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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
by Howard Zinn
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“Its a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and... (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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An amazing history that recounts the inconceivable events surrounding the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Larson's tale captures a time and place that vividly come to life. The central characters in this tale are Daniel H. Burnham, the architect... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
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"What we eat has changed more in the last forty years than in the last forty thousand," Schlosser observes, yet most Americans know very little about how that food is made, where, by whom, and at what cost. Fast Food Nation traces the industry's... (read more)

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Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
by James L Swanson
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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history — the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the... (read more)

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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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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties (P.S.)
Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties (P.S.)
by Robert Stone
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From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, turbulent, and fascinating glory. Building on personal... (read more)

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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 who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose... (read more)

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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
by Steve Fraser
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Americans have experienced a love-hate relationship with Wall Street for two hundred years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway to wealth and freedom. Steve Fraser tells the... (read more)

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Profiles in Courage (P.S.)
Profiles in Courage (P.S.)
by John F Kennedy
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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different... (read more)

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Democracy in America (P.S.)
Democracy in America (P.S.)
by Alexis De Tocqueville
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The abridged edition of the enduring masterwork—a classic portrait of America's culture and people Originally penned in the mid-nineteenth century by Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America remains the most comprehensive... (read more)

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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (P.S.)
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (P.S.)
by Samantha Power
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In her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power—a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy—asks the haunting question... (read more)

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1812: The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)
1812: The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)
by Walter R Borneman
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< p> Although frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 tested a rising generation of American leaders; unified the United States with a renewed sense of national purpose; and set the stage for... (read more)

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Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
by David Edmonds and John Eidinow
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In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most... (read more)

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
by Jay Winik
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This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert.... (read more)

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Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima (P.S.)
Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima (P.S.)
by Stephen Walker
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A riveting, minute-by-minute account of the momentous event that changed our world forever On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb&#8212;dubbed Little Boy by its creators&#8212;was dropped from an American plane onto the... (read more)

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An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.)
An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.)
by John Steele Gordon
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Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way... (read more)

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The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
by Jay Winik
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It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russia towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of... (read more)

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