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Love and Hate in Jamestown:
John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation

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by David A. Price

informative book on the colony of Jamestown

Founding Mothers
by Cokie Roberts

 
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the other story of the founding of America


Benjamin Franklin:
An American Life

by Walter Isaacson 2003


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a great new bestselling biography of the "founding father" that winks at you!

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The Radicalism of the American Revolution
by Gordon S. Wood

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 an enlightening book by a well known authority on the American Revolution. An enjoyable book to read.
winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for history

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Divided Loyalties: How the American Revolution Came to New York
by Richard M. Ketchum

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families and friends divided during the revolution

John Adams by David McCullough

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An excellent biography, rich in detail and original sources. 2002

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Pulitzer Prize Winner 2003

Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis

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Ellis tells us about the conflicts which divided the "founding fathers" of The United States. 2000

Pulitzer Prize for History 2001

Revolutionary Boston, Lexington, and Concord
by Joseph L. Andrews

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discusses and corrects the myths surrounding the revolution, while also addressing the role of women, blacks and Native Americans

The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debate 
edited by Ralph Ketcham

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The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties- the papers and debates, with cross-references to The Federalist Papers.

Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by
Jack N. Rakove

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A historical look at the meaning of the Constitution - Rakove explains and offers insights into the framing and adoption of the federal Constitution 

Pulitzer Prize for History 1997

Maryland Loyalists of the Revolution
by Christopher New

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a fascinating book about a little-understood group - the loyalists during the American Revolution who remained loyal to the British crown on principle and were willing to fight for their beliefs

American Colonies
by Alan Taylor

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Taylor examines the complex mix of peoples, events, and influences that shaped the New World

George III: A Personal History
by Christopher Hibbert
 

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British historian Christopher Hibbert gives a multi-sided view of the "tyrant" George III

The Stamp Act: Prologue to Revolution 
by Edmund Sears Morgan

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Morgan recounts the details of the Stamp Act crisis.

Benjamin Franklin
by Edmund S. Morgan

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an excellent biography of Benjamin Franklin - compare with  Benjamin Franklin:
An American Life

by Walter Isaacson

George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution
by Robert Leckie

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A great a one-volume history of the period surrounding the American Revolution -- entertaining and informative.

Redcoats and Rebels
by Christopher Hibbert

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This is a different way of looking at the American war of Independence for Americans. British historian Hibbert, with a lively style, tells the story of the British and loyalist perspective.

A Leap in the Dark
by John Ferling

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an excellent history of the American revolutionary era combining scholarship with great writing

le, tells the story of the British and loyalist perspective.

Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Last Battle
by Leonard L Richards

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a scholarly and detailed account of this part of this post revolution battle - Richards investigates the identities of the rebels and interprets the causes of this pivotal revolt

The Adams-Jefferson Letters

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The fascinating correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, and family griefs and joys.

Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow


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a bestseller by Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades" - he brings to life one of the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

His Excellency: George Washington
by Joseph Ellis

a great biography by Pulitzer Prize winning author Joseph Ellis
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Common Sense
by Thomas Paine

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 The Federalist Papers
by Alexander Hamilton


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