The Apache Wars
The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
In 1861, twelve-year-old Felix Telles was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party from his family’s ranch in Arizona Territory, triggering some of the worst fighting in the Apache Wars. Raised as an Apache, Telles eventually became a US Army Apache Scout known as Mickey Free (‘half-Irish, half-Mexican, but all son-of-a-bitch’). Free’s story provides the theme for this history, which is peopled with formidable contemporaries including Kit Carson, George Crook, Geronimo and the Apache Kid. Off-mint, American-cut pages and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The English Civil War
An Alternative History of Britain
With hindsight, the Parliamentarian victory over the Royalists in the English Civil War may seem inevitable, but it was never a foregone conclusion. Venning examines the turning points at which things might have gone differently – the countdown to war between December 1641 and the spring of 1642; Edgehill; the creation of the New Model Army in 1644; and the 1645 campaign.
Mutiny on the Globe
The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock
Sailing between Hawaii and Tahiti in 1824, the captain and officers of the Nantucket whaler Globe were hacked to pieces and dumped overboard by their crew, led by the ruthless, 21-year-old Samuel Comstock. The events that followed - told in full for the first time in this enthralling, meticulously researched account - form an epic to rival the mutiny on the Bounty as Comstock's megalomaniac ambition to set up his own tropical kingdom led him and his crewmates to disaster.