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U.S. History

History
Neal Ferguson

Killers of the Flower Moon

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI Growing up in Kansas, I visited our relatives in northern Oklahoma.

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History
Neal Ferguson

The General vs. The President

THE GENERAL vs. THE PRESIDENT: MACARTHUR AND TRUMAN AT THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR “I should have fired him [General MacArthur] six months sooner.” If

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

America’s First Daughter

America’s First Daughter – From Monticello to Jefferson’s White House, She Shaped the Legacy of a Nation Patsy Jefferson’s mother died when her daughter was

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History
Neal Ferguson

The Apache Wars

THE APACHE WARS: THE HUNT FOR GERONIMO, THE APACHE KID, AND THE CAPTIVE BOY WHO STARTED THE LONGEST WAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Some Apaches believed

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The Blue Tattoo
Biography
Ann Ronald

The Blue Tattoo

THE BLUE TATTOO: THE STORY OF OLIVE OATMAN Margot Mifflin‘s The Blue Tattoo follows a long history of tales of Indian captivity. A True History

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History
Neal Ferguson

White Trash

White Trash: the 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Conventional wisdom holds that seminal social problems in America and Britain are contrasted thusly: “Britain

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

If I Never Get Back

If I Never Get Back How perfect for this baseball-deficient reviewer to have finished Darryl Brock’s absolutely smashing novel, If I Never Get Back, before

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Hours Count

The Hours Count Samuel Taylor Coleridge once decreed the necessity of a “willing suspension of disbelief” when reading fantastical literature, especially poetry like his own.

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers Obsession may be in the eye of the beholder. Maybe. If anyone has ever been obsessed, the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville,

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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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