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Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
by David Hajdu
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When twenty-five-year-old Bob Dylan wrecked his motorcycle near Woodstock in 1966 and dropped out of the public eye, he was already recognized as a genius, a youth idol with an acid wit and a barbwire throat; and Greenwich Village, where he first made... (read more)

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Steal This Book
Steal This Book
by Abbie Hoffman
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A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, Steal This Book captures Hoffman's puckish tone and became a cult classic... (read more)

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Native American Architecture
Native American Architecture
by Peter Nabokov
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Native American Architecture, is the first book-length, fully illustrated study of North American Indian architecture to appear in a century. The product of 15 years of research by an architect and an anthropologist, the book presents the building... (read more)

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Washington's Crossing (04 Edition)
Washington's Crossing (04 Edition)
by David Hackett Fischer
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Why do males and females frequently differ so markedly in body size and morphology? Sex, Size, and Gender Roles is the first book to investigate the genetic, developmental, and physiological basis of sexual size dimorphism found within and among the... (read more)

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Only What We Could Carry : the Japanese American Internment Experience (00 Edition)
Only What We Could Carry : the Japanese American Internment Experience (00 Edition)
by Lawson Fusao (ed.) Inada
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Cultural Writing. Asian-American Studies. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were uprooted from their homes and communitites and banished to remote internment camps. This collection of haunting... (read more)

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A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America
A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America
by Tony Horwitz
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W hat happened in North America between Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620? On a visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he doesn't have a clue, nor do most Americans. So he sets off across the continent to rediscover the... (read more)

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Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940
Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940
by David E. Kyvig
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In this fascinating book, David Kyvig describes everyday life in the 20s-40s decade, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, and radio and the movies became popular. The details of work life, domestic life, and leisure activities make... (read more)

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Major Problems in American Indian History (2ND 01 - Old Edition)
Major Problems in American Indian History (2ND 01 - Old Edition)
by Albert L Hurtado
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<p>This text presents a carefully selected group of readings&#151;on topics such as European encounters and contemporary Native American activism&#151;that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of... (read more)

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Flags of Our Fathers : Heroes of Iwo Jima (03 Edition)
Flags of Our Fathers : Heroes of Iwo Jima (03 Edition)
by Bradley
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New York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the... (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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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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Electric Kool-aid Acid Test (68 Edition)
Electric Kool-aid Acid Test (68 Edition)
by Tom Wolfe
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"An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. “An astonishing book” (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s.... (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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Rediscovery of North America
Rediscovery of North America
by Barry Holstun Lopez
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"Eloquent, deep-reaching...may heads of state, students and stock clerks alike read this important volume; and may we all listen to its lesson." -- Bloomsbury... (read more)

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Best and the Brightest
Best and the Brightest
by David Halberstam
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David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy. Using portraits of America’s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the... (read more)

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Dreams of a Final Theory : the Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature (93 Edition)
Dreams of a Final Theory : the Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature (93 Edition)
by Steven Weinberg
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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
by James Hornfischer
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There never has been a sports event, perhaps never an event of any kind, that received the attention of so many Americans in so many places around the world.andrdquo; So wrote a reporter on December 2, 1944, about the greatest Army- Navy football game in... (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.” &#8212;John le Carr&eacute;“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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Rites of Conquest : the History and Culture of Michigan's Native Americans (92 Edition)
Rites of Conquest : the History and Culture of Michigan's Native Americans (92 Edition)
by Charles E. Cleland
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A comprehensive and readable history of Native Americans in the Upper Great Lakes region... (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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