U.S. History

Fiction
Ann Ronald

Jarrettsville

Jarrettsville fictionalizes a true event that occurred on the fourth anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. The novel opens with the traumatic, climactic scene.

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History
Neal Ferguson

One Summer: America 1927

One Summer: America, 1927 As advertised in the title, 1927 is the hook that Bill Bryson embeds in his engaging historical perspectives. If you are

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History
Neal Ferguson

Men of War

Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima As a former soldier in the American Civil War, Oliver

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Book of Ages

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin Virginia Woolf, writing A Room of One’s Own, invented a sister for Shakespeare. Judith Shakespeare,

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Brown Girl Dreaming

Award-wining author Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming may have been published for middle and young adult readers, but this is a book for every reader,

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Two Civil War Novels

Two Civil War Novels: I Shall Be Near to You    and    Neverhome Erin Lindsay McCabe and Laird Hunt each envision the American Civil

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Wives of Los Alamos

TaraShea Nesbit made a stunningly smart decision when she wrote The Wives of Los Alamos. She chose to tell their stories through a collective consciousness

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

Fierce Patriot

Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman The American Civil War lives on in our imaginations. A few of the war’s events can

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Military History
Ann Ronald

Drift

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power If you enjoy watching “The Rachel Maddow Show” each evening on MSNBC (and I do), you will relish

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Good Lord Bird

It’s not any wonder that James McBride’s latest book, The Good Lord Bird won the 2013 National Book Award, and I won’t be the last

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History
Neal Ferguson

Empires, Nations and Families

Empires, Nations & Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 Although my professional life as a historian has been devoted almost exclusively to

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