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The History of the British Coal Industry Volume 1 Before 1700
John Hatcher
Progress: 59/656 pages
The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
Eric H. Ash
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Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
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Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism

Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism (Library of American Biography Series) - Jules Tygiel Jules Tygiel's book is an excellent short biography of Ronald Reagan. In it he charts Reagan's course for his childhood in Illinois through his time as a sports broadcaster and career as an actor to his years in politics. Throughout the book he is consistently fair to his subject, noting his gifts and achievements while pointing out Reagan's errors and lapses. For anybody seeking an introduction to our nation's 40th president, this is a good place to begin.