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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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John Adams
John Adams
by David Mccullough
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In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him --... (read more)

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Lies My Teacher Told Me
Lies My Teacher Told Me
by James W Loewen
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Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve... (read more)

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America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
by Sarah Bradford
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Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and frank. With an extraordinary range of candid... (read more)

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
by Candice Millard
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Well researched and skillfully written, this commanding account of achievement and calamity retraces Roosevelt's perilous expedition of the uncharted Amazon. A dazzling gem of history, Millard's impeccable narrative brims with imagery and tension.... (read more)

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For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions
For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions
by James R. Gaines
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On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in the French city of Dijon. That night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find and kicked it into a gallop. So began what have been called the "sister... (read more)

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume II, the Defining Year
Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume II, the Defining Year
by Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth century. Now in her long-awaited, majestic... (read more)

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Joseph J. Ellis
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In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award-winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals — Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison-confronted the... (read more)

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America's Three Regimes: A New Political History
America's Three Regimes: A New Political History
by Morton Keller
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When historians take the long view, they look at "ages" or "eras" (the Age of Jackson, the Progressive Era). But these time spans last no longer than a decade or so. In this groundbreaking new book, Morton Keller divides our nation's history into three... (read more)

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Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union
Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union
by Paul Kendrick
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Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln had only three meetings, but their exchanges profoundly influenced the course of slavery and the outcome of the Civil War.   Although Abraham Lincoln deeply opposed the institution of slavery, he saw the Civil... (read more)

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Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas
Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas
by Alan Trachtenberg
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"Lincoln's Smile demonstrates why Alan Trachtenberg has been the leading scholar in American studies for more than four decades." --Casey Nelson Blake, Columbia University  Alan Trachtenberg has always been interested in cultural artifacts that... (read more)

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Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School
Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School
by Carl Japikse
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A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the... (read more)

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Quest for Identity: America Since 1945
Quest for Identity: America Since 1945
by Randall Benne Woods
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Quest for Identity is a survey of the American experience from the close of World War II, through the Cold War and 9/11, to the present.... (read more)

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Federalist Papers
Federalist Papers
by Alexander Hamilton
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Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated, and open to often controversial... (read more)

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Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present
Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present
by Lisa Grunwald
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Historical events of the last three centuries come alive through these women’s singular correspondences—often their only form of public expression. In 1775, Rachel Revere tries to send financial aid to her husband, Paul, in a note that is... (read more)

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Village (03 Edition)
Village (03 Edition)
by Bing West
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In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days -- half of them died. Few American battles have been so extended, savage and... (read more)

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Secret Yankees: The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta
Secret Yankees: The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta
by Thomas Dyer
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An intriguing story of loyalty and patriotism, Secret Yankees brings to life the adventures of Atlanta Unionists during the Civil War, offering a perspective on the conflict that previous accounts have ignored. (There were no Unionists in Gone with the... (read more)

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Caravelle Edition #0001: The Americans, the Colonial Experience
Caravelle Edition #0001: The Americans, the Colonial Experience
by Daniel J Boorstin
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The Children's Blizzard (P.S.)
The Children's Blizzard (P.S.)
by David Laskin
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Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by... (read more)

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Cartoon History of the United States
Cartoon History of the United States
by Larry Gonick
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What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik? Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the... (read more)

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