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1951

The Town

by Richter, Conrad

In this superb novel--the longest Mr.

John C. Calhoun: American Portrait

by Coit, Margaret L.

Pulitzer Prize winning biography of the prominent politician during the early 1800s.

1950

The Way West

by Guthrie Jr., A. B.

Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life.

Art and Life in America

by Larkin, Oliver W.

The history of art in America.

1949

Guard of Honor

by Cozzens, James Gould

1948

Tales of the South Pacific

by Michener, James A.

Enter the exotic world of the South Pacific, meet the men and women caught up in the drama of a big war.

Across the Wide Missouri

by Devoto, Bernard A.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1830s.

1947

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's tale of ambition and power set in the Depression-era South is widely considered the finest novel ever written about American politics.

1946

Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir

by Wolfe, Linnie M.

All who have admired Muir's ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, and those who wish a greater appreciation for the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this splendid biography.

The Age of Jackson

by Schlesinger Jr., Arthur

Description of the dynamic changes which occurred as Jackson became President in 1828, and subsequent events.

1945

A Bell for Adano

by Hersey, John

An Italian-American major in World War II wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700 year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

1944

Journey in the Dark

by Flavin, Martin

Sam Braden worked to get everything he had ever wanted--wealth, love, and respect. But in the end, his loneliness revealed the folly of those dreams.

Western Star

by Benét, Stephen Vincent

A narrative poem about the western migration of the pioneers, first as they came to America, and then as they spread out through America toward the West.

1943

Dragon's Teeth I (World's End Series)

by Sinclair, Upton

The fifth novel in the World's End Series. As Hitler rises to power, a manhunt begins for the main character, Lanny Budd.

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

by Morison, Samuel Eliot

Telling the story of the greatest sailor of them all, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" is a vivid and definitive biography of Columbus that details all of his voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.

1942

In This Our Life

by Glasgow, Ellen

A woman steals her sister's husband and succeeds in ruining several lives, revealing the differences between generations of her troubled family. (Pulitzer winner)

1940

The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John and Demott, Robert

First published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads-driven from their homestead and forced to travel west

1939

The Yearling

by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend.

1938

The Late George Apley

by Marquand, John P.

This novel gives us-through the story of one family and its patriarch, the recently deceased George Apley-the portrait of an entire society in transition.

1937

Gone with the Wind

by Conroy, Pat and Mitchell, Margaret

An anniversary edition of Margaret Mitchell's timeless classic.

1936

Honey in the Horn

by Davis, H. L.

In this epic work by award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist H.L. Davis, the virtues of the frontier live again in the lives and characters of Oregon settlers during the homesteading period from 1906-1908.

1935

Now in November

by Johnson, Josephine W.

Originally published in 1934, author's first novel, about a middle-class family driven into poverty by the Depression, won the Pulitzer Prize and drew clamorous praise. Certainly even after many decades, its characterizations ring remarkably true.

1934

Lamb in His Bosom

by Miller, Caroline

A young couple begins their married lives on the eve of the Civil War in this story of the poor people of the American South who never owned a slave nor planned to fight a war.

The People's Choice, from Washington to Harding: A Study in Democracy

by Agar, Herbert

A candid inquiry into the policies & personalities of America's presidents, sweeping away popular misconceptions. A U. S. history as seen from the White House.

1933

The Store

by Stribling, T. S.
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