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Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
by Evan Thomas
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Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years
History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years
by Kyle Ward
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A fascinating reminder of how contemporary prejudices color the way each generation looks at the nation's past. In this "thought-provoking study" (Library Journal), historian Kyle Ward—the widely acclaimed co-author of History Lessons—gives us... (read more)

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America: A Cultural History #03: Liberty and Freedom
America: A Cultural History #03: Liberty and Freedom
by David Hackett Fischer
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an... (read more)

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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
by Samantha Power
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At the end of World War II, nearly three million Jews were trapped inside the Soviet Union. They lived a paradoxunwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, Well Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring story... (read more)

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Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
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In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph... (read more)

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In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect (10 Edition)
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect (10 Edition)
by Ronald Kessler
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Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one... (read more)

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The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
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The New York Times bestselling history of the private relationships among the last thirteen presidents — the partnerships, private deals, rescue missions, and rivalries of those select men who served as commander in chief. The Presidents Club was... (read more)

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The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada: Vol 1: To the Massacre... (Conspiracy of Pontiac & the Indian War After the Conquest of)
The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada: Vol 1: To the Massacre... (Conspiracy of Pontiac & the Indian War After the Conquest of)
by Francis Parkman
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Francis Parkman, America's greatest narrative historian, immortal for The Oregon Trail (1849), devoted much of his career to writing about the struggle of France and England for domination in America. The Conspiracy of Pontiac is an account of the Indian... (read more)

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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
by Annette Gordon-Reed
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The immensely rich biography of a houseand#8212;Sylvester Manor, on Shelter Island, New Yorkand#8212;and of the unknown Colonial way of life it reveals The acclaimed author and landscape historian Mac Griswold brings alive the story both of the... (read more)

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America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom
America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom
by William Bennett
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Respected scholar William Bennett reacquaints America with its heritage in the second volume of America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II). This engaging narrative slices through the cobwebs of time, memory, and prevailing cynicism to reinvigorate America... (read more)

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Lies My Teacher Told Me
Lies My Teacher Told Me
by James W Loewen
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Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve... (read more)

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Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776
Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776
by Richard R Beeman
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In 1768, Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush stood before the empty throne of King George III, overcome with emotion as he gazed at the symbol of Americas connection with England. Eight years later, he became one of the fifty-six men to sign the... (read more)

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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
by David McCullough
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Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first... (read more)

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White House Diary
White House Diary
by Jimmy Carter
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The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter—filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world Each day during his presidency,... (read more)

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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
by Jennet Conant
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In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thousands of... (read more)

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Not Written in Stone: Learning and Unlearning American History Through 200 Years of Textbooks
Not Written in Stone: Learning and Unlearning American History Through 200 Years of Textbooks
by Kyle Ward
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Looking at the different ways textbooks from different eras present the same historical events, Not Written in Stone offers an abridged and annotated version of Kyle Wards celebrated History in the Making specifically designed for classroom use. In each... (read more)

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Truman
Truman
by David McCullough
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The Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by Americaand#8217;s beloved and distinguished historian.... (read more)

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Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
by William Strauss
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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading... (read more)

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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
by Edmund S Morgan
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Chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and as a best book for 2002 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, and Publishers Weekly. A finalist for the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award in... (read more)

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