History

Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America Karen Abbott

THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK  is an expertly written and researched account of the life and crimes of George Remus, one of the first and most successful bootleggers during the Prohibition era. Called "The King of Bootleggers" and at one time controlling 35 percent of the liquor in the United States.  Abbott chronicles his...

All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860 Sidney Blumenthal

A SELF-MADE MAN 1809 - 1849: THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN covers The Great Emancipator's...

James Madison: America's First Politician Jay Cost

JAMES MADISON: AMERICA'S POLITICIAN is an intellectual biography that proves the title's point. Known mostly for his contributions to the constitution, this book shows Madison as never before. He wrote about the dangers of political parties, and then founded one. He was a brilliant thinker whose life's work was to...

The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird Jack E. Davis

BALD EAGLE: THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEY OF AMERICA'S BIRD is a fascinating double story of the history of an amazing creature along with the animal's relationship with our Founding Fathers and the very beginnings of our country. The brilliant manner in which the tale is told is full of humor and remarkable facts.
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The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea Jack E. Davis

THE GULF: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN SEA won the Pulitzer Prize and was named Best Book of the Year byThe Washington Post. The beguiling history of the evolution of humanity over ten millennia is a most important and fascinating work no library should miss.
 
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The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance Tucker, Cynthia Gaillard, Frye

THE SOUTHERNIZATION OF AMERICA: A STORY OF DEMOCRACY IN THE BALANCE finds two of the South's most respected and awarded journalists explaining to the country the lingering influence of the old Confederacy. This powerful Black/White - male/female perspective from a pair of brilliant writers who love their part of the...

The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II Winston Groom

THE ALLIES is historian Winston Groom's account of the unlikely alliance between Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, who despite their vast differences in style and philosophy, managed to lead the Allied powers to victory in World War II.

 

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Rain in Our Hearts: Alpha Company in the Vietnam War Logue James Allen

RAIN IN OUR HEARTS: ALPHA COMPANY IN THE VIETNAM WAR is a truly magnificent tribute to America's veterans who sacrificed so much - some who sacrificed their lives - for our country. The powerful images were created during battle and on the way to battle and after battle by a professional photographer who carried his...

Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership Edward J. Larson

FRANKLIN & WASHINGTON illuminates the partnership of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, two very different men who perhaps did the most to shape America's image and ideas. Brilliantly written and researched, Larson illustrates how Franklin and Washington worked together and separately to form the country's...

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle Jon Meacham

AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT is the definitive biography of the president who governed a divided country that teaches much to learn in the 21st century of polarization and political crisis.

 

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