History and Exploration books I've read more than once

A Listmania! list by T. Soper "Pacific Yooper" (Michigan)
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The list author says: "My collection of (mostly) American history and exploration books that are good enough that I've read them multiple times. My library is much bigger than these selections, but these stand head and shoulders above the rest, both in content and literary appeal."
Undaunted Courage:  Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
1.  Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose
The list author says:
  "The best of a very strong list from the recent Mr. Ambrose.  An essential American read."
$11.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (768 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

That Dark and Bloody River (Historical Fiction)
2.  That Dark and Bloody River (Historical Fiction) by Allan W. Eckert
The list author says:
  "The best history of the Ohio River valley, and one of the best history books ever written.  Absolutely riveting."
$15.68   Used & New from: $2.54
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics)
3.  The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics) by Caroline Alexander
The list author says:
  "You'll never read a more captivating, edge-of-your-seat exploration book.  I'm sad it's not on more people's lists."
$12.72   Used & New from: $5.31
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
4.  Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West by Tom Holland
The list author says:
  "The only non-American history in my list, this one is spot-on correct with the details and analysis of ancient history.  If you have any interest in ancient history, the Greeks or Persians, the middle east, Biblical History, or the like, this is the starting point."
$11.70   Used & New from: $6.38
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh
5.  A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh by Allan W. Eckert
The list author says:
  "In my opinion, Tecumseh stands only behind George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr as the most upright men of American history.  More people need to study the actions, ethics, and talents of this extra-ordinary leader of men."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.)
6.  Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.) by John Steele Gordon
The list author says:
  "This book is as essential to an American History library as any biography of the greats.  Not just an economic history."
$13.15   Used & New from: $2.42
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

America As Seen by Its First Explorers: The Eyes of Discovery (Dover Language Books & Travel Guides)
7.  America As Seen by Its First Explorers: The Eyes of Discovery (Dover Language Books & Travel Guides) by John Edwin Bakeless
The list author says:
  "A book not many have read.  This one will help you get an idea of what America truly was before it was colonized.  An awe-inspiring book to anyone with an eye for the majestic."
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Frontiersmen: A Narrative
8.  The Frontiersmen: A Narrative by Allan W. Eckert
The list author says:
  "Another book from Eckert that focuses on the life of Simon Kenton, an early-American frontiersman.  It's hard not to add Kenton to your hero list after this one."
$15.01   Used & New from: $6.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)
9.  Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) by James M. McPherson
The list author says:
  "The definitive history of the Civil War"
$12.73   Used & New from: $4.39
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (439 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

John Adams
10.  John Adams by David G. McCullough
The list author says:
  "This book is fast becoming a classic.  It has to be added to every American History list."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,215 customer reviews)

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Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
11.  Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick
The list author says:
  "I love these accounts of lesser-known voyages.  A great treatment of a little-known voyage."
$12.53   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches
12.  D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches by Stephen E. Ambrose
The list author says:
  "A great treatment of one of the most important events in the entire history of the west."
$10.90   Used & New from: $0.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Victory
13.  The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Victory by Craig Nelson
The list author says:
  "I dare you not to stand up and clap or salute after reading this one."
$12.47   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes
14.  When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes by Jay Feldman
The list author says:
  "A fairly-well written history of an event that far too many people know nothing about - the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811."
Used & New from: $1.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
15.  Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen E. Ambrose
The list author says:
  "Not Ambrose's best book, but an intriguing comparison of two very proud leaders in the western history."
$12.78   Used & New from: $0.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

Boone: A Biography (Shannon Ravenel Books)
16.  Boone: A Biography (Shannon Ravenel Books) by Robert Morgan
The list author says:
  "For any fan of the frontier period, this is a must.  Who hasn't heard of Daniel Boone?"
$15.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
17.  Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 by Stephen E. Ambrose
The list author says:
  "Yes, another Ambrose book.  he was fairly prolific.  The cross-continental railroad was a watershed item in our history.  This is a stunning history of it."
$14.64   Used & New from: $0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (296 customer reviews)

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