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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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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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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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Warmth of Other Suns (10 Edition)
Warmth of Other Suns (10 Edition)
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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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
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How a lone mans epic obsession led to one of Americas greatest cultural treasures: Prizewinning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history — and the driven, brilliant man... (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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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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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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Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
by David M Kennedy
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"A grand historical synthesis...this is the kind of book prizes are made for."--Chicago Tribune "This is modern America's story--modern America's most thrilling, most irresistible, and most significant story--and in this massive volume, David M. Kennedy... (read more)

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The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
by David Halberstam
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In researching the career of David Halberstam for our Out of the Book project, I came across a description of the author by Doris Kearns Goodwin that gets to the heart of Halberstam's masterful approach: "A gifted storyteller," she called him. "He told... (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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Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles
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A sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old... (read more)

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Empire of the Summer Moon (10 Edition)
Empire of the Summer Moon (10 Edition)
by S. C. Gwynne
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In the tradition of andlt;iandgt;Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, andlt;/iandgt;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... (read more)

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Book of the Hopi
Book of the Hopi
by Frank Waters
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A masterpiece of Pueblo Indian mythology—now in a restored, definitive edition In 1928, Edward Proctor Hunt, a Pueblo Indian man who was born in 1861 in the mesa-top village of Acoma, New Mexico and initiated into several secret societies only to... (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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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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Rediscovery of North America
Rediscovery of North America
by Barry Holstun Lopez
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Dispatches
Dispatches
by Michael Herr
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The Fifties
The Fifties
by David Halberstam
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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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