Reading for Independence Day

Early American History (1700-1820)

Our Constitution by Donald J. Ritchie (342.7 RIT)

The Quartet: orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis (342.73 ELL)

The American Soul: rediscovering the wisdom of the founders by Jacob Needleman (973 NEE)

Ladies of Liberty: the women who shaped our nation by Cokie Roberts (973.09 ROB)

American Creation: triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis (973.3 ELL)

Liberty’s Exiles: American loyalists in the revolutionary world by Maya Jasanoff (973.3 JAS)

1776 by David C. McCullough (973.3 MAC)

1776: excerpts from the acclaimed history, with letters, maps, and seminal artwork by David C. McCullough (973.3 MAC)

Bunker Hill: a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick (973.3 PHI)

Founding mothers : the women who raised our nation by Cokie Roberts (973.3 ROB)

George Washington’s Secret Six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade (973.4 KIL)

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: the Forgotten war that changed American history by Brian 9Kilmeade (973.4 KIL)

American Gospel: God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation by Jon Meachan (973.4 MEA)

My Dearest Friend: letters of Abigail and John Adams by John Adams (973.44 ADA)

The Rockets’ Red Glare: an illustrated history of the War of 1812 by Donald Hickey (973.5 HIC)

Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul : church, state, and the birth of liberty by John M. Barry (974.5 BAR)

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : with related documents by Benjamin Franklin (BIO FRA)

John Paul Jones: sailor, hero, father of the American Navy by Evan Thomas (BIO JOH)

American Independence/ Patriotism

The Rights of the People: how our search for safety invades our liberties by David K. Shipler (323.0973 SHI)

American Patriots: the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm by Gail Lumet Buckley (355.008 BUC)

A Patriot’s Handbook: Songs, poems, stories, and speeches celebrating the land we love edited by Caroline Kennedy (810.8 PAT)

Patriotism, Perseverance, Posterity: the story of the National Japanese American Memorial 940.54 PAT)

Seizing destiny : how America grew from sea to shining sea by Richard Kluger (973 KLU)

1001 events that made America: a patriot’s handbook by Alan Axelrod (973.02 AXE)

American Insurgents, American Patriots: the revolution of the people by T.H. Breen (973.3 BRE)

American Patriot: the life and wars of Colonel Bud Day by Robert Coran (BIO DAY)

American Wife: love, war, faith, and renewal by Taya Kyle (BIO KYL)



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