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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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