History - United States

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...

Doris Kearns Goodwin

The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in polit...

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Published: Oct 2013

An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions ...

Glenn Beck

FUNNY. OUTRAGEOUS. TRUE.Have you ever wondered why some of the biggest problems we face, from illegal immigration to global warming to poverty never seem to get fixed? The reason is simple: the solutions just aren't very convenient. F...

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Published: Nov 2007

Don't Know Much About History - Updat...

Kenneth C. Davis

A new, completely revised, expanded and updated edition of the million-selling New York Times bestseller that launched the entire Don't Know Much About series.When Don't Know Much About History first appeared, it created a sensation. ...

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Published: Apr 2003

A Short History of the United States

Robert Vincent Remini

Offering an abbreviated, accessible, and lively narrative history of the United States, this erudite volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institut...

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Published: Oct 2008

Taking Charge

Michael R. Beschloss

As expertly selected, edited and footnoted by the presidential historian Michael R. Beschloss, the conversations form a fascinating record of the first nine months of Johnson's administration, providing new insights into his character...

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Published: Oct 2001

The Supreme Court: The Personalities ...

Jeffrey Rosen

A leading Supreme Court expert recounts the personal and philosophical rivalries that forged our nation's highest court and continue to shape our daily lives.'The Supreme Court' is the most mysterious branch of government, and yet the...

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Published: Jan 2007

The Wordy Shipmates

Sarah Vowell

The Wordy Shipmates is New York Times–bestselling author Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's "city upon a hill"—a shining example, a "city ...

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Published: Oct 2008

A People's History of the United Stat...

Howard Zinn

A revised edition of the American Book Award-nominated chronicle of U.S. history is told from a grassroots perspective and provides an analysis of important events of the 20th Century. Read by Matt Damon, preface and afterword read by...

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Published: Feb 2003

The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale o...

Candice Millard

James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for pre...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...

Doris Kearns Goodwin

After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings Theodore Roosevelt, the muck...

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Published: Oct 2013

The Colonel & Little Missie: Buffalo ...

Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry tackles the tale of Buffalo Bill--in his life as both an Indian killer and, later, a showman--and Annie Oakley, the precocious sharpshooter who appeared with his Wild West Show. As McMurtry explores these two highly unu...

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Published: Jul 2005

Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders a...

Michael R. Beschloss

From the acclaimed bestselling author of The ConquerorsMichael Beschloss's dramatic and inspiring saga explores crucial times when a courageous President changed the history of the United States. With surprising new sources and a dazz...

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Published: May 2007

The National Parks: America's Best Id...

Dayton Duncan

The companion volume to the new Ken Burns film: a magnificently illustrated history of the American National Park System.In a rich, evocative, deeply informative narrative, Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns examine how each new park was bro...

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Published: Sep 2009

Miracles and Massacres: True and Unto...

Glenn Beck

HISTORY AS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE TOLD: TRUE AND THRILLING. Thomas Edison was a bad guy— and bad guys usually lose in the end. World War II radio host "Tokyo Rose" was branded as a traitor by the U.S. government and served ti...

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Published: Nov 2013

Dead Presidents: An American Adventur...

Brady Carlson

An entertaining exploration into the varied ways we remember and memorialize the American presidents. In Dead Presidents, NPR host Brady Carlson takes readers to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials to tell the death stor...

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Published: Feb 2016

Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the...

Evan Carton

A portrait of the American abolitionist offers insight into his enigmatic personality, covering such topics as his friendships with African-American contemporaries, his twenty children by two wives, and his willingness to resort to ex...

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Published: Nov 2006

The Soul of America: The Battle for O...

Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fu...

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Published: May 2018

A Renegade History of the United Stat...

Thaddeus Russell

Historian Thaddeus Russell presents a study of the real revolutionaries who infused America with the identity it has today.

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Published: Sep 2010

Untitled on Obama Administration

Bob Woodward

In Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with m...

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Published: Sep 2010

Out of Order: Stories from the Histor...

Sandra Day O'Connor

b“I called this book iOut of Order/i because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hea...

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Published: Feb 2013

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the R...

Lawrence Wright

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright’s re...

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Published: Sep 2006

Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the...

Evan Carton

John Brown is a lightning rod of history. Yet he is poorly understood and most commonly described in stereotypes--as a madman, martyr, or enigma. This illuminating biography brings him to life in scintillating prose and moving detail,...

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Published: Nov 2006

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the R...

Lawrence Wright

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright’s re...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Fl...

John M. Barry

Historian John M. Barry dramatically reconstructs a key chapter in American history as he recalls the devastating 1927 flood that caused widespread destruction in Louisiana and Mississippi and throughout the region. In April of that y...

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Published: Oct 2005

The Patriot's History Reader: Essenti...

Larry Schweikart

An original collection of the most influential documents in American history from the bestselling authors of A Patriot's History of the United States. Since 2005, A Patriot's History of the United States has become a modern classic...

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Published: May 2011

Area 51: An Uncensored History of Ame...

Annie Jacobsen

Area 51It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 ...

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Published: May 2011

Seven Miracles That Saved America: Wh...

Chris Stewart

When the odds were stacked against us and there have been many times when the great experiment we call America could have and should have failed did God intervene to save us? That question, posed by authors Chris Stewart and Ted S...

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Published: Sep 2010

A Century Turns: New Fears, New Hopes...

William J. Bennett

Author, historian, and educator William J. Bennett examines America's last two decades. Twenty years ago, John McCain was serving his second year in the Senate, and Colin Powell had just been promoted to chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...

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Published: Jan 2010

Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in...

Andrew Carroll

Grace Under Fire' is an extraordinary, moving record of the importance of religion and spirituality to troops and their families from the American Revolution through the fighting in Iraq. Reflecting the writers' thoughts, feelings, an...

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Published: Mar 2007

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: American i...

Michael B. Oren

This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, this book reconstructs the diverse and re...

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Published: Jun 2007
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