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A People's History Of the United States

A People's History Of the United States

by Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States is a non-fiction book by historian Howard Zinn, first published in 1980. The book presents a critical analysis of American history from the perspective of marginalized groups, including Native Americans, African Americans, women, and working-class people. It challenges traditional narratives of US history and highlights the often-overlooked struggles and achievements of ordinary people. The book covers topics such as slavery, the Civil War, the labor movement, and... Read more about this item
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow

In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly... Read more about this item
The Power Broker

The Power Broker

by Robert A Caro

Robert Caro’s monumental book makes public what few outsiders knew: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of his time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens—the way things really get done in America’s City Halls and Statehouses—and brings to light a bonanza of vital information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the... Read more about this item
Truman

Truman

by David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian.

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... Read more about this item
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 about this item
No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.
Founding Brothers

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.
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.
Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert

by Marc Reisner

"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.
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.
 
The Americans

The Americans

by Robert Frank

"Robert Frank he sucked a sad poem out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message. You got eyes." -- Jack Kerouac, from the preface
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 about this item
Rising Tide

Rising Tide

by John M Barry

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever.A New York Times Notable Book of the... Read more about this item
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.
American Lion

American Lion

by Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics.... Read more about this item
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

by Walter Isaacson

Parting the Waters

Parting the Waters

by Taylor Branch

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood

by David McCullough

Crusade In Europe

Crusade In Europe

by Dwight D Eisenhower

Mornings On Horseback

Mornings On Horseback

by David McCullough

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.
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

Diplomat Among Warriors

Diplomat Among Warriors

by Murphy, Robert

A Treasury Of Alaskana

A Treasury Of Alaskana

by Becker, Ethel A

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

Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman

by Truman, Margaret

The Men Of the Mountains

The Men Of the Mountains

by Spaulding, Arthur W

The Wilderness Of Denali

The Wilderness Of Denali

by Sheldon, Charles

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

by O'Brien, P J

People Of the Noatak

People Of the Noatak

by Fejes, Claire

An Artist Sees Alaska

An Artist Sees Alaska

by Poor, Henry Varnum

This Was America

This Was America

by Handlin, Oscar

Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark

by Bakeless, John

Old Plymouth Trails

Old Plymouth Trails

by Packard, Winthrop

Newport In the Rockies

Newport In the Rockies

by Sprague, Marshall

Incredible Tale

Incredible Tale

by Johnson, Gerald W