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Learn American History & It's failures too

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America: A Narrative History
1.  America: A Narrative History by George Brown Tindall
The list author says:
  "The best one volume American History book by far .There are lots of different editions, so shop around. If you want your entire American history all under one roof, this is the book."
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself (Dover Thrift Editions)
2.  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself (Dover Thrift Editions) by Frederick Douglass
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  "An amazing insight into the realities of Slavery and a great autobiography from a truly great American."
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The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States (Bantam Classic)
3.  The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States (Bantam Classic) by Pauline Maier
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  "The incredible documents that started world democracy. a masterpiece that is still as powerful and perfect as it was in 1789"
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The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Oxford History of the United States)
4.  The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Oxford History of the United States) by Robert Middlekauff
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  "a cheap and deeply insightful history of the Revolution, very easy to read"
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Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States)
5.  Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States) by David M. Kennedy
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  "an excellent 20th century history that leaves nothing out."
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Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (Oxford History of the United States)
6.  Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (Oxford History of the United States) by James T. Patterson
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  "all of the oxford histories are invaluable, especially this one."
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Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush vs. Gore (Oxford History of the United States)
7.  Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush vs. Gore (Oxford History of the United States) by James T. Patterson
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  "keep right up to date with another excellent history and analysis"
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The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68
8.  The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68 by Myrlie Evers-Williams
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  "a beautiful book full of poignant and powerful photographs, with a great text too. excellent value"
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The Assassinations: "Probe" Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X
9.  The Assassinations: "Probe" Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X by James DiEugenio
The list author says:
  "excellent value. learn the dark side of American democracy"
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The Oxford Companion to United States History (Oxford Companions)
10.  The Oxford Companion to United States History (Oxford Companions) by Paul S. Boyer
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  "You name it, an informed and insightful text is provided on anything in the U.S you care to name"
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American Colonies: The Settlement of North America to 1800 (Penguin History of the United States)
11.  American Colonies: The Settlement of North America to 1800 (Penguin History of the United States) by Alan Taylor
The list author says:
  "the way History should be written. comprehensive, sharp, swift and never boring"
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The American Presidents (Society of American Presidents)
12.  The American Presidents (Society of American Presidents) by James M. McPherson
The list author says:
  "glossy highly illustrated history of all the US Presidents. a lovely book."
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Great Slave Narratives
13.  Great Slave Narratives by Arna Bontemps
The list author says:
  "at this price, the incredible tales told by slaves are not to be missed. the emotional and amazing reading is incredibly powerful and inspirational."
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American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest
14.  American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest by Gregory H. Nobles
The list author says:
  "a short, simple to follow history of the settlement of America. an unsung gem."
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The Secret History of the CIA
15.  The Secret History of the CIA by Joseph J. Trento
The list author says:
  "America's other government. A full history of what these people really get up to. It's not pretty."
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Blind Ambition: The White House Years
16.  Blind Ambition: The White House Years by John W. Dean
The list author says:
  "a terrific and honest insight into life working inside the corrupt Nixon White House"
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The Kennedy Conspiracy
17.  The Kennedy Conspiracy by Anthony Summers
The list author says:
  "If you only read one book on the JFK assassination, make sure its this one, by far the most comprehensive and cohesive yet written"
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Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster
18.  Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson
The list author says:
  "a remarkably eloquent and intelligent insight into the failure of government and race relations exposed by Katrina"
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Common Sense (Dover Thrift Editions)
19.  Common Sense (Dover Thrift Editions) by Thomas Paine
The list author says:
  "With a talented and incredibly beautiful usage of the English language revolutionary Tom Paine shows us all how to rebel against a corrupt system of Power."
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Penguin history)
20.  Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Penguin history) by James M. McPherson
The list author says:
  "The best history of the Civil War ever written. Indispensable."
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Hard Road to Freedom: Civil War to the Millennium v. 2: The Story of African America
21.  Hard Road to Freedom: Civil War to the Millennium v. 2: The Story of African America by James Oliver Horton
The list author says:
  "If its African American History you need - Its all here. an excellent and not overlong history of all things African American from Slavery to Affirmative Action"
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Made In America
22.  Made In America by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "another Bryson gem, looking at where American myths and language originate"
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Hegemony or Survival : America's Quest for Global Dominance
23.  Hegemony or Survival : America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
The list author says:
  "Forget Michael Moore, let an educated expert tell you all about America's evil empire"
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Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
24.  Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by President Barack Obama
The list author says:
  "The only valid choice for the liberal patriot in 2008. Read this eloquent testimony to optimism and hope, and find out why he should run America from next year"
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The Routledge Atlas of American History (Routledge Atlases of American History)
25.  The Routledge Atlas of American History (Routledge Atlases of American History) by Martin Gilbert
The list author says:
  "Invaluable for any student of America, its all here - mapped out"
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