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1932

The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

The Good Earth is Buck's classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave.

Theodore Roosevelt

by Pringle, Henry F.

Pringle's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography not only chronicles the incidents that shaped Roosevelt's career but also offers insight into the character and mind of this colorful American president.

1931

Years of Grace

by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

Years of Grace is the story of forty years and the changes wrought in two generations. Set in Chicago, the novel focuses on Jane Ward, daughter of a socially prominent family, who grows up in the repressed, pseudo-genteel society of the 1880s and 1890s. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1931.

1930

Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story

by Farge, Oliver La

The story of a silversmith, Laughing Boy, who falls in love with an American educated Navajo girl.

The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston

by James, Marquis

General Sam Houston as a national rather than a sectional figure.

1929

Scarlet Sister Mary

by Peterkin, Julia

1928

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton

The breaking of a bridge causes the death of five people. Brother Juniper investigates their past lives to shed light on the reasons of their deaths.

The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas

by Russell, Charles Edward

The history of the American orchestra.

Main Currents in American Thought: Volume1--The Colonial Mind (1620-1800)

by Parrington, Vernon Louis

Analysis of how our scholarship developed.

1927

Early Autumn: A Story of a Lady

by Bromfield, Louis

Olivia exists in a loveless marriage to Anson, the authority on his aristocratic family's history. A well-kept secret discovered by his addled mother and Olivia could uproot the Pentland family tree.

1926

Arrowsmith

by Lewis, Sinclair

A story of a visionary, a man of great energy and purpose, courage and dedication, who never loses hope, even in the face of personal tragedy. Afterword by E. L. Doctorow.

1925

So Big

by Ferber, Edna

Winner of the 1924 Pulitzer Prize, So Big is widely regarded as Edna Ferber's crowning achievement.

1924

The Able McLaughlins

by Wilson, Margaret

1923

One of Ours

by Cather, Willa

1922

Alice Adams

by Tarkington, Booth

1921

The Age of Innocence

by Wharton, Edith

The Americanization of Edward Bok

by Bok, Edward

1919

The Magnificent Ambersons

by Tarkington, Booth

The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty.

The Education of Henry Adams

by Adams, Henry

'I cannot remember when I was not fascinated by Henry Adams, ' said Gore Vidal. 'He was remarkably prescient about the coming horrors.

The Education of Henry Adams

by Adams, Henry

The Modern Library's number-one nonfiction book of the twentieth century and winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The acclaimed memoir of a brilliant man reckoning with an era of profound change The great-grandson of President John Adams and the grandson

The Education of Henry Adams

by Adams, Henry

1918

His Family

by Poole, Ernest

1918 Pulitzer Prize Winner. At sixty, Roger Gale looks at how his family -- his three daughters in particular -- respond to the changing times. He sees a little bit of himself in each of them.

History of the Civil War: 1861-1865

by Rhodes, James Ford

One of the first Comprehensive histories of the War

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