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Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History
Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History
by Ted Steinberg
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"By demonstrating the myriad but too often unacknowledged ways in which familiar historical events have been intimately tied to the transformation and exploitation of the natural world, Down to Earth changes the way we think not just about our past, but... (read more)

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The Korean War
The Korean War
by Max Hastings
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Drew Middleton andlt;Iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; Admirable...penetrating.... (read more)

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Indians in American Society (85 Edition)
Indians in American Society (85 Edition)
by Francis Paul Prucha
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Francis Paul Prucha, S.J. is Professor Emeritus of Histor at Marquette University. Among his many books is The Indians in American Society: From the Revolutionary War to the Present (California, 1985).... (read more)

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Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Rev 92 Edition)
Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Rev 92 Edition)
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bernard Bailyn is a 2010 National Humanities Medal... (read more)

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History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years
History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years
by Kyle Ward
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"This thought-provoking study is ideal for history buffs and the general public; for public libraries and teachers’ college collections." —Library Journal "A nation’s guiding assumptions must be continually re-examined . . . [Ward... (read more)

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Dispatches
Dispatches
by Michael Herr
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Rediscovery of North America
Rediscovery of North America
by Barry Holstun Lopez
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The Fifties
The Fifties
by David Halberstam
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American Stories: A History of the United States, Combined
American Stories: A History of the United States, Combined
by H W Brands
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Explore America’s rich and complex past in this accessible presentation of American history.   Using a streamlined and powerful narrative, the authors take readers beyond an assortment of facts to tell the story of our nation. American... (read more)

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For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From First Contact Through Reconstruction
For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From First Contact Through Reconstruction
by David E Shi
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The reader features 250 primary source documents, both textual and visual, drawn from a vast range of government documents, newspapers, speeches, letters, novels, and images. Twenty-five updated selections offer strengthened coverage of African American... (read more)

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All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
by Nomi Prins
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Who rules America? All the Presidentsand#8217; Bankers is a groundbreaking narrative of how an elite group of men transformed the American economy and government, dictated foreign and domestic policy, and shaped world history. Culled from original... (read more)

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The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
by Simon Winchester
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Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and... (read more)

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Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
by James H. Webb
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From the best-selling author of The Places in Between, “a flat-out masterpiece” (New York Times Book Review), an exploration of the Marches—the borderland between England and Scotland—and the people, history, and conflicts... (read more)

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Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics
Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics
by Harry Lembeck.
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Harry Lembeck, a retired attorney, is a freelance writer and a recognized Theodore Roosevelt historian. He has spoken about Roosevelt at meetings and seminars of historical organizations and acted as a historical advisor for a PBS program on peonage... (read more)

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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
by Pauline Maier
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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
by Samantha Power
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A New Yorker Reviewers Favorites “Beckerman recounts the historic trajectory of this grand assertion of human rights with passionate clarity and pellucid conviction.”—Cynthia Ozick AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, NEARLY THREE MILLION... (read more)

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Radicalism of the American Revolution (91 Edition)
Radicalism of the American Revolution (91 Edition)
by Gordon S. Wood
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In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a... (read more)

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A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Political Corruption and American Culture
A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Political Corruption and American Culture
by Alexander Cockburn
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Alexander Cockburn (1941–2012) was the coeditor of CounterPunch and the author of a number of titles, including Corruptions of Empire, The Golden Age Is in Us, Washington Babylon (with Ken Silverstein), and Imperial Crusades. One of three... (read more)

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I Have Spoken (91 Edition)
I Have Spoken (91 Edition)
by Armstrong
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I Have Spoken is a collection of American Indian oratory from the 17th to the 20th century, concentrating on speeches focusing around Indian-white relationships, especially treaty-making negotiations. A few letters and other writings are also included... (read more)

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Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs
Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs
by Michelle Malkin
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Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American... (read more)

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