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Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
by Sandra Day O'connor
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“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give... (read more)

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Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror
Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror
by Jason Zinoman
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Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Copola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film&mdash... (read more)

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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
by Tim Weiner
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Covering the Central Intelligence Agencys less-than-stellar reputation over its 60-year existence, this audiobook by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author is based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA itself, and hundreds of... (read more)

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A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History
A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History
by Kenneth C. Davis
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In the dramatic period from 1800 through 1850, the United States emerged from its inauspicious beginning as a tiny newborn nation, to a near-empire that spanned the continent. It was a time in which the “dream of our founders” spread in ways... (read more)

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The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death
The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death
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Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. How does life... (read more)

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Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America
Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America
by Steven Waldman
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The culture wars have distorted the dramatic story of how Americans came to worship freely. Many activists on the right maintain that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Many on the left contend that the Founders were secular or Deist... (read more)

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A Cruel and Shocking ACT: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
A Cruel and Shocking ACT: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
by Philip Shenon
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A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single... (read more)

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The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America
The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America
by Colin G. Calloway
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In February 1763, Britain, Spain, and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the French and Indian War. In this one document, more American territory changed hands than in any treaty before or since. As the great historian Francis Parkman wrote, "half... (read more)

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The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History
The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History
by Gordon S. Wood
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In The Purpose of the Past, historian Gordon S. Wood examines the sea change in the field through consideration of some of its most important historians and their works. His book serves as both a history of American historyneither wholly a celebration... (read more)

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American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles
American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles
by Thomas Keneally
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On the last, cold Sunday of February 1859, Daniel Sickles shot his wife's lover in Washington's Lafayette Square, just across from the White House ... this is the story of that killing and its repercussions. Thomas Keneally brilliantly recreates an... (read more)

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States & Capitals Rap (CD & Book)
States & Capitals Rap (CD & Book)
by Rock N Learn
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Learning the states and their capitals becomes an exciting game with this activity-filled program that allows students to rap along with the cassette, follow in the book, and try to beat the delayed answers.... (read more)

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Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America
Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America
by Benjamin Woolley
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Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first American colony, Savage Kingdom presents a bold, even reckless, political adventure driven by a sense of imperial destiny and dogged by official hostility. Four centuries ago, and fourteen... (read more)

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The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
by David C. Unger
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In The Emergency State, leading global affairs commentator David C. Unger reveals the hidden costs of America's obsessive pursuit of absolute national security. In the decades since World War II, presidents from both parties have assumed broad war... (read more)

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
by Erik Larson
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“Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating.” —Chicago Tribune “A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramtic effect of a... (read more)

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Unfamiliar Fishes
Unfamiliar Fishes
by Sarah Vowell
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“Vowell makes an excellent travelling companion, what with her rare combination of erudition and cheek.” —The New York Times Book Review Many think of 1776 as the most defining year of American history, the year we became a nation... (read more)

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Reagan in His Own Voice
Reagan in His Own Voice
by Ronald Reagan
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Reagan In His Own Voice features Ronald Reagan's radio addresses from the late 1970s. Edited by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson, and Martin Anderson, they are introduced by George Shultz and feature additional introductions by Nancy Reagan, Richard V.... (read more)

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Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
by Joel Richard Paul
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Unlikely Allies is the story of three remarkable historical figures. Silas Deane was a Connecticut merchant and delegate to the Continental Congress as the American colonies struggled to break with England. Caron de Beaumarchais was a successful... (read more)

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NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War
NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War
by Neal Conan
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NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history,... (read more)

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The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
by Earl Swift
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A man-made wonder, a connective network, an economic force, a bringer of blight and sprawl and the possibility of escape—the U.S. interstate system transformed America. The Big Roads presents the surprising history of how we got from dirt tracks to... (read more)

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Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance
Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance
by Michael Perino
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In The Hellhound of Wall Street, Michael Perino recounts in riveting detail the 1933 hearings that put Wall Street on trial for the Great Crash. Never before in American history had so many financial titans been called to account before the public, and... (read more)

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