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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Founding Brothers

The Revolutionary Generation

In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a...

John Adams

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president...

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

The Fires of Jubilee

Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

HarperCollins (2009)

The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that...

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America
HarperCollins (2009)

In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher...

The Long, Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians

The Long, Bitter Trail

Andrew Jackson and the Indians


An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the...

Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800

Uncommon Ground

Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800

Smithsonian (2012)

Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground ...

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

Harriet Tubman

The Road to Freedom


Who was Harriet Tubman? To John Brown, the leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was...

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of ...

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography...

His Excellency: George Washington

His Excellency

George Washington

National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the...