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Alex Haley
   wrote   
Roots
1977. The saga of an American family up from slavery. Biography.
Antonia Fraser
   wrote   
The Wives of Henry VIII
Antony Beevor
   wrote   
Stalingrad
1999. History
Arnold Toynbee
   wrote   
A Study of History
2 volumes, 1947, 1957; Oxford University Press
Arthur Schlesinger
   wrote   
The Age of Jackson
1946. Pulitzer Prize for History
Arthur Schlesinger
   wrote   
A Thousand Days
John F. Kennedy in the White House. Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Barbara Tuchman
   wrote   
The Guns of August
Barbara Tuchman
   wrote   
The Proud Tower
A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
Bernard DeVoto
   wrote   
The Course of Empire
Narrative of North American expansion for 278 years, 1998; National Book Award
Bruce Catton
   wrote   
A Stillness at Appomattox
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, 1954; describes the campaigns of Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia during 1864 to the end of the American Civil War
Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
   wrote   
All the President's Men
Washington Post reporters investigating the Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal
C. Vann Woodward
   wrote   
The Strange Case of Jim Crow
David Halberstam
   wrote   
The Best and the Brightest
1972. Best-selling account by American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam of the origins of the Vietnam War
David Halberstam
   wrote   
War in a Time of Peace
An examination of how the lessons of Vietnam have influenced American foreign policy in the post-Cold War era. A best seller that was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.
David McCullough
   wrote   
1776
American Compass Best Book
David McCullough
   wrote   
The Great Bridge
History of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge
David McCullough
   wrote   
John Adams
1991. Pulitzer Prize - 2002
David McCullough
   wrote   
The Path Between the Seas
Numerous awards incl. National Book Award - 1978 and Francis Parkman Prize - 1978
David McCullough
   wrote   
Truman
1992. Pulitzer Prize - 1993
Dean Acheson
   wrote   
Present at the Creation
Doris Kearns Goodwin
   wrote   
No Ordinary Time
1995. Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995. 'No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During World War II'.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
   wrote   
Teams of Rivals
Goodwin is a Pullitzer Prize-winning author. 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln'. The book is a biographical portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and some of the men who served with him in his Cabinet from 1861 to 1865.
Dumas Malone
   wrote   
Jefferson and His Time
Edmund Morris
   wrote   
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edward Gibbon
   wrote   
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1776-1789. History
Francis Parkman
   wrote   
France and England in North America
Seven volume work, 1867
Francis Parkman
   wrote   
The Oregon Trail
Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain-Life, 1847
Frederick Jackson Turner
   wrote   
The Frontier in American History
Presented in 1893 and picked as one of the great books by Modern Library
Herodotus
   wrote   
The History
440 BCE; known as the father of history
Isak Dinesen
   wrote   
Out of Africa
1937. History of Africa
James M. McPherson
   wrote   
Battle Cry of Freedom
John F. Kennedy
   wrote   
Profiles in Courage
Biographical descriptions of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators
Lionel Trilling
   wrote   
The Liberal Imagination
Essays on literature and intellectual history, 1950
Paul Fussell
   wrote   
The Great War and Modern Memory
Plutarch
   wrote   
Lives
Roman historian and biographer of Greek birth in 46 AD
Richard Rhodes
   wrote   
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Shelby Foote
   wrote   
Civil War
Three volume study of the American Civil War
Simon Winchester
   wrote   
A Crack in the Edge of the World
History and geology behind the San Francisco Earthquake. Winchester was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for "services to journalism and literature"
Simon Winchester
   wrote   
Krakatoa
The 27 August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. Winchester was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for "services to journalism and literature"
Simon Winchester
   wrote   
The Madman and the Professor
History behind the Oxford English Dictionary
Stephen Ambrose
   wrote   
Band of Brothers
Best-seller about E (Easy) Company of the 101st Airborne Division in World War II.
Stephen Ambrose
   wrote   
Undaunted Courage
NewYork Times besat-seller.
Tacitus
   wrote   
The Annals
109 AD
Theodore White
   wrote   
The Making of the President, 1960
1962 Pulitzer Prize; 40 plus weeks on the best-seller list; chronicles the election of John Kennedy
Thucydides
   wrote   
History of the Peloponnesian War
Tom Wolfe
   wrote   
The Right Stuff
1979 book documents the stories of the first Mercury astronauts in the NASA program
Will Durant
   wrote   
The Story of Civilization
Multi voluminous work; in close corroboration with his wife
William H. McNeill
   wrote   
The Rise of the West
William Shirer
   wrote   
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Winston Churchill
   wrote   
A History of the English Speaking Peoples
Winston Churchill
   wrote   
The Second World War
1948-1954. History


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