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1970

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

by Acheson, Dean

In these memoirs by the former Secretary of State, Dean Acheson sees himself as having been "present at the creation" of the American century. Acheson's policies were praised by many and damned by others, including Joseph McCarthy.

1969

House Made of Dawn

by Momaday, N. Scott

The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native land A young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds.

So Human an Animal

by Dubos, René

At least until cloning becomes the order of the day, René Dubos contends that each human being is unique, unprecedented, unrepeatable. However today each person faces the critical danger of losing this very humanness to his mechanized surroundings.

The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, The Novel as History

by Mailer, Norman

October 21, 1967. Washington DC. Protesters are marching to end the war in Vietnam, Mailer among them. From his perception of the day comes a work that shatters traditional reportage.

1968

The Confessions of Nat Turner

by Styron, William

Historical novel depicting slavery.

1967

The Fixer

by Malamud, Bernard

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction, this magnificent novel is the story of an ordinary man accused of "ritual murder".

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

by Davis, David

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography

by Kaplan, Justin E.

A humorous and thorough investigation of one of America's most infamous personalities.

1966

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

by Porter, Katherine Anne

Katherine Anne Porter is best known for her superb short stories. This volume brings together the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower; as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form.

Wandering Through Winter

by Teale, Edwin Way

The Life of the Mind in America

by Miller, Perry

Discussion of the intellectual climate of the age.

1965

The Keepers of the House

by Grau, Shirley Ann

A novel that follows 7 generations of the Howland family and the community they build around themselves in rural Alabama.

O Strange New World: American Culture, The Formative Years

by Jones, Howard Mumford

Pulitzer Award winner. Describes the discovery, the invention, the definition, and the self-realization of America, and the elusive sense of the wonder and excitement of the unveiling of a new world.

1964

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

by Hofstadter, Richard

A book which throws light on many features of the American character.

1963

The Reivers: A Reminiscence

by Faulkner, William

Mississipi 1905 - 3 oddly assorted accomplices steal an auto and start a trip that makes LSD seem tame.

The Guns of August

by Tuchman, Barbara W.

A thorough look at the events that led up to World War I.

Henry James: A Life

by Edel, Leon

Comprehensive biography with studies of his writings.

1962

The Edge of Sadness

by O'Connor, Edwin

Life in mid-century America

The Making of the President, 1960

by Theodore White

A political reporter tells about the 1960 presidential campaign.

1961

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman.

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

by Donald, David Herbert

In a period when senators exercised more influence than presidents, Senator Charles Sumner was one of the most powerful forces in the American government. His uncompromising moral standards made him a lightning rod in an era fraught with conflict.

1960

Advise and Consent

by Drury, Allen

The United States Senate reacts to the nomination of Robert Leffingwell, a former Communist Party member, as United States Secrety of State. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

1959

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

by Taylor, Robert Lewis

Enjoyed by millions since its first publication in 1959, The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters is the lively story of a 13-year-old boy's adventures on a journey across America in 1849.

1958

A Death in the Family

by Agee, James

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel is about Jay Follett, a loving husband and father, and his wife, whose hopes are dashed in a tragic accident.

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