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1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History
1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History
by Charles Bracelen Flood
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At the beginning of 1864, the Civil War was far from won; terrible and bloody Union setbacks and casualties lay ahead. Abraham Lincoln was facing a re-election battle as some northern Democrats were ready to start peace talks that could leave the... (read more)

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The Titanic: Disaster of the Century
The Titanic: Disaster of the Century
by Wyn Craig Wade
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In this centennial edition of the definitive book on the Titanic, new findings and interviews shed light on the world's most famous marine disaster for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking. On that fatal night in 1912 the world's... (read more)

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American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
by H. W. Brands
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From bestselling historian H. W. Brands, a sweeping chronicle of how a few wealthy businessmen reshaped America from a land of small farmers and small businessmen into an industrial giant. The three decades after the Civil War saw a wholesale shift in... (read more)

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L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City
L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City
by John Buntin
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Midcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the world's most famous police force, the Dragnet-era LAPD... (read more)

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A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror
A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror
by Larry Schweikart
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Since the liberal revolution of the 60s and 70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. This book reexamines America's discovery, founding, and development with an appreciation for the principles that have made this nation so... (read more)

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JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
by James W. Douglass
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At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy... (read more)

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1776
1776
by David Mccullough
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In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which... (read more)

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American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
by Nick Taylor
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When President Roosevelt took the oath of office in March 1933, he was facing a devastated nation. Four years into the Great Depression, a staggering 13 million American workers were jobless and many millions more of their family members were equally in... (read more)

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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after... (read more)

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Civil War: A Narrative #03: Red River to Appomattox
Civil War: A Narrative #03: Red River to Appomattox
by Shelby Foote
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This final volume of Footes magnificent history brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife which altered American life forever. Here, told in vivid narrative and as seen from both sides, are those climactic struggles, on and off the... (read more)

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The American Civil War: Extracts from BBC Radio 4's America: Empire of Liberty (BBC Radio 4 History)
The American Civil War: Extracts from BBC Radio 4's America: Empire of Liberty (BBC Radio 4 History)
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This program includes ten episodes from David Reynolds' award-winning radio series, which traces the history of the American Civil War. This narrative tells the story of the American Civil War through the voices of those who lived it. Written and... (read more)

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Cry Havoc!: The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861
Cry Havoc!: The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861
by Nelson D. Lankford
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In early March 1861, civil war loomed. By late April, Americans had begun to kill their fellow citizens. Cry Havoc! recounts in riveting detail the events that divided the states and reveals how quirks of timing, character, and place all conspired to... (read more)

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
by Amity Shlaes
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It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes offers a striking... (read more)

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George Washington: America's Joshua
George Washington: America's Joshua
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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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Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
by James Swanson
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On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time—the Yankees are coming, it warned. Shortly before midnight, Davis fled the capital, setting... (read more)

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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
by David Goldfield
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In this spellbinding new history, David Goldfield offers the first major new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom. Where past scholars have interpreted the war as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield sees it... (read more)

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American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
by Nick Taylor
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When President Roosevelt took the oath of office in March 1933, he was facing a devastated nation. Four years into the Great Depression, a staggering 13 million American workers were jobless and many millions more of their family members were equally in... (read more)

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Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present
by Michael B. Oren
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This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines... (read more)

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The Blood of Heroes
The Blood of Heroes
by James Donovan
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Describes the valiant fight by two hundred Americans in an abandoned mission near San Antonio, Texas, against the Mexican Army.... (read more)

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