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Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father

by Barack Obama-

Published in 1995, this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then... Read more
Truman

Truman

by David McCullough

The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson -- and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man -- a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined -- but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The... Read more
The Foxfire Book

The Foxfire Book

by Eliot Wigginton

The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining
The "Foxfire" books began as a student-produced magazine in 1966 that contains stories and interviews from elders in their rural Southern Appalachian community.  The books are anthology collections of material from The Foxfire Magazine, edited and published by Eliot Wigginton.
 
Why England Slept

Why England Slept

by John F Kennedy

Why England Slept is the published version of a thesis written by John F. Kennedy while in his senior year at Harvard College. Its title was an allusion to Winston Churchill's 1938 book While England Slept, which also examined the buildup of German power.
Isaac's Storm

Isaac's Storm

by Erik Larson

Erik Larson, a contributor to Time magazine, is the author of The Naked Consumer and Lethal Passage (Crown, 1994). His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, and other national magazines. He lives in Seattle.
The Years Of Lyndon Johnson

The Years Of Lyndon Johnson

by Robert A Caro

   For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that best "exemplifies... Read more
The Fifties

The Fifties

by David Halberstam

"A sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. It is the decade of Joe McCarthy and the young Martin Luther King, the Korean War and Levittown, Jack Kerouac and Elvis Presley."
The Path Between the Seas

The Path Between the Seas

by David McCullough

Describes all the events and personalities involved in the monumental undertaking which precipitated revolution, scandal, economic crisis, and a new Central American republic Bibliography: p. 655-669.
Includes index.
Living History

Living History

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History is the autobiography of Secretary of State, former United States Senator from New York, and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, published in 2003. In December 2000, Simon & Schuster agreed to pay Clinton a reported $8 million advance for what became Living History — a near-record figure to an author for an advance at that time. Critics charged that the book deal, coming soon after her election to the U.S.
African Game Trails

African Game Trails

by Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt declined to run for reelection as President of the United States in 1908. Partly as a vacation, partly to avoid the press as his friend Taft set up a new administration, (and partly for self-promotion), T.R. set out for Africa to hunt big game and collect specimens for a future exposition at the Smithsonian. Scribner's magazine underwrote the trip by paying $50,000 for twelve articles. It is these articles that eventually became African Game Trails.In April 1909, T.R. and his son... Read more
American Heritage

American Heritage

by American Heritage

Back To Basics

Back To Basics

by Reader's Digest Editors

Crusade In Europe

Crusade In Europe

by Dwight D Eisenhower

Christmas

Christmas

by Randolph E Haugan

Beyond the Mississippi

Beyond the Mississippi

by Albert D Richardson

Masters Of Deceit

Masters Of Deceit

by J Edgar Hoover

Death Of a President

Death Of a President

by William Manchester

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American Song Bag

by Carl Sandburg

Famous poet Carl Sandburg was also a collector of American folk music. He compiled around 290 songs in this anthology, which contains singable words and music, including harmonies or accompaniment.
Some some titles include:
"No More Booze (Fireman Save My Child)" / "Driving Saw-Logs on the Plover" / 'The Foggy Dew' / 'Barbara Allen' / 'As I Was Walkin' Down Wexford Street' / 'Pretty Polly' / 'The House Carpenter' / 'The E-RI-E' / 'The Ballad Of De Boll Weevil' / 'The Buffalo Skinners' / 'Turkey In... Read more
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Founding Brothers

by Joseph J Ellis

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation is a Pulitzer Prize–winning book written by Joseph Ellis, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College. This text explores how a group of individuals both gifted and flawed coped with the challenges of founding the United States.

Americana Books & Ephemera

A White House Diary

A White House Diary

by Johnson, Lady Bird

Includes index.
The Cheechakoes

The Cheechakoes

by Short, Wayne

The remarkable story of a remarkable family is narrated by Wayne Short, who shared with his father and mother and two younger brothers -- Dutch, fourteen, and Duke, sixteen -- the unique experience of a pioneer existence in the twentieth century. They were all cheechakoes -- Indian for "greenhorns" -- but the challenge of the wilderness only served to make their life more exciting, expecially for the boys.
A Treasury Of Alaskana

A Treasury Of Alaskana

by Becker, Ethel A

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

by O'Brien, P J

The Wilderness Of Denali

The Wilderness Of Denali

by Sheldon, Charles

Only In Alaska

Only In Alaska

by Thomas, Tay

Currier and Ives\' America

Currier and Ives' America

by Simkin, Colin

Lord Of Alaska

Lord Of Alaska

by Chevigny, Hector

This Was America

This Was America

by Handlin, Oscar

Jfk Reckless Youth

Jfk Reckless Youth

by Hamilton, Nigel

The Champlain Tercentenary

The Champlain Tercentenary

by Hill, Henry Wayland

Real Lace - America\'s Irish Rich

Real Lace - America's Irish Rich

by Birmingham, Stephen

The Men Of the Mountains

The Men Of the Mountains

by Spaulding, Arthur W

Diplomat Among Warriors

Diplomat Among Warriors

by Murphy, Robert

Old Plymouth Trails

Old Plymouth Trails

by Packard, Winthrop

Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark

by Bakeless, John

Newport In the Rockies

Newport In the Rockies

by Sprague, Marshall

Incredible Tale

Incredible Tale

by Johnson, Gerald W