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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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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 Stephen E. Ambrose 0684846098 9780684846095 In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

Stephen E. Ambrose  Hardcover

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A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age William Manchester 0316545562 9780316545563 It speaks to the failure of medieval Europe, writes popular historian William Manchester, thatin the year 1500, after a th A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

William Manchester  Paperback

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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

Carlos Eire  Paperback

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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

Michael Lewis (Edition: 1st Printing) Hardcover

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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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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

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Think a Second Time Dennis Prager 006098709X 9780060987091 Dennis Prager, theologian, philosopher, and host of the highest-rated radio talk show in its time period challenges people to think about right and wrong during the 1996 electin season with t Think a Second Time

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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

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