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2006

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

by Elkins, Caroline

As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II.But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population of Kenya's largest ethnic minority, the Kikuyusome - one and a half million people.

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

by Bird, Kai and Sherwin, Martin

J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress.

Polio: An American Story

by Oshinsky, David M.

This is a history of the science and the cultural impact of polio on the American society.

2005

Gilead

by Robinson, Marilynne

John Ames is a preacher who has lived almost all of his life in Gilead, Iowa. He is writing a letter about his life to his almost seven-year-old son.

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invas ion to September 10, 2001

by Coll, Steve

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer PrizeThe explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in AfghanistanWith the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the

De Kooning: An American Master

by Stevens, Mark and Swan, Annalyn

The young de Kooning overcame an unstable, impoverished, and often violent early family life to enter the Academic in Rotterdam, where he learned both classic art and guild techniques.

Washington's Crossing

by Fischer, David Hackett

Washington, and many other Americans, refused to let the Revolution die On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison.

Delights and Shadows: Poems

by Kooser, Ted

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; "Delights & Shadows is a book with a deep stillness at its center, perfectly self-contained, yet echoing like a country well." The L.A. Times Book Review

2004

The Known World

by Jones, Edward

Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave, runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow can't uphold the estate's order.

Gulag: A History

by Applebaum, Anne

The Gulag--the vast array of Soviet concentration camps--was a system of repression and punishment whose rationalized evil and institutionalized inhumanity were rivaled only by the Holocaust.

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

by Taubman, William

Carefully done and extensive biography.`

A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration

by Hahn, Steven

This is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades after their release from slavery, transformed themselves into a political people- an embryonic black nation.

Walking to Martha's Vineyard

by Wright, Franz

In this radiant new collection, Franz Wright shares his regard for life in all its forms and his belief in the promise of blessing and renewal.

2003

Middlesex

by Eugenides, Jeffrey

Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides' witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a

"A Problem From Hell": America and the Age of Genocide

by Power, Samantha

Pulitzer Prize winner. Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Author tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act.

Master of the Senate (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3)

by Caro, Robert A.

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues.

An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (Liberation Trilogy #1)

by Atkinson, Rick

In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.

Moy Sand and Gravel

by Muldoon, Paul

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2003. Paul Muldoon's ninth collection of poems, his first since 1998, finds him working a rich vein that extends from the rivery, apple-heavy County Armagh of the 1950s, in which he was brought up, to suburban New Jersey, on the banks of a canal dug by Irish navvies, where he now lives.

2002

Empire Falls

by Russo, Richard

Richard Russo--from his first novel, Mohawk, to his most recent, Straight Man--has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country.

Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama -- The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution

by Mcwhorter, Diane

Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era's climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation.

John Adams

by Mccullough, David

In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution.

The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

by Menand, Louis

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History, a riveting, original book about the creation of modern American thought. The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas.

Practical Gods

by Dennis, Carl

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Practical Gods is the eighth collection by Carl Dennis, a critically acclaimed poet and recent winner of one of the most prestigious poetry awards, the Ruth Lilly Prize.

2001

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: A Novel

by Chabon, Michael

Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay, two eccentric young men, join together and start developing comic heroes and a comic world from their dreams and imagination. 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner.

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

by Bix, Herbert P.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world.

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