Browse by Subject: American

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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

The much-anticipated autobiography of a veteran astronaut.

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The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Using Mary Musgrove's life as a narrative thread, Steven Hahn explores the connected histories of the Creek Indians and the colonies of South Carolina and Georgia.

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Part of a Complete Breakfast: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era

Vivid pictures give flavors of the earliest cereal commercials aired and the role they played in claiming the loyalties of young breakfast eaters up to the present day.

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The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement

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Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center.

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Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America

A deft, readable examination of two icons of black resistance

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Before They Were the Black Sheep: Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-214 and the Battle for the Solomon Islands

Wartime letters of a New Englander's journey from innocence to elite fighter squadron pilot

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From Sun Cities to The Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-Restricted Communities

Judith Ann Trolander has written the first book-length history of the "active adult" lifestyle. Examining the origins, development, failures, and challenges facing these communities as the baby boomer population continues to age, she offers a truly original defense of a sometimes controversial aspect of American life.

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The Quotable Edison

Offers a wealth of Edison's insightful, enlightening, and sometimes humorous comments and witticisms on a wide range of subjects, from business to politics, from religion to nutrition, from advice to boys to opinions on women’s clothing.

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Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960