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- The Civil War by Bruce Catton
- The Civil War: an illustrated history by Geoffrey C. Ward
- Days of defiance: Sumter, secession, and the coming of the Civil War by Maury Klein
- 1863: the rebirth of the nation by Joseph E. Stevens
- The most fearful ideal: original coverage of the Civil War by The New York Times
- Why the Confederacy lost edited by Gabor S. Boritt
- Why the north won the Civil War edited by David Herbert Donald
1775: a good year for revolution by Kevin Phillips
Bunker Hill: a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Washington's spies: the story of America's first spy ring by Alexander Rose
Thomas Jefferson: the art of power by Jon Meacham
1776 by David McCullough
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
A free man of color by Barbara Hambly
A test of wills by Charles Todd
Crocodile on the sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Hawkwood: a Regency crime thriller by James McGee
Murphy's law: a Molly Murphy mystery by Rhys Bowen
Stuff white people like: the definitive guide to the unique taste of millions by Christian Lander
Eat less cottage cheese and more ice cream: thoughts on life by from Erma Bombeck ; illustrations by Lynn Chang
America (the book): a citizen's guide to democracy inaction by written and edited by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum ; writers, Rich Blomquist ... [et al.] ; additional material, Samantha Bee ... [et al.] ; with a foreword by Thomas Jefferson
Antarctica: a biography by David Day
Finding Florida: the true history of the Sunshine State by T.D. Allman
The guns at last light: the war in Western Europe, 1944- 1945 by Rick Atkinson
Here is where: discovering America's great forgotten history by Andrew Carroll
Hitler's charisma: leading millions into the abyss by Laurence Rees
A journey through Tudor England by Suzannah Lipscomb
1. Big night [videodisc] by Rysher Entertainment presents a Timpano production:
Determined to drum up business and foil his Little Italy rival, Secondo concocts a rumor that bandleader Louis Prima will dine at his restaurant that very night, sending chef Primo into a frenzy. Will it be the finest night of his career, or will it be a financial disaster? Will Louis Prima actually come to dine? With wonderful performances by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, it's worth viewing this film just to see the dinner's masterpiece timpano.
2. Toast [videodisc] by W2 Media Inc, BBC, and Screen WM present ; produced by Faye Ward ; written by Lee Hall ; directed by SJ Clarkson:
England's reputation for terrible food may be deserved if this film, based on food writer Nigel Slater's memoirs, can be believed. Nigel's mum may have served meals from boiled tins, but he and his dad adored her. When she dies and her place in his father's affections is threatened by their gastronomically adept cleaning lady, Nigel enters into an unofficial culinary contest with his late mother's rival.