American History

Hard Choices Hillary Rodham Clinton

HARD CHOICES offers readers a unique perspective in international relations from the former Secretary of State who visited one-hundred and twelve countries and traveled over a million miles before becoming a presidential candidate..

 

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West Like Lightning Jim DeFelice

WEST LIKE LIGHTNING tells the history of the Pony Express, a mail service started by three men just before the Civil War that promised to deliver mail across the dangerous and sparsely populated western half of the United States in just ten days. During the research, the author actually travelled along the route to...

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad Eric Foner

GATEWAY TO FREEDOM: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD gives the reader many previously untold stories of fugitive slaves finding freedom in northern cities. Some of this work began as early as 1830. More than 3, 000 were rescued. This book narrates the importance of the underground railroad.   

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A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost Frye Gaillard

A HARD RAIN: AMERICA IN THE 1960S, OUR DECADE OF HOPE, POSSIBILITY, AND INNOCENCE LOST is renowned historian Frye Gaillard's account of...

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf

MOST BLESSED OF THE PATRIARCHS: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE EMPIRE OF THE IMAGINATION is a character study by a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and her co author who is America's leading Jefferson scholar. The book follows Jefferson from birth to death and not only gives a true picture of the man, but dispels many of the...

The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Transatlantic Crossing Dan Hampton

THE FLIGHT: CHARLES LINDBERGH'S DARING AND IMMORTAL 1927 TRANSATLANTIC is a flier's-eye account of this legendary journey. Told from the unique perspective from the acclaimed aviation historian who had exclusive access to primary sources and archives, family letters, and Lindbergh's personal diary and writings. The...

Rescue At Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II Bruce Henderson

RESCUE AT LOS BANOS: THE MOST DARING PRISON CAMP RAID OF WORLD WAR II is the story of getting 2,000 civilian prisoners of war out of a Japanese camp in the Philippines. Although complete history, it is as exciting as any fiction. 

 

 

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The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s William Hitchcock

THE AGE OF EISENHOWER: AMERICA AND THE WORLD IN THE 1950s is a comprehensive look at the Eisenhower administration and the impact it had on the post-WWII world. From Eisenhower's peacekeeping efforts to his early advocacy for civil rights, this page-turner uses primary sources from Eisenhower's presidential library and...

The Civil War in 50 Objects Harold Holzer

THE CIVIL WAR IN FIFTY OBJECTS gives a dramatic and unique account of the war. Each object was hand selected by Harold Holzer and comes from the collection of the New York Historical Society - with military and civilian items representing Union and Confederate sides.

 

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Bending Towards Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights Doug Jones

BENDING TOWARDS JUSTICE is Senator Doug Jones' account of the investigation, trial, and conviction of the two surviving perpetrators of the infamous...