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The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution
Joel Selvin

Insight Editions, 2014

Covering one of the most unforgettable moments in modern history—and including images of Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, and more— The Haight is an indispensable gallery of legendary photographer Jim Marshall’s Sixties-era San Francisco photography. The counter-culture movement of the 1960s is one of the most endlessly examined moments of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as ...
  
  











  



  
Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion
Thomas E. Woods Jr.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

WITH A FOREWORD BY RON PAUL Nothing makes traditional left and right kiss and make up faster than when they're faced with an articulate libertarian. Avert your eyes from this dangerous extremist, citizen! Government is composed of wise public servants who innocently pursue the common good! In Real Dissent , Tom Woods demolishes some of the toughest critics of libertarianism in his trademark way. In doing so he strays beyond what he calls ...
  
  











  



  
Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough
Jefferson Bethke

Thomas Nelson, 2013

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved.   Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on ...
  
  











  



  
Kaplan AP U.S. History 2015: Book + Online + DVD (Kaplan Test Prep)
Krista Dornbush

Kaplan Publishing, 2014

The Advanced Placement test preparation guide that delivers 75 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the AP U.S. History exam! Students spend the school year preparing for the AP U.S. History test. Now it’s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP U.S. History exam requires ...
  
  











  



  
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
Jeff Kinney

Harry N. Abrams, 2009

It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.   Greg, a self-confessed “indoor person,” is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg’s mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and “family togetherness.”   Whose vision ...
  
  











  



  
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and ...
Peter Stark

Ecco, 2014

In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeleton in the Zahara , Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation, and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become ...
  
  











  



  
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Walter Isaacson

Simon & Schuster, 2004

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs , shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter ...
  
  











  



  
Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America
Glenn Beck

Threshold Editions, 2014

HISTORY AS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE TOLD: TRUE AND THRILLING. History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half of the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism. The things you've never learned about our past will shock you. The reason why gun control is so important to ...
  
  











  



  
Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
Richard Brookhiser

Basic Books, 2014

Abraham Lincoln grew up in the long shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lincoln turned to the great men of the founding—Washington, Paine, Jefferson—and their great documents—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution—for knowledge, guidance, inspiration, and purpose. Out of the power vacuum created by their passing, Lincoln emerged from among his peers as the ...
  
  











  



  
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
James M. McPherson

Penguin Press HC, The, 2014

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom , a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. If that cause had succeeded, it would have torn the United States in two and preserved the institution of slavery. Many Americans in Davis’s ...
  
  











  



  
A Lesson Before Dying (Oprah's Book Club)
Ernest J. Gaines

Vintage, 1994

A Lesson Before Dying , is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death.  Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for the university, has returned to the plantation school to teach.  As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, ...
  
  











  



  
John Adams
David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 2002

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American ...
  
  











  



  
1776
David McCullough

HOLT MCDOUGAL, 2006

America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington. In this masterful book, David ...
  
  











  



  
Full Measure: A Novel
T. Jefferson Parker

St. Martin's Press, 2014

"A tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within—and of the flame of violence that burns through the American psyche." —T.C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Women "Stunning . . . [Parker is] a brave and daring writer." —Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy "A great American family novel. . . . Parker is playing in the same league as John ...
  
  











  



  
5 Steps to a 5 AP US History, 2015 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)
Daniel Murphy

McGraw-Hill, 2014

This easy-to-follow study guide includes a complete course review, full-length practice tests, and access to an AP Planner app! 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and matches the latest exam. It also includes access to ...
  
  











  



  
Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway
Susan Jeffers

Ballantine Books, 2006

THE PHENOMENAL CLASSIC THAT HAS CHANGED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS Are you afraid of making decisions . . . asking your boss for a raise . . . leaving an unfulfilling relationship . . . facing the future? Whatever your fear, here is your chance to push through it once and for all. In this enduring guide to self-empowerment, Dr. Susan Jeffers inspires us with dynamic techniques and profound concepts that have helped countless people grab hold of ...
  
  











  



  
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered
Laura Auricchio

Knopf, 2014

A major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, who, at age nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington; a biography that looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice commemorated in America’s towns, streets, parks, and schools named after the French nobleman. Laura Auricchio ...
  
  











  



  
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the ...
  
  











  



  
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Stephen Ambrose

Simon & Schuster, 1997

From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the ...
  
  











  



  
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Lynne Cheney

Viking Adult, 2014

A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney   This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic.   Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution ...
  
  











  








   



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