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Read, White, and Blue

This Independence Day, travel from the battlefields of the Civil War through the plains of the Western frontier to the West Wing of the White House...all without leaving your beach chair! Pick up some of the following patriotic reads this July 4th to honor those unforgettable personalities who helped found our nation, contributed to its development, and continue to shape it today.  

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One Nation Under Sex

How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History

In One Nation Under Sex, free speech activist and notorious Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt teams up with Columbia University history professor David...

By Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach, Ph.D.

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A Slave in the White House

Paul Jennings and the Madisons

Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White...

By Elizabeth Dowling Taylor and Annette Gordon-Reed

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Behind the Dream

The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation

“I have a dream.” When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King,...

By Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly

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Uncompromised

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab-American Patriot in the CIA

“Nada Prouty served her country loyally, with distinction, and, as universally acknowledged by her colleagues, with great personal courage as a CIA covert...

"...“Nada Prouty served her country loyally, with distinction, and, as universally acknowledged by her colleagues, with great personal courage as a CIA covert.... “Nada Prouty served her country loyally, with distinction, and, as universally acknowledged by her colleagues, with great personal courage as a CIA covert officer.  This tale of rampant trampling of citizen's rights is a vivid reminder of the responsibility of citizens to be vigilant against unaccountable government overreach if we hope t..."

Nada Prouty

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A Being So Gentle

The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson

The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the...

"...The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the.... The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the American revolution—but he never could have made it without the support of his wife. Beautiful, charismatic, and generous, Rachel Jackson had the courage to go against the mores of her ..."

Patricia Brady

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The Kennedy Legacy

Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled

The closing of Ted Kennedy’s chapter in America’s political and cultural life means that, for the first time perhaps, the real measure of the Kennedy legacy...

Vincent Bzdek Vincent Bzdek

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FDR's Shadow

Louis Howe, The Force That Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

In 1921, Franklin Delano Roosevelt—the 1920 vice presidential candidate on the losing Democratic ticket—was overcome by an illness that left him unable to...

Julie M. Fenster Julie M. Fenster

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FDR's Funeral Train

A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance

In April 1945, the funeral traincarrying the body of Franklin D. Roosevelt embarked on a three-day, thousand-mile odyssey through nine states before reaching...

Robert Klara Robert Klara

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The Unexpected Patriot

How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice

After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three in rural...

By Shannen Rossmiller and Sue Carswell

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Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award!  Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him...

Mark Puls

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Nathanael Greene

A Biography of the American Revolution

When the Revolutionary War began, Nathanael Greene was a private in the militia, the lowest rank possible, yet he emerged from the war with a reputation as...

Gerald M. Carbone Gerald M. Carbone

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Henry Knox

Visionary General of the American Revolution

Mark Puls delivers a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general who played a key role in all of George Washington’s battles. During the Siege of...

Mark Puls

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Washington: Lessons in Leadership

George Washington influenced every phase of the Revolutionary war, from beginning to end. He deftly handled the "political realm" by convincing Congress to...

Gerald M. Carbone Gerald M. Carbone

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Lincoln and McClellan

The Troubled Partnership between a President and His General

There was no more remarkable pair in the Civil War than Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan. At only 35 years old, McClellan commanded the Ohio troops early...

John C. Waugh

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Custer: Lessons in Leadership

Colorful, charismatic, and controversial, George Armstrong Custer became a national hero at the age of twenty-three when he was promoted to the rank of...

By Duane Schultz and Wesley K. Clark

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