of The American Revolution  by Theodore P. Savas and J. David Dameron, 2006/2010

This book provides short, but concise accounts of all of the recorded battles that tool place during the American Revolution. It is a very good resource, but not necessarily an easy read.

  Guide To The Homes Of Famous Pennsylvanians  by Arthur P. Miller Jr. & Marjorie L. Miller, 2003

This book gives the history of the homes - and of the individuals - who were famous Pennsylvanians. It includes many photographs and also information on admission, and so forth to make it a great travelogue.

  Hammond Historical Atlas Of The World   published by Hammond Incorporated, 1984

This book's opening page includes the notation that it is 'a collection of maps illustrating geographically the most significat periods and events in the history of civilization'. Although not as flashy as 'The Cartography Of North America' or "The Mapping Of North America' or the two "Atlas Of World History's, the maps in this paper-back book are very concise and useful in understanding the various periods and events.

  Handbook Of Irish Genealogy - How To Trace Your Ancestors And Relatives In Ireland   edited by Donald F. Begley, 1984

This is a very good, though small, reference book on tracing family records in Ireland. Despite the fire that destroyed many of the public records in 1922, there are many sources of information in the local church parishes and public places throughout Ireland. The book contains a number of good maps to locate places.

  Henry VIII And His Court   by Neville Williams, 1971

This book presents a wonderful history of King Henry VIII. It is nicely, though not overly, illustrated.

  The Henry Muirheid / Muirhead Family Of Virginia & Mississippi   by Ray Jerome Muirhead, 1989

This is a genealogy book on the Muirheads who descended from John and James Muirhead, the Covenanters banished to America in 1685.

  Heraldic Scroll & Map Of Family Names & Origins Of Ireland   by Mullins of Dublin, 199-

This is essentially a map of Ireland showing the traditional locations of the various families along with the family crests.

  Heraldry & The Heralds   by Rodney Dennys, 1982

This book goes into detail on the functions and duties of the heralds and their place in the modern world.

  Heraldry - Customs, Rules And Styles   by Carl-Alexander von Volborth, 1981

This book is a very informative one on the elements of heraldry. The illustrations are clear and concise. The book includes information on heraldic practices throughout the world.

  Heraldry In America  by Eugene Zieber, 1984

This reprint of the 1895 edition is just about the most complete and succinct statement on the subject of how heraldry was used in early American history despite the refusal of the American government to acknowledge it. There is quite a lot of good information on the history of heraldry and the elements of heraldic decoration. It is illustrated throughout with black and white engravings.

  Heraldry Sources, Symbols And Meaning   by Ottfried Neubecker, 1976

This book is one of the absolute best books on heraldry. It overflows with illustrations and has a very good glossary of heraldry terms.

  The Hessian View Of America 1776-1783  by Ernst Kipping, 1971

I have found no better source of information specifically on the Hessians during the American Revolutionary War than this book. It is large sized, and contains only 48 pages, but there is a wealth of information in those few pages. There are also included a number of lists of officers and soldiers who served in the various German regiments.

  The Highland Clans   by Sir Iain Moncreiffe Of That Ilk, 1967

This is the standard reference work on the Highland Clans. Many researchers feel it is the bible on the Clans, although more recent books have surpassed it in content. It is richly illustrated.

  Highland Superstitions  by Alexander MacGregor, 1937

This is a small sized book that contains entertaining tales about the druids, fairies and other superstitions that have existed in Scotland through the ages.

  Highlanders - A History Of The Scottish Clans  by Fitzroy Maclean, 1995

This is a nicely illustrated 'coffee-table' sized book. The slickness of the illustrations is matched by the engaging text.

  Historic America ~ The Mid-Atlantic  by Jim Kaplan, 2003

This is a very richly illustrated book. All the various sites that have historic value in the mid-Atlantic region are noted in this book.

  Historical Atlas  by William R. Shepherd, 1956

This book is one of the best I've found for atlases showing historical events. The maps are clear and concise.

  Historical Atlas Of Ancient Mesopotamia  by Norman Bancroft Hunt, 2004

This book is a very nicely illustrated 'coffee-table' type book covering the period from the earliest evidence of life in the region to the Sassanian Empire and the rise of Islam in the 7th Century. It contains concise and informative text along with many photographs of relics from the periods discussed, in addition to maps.

  The Historical Atlas Of Judaism   by Ian Barnes & Josephine Bacon, 2009

This book is primarily an atlas, and as such it contains maps for each chapter, displaying the boundaries of the nation of Israel. There are also many maps which show the directions and paths of the Jewish people in their migrations away from the Holy Land. There is just enough text to provide synopses of the historical events which make up the story of Judaism.

  The Historical Atlas Of Knights & Castles   by Ian Barnes, 2007

This book is a large-sized coffee-table volume that is primarily an atlas, and as such it contains maps for each chapter, displaying the changing boundaries of the European city-states and nations during the Medieval periods in which knights were active. The individual chapters cover aspects of daily life along with historical events such as wars and conflicts.

  The Historical Atlas Of Native Americans   by Ian Barnes, 2009

This book is primarily an atlas, and as such it contains maps for each chapter, displaying the boundaries of various North American Indian tribes and nations. The individual chapters cover aspects of daily life along with historical events such as wars and conflicts.

  The Historical Atlas Of The Bible   by Ian Barnes, 2006

This book is primarily an atlas, and as such it contains maps for each chapter, displaying the history of the nation of Israel during both the Old Testament and the New Testament times. There are also many maps which show the directions and paths of the Jewish people in their migrations away from the Holy Land. There is just enough text to provide synopses of the historical events which make up the story of Judaism and Christianity.

  Historical Atlas Of The Celtic World   by John Haywood, 2009

This book is profusely illustrated with images of Celtic history and with intricately detailed maps of the major Celtic lands (Ireland, France/Gaul, Scotland and England).

  Historical Atlas Of The United States - Centennial Edition   published by National Geographic, 1988

This is a spectacularly large and immensely illustrated book. It measures an impressive 12-1/4" wide by 18-1/2" long. The large format allows for large size maps and many photographs of objects and art that illustrate the history and progress of the United States from the earliest times to the 1980s.

  The Historical Atlas Of The World At War   by Brenda Lewis & Rupert Matthews, 2009

This book is primarily an atlas, and as such it contains maps for each chapter, displaying the boundaries of nations and cultures. There are also many maps which show the directions and paths of warring factions. There is just enough text to provide synopses of the historical events.

  Historical Hand-Book Of The Reformed Church In The United States  by Rev. James I. Good, 1901

This is a small sized book that details the history of the Reformed Church from Switzerland and Germany to the American colonies.

  Historical Maps Of Ireland   by Michael Swift, 1999

This book presents a wonderful collection of maps of Ireland ranging from 1558 through 1865. The maps themselves would have been enough to merit having this book as part of my collection, but the author provides a complete, albeit streamlined history of Ireland in order to set the stage for the maps.

  Historical Notes On Amelia County, Virginia   edited by Kathleen Halverson Hadfield, 1982

This is a nice book on the history of Amelia County, Virginia, where some of my ancestors resided for a while.

  Historical Number Of Indiana County's George Washington Bi-Centenary Celebration  by (?), 1932

This is a forty-page booklet prepared for the 200th Anniversary of George Washington's birth. In addition to the program for a pageant to be presented in the borough of Indiana, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, the booklet presents a history of the county.

  Historical Viewpoints - Notable Articles From American Heritage   edited by John A. Garraty, 1970

This book brings together a number of authors who discuss various topics relating to the formation of the United States to the year 1877.

  The History And Conquests Of Ancient Rome   by Nigel Rodgers, 2005

This is a very complete history of the Roman Empire from its founding in 753 BC to the conquest of Italy in 535 AD. It is beautifully illustrated with photographs of great artworks and sculptures from the Roman Empire.

  The History And Topography Of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams And Perry Counties   by I. Daniel Rupp, 1846

Rupp produced the first histories of the various counties of Pennsylvania. They are great sources of information on the colonial settlers and include many transcriptions of original documents. Rupp was not like some later historians who felt they had to interject their own feelings and opinions on the events that occurred. He simply provided factual history based on documented records.

  The History And Topography Of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Union, Columbia, Juniata And Clinton Counties, Pa.   by I. Daniel Rupp, 1847

See above.

  History Book - An Interactive Journey   by Marcus Cowper, 2010

This "coffee-table" sized book, presenting a history of the world, is published by the National Geographic Society. It could easily be mistaken for a publication by Dorling Kindersley because each topic occupies only a single two-page spread with a number of short segments of text describing the topic. The book is very richly illustrated, and there are twenty removable facsimile documents.

  A History Of All Nations, From The Earliest Periods To The Present Time; Or Universal History: In Which The History Of Every Nation, Ancient And Modern Is Separately Given   by S. G. Goodrich, 1852

This big, thick book is an interesting antique, and the text is sufficiently detailed so that it functions as a very useful reference work.

  History Of All The Religious Denominations In The United States   by John Winebrenner, 1852

This is a phenominal history of the religious sects prior to the mid-1800s. It is quite detailed, including engraved portraits of many of the leaders of the denominations.

  The History Of American Sailing Ships   by Howard I. Chapelle, 1955

This is a great resource for information on the history and construction of ships from the Colonial Period to the 1820s. It is filled with perspective drawings of the various types of ships in use through the wooden period of ship building along with illustrations from contemporary artwork.

  The History Of Archaeology   by Maev Kennedy, 1999

This is a "coffeetable" book, meaning that it is large sized and full of color illustrations. The various 'historical' periods or places associated with archaeology are detailed with stories about the discovery and development of the sites. These include ancient sites such as Stonehenge to more recent sites such as the Volklingen Ironworks.

  A History Of Blair County Pennsylvania   edited by Tarring S. Davis, 1931

This two volume set is a good history of Blair County. Unfortunately, most of the information can be found in many other of the county histories, because much was copied, almost verbatim from earlier works.

  History Of Britain & Ireland   by Dorling Kindersley, 2011

This book is not quite large enough to be comsidered a 'coffee-table book', but it also qualifies as such. As with any DK publication, it is stuffed full of exquisite photo reproductions of artwork and objects to illustrate the various topics. There is just enough text to explain each topic without becoming overly tiresome. It would be the ideal single volume you should own to provide the history of Great Britain and Ireland.

  History Of Centre And Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania   by John Blair Linn, 1883

This is one of the epic county histories produced in the late 1800s. It is a great reference volume, but as with all the other county histories produced during the same time, much of the local township history was derived by word of mouth narration from residents. Since not everything was verified by public records, the information should be taken with a grain of salt and rechecked for accuracy of it is intended to be used in subsequent history books.

  The History Of Charles The XIIth, King Of Sweden. Translated From The Last Geneva Edition Of M. De Voltaire (To Which Is Added, The Life Of Peter The Great)   by W. S. Kenrick, 1780

This is a wonderful treasure! It presents the history of both Charles XII and Peter the Great in contemporary accounts.

  A History Of Clan Shaw   by Major C. J. Shaw of Tordarroch, 1983

This is a very complete history of the Shaw clan, of which the webmaster, Larry Smith is a member.

  History Of Cumberland And Adams Counties, Pennsylvania   published by Warner, Beers & Co, 1886

This is another of the epic county histories published in the late 1800s. The publishing companies came into the county, culled basic information from the court houses, and then started asking the local residents for the local history. As a result, some of the information may not be accurate and true.

  A History Of Currency In The United States   by A. Barton Hepburn, 1915

Although 'deeper' and more academic than most readers would want to wade through, this volume provides a very good reference for understanding the currency and coinage systems employed in the United States from the earliest Colonial period to the early 1910s.

  A History Of England And The British Empire   by Walter Phelps Hall and Robert Greenhalgh Albion, 1953

This is a basic, somewhat detailed history of Great Britain. The emphasis of this book, despite the addition of the words 'and the British Empire' in the title is on England. Scotland is barely mentioned, and Ireland gets a single chapter in regard to its rebellion against England.

  A History Of Europe 1500-1815   by James Edward Gillespie, 1928

This is a very good history of Europe, detailing the interactions of the various emerging nations.

  The History Of France, During The Reigns Of Francis II And Charles IX   by Walter Anderson, 1769

This two-volume history of France is quite detailed. The age of the book makes the information it contains rather fascinating.

  A History Of God   by Karen Armstrong, 1993

This book presents how "God" has been perceived by Jews, Christians and Muslims, along with various other peoples (such as Buddhists, Ancient Greeks, etc). From the subject matter, it would seem that this would be a difficult thing to read, but it is surprisingly engaging.

  History Of Lancaster And York Counties   by I. Daniel Rupp, 1845

See above.

  History Of Manufactures In The United States - Volume I 1607-1860   by Victor S. Clark, 1929

This is a very detailed study of industry in America during the colonial period to the civil war. It is difficult reading for mere pleasure, but a very valuable research tool.

  History Of Mary Queen Of Scots  by Jacob Abbott, 19??

This small book is a very nice history of Mary from her childhood to captivity at the hands of Elizabeth. It is not dated, but appears to be from the early 1900s, and is written in the style popular then.

  The History Of Medieval Europe   by Lynn Thorndike, 1917

This book is a good research tool covering the period of 400 BC to 1519 AD.

  The History Of Modern Europe: With An Account Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire; And A View Of The Progress Of Society, From The Rise Of The Modern Kingdoms To The Peace Of Paris In 1763   by William Russell, 1815

This set of six volumes contain a very good history of Europe. Certain topics are discussed in great detail, and the set functions very well as a valuable resource for the study of the history of Europe.

  History Of Our Country   by Reuben Post Halleck, 1923

This is a book intended for high school students. It is enjoyable reading and nicely illustrated.

  A History Of Pennsylvania   by Philip S. Klein and Ari Hoogenboom, 1988

This book is very "text booky". It is not necessarily difficult to read, but it is more academic than most. The book is sparsely illustrated.

  History Of Philadelphia   by J. Thomas Scharf & Thompson Westcott, 1884

This is a three volume set. Like so many other county histories which were published at the end of the 1800s, this one is a very valuable reference set for not only the city of Philadelphia, but for the early history of the state of Pennsylvania itself.

  The History Of Plymouth Colony   by William Bradford, 1948

This book is a collection of Bradford's original work.

  A History Of The American People   by Stephan Thernstrom, 1989

This book is a basic school text history of the United States.

  A History Of The American Revolution   by John R. Alden, 1969

This is a very good book on the American Revolutionary War. It is easy to read and comprehend.

  History Of The American Wars; Comprising The War Of The Revolution, The War Of 1812, And The War With Mexico   by R. Thomas, 1850

I own this book more because of the antique value of it than for the information it provides. It is a basic history book for use by students.

  A History Of The Ancient World  by Chester G. Starr, 1965

This book is a finely written history of the world from human origins in the Middle East through the spread and eventual downfall of the Roman Empire.

  A History Of The Art Of War In The Middle Ages, Volume Two: 1278-1485 AD   by Sir Charles Oman, 1991

This 459-page book is a very good source of information on the subject. It contains very few illustrations, but the text more than makes up for a lack of pictures.

  History Of The British Army   edited by Peter Young and J.P. Lawford, 1970

This book presents a history of the 'regular' British Army that was formed after the restoration of Charles II, and it continues to include the Second World War up to 1968. The book is nicely, but not overly illustrated with pictures, photos and maps and the text is adequately detailed. It would be nice, my being a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, if the New Model Army would have been included.

  History Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, Civil, Political, And Military, From Its Earliest Settlement To The Present Time.   by William H. Egle, 1883

This is the definitive history of Pennsylvania. It was produced in the late 1800s, like so many of the individual county histories, in the format of multi-hundreds of pages books. Rather than let anything of valuable interest out, the size of the volumes tended to be great. This one is 1,204 pages.

  History Of The Conquest Of Mexico, With A Preliminary View Of The Ancient Mexican Civilization, And The Life Of The Conqueror, Hernando Cortez (3 Volumes)   by William H. Prescott, 1856

This set of books presents a very concise history of the conquest of Mexico and Peru by the Spaniards under Cortez.

  History Of The Early Settlement Of The Juniata Valley   by U.J. Jones, 1855, 1889, 1940

This book provides some good historical information about the region that was Bedford and Cumberland Counties, Pennsylvania. But it contains so much fictional first-person dialogue, that it is difficult to know what can be trusted in it, and what can't. It is a very dangerous book because so many subsequent historians of this region have used it as gospel and have based their research primarily on it, despite contrary information existing in the public documents.

  A History Of The English Language   by Albert C. Baugh & Thomas Cable, 1957

This is a very amazing book detailing the origins of the language and its changes and development through the ages.

  The History Of The First Ten Years Of The Reign Of George The Third, King Of Great Britain, &c... To Which Is Prefixed, A Review Of The War, Which Was Terminated By The Peace Of Paris, In 1763   by Robert MacFarlane, 1788

This two volume set of books goes into great detail on the life and leadership of George The Third, a king who has often been unjustly slandered because of his inability to control his parliament and ministers.

  History Of The George Washington Bicentennial Celebration three volumes,   by the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission, 1932

This set of three volumes was published for the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. It is an exhaustive collection of information about the 'Father of our Country' along with reproductions of documents associated with his life and various careers. I feel very honored to possess this extraordinary set.

  The History Of The Great Rebellion  by Edward Hyde: Earl of Clarendon, 1967

This book is a very nicely bound edition put out by the Folio Society. It contains thirty-six somewhat rare engravings primarily of the characters who were engaged in the English Civil Wars. The text is very detailed and engaging. The book is a must for anyone interested in the English Civil Wars.

  History Of The Great Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century In Germany, Switzerland, Etc.   by J. H. Merle D'Aubigne, 1870

This 846 page book is, to say the least, an extremely detailed history of the Reformation. It is a great resource volume.

  The History Of The Indian Wars In New England   by Rev. William Hubbard, 1677/ 1864 / 1990

This book was originally published in 1677, making it a very good, contemporary source of information on the EuroAmerican and Amerindian conflicts from the earliest settlement to the end of the King Philip's War in 1677.

  History Of The Middle Ages 300-1500   by James Westfall Thompson, 1931

This book is a good resource of the Medieval period.

  The History Of The National Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution   by John St.Paul, Jr, 1962

This is the official history of the SAR (i.e. Sons of the American Revolution).

  The History Of The Origin, Progress, And Termination Of The American War  by C. Stedman, 1794 / 1969

This book is a facsimile reprint of the book originally published in 1794 in two volumes. It is part of the "Eyewitness Accounts of the American Revolution" series published by the New York Times & Arno Press. It is interesting to read for the sake of it being an eyewitness account.

  History Of The Rise, Progress And Termination Of The American Revolution   by Mrs. Mercy Otis Warren, 1989

This two volume set is a facsimile of the 1805 edition of Mrs. Warren's history of the War. I found the book to be slightly difficult.

  A History Of The Vikings   by T.D. Kendrick, 1930/2013

This book details the rise of the 'Vikings" from northern Germanic tribes to seafaring warriors and then provides detailed analyses of the various lands that the Vikings either settled or influenced. There are not too many illustrations in the book, but there are a number of maps that are useful in a study of the Norsemen.

  A History Of Weaponry   by Courtlandt Canby, 1963

This book is not large, but it is packed full of information about weapons used throughout history. For the 1960s, the book is well illustrated.

  History Magazine  published by Halvor Moorshead, 1999-2004

This entry consists of five volumes of the History Magazine bound per year. The magazine is one of the best ones I've found dealing with all aspects, time periods and subjects in world history. The articles are well written and illustrated.

  A History Of The Vikings  by T.D. Kendrick, 1930/2013

  History Of The World War   by Francis A. March, 1918

This book was published in the year that the First World War ended. The United States had been drawn into the War during the previous year, and was instrumental in bringing it to a close. The book has some nice illustrations.

This book is a facsimile reprint of the original 1930 book. It is a very detailed history of the Viking culture both in the Scandinavian countries and throughout Europe from Russia to Germany to Great Britain and westward to the North American coast. The text is augmented by black and white photographs.

   History's Greatest Events    edited by Richard Stengel, 2010

This coffee-table size book provides short articles about one hundred "turning points that changed the world". It is very nicely illustrated, and the text of each article is just enough to convey the important facts of the events. The articles cover the entire expanse of human history from 'Mankind's Prehistoric Breakthroughs' to 'Terrorists Strike on American Soil'.

   History's Greatest Lies ~ The Startling Truths Behind World Events Our History Books Got Wrong    by William Weir, 2009

This book includes fifteen instances down through history for which historians have perpetuated falsehoods. One example is that of Nero fiddling while the city of Rome burned, which has been proven untrue. But like the instance of Nero and Rome burning, most of the "lies" that are included in this book are instances that I have read about in other books.

  The Holiday Book ~ America's Festivas And Celebrations   by Matin Greif, 1978

This book presents background information and customs related to twenty holidays celebrated in the United States of America. Although it is entirely in black and white, it is nicely illustrated throughout.

  The Holy Grail   by Norma Lorre Goodrich, 1992

This book is a great study of the King Arthur legend. It covers each of the primary characters in depth.

  Home Building And Woodworking In Colonial America   by C. Keith Wilbur, 1992

This soft cover book was published as part of the Globe Pequot Press' Illustrated Living History Series. It is a very nicely illustrated book in the style of Edwin Tunis.

  The Horizon Book Of The Middle Ages   by Morris Bishop, edited by Norman Kotker, 1968

This is a large coffe-table book. Although it has some very nice photographs, its strength lays in the text. The text provides a very in-depth study of the Middle, i.e. Medieval, period, verging on being difficult to enjoy simply as reading material.

  The House Of Cromwell And The Story Of Dunkirk   by James Waylen, 1890s

This is the 'bible' on Oliver Cromwell's genealogy. It is an extremely rare book despite the fact that there were two editions.

  How Did It Really Happen?  edited by Christopher Cavanaugh, 2000

This is one of the Reader's Digest books, and as such it is a finely illustrated volume. It also contains very informative text covering a great variety of historical events world-wide. As with other Reader's Digest books, it is a very fascinating book.

  How The Irish Saved Civilization   by Thomas Cahill, 1995

This book is a fascinating study of the role of Irish scholars and religious personages in preserving and expanding the arts and literature during the 'dark ages'.

  How The Scots Invented The Modern World   by Arthur Herman, 2001

This book celebrates the many contributions that Scots made to civilization, from creating the first literate society to playing a major role in the American Revolution.

  Huntingdon County Pennsylvania Will Testators Index 1787-1908   compiled by W. David Samuelson, 19--

This book lists the township and the book and page reference for the wills filed in the Huntingdon County Court House. The lack of the year of the will makes this list slightly un-useful.

  If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution   by Kay Moore and illustrated by Daniel O'Leary, 2006

This small soft-cover book is published by Scholastic Inc for young readers. The book is intended to give basic information for young readers. It balances information regarding the Patriots who were in rebellion against the 'mother' country of Great Britain and the Loyalists who remained loyal to the mother country.

  The Illustrated Age Of Fable   by Thomas Bulfinch, 1998

This is a reprint of Bulfinch's Mythology from 1855, richly illustrated with superb reproductions of classical artworks depicting the gods, goddesses and heroes of the Classical Ages.

  Illustrated Book Of Flags  by Alfred Znamierowski, 2003

This is a very informative book. The history of the use of flags is presented in very clear, concise language. The book is profusely illustrated with glossy paper, giving very vivid images of flags. Flags of all the countries of the world are included, and flag families are presented to show the evolution of particular flags through the ages.

   Illustrated Dictionary Of Mythology  by Philip Wilkinson, 2006

This book is published by Dorling Kindersley, and as such is overstuffed with illustrations. It is a very beautiful book, presenting the history of myths throughout the world and all times.

  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Royal Britain   by Charles Phillips, 2006?

This book is a great reference book. Previously published as two volumes (The Complete Illustrated Guide To The Kings & Queens Of Britain and The Complete Illustrated Guide To The Castles, Palaces & Stately Houses Of Britain & Ireland), this single volume is stuffed full of great information for reference work and also many illustrations.

  An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Uniforms Of The American War Of Independence 1775-1783   by Digby Smith and Kevin F. Kiley, 2008

This is a large sized book and is a tremendous resource for the topic. Uniforms for all of the armies and all of the countries involved in the American Revolutionary War are very finely illustrated and described.

  The Illustrated History of Weapons ~ Knives Daggers & Hand-Combat Tools   by David Soud, 2014

This book is heavily illustrated in the style of a Dorling Kindersley book. As noted on the next item, the photos are very sharp and clear and there is just enough text.

  The Illustrated History of Weapons ~ Pistols   by Chuck Wills, 2014

Like the other books in this series, this book is heavily illustrated with very clear photos of weapons. There is just enough text to describe where the particular weapons were made, and any interesting facts about them.

  The Illustrated History of Weapons ~ Swords Spears & Maces   by David Soud, 2014

This book is heavily illustrated with very clear photos of weapons. There is just enough text to describe where the particular weapons were made, and any interesting facts about them.

  The Illustrated Timeline Of Religion A Crash Course in Words & Pictures   by Laura S. Smith, 2007

This is a relatively small book - only 119 pages - but it is a very concise history of the development of the various religions throughout the world. Each entry is illustrated.

  The Immigrant In American History   by Marcus Lee Hansen, 1940

This small book covers many aspects of the immigration of peoples to America.

  An Imperfect God - George Washington, His Slaves, And The Creation Of America  by Henry Wiencek, 2003

This book is a very detailed biography of George Washington, and pays special attention to his attitude toward slavery.

  Independence   by Edward M. Riley, 1954

This booklet, published by the National Park Service, describes the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  Independence: A Guide To Historic Philadelphia,   by George W. Boudreau, 2012

This volume serves as a guidebook for anyone wishing to visit the historic sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But it is not simply a geographic type guide; there is a great wealth of information on the sites. For example, in the chapter on the Germantown White House, you find a history of the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged the City in 1793. The book is delightful to read, even if you don't plan to physically visit Philadelphia.

  Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA.   by Edward M. Riley, 1954

This is United States National Park Service Historical Handbook Series #17.

  Index To Bedford County, Pennsylvania Wills 1771-1900   compiled by Patricia Wainwright Collins, 1983

This book presents the date of the will and the book and page references for the wills recorded at the Bedford County Court House.

  Index To York County, Pennsylvania Wills 1749-1900   compiled by the Closson Press, 1990

This book presents the date of the will and the book and page references for the wills recorded at the York County Court House.

  Indian Paths Of Pennsylvania   by Paul A. W. Wallace, 1993

This book, published by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, is a great resource for information on the various paths used originally by the Indians, and then by the Euro-Americans.

  The Indian Peoples Of Eastern America - A Documentary History Of The Sexes   edited by James Axtell, 1981

This small book is a collection of many essays and articles regarding the Indian way of life and the ways they treated each other according to sex and age.

  Indians   by Edwin Tunis, 1959

This book is typical Edwin Tunis. If you like his illustrations of people and their lives from the colonial period, you will love this book.

  Indians Of North America   by Harold E. Driver, 1961

This book is an extremely detailed book on the various Indian tribes which inhabited the North American continent. There are chapters on the kin system, culture, warmaking and so forth. It is not too heavily illustrated, but it is a very good reference source.

  Indians In Pennsylvania   by Paul A. W.Wallace, 1961

Wallace is a very learned authority on the subject of the Indian tribes who inhabited this region prior to the Euro-Americans' arrival. This is a very useful reference volume.

  Indians Of America   by Lillian Davids Fazzini, 1935

This is a very small book, measuring only 3 by five inches and consisting of only 96 pages. Each two-page spread provides drawings and text describing a different tribe. The book was intended for young people, and especially for use by boy and girl scouts.

  Indian Villages And Place Names In Pennsylvania   by George P. Donehoo, 1995

This is the definitive book on the meanings of Indian names used throughout Pennsylvania as place names.

  The Indian Wars Of Pennsylvania   by C. Hale Sipe, 1931

This is very extensive history of all the conflicts which occurred between the Indians and the Euro-Americans in the province of Pennsylvania. It is an extremely valuable research tool for any study of the interactions between the two peoples.

  In Search Of Adam - The Story Of Man's Quest For The Truth About His Earliest Ancestors   by Herbert Wendt, 1956

This book confutes many preconceived ideas about the origin of man. It traces the various paths by which our understanding of the past evolved.

  In The Age Of Mankind - A Smithsonian Book Of Human Evolution   by Roger Lewin, 1988

This large size 'coffeetable book' contains some fine photographs, while the text dwells on the earliest Stone Age people. It is a fine book for research on the 'cave man', but it is slightly disappointing in that, despite the otherwise informative illustrations, there is no image of 'Lucy' the most famous of skeletons discovered.

  In The Camp Of Cornwallis  by Everett T. Tomlinson, 1902

This book is noted as being part of the 'War Of The Revolution Series'. It is subtitled "Being The Story Of Reuben Denton And His Experiences During The New Jersey Campaign Of 1777. It is a superb example of historical novel created primarily for school children.

  In Their Own Words ~ The Colonizers   edited by T.J. Stiles, 1998

This book is a collection of original documents from the early colonists of America.

  An Introduction To British Artillery In North America  by S. James Gooding, 1980

This small, soft-cover book is part of the Historical Arms Series (No. 4). It provides good information on the types of cannon used by the British in the Colonial Period to the mid-1800s.

  Inventing America - The Life Of Benjamin Franklin  by Mark Essig, 2006

This book is one of the recent fad in creating a "Museum in a Book" by adding facsimile reproductions of contemporary documents. It is nicely illustrated besides the document reproductions, and the text is engaging and conncise.

  Invisible Ink ~ Spycraft Of The American Revolution   by John A. Nagy, 2010

This is a book devoted to spies and their ways of communication during the American Revolutionary War.

  Ireland   published by Dorling Kindersley Inc, 1995

This is one of the Dorling Kindersley travel guides. It is filled with tidbits of information for the traveler. It is very colorful, and the illustrations are superb with many cut-away views to better explain things, such as the Bunratty Castle in the Lower Shannon region.

  Ireland's Traditional Crafts   by David Shaw-Smith, 1984

This book describes many of the traditional crafts practiced in Ireland including millstone dressing, coopering, bookbinding, etc.

  The Irish American Almanac And Green Pages   edited by Brian E. Cooper, 1973

This is primarily a reference volume. It provides many addresses to which the researcher can write in order to locate information on Irish and the Irish who came to America. Many Irish companies are listed in the book.

  Irish Americans  by Tom Deignan, 2002

This is a small sized book (7-1/2" x 7-1/2" and only 128 pages), but it is stuffed full of illustrations and great text.

  Irish Folk & Fairy Tales - Omnibus Edition   by Michael Scott, 1983

This book combines the three volumes of Irish tales by Michael Scott into one volume. It is a fine collection of Irish tales.

  Irish History - From Prehistoric Times To The Present Day - Featuring Culture, Politics & Religion   by Seamus Mac Annaidh, 1999

This book is a good history of Ireland presented in small, but concise 'chapters' per topic. The book's text is interesting reading, and there are a number of illustrations on each page. The book is small - only about five inches by six and three-quarters - but it is stuffed full of enticing information.

  The Isles - A History   by Norman Davies, 1999

This is a very extraordinary book. Davies discusses the history of all of the Isles - not just the 'British' Isles. He divides the history into period according to types of people who inhabited the Isles at different times. He also debunks certain long held beliefs, providing clear evidence for his claims. This will no doubt prove to be the best history of the Isles ever printed.

  Jamestown 1544-1699   by Carl Bridenbaugh, 1980

This book is, according to the publisher, "a fresh reading of the surviving original sources".

   Jamestown - First English Colony  by Marshall W. Fishwick, 1965

This book is a fine example of the American Heritage Junior Library books of the 60s. Intended for young, school age readers, the books in this series, including this one, are filled with wonderful illustrations. The text is very insightful and engaging to read.

  Jefferson ~ War And Peace 1776 To 1784   by Marie Kimball, 1947

This presents an exhaustive account of Thomas Jefferson's life and activities following the writing of the Declaration of Independence and his participation in the Second Continental Congress. Jefferson was widely denounced for being an ineffective governor of Virginia subsequent to that pivotal point in his career; but the author's research of period documents proves otherwise.

  Jenkins' Ear   by Odell Shepard and Willard Shepard, 1951

This is an historical fiction work on the episode known as the War Of Jenkin's Ear between England and Spain, which lasted from 1739 to 1743.

  Jewels Of The Pharaohs - Egyptian Jewelry Of The Dynastic Period   by Cyril Aldred, 1971

This is a great resource for information on the types of jewelry made during the Dynastic Period and the techniques employed. There are many fine illustrations of the jewelry maintained in the museums of the world.

  John Hancock - Patriot In Purple   by Herbert S. Allan, 1953

This is a very detailed biography of the signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  John Paul Jones   by Samuel Eliot Morison, 1959

This is a very good biography of the Naval commander.

  Journal Of A Volunteer Expedition To Sandusky - Baron Rosenthal' John Rose' - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  The Journal Of Claude Blanchard - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  The Journal Of Isaac Senter - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  The Journal Of Major George Washington   published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1959

This is a facsimile edition of Washington's own journal regarding his trip to the commandant of the French forces on the Ohio in 1753-1754.

  A Journal Of The Plague Year &c. 1665   by Daniel Defoe, 1968 Facsimile reproduction of the 1722 publication.

This book, as noted above, is a facsimile (you might notice that I detest the bastardized form of the word - fax) copy of Defoe's great history of the Black Plague that ravaged Europe and the British Isles. It is a shockingly accurate account of the event that claimed so many lives.

  Journals Of The Continental Congress 1774 - 1789   edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford, 1904-1912, Volume I (1774) through Volume XX (July 22, 1781)

These are vebatim transcripts of the minutes of the Continental Congress. As such, they are priceless for research. They reveal how things actually happened, showing that the 'founding fathers' argued and debated just as our elected leaders do today.

  July 4, 1776   by Donald Barr Chidsey, 1967

This small book is subtitled: 'The dramatic story of the first four days of July, 1776', and is a detailed account of the happenings of the Continental Congress in the writing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

  July 4, 1776   edited by Rodney P. Carlisle, 2006

This book is part of the "One Day In History ~ The Days That Changed The World" series. It is set up in the format of an encyclopedia, with at least one entry per letter. It is not too involved as to be boring, but also not too weak on information to make it useless. It is a nice blend of information and illustrations.

  Juniata, River Of Sorrows - One Man's Journey Into A River's Tragic Past  by Dennis P. McIlnay, 2003

Mr. McIlnay follows the Juniata River through Central Pennsylvania, commenting on the river itself and events that occurred along it in the Colonial Period.

  The Justices And Constables Assistant   by William Graydon, 1805

This volume includes information for justices and constables pertaining to the various types of crimes that might be brought to their attention.

  Keeping House - Women's Lives In Western Pennsylvania 1790-1850   by Virginia K. Bartlett, 1994

This book is a treasure trove of information pertaining to the homemaking customs of the settlers on the Pennsylvania frontier. There are many excerpts from personal diaries and letters to enhance the text.

  The Kernel Of Greatness - An Informal Bicentennial History Of Bedford County   by The Bedford County Heritage Commission, 1971

This soft cover book presents a very nice history of the region that is present day Bedford County, Pennsylvania without copying everything from the previously published county histories. The only problem I have with this book is the fact that not every facet of the history of the county is presented, some topics are omitted. The book was a compilation of articles written by various Bedford County residents/historians.

  Kerney's Compendium Of Ancient And Modern History   by John O'Kane Murray, 1889

This book from the turn of the Twentieth Century was subtitled: "Corrected, Enlarged, and brought down to 1880." The book is not large in size, and the chapters are quite small, but the book would have made an adequate history text book. There are no illustrations in the book.

  Kingdom Of Heaven  edited by Diana Landau, 2005

This book gives a review of the movie of the same name by Ridley Scott. It also presents the history behind the story of the movie.

  King Philip's War - The History And Legacy Of America's Forgotten Conflict   by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias, 1999

There are very few books available in the subject of King Philip's War. Even if there were many, this book would probably be considered one of the best. It is very detailed and filled with photographs of various of the sites involved in the conflict.

  The Kings & Queens Of England & Scotland   by Plantagenet Somerset Fry, 1990

Whew! I don't know if I've ever seen such a beautiful and informative book on the monarchs of England and Scotland as this one. It is very, very, very full of high quality illustrations. The text is minimal, but very informative. Then there are the chronology columns that accompany each chapter. The book is worth purchasing for the information contained in the chronology columns! The only drawback is the fact that the author felt it suitable to include an image of Charles I on the cover, which I, as a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, find objectionable!

  The Kings And Queens Of England   by Ian Crofton, 2006

This book devotes two to four pages to each of the English monarchs from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. It is adequately filled with illustrations, and each monarch has a timeline listing prominent events in his/her life.

  Kings & Queens Of Great Britain   by David Soud, 2013

This is a wonderfully illustrated history of the monarchy. It includes many sidenotes of items and artifacts related to the various kings and queens. There is also a continuous timeline of world events concurrent with the monarchs' reigns.

  The Kings And Queens Of Scotland   by Nicholas Best, 1999

This is a very small 'pocket-size' book, measuring only about four by five inches and consisting of only 89 pages. But the thumbnail sketches of each of the monarchs are sufficient for an understanding of the individual, and each is illustrated by a nicely reproduced picture.

  The Kitchen   by Bobbie Kalman, 1990

This book is part of the Historic Communities series published by Crabtree Publishing Company. Each book in this series is 8-1/2" by 11" and only thirty-two pages in length. It is intended for young readers and as such is rather informative. The book is nicely illustrated with hand drawn illustrations and photographs of reenactors in period settings.

  The Knights Templar In The New World   by William E. Mann, 1999

This book explores the theory that the Holy Grail in the form of the bloodline of Jesus was brought to Nova Scotia by the Knights Templar.

  Lancaster In The Revolution   by Charles H. Kesller, 1975

A detailed history of Lancaster, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War.

  Landmarks Of The American Revolution   by Gary B. Nash, 2003

This slender book is part of the 'American Landmarks' series. It is only 158 pages in length, but filled with succinct, detailed text and finely reproduced illustrations of artworks, artifacts and maps. Rather than providing a full history of the War, the book highlights twelve specific events or places where landmark events took place.

  Land Records Of York County Pennsylvania 1746-1764  by Mary Marshall Brewer, 2004

This is a very good reference work consisting of transcripts of portions from the original land records.

  The Last Two Million Years   published by Reader's Digest, 1973

This large size 'coffeetable book' is a prime example of a Reader's Digest publication. It is filled with glorious illustrations and great text. The history of the world is covered well in this volume.

  Law - A Treasury Of Art And Literature   edited by Sara Robbins, 1990

This book is a large size 'coffeetable book'. It is filled with many illustrations and the text is a combination of commentary by a number of contributors along with transcriptions of documents devoted to law and its effects throughout history.

  Laws Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania   published by Hall & Sellers, 1797, Volume 1

This authentic 1797 copy of the Laws Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania includes transcripts of all the laws passed by the colony / state / commonwealth from 1700 to 1781.

  Laws Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania   published by John Bioren (and others), 1810 - 18--, Volumes I through X.

This set of original volumes of the collected Laws of Pennsylvania is a goldmine of information pertaining to the early history of Pennsylvania. The set includes transcripts of the laws included in the preceeding 1797 volume and continuing on through the early 1840s.

  Laws Of The United States Of America   published by Adams & Larkin, 1795, Volume 1

This authentic 1795 copy of the Laws Of The United States is invaluable for accurate information relating to the laws enacted after the states ratified the Constitution.

  A Leap in The Dark   by John Ferling, 2003

This book presents a detailed, engaging history of the American Revolutionary War. It is not 'light' reading.

  The Legend Of The Allegheny Traveler   by the Rosenbaum Group, 1995

This is a comic book in which the story of the Allegheny Portage Railroad is presented.

  Legends From The Frosty Sons Of Thunder   by William Trall Doncaster, Jr, 1999

This small book explores the legends from the Somerset County, Pennsylvania region.

  Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths Of World History  by Richard Shenkman, 1993

The author reveals details about events down through history which conflict with the traditional viewpoint.

  Legends Of Chivalry   edited by Duncan Baird Publishers, 2008

This book is part of the Myth And Mankind series. It is filled with short stories detailing myths from the Medieval period. It is nicely, but not overly illustrated.

  Legends Of Northeast Scotland  by Fenton Wyness, 1970

This book is small-sized and only 140 pages in length, but it contains twenty-four tales pulled from the folktales of northern Scotland. The tales are nicely illustrated with block prints created by the author.

  The Lesson And The Legacy   by Army Information Digest, 1961

This paperback booklet is quite informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  Let My Highway Pictures Lead People...   by Leo Beachy, 19--

This paperback book reproduces a large number of the photographs of Leo Beachy (1874-1927) of the Garrett County, Maryland region.

  Letters From An American Farmer - And Sketches Of Eighteenth Century America   by J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, 1963

This is a reprint of the 1782 and 1925 books.

  The Letters Of King George III   edited by Bonamy Dobree, 1968

This small-sized book consists of exactly what the title states: letters written by King George III regarding affairs of the rebellion in the North American colonies.

  Lexington, Concord And Bunker Hill   by Francis Russell, 1963

This book was a publication of the American Heritage Junior Library. It is written with young readers in mind, but it does not skimp on information. The book, as all American Heritage publications, is nicely illustrated with both contemporary illustrations and maps and modern renditions.

  Liberty! The American Revolution   by Thomas Fleming, 1997

This is the companion book for the PBS video series of the same name. It is glossy and flashy, but because it is laid out somewhat in a 'train-of-thought' format, it is good reading, but not so useful for research.

  The Liberty Amendments   by Mark R. Levin, 2013

This small book suggests ways in which the country can return to the noble ideals of the Founders.

  Liberty And Freedom : A Visual History Of America's Founding Ideas   by David Hackett Fischer, 2005

This large volume (851 pages) is a collection of very engaging topics which relate to the concepts of liberty and freedom. It starts out with the subject of the "Loyal Nine" and the "Liberty Tree", and moves through the Liberty Bell and the American Eagle and on through the history of our nation to the present War On Terror. The variety of topics is enough to merit its inclusion in any library on American History, but they are covered in a manner to make them very accessible and interesting. Although the subtitle notes that it is a "visual history" the book is not overly filled with illustrations.

  The Liberty Bell Era - The African American Story   by Charles L. Blockson, 2003

This is a relatively small book - 208 pages - but it is a very concise history of African-Americans during the founding years of this nation.

  Liberty Or Death ~ Wars That Forged A Nation   by Carl Benn & Daniel Marston, 2006

This book consists of three parts: the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. The text is very detailed, but not academic, and there are very nice illustrations throughout. The book should be in the collection of anyone who wants good histories of the three wars.

  The Life And Times Of Charles II   by Christopher Falkus, 1972

This is a beautifully illustrated history of the English Civil War and the 'Restoration' of Charles II to the throne.

  The Life And Times Of Dante   edited by Enzo Orlandi, 1967

This book covers the period just at the end of the Medieval Period. It contains, as all the other books in this series, a nice collection of illustrations from the period.

  The Life And Times Of Elizabeth   edited by Enzo Orlandi, 1967

This is a beautiful book! The period provided many colorful and richly decorated paintings, which are very nicely reproduced in this volume.

  The Life And Times Of Peter The Great   edited by Enzo Orlandi, 1967

This beautiful book reveals that the land which would later become the USSR was not always an austere, sterile place.

  The Life And Times Of Napoleon   edited by Enzo Orlandi, 1967

This is a nicely illustrated history of Napoleon and his military career.

  The Life & Times Of Washington   edited by Enzo Orlandi, 1967

This is a nicely illustrated book with short, concise articles on the various events of the American Revolutionary War.

  The Life And Writings Of Benjamin Franklin   by Benjamin Franklin, his grandson, and others, 1837

This is an extraordinary history of Franklin. Not only does it include historical information on his life and work for the Continental Congress during the American Revolutionary War; it includes information, augmented by many engravings, on his scientific experiments and inventions.

  Life In A Medieval City   by Joseph and Frances Gies, 1969

This is a thoroughly delightful book to read for research or pleasure. A wide range of topics are explored, such as childbirth and child rearing, medicine, the church, etc.

  Life In The Middle Ages  Edited by G.G. Coulton, 1910

There are four volumes published together in one in this thick little book. The book is then a collection of essays written by others, and they are grouped together in the individual four volumes according to basic topics, such as religion, folk-lore, manners, science and art. As with any compilations of works by many authors, the writing styles vary. Some essay are tedious while others are a pleasure to read.

  The Life Of David  by Robert Pinsky, 2005

This is a small sized book dealing specifically with the life of the Biblical King David. It is well written, utilizing Bible quotes as reference.

  The Life Of George Washington   by Aaron Bancroft, missing date

This book is considered a valuable addition to the knowledge of George Washington. It was originally published in 1848.

  The Life Of George Washington   by John Marshall, 1926

This is a five volume set. It is a good history of Washington's life and career although it is tinged by the viewpoint of the 1920s.

  The Life Of James Watt.   by James Patrick Muirhead, 1860

This volume presents a fairly detailed history of James Watt, including his connection to the Muirhead clan through his mother.

  The Life Of Oliver Cromwell   by J. T. Headley, 1848

This small sized book is a nice history written from the viewpoint of the beginning of the Victorian Period.

  Life Of Oliver Cromwell   by Alphonse de Lamartine, 1886

This soft-bound book is small in size and is much like the other small-sized books on the subject - it contains some basic information, but nothing of any depth.

  The Life Of Oliver Cromwell - His Life, Times, Battlefields, And Contemporaries   by Paxton Hood, 1883

This book is part of the 'Standard Library' published by Funk & Wagnalls. It is a good basic history of Cromwell and the English Civil Wars.

  The Life Of Oliver Cromwell - His Times, Battlefields, And Contemporaries   by Edwin Paxton Hood, 1902

This small size book is a very good research volume for the study of Cromwell and the English Civil Wars. It is a later edition of the preceeding volume.

  The Life Of Oliver Cromwell, Lord-Protector Of The Commonwealth Of England, Scotland, And Ireland.   by J. Brotherton, 1755

This volume presents a very biased viewpoint of Oliver Cromwell's life and achievements.

  Life Of Washington   by Virginia F. Townsend, 1887

This is a small-sized book, and, as with most books from the turn of the century, presents a simplified and nostalgic view of the subject.

  Life's Picture History Of Western Man   published by Time Incorporated, 1951

This large size 'coffeetable book' is magnificent with black and white and color reproductions of great works of art. The text is worthwhile, but not overly detailed.

  The Life Treasury Of American Folklore   by the Editors Of Life, 1961

This wonderful collection of folktales from all the various ethnic groups of people who make up 'America' is illustrated with equally wonderful original paintings by James Lewicki.

  The Light 6-Pdr. Battalion Gun Of 1776  by Adrian Caruana, 1977

This small, soft cover book is part of the Historical Arms Series (No. 16). It is a very detailed account and study of the cannon used in the American Revolutionary War.

  The Lincoln Museum And The House Where Lincoln Died   by Stanley W. McClure, 1949

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  Lincoln Sesquicentennial 1809-1959   by Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1957

This booklet is very informative and suggests activities for groups to commemorate Lincoln.

  The Lion In The North ~ One Thousand Years Of Scotland's History  by John Prebble, 1983

This book, originally published in 1915, provides a history of Scotland from the earliest times to the 1800s. It is very informative, and nicely, but not overly, illustrated.

  Listing Of Inhabitants In 1776 - Bedford County, Pennsylvania   compiled by Shirley G.M. Iscrupe, 1987

This small booklet is simply a list including the residents' names and the township in which their names appeared in the 1776 tax assessment returns.

  Lists Of Swiss Emigrants In The Eighteenth Century To The American Colonies   edited by Albert Bernhardt Faust and Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, 1972

This volume includes two previously published volumes. The first volume contained the names of emigrants from the region of Zurich, while the second pertained to Bern and Basel. This is an extremely useful resource for genealogical information. Not only are names of emigrants included, but auxiliary historical references and information on the individuals are included.

  The Lives Of The Kings And Queens Of England  edited by Antonia Fraser, 1975

This nicely illustrated volume is a welcome addition to a collection of books detailing the lives of the monarchs of England. Genealogical Charts trace the lineages of the various royal houses.

  The Living Past Of America - A Pictorial Treasury Of Our Historic Houses And Villages That Have Been Preserved And Restored   by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr, 1955

This book is filled with photographs of the exteriors and interiors of just about every famous historical house in America. There is not too much text - just enough to explain why the house, or property, has been acknowledged as a historic site.

  Local History   by Milton V. Burgess, 1985

This book reproduces the many articles on the local history of the region of Blair and Bedford Counties known as 'the Cove' which appeared originally in the newspaper, the Morrisons Cove Herald.

  Locating Your Revolutionary War Ancestor - A Guide To The Military Records   by James C. Neagles and Lila L. Meagles, 1983

This is a great reference book for anyone researching their ancestors who might have participated in the American Revolutionary War. All of the major regimental units for the various state Continental Lines are listed with brief histories. Also included are lists of publications that may be of help to the researcher indexed by state, including the Library Of Congress call numbers and notations of whether the books can be found in the DAR Library.

  Log Cabin Cooking ~ Pioneer Recipes & Food Lore   by Barbara Swell, 1996

This is a small, soft-bound book that is filled and overflowing with very informative and useful facts about how the pioneers ate and maintained their health. There are quite a number of recipes along with remidies from the 1800s.

  The Log Of Christopher Columbus Translated   by Robert H. Fuson, 1992

Along with a brief history of Columbus and his voyage five hundred years prior, this book consists of a translation of Columbus' actual log book.

  The London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer For February, 1781   published by R. Baldwin, 1781

This is only the 'February' portion of the magazine for the year 1781. It contains contemporary accounts of the American Revolutionary War, including an account of the revolt of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment.

  The Long Fuse - How England Lost The American Colonies, 1760-1785   by Don Cook, 1995

This book presents the American Revolutionary War from the British viewpoint.

  Look At The Sky...And Tell The Weather  by Eric Sloane, 1970

This volume by Eric Sloane presents a variety of ways that the people throughout America's history and regions have foretold the weather. It is not only informative for those who want to foretell the weather, but also interesting in Sloane's trademark down to earth style.

  Looking Eighty Years Backward And A History Of Roaring Spring, Pa   by D.M. Bare, 1920

This small size book is interesting in that it is an autobiography by the founder and primary entrepreneur of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. The author talks about his early life and how he came to establish a number of businesses, such as the paper mill, which are still in operation at the present time.

  The Lost Bible   by J. R. Porter, 2001

This book is by Metro Books, but could be mistaken for a Dorling Kindersley production. It is filled with short, one-to-two page synopsis of the subjects along with full color reproductions of classical paintings. The subjects covered are the writings (mostly gnostic) which were excluded from the accepted canon of the Jewish and Christian Bibles.

  Lost Pages From American History   by Webb Garrison, 1976

This small book presents 42 little-known stories from U.S. history. Some of them are quirky stories while others clarfiy important events in our history. The book contains one black and white illustration per each story.

  The Lost War - Letters From British Officers During The American Revolution   edited by Marion Balderston and David Syrett, 1975

In addition to an introduction by noted Revolutionary War historian, Henry Steele Commager, this book consists of transcripts of actual letters.

  The Loyalists - Revolution, Exile, Settlement   by Christopher Moore, 1984

This is an outstanding history of the American Revolutionary War from the Loyalist viewpoint.

  Macbeth - Man And Myth   by Nick Aitchison, 1999

Anyone who traces their ancestry backwards through the Scottish Kings from which MacBeth descended, or who simply is fascinated by the legend created by Shakespeare, should get this book. It is very detailed and adequately illustrated.

  Magnificent Voyagers _ The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842   edited by Herman J. Viola and Carolyn Margolis, 1985

This book serves as a companion catalog to an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History commemorating the voyage of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. The book is a unique glimpse at the life of seafaring in the mid-19th Century. In addition to great text on the life of the seafarer and the tropical and exotic islands of the 'seven seas', this book is superbly illustrated.

  The Making Of America ~ Life, Lilberty And The Pursuit Of A Nation  by the Editors of Time, 2005

This soft-cover, expanded magazine, produced by the editors of Time magazine, is very richly illustrated and presented just like the magazine.

  The Making Of America ~ The History Of The United States From 1492 To The Present  by Robert D. Johnston, 2010

This book is published by National Geographic. It is filled with photographs indicative of those published in the National Geographic magazine. The text is not too simplistic, but also not too academic to be enjoyed.

  The Making Of The President 1789 - The Unauthorized Campaign Biography   by Marvin Kitman, 1989

This book is an irreverent look at the untold story behind the effort to have George Washington named as President.

  Manassas (Bull Run) National Battlefield Park   by Francis F. Wilshin, 1953

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  A Manual Of Heraldy   by Sir Francis J. Grant, 1952

This small book provides a lot of basic information about heraldry. It includes a very good glossary of terms used in the art of heraldry.

  Many Thousands Gone   by Ira Berlin, 1998

This book is very interesting to read and provides a very concise history of both, the African slaves and free people in the English Colonies. It details how the 'slave' mentality came about and is an absolute 'must' for anyone who wants to understand slavery and the 'black experience.'

  The Mapping Of North America - Three Centuries Of Map-Making 1500-1860   by John Goss, 1990

This book is a large size coffee-table book. The author reproduced 85 maps in full color dating in the time range noted in the subtitle. He provides some notes on each map.

  Maps Of North America ~ The Unveiling of Our Continent   by Ashley And Miles Baynton-Williams, 2008

At 14-1/4 by 17-1/4 inches, this book is the third largest book in my collection. The large page size of the book allows for the maps to be reproduced at nearly life-size. Also, there is just enough text for descriptions of the exquisite maps.

  March To Saratoga - General Burgoyne And The American Campaign 1777   by Harrison Bird, 1963

This is an in depth study of the invasion of Canada.

  Maryland And The French And Indian War   by Allan Powell, 1998

This book is a very good resource on the French and Indian War, in regards to the region of Maryland and Pennsylvania. The author includes many transcripts of contemporary documents along with useful maps.

  The Mayflower And Her Log   by Azel Ames, 1907

This book is an amazing gem. It includes a history of the Mayflower's voyage in 1620 along with a transcript of the captain's actual log.

  The Medieval And Renaissance World - A History Of Civilizations From The Dark Ages To The Renaissance   edited by Esmond Wright, 1969

This book, like its companions, The Ancient World, and The Expanding World, is a spectacular mixing of exquisite photography and superb text. If I were to be given the choice of any single book on the history of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, it would be this one without doubt.

  The Medieval Underworld.   by Andrew McCall, 1979

What a unique Book! This book uses contemporary texts to reveal the unseemly side of civilization during the period that we call the Medieval Age. As the author states, it covers all those people who were unwilling or unable to comply with the law of the Church.

  Medieval Warfare   by H.W. Koch, 1978

This is a large size coffee-table book. It is lavishly illustrated and the text is great. It has provided much reference material for my studies.

  Medieval Warfare   by Terence Wise, 1976

This small book covers all aspects of Medieval warfare including heraldry, equipment, armour, etc.

  Membership Directory - National Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution - 1997   by NSSAR, 1998

This is an indexed list of the members of the NSSAR as of 1997.

  Membership Directory - National Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution - 1993   by NSSAR, 1993

This is an indexed list of the members of the NSSAR as of 1993.

  Memoirs Of The Duc de Lauzun - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  The Mental Floss History Of The World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits   by Erik Sass and Steve Wiegand, 2008

This book does just what its title suggests: The authors jump from one subject to another in a basically chronological manner, but without the intention to provide a complete history of any country or nation. The topics are treated in short sections of a couple pages each, and therefore it makes for a book that you can take up, read a little, and then put down without feeling that you are going to miss anything in the process.

  The Middle Ages   by Richard O'Neill, 1992

This book, part of the 'Historical Facts' series, is only 108 pages in length. In addition to historical analysis of the Middle Ages and pages of 'superfacts', the book consists of only forty-two subjects, each one given a two-page spread. The subjects vary from 'Empires in Africa' to 'Castles Rise and Fall'. Each topic is illustrated with four to five photographs of places or artifacts. Each topic includes a 'Fact File' sidebar presenting a number of facts that don't fit into the main text. The book was created for teens and it is a wonderful introduction to the Middle Ages for that age group.

  The Middle East ~ The Cradle Of Civilization Revealed  Chief Consultant: Dr. Stephen Bourke, 2008

This large coffee-table sized book is very nicely illustrated with just enough text to make it a useful resource. The book covers the time periods from the earliest evidence of civilization to the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine conquests.

  Military Blunders.   by Saul David, 1998

This book covers military blunders throughout history, separated into chapters such as 'Unfit To Command' and 'Misplaced Confidence'.

  Military Journal Of The American Revolution 1775-1783   by James Thacher, M.D. Surgeon, Continental Army, 1998

This 1998 book is a facsimile copy of the 1862 version. The book is a great resource for a first-person account of the War.

  Military Services And Genealogical Records Of Soldiers Of Blair County, Pennsylvania   by Floyd G. Hoenstine, 1940

This book contains reference information on many of the soldiers of the various wars to which Blair County contributed men. It contains some information about the Revolutionary War soldiers although it is very far from complete.

  Millenium Year By Year - A Chronicle Of World History From AD 1000 To The End Of 1999   edited by Derrik Mercer, 2000

This giant coffee-table style book was published by the Dorling Kindersley company. The company is noted for books that are bursting with small, but concise, bits of information and great information put together in the format of a newspaper or magazine. This one is a general all-round good reference volume for the period from the years stretching from 1000AD to 2000AD.

  The Minute Men ~ A Compact History Of The Defenders Of The American Colonies 1645 - 1775  by Major John R. Galvin, 1967

This book provides a history of the creation of an American Army from the colonial "minute man".

  The Minute Men - The First Fight: Myths And Realities Of The American Revolution   by John R. Galvin, 1989

The title tells it all - the myths that have arisen over the years about the 'minutemen' are dealt with and a more corrected history is presented.

  A Mirror Of Chaucer's World   by Roger Sherman Loomis, 1965

This book is essentially a book of illustrations, taken primarily from illuminated manuscripts, in order to describe the world in which Chaucer lived - the late Medieval period and early Renaissance. The text which is included basically augments the illustrations. It a shame that the book was not printed in color!

  Monarchs Of Scotland   by Stewart Ross, 1990

This book is about the most informative one I have found on the kings and queens of Scotland. It provides concise and to the point biographies of the various monarchs starting with Kenneth MacAlpin. It also includes family information. It is a great resource volume.

  Montcalm And Wolfe   by Francis Parkman, 1999

This book is simply a reissue of the book, 'The Battle For North America'.

  Mother Bedford And The American Revolutionary War   by Larry D. Smith, 1999

This is my own book devoted to the region of Pennsylvania that was created as Bedford County in the year 1772. I am pleased to say that this volume contains transcripts of nearly every document pertaining to the American Revolutionary War (I might have missed one or two in my exhaustive search) and is as complete as possible. Everything is fully footnoted.

  Mother Cumberland - Tracing Your Ancestors In South-Central Pennsylvania   by Raymond M. Bell, 1989

This is a nice little book that provides a wealth of information about the region that was established as Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1750. It includes charts which show how the counties of Bedford, Blair, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry were created out of the Cumberland County region.

  Mount Vernon   by Paul Wilstach, 1916

This book is small size, but consists of 301 pages. It is packed full of information about the property and George Washington's use of it. For the time period of the 1910s when it was published, the book is well illustrated.

  Muirheid Family Record   by Nola M. Karr, 1990

This book, covering one of my own ancestral lines, is a basic genealogy of the family and descendants of John Muiheid, who immigrated from Scotland in 1685. Despite the fact that this John Muirheid was one of the Covenanters who were banished from Scotland in 1685, the author spent very little space on the history of that situation.

  Mutiny In January   by Carl Van Doren, 1943

This is a very detailed history of the mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line in January 1781.

  My Book Of History ~ A Picturesque Tale Of Progress ~ Volume III: New Nations   by Olive Beaupre Miller and Harry Neal Baum, 1931

This is volume three of the My Book Of History series. The books are very beautifully illustrated with art nouveau pen and ink drawings which are presented both, in black and white, and in four-color. The text is very engaging and fascinating, including both historical and legendary information.

  My Book Of History ~ A Picturesque Tale Of Progress ~ Volume IV: Explorations   by Olive Beaupre Miller and Harry Neal Baum, 1933

This is volume four of the My Book Of History series. The books are very beautifully illustrated with art nouveau pen and ink drawings which are presented both, in black and white, and in four-color. The text is very engaging and fascinating, including both historical and legendary information.

  Mysteries Of The Ancient Americas - The New World Before Columbus   by the Reader's Digest, 1986

This book is nicely illustrated, but not overly. The emphasis is mostly on the text, which touches on a wide variety of aspects of the Americas of the Indians.

  Mysteries Of The Past   by Lionel Casson, Robert Claiborne, Brian Fagan and Walter Karp, 1977

This publication of the American Heritage Publishing Company is a nice collection of articles by the four authors. The text covers such topics and the builders of the megaliths, the first people to cross the oceans, ancient traders and how climate has affected history. Like all American Heritage books, it is very nicely illustrated.

  My Story: Being The Memoirs Of Bendict Arnold: Late Major-General in The Continental Army And Brigadier-General In That Of His Britannic Majesty   by F. J. Stimson, 1917

This is a very sympathetic history of the most notorious traitor in the history of the United States of America. In addition to the transcripts of original documents pertaining to the life and adventures of Benedict Arnold, the book is written in the first-person style, as if Arnold were writing it himself. It is a very good book for the simple reading enjoyment of it.

  Myth, Legend & Romance - An Encyclopaedia Of The Irish Folk Tradition   by Daithi O hOgain, 1991

This book is, as noted in the title, an encyclopedia. Short articles on a wide range of topics are arranged in alphabetical order. There are very few illustrations, but the wealth of text is tremendous.

  Mythic Ireland   by Michael Dames, 1992

This is a nicely illustrated study of the various myths which define the history of Ireland. The book is divided into five parts according to the four provinces of Ireland and Mide, the country's mythic center. It is a very good book on the subject. It does not provide too much information about the history of 'Ireland', but rather of 'Eire'.

  The Mythology Of All Races  by John Arnott MacCulloch, 1930

I wish I would have all thirteen volumes of this series. The volume I have here is only Volume II - 'Eddic', being a collection of myths from Scandinavia. It is extremely detailed, and a wonderful addition to my library. There are only a few illustrations in this volume, but they are historic and useful.

  Mythology - The Illustrated Anthology Of World Myth And Storytelling  edited by C. Scott Littleton, 2002

Whew! What a fantastic volume~ This large 688-page coffe-table sized book is filled with information and illustrations covering 300 myths from all the major civilizations of the world. The text is easy to read, and explains the myths very clearly.

  Mythology Of The American Nations  by David M. Jones and Brian L. Molyneaux, 2004

This is a large size, glossy paper book. It is profusely illustrated and exhaustive on the subject. Entries are set up as if in an encyclopedia. The North American continent is separate from Central America and South America, making it easier to locate a particular tribe, or other topic.

  Myths And Folk Tales Of Ireland   by Jeremiah Curtin, 1975

This is not a complete collection of the myths and folk tales of Ireland, but it is a nice collection.

  Myths & Legends: An Illustrated Guide To Their Origins And Meanings   by Philip Wilkinon, 2009

This book was published by DK (Dorling Kindersley), and like all the books that comes out of that publishing firm, it is profusely illustrated. There are many full and double page reproductions of famous artworks on the gods and goddesses of the ancient world. Myths from all over the world are included.

  Myths And Legends Of Ireland - Tales Of A Magical And Mysterious Past   by Ronald Pearsall, 1996

This large size book is lavishly illustrated, but the text is just as enticing as the illustrations.

  Myths & Legends - The World's Most Enduring Myths And Legends Explored And Explained   by Neil Philip, 1999

This is a publication of DK Publishing, Inc. This publishing firm is noted for extremely wonderful illustrations in bold color and page layout. The text is always informative and compliments the illustrations. This particular volume concentrates on the most well known legends and myths around the world, from the Gods of Olympus to the Central American legend of Quetzalcoatl to Amaterasu of Japan. If you want any single book on myth and legends, this is the one to obtain.

  Narrative Of The Fleet Under Lord Howe- Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  A Narrative Of The Military Actions Of Colonel Marinus Willett - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

This is another volume from the 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series that was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  Nathanael Greene   by Gerald M. Carbone, 2008

This book was given to me by the publisher for review. It is the first effort by the author. And it is indeed a good effort. The life of Greene is followed in a compasionate manner by the author, making it a book that you want to finish when you start reading it.

  The National Museum Of American History   by Shirley Abbott, 1981

This large size 'coffeetable book' is exquisite. Like the book, Treasures Of The Smithsonian, this book was published by the Smithsonian Institution. As a result, it is filled with very fine, detailed photographs and interesting text to explain and describe the items pictured.

  A National Register Of The Society Sons Of The American Revolution   compiled and published by Louis H. Cornish, 1902

This massive, 1035 page book includes a history of the NSSAR (which was only twelve years old in 1902) along with individual State Society histories and a complete roster of all of the members at the time.

  The National Road   edited by Karl Raitz, 1996

This is a very detailed history of the National Road. It contains a number of illustrations, but the main value of the book is its text.

  The National Road - Commemorative Pictorial History   published by Historic Towns Publishing, 1998

This paperback book is chock full of vintage photographs of buildings that stood along the National Road between Cumberland and Vandalia. The text is very informative.

  National Year Book 1904 Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution   compiled by A. Howard Clark, 1904

This book contains a history of the NSSAR to 1904 along with comments about certain of the national conventions and the State Societies. It includes lists of the officers of the National Society, the State Societies and the chapters in existence at the time.

  Nations Of The World (Series)   by various authors, 1898-1900

This series of forty-eight volumes was written at the turn of the 19th Century. As such, the viewpoints expressed tend to be a bit archaic.

  The Native American Experience   by Jay Wertz, 2011

This book is one of the current type that contains not only interesting text and high resolution illustrations, but also loose papers printed as facsimiles of original, contemporary documents.

  The Native Americans - An Illustrated History   edited by Betty Ballantine and Ian Ballantine, 1993

This is a large size book that is profusely illustrated with rather in-depth text without being boring.

  Naturalization Papers Of Fulton And Bedford Counties, PA   by The Fulton County Historical Society, 1983

This small size booklet contains a wealth of information being abstracts of the naturalization records that were once in existence at the Bedford County Court House and the Fulton County Court House. Over the years, various of these records have disappeared from the two court houses, therefore a book like this is a treasure.

  Navies Of The American Revolution   by Antony Preston, David Lyon and John H. Batchelor, 1975

This is a thorough history of the navy during the American Revolutionary War.

  Never To Be Forgotten - A Year By Year Look At York County's Past  by James McClure, 1999

Wow! What a great history of York County, Pennsylvania! This book is packed tight with interesting tidbits of information in the format of a newspaper. They are concise, but very informative.

  The New American Revolution Handbook ~ Facts And Artwork For Readers Of All Ages, 1775-1783   by Theodore P. Savas and J. David Dameron, 2010

This is a small sized book, but it contains a lot of information. Although it does not go into great detail on every item, it provides many items to present a complete history of the war. The one problem with this book is that much of it is primarily a reprint of information from the book, "A Guide To The Battles Of The American Revolution" by the same authors.

  The New Annual Register, Or General Repository Of History, Politics, And Literature, For The Year 1782   published by G. Robinson, 1783

This original, complete edition of the Annual Register, a 'magazine' of the Eighteenth Century, is filled with wonderful contemporary accounts of the events unfolding in the American Revolutionary War.

  A New Geographical, Historical, And Commercial Grammar; And Present State Of The Several Kingdoms Of The World   by William Guthrie, 1770

This is an absolutely fantastic antique book. The text is great, and every country or nation described is accompanied by a detailed map.

  The New Golden Land   by Hugh Honour, 1975

This book details the European understanding and imagination about America, its people, animals and plants. It is a unique look at the way the idea of 'America' changed through the centuries since its so-called 'discovery' by the European adventurers.

  The New Jewish Encyclopedia  edited by David Bridger, 1962

This very thick book is a very comprehensive encylopedia of everything Jewish - history and culture. It is fully illustrated in black and white. The entries are not overly detailed, but they are not sparse either. They provide succinct explanations of the subjects without becoming 'academic.'

  A New Law Dictionary: Containing The Interpretation And Definition Of Words And Terms Used In The Law; And Also The Whole Law, And The Practice Thereof, Under All The Heads And Titles Of The Same.   by Giles Jacob, 1744

This is an invaluable resource for information on law terminology as it existed in the 1700s.

  The New Loyalist Index   by Paul J. Bunnell, 1989

This reference volume is a listing of Loyalists recorded in public records.

  The New Nation - A History Of The United States During The Confederation 1781-1789   by Merrill Jensen, 1950

This is a very detailed account of the United States government at its birth.

  New Travels Through North America - Abbe' Robin - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  The New World   by Richard B. Morris, 1963

This is volume 1 of the Life History Of The United States series. It is a very beautifully illustrated book. The text presents a good, basic history, although it is not very detailed.

  New World Immigrants   edited by Michael Tepper, 1988

The two volumes of this set include transcriptions of many ships passenger lists along with other documents which provide the names of immigrants to the new world.

  The New World - The First Pictures Of America   edited and annotated by Stefan Lorant, 1946

This large size coffee-table book is exquisite! It includes reproductions of the illustrations made by John White and Jacques Le Moyne in the 16th Century. There is text included in the book, but who needs it? The fact that the engravings made from White and Le Moyne's sketches are there is what is important.

  Nine Months In York Town - American Revolutionaries Labor On Pennsylvania's Frontier   by James McClure, 2001

This is a book devoted to the history of the Continental Congress in exile in York for nine months in 1778 while the British occupied Philadelphia.

  The 1955 Year Book Of The Pennsylvania Society Sons Of The American Revolution   compiled by Floyd G. Hoenstine, 1956

This is an indispensible reference volume for anyone researching Patriot ancestors for the Bedford/Blair County, Pennsylvania region.

  The Nineteenth Of April, 1775   edited by Clement C. Sawtell, 1968

This soft-cover, unpaged booklet consists of a collection of items from journals and narratives regarding the battles of Lexington and Concord. It is a very good source book for seldom-seen contemporary documents.

  The Norse Myths   by Kevin Crossley-Holland, 1980

This collection of the Norse myths is a very good one. The Norse influence on Scotland was great, and seldom given the attention it deserves.

  Nostalgic Treasures From America's Past   by Home Library Publishing Company, 1976

This book is large sized, but rather thin - containing only 96 pages. It covers a wide range of topics, consisting of particular types of objects which might be found as antiques at the time. There is a small amount of text describing the type of object at the beginning of each chapter, followed by a few examples in photos that are variously in color and/or in black and white. The book is enjoyable, but would be nicer if it had more examples reproduced.

  Not By Bread Alone   by Calvin E. Chunn, 1981

This book deals with the bivouac of the American Army during the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge.

  Observations On The Popular Antiquities Of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating The Origin Of Our Vulgar And Provincial Customs, Ceremonies, And Superstitions   by John Brand, 1868

This little book is a grand treasure! It contains the history of every holiday and festival that existed in Great Britain (and by extension the United States) during the Victorian period.

  Ocean's Story; Or, Triumphs Of Thirty Centuries; A Graphic Description Of Maritime Adventures, Achievements, Explorations, Discoveries And Inventions; And Of The Rise And Progress Of Ship-Building And Ocean Navigation From The Ark To The Iron Steamships   by Frank B. Goodrich, 1874

This book is great! It has exciting stories and as is noted on the frontispiece: "over 200 spirited illustrations."

  Occupation Of New York City By The British - Ewald Gustav Schaukirk - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  Oliver Cromwell   by Thomas Carlyle, 1877

This is the smallest book I possess on the subject of the life of Oliver Cromwell. It is noted as part of the 'Vest-Pocket Series.' The small size (3-1/4" x 5" and 1/4" thick) dis not allow for much content, but the text is informative nonetheless.

  Oliver Cromwell   by John Morley, 1902

This book is a gem. Although not as in-depth as the later book by John Buchan, or the even later one by Antonia Fraser, this is a very good book for anyone wanting a good history of the life and military genius of Olicer Cromwell. It is very nicely illustrated also, with some pictures that I have not found in other books.

  Oliver Cromwell   by John Drinkwater, 1927

This small size book is adequate, but does not go into much detail.

  Oliver Cromwell   by John Buchan, 1934

This book presents a very detailed history of Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil Wars. It was long considered to be the authority on the subject (until Antonia Fraser's awesome work was published).

  Oliver Cromwell   by C. V. Wedgwood, 1939

This book is small in size and does not go into too much depth.

  Oliver Cromwell   by Lawrence Kaplan, 1986

This is a volume from the World Leaders Past And Present series. It is richly illustrated, but the text is a little weak.

  Oliver Cromwell   by Peter Gaunt, 1996

This volume is part of the Historical Association Studies series. It is a rather detailed study of Oliver Cromwell's history.

  Oliver Cromwell - A Dictator's Tragedy   by Mary Taylor Blauvelt, 1937

This book looks at Cromwell's legacy in terms of the inner turmoil he endured to justify the act of war to bring peace to the nation. It does not dwell much on the military history of the English Civil War as so many other do.

  Oliver Cromwell - A History   by Samuel Harden Church, 1894

This book is a very good history of Cromwell and the English Civil Wars. It is nicely illustrated.

  Oliver Cromwell And His Times   by Hilda Johnstone, 19--

This is not the smallest book I possess on the subject of Oliver Cromwell, but it is close. It could be what was once referred to as a 'pocket-book'. The book was published as part of the 'People's Books' series. It is too small to contain much content, but it is does provide a basic history of Cromwell.

  Oliver Cromwell; Or England's Great Protector   by Henry William Herbert, 1856

This small size volume presents, as would be expected from the Victorian period, a rather romantic view of Cromwell and his part in the English Civil War.

  Oliver Cromwell's Letters And Speeches: With Elucidations   by Thomas Carlyle, 1846

Three volumes are combined into one. This is the most complete collection of papers generated by Oliver Cromwell. It is a must for anyone researching the great leader.

  150th Anniversary History Of Blair County, Pennsylvania   by Larry D. Smith, with contributions by Carole Kutz, Cloyd Neely, Suzanne & Paul Ohl, Robert Resig and Timothy Van Scoyoc, 1997

This is one of my own books. As noted in the title, it is a history of Blair County, Pennsylvania. It was an attempt to break the chain of duplication histories that had become the standard for the county over the past one hundred years. It is the only history book in which the Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature creating the county has been printed. The various court documents creating the individual townships of Blair County are transcribed verbatim (which had not been done in previous history books!).

  101 Myths Of The Bible ~ How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History  by Gary Greenberg, 2000

This book explores the background of certain parts of the Bible. The author, an authority on Biblical History and Egyptian mythology, compares the Biblical legends with those of Egypt, noting that the children of Israel resided in Egypt prior to the writing of the Hebrew Bible. They would have surely picked up some of the historical legends of that country during their sojourn there. It is certainly something to consider, although purists who believe that nothing preceeded the Biblical word would find it blasphemous.

  100,000 Years Of Daily Life - A Visual History   by Jacques Brosse, Paul Chaland and Jacques Ostier, 1960

This large size book is filled with illustrations laid out in a pattern so as to tell the story of human civilization throughout the world's history through pictures. There is ample text, though, to augment the illustrations. It would have been a very ambitious work in the 1960s.

  1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History   by John A. Garraty, 1989

This book is not large, but it is filled with short articles on a wide range of topics from events to people to economics, etc. Each of the '1,001 things' consist of only a few sentences, so the book functions more as a trivia collection than as a research volume.

  Ordeal At Valley Forge   by John Joseph Stoudt, 1963

This book is 'A day-by-day chronicle from December 17, 1777 to June 18, 1778 compiled from the sources' as noted in the subtitle.

  The Original Scots Colonists Of Early America 1612-1783   by David Dobson, 1989

This book contains summaries of entries from other books and collections of primary records. It is a very good resource for anyone researching Scottish emigrants.

  The Origins Of Everyday Things  edited by Ruth Binney, 1999

This is one of the Reader's Digest books, and as such it is a finely illustrated volume. It also contains very informative text covering a couple hundred items from fashion to household articles to words and phrases. It is a very fascinating book.

  Origins Of The American Revolution   by John C. Miller, 1943

This book covers the events that occurred between the years 1760 and 1776. It is interesting reading.

  Our Independence And The Constitution   by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1950

This book is part of the "Landmark Books" series for young children. It is a very interesting book, presenting the history of the founders of our nation in a historical fiction account. It is also illustrated throughout with two-color woodcut type pictures.

  Our Own Snug Fireside - Images Of The New England Home 1760-1860   by Jane C. Nylander, 1994

This book is an absolutely fantastic volume! It covers all aspects of family life in the period of one hundred years between the colonial period and the start of the Civil War.

  Our Savage Neighbors - How Indian War Transformed Early America  by Peter Silver, 2008

This is a book that I really enjoyed reading. It was engaging, although that might have been the subject matter moreso than the writing. The first part of the book presented a very convincing proposal that it was more of the Euro-Americans fault for antagonizing the Indians than the other way around. But then the author discussed the Quaker response to the Indian troubles, and the book ended up being more about the Quaker government of Pennsylvania than about "our savage neighbors".

  Outlines Of Ancient And Modern History, On A New Plan   by Rev. Royal Robbins, 1835

This is a great little book. Despite its small size, it is chock full of tidbits of information that is concise and clear.

  The Outline Of History - Being A Plain History Of Life And Mankind   by H. G. Wells, 1922

This is the epic work of H.G. Wells. Although it may not be the best history of the world in terms of details, the book is a treasure because of being a landmark work at the time it was published.

  Outposts Of The War For Empire   by Charles Morse Stotz, 1985 / 2005

This 'coffee-table' book is large size in order to reproduce Stotz's interesting and finely detailed drawings of forts in Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War. The book is important for its descriptive text and history of Braddock's and Forbes' attempts to take Fort Duquesne from the French.

  The Oxford Dictionary Of Word Histories  edited by Glynnis Chantrell, 2002

This is a very good entymological dictionary, consisting of short, but concise descriptions.

  The Oxford Guide To Heraldry   by Thomas Woodcock and John Martin Robinson, 1988

This is a great reference work on the elements of heraldry.

  The Oxford History Of The American People   by Samuel Eliot Morison, 1965

This is an epic history of the United States and a great reference volume.

  The Oxford Illustrated History Of Britain   edited by Kenneth O. Morgan, 1984/1991

Although there are Oxford Illustrated Historys of various of the parts of Great Britain (i.e.Ireland, Scotland etc.,), this one attempts to tackle the entire of Britain. It is very nicely illustrated and the text is rather in-depth.

  The Oxford Illustrated History Of Ireland   edited by R. F. Foster, 1989

As with all of the Oxford University Press publications, this one is a very thorough history of Ireland. It is fully illustrated throughout, as the title suggests.

  The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval Europe   edited by George Holmes, 1988

This is another wonderful publication of the Oxford University Press. It is very concise and masterfully organized.

  Panati's Extraordinary Origins Of Everyday Things   by Charles Panati, 1987

This book is a treasure trove of information, as the title suggests, of how many things we take for granted in everyday life, came to be. It is a great resource for research.

  Paper Soldiers Of The American Revolution   by Alaen Averill, 1974

As the title implies, this book is filled with lithograph illustrations of soldiers in various uniforms and poses. They are printed on heavy stock paper on only one side of the sheet, making it possible to actually color, cut out and pose the figures. It is not simply a facsimile copy of a paper-doll type book. The illustrations of figures are accompanied by descriptions of how the uniforms should be colored to look realistic.

  The Parliamentary Register; Or History Of The Proceedings And Debates Of The House Of Commons, Volume X - 1783  1783

This volume is a verbatim record of the proceedings of the House of Commons in the year 1783, which includes certain references to the American Revolutionary War.

  Passenger And Immigration Lists Index, 1991-95 Cumulated Supplements, Volumes 1, 2 & 3   edited by P. William Filby and Paula K. Byers, 1995

Each of these volumes is exactly what the title states: an index. You find your ancestor, and the index notes the port of entry, year, and from which volume the record comes.

  Pastors And People: German Lutheran And Reformed Churches In The Pennsylvania Field, 1717-1793   by Charles H. Glatfelter, 1980

This book is so detailed and complete! It is a wonderful resource for information on the preachers and the congregations of the German Lutheran and German Reformed Churches located in eight states! For each of the preachers, there is quite a bit of biographical information.

  Pathways To Independence   by Shirley Milgrim and illustrated by Richard Fish, 1974

This book discusses various buildings located in historic Philadelphia and the events that took place in them. The illustrations are very nice charcoal drawings.

  Patriot And Tory: One Hundred Years Ago - A Tale Of The Revolution   by Jullia McNair Wright, 1876

This is a book of historical fiction based on the story of Deborah Samson, 'the woman soldier'.

  Patriot Battles: How The War Of Independence Was Fought   by Michael Stephenson, 2007

This book is a good, but not necessarily exceptional, history of the American Revolutionary War. It is illustrated only by maps.

  Patriots Index - Members And Ancestors 1893-1993 Pennsylvania Society Sons Of The American Revolution   by Patriots Index Book Committee, 1995

As the title suggests, this is an indexed list of the Patriots and members of the PASSAR as of 1995.

  Patriots - The Men Who Started The American Revolution   by A.J. Langguth, 1988

This is an extensively engaging history of the War. It is easy to read and full of information - a great, all-purpose source book on the American Revolutionary War.

  Paul Revere And The Boys Of Liberty   by John De Morgan, 1904

This book is small in size, and written in 1904, it exhibits the 'turn of the century' nostalgic way of treating the 'facts' of the War.

  Paul Revere & The World He Lived In   by Esther Forbes, 1942

This book is a very good biography of the man.

  Paul Revere's Ride   by David Hackett Fischer, 1994

If you want to read a book about the famous ride to warn the colonists of the marching of the British troops into the countryside of Massachusetts, this is the one to read. It is extremely informative, is fully footnoted and filled with appendices of useful information.

  Peaceable Kingdom Lost   by Kevin Kenny, 2009

This book is subtitled: The Paxton Boys And The Destruction Of William Penn's Holy Experiment. It's subject centers around the 1763 incident in which a group of men from Paxtang Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania attacked and killed all of the remaining twenty Conestoga Indians. The book is a valuable history of the Paxton Incident along with the breakdown of the Iroquois Confederacy as a result of the American Revolutionary War.

  Pennsylvania A History   by George P. Donehoo, 1926

This consists of a set of five books. It is a good basic reference set, but the information is, of course, up-to-date circa the 1920s.

  Pennsylvania - A History Of The Commonwealth.   edited by Randall M. Miller and William Pencak, 2002

This 654-page volume is an ambitious history of Pennsylvania in that it attempts to cover the history of the state / commonwealth through topics normally not included in such history books: Archaeology, Architecture, Folklore and Folklife, Genealogy and Photography, among others. It would not have been possible by a single author. The book is sufficiently illustrated, but not overly. The only complaint I have about it is that it was not available in hardback.

  Pennsylvania Archives, Colonial Records (complete - 16 volumes)

  This series includes transcriptions of the minutes of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.

  Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series (complete - 19 volumes)

  This series was an attempt to transcribe all documents in the collection of the archives of the state of Pennsylvania which pertained directly to the American Revolutionary War. Many errors were found to exist in the transcriptions. The Fifth Series was created to correct the errors found in the Second Series.

  Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series (Volumes IV, VII, XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXV, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX)

  This series is devoted primarily to miscellaneous records of the colonial period including tax assessment returns, land warrants, etc.

  Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series (complete - 8 volumes)

  This series was created as a replacement for the Second Series, which had been found to contain many errors, especially in regard to the rosters of soldiers. Volume V includes just about all of the rosters for the companies of militia raised within Bedford County.

  Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series (Volumes I, II, V, IX, XI, XV)

  The Sixth Series was created as a continuation of the Fifth Series.

  Pennsylvania Archives, Seventh Series (complete - 5 volumes)

  This series is made up entirely of an index of the Sixth Series.

  Pennsylvania Births York County 1730-1800  by John T. Humphrey, 1998

This is a good reference volume for birth in York County, Pennsylvania. Many of the German families who resided in York County in this period of time migrated westward to reside in Bedford County later on.

  Pennsylvania - Birthplace Of A Nation   by Sylvester K. Stevens, 1964

This is a good reference volume on the history of Pennsylvania. It is mostly text; it has very few really good illustrations.

  Pennsylvania Curiosities - Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff   by Clark DeLeon, 2001

The author takes a slightly tongue-in-cheek view of points of interest throughout Pennsylvania.

  Pennsylvania Dutch Country - A Pictorial History   by Gary R. and Elizabeth L. Hovinen, 1986

This book is richly illustrated and filled with interesting text.

  Pennsylvania Genealogical Research   by George K. Schweitzer, 1997

This book provides information on resources available for various historical and genealogical subjects throughout Pennsylvania.

  Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786   edited by Don Yoder, 1980

This book is a compilation of a number of immigration lists. It is a very useful book for the genealogist.

  The Pennsylvania - German In The Revolutionary War 1775-1783   by Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg Richards, 1908

For anyone researching the history of the Pennsylvania German during the War, this is the perfect book. It is complete with rosters of many of the companies formed in the German communities of eastern Pennsylvania.

  Pennsylvania German Marriages - Marriages And Marriage Evidence In Pennsylvania German Churches   compiled by Donna R. Irish, 1984

This book includes transcriptions of the church registers of practically all the churches throughout the eastern and central Pennsylvania region.

  Pennsylvania German Pioneers   by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, edited by William John Hinke, 1980

This three volume set is the 'bible' of German immigration lists. It has been considered to be the most accurate to the original records as could be achieved. The second volume reproduces the original signatures, and for that reason is worth the price of the set.

  Pennsylvania In The Revolution   edited by William L. and Shirley G.M. Iscrupe, 1986

This series of four volumes consisted of transcripts of original documents from the archives of Pennsylvania and various court house collections.

  Pennsylvania - Keystone To Progress - An Illustrated History   by E. Willard Miller, 1986

This book is a large sized 'coffee table book', that is very richly illustrated. The text is not too detailed, and therefore as a complete history of the Commonwealth, it falls short.

  Pennsylvania Legacies, Volume 3, No. 1   by Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2003

This magazine issue concentrates on 'Old York Town'.

  Pennsylvania Line - A Research Guide To Pennsylvania Genealogy And Local History   by The Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1990

This publication contains a variety of information, maps and lists intended to help anyone who is researching within Pennsylvania. It is very helpful with lists of towns and waterways and maps which show the evolution of the various counties.

  The Pennsylvania Line - Regimental Organization And Operations, 1775 - 1783   by John B. B. Trussell, 1993

Although marred by a few errors due to incorrect assumptions made by the author, this volume is a good history of the various battalions, then regiments, which made up the Pennsylvania Regiments of the Continental Line. The author took his information primarily from the Pennsylvania Archives.

  Pennsylvania - Political, Governmental, Military and Civil   by Frederic A. Godcharles, 1933

This is the 'Military Volume' of the five volume set devoted to the history of Pennsylvania. It is a very good reference work.

  Pennsylvania 1776   edited by Robert Secor, 1975

This is a tour-de-force of information about Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War and Colonial periods.

  Pennsylvania's Capitol   by Ruth Hoover Seitz and photography by Blair Seitz, 1995

This is a beautifully illustrated volume displying the richly beutiful art and decorative elements of the Pennsylvania Capitol building. The text describes and explains the history of the art and architecture that is illustrated.

  Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail  edited by Laura S. Fisher, 2008

This book is subtitled: "Gateways and Getaways along the Legendary Route from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh". It is a very interesting book set in a travelogue manner, but with enough historical text to keep it worthwhile as a research tool. It is finely illustrated with historical images intermixed with present-day photographs of the regions discussed.

  A People's History Of The American Revolution - How Common People Shaped The Fight For Independence   by Ray Raphael, 2001

This book covers the history of the American Revolutionary War from the viewpoints of the farmers, wives and other non-soldiers.

  The Perfect Crisis - The Beginnings Of The Revolutionary War   by Neil R. Stout, 1976

This book covers the period between the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington, which was a critical period for the Patriots.

  Periods In Highland History   by I.F. Grant and Hugh Cheape, 1987

This book is one of the only ones I have found to present a history of the Scottish Highlands in any detail. It is set up in chapters based on periods, as noted in the title; Period I covers the times before the 11th Century, etc. It is a very good book for reference to this part of Scottish history.

  Personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant   by Ulysses S. Grant, 1885

This two-volume set is Grant's actual memoirs, and as such it provides a unique view of the Civil War.

  Peter Oliver's Origin & Progress Of The American Rebellion ~ A Tory View   edited by Douglass Adair & John A. Schutz, 1961

This small book reprints the document, 'Origin & Progress Of The American Rebellion' authored by Peter Oliver, the Chief Justice of Massachusetts in 1781. It provides a unique glimpse into the mind of a Loyalist in the American Revolutionary War.

  Pharaohs And Kings - A Biblical Quest   by David M. Rohl, 1995

This is a very interesting comparison of Biblical texts and the accumulated history of the Egyptian Pharaohs. The books makes a number of 'conclusions' to prove the correlation between the Biblical history and the popular history of Egypt.

  A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies... To Which Is Added, The Revolution Of America   by The Abbe Raynal, 1782

This two volume set is a fantastic resource for information on the colonial history of the Indies and the American colonies. The contemporary accounts presented in this set are priceless.

  The Pictorial Field-Book Of The Revolution   by Benson J. Lossing, two volumes, 1859

This set has no equal. It is a unique view of the American Revolutionary War in which Mr. Lossing took real and imaginary trips to the sites of practically all the events which took place during the Revolutionary War period. The text, while containing much factual information, is more interesting for its personal, familiar tone as a travelogue. Reading it is as if Mr. Lossing is taking you on a personal tour of the battlefields and pointing out facts as you view the sites.

  Pictorial History Of American Presidents   by John and Alice Durant, 1955

This is a small size book, but it is filled, as the title suggests, with illustrations. There is not much text to give any real insight into each of the presidents, but the book is interesting nonetheless because of the illustrations.

  Pictorial History Of American Ships On The High Seas And Inland Waters   by John and Alice Durant, 1953

This book is, as the title indicates, primarily a book of pictures. There is some text to explain and describe certain of the ships illustrated, but the main point of this book is definitely the illustrations.

  The Pictorial History Of The American Revolution; With A Sketch Of The Early History Of The Country   published by Robert Sears, 1847

The "sketch of the early history of the country" takes up a one hundred and thirteen pages of this four hundred and thirty-two page book. It is a good history of the War, though, and nicely illustrated.

  A Pictorial History Of The United States Of America   by R. Thomas, 1847

This is one of the better history books from the 1800s that I have in my possession. It is great reading as literature, and provides a great wealth of historical information.

  Picture Book Of The Continental Soldier   by C. Keith Wilbur, 1969

This book is a very delightful part of my reference library. It consists of hand-drawn sketches of soldiers and their clothing, weapons and tools. The author also includes descriptive text in his own hand-written lettering.

  Pilgrims, Indians And Patriots   by Randolph G. Adams, 1928

In this book, the auther presents a history of the English Colonies in the New World from the landing of the Pilgrims to the end of the American Revolutionary War. He notes, in the very beginning, that he wrote the text to accompany the publication of a large number of illustrations thata he found in a collection of old books that were then out of print and unavailable to most Americans.

  The Pilgrim's Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come   by John Bunyan, 1890

This book includes biographical information about John Bunyan in addition to the epic historical fiction tale itself.

  Pioneers Of The New World   by Joseph Banvard, 1875

This small book provides a history of the settlement of the southeastern part of the North American continent.

  The Pirates   by Douglas Botting, 1978

This books is part of The Seafarers series published by Time-Life Books. It is nicely illustrated, but the text is the heart of the volume. It is a great resource volume.

  Pirates & Patriots Of The Revolution (An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Colonial Seamanship)   by C. Keith Wilbur, 1973

Mr. Wilbur's books are illustrated with pen and ink drawings that are very unique and interesting in and of themselves. The books contain a wealth of information on the subject without being tedious reading.

  The Planting Of Civilization In Western Pennsylvania   by Solon J. Buck and Elizabeth Hawthorn Buck, 1939

This is a volume every researcher of daily life in colonial America should possess. It is so very detailed, but easy and enjoyable to read. It is adequately, but not overly, illustrated.

  Poland And The American Revolutionary War   by Miecislaus Haiman, 1932

This book provides a comprehensive study of the role of the Polish people who served in the Patriot and Loyalist forces during the American Revolutionary War. It includes a listing of Patriots known to have been of Polish descent.

  A Political And Cultural History Of Modern Europe - Volume I, Three Centuries Of Predominantly Agricultural Society 1500-1830   by Carlton J. H. Hayes, 1916

This book contains a very detailed account of the history of Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution. One of the book's high points is that it contains quite a number of magnificent maps, some in color. It also contains a number of genealogies of the ruling families of Europe.

  Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic Of 1775-82  by Elizabeth A. Fenn, 2001

This book presents a very detailed account of the smallpox epidemic and how the people and provincial governments of the American Colonies dealt with it. It is a very interesting book to read.

  The Presidents Of The United States  by John and Alice Durant, 1976

This volume should be subtitled "illustrated history" because of the fact that there is more illustrations than text. The text that is included is succinct and adequate to give a sense of the individual presidents from Washington to Ford. Included with the two-volume boxed set is a small booklet titled: "Portraits Of American Presidents". The 80-page booklet includes thumbnail sketches of each president along with a single picture, most painted by the Three Lions Inc.

  Presidents On Parade  by Hirst D. Milhollen & Milton Kaplan, 1948

When first published, this book would have appeared as innovative as a Dorling Kindersley publication. It is profusely illustrated with just enough text to describe each milestone for each of the Presidents. The book includes all the Presidents to and including Harry S. Truman.

  The Price Of Loyalty - Tory Writings From The Revolutionary Era   narrated and edited by Catherine S. Crary, 1973

Any study of the American Revolutionary War will be incomplete if you ignore the history of the Tories and Loyalists. Despite the fact that they wound up on the losing side, their sincerity toward their loyalty to their motherland has to be appreciated. This book is a wonderful collection of articles, letters and other documents authored by Loyalists during the War.

  Private Journal Kept During The Revolutionary War - Margaret Morris - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  Propaganda And The American Revolution 1763-1783   by Philip Davidson, 1941

This book provides superb information about the various forms of propaganda used by the various factions during the American Revolutionary War, including the Whigs, Tories and the Patriots.

  Provincial America 1690-1740   by Evarts Boutell Greene, 1905

This book covers the various conflicts that led to the American Revolutionary War. The information is very good.

  Quest For The Past - Amazing Answers To The Riddles Of History   published by the Readers Digest, 1984

This is a very interesting book. It consists of a collection of many short articles, some less than one page in length, which deal with a very wide variety of topics which reveal the history of the world.

  Rabble In Arms   by Kenneth Roberts, 1933

This is a fine example of historical fiction. The events of the War are told through the eyes of 'Captain Peter Merrill'.

  The Radicalism Of The American Revolution   by Gordon S. Wood, 1992

This book covers the development of 'democracy' as promoted by the American Revolutionary War and its proponents.

  The Raucous Royals   by Carlyn Beccia, 2008

This thin volume is a comical look at a number of legends regarding the kings and queens of England and other European countries. It is uniquely illustrated by the author.

  The Real History Of The American Revolution - A New look At The Past   by Alan Axelrod, 2007

The information given on the dust jacket states that this book is a "riveting tour de force that is meant to enlighten anyone who wants to learn the true story..." I'm not sure that I would give it such accolades. Although it is a good book on the American Revolutionary War, I don't think I would count it as the best I've seen. It is nicely illustrated and has a number of 'sidebar' type of information notes which make it interesting.

  Realm Of The Ring Lords - Beyond The Portal Of The Twilight World   by Laurence Gardner, 2000

This is the third volume by Laurence Gardner, in his study of the lineage, ancestry and life of Jesus, Adam and mankind in general. In this volume, Gardner studies the origins and background foundations of many so-called 'myths' and 'legends', such as elves, fairies, vampires, etc. He shows how many of them were actual people, or tribes of people, whose true natures were twisted into legends. It is a very fascinating book to read.

  Rebellion In The Ranks - Mutinies Of The American Revolution   by John A. Nagy, 2008

This sparcely illustrated book details just what the title indicates: mutinies that took place in the American Continental Line during the American Revolutionary War. It challenges the time-honored tradition that everyone fighting during that War did so wholeheartedly.

  Rebels & Redcoats - The American Revolution Through The Eyes Of Those Who Fought And Lived It   by George F. Scheer and Hugh F. Rankin, 1957

This is a very rich and detailed study of the war with many eyewitness accounts interspersed throughout the text. It serves as a prime source for details about the events that made up the war.

  Rebels Under Sail - The American Navy During The Revolution   by William M. Fowler, Jr, 1976

This is a small sized book, but full of very good and useful information about the fledgling navy.

  Recollections Of The Jersey Prison Ship   by Albert Greene, 1829

This is the recollections of Captain Thomas Dring, who was taken prisoner and confined aboard the prison ship, the Jersey. It is a fascinating story of the atrocious nature of the British prison system.

  The Reconstruction Of Fort Ligonier ~ The Anatomy Of A Frontier Fort   by the Association for Preservation Technology, 1974

As noted above, this soft-cover volume is Bulletin Vol. VI, No. 4. of the APT. It is devoted to the history and reconstruction of Fort Ligonier in present-day Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

  Records Of The Revolutionary War   by W.T.R. Saffell, 1894

This book is a 2002 facsimile reprint of the 1894 book. There is a wide variety of lists and transcripts of documents in this book. The one drawback is that it is not indexed fully, and therefore difficult to use.

  Recruits To Continentals - A History Of The York County Rifle Company June 1775 - January 1777   by Philip J. Schlegel, 1979

This is a detailed study of the York County company of Associators who traveled to Boston and eventually became part of the Continental Army.

  Redcoat   by Bernard Cornwell, 1998

This book is an historical novel dealing with a Philadelphia family and its divided loyalties in the autumn of 1777.

  Redcoats And Rebels - The American Revolution Through British Eyes   by Christopher Hibbert, 1990

This book is exactly what the title suggests - a history of the conflict as seen by the British. It is refreshing to see the 'other side' of the story for a change.

  Reform And Revolt   published by Newsweek Books, 1970

This large size book covers the history of the world between 1517 and 1600. As the title suggests, the articles pertain to subjects of reform and revolt, including Martin Luther's '95 Theses' and the 'Invincible Armada.' The illustrations are magnificent!

  Reformation And Renaissance (Circa 1377-1610)   by J.M. Stone, 1904

This is a nice history of the Reformation throughout Europe, the Renaissance that resulted, and the rise of Protestantism, especially in Great Britain, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

  Register Of The Pennsylvania Society Of The Sons Of The Revolution  by the Publication Committee, 1893

This book was published by Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution three years after incorporation.

  The Religion Of The Ancient Celts   by J. A. MacCulloch, 1992

This book is a very detailed book on the subject. It dwells, though primarily on the Irish Celts.

  The Reluctant Rebels - The Story Of The Continental Congress 1774-1789   by Lynn Montross, 1950

This is a very good history of the Continental Congress.

  Remarkable Events In The History Of America   by John Frost, 1848

This two-volume set provides a good history of the United States to the 1840s.

  Remember William Penn 1644-1944   by The William Penn Tercentenary Committee, 1944

Published on the 300th Anniversary of the birth of William Penn, this small volume provides a very rich and full history of his life and achievements.

  Renaissance   by John R. Hale, 1965

This book is part of the 'Great Ages Of Man' series.The great text is augmented by the large number of illustrations.

  Reporting The Revolutionary War   by Todd Andrlik, 2012

This volume consists of full-page photographic images of newspapers and broadsides from the American Revolutionary War. Portions of the photos are lightened; those portions are texts pertaining to particular events and incidents. The acknowledged 'author' and various other historians provide narratives regarding the events and incidents. The book is a treasure-trove of source materials not readily found.

  Report Of The Commission To Locate The Site Of The Frontier Forts Of Pennsylvania   edited by Thomas Lynch Montgomery, 1916

This is a definitive study of the frontier forts, supplying not only information about the forts' construction and history, but also of the region and people contemporary to the time of the forts' usage.

  The Republicans And Federalists In Pennsylvania 1790-1801   by Harry Marlin Tinkcom, 1950

The Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Commission published this detailed history of the rise of Federalist thinking in Pennsylvania during the period just after the Revolutionary War.

  A Respectable Army - The Military Origins Of The Republic, 1763-1789   by James Kirby Martin and Mark Edward Lender, 1982

This is part of the American History Series. It is a short but concise history.

  The Revolution Remembered - Eyewitness Accounts Of The War For Independence   edited by John C. Dann, 1980

Various aspects of the Revolution are presented through eyewitness accounts and commentary by the author.

  The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence Of The United States   by Francis Wharton, 1889

This is a volume of letters sent between members of the Continental Congress and diplomats in foreign countries.

  Revolutionaries ~ A New History Of The Invention Of America   by Jack Rakove, 2010

This is a small volume presenting the stories of various of the individuals who were involved with guiding the American Revolutionary War. The book is not illustrated, but the text is engaging, and illustrations would not have made it any better.

  Revolutionary America 1763 To 1800  by Thomas L.Purvis, 1995

This volume is part of the "Almanacs Of American Life" series. It contains a multitude of graphs and rather detailed text in about 8pt font, meaning that there is a large amount of information crammed into the book.

  Revolutionary Medicine 1700 - 1800   by C. Keith Wilbur, 1980

(See: Pirates & Patriots Of The Revolution) This book contains line drawings of the tools and methods used by Revolutionary War doctors.

  Revolutionary Patriots Of Frederick County, Maryland 1775-1783  by Henry C. Peden, 2000

This volume is a very complete listing of the Patriots who enlisted in Frederick County, Maryland. It gives brief statements on the service of the Patriot along with reference to the source of the information.

  Revolutionary Recipes - Colonial Food, Lore, & More   by Patricia B. Mitchell, 1988

This little book, in addition to providing recipes for various dishes served during the Colonial period, presents information about the eating habits of the colonists.

  The Revolutionary Soldier 1775 - 1783   by C. Keith Wilbur, 1969

(See: Pirates & Patriots Of The Revolution) This book is filled with detailed line drawings of the clothing, tools and weapons of the Revolutionary War soldier.

  The Revolutionary War   by Bart McDowell, 1967

This book, published by the National Geographic Society, is full of reproductions of famous artworks devoted to the War, along with photographs of sites. The text is laid out in the form of a narrative of a family vacation trip in which the McDowell family travel to sites made famous during the American Revolutionary War. The book is not really useable as a reference work. It is cumbersome in some ways due to the format as a running commentary of an extended family excursion, and some of the photographs are of the family on the battlefield sites. No wonder the book is the most common one on the subject of the War found on eBay; no one really wants to keep a copy in their collection. I keep mine simply for the strangeness of it.

  The Revolutionary War   by John M. Thompson, 2004

This book was published by the National Geographic. It is a very finely illustrated and well written history of the War. As with other National Geographic publications, it is filled with unique photographs of Revolutionary War sites.

  The Revolutionary War - An Interactive History Adventure   by Elizabeth Raum, 2010

This book is part of the 'You Choose' series of books for young readers in which three different paths can be followed while reading the book. Depending on which path the reader chooses to follow, the experiences of one of three individuals is described, relating to the title incident. The books are small in size: about 6" by 9" and only 112 pages, but they are very nicely illustrated.

  The Revolutionary War Experience   by Elizabeth Raum and Michael Burgan, 2014

This book is 'interactive' in that it has three stories, each of which have alternative storylines and endings. It is part of the 'You Choose' books. The book is very nicely illustrated.

  Revolutionary War Graves Register - The National Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution   compiled and edited by Clovis H. Brakebill, 1993

This is an indexed list of the Patriots' graves of the NSSAR with very minimal additional information: birth-death years, cemetery buried in, county, state, rank.

  Revolutionary War Quiz & Fact Book   by Jonathan N. Hall, 1999

This book is exactly what its title says - it is a collection of facts about events, people and things having to do with the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

  The Revolutionary Years ~ Britannica's Book Of The American Revolution  edited by Mortimer J. Adler, 1976

This book consists of a collection of writings by individuals involved in the American Revolutionary War. It includes a chronology of the period before, during and after the War.

  Rhineland Emigrants - Lists Of German Settlers In Colonial America   edited by Don Yoder, 1985

This is a very useful book for the genealogist. Many different records which provide genealogical material are transcribed.

  Richmond National Battlefield Park   by Joseph P. Cullen, 1961

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  Rise To Rebellion   by Jeff Shaara, 2001

This book is historical fiction, with the emphasis on 'historical'. The information is just presented in a sort of fictional way to make the reading more engaging.

  A Rising People - The Founding Of The United States 1765 To 1789 (A celebration from the collections of the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1976)

This is a catalog exhibiting the various papers maintained by the three institutions noted in the title. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of the original documents, including first and subsequent drafts, not just the eventually published documents. This is the "bible" for researchers who want to see all the various drafts and read concise commentary on them.

  The Road To Yorktown   by John Selby, 1976

As the title of this book implies, it is about the siege and eventual surrender of the British army under General Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. But the book begins with the engagements at Lexington and Concord, and covers the War to Yorktown. The book is adequately filled with illustrations and maps, although all are in black and white.

  The Romance Of The Revolution    1858

Published in the Victorian Age, this book is full of anecdotes and short stories about the people and events of the War. It's an absolute gem.

  The Rose Of The Wilderness - Or Washington's First Love   by Walter Scott Browne, 1901

This is historical fiction.

  The Royal Navy In America, 1760-1775 - A Study Of Enforcement Of British Colonial Policy In The Era Of The American Revolution  by Neil R. Stout, 1973

The author explores the idea that the Royal Navy was a primary and pivotal factor in the enforcement of British Policy and the eventual movement toward independence for the colonies.

  Sacred Christmas Music ~ The Stories Behind The Most Beloved Songs Of Devotion   by Ronald M. Clancy, 2008

This book is a very detailed and comprehensive history of Christmas music in general and certain, salient pieces in particular.

  Sailing Ships - Prints By The Dutch Masters From The Sixteenth To The Nineteenth Century   edited by Irene D Groot and Robert Vorstman, 1980

This large size 'coffeetable book' is primarily a book of illustrations. The only text is minimal descriptions of the various pictures. The book is a valuable research volume in that the illustrations provide a chronological record of the evolution of ships.

  St. Clair's Bedford - The History And Genealogy Of Bedford County, Pennsylvania   edited by William L. Iscrupe and Shirley G. McQuillis, 1981-1992

Each small volume of this series consists of transcripts of original documents and public records derived from the counties that were erected out of Bedford County. It contains tax lists, prothonotary records summaries and other records.

  The Salem Witch Trials - An Interactive History Adventure   by Matt Doeden, 2011

This book is part of the 'You Choose' series of books for young readers in which three different paths can be followed while reading the book. Depending on which path the reader chooses to follow, the experiences of one of three individuals is described, relating to the title incident. The books are small in size: about 6" by 9" and only 112 pages, but they are very nicely illustrated.

  School History Of The United States   by Charles Morris, 1909

This small book is a basic school text book. There isn't anything important about it, except that it is one of the first ones I ever came to own, and also, it provides a glimpse of what educators thought was important at the turn of the century.

  The Scotch-Irish - A Social History   by James G. Leyburn, 1962

This is perhaps the best book available to describe and explain the history of the emigration of Scots to the Ulster region of Ireland, and then the subsequent Ulster-Scot (or as so many people erroneously call then, the Scotch-Irish) emigration to America.

  The Scotch-Irish Of Colonial Pennsylvania   by Wayland F. Dunaway, 1944

Although small in size, this book contains a tremendous amount of information about the early Scotch-Irish emigrants and settlers of Pennsylvania.

  Scotland   by Nigel Blundell, 1998

This is one of the best illustrated books on Scotland that I have seen. It is a coffee-table style book lavishly illustrated throughout with color plates. The text is sufficient, but some subjects were simply lacking.

  Scotland   published by Dorling Kindersley Inc, 1999

This is one of the Dorling Kindersley travel guides. It is filled with tidbits of information for the traveler. It is very colorful, and the illustrations are superb with many cut-away views to better explain things, such as the Provost Skene's House in Aberdeen.

  Scotland - A History  edited by Jenny Wormald, 2005

This book is a collection of articles by contemporary historians on the subject of Scotland and her contributions to world history and culture. Although it is small in size, it packs a lot of information in its 380 pages.

  Scotland - History Of A Nation   by David Ross, 1998

This is a very good history of Scotland. It has very few illustrations, but a great wealth of text.

  Scotland - The Story Of A Nation   by Magnus Magnusson, 2000

This book is an interesting one to read, and contains much information, but I feel that the author comes across too much as a 'know-it-all' snob. Just because he has written many other books, he comments on events and personages as if whatever he says is the gospel. He skips over whole periods of time without explanation. It would be a shame for the student of Scottish history if this were required study in the public schools, but for a person who simply wants an interesting book to read for pleasure, it works just fine.

  Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia   by George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire, 1998

Until another 'King of books on the Scottish Clans' comes along, this one will definitely hold the throne! It is so detailed. It contains 'biographical' sketches on all the recognized clans and the armerigous families of Scotland. It also contains all the 'extra' things one needs to know about the clans, such as the plant badge, the mottoes, and so forth. It also includes a nice history of the clans and a basic explanation of heraldry. It is a 'must have' for any researcher of Scottish clans.

  Scottish Folklore   by Raymond Lamont-Brown, 1996

This small size book is only 154 pages in length and contains no illustrations. It contains interesting topics, but it would be so much nicer if it was three times the size it is now.

  Scottish Kings   by Gordon Donaldson, 1967

This small book is a nice one, but it is not overly informative.

  Scottish Lore And Folklore   compiled by Ronald Macdonald Douglas, 1982

This small size book is filled with little tidbits of information about Scotland and all things Scottish. It includes information on names and some families. It contains many legends and folktales. And it provides a chronological history of Scotland. It is a delightful little book.

  Scottish Surnames & Families   by Donald Whyte, 1996

This small book provides historical and legendary accounts of the origins of quite a number - but certainly not all - of Scottish families.

  Scottish Tartans   by Alan Bold, 1978

This small book provides a history of the tartan along with illustrations of some.

  Scottish Witchcraft ~ The History & Magick Of The Picts  by Raymond Buckland, 2003

This book provides just what the title says: a history of the magic practices of the Picts.

  The Scouting Expeditions Of McCulloch's Texas Rangers; Or The Summer And Fall Campaign Of The Army Of The United States In Mexico - 1846   by Samuel C. Reid, Jr, 1860

This book details the history of the War With Mexico. Emphasis is given to the epic battles of Monterey and Buena Vista. It is a very good history of the conflict because of its contemporary information.

  Scratch Of A Pen ~ 1763 And The Transformation Of North America   by Colin G. Calloway, 2006

This small book is quite engaging and easy to read. The author looks at all of the groups which were vying for North America just after the French and Indian War. Although there is a wealth of reference material in this book, the writing is not academic in style. It is sparcely illustrated, but that is not a negative for the book.

  Secret History Of The American Revolution   by Carl Van Doren, 1941

This book covers the various conspiracies that took place during the Revolutionary War, including that of Benedict Arnold.

  The Secret History Of The World - As Laid Down by The Secret Societies   by Mark Booth, 2008

I was ready for a tour-de-force when I read the quote of Colin Wilson on the back cover: "This is the most controversial book I have ever read..." And then reading through the list of groups covered in the book, I was further convinced that this was a book I would have to purchase and read. Boy, was I fooled by the hype! The book is interesting, but if it was the most controversial book that the author, Colin Wilson, ever read, apparently he hasn't read much. I read through the book, but after the first one or two chapters, I was bothered by something. It wasn't the subject matter or even the main topic that secret societies have shaped peoples' everyday lives without their knowing it, that bothered me; rather, it was the fact that the author proposed a couple theories and then throughout the rest of the book, referred constantly to those theories as if they were fact. He spent half of his words saying "Like I showed in chapter one...", instead of spending them on factual arguments for the theories he originally proposed. Although the book contains some bits and pieces of folklore that you can find in many other books, it is difficult to read because it seems to be written in the 'train of thought' manner of the Surrealist art movement. And that is good, if that is what you buy a book for, but it is not good if you really are serious about alternative theories.

  Secrets Of The Druids  compiled and edited by John Matthews, 2002

This book is a very good history of the Druids, with many original documents reproduced to provide a very complete collection.

  The Selected Work Of Tom Paine (& Citizen Tom Paine)   by Howard Fast, 1946.

This book provides transcriptions of four books by Thomas Paine: Common Sense, Crisis Papers, Rights Of Man and The Age Of Reason, along with an historical novel by Howard Fast.

  Settlers On The Eastern Shore ~ 1607-1750   edited by John Anthony Scott, 1967

This book contains eleven chapters on a variety of topics relating to the earliest settlements of America, drawing much from original writings of the settlers.

  1700 Scenes From London Life   by Maureen Waller, 2000

This is an engaging look at the daily life of people during Eighteenth Century London.

  Seventeen Hundred And Seventy-Six Or The War Of Independence; A History Of the Anglo-Americans,   by Benson J. Lossing, 1852

In the 1850s, Benson Lossing was an undisputed expert on the subject of the American Revolutionary War. This book is one of his masterpieces. Despite its age, it is valuable as a source of information.

  1775 ~ A Good Year For Revolution   by Kevin Phillips, 2012

In an effort to confute the popular assumption that 1776 was the pivotal year of the American Patriot Cause, this book presents an in-depth study of the events of the previous year, 1775.

  1776  by David McCullough, 2005

David McCullough is a Pulitzer Prize winning author. He researched both American and British archives to make this account of the American Revolution one that would be fresh and exciting.

  1776: The Adventure Of The American Revolution Told With Pictures   by Irving Werstein, 1976

All of the well-known pictures about the war, along with some more obscure ones, are included in this book.

  1776 - The British Story Of The American Revolution   produced by The National Maritime Museum of Greenwich, London, 1976

This is an exhibition catalog for an exhibit of items that expressed the British viewpoint of the War. It does not contain photographs of all the items in the exhibit, but does include text description of them.

  The Seventeenth Century 1600-1715   edited by Andrew Lossky, 1967

  1787 ~ the day-to-day story of the Constitutional Convention   by Historians at Independence National Historic Park, 1987

This book presents a daily records of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, including pictures and biographical sketches of the delegates to that convention. It presents an interesting first-person style of history of the convention.

This book consists as a collection of transcripts of original documents written by eminent philosophers, politicians, scientists and so on, illustrating, or regarding the effect that the Seventeeth Century had upon society and culture.

  '76 - The World Turned Upside Down   by Sid Moody, 1975

This is a very interesting and unique book. Its chapters are laid out in the fashion of calendar months among which the various events of the American Revolutionary War during the year 1776 are divided. The book is illustrated, but the strength of it lies in the text. It is not only a good reference volume, but also interesting to read for the stories' sake.

  Ships And Seamen Of The American Revolution   by Jack Coggins, 1969

This is a great book on the navy of the American Revolutionary War. It covers ever subject imaginable about the navy and various of the engagements of the War. It is illustrated by the author.

  Shocking Secrets Of American History ~ 115 Surprising And Amusing Tales   by Bill Coate, 2006

This small book was a delight to read. Each 'tale' encompassed roughly two pages of the book, and were simply fun to read. Some of the tales might fall into the realm of 'is that really true?', but who cares, it's interesting.

  A Short History Of The American Revolution   by James L. Stokesbury, 1991

This is a good, but not outstanding narrative history.

  A Short History Of The Inquisition   by the Truth Seeker Company, 1907

This is a very detailed history of the Inquisition, illustrated throughout.

  A Short History Of The Revolution   by Everett Timlinson, 1901

This is a good, standard history.

  The Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence   by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, 1940s/50s/60s?

This small paperback book contains only thirty-nine pages, and measures only about 4-1/2 by 6 inches. It was distributed by the Prudential Insurance Company; it was not intended as a book to be sold, per se, therefore there is no date of copyright. The book is exactly what its title claims - short biographies of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. There is a facsimile copy of the Declaration that folds out attached to the first page. For all the bigger it is, this book contains a lot of information.

  Sketch Book 76   by Robert L. Klinger and Richard A. Wilder, 1967

This is a book illustrated with hand drawn sketches of the life, uniforms and equipment of the common soldier during the War. There are patterns for making the clothes. Notes on the items are included.

  Sketches Of America Past   by Eric Sloane, 1962, 1964, 1965

This book is actually a compilation of Sloane's three books: Diary Of An Early American Boy, A Museum Of Early American Tools, and A Reverence For Wood. It is similar to the works of Edwin Tunis, but the style is slightly different. The text is a joy to read.

  The Slacker's Guide To U.S. History   by Don Stewart and John Pfeiffer, 2009

Rather than be titled The Slacker's Guide..., this book should be titled The Smutty Guide... The authors apparently were trying to be really funny, and figured the way to do that was to be vulgar and smutty. Instead of being skilled at crafting novel and humorous witticisms, the authors resorted to high-school bathroom humor. Sprinkled throughout are references to present-day cultural figures. A notation inside the front cover notes that "This book is available at quantity discounts for bulk purchases." I can't imagine who would want this book in bulk; I'm ashamed that I wasted $2.00 for it at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

  The Slave Trade   by James Walvin, 2011

This book gives a detailed account of the trade in Affrican slaves and is lavishly illustrated. It is a little bothersome, though, that, as with most books on African slavery, the blame for it is laid entirely on Europeans instead of identifying the fact that it was Africans who encouraged the trade by selling their own peoples to the Europeans. The book includes a number of facsimile documents from the period of the slave trade.

  The Smithsonian Book Of North American Indians - Before The Coming Of The Europeans   by Philip Kopper, 1986

This large coffee-table book is filled with great illustrations and some basic text to go along with the pictures.

  The Smithsonian History Of Warfare - The Renaissance At War   by Thomas F. Arnold, 2006

This is a small-sized book, but despite its size, it is filled with great illustrations and very useful text.

  The Smithsonian History Of Warfare - War At sea In The Age Of Sail 1650-1850   by Andrew Lambert, 2005

This is a small-sized book, part of the History of Warfare series, and like the previous entry, it is filled with great illustrations and very useful text.

  The Smithsonian History Of Warfare - Warfare In The Eighteenth Century   by Jeremy Black, 2005

This is a small-sized book, part of the History of Warfare series, and like the previous two entries, it is filled with great illustrations and very useful text.

  Soldiers In America 1754-1865   art by Don Troiani, text by Earl J. Coates and James L. Kochan, 1998

Whew! Don Troiani's artwork is in the style of super-realism and it is very beautiful. Despite the fact that there were no cameras around during the period covered, until the very last decade, Troiani's artwork compensates wonderfully. Interspersed throughout the book, also, are photographs of equipment and clothing the soldiers would have worn. The text describes the scenes Troiani depicted and the equipment photographed. This is a great book for anyone interested in the actual life of the soldier rather than just the who, what, when and where of the battles.

  Soldiers Of The American Revolution   art by Don Troiani, text by James L. Kochan, 2007

This book, like the entry just above, is a second one produced by the artist Don Troiani. It is profusely illustrated with Troiani's super-realistic artwork. But in addition to the artwork, many artifacts from the American Revolutionary War are illustrated with high quality photographs and explanatory text. Looking through the book is almost like being in a museum looking directly at the artifacts.

  Songs And Ballads Of The American Revolution   by Frank Moore, 1855

This is a facsimile reprint of the original 1855 publication. It includes the lyrics of 92 songs from the Revolutionary War period. Each song has a brief (only one paragraph in most cases) 'history' or story of its creation.

  A Sourcebook On Colonial America - Battles In A New Land   edited by Carter Smith, 1991

This small (96 page) book is part of the 'American Albums From The Collections Of The Library Of Congress'. It is full of some really nice illustrations normally not seen. The text is minimal, but sufficient to describe the subject.

  A Sourcebook On Colonial America - Daily Life   edited by Carter Smith, 1991

This book, like the one titled Battles In A New Land, contains many fine illustrations and just enough text without being too in-depth.

  A Sourcebook On Colonial America - Governing And Teaching   edited by Carter Smith, 1991

This book, like the one titled Battles In A New Land, contains many fine illustrations and just enough text without being too in-depth.

  A Sourcebook On Colonial America - The Explorers And Settlers   edited by Carter Smith, 1991

This book, like the one titled Battles In A New Land, contains many fine illustrations and just enough text without being too in-depth.

  A Sourcebook On Colonial America - The Revolutionary War   edited by Carter Smith, 1991

This book, like the one titled Battles In A New Land, contains many fine illustrations and just enough text without being too in-depth.

  Sources & Documents Illustrating The American Revolution 1764 - 1788 And The Formation Of The Federal Constitution   edited by Samuel Eliot Morison, 1923

This is a smaller version of the Spirit Of 'Seventy-Six, but just as useful for research.

  Space Time Infinity   by James S. Trefil, 1985

This publication of Smithsonian Books is a richly illustrated study of the current (for the 1980s) knowledge of the universe and Earth's place in it.

  Speculum Mundi, Or A Glasse Representing The Face Of The World, Shewing Both That It Did Begin, And Must Also End: The Manner How And Time When, Being Largely Examined...   by John Swan, 1635

This unique little book is a gem! It contains descriptions of all the known animals, plants and minerals according to the knowledge of the 1600s. The descriptions of mythical animals, such as the unicorn, are fascinating.

  Speeches Of Oliver Cromwell   edited by Ivan Roots, 1989

This collection of Oliver Cromwell's speeches is not as complete as what appear in the 1846 volume, Oliver Cromwell's Letters And Speeches, but it is a good collection for anyone who cannot locate a copy of the other volume.

  The Spirit Of America   by William J. Bennett, 1997

This is a collection of transcripts of original documents.

  The Spirit Of '76 - The Growth of American Patriotism Before Independence 1607-1776  by Carl Bridenbaugh, 1975

This book traces the development of patriotism or nationalism in the common man from the first settlements to the time when organized political groups began agitating for independence. Americanism did not begin right in the year 1776 as so many people seem to think. It began as early as 1609 when the settlers at Jamestown took possession of tracts of land and made it their home.

  The Spirit Of 'Seventy-Six - The Story Of The American Revolution As Told By Participants   edited by Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris, 1958

This is one of the best books around devoted to transcriptions of original documents. They are laid out in sections according to subject and commentary about the subject is included at the beginning of the section. For research and first-hand narratives, this book is a must-have for the serious researcher.

  Standards And Colors Of The American Revolution   by Edward W. Richardson, 1982

This is perhaps the definitive book on standards and colors (i.e. flags) used during the war.

  Star-Spangled Banner ~ Our Nation And Its Flag   by Margaret Sedeen, 2001

This book was published by the National Geographic Society. It provides a nice, detailed history of the American flag and the book is filled with characteristic National Geographic photography.

  A State Of The Expedition From Canada - Burgoyne - Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution   published by the Arno Press, 1969

The 'Eyewitness Accounts Of The American Revolution' series was published by the New York Times & Arno Press. They consist of transcriptions of original documents, especially diaries, journals and letters.

  The Storm Gathering - The Penn Family And The American Revolution   by Lorett Treese, 2002

Despite the fact that there are very few illustrations in this book, the text is very compelling as a good book just to read, whether or not you are using it for research on the Penn family.

  The Stories Of The Months And Days   by Reginald C. Couzens, 1970

This is a small-sized book that delivers exactly what its title claims - Stories detailing how the months and days got their names and what makes them unique according to the ancient Greek, Roman, Germanic and Norse legends surrounding them.

  The Story Of America   by Reader's Digest Association, 1975

The history of America is presented in this book through informative text, interesting sidenotes and very nice illustrations.

  The Story Of Christianity - An Illustrated History Of 2000 Years Of The Christian Faith   by David Bentley Hart, 2007

This book is a treasure for the wealth of information it contains. It very concisely explains the formation of the religious movement of Christianity, and then chronicles the various factions that developed out of the original movement. The book is finely illustrated, but the text is the important part of the book.

  The Story Of English   by Robert McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil, 1986

This is a good book, but it is not as 'technical' as the book, 'A History Of The English Language'.

  The Story Of Fort Roberdeau 1777 To 1783   by Eugene R. Craine, 1941

This small book is a fine history of the fort, utilizing contemporary documents to present the story.

  The Story Of George Washington   by May McNeer, 1973

This thin book is geared toward young readers and therefore compresses the life of General Washington into forty pages. The book is beautifully illustrated by Lynd Ward in what appear to be watercolor paintings mixed with pen and ink drawing.

  The Story Of Old Glory  by Albert I. Mayer, 1970

This is a book published by the Childrens Press of Chicago and as such is intended to children. It provides a very good history of the American flag, and is fun to read. I can imagine how it would have thrilled me if I had read it as a child.

  The Story Of The American Flag   by Wayne Whipple, 1910

This book is not large, only 162 pages, but it is stuffed full of information about the national flag. A history of the development of the flag through the history of the nation from Columbus' 'discovery' through the Spanich American War is presented first. Then there is "a collection of songs, poems, addresses, drills, and sayings about the stars and stripes". The book is illustrated throughout with engravings from various sources.

  The Story Of The Bible   by Larry Stone, 2010

This book is one of the recent crop of books which are not only profusely illustrated, but also contain, in pockets throughout the volume, facsimile reproductions of documents pertaining to the subject. Without the accompanying facsimile documents, this book is one of the best on the history of the Bible. The timeline that is presented on the end papers is worth the price of the volume alone.

  The Story Of The Declaration Of Independence   by Dumas Malone, 1954

This is a very nicely illustrated history of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the history of the document itself is added short biographical sketches of the the signers.

  The Story Of The Irish Race - A Popular History Of Ireland.   by Seumas MacManus, 1921

This book contains 724 pages. It begins by discussing the Fir Bolg, the De Danann, and the Milesians and progresses in an interesting narrative through the entire of Irish history to the Nationalist troubles of the early 20th Century. It contains no illustrations, but the text is the important thing anyways.

  Strange Stories, Amazing Facts Of America's Past   published by Readers Digest, 1989

This book, in the tradition of Readers Digest books, is filled with short articles and many illustrations.

  The Sumerians ~ Inventors And Builders  by Elizabeth Lansing, 197-

This book was published for children, but it contains information many adults probably don't know about. It is adequately illustrated, and the author keeps the text enlivened with 'first-person' accounts of life in ancient Sumer.

  Summer Soldiers - A Survey & Index Of Revolutionary War Courts-Martial   by James C. Neagles, 1986

This is a good book for information about the courts-martial process employed by General George Washington in order to keep the Continental Army in line. It includes an index of many of the individuals who were court-martialed for offenses; although the list is not complete.

  The Surnames Of Scotland - Their Origin, Meaning, And History   by George F. Black, 1946

This is the 'bible' of Scottish name histories. Black does not include anything that he could not source to a public record. To understand the history of any family of Scottish descent, you must utilize this book, at least as a cross-reference to the 'family traditions' that are available elsewhere.

  Tartans - The Facts & Myths   published by Jarrold Publishing, 1990

This small book provides a history of the tartan and its uses.

  The Tavern At The Ferry   by Edwin Tunis, 1973

This book is another great one (see Colonial Craftsmen) written and illustarted by Edwin Tunis. But this one takes a slightly different path from the others. It concentrates on a single family and follows their progress through life from the creation of a very simply tow-rope system for helping wayfarers across the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the establishment of a major ferry complex, complete with inn and servants. It is very unique and a pleasure to read.

  Tavern Keepers And Innkeepers Of Bedford County, Pennsylvania   by James B. Whisker And Vaugh E. Whisker, 1983

The father and son authors compiled this list of names of residents of Bedford County from tax assessment returns (and possibly from the tavern licenses which have always been stored at the Bedford County Court House). The list includes the tavern keeper's name, the township in which the tavern was located, the year the entry appeared in the returns, and in some cases, the value the property was assessed.

  Tax List Of York County 1779   published by Family Line Publications, 1989

This book contains reprints of the the tax lists which were originally published as part of the Pennsylvania Archives series.

  This War Without An Enemy - A History Of The English Civil Wars  by Richard Ollard, 1976

This is a good history of the English Civil Wars, but not the best I've read. It contains a number of nice historical illustrations.

  Thomas Nelson Of Yorktown - Revolutionary Virginian   by Emory G. Evans, 1975

This is a biography of Thomas Nelson, a signer of the Declaration.

  Those Damned Rebels - The American Revolution As Seen Through British Eyes   by Michael Pearson, 1972

Although it might appear, from the title, that this is a collection of documents written by contemporary participants, it is a basic history of the War, simply from the British viewpoint.

  Three Colonial Boys  by Everett T. Tomlinson, 1895

This book is noted as being part of the 'War Of The Revolution Series'. It is subtitled "A Story Of The Times Of '76. It is a superb example of historical novel created primarily for school children.

  Three Hundred Years With The Pennsylvania Traveler   by William H. Shank, 1976

This book is a very informative and nicely illustrated history of transportation in general, with notations specific to Pennsylvania where proper. In 1990 Shank re-published portions of this book (by then out of print) under the title, 'Pennsylvania Transportation History.'

  The Tide Turns   by Donald Barr Chidsey, 1966

This small book centers on the 1776 campaign to control New York City and its surrounding region.

  Tidings From The 18th Century   by Beth Gilgun, 1993

Beth Gilgun provides one of the best books I've ever seen concerning the clothing, daily life tools and utensils and pastimes of the people of the 1700s.

  Time - Special 1776 Issue   by Time Magazine, 1976

Published as the July 4 issue, this magazine presents a history of the Revolutionary War period in the format of the popular Time magazine. There is a lot of information stuffed into the magazine.

  The Timeline History Of The Middle Ages ~ From 400 CE To 1500 CE   by Meredith Macardle, 2012

This book is extremely lovely. Its glossy pages are printed with backgrounds of old paper, decorated with borders and miniature illustrations drawn from illuminated manuscripts of the Medieval Ages. The topics covered are varied and interesting with short, but concise subtopics. It is a very informative and beautiful history of the Middle Ages.

  The Timeline Of Medieval Warfare ~ The Ultimate Guide To Battle In The Middle Ages   by Phyllis G. Jestice, 2008

This book is exactly what its title calls it - basically a timeline of events through the Medieval Ages from the 11th through the 15th Centuries. It is profusely illustrated and has ample text providing a history primarily of Europe and the nations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

  Tonoloway Fort   by Gerald Sword, 1904

This small booklet describes a French and Indian War fort on the frontier of Maryland.

  Tools And Gadgets   by Bobbie Kalman, 1992

This book is part of the Historic Communities series published by Crabtree Publishing Company. Each book in this series is 8-1/2" by 11" and only thirty-two pages in length. It is intended for young readers and as such is rather informative. The book is nicely illustrated with hand drawn illustrations and photographs of reenactors in period settings.

  To The Setting Of The Sun: The Story Of York   by Georg R. Sheets, 1981

This large size book is a fabulous history of the county and borough of York in Pennsylvania. The text provides a rather detailed history of the region without getting too stuffy, and the illustrations are grand.

  Tournaments - Jousts, Chivalry And Pageants In The Middle Ages   by Richard Barber and Juliet Barker, 1989

This large size 'coffeetable book' is so beautiful. The layout of the pages is so nice with wide side borders. The illustrations are so fine, most in color. And the text is very detailed. This is the only book one would ever need n the subject of the Medieval knight.

  The Town And Country Magazine; Or, Universal Repository Of Knowledge, Instruction, And Entertainment For April, 1780   published by G. Robinson, 1780

This is only the 'April' portion of the magazine for the year 1780. It contains wonderful contemporary articles on the events of the American Revolutionary War including the English defeat at Saratoga, and the change of command to Sir Henry Clinton.

  Tracing Your Irish Ancestors   by John Grenham, 1992

This has got to be the most useful book on the subject of finding and using records in Ireland! In view of the fact that many of the public documents were destroyed in the fire in the Public Record Office in 1922, it might seem that it would be impossible to locate any early records. But this book provides clues as to where to look elsewhere for those records. It is a great help!

  Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors   by Cecil Sinclair, 1990

This book is tremendously helpful! It is filled with information regarding the various types of records available in Scotland for historical and genealogical research. It tells what is available and how to access the records. Anyone performing research in Scotland should have and use this book!

  Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry  by Kathleen B. Cory, 1999

This volume, like the one preceeding, is a very good sourcebook for researchers of Scottish ancestry. It not only includes information on where to find information in the archives of Scotland, but also how to find the best information.

  Traditional Scots Recipes: With A Fine Feeling For Food  by Janet Murray, 1972

This recipe book is included in my collection of source material because it contains information on the history of food and cooking in Scotland.

  The Traditions Of Christmas  edited by Nancy J. Skarmeas, 1997

This book, published by Ideals Publications Inc., is filled with writings pertaining to the various facets of Christmas, both secular and religious.

  The Trans-Appalachian Frontier  by Malcolm J. Rohrbough, 1978

This book covers the movement of settlers into the Ohio Valley and west in the period 1795 to 1830. It also includes the movement of people into the south and the Mississippi Valley.

  Treasures From Bible Times  by Alan Millard, 1985

This is a small sized book, but it is very informative and very nicely and amply illustrated. The title would lead one to assume that it contains only subjects from the Christian religion. It includes other cultures though, and therefore is useful in a study of history of the Middle East.

  Treasures Of Early Irish Art 1500 BC To 1500 AD   published as an exhibition catalog, 1977

This fine glossy book was published as the catalog for an exhibition of Irish art, primarily jewelry and illuminated manuscripts that toured the United States. The text is very informative also. This exhibition, followed on the heels of the King Tutankhamun exhibition, and took my breath away with the magnificent amount of gold and precious gems. The reproductions in this book are very close to the actual pieces.

  Treasures Of The Library Of Congress   by Charles A. Goodrum, 1980

This large size 'coffeetable book' is magnificent! It provides a history of the Library and its contents. It is filled with extremely wonderful photographs of representative items archived in the Library of Congress - everything from the books to musical instruments to photographs.

  Treasures Of The Smithsonian   by Edward Parks, 1983

The Smithsonian is known for publishing fantastically exquisite books, and this one is no exception! It is a magnificent tour de force of both text and illustrations. The text is used to describe and magnify the illustrations. And the illustrations are so fine you almost forget that they are just photographs, and believe you can touch the items. This is one of the finest 'coffeetable books' I have the pleasure to own.

  Treasures Of Tutankhamun   published as a exhibition catalog, 1976

This extravagantly illustrated book is the catalog for the exhibit that toured five galleries during 1976. The reproductions are very close to lifelike, and the text describes and explains each of the items superbly.

  A Treasury Of Pennsylvania Tales - Unusual, Interesting, And Little Known Stories Of Pennsylvania   by Webb Garrison, 1996

This small book contains a nice collection of stories from all regions of Pennsylvania.

  Tree Top Baby   by Susan Moorhead/Nunes, 1984

This is a family genealogy book.

  Triumph Of Freedom 1775-1783  by John C. Miller, 1948

This is a very complete history of the American Revolutionary War.

  Trumpet Of A Prophecy - Revolutionary America 1763-1783   by John Anthony Scott, 1969

This is a nice little history of the War interspersed with piano scores for various songs popular at the time of the American Revolutionary War.

  The Truth About History   by The Reader's Digest Association, 2003

This book, like so many other books published by the Reader's Digest Association, is filled with beautiful illustrations and just enough text to convey the topic in question. In this case, the book presents numerous subjects which reveal corrections to the accepted history as required by recent discoveries. It is a very fascinating book for anyone who enjoys studying history.

  The Tudor Chronicles 1485 - 1603   by Susan Doran, 2008

What an exquisite book! This coffee-table sized book, covering the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, is lavishly illustrated. And the text is very detailed, set in a chronological order. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the Tudor family.

  Turncoats, Traitors And Heroes   by John Bakeless, 1959

This is a history of the spys and espionage of the traitors and tories during the War.

  1215 - The Year Of Magna Carta   by Danny Danziger & John Gillingham, 2003

This is a small sized book (about four by five inches), but it is full of information.

  The Two Hundredth Anniversary Of The First Continental Congress 1774-1974.   by United States Government Printing Office, 1975

This small book served as the commemoration book for the ceremony honoring the anniversary of the First Continental Congress. Included in it are transcripts of various documents pertaining to the First Continental Congress and biographical sketches of the delegates.

  The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Chocolate   by Christine McFadden & Christine France, 1997

While this book functions as a recipe book for over 200 chocolate dishes, it also contains a very detailed history of the 'discovery' of chocolate by European explorers and its development through time to the various forms we have today.

  The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Mythology   by Arthur Cotterell & Rachel Storm, 1999

This soft cover coffeetable book is very richly illustrated with well known images of the gods and heroes of the world's civilizations along with drawings made specifically for the book. The text is very informative, but concise. It is a very good resource for research and study of the various peoples and civilizations in ancient times.

  Under God   by Toby Mac and Michael Tait, 2002

This book is a Christian oriented survey of thoughts regarding what it means to be a nation "under God". It is very interesting reading.

  Uniforms Of The Continental Army  by Philip Katcher, 1981

This volume uses excerpts from contemporary documents to illustrate how the various Continental Army units were uniformed. It is illustrated throughout, but not extravagantly; I wish it would have been more fully illustrated.

  United States Army - The Definitive Illustrated History  by D. M. Giangreco, 2011

This is a large size 'coffee table' book. It is profusely illustrated and stuffed with detailed text printed in about 10 pt type. The book covers the army from 1607 until and including the Gulf Wars to Iraq.

  United States Direct Tax Of 1798 For Fulton County, Pennsylvania   by The Fulton County Historical Society, 1985

This book contains transcriptions of the 1798 Direct, or Glass, Tax. The 1798 Direct Tax is extremely important and useful as a research tool for the historian and genealogist because it was so detailed and listed all the various buildings on the residents' properties. It also noted each of the residents' neighbors, so it is useful to get an idea of exactly where someone lived.

  The United States To 1865   by Michael Kraus, 1959

This book is a good research tool.

  An Universal Etymological English Dictionary   by N. Bailey, 1789

This dictionary is a treasure trove when I need to find the meaning of a word used in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

  Universal Geography, Or A Description Of All The Parts Of The World, On A New Plan, According To The Great Natural Divisions Of The Globe; Accompanied With Analytical, Synoptical, And Elementary Tables   by M. Malte-Brun, 1827

This two volume set describes, in great detail, all of the nations of the world, known at the time of the early 1800s. It includes descriptions of the people and their customs. It is very interesting to read about the nations such as Siam, which are drastically different from the present time.

  The Unknown American Revolution   by Gary B. Nash, 2005

The author presents the American Revolutionary War not from the perspective of the 'Founding Fathers', but rather from that of the farmers, merchants, tradesmen and slaves who actually fought to create the new nation.

  The Usborne Book Of The Ancient World   by various contributors, and illustrated by Ian Jackson, 1991

This book is intended for children, but it is fascinating and enjoyable for older people as well. The book is divided into three sections: the Early Civilization, the Greeks, and the Romans. It is profusely illustrated.

  1776: The U.S. Constitution ~ A Reader  edited by the Hillsdale College Politics Faculty, 2015

As a companion book to the Hillsdale College's study of the U.S. Constitution, this book includes many transcripts of original documents devoted to the subject of the Constitution and its articles.

  Valley Forge   by Daniel J. Voorhees, 1922

Everything you might want to know about the bivouac of General Washington's army during the winter of 1777 can be found in this book. It is filled with photographs of landmarks in the region along with portraits of the leaders on both sides.

  Valley Forge - A Chronicle Of American Heroism   by The Valley Forge Park Commission, 1922

This book contains information about the bivuoac of the American Army at Valley Forge, and includes information about the national park in the 1920s.

  Valley Forge - Yesterday And Today   by Ronald E. Heaton, 1960

This is a nice little book covering the encampment of the American Army and a history of the preservation efforts of the park.

  Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi   by William C. Everhart, 1954

This paperback booklet is part of the National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, published by the Government Printing Office. The booklet is very informative and nicely illustrated with black and white photos and maps.

  View Of The Land Laws Of Pennsylvania   by Thomas Sergeant, 1838

This is an indispensible resource for the study of land transactions conducted from the period of discovery (1600s) to the 1830s. The various acts of the Pennsylvania Legislature are discussed along with detailed analysis of the various types of land transaction documents: deed, patents, warrants, etc.

  Viking - Hammer Of The North   by Magnus Magnusson, 1976

This large size 'coffetable book' contains text typical of the author, meaning it is detailed and animated. There are not too many illustrations in the book, but the ones that are there are nice.

  The Vikings And Their Origins   by David M. Wilson, 1970

This is a great history of the Vikings and their art. The book contains a good amount of useable information in the text along with great illustrations.

  Voices Of 1776 - The Story Of The American Revolution In The Words Of Those Who Were There   by Richard Wheeler, 1991

The chronological history of the war is laid out by the author who introduces the various eyewitnesses to the events of the war with his own commentary. It is very easy to read why presenting basically the same information as was previously published in the book, 'The Spirit Of 'Seventy-Six'.

  The Voyages Of Columbus   by Rex and Thea Rienits, 1970

This book is a nicely illustrated history of Christopher Columbus' life.

  Wagons Away!   by Josephine E.hillips and Howard E. Wilson, 1941

This is a small, children's library book telling the story of the journey of a family moving from Massachusetts to the western frontier town of Belpre, Ohio just after the American Revolutionary War. It is a great example of an elementary school history book.

  Walking & Exploring The Battlefields Of Britain   by John Kinross, 1988

This book is very nice volume detailing all of the battlefields within Great Britain. Brief sketches of the battles are presented. The book is filled with maps, photographs of the battlefieds, reproductions of period artwork and also photos of reenactments. It serves as a very good source book.

  The Wall Chart Of World History - From The Earliest Times To The Present   by Edward Hull, 1988

This "book" is actually a large folded sheet 17-1/4" x 15 feet long. It is a very ingenious way to show the major events throughout history in the format of a timelline chart.

  War At Sea In The Age Of Sail   by Andrew Lambert, 2000

This book is nicely illustrated and enjoyable to read. The text covers the period from 1650 to 1850 and includes detailed coverage of all the major battles at sea during that period.

  The War Chronicles - From Chariots To Flintlocks   by Joseph Cummins, 2008

This volume contains concise narratives of the most important wars that occured throughout the world from the Greco-Persian Wars of 500 to 449 BC to the American Revolutionary War of 1775 to 1783. Each war / chapter begins with a brief synopsis of the war and a listing of the combatants, theater, casualties, and major figures, which is followed by a timeline and then a basic narrative of the war, and is concluded by a number of small sketches of unique aspects / topics pertaining to that conflict. The book is not overly, but very adequately illustrated.

  The War For America 1775 - 1783   by Piers Mackesy, 1993

This is a book for the serious researcher rather than the casual observer. It is packed with information, and because of that it tends to be difficult reading at times. But once you get used to the author's style of writing, you find that the book is one of the best available to actually tell you why things went the way they did.

  War For Empire In Western Pennsylvania   by the Fort Ligonier Association in collaboration with Bushy Run Battlefield, Fort Necessity National Battlefield and the Fort Pitt Museum, 1993

This small book is exquisite in the variety and style of its illustrations and in the detail of its text. It presents a history of the French and Indian War pertaining to just western Pennsylvania.

  The War In The North - An Informal History Of The American Revolution In And Near Canada   by Donald Barr Chidsey, 1967

This is a good history of the period of the War in which Arnold traveled through the northeast to take Quebec for the Americans.

  The War Of American Independence - Military Attitudes, Policies, And Practice 1763-1789   by Don Higginbotham, 1983

Acclaimed as one of the best basic histories of the American Revolutionary War, this book is easy and enjoyable reading, complete with detailed maps.

  The War Of 1812 - A Forgotten Conflict   by Donald R. Hickey, 1989

There aren't too many books on the subject of the War of 1812. This one is a very good one on the subject.

  The War Of The Revolution   by Christopher Ward, 1952

This two-volume set presents a nicely detailed history of the War.

  The Wars Of America   by Robert Leckie, 1998

This 1281 page book covers all the conflicts in which the United States of America has been involved. It is a very good reference volume and is fully footnoted.

  Wars Of The Irish Kings - A Thousand Years Of Struggle, From The Age Of Myth Through The Reign Of Queen Elizabeth I   by David Willis McCullough, 2000

This book is fantastic! It presents the various 'myths' of the history of Ireland in straightforward fashion without all the usual falling over ones-self to explain them away as mere fantasy. The subject is perfect also; the history of Ireland is, essentially, the history of her kings.

  Wars Of The 20th Century  by Susanne Everett, Brigadier Peter Young and Robin Sommer, 1985

This large size book (560 pages and coffee-table size) covers the warfare from the First World War to the Vietnam war and the beginnings of unrest in the Middle East. It is very well illustrated throughout.

  The War That Made America ~ A Short History of The French And Indian War   by Fred Anderson, 2005

This is a small book that is packed with great information and some nice illustrations and maps.

  War ~ The Definitive Visual History From Bronze-Age Battles To 21st -Century Conflict   published by DK (Dorling Kindersley), 2009

This is a spectacular and immensely illustrated book. It measures an impressive 10" wide by 12" long. The large format allows for many photographs of objects and art that illustrate the history of warfare throughout the world.

  Washington   by Lucy Foster Madison, 1925

This book was written as historical fiction, but it was based on historical fact. As the author noted in the preface, much had already been written from the point of view of Washington as a full-fledged military hero; she intended to write a book from the point of view of the man as he grew up. The book is finely illustrated with original illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover. The book is a fine example of historical literature from the early 1900s.

  Washington - A Life   by Ron Chernow, 2010

This 905-page book is just what the title suggests: a biography of the General's life. The great wealth of information is divided into sections: Frontiersman, Planter, Statesman and Legend. The book has a single section of black and white illustrations in its center.

   Washington At Valley Forge  by Russell Freedman, 2008

This 100-page book is intended for young readers. The text is easy to read and the book is very nicely illustrated.

  The Washington Papers   by Saul K. Padover, 1955

This is a collection of Washington's writings from his letters, journals, etc.

  Washington's Crossing  by David Hackett Fischer, 2004

This book covers the period of the American Revolutionary War after the signing of the Declaration of Independence when the American Patriotic Cause needed a victory to emphasize its purpose and necessity. Washington found that victory when he attacked the Hessians at Trenton.

  Washington's God - Religion, Liberty, And The Father Of Our Country   by Michael Novak and Jana Novak, 2006

This book looks at George Washington's life in terms of his religious viewpoints, culled from his own writings.

  Washington The Indispensable Man   by James Thomas Flexner, 1969 / 2012

This book is a nicely detailed biography of George Washington. Although not presenting anything much different than other biographies, the book is very handsome in its layout and in the illustrations presented throughout.

  Washington The Man And The Mason   by Charles H. Callahan, 1913

This book provides a rather detailed biography about George Washington, in addition to coverage about Washington's Masonic history. It is richly illustrated.

  The Way Of Duty: A Woman And Her Family In Revolutionary America   by Joy Day Buel & Richard Buel, Jr, 1984

This book is a historical fiction based on the writings and letters of a colonial housewife, Mary Fish. It is not difficult to read, being written in a narrative style, but there is enough historical facts to make it a good source book also.

  The Weaker Vessel   by Antonia Fraser, 1984

As with all books by Antonia Fraser, this one is fantastic! The book is about the various roles, customs and manners of women through the ages.

  Weapons - A Pictorial History   by Edwin Tunis, 1954

This is another of the fine books written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis. Unlike most of his other books, this one deals with weapons throughout many ages up to the 1950s.

  Weapons Of The American Revolution ... And Accoutrements   by Warren Moore, 1967

Similar to the book, Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The American Revolution by Neumann and Kravic, this book is profusely illustrated with photographs of guns, swords and other 'accoutrements', mostly from the author's collection. The illustrations are accompanied by very good descriptive text.

  We, The People - The Story Of The United States Capitol   by the United States Capitol Historical Society, 1967

This soft cover book was produced in conjunction with the National Geographic Society and is of that style - full of illustrations of artworks in the public archives along with views of the capitol at the time of the 1960s. The text is interesting also.

  We Were There At The Boston Tea Party   by Robert N. Webb, 1956

This is an historical fiction designed for young readers.

  Western Lands And The American Revolution   by Thomas Perkins Abernethy, 1937

This book deals with the movement to settle the western lands of Virginia during the 1770s and 80s. It details the various boundary disputes between Virginia and her neighbors.

  The Westsylvania Pioneers 1774-1776  by Harold Frederic and William C. Frederick III, 1991

This book details the history of the attempt to create a state out of portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

  What Life Was Like Among Druids And High Kings - Celtic Ireland 400-1200   published by Time-Life Books, 1998

This book, like all Time-Life publications, is a beautiful 'coffeetable book' with rich colored illustrations and informative text.

  What Life Was Like In The Age Of Chivalry - Medieval Europe AD 800-1500   published by Time-Life Books, 1998

This book, like all Time-Life publications, is a beautiful 'coffeetable book' with rich colored illustrations and informative text.

  What Life Was Like In The Realm Of Elizabeth - England AD 1533-1603   published by Time-Life Books, 1998

This book, like all Time-Life publications, is a beautiful 'coffeetable book' with rich colored illustrations and informative text.

  What Life Was Like When Longships Sailed - Vikings AD 800-1100   published by Time-Life Books, 1998

This book, like all Time-Life publications, is a beautiful 'coffeetable book' with rich colored illustrations and informative text.

  Wheels   by Edwin Tunis, 1955

This is another of Edwin Tunis' great books. Although it is rather thin for a Tunis book, it contains quite a bit of information on the history of transportation throughout the world from ancient times to the 1950s.

  When Coal Was King   by Louis Poliniak, 1970

This paperback book is a history of the coal mining industry of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It includes a history of the Mollie Maguires.

  When Santa Was A Shaman - The Ancient Origins Of Santa Claus & The Christmas Tree   by Tony van Renterghem, 1995

This book presents the pagan origins of the way we currently celebrate Christmas.

  When Worlds Collide - How Columbus' Voyages Transformed Both East And West   by Newsweek, 1991

This is a special issue of the Newsweek magazine covering the Columbus Quincentennial.

  The Whiskey Rebellion - Past And Present Perspectives   edited by Steven R. Boyd, 1985

This is a very nice book on the Whiskey Rebellion/Insurrection which tested the power of the new Federal government.

  The Whiskey Rebellion: Southwestern Pennsylvania's Frontier People Test The American Constitution   by Jerry A. Clouse, 1994

This is about the best book on the Whiskey Rebellion/Insurrection. It is also a very good reference book for the various early forts in the frontier regions. The book was published (and sponsored) by the Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Commission.

  White Savage ~ William Johnson And The Invention Of America  by Fintan O'Toole, 2005

This book is a rousing biography of William Johnson, the Superintendent for Indian Affairs for New York from 1756 to 1774.

  Who Were The Celts? - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Celts 1000 B.C. To The Present   by Kevin Duffy, 1996

This is a small sized book, but it is full of information. The title is pretty accurate.

  Wilderness At Dawn - The Settling Of The North American Continent   by Ted Morgan, 1993

This book covers the various settlements made by the English, French, Dutch and Spanish. It also includes studies of the vraious 'frontiers'.

  Wilderness Chronicles Of Northwestern Pennsylvania   by Sylvester K. Stevens and Donald H. Kent, 1941 / 2002

This book is a good research tool regarding the French viewpoint of the French and Indian War in Pennsylvania. It includes transcripts of many contemporary source documents.

  The Wild Shores ~ America's Beginnings   by Tee Loftin Snell, 1974

This National Geographic Society publication is nicely, though not profusely, illustrated. The interesting text civers the time periods from 1492 to 1841.

  William Diamond's Drum   by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot, 1959

This small-sized book concentrates on the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

  William Penn - Friendly Boy  by Miriam E. Mason, 1944

This small book is intended for young readers. It is written as historical fiction, following the early life of the founder of Pennsylvania. The book is illustrated throughout with solid black and white drawings, similar to paper cutout silhouettes.

  Wily Varmints On The Stonycreek   by Kenneth W. Davis, 1986

Kenneth Davis wrote this book about the incidents involving the early Euro-American settlers and the Indians in the region of present-day Somerset County. The information is very good and useful, but the type he used (which looks like 1970s dot-print) makes it difficult to read.

  The Winter At Valley Forge   by F. Van Wyck Mason, 1953

This is a fictional account of the winter of 1777-78 during which General Washington and his army bivouaked at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The book is part of the Landmark Books series for young readers.

  The Winter Soldiers   by Richard M. Ketchum, 1973

This book concentrates on the period in 1776 just before and after the Declaration of Independence was passed. It follows General George Washington and his army in the vicinity of New York City at a point when hope of victory was waning.

  The Wit And Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln   by Little Inspiration Classics, 1965

This is a very small paperback book, both in size and number of pages. It presents letters and excerpts from other writings by Abraham Lincoln.

  Witchcraft At Salem  by Chadwick Hansen, 1969

This book is a very interesting account of the withcraft phenomenon that existed in New England in the 1600s and 1700s. The author argues that there was indeed witchcraft being practiced, and that not all of the individuls who were executed as witches were innocent victims.

  Witnessing America  edited by Noel Rae, 1996

This book is a compilation of contemporary documents illustrating American life in all its facets between 1600 and 1900.

  Wordly Wise  by James McDonald, 1985

This extremely engaging book is basically a history of words. It is set up in chapters of similar words and the chapters flow seamlessly from one to another. The author did not spend too much time on any word; there is just enough information to give the reader a sense of how words evolved. It is one of the most interesting books I have read.

  The Works Of Plato - Translated Into English With Analyses And Introductions   by B. Jowett, 19--

This book includes 'The Republic' and a number of other of Plato's dialogues.

  The World Almanac Of The American Revolution   edited by L. Edward Purcell and David F. Burg

This is perhaps the best book around for a day by day chronological history of the American Revolutionary War.

  The World - An Illustrated History   edited by Geoffrey Parker, 1986

This book is a very good contemporary World History book, filled with a large collection of photographs and maps.

  World Mythology   edited by Roy Willis, 1993/2006

This book is one of the 'reference classics' published by Metro Books, but could be easily mistaken for a Dorling Kindersley production. Its 300+ pages are filled with fine color reproductions of art and artifacts and maps. The subjects are each given two-page spreads and grouped according to region / culture. There is just enough information to give a basic understanding of the myth, but without bogging the reader down with academics.

  The World Of George Washington   by Richard M. Ketchum, 1974

This large size book is exquisite from cover to cover. That is a literal description; the cover is composed of a reddish-brown cotton and a light blue silk cloth separated by a thin strip of off-white: the colors of General Washington's Continental Line uniform. The book measures 10-1/2" wide by 13-1/2" long. The large size allows for large illustrations, some of which are double page spreads. The text is set with two-inch wide borders. The entire effect of the book's design is one of elegance, and very befitting to honor our Founding Father, George Washington. It was published by the American Heritage Publishing Company, and is one more example of that firm's fine products.

  1776: The World Of Megaliths   by Jean-Pierre Mohen, 1990

This finely illustrated book is more than a simple archaeological study of megalithic monuments throughout the world. The lives of the people who erected the monuments are presented.

  The World Of The Druids   by Miranda J. Green, 1997

This volume covers all aspects of the Druids and is very heavily illustrated.

  World Tartans   by Iain Zaczek, 2001

This is a small size, 6" square, book on the tartans of the recognized clans of Scotland, Ireland and other countries. It is fully illustrated with color photos of the tartans.

  The Writings Of George Washington From The Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799   edited by John C. Fitzpatrick, 1931

This series includes thirty-nine volumes. Every single document written by George Washington, including his letters and journals, are transcribed in this series; as such it is the most essential collection for research devoted to the Father of our country.

  Yankee Doodle America  by Wendell Minor, 2006

This book presents 26 images of the American Revolutionary War, painted by Wendell Minor to illustrate each letter of the alphabet. The paintings are done in the "primitive" style and are very nice.

  Yankee Doodle Went To Church - The Righteous Revolution Of 1776   by James L. Adams, 1989

This books details the role of Christian ministers during the American Revolutionary War.

  The Yankee Doodler - Music, Theater And Fun In The American Revolution   by Sylvia G. L. Dannett, 1973

There are very few books on the subject of the arts during the American Revolutionary War. In this one, the author provides quite a bit of useful information along with the transcripts of many songs.

  The Yankee Peddlers Of Early America   by J. R. Dolan, 1964

This book details the life of the yankee peddler who traveled from town to town selling all sorts of items. It is not overly filled with illustrations, but the ones that it does have are well chosen for the subject matter.

  Yankee Trader   by Stanley Morton, 1947

This book is historical fiction for young readers. It is about New England seafarers and traders in pre-Revolutionary America.

  Year Of The Hangman   by Glenn F. Williams, 2005

The phrase 'the year of the hangman' refers to the year 1777. It derives from the fact that the '7' looks similar to a hangman's gallows pole. The book concentrates on that year ~ 1777.

  The Year 1000 - What Life Was Like In The Last Millennium   published by the U.S.News & World Report Magazine, 2000

This magazine, in the basic style of the U.S.News & World Report, contains articles about the events circa the year 1000. It was one of the 'end of the millennium' magazines that were very popular as we approached the year 2000.

  York County In The American Revolution   by John W. Heisey, 1971

This is a small book, but full of much useful information about York County's involvement in the American Revolutionary War.

  York County, Pennsylvania Church Records Of The 18th Century (three Volumes)   edited by Marlene S. Bates and F. Edward Wright, 1991

This three volume set is a great resource for anyone attempting to perform research in the York County region. They transcribe every known church record for the region along with private records compiled by itinerant preachers, such as the Reverend Jacob Lischy.

  York County, Pennsylvania, Will index 1749-1800   compiled by William L. Iscrupe and Shirley G. McQuillis Iscrupe, 1990

This small booklet is exactly what the title states - an index showing the volume and page numbers and date for will found in the York County Court House.

  Yorktown And The Siege Of 1781   by Charles E. Hatch, Jr, 1954

This is United States National Park Service Historical Handbook Series #14.

  A Young Patriot In The American Revolution   published by the Westvaco Corporation, 1981

This little volume details 'The Wartime Services Of John Greenwood", written in 1809 by the 'dentist to His Excellency George Washington.' It includes not only a transcript of Greenwood's diary, but also an introduction by John's descendant, Isaac J. Greenwood.

  The Young United States 1783-1830   by Edwin Tunis, 1969

This book is written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis; need I say anything more?