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Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge
by Stephen E Ambrose
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In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World... (read more)

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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
by Frederick Lewis Allen
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“A style that is verve itself.” — New York Times “A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.” — Chicago Daily Tribune From Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor-in-chief of Harpers... (read more)

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Major Problems in American Indian History: Documents and Essays (Historical Reader)
Major Problems in American Indian History: Documents and Essays (Historical Reader)
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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Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis
Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis
by Graham T Allison
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One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-... (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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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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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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Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History
Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History
by Richard Shenkman
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Some Things You Should Know Before Reading This Book We Americans, I have discovered, do not just get our own history wrong. We get everybody else's wrong as well. Think Nero fiddled while Rome burned? Think Catherine the Great was Russian? Think King... (read more)

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The Fifties
The Fifties
by David Halberstam
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US... (read more)

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Facing East From Indian Country : Native History of Early America (01 Edition)
Facing East From Indian Country : Native History of Early America (01 Edition)
by Daniel K. Richter
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Finalist, 2002 Pulitzer Prize for... (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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We Were Soldiers Once... and Young (92 Edition)
We Were Soldiers Once... and Young (92 Edition)
by Ha Moore
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Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Commandant's choice for 1993 was We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. In November 1965, some 450 men of... (read more)

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Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression
Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression
by Alan Brinkley
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The study of two demagogues, whose vast popularity explains much about Depression-era America.... (read more)

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Huck's Raft (04 Edition)
Huck's Raft (04 Edition)
by Steven Mintz
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2005 Carr P. Collins Award, Texas Institute of... (read more)

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First Peoples: a Documentary Survey of American Indian History (4TH 12 Edition)
First Peoples: a Documentary Survey of American Indian History (4TH 12 Edition)
by Colin G. Calloway
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First Peoples distinctive approach continues to make it the bestselling and most highly acclaimed text for the American Indian history survey. Respected scholar Colin G. Calloway provides a solid foundation grounded in timely scholarship and a narrative... (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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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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... (read more)

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This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History
This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History
by T R Fehrenbach
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Updated with maps, photographs, and battlefield diagrams, this special fiftieth anniversary edition of the classic history of the Korean War is a dramatic and hard-hitting account of the conflict written from the perspective of those who fought it... (read more)

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Landscapes of the Sacred : Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality - Expanded ((Rev)01 Edition)
Landscapes of the Sacred : Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality - Expanded ((Rev)01 Edition)
by Belden C. Lane
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This substantially expanded edition of Belden C. Lane's Landscapes of the Sacred includes a new introductory chapter that offers three new interpretive models for understanding American sacred space. Lane maintains his approach of interspersing shorter... (read more)

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Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
by Gordon S Wood
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One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution. New York Times Book Review During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many... (read more)

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Washington's Crossing
Washington's Crossing
by David Hackett Fischer
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Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer... (read more)

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