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Non-Battle of the Books titles may also be ordered at the same time if you so desire.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Cover Image
$5.59
ISBN: 9780553263572
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Published: Bantam - July 1st, 1982

"This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's.


The Big Sky Cover Image
$11.96
ISBN: 9780618154630
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Published: Mariner Books - January 9th, 2002

A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction.


The Birchbark House Cover Image
$5.59
ISBN: 9780786814541
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 13th, 2002

" In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.


The Diary of a Young Girl Cover Image
By Anne Frank, B. M. Mooyaart (Translator), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
$5.59
ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1993

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.


Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9780375705243
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Published: Vintage Books USA - February 5th, 2002

In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals--Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison--confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.


The Good Earth Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780743272933
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 15th, 2004

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family's shifting fortunes.


Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People Cover Image
$5.56
ISBN: 9780486438580
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Published: Dover Publications - November 1st, 2004

This simple, unvarnished account recalls the courageous life of Harriet Tubman, one of the best-known "conductors" on the Underground Railroad.


Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9781250012166
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 1st, 2015

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly


Last of the Breed Cover Image
$4.79
ISBN: 9780553280425
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1987

"For sheer adventure L'Amour is in top form."--Kirkus Reviews


My Antonia Cover Image
By Willa Cather, Marilyn Sides (Introduction by), Terese Svoboda (Afterword by)
$4.76
ISBN: 9780451466266
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Published: Signet Classics - March 4th, 2014

Beloved American novelist Willa Cather's nostalgic classic about life on the Midwest prairie.


Seabiscuit: An American Legend Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780449005613
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2002

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143114550
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2008

Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys