Booklist

  • Mr. P's Summer Reads are books that I have read and recommend to anyone who is looking for a book to read.  Enjoy!

     

  • World History: Connections to Today

    by | Year Published: Required Textbook
    This textbook is used for homework assignments.
     

    Note: This book is available in our Library.

     
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  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    by Walter Isaacson Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Challenging

    A great book about one of this country's great minds and statesmen.

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  • Clemente

    by ads Clemente by Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    A great biography about Roberto Clemente. Even though it's a sports book, Marinnis does a great job describing the social and political issues faced by Clemente.

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  • Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

    by James McPherson Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Easy Reading

    The Battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point for the Union army during the Civil War. Professor McPherson takes you a three day walking tour of the Battle of Gettysburg. A must read for anyone who hasn't been to Gettysburg or is planning on going to this unbelievable place!

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  • Henry Hudson: Dreams and Obession

    by Corey Sandler Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    An interesting read about Hudson's life and tragic death.

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  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

    by Erik Larson Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    The story of William Dowd, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany and his family, when Hitler first comes to power. How did the U.S. and other Western countries deal with Hitler and the Nazis? In this beautifully written book, Larson vividly describes what life was like in Germany. The book will certainly keep your attention!

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  • Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America

    by Allen C. Guelzo Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Challenging

    During the late summer and early fall of 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas debated each other seven times during their race for the US Senate from Illinois. Read how Lincoln emerged as a national figure as he challenged the evils of slavery and Douglas' idea of popular sovereignty.

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  • Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

    by Allen C. Guelzo Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Challenging

    Dr. Guelzo is one of the top historians on Lincoln in this country. This book does a great job detailing the steps that lead to the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln called the Emancipation Proclamation his most important achievement as President. Dr. Guelzo details in depth how President Lincoln accomplished it.

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  • Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

    by James L. Swanson Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    The story of the search for the man who assasinated Abraham Lincoln

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  • Team of Rivals

    by Dorris Kearns Goodwin Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Challenging

    An excellent book about Abraham Lincoln's childhood, his rise to politics, his election to the Presidency, and how he choose his cabinet. A long read, almost 700 pages, but well worth reading!

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  • The Battle Cry of Freedom

    by James McPherson Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    If you need one book to read on the Civil War, this is the book. It is long (850 pages) but it is worth it. One of the best books I have read!

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  • The Defining Moment

    by Jonathan Alter Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    A great book about FDR's first 100 days in office.

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  • The Island at the Center of the World

    by Russell Shorto Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Challenging

    A fascinating story about how the Dutch settled New York before Britain took over New York.

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  • The Killer Angels

    by Michael Sharra Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    Winner of the Pulitzer Price, The Killer Angels details the three day Battle of Gettysburg. The book would become the screenplay for the movie Gettysburg. A must read for any fan of the Gettysburg or the Civil War. When you think about books about Gettysburg, this is often the first book mentioned.

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  • The Kite Runner

    by Khaled Hosseini Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    Excellent book about life in Afghanistan before the Soviet invasion in 1980, emmigrating to the U.S., and life under the Taliban. A must read!

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  • When Pride Still Mattered

    by David Mariniss Year Published: Mr. P's Summer Reads

    Difficulty: Average

    The best sports book I have ever read! A tremendous biography on Vince Lombardi. The book is not just about sports. It is about life, marriage, family, and leadership!

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