U.s. history Books & Novels

Critically Acclaimed Books for U.S. History Book Readers


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The Run of His Life

Although we all know how the story ends, it’s how the trial evolved that makes The Run of His Life a fascinating case study of how a verdict in a murder trial was shaped largely by the racist turbulen ...

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One Summer

Rich with passion, compassion and a touch of suspense, it’s the perfect book for a relaxing long weekend or getaway.

KIRKUS 3

The Witness

A promising start to a series, provided Roberts can flesh out her derivative heroine.

KIRKUS 5

Private Empire

Leaks, reserves, PACs, hydrofracking, bloated corporate profits and more: all pertinent concerns nicely handled by Coll in this engaging, hard-hitting work.

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The Family

That’s what it’s like in a world where men lie as a matter of course—and there is no other kind of world, Santino, at least not here on earth.” More obsessive fans also get a reveal about a member of ...

KIRKUS 5

The Devil in the White City

Gripping drama, captured with a reporter’s nose for a good story and a novelist’s flair for telling it. The result is a synthetic blend that doesn't do justice to either.

KIRKUS 4

The Boys in the Boat

...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Y ...

KIRKUS 5

Colonel Roosevelt

Roosevelt never fails to fascinate, and Morris provides a highly readable, strong finish to his decades-long marathon.

KIRKUS 5

The Warmth of Other Suns

An impressive take on the Great Migration, and a truly auspicious debut.

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

A Man Without a Country

The Declaration of Independence

The Liars' Club

The Family

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Playing with Fire

The Prince of Frogtown

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