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American Prometheus
The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Kai Bird
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J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the  [ more ]

  
The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
by Robert A. Caro
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One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York (city and state) and makes  [ more ]

  
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis,  [ more ]

  
American Sphinx
The Character of Thomas Jefferson
by Joseph J. Ellis
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At different times Thomas Jefferson has been claimed by Southern secessionists and Northern abolitionists, New Deal liberals and neo-conservatives. Now the historian Joseph J. Ellis restores our most elusive national icon to human dimensions with insight, sympathy, and superb style.  [ more ]

  
Founding Brothers - The Revolutionary Generation
by Joseph J. Ellis
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In a landmark work of history, the National Book Award-winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed men -- Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison -- set the course for our  [ more ]

  
His Excellency - George Washington
by Joseph J. Ellis
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The author of seven highly acclaimed books, Joseph J. Ellis has crafted a landmark biography that brings to life in all his complexity the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention  [ more ]

  
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
A Bondswoman of Olden Time, with a History of Her Labors
by Olive Gilbert
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A symbol of the strength of African-American women, and a champion of the rights of all women, Sojourner Truth was an illiterate former slave in New York State who transformed herself into a vastly powerful orator. Dictating to a neighbor,  [ more ]

  
Team of Rivals
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Hardcover
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Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.  [ more ]

  
Benjamin Franklin - An American Life
by Walter Isaacson
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This sweeping narrative chronicles the adventures of the spunky runaway apprentice who became, during his eighty-four-year life, America's best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders.  [ more ]

  
Truman by David McCullough
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The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson -- and dramatic events. In this  [ more ]


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