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His Excellency: George Washington
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He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial a…
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
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In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The A…
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The Orphans of Kashmir
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The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War
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John Adams
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The enthralling, often surprising story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

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Thomas Jefferson (Oxford Portraits)
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Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of …
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
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Benjamin Franklin is the Founding Father who winks at us. An ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings, he seems made of flesh ra…
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
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Washington: A Life
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Mary Edwards Walker: America's Only Female Medal of Honor Recipient
In the history of America, only one woman has ever received the Medal of Honor: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.

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Einstein: His Life and Universe
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Washington's Crossing
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Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within …
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Beautiful Things: A Memoir
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“I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival.

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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America
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The Pearl Thief
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Before Verity…there was Julie.

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Beginner's Mind
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Theodore Rex
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Theodore Roosevelt and his two-term presidency (1901-9) deserve a king-size, seize-the-man biography - and Edmund Morris has provided one. "TR" typifies the "can do" American; his famous maxim, of cou…
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Peter the Great: His Life and World
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Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10. A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar wi…
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The Beauty of Living Twice
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Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Tw…
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Gandhi: An autobiography
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Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, wh…
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Alexander Hamilton
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, a…
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Winner of the Lincoln Prize

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 obscu…
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The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
In this lively and compelling biography Harlow Giles Unger reveals the dominant political figure of a generation. A fierce fighter in four critical Revolutionary War battles and a courageous survivor …
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Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times
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In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he u…
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