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American Rust: A Modern Masterpiece

Detroit: An American Autopsy

Fine Color of Rust by P. A. O'Reilly

Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice #booksandbooks

THE AGE OF EDISON by Ernest Freeberg -- A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America.

Anthropology of an American Girl

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flinders. Top New History & Biography on Goodreads, July 2013

"Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter

All of the "Elm Creek Quilts" series by Jennifer Chiaverini are worth the read!...this is the first one

Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. A modern account of Betsy and how she overcame the abandonment of her young husband, Jerome Bonaparte (Napolean's youngest brother), and went on to become an independent business woman. Very good read!

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian

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On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance: Manisha Thakor, Sharon Kedar: 9781598691245: Amazon.com: Books

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American Letters, 1927-1947

Considered one of Zane Grey's best novels, The Vanishing American was originally published in serialized form in the Ladies Home Journal in 1922. It reveals Grey's empathy for the Native American and his deep concern for the future survival of that culture. It is the story of Nophaie, a young Navajo, who is picked up by a party of whites at the age of seven. White parents bring the child up as though he were their own, eventually sending him to a prestigious Eastern college

Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal

'American Housewife' by Helen Ellis is a hilarious feminist short story collection about what housewives are really thinking

"Anyone suffering #Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’s The #American #Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (First American Edition) from Royal Books. Life of Danish noblewoman and storyteller Karen ('Isak') Dinesen Blixen, from her marriage and departure for Kenya in 1913 until her return to Denmark in 1931. Tells about her struggles to maintain a coffee farm against all odds and her efforts to improve relations with the local natives. Her marriage of convenience to a titled aristocrat gradually gives way to an enduring romance with the noted hunter and adventurer.

Wilkerson has just the right mixture of textbook fact and anecdote to make this a great read! A fascinating look into the migration of African Americans from south to north during Jim Crow era. A lesson skipped in my high school American history class.