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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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In the Company of Heroes Michael Durant, Steven Hartov 0399150609 9780399150609 His battered face appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Reportto the shock and horror of all Americans. Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant was shot In the Company of Heroes

Michael Durant, Steven Hartov (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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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

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. Shattering the conven 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 country, and his own 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 heartbreak, and the legacy Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley, Ron Powers  Paperback

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Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles Anthony Swofford 0743244915 9780743244916 In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, re Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

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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 family who enjoyed rare Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

Adeline Yen Mah  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 September 11, 2001, TR suc 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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Great Jewish Men Elinor Slater, Robert Slater 0824603818 9780824603816 The authors of the acclaimed Great Jewish Women profile over 150 Jewish men of distinction drawn from a wide range of professions--including literature, sports, the performing art Great Jewish Men

Elinor Slater, Robert Slater  Hardcover

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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

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 to todays complex wor Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Donald T. Phillips  Paperback

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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 from the Republican 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 readers understand what i . . . 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 whole American caus 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 you see things in a 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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Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps Andrea Warren 0060007672 9780060007676 Think of it as a game, Jack. Play the game right and you might outlast the Nazis. Caught up in Hitlers Final Solution to annihilate Europes Jews, fifteen-year-old Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps

Andrea Warren  Paperback

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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 extremes of physical adve Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Jon Krakauer  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 to her story than th 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 the spotlight--and American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

Joseph J. Ellis  Paperback

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions) Henry David Thoreau 0486284956 9780486284958 One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreaus daily life on the shores of Walden Pond Walden; Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions)

Henry David Thoreau (Edition: Unabridged) Paperback

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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 Eisenhower himself to o 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 to lush, fragrant ga Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler (Edition: 1) Hardcover

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SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin 031269945X 9780312699451 <div> <div> <div> <div> <p><u><i>< SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin (Edition: First Edition) Hardcover

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The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century George Friedman 038551705X 9780385517058 Conventional analysis suffers from a profound failure of imagination. It imagines passing clouds to be permanent and is blind to powerful, long-term shifts t The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

George Friedman (Edition: First Edition) Hardcover

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Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy Lindsay Moran 0425205622 9780425205624 Call me nave, but when I was a girl-watching James Bond and devouring Harriet the Spy-all I wanted was to grow up to be a spy. Unlike most kids, I didnt lose my secret-agen Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy

Lindsay Moran  Paperback

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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 16 pages of illustra 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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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman Jon Krakauer 030738604X 9780307386045 This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Pat Tillman walked away from a Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Jon Krakauer (Edition: Revised) Paperback

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Angelas Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt 068484267X 9780684842677 When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinar Angelas Ashes: A Memoir

Frank McCourt (Edition: 1st Touchstone Ed., 1999) Paperback

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Wait Till Next Year - A Memoir Doris Kearns Goodwin 0684847957 9780684847955 Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s,Wait Till Next Yearis Doris Kearns Goodwins touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. She re-creates th Wait Till Next Year - A Memoir

Doris Kearns Goodwin  Paperback

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A Year By The Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman Joan Anderson 0767905938 9780767905930 Now available in paperback, the entrancing story of how one womans journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life. Life is A Year By The Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman

Joan Anderson (Edition: 1st Broadway Books Trade Pbk. Ed) Paperback

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John Adams David McCullough 0743223136 9780743223133 In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared John Adams

David McCullough (Edition: 1st Touchstone) Paperback

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John Adams David McCullough 0684813637 9780684813639 In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- the colo John Adams

David McCullough (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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