1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

27 February 2020 | By Charles C. Mann | Filed in: north american history.

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492 Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine

Alexander Hamilton

27 February 2020 | By Ron Chernow | Filed in: north american history.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation In the first full length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

27 February 2020 | By Malcolm X | Filed in: north american history.

Alternate cover for ISBN 9780345350688 Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister Here, the

1776

27 February 2020 | By David McCullough | Filed in: north american history.

In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and

A People's History of the United States

27 February 2020 | By Howard Zinn | Filed in: north american history.

Library Journal calls Howard Zinn s iconic A People s History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn s award winning

Between the World and Me

27 February 2020 | By Ta-Nehisi Coates | Filed in: north american history.

This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerful

Washington: A Life

27 February 2020 | By Ron Chernow | Filed in: north american history.

The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life, he carries the reader through Washington s troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his

Grant

27 February 2020 | By Ron Chernow | Filed in: north american history.

Ulysses S Grant s life has typically been misunderstood All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the