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 American

Series:Cambridge Concise Histories

Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by d... read more

A Concise History of the United States of America: The Making of the American Nation
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It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter started to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated... read more

Witches: Salem, 1692
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The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition ... read more

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
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Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr. Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to global superstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with 'Ol' Ma... read more

No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson
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Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick examine the dark side of American history from the beginning of the twentieth century right up to the Obama administration. Looking at American intervention in foreign conflicts in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East, including takin... read more

Concise Untold History of the United States
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 American

Reading Level:very good

In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer t... read more

One Summer: America 1927
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For the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, Harold Holzer (The Civil War in 150 Objects) presents an unprecedented first hand chronicle of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. The fateful story is told in more than 80 original documents, eyewitness reports, medical records, t... read more

President Lincoln Assassinated!!: The Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Trial and Mourning
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 American

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Nophoto
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 American

A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyrici... read more

Hamilton: The Revolution
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 American

He knew nothing of celestial navigation or of the existence of the Pacific Ocean. He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur. His maps were a hybrid of fantasy and delusion. When he did make land, he enslaved the populace he found, encouraged genocide, and polluted relations between people. He... read more

Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504
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The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers are taking an increased interest in the ruling political regimes of the Middle East. British agents have controlled Iranian oil exports for a generation, with the tacit approval of the Shah, but the landscape there has started to c... read more

Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East
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 American

A history of the United States' major inventors and innovators includes coverage of such figures as Henry and Edsel Ford, cosmetics entrepreneur C. J. Walker, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

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