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Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World (Vintage)

Maya Jasanoff

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner This groundbreaking book offers the first global history of the loyalist exodus to Canada, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, India, and beyond. At the end of the American Revolution, sixty thousand Americans loyal to... (read more)


Temperance and Prohibition
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Religion in North America #29: Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life

Fran Grace

"A needed and welcome account of Carry Nation's story... deserves the highest praise." --Journal of American History "Admirably interweaves early 20th-century religious culture, regional politics, the suffrage and temperance movements, and the woman who... (read more)


Presidents
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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

Ronald C Jr White

In the tradition of Wills's "Lincoln at Gettysburg, Lincoln's Greatest Speech" combines impeccable scholarship and lively, engaging writing to reveal the full meaning of one of the greatest speeches in the nation's history.... (read more)


1945 to Present
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The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America

James T Patterson

At the beginning of 1965, the U.S. seemed on the cusp of a golden age. Although Americans had been shocked by the assassination in 1963 of President Kennedy, they exuded a sense of consensus and optimism that showed no signs of abating. Indeed, political... (read more)


Kennedy, Robert
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Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Robert F Kennedy

In October 1962, when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes... (read more)


20th Century
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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

Lily Koppel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with... (read more)


General
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The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Larry J Sabato

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago—yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato... (read more)


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