38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott W. Berg | In August 1862, after decades of broken treaties, increasing hardship, and relentless encroachment on their lands, a group of Dakota warriors convened a council at the tepee of their leader, Little Crow. Knowing the strength and resilience of the young American nation, Little Crow counseled caution, but anger won the day.
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Lincoln and the Indians: Civil War Policy and Politics by David A. Nichols | This book offers "a valuable interpretation of the U.S. government’s Indian policies—and sometimes the lack thereof—during the Civil War era. Providing a critical perspective on Lincoln’s role, Nichols sets forth an especially incisive analysis of the trial of participants in the Dakota War of 1862 in MN and Lincoln’s role in sparing the lives of most of those who were convicted." -James M. McPherson
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American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar (2012) | Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi | Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson | The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. As that first year unfolds, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.