Any books on american history
Moody #recommend #history
Howard Zinn’s book
A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
The Hemings of Monticello
Anything by Ron chernow
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose about the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Ulysses S Grant’s Autobiography, The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Fagone, The Song & the Silence (memoir/history re civil rights movement) by Johnson, To Tell the Truth Freely (bio of Ida B Wells by Bay, Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody, The Triange Fire by Stein, A Matter fo Justice: Eisenhower & the Beginning of the Civil Right Movement by Nichols. I love to approach history through biography and memoir.
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
“The Whiskey Rebels” by David Liss
kevin Bakers new york fires trilogy. allen eckerts frontier history. tim egans dust bowl book… Worst Hard Times….
Lies My Teacher Told Me. And Howard Zinn.
The Sparrowhawk series by Edward Cline. It is an amazing historical fiction.
A mix of non fiction and historical fiction…I find going back and forth between the two gives me better perspective on the events…1776 by David McCullough…Burr by Gore Vidal…Dark Eagle: A Novel of Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution by John Ensor Harr…Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution by Jeff Shaara…Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation by John Ehle…True Women: A Novel of Texas by Janice Woods Windle…Conrad Richter’s trilogy about the Ohio Frontier: The Awakening Land. The books in it are: The Trees, The Field, The Town…Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen Ambrose…Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing It in the Sandwich Islands, Hawaii in the 1860’s by Mark Twain…The Fifties by David Halberstam…Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville…Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii by James L Haley…Polio: An American Story by David M Oshinsky…Day of Infamy: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Walter Lord…Centennial by James Michener…Allegiance by Kermit Roosevelt…The Winds of War by Herman Wouk…Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon–and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller…The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich…The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe…American Caesar by William Manchester…
John Meacham – The Soul of America
America’s First Daughter
My Dear Hamilton by the same authors
A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki
Nathaniel Philbrick’s, Joseph Ellis, Cokie Roberts; The Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson – It took me a year to read that one. Worth it.
Can’t recommend just one. Spend a year (or whatever) reading a biography of each president. Lots of history, but they do tend to skim over the dark stuff we don’t like to talk about.
American Slavery, American Freedom by Morgan
Burr by Vidal
Grant, and Hamilton- Ron Chernow
A Peoples History..by Zinn
Lies my Teacher told Me by James Loewen
The Grimke Sisters of South Carolina; anything by Eric Foner; Dixie’s Daughters by Karen Cox on the UDC’s history; Linda Gordon The Second Coming of the Ku Klux Klan; Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Cook; The Woman behind the New Deal by Downey; Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by von Drehle
That’s a broad category!! – 1776 David McCullough; The Federalist Papers-Hamilton, Madison,Jay; Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper; The Underground Railroad Colton Whitehead; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Dee Brown; What God Hath Wrought- the transformation of AmericaDaniel Walker Howe; Any Doris Kearnes Goodwin books??
Team of rivals about Lincoln. & Jefferson’s Daughters
A People’s History of the United States
The Glory and the Dream, William Manchester. Riveting and insightful at the same time.
I just started “Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father” by Peter Stark. I haven’t gotten too far in yet but I’m thinking it will be a good one.
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