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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
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Aug 24, 2007
 
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
4.07
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Aug 25, 2007
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.97
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Aug 28, 2007
 
Tears on Paper: Orphan Train History
3.00
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Aug 29, 2007
 
Hiroshima
3.88
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Sep 14, 2007
 
Women Of The Klondike
3.57
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Sep 14, 2007
 
Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars: Life and Culture on the Lower East Side 1890-1925 (New Feminist Library)
3.91
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Sep 14, 2007
 
Never Done: A History of American Housework
3.87
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Sep 14, 2007
 
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
4.04
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Sep 14, 2007
 
The Children's Blizzard
3.91
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Sep 19, 2007
 
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
4.17
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Nov 25, 2014
May 21, 2013
 
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
4.04
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Mar 16, 2013
 
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894  (Little House #10)
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Jan 29, 2012
 
Food in History
3.92
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Jan 24, 2008
 
The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them
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Mar 08, 2011
 
We Are At War: The Diaries of Five Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
3.98
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Feb 17, 2011
 
A Vegan History: 1944-2010
3.80
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Feb 15, 2011
 
Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity
3.98
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Aug 11, 2013
 
In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
3.51
Lots of interesting bits of info here, but the writing is disjointed, rambling and repetitive.
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Feb 12, 2008
 
Ordeal by Hunger: the Story of the Donner Party
4.06
I think I would love almost any book about the Donner Party; it is such an amazing tale!! This just happens to be a book I found at a library book sal ...more
Jan 2004
Dec 21, 2007
 
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
4.27
Written in the style of reminiscence and with The Most Gorgeous illustrations, this is a wonderful history of Negro League Baseball. Highly recommende ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
3.81
Fun and interesting history of the 1920s with an emphasis on flapper culture and the celebrities (actors, writers, designers) who defined it. I learne ...more
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Jan 19, 2012
 
The Prairie Schoolhouse
4.67
John Campbell photographed turn-of-the-century through 1930s schools, mostly in the Plains states but also in the southwest and northwest. The photos ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 11, 2008
 
A Night to Remember
3.98
A riveting account of the sinking of the Titanic. It doesn't matter that you know how the story ends--the book is a page turner! The author, Walter Lo ...more
Jun 12, 2008
Dec 22, 2007
 
Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy
4.18
A great narrative history--a real page-turner in fact--about the 1964 Freedom Project in Mississippi. I don’t think I realized how truly brave these y ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 12, 2010
 
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
4.41
This is a fascinating and heartbreaking look at everyday life in North Korea based on interviews with six people who defected. I thought I knew someth ...more
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Jun 14, 2010
 
College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-eds, Then and Now
3.78
I was the first of my grandmother’s 5 granddaughters to go to college and she was absolutely horrified; she emphatically believed that the morals of a ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
Wagon Wheel Kitchens
4.08
I love reading almost anything about journeys along the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, and spied this book at the Whitman Mission Historical Site near Wa ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
The story of Henrietta Lacks and how a biopsy of her cervical cancer produced a cell line of immense importance to scientific research was fascinating ...more
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Feb 17, 2011
 
Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier
3.46
Short chapters on the lives of real 19th century women who traveled west to marry men they had met through personal ads. In some cases they married on ...more
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May 04, 2009
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