"Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation" by Bill O'Reilly
More than a million readers were thrilled by Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history.
Now the anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy - and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president, but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.
"Poems to Learn by Heart" by Caroline Kennedy
For this companion to her New York Times best-selling collection, "A Family of Poems," Caroline Kennedy has hand-selected more than a hundred of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization.
Some are joyful. Some are sad. Some are funny and lighthearted. Many offer layers of meaning that reveal themselves only after the poem has been studied so closely as to be learned by heart.
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In issuing the challenge to memorize great poetry, Caroline Kennedy invites us to a deeply enriching experience.
"Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence" by Joseph J. Ellis
From the award-winning, preeminent American historian is a revelatory portrait of a crescendo moment in American history.
Joseph J. Ellis' focus is the summer of 1776, the most dramatic few months in the story of the country's founding. The thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire.
At the same time, the British dispatched the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic; it cruised off the coast of Staten Island in early July. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them.