Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History, Vol. I)

8 best books like Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History, Vol. I) (David Hackett Fischer): The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, Cartoon History of the Universe I, Vol. 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking, and the Search for Lost Species

The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
AuthorDavid Quammen
ISBN0684827123
David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment...
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
AuthorJill Lepore
ISBN0375702628
Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war--colonists against Indians--that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres...
AuthorFred Anderson
ISBN0375706364
In this vivid and compelling narrative, the Seven Years' War–long seen as a mere backdrop to the American Revolution–takes on a whole new significance. Relating the history of the war as it developed, Anderson shows how the complex array of forces brought into conflict helped both to create Britain’s...
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
AuthorErik Larson
ISBN0739303406
Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized...
Cartoon History of the Universe I, Vol. 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great
AuthorLarry Gonick
ISBN0385265204
This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview. It's very handy as sort of a quick-reference guide and/or as a supplemental companion to the reading of primary source history texts. (I found it to be fabulously helpful along these lines with respect to Herodotus.)

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AuthorGordon S. Wood
ISBN0679736883
In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian describes the events that made the American Revolution. Gordon S. Wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from England, rather it transformed...
AuthorArthur Herman
ISBN0060534257
To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great...
AuthorScott Weidensaul
ISBN0865476683
"A thoughtful examination of the machinery of extinction . . . By turns harrowing and elegiac, thrilling and informative." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Three or four times an hour, eighty or more times a day, a unique species of plant or animal vanishes forever. And yet, every so...
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