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Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
by Robert A. Caro
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"The main emotion that the reader, or at least one reader, comes away with is anger: anger at a government that for so long could tolerate a body of leaders who succeeded at stalling the cause of reform in this country, and anger at a citizenry that also... (read more)

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The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past
The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past
by David Kidder
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Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national bestseller The Intellectual Devotional--offering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment--drew a year's worth of... (read more)

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Common Sense
Common Sense
by Thomas Paine
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Published anonymously in 1776 - the year of the American Declaration of Independence - Paine's "Common Sense" became an immediate bestseller. More than any other factor, it was this pamphlet which sparked off the movement that established the... (read more)

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Cartoon History of the United States
Cartoon History of the United States
by Larry Gonick
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What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik? Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the... (read more)

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Profiles in Courage (P.S.)
Profiles in Courage (P.S.)
by John F Kennedy
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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different... (read more)

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Woman Behind New Deal : Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins - Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage (09 Edition)
Woman Behind New Deal : Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins - Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage (09 Edition)
by Kirstin Downey
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“Kirstin Downey’s lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins’ career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt’s character.” &mdash... (read more)

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The Coming of the Civil War, 1837-1861
The Coming of the Civil War, 1837-1861
by John Niven
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This book explores the interrelated themes of modernization and slavery, issues that created reform movements in the North, defensive sectionalism in the South, social disruption, and a general failure of political leadership. During this period the... (read more)

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Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams
Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams
by Lester J Cappon
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An intellectual dialogue of the highest plane achieved in America, the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, quotidiana, and family griefs and joys. First meeting as... (read more)

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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
by Philip Shenon
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A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single... (read more)

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An Unfinished Life
An Unfinished Life
by Robert Dallek
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While JFK remains the subject of endless media attention and national fascination more than 40 years after his assassination, Dallek's book provides fresh revelations and perspective.... (read more)

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The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
by David Nasaw
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A and#147;brilliant, compellingand#8221; (The New York Times Book Review) biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography In this pioneering new work,... (read more)

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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
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President Carter has written importantly about his spiritual life and faith. In Living Faith, a huge bestseller, he recounted the values and experiences that shaped his personal and political life. In his companion book Sources of Strength, also a... (read more)

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A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History
A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History
by Thomas Bender
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"An original, ambitious, and consistently provocative book that should change the way we study and teach American history." Eric Foner, Columbia University In this major book, Thomas Bender recasts the developments central to American history by... (read more)

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Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History
Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History
by Eric Foner
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An invaluable supplement to the text, all the primary source documents address the theme of American freedom in its many dimensions. It is a compact, unintimidating collection, with documents of reasonable length. Each primary source is accompanied by a... (read more)

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Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
by Meryl Gordon
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The fate of Brooke Astor, the endearing philanthropist with the storied name, has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father, Anthony Marshall, in 2006, alleging mistreatment of Brooke. Shortly after her death in 2007... (read more)

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An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power
An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power
by John Steele Gordon
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Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their dominion through force of arms and political power over alien peoples. In this illuminating work of history, John Steele Gordon tells the extraordinary... (read more)

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The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000
The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000
by Fred Anderson
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Americans often think of their nationandrsquo;s history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions to the rule of peaceful progress. In... (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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A Short History of Reconstruction (Abridged)
A Short History of Reconstruction (Abridged)
by Eric Foner
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The World the War Made The Coming of Emancipation On January 1, 1863, after a winter storm swept up the east coast of the United States, the sun rose in a cloudless sky over Washington, D.C. At the White House, Abraham Lincoln spent most of the day... (read more)

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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
by Joseph J Ellis
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For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political career. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was... (read more)

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