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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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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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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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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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The heyday of whaling examined through the plight of the Whaleship Essex. This is the best sort of popular history writing.... (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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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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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
by Neil Sheehan
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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic... (read more)

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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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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
by Taylor Branch
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In the second volume of the three-part trilogy of monumental history that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Parting the Waters", Taylor Branch recreates the dramas that affected every American as the civil rights movement grew in size, impact, and... (read more)

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
by Tom Wolfe
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Tom Wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel chronicles the tale of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. In the 1960s, Kesey led a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over LSD... (read more)

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In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the West, 1528-1990
In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the West, 1528-1990
by Quintard Taylor
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A landmark history of African Americans in the West, rescues the collective American consciousness from thinking solely of European pioneers when considering the exploration, settling, and conquest of the territory west of the Mississippi. From its... (read more)

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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
by Lauren Kessler
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Stubborn Twig is a classic American story, a story of immigrants making their way in a new land. It is a living work of social history that rings with the power of truth and the drama of fiction, a moving saga about the challenges of becoming an American.... (read more)

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Stayin' Alive (12 Edition)
Stayin' Alive (12 Edition)
by Jefferson R. Cowie
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A wide-ranging cultural and political history that will forever redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin Alive is prize-winning historian Jefferson Cowies remarkable account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic... (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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Since Yesterday : the 1930's in America (40 Edition)
Since Yesterday : the 1930's in America (40 Edition)
by Frederick L. Allen
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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will... (read more)

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Our Hearts Fell To the Ground (96 Edition)
Our Hearts Fell To the Ground (96 Edition)
by Colin G. Calloway
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Colin G. Calloway is professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. Formerly he taught at the University of Wyoming and served as assistant director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the... (read more)

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Ohlone Way : Indian Life in the San Francisco-monterey Bay Area (78 Edition)
Ohlone Way : Indian Life in the San Francisco-monterey Bay Area (78 Edition)
by Malcolm Margolin
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Nonfiction. Two hundred years ago herds of elk and antelope dotted the hills of the San Francisco-Monterey Bay area. Grizzly bears lumbered down to the creeks to fish for salmon and steelhead trout. From the vast marshlands, geese, ducks, and other birds... (read more)

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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
by Tim O'Brien
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During the Vietnam war, Tim O'Brien spent a year in the U.S. infantry. As a result, he wrote If I Die in a Combat Zone (Box Me Up and Ship Me Home), an account of his experiences there. He doesn't spare us the terrible particulars of this piece of our... (read more)

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Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
by Nick Turse
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Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling and sure to be controversial history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were "isolated... (read more)

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Freedom From Fear : the American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (99 Edition)
Freedom From Fear : the American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (99 Edition)
by David M. Kennedy
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Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. This book tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. The... (read more)

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