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Art Under Fire
Throughout American history, war correspondents have risked their lives to report news from the front lines. Reporters during the Civil War called themselves the Bohemian Brigade. The civilian and military World War II artists who sketched and painted in foxholes and bivouacs gave new meaning to the phrase "they drew fire." Check out our full list of great books celebrating the work of these combat correspondents.
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Queer History
Take pride in your history! is proud to recommend this list of titles dealing with the history of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered -- for the 30 years since the Stonewall riots and for centuries before. Read's list
An Iron-Clad Story: Though her career was brief, the legendary Civil War ironclad the USS Monitor helped change the face of naval warfare. The Monitor Chronicles tells the story of the "180 feet of iron"--and some of the great naval battles of the Civil War--through the viewpoint of one of her seamen, George Greer.
Double Victory : A Multicultural History of America in World War II by Ronald T. Takaki
Duty : A Father His Son & the Man Who Won the War by Bob Greene, Author
Hitler's U-Boat War 1939-1942 : The Hunters, 1939-1942 (Modern Library War) by Clay Blair
Hitler's U-Boat War:1942-1944 : The Hunted, 1942-1944 (Modern Library War) by Clay Blair
Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth AmendmentLincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment by Herman Belz, Joseph R. Fornieri, Allen C. Guelzo, and James Oliver Horton (Author) (Hardcover - Jul 31, 2007)
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Famous Last Words by Jonathon Green (Editor) Over 2,000 notable parting sentiments, from Socrates and the Marquis de Sade to James Dean and Elvis Presley. This sometimes funny, frequently moving compilation offers a glimpse at the deathbed departures of kings, courtiers, poets, painters, saints, villains, murderers, and martyrs through the ages. Among the famous last words are Bing Crosby's breezy sign-off: ``That was a great game of golf, fellers''; Lawrence Oates' farewell to Captain Scott on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole: ``I'm just going out. I may be some time...'' and Civil War commander General Sedgewick's final miscalculation: ``They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist--'' A fascinating record of our final thoughts at the brink of the unimaginable. Jonathon Green is a noted lexicographer and the author of many books, including Slang Down the Ages. 160 pp 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 200 b/w photos & illustrations.
Others in this vein:
Last Words of Saints & Sinners : 700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, & the Inspiring Figures of History by Herbert Lockyer
Quotable Quotes : Wit and Wisdom for All Occasions from America's Most Popular Magazine by Reader's Digest
Last Words : A Dictionary of Deathbed Quotations by Bernard Ruffin, C. Bernard Ruffin

2001 Pulitzer Prize for History

Founding Brothers : The Revolutionary Generationby Joseph J. Ellis. Joseph J. Ellis delves considerably deeper into the past in Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, which won the history award. This group portrait of seven Founding Fathers poses some provocative questions about America's formative decades (and makes an excellent companion piece to Ellis's 1997 study of Thomas Jefferson, American Sphinx). Other editions: Founding Brothers : The Revolutionary Generation [LARGE PRINT]by Joseph J. Ellis (Hardcover - March 2001) Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation [UNABRIDGED]by Joseph J. Ellis, Nelson Runger (Reader) (Audio Cassette - April 2001)
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Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley, Ron Powers (Contributor)
From Dawn to Decadence - 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to Present by Jacques Barzun
In the Heart of the Sea : The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
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