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A Walk Through History

Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer by James L. Swanson

Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester

Eiffel's tower and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count by Jill Jonnes

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America by Erik Larson

Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Triangle : the fire that changed America by David Von Drehle

The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan

K blows top : a Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's most unlikely tourist by Peter Carlson

More Great Titles!

Agent Zigzag : a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre

At home : a short history of private life by Bill Bryson

The big burn : Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America by Timothy Egan

Blood and thunder [Large print] : an epic of the American West by Hampton Sides

A country of vast designs : James K. Polk, the Mexican war, and the conquest of the American continent by Robert Merry

Citizens of London : the Americans who stood with Britain in its darkest, finest hour by Lynne Olson

A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester

Get Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster by Jonathan Eig

Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin by Hampton Sides

Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

The last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick

1968 : the year that rocked the world by Mark Kurlansky

Nixonland : the rise of a president and the fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein

The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary by Simon Winchester

1776 by David McCullough

War as they knew it : Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a time of unrest by Michael Rosenberg

Coming Soon!

Atlantic : the biography of an ocean by Simon Winchester

Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse by James L. Swanson

Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

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