What are the best history books about the US?

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      #11491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

      1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

      This book is about the Native American condition prior to the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Charles C. Mann uses science and archaeology to paint a radically different picture of pre-Columbian America from what we know, or what we think we know. 

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      #21776

      1776
      Written by the well-known historian David McCullough, 1776 recounts the birth of America as a free and independent nation. It chronicles the American Revolution until the Declaration of Independence.
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      #3The Triumph of Improvisation

      The Triumph of Improvisation

      The Triumph of Improvisation is a book by the historian James Graham Wilson. It chronicles the events of the Cold War through an analysis of the decisions made by Gorbachev and Reagan that ultimately lead to the end of the war.

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      #4The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

      The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

      The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy is a non-fiction book by James Morcan and Lance Morcan, with a foreword from Takaaki Musha and an afterword by Richard Spence. It was first published by in 2014.

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      #5The Warmth of Other Suns

      The Warmth of Other Suns
      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration is a multi-awarded non-fiction history book written by Isabel Wilkerson. It was first published in 2010 by Random House. 
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      #6Truman

      Truman
      Truman by David McCullough is a biography of Harry S. Truman, who was the president of the United States during the historic events of World War II and the Cold War.
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      #7Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

      Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
      Founding Brothers follows the lives of six men—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, and Adams—through ideological struggle and their staunch fight for democracy 
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      #8Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

      Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

      Mayflower, a 2006 history book by Nathaniel Philbrick, chronicles the story of the first Pilgrims from England to land in the New World. It tells of their transatlantic voyage and the following decades of colonization. 

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      #9The Strange Career of Jim Crow

      The Strange Career of Jim Crow

      The Strange Career of Jim Crow is a nonfiction book written by C. Vann Woodward which gives a clear analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, and presents evidence that the segregation of two races in the 1890s had not been divided. 

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      #10Alexander Hamilton

      Alexander Hamilton

      Written by the multi-awarded historian Ron Chernow, this Alexander Hamilton biography is a comprehensive account of Hamilton's life and accomplishments that helped shape newborn America into what it is today. 

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      #11Washington: A Life

      Washington: A Life

      Washington: A Life is a biography written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Rob Chernow. It chronicles the life of the founding father and the first man to be the president of the United States of America, George Washington.

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      #12Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

      Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
      The Pulitzer-prize winning Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson is a 900-page narrative about the American Civil War. It encapsulates the woes of a divided society within two decades of conflict.

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      #13A People’s History of the United States

      A People’s History of the United States

      A People's History of the United States is 1980 bestseller by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. The book reviews and analyzes important facts and events in the history of America.

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      #14John Adams

      John Adams
      As told by the multi-awarded historian David McCullough, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book is the story of John Adams, founding father and second president of the United States. 

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      #15Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

      Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

      In this book, popular historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explains what made Abraham Lincoln such a political genius: the 16th president of the United States, had the ability to put himself in the place of other men, something that allowed him to lead the United States through the Civil War. 

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      #16People's Temple, People's Tomb

      People's Temple, People's Tomb

      People's Temple, People's Tomb is a non-fiction book written by Phil Kerns about the life of Jim Jones. People's Temple, People's Tomb was published on January 1, 1979 by Logos International. 

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    Summary

    Best What are the best history books about the US
    RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
    11491: New Revelations of the Americas Before ColumbusBooks 42 Paid
    21776Books 38 Paid
    3The Triumph of ImprovisationBooks 32 Paid
    4The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan TrilogyBooks 31 Paid
    5The Warmth of Other SunsBooks 28 Paid
    6TrumanBooks 24 Paid
    7Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary GenerationBooks 22 Paid
    8Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and WarBooks 17 Paid
    9The Strange Career of Jim CrowBooks 14 Paid
    10Alexander HamiltonBooks 13 Paid
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