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  • Historical Dictionary of the 1960sby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 153.00

    Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the land of the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940by James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 132.00

    Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate hoboes riding the rails in search of work, unemployed men selling pencils to indifferent crowds, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction.... more...

  • Fair Playby James M Olson

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America?s first spies, said, ?Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.? A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...

  • The Ethnic Dimension in American Historyby James S. Olson; Heather Olson Beal

    Wiley 2011; US$ 47.95

    “A rich and rewarding account of the disparate ethnic and religious groups that shaped this nation’s history and culture—African, Caribbean, Chinese, Irish, Italian Japanese, Jewish, Mexican, Native American, Polish, Puerto Rican, among others—this eloquent and moving book explains how American society has evolved out of a complex... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; US$ 24.95

    John S. D. Eisenhower author of Agent of Destiny: The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott Randy Roberts and James Olson have produced a fresh kind of history. Besides recounting the actual battle at the Alamo they provide background for the event and study the way that incident has affected modern attitudes, including movies and television...highly... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; US$ 32.50

    Chapter 1 God, Lincoln, and the Golden Gate It was happening again. Another slight. Another slight in a string of slights that stretched back to the time before he was John Wayne, even before he was Marion Mitchell Morrison -- the name he was finally given at age five -- back probably to his mother's unforgiving impatience with his father, which... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    John S. D. Eisenhower author of Agent of Destiny: The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott Randy Roberts and James Olson have produced a fresh kind of history. Besides recounting the actual battle at the Alamo they provide background for the event and study the way that incident has affected modern attitudes, including movies and television...highly... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    Chapter 1 God, Lincoln, and the Golden Gate It was happening again. Another slight. Another slight in a string of slights that stretched back to the time before he was John Wayne, even before he was Marion Mitchell Morrison -- the name he was finally given at age five -- back probably to his mother's unforgiving impatience with his father, which... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    John S. D. Eisenhower author of Agent of Destiny: The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott Randy Roberts and James Olson have produced a fresh kind of history. Besides recounting the actual battle at the Alamo they provide background for the event and study the way that incident has affected modern attitudes, including movies and television...highly... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    Chapter 1 God, Lincoln, and the Golden Gate It was happening again. Another slight. Another slight in a string of slights that stretched back to the time before he was John Wayne, even before he was Marion Mitchell Morrison -- the name he was finally given at age five -- back probably to his mother's unforgiving impatience with his father, which... more...