History - United States

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Brave Companions

David McCullough

The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories expr...

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Published: Jul 2005

The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Cour...

Bob Woodward

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices -- maneuvering...

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Published: Jul 2005

Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Mil...

Tanya Biank

Army Wives goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life to bring readers into the hearts and homes of today's military wives. Biank tells the story of four typical Army wives who, in a flash, find themselves in extrao...

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Published: May 2007

The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy...

Greil Marcus

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A London Times Literary Supplement Best Book of the Year In this exhilarating and kaleidoscopic investigation of American identity, Greil Mar...

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Published: Aug 2007

American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill P...

Stephen Hunter

Chronicles the day in 1950 when fanatical suicide assassins attempted to kill Harry S. Truman, in an account told from the perspectives of Secret Service agents and White House policemen who risked their lives and the security of thei...

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Published: Feb 2007

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold Hist...

Nancy Isenberg

The New York Times Besteller, with a new preface from the author"This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times&q...

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Published: Apr 2017

No More Indians

Ann Davis

In the early 1900s two Virginia gentlemen carried out what we know today was paper genocide. Elite white people thought little of the disappearance of Indians from our census records. It was a tiime when bigotry was acceptable and com...

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Published: Jan 2007

Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Sup...

Thomas Dilorenzo

What if you were told that the revered leader Abraham Lincoln was actually a political tyrant who stifled his opponents by suppressing their civil rights? What if you learned that the man so affectionately referred to as the “Gr...

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Published: Nov 2007

Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of th...

T. J. English

Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettabl...

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Published: Mar 2006

Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb? A Tour ...

Brian Lamb

Some presidents have been larger than life but none of them have been larger than death. Brian Lamb has visited the gravesites of every American president, living and dead, in order to put together this book, with assistance from the ...

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Published: May 2003

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell -- widely hailed for her inimitable stories on pu...

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Published: Oct 2003

One-Night Stands with American Histor...

Richard Shenkman

Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History! This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have uncovered nu...

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Published: Aug 2003

Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders a...

Michael R. Beschloss

Presidential Courage is a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in American history when a courageous President dramatically changed our future. Like Beschloss's previous book, The Conquerors, it was a New York T...

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Published: Feb 2008

Presidential Confidential: Sex, Scand...

John Boertlein

Presidential Confidential serves up the behind-the-scenes stories that the schoolbooks left out — deliciously juicy stories like secret (and sometimes sordid) affairs, dirty tricks, criminal acts, embarrassing moments, and much more...

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Published: Mar 2010

Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour...

C-Span

C-SPAN's unique guide to the final resting places of the nation's presidents. Some presidents have been larger than life but none of them have been larger than death. Brian Lamb has visited the gravesites of every American president,...

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Published: Feb 2010

The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, a...

Michael Grunwald

In this critical study of the ecology of the Florida everglades and the policies that have rendered it a virtual wasteland, Michael Grunwald takes a long view of how things went bad, beginning with the arrival of the Spanish, followed...

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Published: Mar 2007

Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Sh...

James H. Webb

In his first work of nonfiction, bestselling novelist James Webb tells the epic story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose lives and worldview were dictated by resistance, conflict, and struggle, and who, in turn, profoundly influenced ...

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Published: Jan 2004

American Nations: A History of the El...

Colin Woodard

divAn endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven "nations" that continue to shape North America/b/pdivAccording to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of elev...

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Published: Sep 2012

That's Not in My American History Boo...

Thomas Ayres

This book tackles the messy details, reclaims disregarded heroes, and sets the record straight. It also explains why July 4th isn't really Independence Day.

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Published: Jan 2004

48 Liberal Lies About American Histor...

Larry Schweikart

A historian debunks four-dozen PC myths about our nation's past. Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our country's past, argues professor Larry Schweikart. The...

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Published: Aug 2009

The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticator...

Colin Woodward

A history of coastal Maine's lobster communities describes their ongoing defense of local traditions against forces that would exploit their resources, their communal values, and the wisdom they have gleaned from lifetimes spent in co...

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Published: May 2005

A Treasury of Great American Scandals...

Michael Farquhar

Presents a witty collection of the most outrageous, scandalous, and offbeat events in American history takes a close-up look at the misdeeds and misbehavior of America's founding fathers, including infamous sex scandals, treacherous p...

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Published: Jul 2003

A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misle...

Michael Farquhar

In whimsical survey of human history, the author of A Treasury of Great American Scandals looks back at some of the greatest deceptions of all times, from the forged document that the Vatican used to lay claim to much of Europe, to th...

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Published: Jun 2005

The Great War: Walk in Hell

Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove marches on through history with The Great War: Walk in Hell. In his alternate timeline, the Confederate States of America won the Civil War, aided by Britain and France. In the 1880s (How Few Remain), Americans fought...

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Published: Jul 2000

The Irish Americans: A History

Jay P. Dolan

"Dolan has written a superb history of the Irish in this country…The book explains why so many Americans who have an option to choose their own ethnic identity decide that they want to be Irish."—Andrew M. Greeley Acclai...

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Published: Feb 2010

The Day the Earth Caved In: An Americ...

Joan Quigley

The Day the Earth Caved In is an unprecedented and riveting account of the nation's worst mine fire, beginning on Valentine's Day, 1981, when twelve-year-old Todd Domboski plunged through the earth in his grandmother's backyard in Cen...

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Published: Apr 2009

The Rough Riders

Theodore Roosevelt

Based on the future President's diary from the Spanish-American War, this bestselling 1899 memoir abounds in scenes of patriotic valor and pointed observations on McKinley's War Department. Colonel Roosevelt presents a spirited chroni...

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Published: Oct 2006

The Mental Floss History of the Unite...

Erik Sass

Smarter than your old history teacher, funnier than the Founding Fathers and more American than Betty Crocker cradling an apple pie Do you still think of Honest Abe as a heroic defender of liberty? That the late '60s were a groovy t...

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Published: Nov 2011

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: ...

Alvin M. Josephy

At the heart of this landmark collection of essays rests a single question: What impact, good or bad, immediate or long-range, did Lewis and Clark’s journey have on the Indians whose homelands they traversed? The nine writers in...

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Published: Jun 2007

Unsolved Mysteries of American Histor...

Paul Aron

A lively tour through our past and an ingenious primer in the art of historical detection.' —Robert A. Gross, author of The Minutemen and Their World Did Leif Ericsson beat Columbus to America? What happened to the Lost Colony ...

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Published: Sep 1998
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