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shakermaker83
03-27-2008, 06:12 PM
Do you guys have any suggestions for some good books covering parts/all of US history? Big textbooks are also welcome ;-)

Thanks!

forsmant
03-27-2008, 06:14 PM
The History of Money by Murray Rothbard.

http://www.mises.org/Books/historyofmoney.pdf

Geronimo
03-27-2008, 06:14 PM
See the PDF in this thread.
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=69017

familydog
03-27-2008, 06:15 PM
What is your area of interest? Are you looking for surveys or specifics?

Paulitician
03-27-2008, 06:45 PM
Check out some of John Bach McMaster's works, specifically "A History of the People of the United States"

yongrel
03-27-2008, 06:49 PM
Great Book
http://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-American-History-Guides/dp/0895260476
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

Ron Paul even has some kind words to say about it on the dust jacket.

shakermaker83
03-28-2008, 10:04 PM
thanks for the info everyone.

family dog: perhaps early american history up to the civil war area, maybe the new deal. really i was just thinking how much my general knowledge of us history was lacking the other day and wanted to bone up for my own interests.

0zzy
03-28-2008, 10:19 PM
Great Book
http://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-American-History-Guides/dp/0895260476
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

Ron Paul even has some kind words to say about it on the dust jacket.

He (Thomas Woods) also wrote 33 Questions.
http://www.amazon.com/Questions-About-American-History-Supposed/dp/0307346684/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206764250&sr=1-4

Here's a video of him talking about it:
http://mises.org:88/ASC08_AF_Woods

Conza88
03-28-2008, 10:28 PM
Check the signature. :D

Chomsky
03-29-2008, 03:21 AM
People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

familydog
03-29-2008, 07:07 AM
thanks for the info everyone.

family dog: perhaps early american history up to the civil war area, maybe the new deal. really i was just thinking how much my general knowledge of us history was lacking the other day and wanted to bone up for my own interests.

Well, if you feel your general knowledge of US History is lacking, you may want to start off with a survey. Eric Foner's Give Me Liberty! is a survey on the entire history of America. The first volume goes up to and through the Civil War. The second volume starts at Reconstruction and up to the present day. Again, it's not in depth of any particular subject, but Foner does a great job of identifying major themes throughout American history, and why everything was significant in it's own right. It is a recent book, published in 2005. It's used by many colleges as a textbook, but it is not boring to read. I highly recomend it.

Also, it's one of the cheapest surveys of American History out there compared to the 100$ you'd pay for others.