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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin... (read more)

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Truman
Truman
by David McCullough
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The Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by Americaand#8217;s beloved and distinguished historian.... (read more)

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John Adams
John Adams
by David McCullough
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David McCullough is our most dependable presidential biographer. Each of his efforts has been a resounding success, combining popular appeal with literary accolades. Mornings on Horseback, about Teddy Roosevelt, won the National Book Award, his... (read more)

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Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
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In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph... (read more)

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Lies My Teacher Told Me
Lies My Teacher Told Me
by James W Loewen
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Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve... (read more)

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Joseph J. Ellis
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In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award-winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals — Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison-confronted the... (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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In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy
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Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City ""Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech." Q: Are black genes as good as white genes? A: Not when it comes to intelligence. Not when it comes to building society.... (read more)

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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson
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Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us -- an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography,... (read more)

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Theodore Rex
Theodore Rex
by Edmund Morris
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Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelts two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in... (read more)

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library)
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library)
by Edmund Morris
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Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of... (read more)

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For Love of Politics: Inside the Clinton White House
For Love of Politics: Inside the Clinton White House
by Sally Bedell Smith
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During their eight years in the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together more closely than the public ever knew. Their intertwined personal and professional lives had far-reaching consequences-for politics, domestic policy, and international... (read more)

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The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal (P.S.)
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal (P.S.)
by Lily Koppel
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For more than half a century, the red leather diary languished inside a steamer trunk. Rescued from a Dumpster on Manhattan's Upper West Side, it found its way to Lily Koppel, a young writer, who opened its tarnished brass lock and journeyed into an... (read more)

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A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
by Carol Berkin
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"" If you've ever wondered how a group of 18th-century soldiers , farmers , lawyers and businessmen managed to come up with our miracle of a Constitution . . . Berkin explains it in her exciting re-creation."-The Star-Ledger (Newark) We know the story of... (read more)

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State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
by James Risen
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With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath... (read more)

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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
by Jon Meacham
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Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan... (read more)

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The Federalist Papers (Signet Classics)
The Federalist Papers (Signet Classics)
by Alexander Hamilton
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The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties.... (read more)

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The J.F.K. Jr. scrapbook
The J.F.K. Jr. scrapbook
by Stephen Spignesi
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Admirers will discover the many sides of this elusive man in both his public and private incarnations. Color photographs throughout.... (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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