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1961

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south--and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as an e-book.

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 and Earle, Steve

Forty years after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic.

1957

Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John Fitzgerald

This is a book about that most admirable of human virtues--courage... and these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them--the risks to their careers, the unpopularity of their courses, the defamation of their characters, and sometimes, but sadly only sometimes, the vindication of their reputations and their principles."

1956

Andersonville

by Kantor, Mackinlay

"The greatest of our Civil War novels."-The New York Times. The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the Andersonville Fortress and its use as a concentration camp-like prison by the South during the Civil War.

1955

A Fable

by Faulkner, William

An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre.

Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History

by Horgan, Paul

With the skill of a novelist, and the love of a long-time resident, Paul Horgan describes the Rio Grande, its role in human history, and the overlapping cultures that have grown up alongside it or entered into conflict over the land it traverses.

1954

Bruce Catton's Civil War: 3 Volumes in 1: Mr Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, A Stillness at Appomattox

by Catton, Bruce

Infinitely readable and absorbing, Bruce Catton's "The Civil War" is one of the best-selling, most widely read general histories of the war, now in a single omnibus volume.

1953

The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction.

1952

The Caine Mutiny

by Wouk, Herman

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was

The Uprooted (2nd edition)

by Handlin, Oscar

"The Uprooted" is a rare book, combining powerful feeling and long-time study to give us the shape and the feel of the immigrant experience rather than just the facts. Pulitzer Prize winner for History.

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.

Tales of the South Pacific is the iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that inspired a Broadway classic and launched the career of James A. Michener, one of America's most beloved storytellers.

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.

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