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By: Mann, Charles Kellogg

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage,

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water a... View more info

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America's prophet

By: Feiler, Bruce S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2009.,

The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father. The pilgrims quoted his story. Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the U.S. seal. Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations. The Statue of Liberty and Superman were molded in his image. Martin Luther King, Jr., invoked him the night before he died. Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama cited him as inspiration. For four hundred years, one figure inspired more Americans than any othe... View more info

American Aurora

By: Rosenfeld, Richard N.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.,

Richard Rosenfeld's dramatic epic traces the incendiary history of the young American nation in the 1790s, and chronicles the birth and near-death of civil liberties in that turbulent decade. Rosenfeld, who has exhaustively examined the Philadelphia Aurora, has chosen as his heroes its two young editors, Benjamin Bache, Benjamin Franklin's grandson, and William Duane, who fearlessly Waged a decade-long campaign to keep America's Founding Fathers true to their original mi... View more info

Born for liberty: a history of women in America

By: Evans, Sara M.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Free Press ; c1989.,

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Born in the country

By: Danbom, David B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.,

Throughout most of its history, American has been a rural nation, largely made up of farmers, and yet recent historians have not successfully surveyed American social history from that perspective. Now David B. Danbom, historian and former president of the Agricultural History Society, has written the first book to offer a comprehensive history of rural America. Ranging from pre-Columbian times to the enormous changes of the twentieth century, Born in the Country mast... View more info

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Bury me standing

By: Fonseca, Isabel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996, c1995.,

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By: Diamond, Jared M.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York : Viking Pengiun, 2005.,

In his runaway bestseller "Guns, Germs, and Steel," Jared Diamond brilliantly examined the circumstances that allowed Western civilizations to dominate much of the world. Now he probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to fall into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Using a vast historical and geographical perspective ranging from Easter Island and the Maya to Viking Greenland and modern Montana, Diamond tr... View more info

Flappers, bootleggers, "Typhoid Mary," & the bomb

By: Boardman, Barrington

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Perennial Library, 1989, c1988.,

Edition: 1981

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Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

By: Edward Kritzler

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Anchor,

In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and Portugal. The most adventurous among them took to the seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing names such as the "Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, " and "Shield of Abraham, " they attacked and plundered the Spanish fle... View more info

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By: Matthew Battles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York W.W. Norton 2003,

On the survival and destruction of knowledge, from Alexandria to the Internet. Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles, a rare books librarian and a gifted narrator, takes us on a spirited foray from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the Vatican to the British Library, from socialist reading rooms and rural home libraries to the Infor... View more info

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

By: James W. Loewen

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, October 2007,

Americans have lost touch with their history, and in "Lies My Teacher Told Me" Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our p... View more info

Myth in American history

By: Gerster, Patrick

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Encino, Calif. : Glencoe Press, 1977.,

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Nathaniel's Nutmeg

By: Milton, Giles

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Sceptre,

The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago -- remote, tranquil and now largely ignored. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, however, Run's harvest of nutmeg turned it into the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a fierce and bloody battle between the all-powerful Dutch East India Company and a small band of ragtag British adventurers led by the intrepid Nathaniel Courthope. The outcome of the fight... View more info

Natives and strangers

By: Dinnerstein, Leonard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.,

Edition: 4

Now in its fourth edition, Natives and Strangers explores various aspects of minority group history, describing the impact America has had on minority peoples and cultures--and vice versa--and providing some understanding of the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. Beginning with the American Indian migration throughout the United States, the book discusses the variety of Indian cultures that Europeans ... View more info

Small town America

By: Lingeman, Richard R.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981, c1980.,

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