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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

#1 New York Times bestseller

 

The strongest weapon against pandemic is the truth. Read why in the definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic.

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

A New York Times bestseller


In 1927 the Mississippi River and its tributaries flooded the homes of more than one million people. The flood brought with it a human storm: white and black collided, honor and money collided, regional and national power structures collided. The collisions shook-- and continue to shake-- America. The 1927 flood was the greatest natural disaster in the nation's history, and it had more impact on the nation than Katrina.

Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty

A revelatory look at how Roger Williams shaped the nature of religion, political power, and individual rights in America.

Power Plays: Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports

In this extraordinarily provocative collection, Barry, who coached major college football before becoming a writer, examines power from unusual perspectives, from political power-- the rise of Newt Gingrich and role of the Washington media-- to physical power-- the determination of an undrafted long shot trying to make the NFL. This book includes not only work that first appeared in Sports Illustrated but extended excerpts from the author's first book, The Ambition and the Power: A true story of Washington. Now out of print, that work was cited The New York Times as one of the eleven best books ever written on Washington and the Congress.