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The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War
The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War
by Jim Mann
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Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, James Mann offers a fresh and compelling narrative—a new history assessing what Ronald Reagan did and did not do to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the Soviet Union... (read more)

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American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt
American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt
by Daniel Rasmussen
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In January 1811, five hundred slaves dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and highly organized... (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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A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons
A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons
by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
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Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged... (read more)

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Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson
Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson
by David S. Reynolds
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The years from 1815 to 1848 were arguably the richest period in American life. In Waking Giant, award-winning historian David S. Reynolds illuminates the era's exciting political story alongside the fascinating social and cultural movements that... (read more)

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Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
by Michael Hiltzik
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As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements. The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the United States at a unique moment in history: when facing both a global... (read more)

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Measuring America
Measuring America
by Andro Linklater
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"This expertly written and eminently enjoyable chronicle is highly recommended for history and history of science collections." —Library Journal "Make room on the library shelf for the never-before-told saga of the survey that converted the vast... (read more)

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Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
by Stephen Kinzer
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A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments-not always to its own benefit."Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has... (read more)

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Profiles in Courage CD
Profiles in Courage CD
by John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by John F. Kennedy--the Grammy-nominated audio edition read by the late president's only son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.--is reissued on CD simultaneously with the HarperCollins hardcover reissue. Includes profiles of such... (read more)

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Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along
Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along
by Larry Schweikart
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Every schoolchild is taught the great turning points in American history, such as Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, and 9/11. But other, equally significant events have altered our destiny without being understood—or even widely... (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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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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The Age of Reagan (Library Edition): A History, 1974-2008
The Age of Reagan (Library Edition): A History, 1974-2008
by Sean Wilentz
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In The Age of Reagan, Sean Wilentz offers a fresh, brilliant chronicle of America's political history since the fall of Nixon. The past thirty-five years have marked an era of conservatism. Although briefly interrupted in the late 1970s and... (read more)

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Letters from Lee's Army: Or Memoirs of Life in and Out of the Army in Virginia During the War Between the States
Letters from Lee's Army: Or Memoirs of Life in and Out of the Army in Virginia During the War Between the States
by Charles Minor Blackford
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Charles Minor Blackford, an aristocrat from Virginia, enlisted in the Second Virginia Cavalry at the start of the American Civil War. During his tour of duty, Captain Blackford kept constant correspondence with his wife, Susan Leigh Blackford. Captain... (read more)

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Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
by Michael R. Beschloss
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Conquerors Michael Beschloss has brought us a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous President dramatically changed the future of the United States... (read more)

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Landmarks and Liberty
Landmarks and Liberty
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The Essential Letters from America: The 1990s
The Essential Letters from America: The 1990s
by Alistair Cooke
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Alistair Cooke was a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over fifty years in his weekly Letter from America. It was the longest-running one-man series in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance. This varied collection of... (read more)

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Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
by Michael Hiltzik
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As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements. The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the United States at a unique moment in history: when facing both a global... (read more)

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Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
by Eric Foner
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In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner begins with Lincoln's youth in Indiana and Illinois and follows the trajectory of his career... (read more)

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Shiloh, 1862
Shiloh, 1862
by Winston Groom
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SHILOH, 1862 The Battle of Shiloh, fought in the wilderness of southern Tennessee in April 1862, marked a violent crossroads in the Civil War. What began as a surprise attack by Confederate troops on a Union stronghold to gain control of the Mississippi... (read more)

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