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Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People

Elizabeth A. Fenn · Hill and Wang
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for HistoryEncounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis...
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The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

Alan Taylor · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History This searing story of slavery and freedom in the Chesapeake by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian reveals the pivot in the nation’s path between the founding and civil war. Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake...
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Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Fredrik Logevall · Random House
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several...
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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Eric Foner · W. W. Norton & Company; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize: from a master historian, the story of Lincoln's -- and the nation's -- transformation through the crucible of slavery and emancipation. In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight,...
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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable · Viking Adult; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

Years in the making--the definitive biography of the legendary black activist. Of the great figure in twentieth-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon,...
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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Annette Gordon-Reed · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the s to the familys...
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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

Rick Atkinson · Henry Holt and Co.; 1st edition
Pages: 681
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North AfricaThe liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third...
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Founding brothers : the revolutionary generation

Joseph J Ellis · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Print book

Includes material on John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
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No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

Doris Kearns Goodwin · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Book

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeNo Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M McPherson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 909
Format: eBook

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPhersons fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military...
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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

Tim Weiner · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Pages: 702
Format: Hardcover

For the last sixty years the CIA has managed to maintain a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record burying its blunders in top-secret archives Its mission was to know the world When it did not succeed it set out to change the world Its failures have handed us in the words...
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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Timothy Egan · Mariner Books; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback

The Worst Hard Time is an epic story of blind hope and endurance almost beyond belief it is also, as Tim Egan has told it, a riveting tale of bumptious charlatans, conmen, and tricksters, environmental arrogance and hubris, political chicanery, and a ruinous ignorance of natures ways....
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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

T.J. Stiles · Knopf; First Edition, First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDIn this groundbreakingbiography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius ldquoCommodorerdquo Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual...
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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

George Packer · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The 2013 National Book Award WinnerA New York Times BestsellerSelected by New York Times critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013One of Amazons Best Books of 2013A New York Times Notable Book of 2013A Washington Post Best Political Book of 2013An NPR Best Book of 2013A New Republic...
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Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

Robert A. Caro · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Book Three of Robert A. Caros monumental work, The Years of Lyndon Johnsonthe most admired and riveting political biography of our erawhich began with the best-selling and prizewinning The Path to Power and Means of Ascent.Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnsons story through one of its most...
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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Neil Sheehan · Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition

ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put his life and career on the line...
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition

Richard Rhodes · Simon & Schuster; Anv Rep edition
Pages: 896
Format: Paperback

Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodess Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

Ron Chernow · Atlantic Monthly Pr; 1st edition
Pages: 812
Format: Hardcover

The most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty, The House of Morgan traces the astonishing path of the J.P. Morgan empire with the sweep of an epic novel. "Brilliantly researched and written" (The Wall Street Journal), the hardcover was recently named...
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick · Penguin
Pages: 302
Format: Paperback

From the author of the forthcoming book, Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture on December 11, 2015, directed by Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this...
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