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Old 08-17-2012, 12:33 PM   #23
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Some recommendations that haven't been mentioned:

Mayflower - Nataniel Philbrick - about the settling of Plymouth, MA

In the Heart of the Sea - Philbrick - about whaling vessel that sunk i nearly 1800's- highly publicized incident that inspired Moby Dick.

Over the Edge of the World - Philbrick - about Magellen's global circumnavigation

1491 - Charles Mann - about the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.

Desperate Passage - Ethan Rarick - about the Donner Party.

I found all of these extremely enthralling & would highly recommend. Thanks to all those who recommended books! I've developed an interest in history of late & there are some good books mentioned in this thread.

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