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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 and four children (h Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

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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. Shattering the conven Decision Points

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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 country, and his own Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Michael Lewis 0393072231 9780393072235 A brilliant account--character-rich and darkly humorous--of how the U.S. economy was driven over the cliff. Truth really is stranger than fiction. Who better than the a The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 Stephen E. Ambrose 0743203178 9780743203173 Nothing Like It in the Worldgives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

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A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean Melinda Blanchard, Robert Blanchard 060980748X 9780609807484 This series presents diverse countries of the world and their peoples. Each volume examines the countrys history and geography bu A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean

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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 September 11, 2001, TR suc Theodore Rex

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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 Great Depression. Sh 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

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SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper Howard E. Wasdin 1250006953 9781250006950 SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper   SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

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