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My Favorite American History Books

B. Sauer
The list author says: "These are the best books on American History that I've had the opportunity to read."
Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution
Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution
"Great quick read that gives you an introduction to the characters of the American Revolution."
The Dance of Legislation: An Insider's Account of the Workings of the United States Senate
The Dance of Legislation: An Insider's Account of the Workings of the United States Senate
"Really good book to read if you ever wanted to truly understand the process a bill takes to becoming a law in the US Congress."
The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright
The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright
"A fun book about the Wright Brothers and how they broke the riddle of human flight."
Undaunted Courage:  Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
"Outstanding book on Lewis and Clark."
D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches
D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches
"If you ever wanted to know what if felt like to be at Normandy on D-Day, read this book."
Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution (The American Revolutionary War)
Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution (The American Revolutionary War)
"My absolute favorite book on the American Revolution.  The first chapter had my heart pounding!"
The Glorious Cause (The American Revolutionary War)
The Glorious Cause (The American Revolutionary War)
"The sequel to 'Rise to Rebellion' was every bit as good as the first."
Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
"If you want to know something about the Civil War and the heartache of it, read this book as well as the whole series."
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
"Best book I've ever read on Gettysburg."
The Last Full Measure: A Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
The Last Full Measure: A Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
"A great end to a great trilogy."
Campaigning with Grant
Campaigning with Grant
"A great first hand account of the civil war!  A very fun and easy read."
Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May - September 1787
Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May - September 1787
"The best book I've ever read on the Constitutional Convention.  I've read this a couple of times."
Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union
Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union
"I flew through this book.  Great chapters on The Missouri Compromise, and the nullificatoin crisis."
Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time
Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time
"I thought this book would be boring, but the subject was great, and the writing even better.  This covers my favorite part of American history other than the Revolution."
Thomas Jefferson: A Life
Thomas Jefferson: A Life
"An outstanding biography of a very complex man.  This was a book that had so many good quotes that my highlighter dried out."
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821. Vol. 1
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821. Vol. 1
"My favorite 3 Biographies on a President were all by Robert Remini about Andrew Jackson, this is the first!"
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832
"My favorite 3 Biographies on a President were all by Robert Remini about Andrew Jackson, this is the second!"
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845
"My favorite 3 Biographies on a President were all by Robert Remini about Andrew Jackson, this is the third!"
John Tyler: Champion of the Old South
John Tyler: Champion of the Old South
"This book was outstanding.  I never realized how much actually occurred during this man's administration, and the difficulties he faced after the death of William Henry Harrison."
Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President
Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President
"Very exciting time in our nation's history.  Read about the Missouri Compromise and how the Civil War was delayed 10 years because of the leadership of Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, and Daniel Webster.  Ultimately, this lost Fillmore the presidency."
Lincoln
Lincoln
"My favorite book on Abraham Lincoln."
Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All
Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All
"What an insight into the campaign that ushered in an era of lower taxes, and less government.  Even though he lost in 1976, he ended up changing the mindset of how Washington operates."
American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
Patton: A Genius for War
Patton: A Genius for War
Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman
General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman
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