American History

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  • When Dreams Came True

    When Dreams Came True describes the making of modern America by the passage of the GI Bill in 1944 and the initiative of hundreds of thousands of ambitious veterans. Insightful and heartwarming, this book illustrates American ambition and ingenuity at its best. Learn More
  • Decision For Disaster

    Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and courageous men. Lynch's unmasking of "Kennedy's Camelot" reveals heart-wrenching facts that continue to stir emotions among Brigade 2506 veterans. Learn More
  • Nerve Center

    The White House Situation Room is arguably the most important facility in the most important building in the world. As the president's intelligence and alert center, it provides vital communication and crisis management capabilities to the chief executive and his advisers. Learn More
  • The Pattons

    The Pattons is an exceptional portrait of the famous military family, eloquently written by the grandson of its most illustrious member, George S. Patton. Washington Post critic Jonathan Yardley called it "one of the best books of the year.” Learn More
  • The Open Society Paradox

    How do we ensure security and, at the same time, safeguard civil liberties? The Open Society Paradox challenges the conventional wisdom of those on both sides of the debate—leaders who want unlimited authority and advocates who would sacrifice security for individual privacy protection. Learn More
  • Chicago's Most Wanted™

    Established less than 200 years ago, Chicago has seen a lot of living in that short span of time. Burned to the ground early on, it's been frozen and just recently flooded. Tucked away in the Midwest, it still rivals both coasts with its food, entertainment, and cultural venues. Learn More
  • The First Resort Of Kings

    During the last five decades, U.S. cultural diplomacy programs have withered because of politics and accidents of history that have subordinated cultural diplomacy to public relations campaigning, now called "public diplomacy. Learn More
  • The Quotable Founding Fathers

    No group is quoted—and misquoted—more often than America's founders. When a political controversy heats up, the nation's speechwriters, politicians, reporters, editorial writers, and talking heads try to influence the debate by quoting their words. Year in and year out, teachers and political buffs look to their wisdom to illuminate the issues. Learn More
  • Defiant Superpower

    Donald E. Nuechterlein examines George W. Bush's transformation of American foreign policy and the repercussions for the future. Defiant Superpower recounts how the Bush administration's bold actions in response to September 11, 2001, toppled the Taliban and displayed American strength. Learn More
  • Books Of The Indian Wars

    An exhaustive evaluation of literature published on the Indian Wars. Articles by leading historians include how to research the wars, build a good library, the best books on Custer and the Little Bighorn, the best books overall on the subject, suggested reading, and much more. Index. Learn More

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