American History

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  1. Book ImageThe Most Glorious Fourth: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863

    Duane Schultz

    "Duane Schultz has crafted what is likely to be termed the best Civil War book of the year."—Civil War Times IllustratedMore

  2. Book ImageGrant

    William S. McFeely

    "Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.More

  3. Book ImageCoastal Maine: A Maritime History

    Roger F. Duncan, Earle G. Barlow, Kathy Bray, Et Al.

    A fascinating and comprehensive chronicle of four hundred years of maritime history along the Maine coast.More

  4. Book ImageThe Battered Stars: One State's Civil War Ordeal During Grant's Overland Campaign

    Howard Coffin

    From the home front in Vermont to the battlefields of Virginia.More

  5. Book ImageDear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

    Bernard Edelman

    "An overwhelmingly eloquent book of the purest and most simple writing on Vietnam."—David HalberstamMore

  6. Book ImageLove on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White

    Heidi Ardizzone, Earl Lewis

    "Too important to be ignored....A fascinating look at America's obsession with race, pride, and privilege."—EssenceMore

  7. Book ImageRedcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes

    Christopher Hibbert

    "Outstanding....Hibbert has an eye for character and a gift for bringing to life the impact of small-minded incompetents on the wide sweep of history."— Associated PressMore

  8. Book ImageAfter the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

    Joseph J. Ellis

    Through portraits of four figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis provides a unique perspective on the role of culture in post-Revolutionary America, both its high expectations and its frustrations.

  9. Book ImageThe Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Ernest May, Philip D. Zelikow

    Concise Edition

    The closest most of us will ever come to being inside the Oval Office at a moment of crisis.More

  10. Book ImageUnfinished People: Eastern European Jews Encounter America

    Ruth Gay

    Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, a seminal work of history on immigrant Jewish life in early twentieth-century New York.More

  11. Book ImageThe Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy: The Great Crises

    Timothy Naftali, Ernest May, Philip D. Zelikow

    Three-volume slipcased set / Volume(s): 1-3

    The most remarkable window that Americans have ever had into how their country is governed.More

  12. Book ImageIt Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States

    Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Wolfe Marks

    "[T]his impressive work...offers paths toward new and rich understandings of American history."—The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageChildren of the West: Family Life on the Frontier

    Cathy Luchetti

    With over one hundred photographs, Cathy Luchetti tells the story of growing up in an awe-inspiring yet harsh landscape.More

  14. Book ImageSomething New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World

    J. R. McNeill

    "Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book WorldMore

  15. Book ImageSomething in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West

    Patricia Nelson Limerick

    "Patricia Limerick is simply one of the best writers alive."—Garry WillsMore

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