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These Truths: A History of the United States

JILL LEPORE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas -- "these truths," Jefferson called them -- political equality,...
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A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State

Zach Vertin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A remarkable chronicle of America's attempt to forge a nation from scratch, from euphoric birth to heart-wrenching collapse. The birth of South Sudan was celebrated the world round -- a triumph for global justice and the end of one of the world's most devastating wars. The Republic's...
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The Library Book

SUSAN ORLEAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Susan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved...
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Valley Forge

BOB DRURY · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history - the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George...
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Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975

MAX HASTINGS · Harper
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

An absorbing and definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War.Vietnam became the Western world's most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United...
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The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America

Sarah E. Igo · Harvard University Press
Pages: 569
Format: Hardcover

Every day, Americans make decisions about their privacy: what to share and when, how much to expose and to whom. Securing the boundary between one's private affairs and public identity has become a central task of citizenship. How did privacy come to loom so large in American life?...
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