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Ah, the Fourth of July. The time to barbecue some burgers, enjoy some fireworks, and dive into those patriotic reads you've put on the back burner. Don't know where to start? Check out our latest e-book deals for some ideas, and have a star-spangled weekend!

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Niche American History:

Stuff Every American Should Know by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese

This handbook is the perfect patriotic present for any engaged United States citizen. Who played the first game of baseball? What’s a bicameral congress? Where did Mount Rushmore come from? Who is Geronimo and why do we yell his name when we jump?

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Signing Their Lives Away by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese

In the summer of 1776, a group of 56 men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence—yet how many of them do we remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document—and the many strange fates that awaited them. You'll meet: the signer who was poisoned by his nephew, the signer who was killed in a duel, and many others.

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Signing Their Rights Away by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese

Here are short, irreverent, fun, and fact-filled biographies of the 39 men who set aside their differences and signed their names to the U.S. Constitution—the oldest written constitution of any nation in the world. You’ll meet: the signer who believed in aliens, the signer who was shot in the stomach, the peg-legged signer, and many more colorful colonists!

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Ten Tea Parties by Joseph Cummins

Every kid knows the story of 1773's Boston Tea Party, but in Ten Tea Parties author and historian Joseph Cummins chronicles the history of spirited American protests, such as the 1773 New Jersey Tea Party, and illuminates how Americans have returned again and again to the tea party as a symbol of political protest.

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Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee by Thomas J. Craughwell

The incredible true story of how a Founding Father and his slave introduced French cuisine to America, Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee recounts one of the strangest partnerships in U.S. history—and includes 12 of their original recipes!

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Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It by by Michael J. Trinklein

A fascinating glimpse at the nation we might have become, Lost States uses beauitfully rendered maps and detailed tales to introduce unrealized dreams such as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo—along with plenty of absurd characters, bureaucratic red tape, and political gamesmanship.

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Bromantic Mysteries:

Obama Biden Mysteries #1: Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon’s Murtaugh and Riggs.

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Obama Biden Mysteries #2: Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer

In the sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel Hope Never Dies, Obama and Biden reprise their roles as BFFs-turned-detectives as they chase Obama's stolen cell phone through the streets of Chicago—and right into a vast conspiracy.

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Alternate History:

Taft 2012 by Jason Heller

He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceful, progressive practicality. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life personality. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is. There’s just one problem. He is William Howard Taft...and he was already president a hundred years ago. So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012?

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Food & Drink:

Haute Dogs by Russell van Kraayenburg

Haute Dogs gives the classic cookout staple a fresh and tasty twist, with recipes inspired by everything from south-of-the-border BBQ to Japanese fusion to modern food-cart cuisine. Handcraft your own top-notch dogs, buns, and condiments with step-by-step from-scratch instructions, and brush up on your hot dog history with an in-depth look at tasty traditions from the U.S. and beyond. This indispensable guide will make your grilling extraordinary.

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Summer Cocktails by Maria del Mar Sacasa; photographed by Tara Striano

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, cooking over a grill, or relaxing in the hammock, you need a great drink. And with Summer Cocktails, María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano will help you discover your favorite fair-weather friends, from Peachy Keen Punch to Ginger-Lemongrass Piña Colada. Craft your beverages from the bottom up with underpinnings straight from your summer garden, including Strawberry-Rosemary Shrub, Rhubarb Syrup, or Tomatillo and Coriander Tequila. Plus, round out the perfect party with savory snacks to match your cool drinks. Cheers!

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Pops! by Kristina Castella

This innovative book gives the ice pop a flavor makeover, providing more than 100 recipes and variations for irresistible concoctions you’ve never tasted before. You’ll also learn fancy techniques for making whimsical pops that look as fun as they taste. Kids will enjoy the juicy pops and flip over the soda fountain and pudding pops. Grown-up kids will dig the energy-boosting coffee, tea, and healthy energy pops and delight in the sophisticated cocktail pops. And for the do-it-yourselfers, this book provides instructions for making your own pop molds from recycled housewares and even silicone.

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The Jersey Shore Cookbook by Deborah Smith; photography by Thomas Robert Clarke

The warm sand. The salt air. The boardwalk. The food! Summer at the Jersey Shore is unforgettable no matter which seaside destination is yours. And with The Jersey Shore Cookbook, you can have a taste of summer all year long. It features 50 recipes contributed by well-loved shore town restaurants, bakeries, markets, and more. From fresh oysters, scallops, and tilefish to Garden State tomatoes, corn, and blueberries, the perfect New Jersey ingredients shine.

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