Jacob Sherman

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The Saga of Sudden Sam: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Sam McDowell

A personal account that is especially recommended for readers who want to understand the consequences of addiction and how to overcome it. McDowell’s story will find an audience beyond baseball fans.

Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media

With accessible and engaging writing, McHangama’s book is a highly recommended intellectual history for casual readers and those interested in the currency of free speech.

Year of the Hawk: America’s Descent into Vietnam, 1965

Highly recommended as a concise study of the United States’ entrance into the Vietnam War. Further, it’s an excellent primer on how countries can charge down the wrong warpath.

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

A highly recommended, in-depth history of migration that accounts for the lives affected by American border policing and immigration restrictions.

A Nation of Descendants: Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History

Recommended for historians and students of information and cultural studies for its expansive overview of a niche field.

Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump

An essential work that encapsulates the trajectory of American politics in the first two decades of the 21st century, and the lasting impact on everyday life.

Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

Not only an essential work of Texas history, but popular history at its best. The book shines when detailing the power of telling one’s own story.

Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

An accessible account that is highly recommended for those who want a historical perspective on current issues and those interested in the nation’s founding.

An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd

The latest by Burlingame is primarily recommended for Lincoln completists.

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