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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (Vintage)
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (Vintage)
by Jill Lepore
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National Book Award Finalist From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a... (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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Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
by Tim Mcgrath
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Five ships against hundreds—the fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen…   America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington... (read more)

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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
by Jill Lepore
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Chapter VII   Book’ry, Cook’ry   She learned to bake and to roast, to mend and to scrub. She learned to sew and to knit. She helped her mother tend the garden. She learned to dye.1 She helped her father in the shop, doing the work... (read more)

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1776
1776
by David McCullough
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Americaand#8217;s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nationand#8217;s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions... (read more)

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Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
by Alexander Rose
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Soon to be a series on AMC Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep... (read more)

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Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty
Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty
by John A Ragosta
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Before the American Revolution, no colony more assiduously protected its established church or more severely persecuted religious dissenters than Virginia. Both its politics and religion were dominated by an Anglican establishment, and dissenters from... (read more)

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What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, a Life
What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, a Life
by Marc Leepson
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What So Proudly We Hailed is the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years. In this fascinating look at early America, historian Marc Leepson explores the life and legacy of Francis Scott Key. Standing alongside Betsy Ross... (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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The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
by Alan Taylor
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Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as “freedom’s swift-winged angels.” In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for... (read more)

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Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
by Gordon Wood
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In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, ?What made these men great???and shows us, among many other things, just how... (read more)

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The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy
The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy
by Thomas K. Mccraw
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Thomas K. McCraw was Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at Harvard Business School and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History. Harvard Business... (read more)

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Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
by Alexander Rose
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Alexander Rose earned his doctorate from Cambridge University, where his prizewinning research focused on political and scientific history. He is the author of Kings in the North: The House of Percy in British History and American Rifle: A Biography, and... (read more)

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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution
by Richard Archer
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In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those... (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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Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, this splendid book is likely to become the definitive work on the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776. In The Radicalism of the... (read more)

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The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
by Yuval Levin
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For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best... (read more)

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A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence (People's History of the American Revolution)
A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence (People's History of the American Revolution)
by Ray Raphael
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"Raphael rounds out his narrative with fresh voices and well-researched primary sources"... (read more)

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Library of America #0017: Jefferson: Writings
Library of America #0017: Jefferson: Writings
by Thomas Jefferson
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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of... (read more)

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Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
by Cokie Roberts
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families–and... (read more)

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Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
by Joseph J. Ellis
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A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the... (read more)

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