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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
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The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
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How a lone mans epic obsession led to one of Americas greatest cultural treasures: Prizewinning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history — and the driven, brilliant man... (read more)

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American Nations (12 Edition)
American Nations (12 Edition)
by Colin Woodard
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An endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven "nations" that continue to shape North America According to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each... (read more)

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Dispatches
Dispatches
by Michael Herr
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“The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time.” —John le Carré“In the great line of Crane, Orwell, and Hemingway . . . Herr reaches an excruciating level of intensity . . . He seems to have brought to... (read more)

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
by S. C. Gwynne
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In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all... (read more)

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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan
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The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan's critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de... (read more)

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Winner of the Lincoln Prize This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.... (read more)

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Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
by Rick Perlstein
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Told with urgency and sharp political insight, andlt;iandgt;Nixonlandandlt;/iandgt; recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency. andlt;BRandgt; andlt... (read more)

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Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis
Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis
by Graham T Allison
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One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-... (read more)

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The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History [New in Paper] (Public Square)
The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History [New in Paper] (Public Square)
by Jill Lepore
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"Jill Lepore is a national treasure. There is no other writer so at home both as a trenchant scholar of American history and as an on-the-scene observer of our present-day follies. She etches the connection between past and present with a wisdom, grace... (read more)

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
by Charles C. Mann
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Charles C. Mann has pulled off an impressive feat — a scholarly, thorough work of history that's almost compulsively readable. In 1491, he summarizes and examines the last thirty years of research into the pre-Columbian Americas, and comes to some... (read more)

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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
by Wallace Stegner
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In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A... (read more)

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At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (America in the King Years)
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (America in the King Years)
by Taylor Branch
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At andlt;iandgt;Canaan's Edgeandlt;/iandgt; concludes andlt;iandgt;America in the King Years,andlt;/iandgt; a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and... (read more)

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Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Stephen E. Ambroseand#8217;s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War IIand#8217;s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;They came... (read more)

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Victors and the Vanquished : Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico (00 Edition)
Victors and the Vanquished : Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico (00 Edition)
by Stuart B. Schwartz
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In 1519 Hernán Cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies &#8212... (read more)

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Idea of America (12 Edition)
Idea of America (12 Edition)
by gordon S. Wood
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The preeminent historian of the Founding Era reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the American Revolution remains so essential. For Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, the American Revolution is the most important... (read more)

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Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 (Library of America)
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 (Library of America)
by Library Of America
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Now in paperback comes a unique collection that captures a dramatic and controversial war and the brilliant generation of American journalists who reported it. Includes a new Introduction by Ward Just.... (read more)

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Warmth of Other Suns (10 Edition)
Warmth of Other Suns (10 Edition)
by Isabel Wilkerson
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The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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Strangers From a Different Shore : a History of Asian Americans, Updated and Revised (Rev 98 Edition)
Strangers From a Different Shore : a History of Asian Americans, Updated and Revised (Rev 98 Edition)
by Ronald Takaki
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In a blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields... (read more)

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Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation
Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation
by Jonathan Lear
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Shortly before he died, Plenty Coups, the last great Chief of the Crow Nation, told his story--up to a certain point. "When the buffalo went away the hearts of my people fell to the ground," he said, "and they could not lift them up again. After this... (read more)

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