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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

David Pietrusza

David Pietrusza, CASEY Award winner, has authored or edited over thirty books. His Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series was nominated for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in the Best Fact... (read more)


Travelers to Antebellum America
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Domestic Manners of the Americans (Penguin Classics)

Fanny Trollope

"I am convinced there is no writer who has so well and accurately (I need not add, so entertainingly) described [America] ... as you have done"—Dickens to Fanny Trollope, 1842 When Fanny Trollope set sail for America in 1827, she took with... (read more)


Foreign Policy
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Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project)

Noam Chomsky

Since World War II, the United States has repeatedly posited itself as a defender of democracy, using its military might to promote freedom abroad even as it ascended to the status of the world’s only superpower. The answer to almost every... (read more)


1945 to Present
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Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked

Chris Matthews

andlt;I andgt;TIP AND THE GIPPERandlt;/Iandgt; is a magnificent personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country. Chris Matthews was an eyewitness to this story as a top aide to Speaker of the... (read more)


Early American Biographies
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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Vintage)

T J Stiles

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of... (read more)


Colonial America
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Common Sense (Great Ideas)

Thomas Paine

The writings that inspired the American Revolution—in an expanded new edition Thomas Paines Common Sense may well be the most influential polemic in all of American history. Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of... (read more)


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