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The Declaration of Independence Read to the Army

Life of George Washington – By Aaron Bancroft

Pretty much everyone who lives in American knows who George Washington is. George Washington bravely led our nation in war against Great Britain. He chaired the Constitutional Convention. He was the first president of the United States. After his death, his family gave all his journals and letters to Chief Justice John Marshall. Marshall used […]

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Daring Deeds of American Generals

Daring Deeds of American Generals – By John S. Jenkins

Daring Deeds of American Generals is a series of short biographies of seven generals from the war of 1812. The seven Generals covered in this book are Jacob Brown, Edmund Pendleton Gaines, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, Alexander Macomb, Zebulon Montgomery Pike, and Winfield Scott. Unlike many biographies, this book is void of many details […]

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The Bully Pulpit, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
By Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Bully Pulpit, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism – By Doris Kearns Goodwin

This book is an unusual presidential biography in that it does not cover one president but it actually focused on the lives of two presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, the 26th and 27th presidents of the United States. Like most presidential biographies, this book spends limited time on the formative years but focuses […]

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Destiny of the Republic, A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
By Candice Millard

Destiny of the Republic, A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President – By Candice Millard

This book covers the life and death of James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. Most people would assume that a book about the assassination of a president would be predominately about the president. However, this book gives you a great 30,000-foot view of Garfield and the various individuals involved with his assassination […]

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