Read real stories of World War II from an army veteran who was a Tech. Sergeant with the 115th Regiment, 29th Division. William Mottley landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day and from there went on to St. Lo, St. Germain, Battle of Brest, Battle of Germany, and the Battle of the Bulge.
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In the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of--and in the words of--America's women, factory workers, African Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers, Zinn shows that many of our country's greatest battles were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody...
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A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America (paperback) written by Tony Horwitz - Horwitz's fresh, lively look at the discovery of the New World.
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Kukla recounts the maneuverings, political posturing, and international intrigue that culminated in the greatest land deal in history. This book brings to life a pageant of characters from Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Jay, to Napoleon and Carlos III of Spain and other colorful figures.
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This passionate intellectual history is the story of the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton and Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction.
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The Appalachian Trail was proposed by Benton MacKaye in 1921. Over a quarter of the Georgia-to-Maine pathway passes through Virginia, going across some of the state’s best mountain scenery and affording access to small-town life. Now a component of the National Park Service, the trail was, and st...
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Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power...
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Chris Thomas was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s parents in November of 1990, was sentenced to death in November of 1991, and was executed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In Anatomy of an Execution, Todd C. Peppers and Laura Trevvett Anderson tell the entire story, shedding light on issues...
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The coins of ancient and medieval Europe provide unique insights into the economic and political history of their period. In a time when few members of the population could read or write, the symbols depicted on coins offered a medium for communication, propaganda, and historical archiving.
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Spring is in the air and it’s time to set aside the hard core novels you curl up with under a blanket by the fire and move on to the lighter fare books fit to be stuffed in a canvas bag and taken with you wherever you go, indoors or outdoors. This spring has produced a bumper crop of fantastic books you won’t want to miss! View the April 28 edition of Margie's Memos for more.