- Stempien's Further Reading List -
“Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.” -Abraham Lincoln
Revolution & the New Nation: 1754-1800
Expansion & Reform: 1792-1861
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, Stepehn Ambrose: From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase.
Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup: Twelve Years a Slave recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery on a Louisiana cotton plantation. ONLINE EDITION
Civil War & Reconstruction: 1850-1877
Army of the Potomac Trilogy: Mr. Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, Stillness at Appomattox, Bruce Catton: Bruce Catton had the enviable position of being a small boy in Michigan where so many veterans of the Civil War resided. They talked, telling their tales of the War Between the States, and Bruce listened. He passed on this gift, presenting us with those tales, in a form that few historical writers ever achieve.