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How do you find a list of the top-rated American history books?

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Find lists of top-rated American history books at The New Republic and Kirkus Reviews. Both sites offer lists of respected American history books both general and specific.

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At The New Republic, John B. Judis offers a selection of American history books of a more academic bent, many by professional historians. Selections include Perry Miller’s “Errand into the Wilderness,” a study of the effects of Puritan theology on American history, and Michael Paul Rogin’s “Fathers and Children,” which examines the subjugation of Native American populations.

Kirkus Reviews offers up a more accessible list of books, with many popular biographies and general texts. Selections include Nancy Isenberg’s “Fallen Founder,” a biography of Aaron Burr, and James Donovan’s “A Terrible Glory,” focusing on the career of General George Custer.

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