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United States

  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?  Vogue ? Los Angeles Times...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2015
  • One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise ? and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower. For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop...

    Publisher : Henry Holt and Co.
    published : 2015
  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2003
  • Selected testimonies to living history?speeches, letters, poems, songs?offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn.  New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year...

    Publisher : Seven Stories Press
    published : 2014
  • This third edition of The United States: A Brief Narrative History remains a basic, readable, and highly affordable core text for the introductory survey of United States history. While not intended as the only resource for students enrolled in such courses, it remains the most concise U.S. survey on the market—its length, approach, and price...

    Publisher : Wiley
    published : 2014
  • #1 Bestseller Now a major motion picture directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti 12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account of a free man captured and sold into slavery in the pre?Civil War South. Solomon Northup?s narrative explores one of the darkest...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2013
  • Indians! Pirates! Rebels! Blockade Runners! Smugglers! Murder! Beaches! Beauty Contests! Hurricanes! These are all a part of the colorful history of an island city that once called itself ?The Free State of Galveston.? Located at a natural harbor on the northeastern part of a thirty-mile-long sand barrier island, the city dates its beginning from...

    Publisher : Texas State Historical Assn Press
    published : 2013
  • Now in paperback, Paine's essential American writings in authoritative Library of America texts: After a life of obscurity and failure in England, Thomas Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37. Within fourteen months he published Common Sense , the most influential pamphlet of the American Revolution, and began a career that would see him hailed...

    Publisher : Library of America
    published : 2015
  • Black Eden chronicles the history of Idlewild, a Michigan black community founded during the aftermath of the Civil War. As one of the nation?s most popular black resorts, Idlewild functioned as a gathering place for African Americans, and more importantly as a touchstone of black identity and culture. Benjamin C. Wilson and Lewis Walker examine...

    Publisher : Michigan State University Press
    published : 2002