American History

Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them
West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776
Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York
My Country, 'Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
The Smoke at Dawn (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #3)
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
The 40s: The story of a decade
John Quincy Adams: American Visionary
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916-1931


  • Sgt. Reckless by Robin Hutton
    Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse
    Release date: Jul 28, 2014
    From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines."

    A Mongolian mare who wa…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 17 - Jul 24, 2014
    10 copies available, 621 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook
    American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile That Saved American Independence
    Enjoy this Pulitzer-nominated nonfiction book about John Quincy and Louisa Adams and the international side of the War of 1812. It's John Adams meets…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 18 - Jul 27, 2014
    1 copy available, 355 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • American Sky by Fred Tribuzzo
    American Sky: Good Landings and Other Flying Adventures
    Release date: Apr 15, 2014
    "American Sky is no ordinary book about flying; it’s as much about the people who populated Fred Tribuzzo’s world of aviation, good and bad, as it is…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 28 - Jul 28, 2014
    5 copies available, 310 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Invention of Wings
    One Summer: America, 1927
    The House Girl
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    The Girl Who Came Home
    Hard Choices
    Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
    Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
    The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
    Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
    March: Book One (March, #1)
    Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
    Double Down: Game Change 2012
    The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
    The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry LoganThe Way West by A.B. Guthrie Jr.Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie by Kristiana GregoryHitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
    Oregon Trail fiction
    4 books — 3 voters
    The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraGettysburg by Stephen W. SearsStars in Their Courses by Shelby FooteGettysburg--The Second Day by Harry W. PfanzGettysburg--The First Day by Harry W. Pfanz
    Battle of Gettysburg Books
    64 books — 38 voters

    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Jungle by Upton Sinclair1776 by David McCulloughUndaunted Courage by Stephen E. AmbroseUncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
    AP US History Reading List
    39 books — 17 voters
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderThe Bluest Eye by Toni MorrisonThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    Books White People Need To Read
    340 books — 377 voters

    John Adams
    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
    Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
    Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
    Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
    His Excellency: George Washington
    Alexander Hamilton
    Lies My Teacher Told Me
    The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

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