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Fall of the House of Dixie

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The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812978728
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 1st, 2014

Think Lincoln had problems keeping the North united? Confederate leaders, always seeking to preserve their own wealth and power, continually made decisions that increasingly squandered middle and lower class citizen support for the war and eventually up went the cry: "Rich man's war, poor man's fight". A surprising and enlightening story. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250062109
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Published: Picador - January 13th, 2015

WINNER!! 2015 Bancroft Prize in History. The true story of one of the strangest slave rebellions ever!! ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781476750576
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 2013

Goodwin at her best. A rich, intimate examination of the public and private Roosevelt family and a superb look at Amer4ica during the Depression and War. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


JFK's Last Hundred Days

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JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204258
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Published: Penguin Press - July 16th, 2013

After 2 years of crises Kennedy was a very different president as summer turned to autumn in 1963. A sensible, well written, and well-argued answer to the 50 year-old question: What if John F. Kennedy had lived? ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


The Last of the Doughboys

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The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547554433
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 21st, 2013

The past is often as real as the present. And talking to living eyewitnesses (all more than 100 years old) proves the point. An astonishing and hugely rewarding reading experience that makes us remember why we love history and reminds us to talk with older folks: they are, not were, history. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780670026074
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Viking Books - June 27th, 2013

Learning should always be this enjoyable. Reading Mortimer is as close as any 21st century reader (with even an ounce of imagination) can get to experiencing "what it was really like". p.s.- His Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England is just as good. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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