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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
by Richard White

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A Patriot's History of the United States

A Patriot's History of the United States
by Larry Schweikart

Readers will learn the truth about America's discovery, founding, and advancement, from Columbus's voyage to Trump's promise to "Make America Great Again."

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From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776

From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776
by George C. Herring

Tells the dramatic story of America's emergence as superpower--its birth in revolution, its troubled present, and its uncertain future.

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American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
by David M Rubenstein

Takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians.

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose

The definitive book on Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase.

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The Story of American Freedom

The Story of American Freedom
by Eric Foner

Chronicles the history of America's pursuit of liberty, tracing the struggles among freed slaves, union organizers, women rights advocates, and other groups to widen freedom's promise.

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Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation

Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation
by Jon Meacham

A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation.

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A Little History of the United States

A Little History of the United States
by James West Davidson

In short, vivid chapters this book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story.

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The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices.

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Freshwater

Freshwater
by Akwaeke Emezi

Centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Freshwater explores the metaphysics of identity and mental health, plunging into the mystery of being and self

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