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- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99
The New York Times bestseller, hailed as a ?powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read, and the most significant book to come out of the Vietnam War? by Col. David Hackworth, author of the bestseller About Face In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 72.99
In the mid 1960s, C. Vann Woodward was asked to organize a program of broadcast lectures on US history for the Voice of America as part of a longer series designed to acquaint foreign audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning that a comparative approach "was peculiarly adapted to the interests and needs of foreign audiences,"... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
?Kids like me didn?t go to Vietnam,? writes Jack McLean in his compulsively readable memoir. Raised in suburban New Jersey, he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, but decided to put college on hold. After graduation in the spring of 1966, faced with the mandatory military draft, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for a two-year... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ? Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.74
?[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.? ?William F. Buckley A national bestseller, The Making of the President 1964 is the critically acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential campaign, from the assassination of JFK though the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater. Author Theodore H. White made history... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00
"The stain of Jim Crow runs deep in 20th-century America. . . . Its effects remain the nation's most pressing business. Trouble in Mind is an absolutely essential account of its dreadful history and calamitous legacy." --The Washington Post "The most complete and moving account we have had of what the victims of the Jim Crow South suffered and somehow... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 32.00
Between 1895 and 1904 a great wave of mergers swept through the manufacturing sector of the United States' economy. This book explores the causes of the mergers, arguing that there was nothing natural or inevitable about turn-of-the-century combinations. Despite this conclusion, the author does not accept the view that they were necessarily a threat... more...