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"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.

"The Good War"

by Terkel, Studs

A memory book of World War Two. The title is a phrase that has been frequently voiced by men of that generation, to distinguish that war from other wars. Quotes have been added because the adjective "good" mated to the noun "war" is so incongruous.

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.

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

by Sheehan, Neil

Vann, a field advisor to the Army during the Vietnam War, told reporters, including the author, on what really was going on in the field. 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for non-fiction.

A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

About a lazy mommas boy, Ignatius J. Reilly. Comedy masterpiece set in New Orleans with real New Orleans characters and ambience.

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.

A Fable

by Faulkner, William

From the inside flap An allegorical story of World War I set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment.

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

by Butler, Robert Olen

The unspoken legacy of the Vietnam War - the ordeals of the Vietnamese - are powerfully evoked in these fifteen stories, each narrated in a different voice. Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction in 1993.

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

by Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.

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.

A Prince of Our Disorder

by Mack, John E.

When this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography first appeared in 1976, it rescued T. E. Lawrence from the mythologizing that had seemed to be his fate.

A Summons to Memphis

by Taylor, Peter

Philip has a new life in New York but is returned to the petty meddling of his family when his two spinster sisters call upon him to help them ruin their eighty-one-year-old father's wedding plans.

A Thousand Acres

by Smiley, Jane

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.

A Visit from the Goon Squad

by Egan, Jennifer

NATIONAL BESTSELLERNational Book Critics Circle Award WinnerPEN/Faulkner Award FinalistA New York Times Book Review Best BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis

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.

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.

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.

Alice Adams

by Tarkington, Booth

Alive Together: New and Selected Poems

by Mueller, Lisel

In a collection that represents over thirty-five years of her writing life, this distinguished poet explores a wide range of subjects, which include her cultural and family history and reflect her fascination with music and the discoveries offered by language.

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

This classic novel of American modernist literature centers on the assassination of a governor of a southern state during the 1930's.

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

by Meacham, Jon

Biography of President Andrew Jackson. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.

American Pastoral

by Roth, Philip

American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder.

American Primitive

by Oliver, Mary

A collection of poems by Mary Oliver, an American poet that won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984.

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

by Bird, Kai and Sherwin, Martin J.

A balanced story of his service to the Country.

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.

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