Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by one of my favorite ladies: Doris Kearns Goodwin who provides an engaging back-story of the circumstances behind our nations passing of the Amendment. The movie Lincoln also based on this book.
A gripping narrative that spans five decades,The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson-Historical fiction set at the Chicago World's Fair. Learned alot about architecture and Chicago World's Fair . Also a crime novel about the first Chicago serial killer.
When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.