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American Political Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics)
American Political Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics)
by Terry Golway
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In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin... (read more)

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Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip
Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip
by Matthew Algeo
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From Missouri to New York and back again, this recounting of an amazing journey chronicles the road trip of a former president and his wife and their amusing, failed attempts to keep a low profile. Diners, bellhops, and cabbies shouted out “Hiya... (read more)

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Vanity Fair's Presidential Profiles: Defining Portraits, Deeds, and Misdeeds of 43 Notable Americans--And What Each One Really Thought about His Prede
Vanity Fair's Presidential Profiles: Defining Portraits, Deeds, and Misdeeds of 43 Notable Americans--And What Each One Really Thought about His Prede
by Graydon Carter
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Forty-three men have held the highest office in the United States, making up an exclusive club of statesmen and sinners, grinds and slackers, winners and losers, Boy Scouts and rogues. They are profiled in incisive and entertaining commentaries... (read more)

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The Jamestown Experiment: The Remarkable Story of the Enterprising Colony and the Unexpected Results That Shaped America
The Jamestown Experiment: The Remarkable Story of the Enterprising Colony and the Unexpected Results That Shaped America
by Tony Williams
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The American dream was built along the banks of the James River in Virginia. The settlers who established America's first permanent English colony at Jamestown were not seeking religious or personal freedom. They were comprised of gentlemen adventurers... (read more)

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Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
by Charles Bracelen Flood
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Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant... (read more)

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All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
by Henry Mayer
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Widely acknowledged as the definitive history of the era, Henry Mayer's National Book Award finalist biography of William Lloyd Garrison brings to life one of the most significant American abolitionists. Extensively researched and exquisitely nuanced... (read more)

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James Madison
James Madison
by Richard Brookhiser
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James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history, and his story—although all too often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporaries—is integral to that of the nation. Madison helped to shape our country... (read more)

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The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
by Jay Sexton
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President James Monroes 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became the cornerstone of nineteenth-century American statecraft. The Monroe Doctrine proclaimed anticolonial principles, yet it... (read more)

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Howard Zinn on War
Howard Zinn on War
by Howard Zinn
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Howard Zinn began work on his first book for his friends at Seven Stories Press in 1996, a big volume collecting all his shorter writings organized by subject. The themes he chose reflected his lifelong concerns: war, history, law, class, means and ends,... (read more)

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Virtue, Valor, & Vanity: The Inside Story of the Founding Fathers and the Price of a More Perfect Union
Virtue, Valor, & Vanity: The Inside Story of the Founding Fathers and the Price of a More Perfect Union
by Eric Burns
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Washington, Adams, Henry, Jefferson, Franklin, and Hamilton: their ambitions, intrigues, and jealousies shaped the birth of the nation, but they overcame their foibles and imperfections to throw off the chains of tyranny and form a more perfect union... (read more)

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Roosevelt's Navy: The Education of a Warrior President, 1882-1920
Roosevelt's Navy: The Education of a Warrior President, 1882-1920
by James Tertius De Kay
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This is the story of a very different Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the one usually found in the history books. This is a much younger, untested FDR, a physically active, pre-polio FDR, as seen during his early years in Washington, learning the... (read more)

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Library of America #213: John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755-1775
Library of America #213: John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755-1775
by John Adams
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Propelled by the power of his pen and the clarity of his judgment, an ambitious young provincial lawyer named John Adams became a major figure in the American Revolution. This first of two volumes gathering his essential writings to 1783 includes the... (read more)

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Great Speeches by American Women
Great Speeches by American Women
by James Daley
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From civil rights to the right to vote, women have spoken up and spoken out throughout American history. Brimming with great power and eloquence, here are twenty-one legendary speeches from the country's most inspirational female voices, including... (read more)

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Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys
Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys
by Kitty Kelley
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A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon... (read more)

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Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics)
Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics)
by Abraham Lincoln
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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. This well-rounded selection of Abraham Lincoln's finest speeches combines the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, and the inspirational and intellectual to... (read more)

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Eisenhower in War and Peace
Eisenhower in War and Peace
by Jean Edward Smith
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch In his magisterial bestseller FDR, Jean Edward Smith gave us a fresh, modern look at one of the most indelible figures in American history. Now this... (read more)

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin: Madness, Vengeance, and the Campaign of 1912
Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin: Madness, Vengeance, and the Campaign of 1912
by Gerard Helferich
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A New York Times Bestseller! John Flammang Schrank—a lonely Manhattan saloonkeeper—was obsessed with the 1912 presidential election and Theodore Roosevelt. The ex-president’s extremism and third-term campaign were downright un-American.... (read more)

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Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings
Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings
by Abraham Lincoln
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In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin... (read more)

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Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
by Les Standiford
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A groundbreaking narrative—a historical political thriller—that explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution. More than two hundred years ago, a group of British colonists in America decided that the conditions... (read more)

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Don't Know Much About? the American Presidents
Don't Know Much About? the American Presidents
by Kenneth C Davis
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- Which president broke the laws to keep his slaves from being freed? - How did a president help save college football from early extinction? - Who said, "When the president does it that means it's not illegal"? - If the framers of the... (read more)

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