AP United States History
Summer Reading Assignment
Lakeside High School
I. On Monday, August 18th, you will turn in a typed three page (double-spaced) reaction to your selected summer reading book. You may choose any fiction or non-fiction book to read related to United States history. The book must be at a college level (no Johnny Tremain or Fever) and be a minimum of 250 pages. This is a reaction paper, not a summary. A reaction should be written in first person and could include items such as:
What was most memorable to you?
What were some things that you learned?
What would other members of our class be interested in knowing about your book? Were there any memorable quotes from the book?
Possible books to choose from include, but not limited to:
Ambrose, Stephen, Undaunted Courage. (The Lewis and Clark Expedition) Ambrose, Stephen, D-Day
Bercuson, David & Holger Herwig, One Christmas in Washington (FDR and Churchill) Bernstein, R. B., Thomas Jefferson
Cooper, James Fenimore, The Last of the Mohicans (The French & Indian War) Ellis, Joseph, Founding Brothers. (The Revolutionary Generation) Ellis, Joseph, His Excellency: George Washington
Ellis, Joseph, American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Freeman, Douglas Southall, Lee (Robert E. Lee)
Goodwin, Doris Kearns, Team of Rivals (Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet) Isaacson, Walter, Benjamin Franklin.
McCulloch, David, John Adams.
McCulloch, David, 1776 (American Revolution)
Philbrick, Nathaniel, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War Remini, Robert, The Life of Andrew Jackson
Shaara, Michael, The Killer Angels (Civil War novel)
Sinclair, Upton, The Jungle
Stone, Irving, Those Who Love: America’s Greatest Love Story (Abigail & John Adams) Stone, Irving, The President’s Lady: A Novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Swanson, James, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer Vidal, Gore, Lincoln, A Novel
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