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Day 8: American History Books

America's past comes to life in these must-read books.

From a brilliant historical novel about British-born American revolutionary Thomas Paine to an eye-opening investigation into the surveillance campaign against Martin Luther King Jr., these history books will keep you engrossed all winter long.

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Buy A Generation on Trial at Amazon

A Generation on Trial

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The story of Whittaker Chambers, HUAC, and the case that defined the McCarthy era, as reported by one of the twentieth century’s most respected journalists.

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Buy A Slave No More at Amazon

A Slave No More

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Here are the untold stories of two extraordinary men whose stories, once thought lost, now take their place at the heart of the American experience—as Blight rightfully calls them, “heroes of a war within the war.”

“These powerful memoirs reveal poignant, heroic, painful and inspiring lives.”—Publishers Weekly

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Buy Brandeis at Amazon

Brandeis

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This vivid biography reflects the fullness of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis’s personal and professional lives. Born in Kentucky shortly before the Civil War, Brandeis rose to national fame as “the people’s attorney”—the first public interest lawyer—and went on to become an adviser to Woodrow Wilson and a confidant of Franklin Roosevelt.

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Citizen Tom Paine

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Howard Fast’s brilliant portrait brings Thomas Paine to the fore as a legend of American history, and provides readers with a gripping narrative of modern democracy’s earliest days in America and Europe.

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Buy The Cycles of American History at Amazon

The Cycles of American History

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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History. In this updated edition, the prominent political historian continues to reflect on the "recurring struggle between pragmatism and idealism in the American soul" (Time). Faced with a new century, a new millennium, and social and technological revolutions, Schlesinger confronts the possibility of a revolution in American political cycles.

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Buy The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. at Amazon

The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The author of Bearing the Cross, the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., exposes the government’s massive surveillance campaign against the civil rights leader.

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Buy The Rogue Republic at Amazon

The Rogue Republic

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Meticulously researched and populated with colorful characters, this is the story of a young country testing its power on the global stage and a lost chapter in how the frontier spirit came to define American character. The first treatment of this little-known historical moment, The Rogue Republic shows how hardscrabble frontiersmen and gentleman farmers planted the seeds of civil war, marked the dawn of Manifest Destiny, and laid the groundwork for the American empire.

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Buy The Year of the Century at Amazon

The Year of the Century

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It was a time of Indian wars, the first stirrings of the labor movement, and the burgeoning struggle form women’s and other civil rights. Historian Dee Brown takes the measure of America in a rare moment of reflection on the nation’s past, present, and future.

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Published on 10 Dec 2017

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