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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterSeth Grahame-Smith

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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”… more

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Seth Grahame-Smith
Grand Central Publishing , English

John AdamsDavid McCullough

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.In this powerful, epic biography, Dav… more

John Adams
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

1776David McCullough

America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions a… more

David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

TrumanDavid McCullough

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian.T… more

David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

The Great Bridge: The Epic S...David McCullough

The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master hist… more

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam...Paul Clayton

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The year is 1968. Like thousands of other American boys, Carl Melcher is drafted and sent to Vietnam. His new company is infected with the same racial tensions plaguing the nation. Despite that, Carl makes friends on both sides of the color… more

Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam (2001 Frankfurt eBook Award Finalist)
Paul Clayton

The Greater Journey: America...David McCullough

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and it… more

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

Hero: The Life and Legend of...Michael Korda

From Michael Korda, author of the New York Times bestselling Eisenhower biography Ike and the captivating Battle of Britain book With Wings Like Eagles, comes the critically-acclaimed definitive biography of T. E. Lawrence—the legendary Bri… more

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Michael Korda
HarperCollins e-books , English

Cod: A Biography of the Fish...Mark Kurlansky

From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the WorldCod, Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world… more

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Books , English

Johnstown FloodDavid McCullough

The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and… more

Johnstown Flood
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

The Path Between the Seas: T...David McCullough

The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.From … more

The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David McCullough
Touchstone , English

Conquering Gotham: Building ...Jill Jonnes

Superb. [A] first-rate narrative” (The Wall Street Journal ) about the controversial construction of New York’s beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels As bestselling books like Ron Chernow’s Titan and David McCullough’s The Great… more

Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels
Jill Jonnes
Penguin Books , English

In the Shape of a ManPaul Clayton

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Rosemary’s Baby meets Revolutionary Road…On the border between the necropolis of Colma, home to over two million dead souls and 1,794 somewhat live ones — and the gritty industrial working-class town of South City —At 1015 Crestview, litt… more

In the Shape of a Man
Paul Clayton
Paul Clayton , English

Essence of ExcellenceSteve Unwin

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Essence of Excellence is an amazing collection of carefully selected quotations and specially created drawings designed to stir and inspire the mind to excellence.There are many books that claim to provide ‘the answer’, but in a fast changi… more

Essence of Excellence
Steve Unwin
Photonbooks.com , English

Abigail and John: Portrait o...Edith Gelles

“Fascinating…Gelles has provided a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s issues and history is evident on every page. Her treatment of the family… [is] written with understanding and sensitivity… But it is her strength as… more

Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage
Edith Gelles
HarperCollins e-books , English

Brave CompanionsDavid McCullough

From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.The bestselling author … more

Brave Companions
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

Mornings on Horseback: The S...David McCullough

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by maste… more

Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Faimly, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster , English

The Last Founding Father: Ja...Harlow Giles Unger

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 of Valley Forge and a near-fatal wound a… more

The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness
Harlow Giles Unger
Da Capo Press , English

Truman by David McCullough |...BookRags

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Harry S Truman was born May 8, 1884, in Jackson County, Missouri. Both sets of his grandparents were Scotch/Irish pioneers who went west in search of fertile farmland. He grew up in a Tom Sawyer world where his small town neighbors of Indep… more

Truman by David McCullough | Summary & Study Guide

Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams...Les Standiford

“Popular history in its most vital and accessible form. Standiford has recovered the mentality of America’s first group of young radicals, the Sons of Liberty, and tells their story with flair and grace.”—Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize-win… more

Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
Les Standiford
Harper , English

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