American History

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  1. Book ImageRoger Williams: The Church and the State

    Edmund S. Morgan

    An illuminating portrait of the nation's earliest—and most passionate—advocate for the total separation of church and state.More

  2. Book ImageDouble Eagle: The Epic Story of the World's Most Valuable Coin

    Alison Frankel

    "A thrilling page-turner....This is a great read."—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewMore

  3. Book ImageThe Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words

    Larry Smith

    The New York Times bestseller: From the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq, the riveting, real-life stories of training young marines.More

  4. Book ImageReclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    Vincent Bugliosi

    For fifty years the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been obscured. This book releases us from a crippling distortion of American history.More

  5. Book ImagePresidential Power: Unchecked & Unbalanced

    Matthew Crenson, Benjamin Ginsberg

    A new history and evaluation of the "imperial presidency."More

  6. Book ImageWar and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present

    Geoffrey R. Stone

    An essential work on the challenges of preserving civil liberties in wartime by a preeminent scholar of constitutional law.More

  7. Book ImageKilling Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians

    James Welch, Paul Stekler

    The classic account of Custer's Last Stand that shattered the myth of the Little Bighorn and rewrote history books.More

  8. Book ImageThe Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

    Frederick Downs, Jr.

    “The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army TimesMore

  9. Book ImageTwo Communities in the Civil War

    Edward L. Ayers, Andrew Torget

    This selection of documents offers an insightful look at one Northern and one Southern community only 200 miles apart in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.More

  10. Book ImageThe Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been

    Roger L. Ransom

    "Provocative and compelling…[a] wild ride through Civil War history."—Library JournalMore

  11. Book ImageEllis Island: Ghosts of Freedom

    Stephen Wilkes, Bill Bradley

    "Wilkes's photographs of the 'dark side' of Ellis Island are extraordinary...this book will be a major event." --David McCulloughMore

  12. Book ImageThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

    Sean Wilentz

    Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageNunamuit: Among Alaska's Inland Eskimos

    Helge Ingstad

    A special commemorative edition of a classic text by one of the foremost experts on Arctic lands and peoples.More

  14. Book ImageIndian Removal

    David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler

    This casebook traces the evolution of U.S. Indian policy from its British Colonial origins to the implementation of removal after 1830.More

  15. Book ImageThe Essential America

    George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi, Thomas Lee Pearcy

    Volume(s): 1 & 2

    The Essential America is a fundamentals version of the Tindall/Shi narrative packaged in an eye-popping, four-color design.More

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