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The Circus Fire
A True Story of an American Tragedy
Written by Stewart O'Nan


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49685-8 (0-385-49685-0)

Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus's big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Those Angry Days
Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
Written by Lynne Olson


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6974-3 (1-4000-6974-2)

From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world.

At the center of this controversy stood the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Teaching with Voices of a People's History of the United States
by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
Written by Gayle Olson-Raymer


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-934-7 (1-58322-934-5)

Voices of a People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, an embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience lies.

In this teaching guide, Gayle Olson-Raymer provides insight into... Read more >

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And the Dead Shall Rise
The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank
Written by Steve Oney


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76423-6 (0-679-76423-2)

On April 27, 1913, the bludgeoned body of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta’s National Pencil Factory. The girl’s murder would be the catalyst for an epic saga that to this day holds a singular place in America’s collective imagination—a saga that would climax in 1915 with... Read more >

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What's God Got to Do with It?
Robert Ingersoll on Free Thought, Honest Talk and the Separation of Church and State
Edited by Tim Page


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: August 16, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-096-3 (1-58642-096-8)

Robert Ingersoll (1833—1899) is one of the great lost figures in United States history, all but forgotten at just the time America needs him most. An outspoken and unapologetic agnostic, fervent champion of the separation of church and state, and tireless advocate of the rights of women and African Americans, he... Read more >

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D-Day Companion PB
Leading Historians explore history's greatest amphibious assault
Edited by Jane Penrose


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-454-1 (1-84603-454-X)

''Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the allied expeditionary force: You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere are with you ..." -General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1944

Published... Read more >

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Franklin and Lucy
Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in Roosevelt's Life
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7496-6 (0-8129-7496-4)

In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd. Persico’s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd’s estate that attest to the intensity of the affair, which lasted much... Read more >

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Polk's Folly
An American Family History
Written by William R. Polk


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 17, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49151-8 (0-385-49151-4)

Growing up in Texas in the late 1930s, listening to his grandmother's memories of her childhood amidst the Civil War, Polk became fascinated by tales of his family's engagement in monumental moments of our nation's history. Beginning when Robert Pollok fled Ireland in the 1680s, Polk's saga includes an Indian trader... Read more >

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FDR's Folly
How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
Written by Jim Powell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5477-0 (1-4000-5477-X)

For generations, conventional wisdom has maintained that the Great Depression ruined America and the New Deal saved it. Praise has been heaped upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for masterfully reining in the Depression’s destructive effects and propping up the country on his New Deal platform. In fact, FDR has achieved mythical... Read more >
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The Disunited States

Written by Vladimir Pozner
Translated by Alison Strayer


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-531-9 (1-60980-531-3)

Influential French novelist, screenwriter, pioneer in literary genre and Oscar nominee Vladimir Pozner came to the United States in the 1930s. He found the nation and its people in a state of profound material and spiritual crisis, and took it upon himself to chronicle the life of the worker, the striker... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Trials of Maria Barbella
The True Story of a 19th-Century Crime of Passion
Written by Idanna Pucci


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77604-8 (0-679-77604-4)

In 1895, an Italian seamstress in New York was accused of killing the man who had raped her, promised to marry her, and was about to abandon her. Following a sensational trial conducted in a language she could not understand, Maria Barbella, at the age of twenty-two, became the first woman... Read more >

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Dark Tide
The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 16, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5021-7 (0-8070-5021-0)

Selected — Brockton High School “One Faculty - One Book” program

Selected by Lynn Classical High School for their “One Book” Project for 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades

Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston’s North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was... Read more >
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A Bright and Guilty Place
Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Written by Richard Rayner


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3358-4 (1-4000-3358-6)

Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the world, mad with oil fever, get-rich-quick schemes, and celebrity scandals. It was also rife with organized crime, with a mayor in the pocket of the syndicates and a DA taking bribes to throw trials. In A Bright and Guilty Place, Richard Rayner... Read more >
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World War II Behind Closed Doors
Stalin, The Nazis and the West
Written by Laurence Rees


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38962-6 (0-307-38962-6)

In this revelatory chronicle of World War II, Laurence Rees documents the dramatic and secret deals that helped make the war possible and prompted some of the most crucial decisions made during the conflict.

Drawing on material available only since the opening of archives in Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as... Read more >
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Amelia Earhart
A Biography
Written by Doris L. Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-725-3 (1-56098-725-1)

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record–among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Copeland's Cure
Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine
Written by Natalie Robins


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 15, 2005
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41090-1 (0-375-41090-2)

Today, one out of every three Americans uses some form of alternative medicine, either along with their conventional (“standard,” “traditional”) medications or in place of them. One of the most controversial—as well as one of the most popular—alternatives is homeopathy, a wholly Western invention brought to America from Germany in 1827... Read more >
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The Rough Riders

Written by Theodore Roosevelt
Introduction by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 262 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 12, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75476-0 (0-375-75476-8)

In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Written by Theodore Roosevelt
Edited by Gordon Hutner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80611-6 (0-345-80611-5)

Theodore Roosevelt was our most published president with an incredible output of writing including forty books, more than one thousand articles, and countless speeches and letters. Collected here in one volume are examples of Roosevelt’s voluminous writings covering a dazzling array of topics.
 
“Roosevelt was not only astonishingly prolific, he was thoughtful, thorough... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96198-3 (0-307-96198-2)

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had, in only five generations, risen from the ghetto in Frankfurt to stately homes in England. As a child, Nica took her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Carlson's Marine Raiders - Makin Island 1942

Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0327-6 (1-4728-0327-2)

After the Guadalcanal landings, Admiral Nimitz wanted to distract Japanese attention by launching an amphibious raid elswhere. Foreshadowing Bloody Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and countless other landings in the face of intense Japanese resistance, the Makin Raid taught the Marines a great deal.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and expert analysis... Read more >

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The Last Good War
The Faces and Voices of World War II
As told to Veronica Kavass
Photographed by Thomas Sanders
Introduction by Hampton Sides


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-59962-085-5 (1-59962-085-5)

World War II remains one of the most galvanizing and defining events in the history of America. Seemingly overnight, the entire nation unified behind a singular cause. By 1945, the size of the U.S. armed forces had grown from two to twelve million men and women of every color, religion, and... Read more >

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The Distancers
An American Memoir
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80676-5 (0-345-80676-X)

In The Distancers, seven generations worth of joy and heartache is artfully forged into a family portrait that is at once universally American yet singularly Lee Sandlin's own. From the nineteenth century German immigrants who settled on a small Midwestern farm, to the proud and upright aunts and uncles with whom... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kiyo's Story
A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream
Written by Kiyo Sato


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-866-0 (1-56947-866-X)

Kiyo’s father arrived in California determined to plant his roots in the land of opportunity after leaving Japan. He, his wife, and their nine American-born children labored in the fields together, building a successful farm. Yet at the outbreak of World War II, Kiyo’s family was ordered to Poston Internment Camp... Read more >
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Ghost Soldiers
The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 7, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49565-3 (0-385-49565-X)

On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the... Read more >

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Dam!
Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park
Written by John W. Simpson


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $28.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-42231-7 (0-375-42231-5)

The building of the Hetch Hetchy Dam and Reservoir in the middle of Yosemite National Park, in spite of less expensive, less technically challenging, and less politically complicated possibilities, set off a defining controversy in American environmentalism. From the 1890s until 1913 Americans argued about proposals to dam the Tuolumne River... Read more >
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