History 1700 Name_________________________
Quarter 1 Paper
Book Review Date__________________ Per_____
1st Quarter you will be selecting a book about American History to read and then write a 4-5 page paper on, following the guidelines below.
Introductory Section: State the name of book and author. Explain the background of the author. Explain any biases the author has and then state the main argument of the book.
First and Second Sections: Explain whether or not the author actually proves their main argument. Use specific evidence from the book to support your assertion.
Third Section: Explain the author’s use of evidence.
Fourth Section: Explain the organization of the book and whether it works or not, and why.
Conclusion: Wrap up the paper.
Laura Hillenbrand “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resistance and Redemption.”
Daniel James Brown “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold and the 1836 Olympics.”
Robert M. Edsel “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Heist in History.”
David McCullough “John Adams”, “1776”, “The Path Between the Seas”
Doris Kearns Goodwin “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”
Joseph J. Ellis “His Excellency: George Washington”
Jon Meacham “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power”
Jim Newton “Eisenhower: The White House Years”
Stephen E. Ambrose “Band of Brothers”
Alexander Hamilton “The Federalist Papers”
Frederick Douglass “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”
Tony Horwitz “Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War”
Daniel Okrent “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition”
Nathaniel Philbrick “The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn”
Julie Greene “The Canal Builders: Making America’s Empire at the Panama Canal”
Nathaniel Philbrick “Bunker Hill: A city, a Siege, a Revolution”
Joseph J. Ellis “Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence”
Andrew Wiest “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam”
Format: Times New Roman, 12 Point Font, Double Spaced, 1 Inch Margins