Best Sellers: U.S. History

November 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) George F. Kennan: An American Life
Gaddis, John Lewis
Penguin Group (USA)
2011. ISBN 9781594203121. $39.95

2) The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Caro, Robert A.
Alfred A. Knopf
2012. ISBN 9780679405078. $35

3) Life upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513–2008
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Alfred A. Knopf
2011. ISBN 9780307593429. $50

4) Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010
Murray, Charles
2012. ISBN 9780307453426. $27

5) Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics
Ross, Steven J.
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780195181722. $29.95

6) The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality
Borstelmann, Thomas
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691141565. $29.95

7) An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP
Alexander, Shawn Leigh
University of Pennsylvania Press
2011. ISBN 9780812243758. $49.95

8) Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
Horwitz, Tony
Henry Holt
2011. ISBN 9780805091533. $29

9) Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
Preston, Andrew
Alfred A. Knopf
2012. ISBN 9781400043231. $37.50

10) Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present
Go, Julian
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107011830. $99

11) Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
Hill, Anita
2011. ISBN 9780807014370. $25.95

12) No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Rice, Condoleezza
2011. ISBN 9780307587862. $35

13) The Civil War: The Second Year Told by Those Who Lived It
Sears, Stephen W.
Library of America
2012. ISBN 9781598531442. $40

14) FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal
Simon, James F.
Simon & Schuster
2012. ISBN 9781416573289. $28

15) Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
McGuire, Danielle L.
University Press of Kentucky
2011. ISBN 9780813134482. $40

16) Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire
Gould, Eliga H.
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674046085. $45

17) A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran
Parsi, Trita
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300169362. $27.50

18) Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America
Waldschmidt-Nelson, Britta
University Press of Florida
2012. ISBN 9780813037233. $22

19) To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker
Nathans, Sydney
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674062122. $29.95

20) Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation
Horne, Gerald
New York University Press
2012. ISBN 9780814773499. $39

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