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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
ISBN: 9780553263572
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Published: Bantam - July 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
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.


Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s epic adventure novels set in the American West. Here he introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St.

The Birchbark House Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786814541
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - June 3rd, 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 (Translated by), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1993

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has 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
ISBN: 9780375705243
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Published: Vintage - 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
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.

Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S.

Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (Dover Books on Americana) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780486438580
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Published: Dover Publications - November 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 (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250012166
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 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: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553280425
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Published: Bantam - June 1987

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews

My Antonia (The Great Plains Trilogy) Cover Image
By Willa Cather, Marilyn Sides (Introduction by), Terese Svoboda (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780451466266
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Published: Signet - March 4th, 2014

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

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

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend.

The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143114550
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Published: Penguin Books - September 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