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The US at Peace

There's more to history than just military history! Here are a few favorites about some often overlooked parts of US history...
World's Fair
A glance at New York, 1930's, and the experience of the World's Fair through the eyes of a small boy.
Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award– winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as "spellbinding" by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell once again, giving us a fresh and extraordina
Undaunted Courage
Undaunted Courage, written by Stephen Ambrose, is a 1996 biography of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The book is based on journals written by Lewis and Clark, along with other members of the expedition, and also offer
The Path Between the Seas
Describes all the events and personalities involved in the monumental undertaking which precipitated revolution, scandal, economic crisis, and a new Central American republic Bibliography: p. 655-669. Includes index.
The Devil In the White City
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America is a 2004 non-fiction book by Erik Larson presented in a novelistic style. The book is based on real characters and events.
Seizing Destiny
Richard Kluger ’s books include Simple Justice , the classic account of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 landmark decision ending racial segregation of the nation’s public schools, and The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Heral
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian
In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prop
The First American
H. W. Brands is Distinguished Professor of History at Texas A&M University. He lives in Austin, Texas.
The Worst Hard Time
"The Worst Hard Time is an epic story of blind hope and endurance almost beyond belief; it is also, as Tim Egan has told it, a riveting tale of bumptious charlatans, conmen, and tricksters, environmental arrogance and hubris, political chicanery, and a