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  • The Age of Great Dreamsby David Farber

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994; US$ 18.99

    In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War... more...

  • The Sixtiesby David Farber

    The University of North Carolina Press 1994; US$ 29.99

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  • Chicago '68by David Farber

    University of Chicago Press 1994; US$ 27.00

    Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago—an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists—the... more...

  • Everybody Ought to Be Richby David Farber

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    Today, consumer credit, employee stock options, and citizen investment in the stock market are taken for granted--fundamental facts of American economic life. But few people realize that they were first widely promoted by John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), the innovative financier and self-made businessman who built the Empire State building, made millions... more...

  • Taken Hostageby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. Using hundreds of recently declassified government documents,... more...

  • What They Think of Usby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In What They Think of Us , a remarkable group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States--before and since 9/11. While many people... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatismby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 22.95

    The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism tells the gripping story of perhaps the most significant political force of our time through the lives and careers of six leading figures at the heart of the movement. David Farber traces the history of modern conservatism from its revolt against New Deal liberalism, to its breathtaking resurgence... more...

  • The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960sby David Farber; Beth Bailey

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as the expertise of prominent scholars, The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s is the most complete guide to an enduringly fascinating era. more...

  • The First Strange Placeby Beth Bailey; David Farber

    Free Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Just as World War I introduced Americans to Europe, making an indelible impression on thousands of farmboys who were changed forever ?after they saw Paree,? so World War II was the beginning of America?s encounter with the East ? an encounter whose effects are still being felt and absorbed. No single place was more symbolic of this initial encounter... more...

  • Seema's Showby Sara Halprin; Marge Frantz; David Farber

    University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The fascinating life of a cultural and political icon. more...