UNITED STATES HISTORY 8
EYES ON THE PRIZE
America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965
Introduction by Julian Bond
The updated edition of Williams’s account of the early years of the civil rights movement tells the stories of key participants, from leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., to
lesser-known figures like Barbara Rose John and Jim Zwerg. These moving accounts pay
tribute to the people, black and white, who fought for justice—from the Montgomery
bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine to the Selma–Montgomery march.
“Skillfully combines written and oral sources with the historical narrative…. Will be invaluable to students.”— The Boston Globe
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The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader
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GORDON S. WOOD
What Made the Founders Different
An illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers. The life of each—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison,
and Paine—is presented individually as well as collectively, but the thread that binds
these portraits together is the idea of character as a lived reality and as key to national
identity and moral progress.
“Of those writing about the founding fathers, [Gordon Wood] is quite simply the best.”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Idea of America
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Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age
Using the 2012 infiltration of the Y- 12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee—a bastion of warhead parts and uranium—as a launching point, Washington Post
reporter Zak reexamines America’s love-hate relationship with nuclear weaponry, from
the race to achieve atomic power before the Nazis to the 70th-anniversary of Hiroshima.
Part historical adventure, part courtroom drama, part moral thriller, Almighty reshapes
accepted narratives surrounding nuclear weapons and shows that our greatest modern
threat remains a power we discovered long ago.
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DANIEL JAMES BROWN
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for
Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
In this dramatic Depression-era story, Brown pays homage to the University of Washington rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.
“Juxtaposes the coming together of the Washington crew team against the Nazis’ preparations for the Games, weaving together a history that feels both intimately personal and
weighty in its larger historical implications.”—Smithsonian Magazine
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