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Alexander Hamilton
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
These Truths: A History of the United States
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (B&N Exclusive)
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
The Wright Brothers
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Unfreedom of the Press
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Night
Man's Search for Meaning - with New Foreward
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Diary of a Young Girl
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Common Sense (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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The Wright Brothers
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Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
John Adams
The Johnstown Flood
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For
Truman
Brave Companions: Portraits in History
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Unfreedom of the Press
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II
The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

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