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The American Revolution


The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
by Bernard Bailyn
Belknap Press Paperback - 396 pages Enlarged edition (March 1992)


The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas
by Carl Lotus Becker
Random House Paperback (March 1958)


The American Revolution
by Edward Countryman, Eric Foner (Editor)
Hill & Wang Pub Paperback - 280 pages (July 1985)


Who Was Who in the American Revolution
by L. Edward Purcell
Facts on File, Inc. Hardcover - 548 pages (June 1993)
Also: Gramercy Press Hardcover 560 pages (September 1999)


History of the American Revolution
by David Ramsay, Davis Ransay, Lester H. Cohen
Liberty Fund, Inc. Paperback (May 1990 -- First Published 1787)
Also: Liberty Fund, Inc. Hardcover (July 1990)
Comment: First Published 1787, still one of the best!


History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution
by Mercy Otis Warren
Liberty Fund, Inc. Paperback Reprint edition (October 1988 -- first published 1805)
Also: Liberty Fund, Inc. hardcover (October 1988)
Comment: Mercy Otis Warren was there, and she wrote a history of it.


Radicalism of the American Revolution
by Gordon S. Wood
Random House Paperback Reprint edition (March 1993)
Comment: Shows how the revolution wasn’t just by a few aristocrats for their own benefit, but extended to every level of society.

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American Founders


The Founders and the Classics; Greece, Rome, and the American Englightenment
by Carl J. Richard
Belknap Press Paperback Reprint edition (October 1995)
Also: Harvard University Press Hardcover - 295 pages (April 1994)


Thomas Paine, Collected Writings: Common Sense, the Crisis, and Other Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine, Eric Foner (Editor)
Library of America, Hardcover - 906 pages (April 1995)
Comment: Paine is the man who first used the phrase "The United States of America". George Washington said he would have lost the war without Paine’s writings to inspire his troops.


Thomas Jefferson, Writings: Autobiography; A Summary View of the Rights of British Columbia; Notes on the State of Virginia; Public Papers; Addresses
by Thomas Jefferson, Merrill D. Peterson (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover - 1600 pages (September 1984)


Benjamin Franklin, Writings
by Benjamin Franklin, J.A. Leo Lemay (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover - 1605 pages (September 1987)


George Washington, Writings
by George Washington, John H. Rhodehamel (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover - 1100 pages (February 1997)

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The Constitution


The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part One
by Bernard Bailyn (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover (July 1993)


The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederlist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part Two
by Bernard Bailyn (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover (July 1993)
Comment: These two volumes are a treasure-trove of information about the Constitution.


Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution
by Forrest McDonald
University Press of Kansas Paperback - 362 pages Reprint edition (November 1986)


E Pluribus Unum
by Forrest McDonald
Liberty Fund, Inc. Hardcover (January 1979)

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American Culture


Democracy in America
by Alexis De Tocqueville, George Lawrence (Translator), J. P. Mayer (Editor)
HarperCollins Paperback Reissue edition (September 1988)
Comment: In 1831 Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel de Tocqueville visited the United States. When he returned home he wrote this book which was published in 1835-1840. It remains one of the most insightful and profound commentaries on the American character.


Negroes With Guns (African American Life Series)
by Robert Franklin Williams, Timothy B. Tyson (Introduction), Gloria House
Wayne State Univ Press Paperback - 128 pages (June 1998)


Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty
by James Bovard
St. Martin’s Press Paperback Reprint edition (September 1995)


Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen
by James Bovard
St. Martin’s Press Hardcover - 326 pages (February 1999)


The Terrible Truth About Liberals
by Neal Boortz
Longstreet Press Hardcover - 166 pages (October 19, 1998)


Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier
by Roger D. McGrath
University of California Press Paperback Reprint edition (April 1987)
Comment: "Despite popular myth, the American West was not rooted in lawless violence. Where shared frontier values produced safe and peaceful communities, violence in American has instead stemmed from the modern, government-dominated city." -- Publisher


A History of the American People
by Paul Johnson
HarperCollins Paperback - 1088 pages (March 1999)
Comment: A Pro-Freedom history of America. Imagine that!


Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America
by John Earl Haynes & Harvey Klehr
Yale University Press Hardcover - 416 pages (May 1999)
Comment: "In Venona, they provide a detailed study of how the United States decrypted top-secret Communist cables moving between Washington and Moscow. This account, based on information unavailable to researchers for decades, reveals the full extent of the Communist spy network in the 1940s. At least 349 citizens, immigrants, and permanent residents of the United States had a covert relationship with Soviet intelligence agencies, among them Harry White (assistant secretary of the treasury in FDR’s administration and the Communists’ highest-ranking asset) and State Department official Alger Hiss, whose association with the Soviets had been hotly debated since the moment he was first publicly accused in 1948." -- from a review in the Arizona Republic

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising


"The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is a historical event, but it also has become a symbol of Jewish resistance and determination, a moment in history that has transformed the self-perception of the Jewish people from passivity to active armed struggle."
-- Israel Gutman, Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994), p. xi.


The Bravest Battle: The Twenty-Eight Days of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
by Dan Kurzman
Da Capo Press Paperback - 386 pages (September 1993)
Comment: "It actually covers the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and demonstrates just what determination and courage can do against "better" equipment. It also demonstrates that the Jews who were armed and prepared made out far better than the more romantic types who just had a couple of handguns … let that lesson sink in as well." -- Tom Creasing


Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
by Israel Gutman
Chapters Pub Ltd Paperback - 277 pages Reprint edition (April 1998)

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Religious History


A History of the Jews
by Paul Johnson
HarperCollins Paperback - 644 pages Rep edition (September 1988)


A History of Christianity
by Paul Johnson
Touchstone Books Paperback (June 1995)

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Historical Thought


The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History
by Ibn Khaldun
Preface and Book I of his Universal History (Kitab al-’Ibar) written 1377.
Translated from the Arabic by Franz Rosenthal.
Princeton Univ Press, 465 pages (1969)

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