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Point Pleasant 1774
Prelude to the American Revolution
Written by John F. Winkler
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0509-6 (1-4728-0509-7)

The battle of Point Pleasant was the major battle in what is known as Lord Dunmore's War, the conflict between the Colony of Virginia and the Shawnee and Mingo Indian tribes in what is now the state of Kentucky.

Following a series of incidents between American settlers and the Native tribes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Memory and the American Revolution
Written by Alfred F. Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 17, 2000
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5405-5 (0-8070-5405-4)

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol... Read more >
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Dear Mr. President
Letters to the Oval Office from the Files of the National Archives
Edited by Dwight Young
Introduction by Brian Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: January 16, 2007
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0020-5 (1-4262-0020-X)

"The letters provide a nostalgic timeline of American history told through the words and feelings of Americans, from regular folks to kings." —Star Gazette, Elmira, NY, Dec. '05

"There are more than 80 letters, reflecting both our history and our very American sense that when we speak, our president should listen."... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

Written by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-592-0 (1-60980-592-5)

Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. 

New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence)... Read more >
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