American History

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...

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny Brian Kilmeade

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS: THE BATTLE THAT SHAPED AMERICA'S DESTINY tells the story of the battle that saved our country in an  exciting narrative that makes every scene come alive. If ever a history book becomes a page-turner, this is it!

 

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero Michael Korda

ULYSSES S. GRANT: THE UNLIKELY HERO is a lavishly illustrated biography of a flawed leader. It is a look at his life and his presidency.

 

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Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty Jon Kukla

PATRICK HENRY: CHAMPION OF LIBERTY is the complete biography of one of the most influential founding father. Much of Patrick Henry's personal life is revealed for the first time.

 

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Every Man A Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War Ray Lambert
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Whatever It Took: An American Paratrooper's Extraordinary Memoir of Escape, Survival, and Heroism in the Last Days of World War II Henry Langrehr

WHATEVER IT TOOK is a one of a kind memoir of one paratrooper's drop on D-Day and his couragous struggle to survive. After landing in Sainte-Mère-Église under heavy anti-aircraft fire, his unit suffered numerous casualties, but kept the advancing German tanks at bay. However, he was taken prisoner on June 29, spending...

Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership Edward J. Larson

FRANKLIN & WASHINGTON illuminates the partnership of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, two very different men who perhaps did the most to shape America's image and ideas. Brilliantly written and researched, Larson illustrates how Franklin and Washington worked together and separately to form the country's...

Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked Chris Matthews

TIP AND THE GIPPER: WHEN POLITICS WORKED is the story of the kind of heroism we need today. During the time of President Reagan and Speaker of the House O'Neill, our nation's leaders fought over issues, but kept a civil tongue and could compromise for the good of the country.

 

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Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation Jon Meacham

SONGS OF AMERICA is a thoughful examination of music and its impact on the United States throughout history. Beginning with patriotic battle hymns sung...