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Washington: A Life
Washington: A Life
by Ron Chernow
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Ron Chernow's gripping biography covers George Washington's many facets, some previously unexplored and all penned with the author's literary acuteness. By delving into the personal, as well as the political, Chernow successfully paints an unprecedented... (read more)

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The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal (P.S.)
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal (P.S.)
by Lily Koppel
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For more than half a century, the red leather diary languished inside a steamer trunk. Rescued from a Dumpster on Manhattan's Upper West Side, it found its way to Lily Koppel, a young writer, who opened its tarnished brass lock and journeyed into an... (read more)

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First ladies
First ladies
by Margaret Truman
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On personal & public styles. Truman interviewed the madames Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Carter, Bush, and Clinton and carefully researched all the first ladies. And of them she writes with a practiced, skillful hand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc... (read more)

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The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism
by Megan Marshall
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Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody were in many ways our American Brontes. The story of these remarkable sisters — and their central role in shaping the thinking of their day — has never before been fully told. Twenty years in the... (read more)

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The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
by Harlow G Unger
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In this compelling biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals the epic story of James Monroe (1758–1831)—the last of Americas Founding Fathers—who transformed a small, fragile nation beset by enemies into a powerful empire... (read more)

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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
by Simon Schama
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If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win? When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands... (read more)

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First Salute: A View of the American Revolution
First Salute: A View of the American Revolution
by Barbara W Tuchman
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Tuchman turns to America with a fresh new view of the events that led from the first foreign salute to the American Nationhood in 1776 to the last campaign of the Revolution five years later--the moment that inaugurated the existence of a new nation, and... (read more)

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The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
by Clay Risen
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained—as Everett Dirksen, the GOP... (read more)

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The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
by John W Dean
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Based on Nixons previously overlooked secret recordings—a revelatory new look at Watergate by one of its key figures   Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSAs wide­spread surveillance... (read more)

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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Perennial Classics)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Perennial Classics)
by Howard Zinn
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Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African... (read more)

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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History)
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History)
by Richard Archer
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In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of... (read more)

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George Washington on Leadership
George Washington on Leadership
by Richard Brookhiser
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In 1799, at the end of George Washingtons long life and illustrious career, the politician Henry Lee eulogized him as: “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Esteemed historian Richard Brookhiser now adds to... (read more)

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Give Me Liberty!, Volume 1: An American History: To 1877
Give Me Liberty!, Volume 1: An American History: To 1877
by Eric Foner
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Give Me Liberty! is the leading textbook in the market because it works in the classroom. A single-author book, Give Me Liberty! offers students a consistent approach, a single narrative voice, and a coherent perspective throughout the text. Threaded... (read more)

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Fair Game: How a Top Spy Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
Fair Game: How a Top Spy Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
by Valerie Plame Wilson
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FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE BOURNE FILMS COMES THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SEAN PENN AND NAOMI WATTS Based on Fair Game, Valerie Plame Wilsons historic and unvarnished account of the personal and international consequences of speaking truth... (read more)

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Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
by Jeffrey Frank
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An absorbing account of “the most intriguing — and dysfunctional — political marriage in history” (The New York Times Book Review, front page review). One of the most acclaimed political biographies of our time, Jeffrey Frank... (read more)

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Colonel Roosevelt
Colonel Roosevelt
by Edmund Morris
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Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain "Colonel Roosevelt," he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in... (read more)

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Personal Memoirs (Modern Library War)
Personal Memoirs (Modern Library War)
by Ulysses S Grant
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"One of the most unflinching studies of war in our literature."  --William McFeeley Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant's is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary... (read more)

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Mrs. Kennedy and Me
Mrs. Kennedy and Me
by Clint Hill
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The #1 andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt; called and#8220;clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip,and#8221; Jackie Kennedyand#8217;s personal Secret... (read more)

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War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals
War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals
by David Halberstam
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Pulitzer Prize­winning journalist David Halberstam chronicles Washington politics and foreign policy in post­Cold War America. Evoking the internal conflicts, unchecked egos, and power struggles within the White House, the State... (read more)

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The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project)
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project)
by Chalmers Johnson
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"Impressive . . . a powerful indictment of U.S. military and foreign policy." -Los Angeles Times Book Review, front page In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a... (read more)

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