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Reading history books challenges us to question what we think we know about the world. Books on historical events contain important information about the events that shaped who we are today, where we come from and the dynamics that have evolved over time. Reading books on historical figures helps us learn more about the powerful people who shaped our society, our history, and the world we live in today. From historical nonfiction, we have the chance to learn about important events and people that might not have been discussed in school. World history books are great for helping us explore parts of the world that we’ve never been to and learning about the events that shaped the places we want to visit. Historical novels offer an especially unique view on what the world was like at a given place and time in our history.

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Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Bill Bryson 076790382X 9780767903820 After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

Bill Bryson (Edition: First Edition) Paperback

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Decision Points George W. Bush 0307590615 9780307590619 President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life. Decision Pointsis the extraordinary account of Americarsquo;s 43rd president. S Decision Points

George W. Bush  Hardcover

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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy Carlos Eire 0743246411 9780743246415 Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban. In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba -- exiled from his family, his c Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

Carlos Eire  Paperback

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Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley, Ron Powers 0553384155 9780553384154 In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbr Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley, Ron Powers  Paperback

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Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Adeline Yen Mah 0767903579 9780767903578 Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese fami Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

Adeline Yen Mah  Paperback

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah 0374105235 9780374105235 My new friends have begun to suspect I havent told them the full story of my life. Why did you leave Sierra Leone? Because there is a war. You mean, y A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Ishmael Beah (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood Jimmy Carter 0743211995 9780743211994 In An Hour Before Daylight,Jimmy Carter, bestselling author ofLiving FaithandSources of Strength,re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood

Jimmy Carter (Edition: Trade Paperback Edition) Paperback

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Theodore Rex Edmund Morris 0812966007 9780812966008 Theodore Rexis the storynever fully told beforeof Theodore Roosevelts two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of Septem Theodore Rex

Edmund Morris (Edition: Mod. Library Ppbk Ed., 2002/1st Printing) Paperback

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ 0448455854 9780448455853 Who Was Dr. Seuss?   Who Was Dr. Seuss?

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression Amity Shlaes 0060936428 9780060936426 In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nations most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend Laura Hillenbrand 0449005615 9780449005613 Seabiscuit: An American Legend   Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Laura Hillenbrand  Paperback

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Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times Donald T. Phillips 0446394599 9780446394598 Lincoln on Leadership is the first book to examine Abraham Lincolns diverse leadership abilities and how they can be applied t Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Donald T. Phillips  Paperback

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Michael Lewis 039306123X 9780393061239 By the author of the bestselling Moneyball: in football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. The young The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Michael Lewis (Edition: 1ST) Hardcover

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin 0743270754 9780743270755 On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin  Paperback

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. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 Ann McGovern, Anna DiVito 0590451618 9780590451611 This popular book in the If You series answers a variety of questions about Pilgrim life--both on the ship and on shore--helping reade . . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

Ann McGovern, Anna DiVito  Paperback

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1776 David McCullough 0743226720 9780743226721 In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the 1776

David McCullough  Paperback

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The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (Further Updated and Expanded) Thomas L. Friedman 0312425074 9780312425074 A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller One mark of a great book is that it makes The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (Further Updated and Expanded)

Thomas L. Friedman (Edition: Trade Paperback Edition) Paperback

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Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro 0393315754 9780393315752 The story begins in a dusty village lost in the Argentine pampas, where a girl, born out of wedlock, scrambles her way to the capital city Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron

Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro (Edition: 4th) Paperback

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The Reagan Diaries Ronald Reagan 006087600X 9780060876005 During his eight years as the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary, in which he recorded his innermost thoughts and observations. The handw The Reagan Diaries

Ronald Reagan (Edition: First Edition) Hardcover

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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Jon Krakauer 1400032806 9781400032808 Jon Krakauers literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extre Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Jon Krakauer  Paperback

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The Romanovs: the Final Chapter Robert K. Massie 0345406400 9780345406408 MASTERFUL. --The Washington Post Book World RIVETING . . . UNFOLDS LIKE A DETECTIVE STORY. --Los Angeles Times Book Review In July 1991, nine skeletons were The Romanovs: the Final Chapter

Robert K. Massie  Paperback

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Rosa Parks: My Story Rosa Parks, Jim Haskins 0141301201 9780141301204 Rosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more Rosa Parks: My Story

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle Countess of Fiona Carnarvon 0770435629 9780770435622 Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle   Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

Countess of Fiona Carnarvon  Paperback

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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Joseph J. Ellis 0679764410 9780679764410 For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

Joseph J. Ellis  Paperback

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The Greatest Generation Tom Brokaw 1400063140 9781400063147 In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied i The Greatest Generation

Tom Brokaw (Edition: Har/DVD) Hardcover

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Truck: A Love Story: A Love Story (P.S.) Michael Perry 0060571187 9780060571184 The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenan Truck: A Love Story: A Love Story (P.S.)

Michael Perry  Paperback

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The Forever War Dexter Filkins 0307279448 9780307279446 National Bestseller, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year, One of the Best Books of the Year: New York Times, The Forever War

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Eisenhower: Soldier and President (The Renowned One-Volume Life) Stephen E. Ambrose 0671747584 9780671747589 Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eis Eisenhower: Soldier and President (The Renowned One-Volume Life)

Stephen E. Ambrose (Edition: Edition Unstated) Paperback

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Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm Diana Hollingsworth Gessler 1565123395 9781565123397 Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler (Edition: 1) Hardcover

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An Uncommon History of Common Things Bethanne Patrick, John Thompson 1426204205 9781426204203 An Uncommon History of Common Things   An Uncommon History of Common Things

Bethanne Patrick, John Thompson  Hardcover

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The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australias Founding Robert Hughes 0394753666 9780394753669 The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of Englands infamous convict transportation system. With The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australias Founding

Robert Hughes (Edition: 1st Vintage Bks Ed, 1988) Paperback

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris David McCullough 1416571760 9781416571766 The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris   The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

David McCullough (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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