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  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.20

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ?  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the... more...

  • A Voyage Long and Strangeby Tony Horwitz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 19.99

    The bestselling author of Blue Latitudes takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he?s mislaid more than a century of American history, from Columbus?s sail in 1492 to Jamestown?s founding in 16-oh-something. Did nothing happen in between? Determined to... more...

  • The Bully Pulpitby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 26.25

    One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Time s , The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. ?A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue? (Associated Press). The gap between rich and poor has never been wider?legislative... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...

  • Empty Mansionsby Bill Dedman; Paul Clark Jr. Newell

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. When Pulitzer Prize ? winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied... more...

  • Washington's Crossingby David Hackett Fischer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    A true story of Washington Crossing the Delaware - how George Washington saved the faltering American Revolution with daring attack at Christmas 1776. more...

  • 1776by David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00

    America?s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation?s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed... more...

  • Lost in Shangri-Laby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.49

    ?A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams , for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew?what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" ?Simon Winchester, author... more...

  • Voices of a People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn; Anthony Arnove

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling... more...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... more...