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History

RIVER OF LOST SOULS
History
Ann Ronald

River of Lost Souls

RIVER OF LOST SOULS The Animas River, Jonathan P. Thompson’s “river of lost souls,” rises on the steep slopes above Silverton, Colorado, flows south through

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Dear Hamilton

MY DEAR HAMILTON Clearly, my generation of school children was taught a sanitized version of United States history! I assumed that the origins of our

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Loving Eleanor and White Houses

LOVING ELEANOR AND WHITE HOUSES Blanche Wiesen Cook’s three-volume definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt inspired both Susan Wittig Albert and Amy Bloom to write novels

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Grant
Biography
Neal Ferguson

Grant

GRANT After reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton, I had some trepidation about opening his newest book, Grant. I didn’t think he could surpass Hamilton (see

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History
Neal Ferguson

Czeching In: Adventures Beyond Prague

CZECHING IN: ADVENTURES BEYOND PRAGUE In her self-published memoir-guidebook-history, Lenka Glassner offers insightful and often humorous glimpses of herself, her culture, her history, and her

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

What Happened

WHAT HAPPENED Like a dedicated political junkie, I followed in real time the events that Hillary Clinton retraces in her book about the 2016 presidential

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History
Dan Erwine

Twenty-six Seconds

TWENTY-SIX SECONDS, A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE ZAPRUDER FILM Anyone who survived the 1960s can probably remember being asked: “Where were you when President Kennedy was

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE STORY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE I have always argued that equal education for all should be

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History
Neal Ferguson

The Zimmerman Telegram

THE ZIMMERMAN TELEGRAM: INTELLIGENCE, DIPLOMACY, AND AMERICA’S ENTRY INTO WORLD WAR I One hundred years ago, April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on

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History
Neal Ferguson

Thunder in the Mountains

THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: CHIEF JOSEPH, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, AND THE NEZ PERCE WAR Who owns history?  The uninformed may claim that victors write history.

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

Victoria the Queen

VICTORIA THE QUEEN: AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY OF THE WOMAN WHO RULED AN EMPIRE The inevitable question I am asked: is the TV series recently aired

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The Fleet at Flood Tide
History
Neal Ferguson

The Fleet at Flood Tide

THE FLEET AT FLOOD TIDE, AMERICA AT TOTAL WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1944-1945 As a history, The Fleet at Flood Tide is both more and

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