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  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.94

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the... more...

  • A Higher Callby Adam Makos

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze... more...

  • The Oil Kingsby Andrew Scott Cooper

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s . Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to... more...

  • Out of Captivityby Marc Gonsalves; Tom Howes; Keith Stansell; Gary Brozek

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 2.99

    ?[A] remarkable story?.An honest and harrowing memoir of a life-changing ordeal.? ? Arizona Republic   The spellbinding New York Times bestseller, Out of Captivity is the amazing true story of Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American civilian contractors who were held hostage by the FARC rebel group in Colombia... more...

  • To Hanoi and Backby Wayne Thompson; Richard P. Hallion

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    After nearly eighteen months of the largely unsuccessful bombing campaign called Operation Rolling Thunder, the US Air Force began to look for ways to overcome technological, geographical, and political challenges in North Vietnam and use limited air power more effectively. In 1972 the two Linebacker campaigns joined with other air operations to make... more...

  • The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War: Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships, Part IVby William Conrad Gibbons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 128.95

    This fourth volume of a five-part policy history of the U.S. government and the Vietnam War covers the core period of U.S. involvement, from July 1965, when the decision was made to send large-scale U.S. forces, to the beginning of 1968, just before the Tet offensive and the decision to seek a negotiated settlement. Using a wide variety of archival... more...

  • Fire Across the Seaby Thomas R.H. Havens

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Professor Havens analyzes the efforts of Japanese antiwar organizations to portray the war as much more than a fire across the sea" and to create new forms of activism in a country where individuals have traditionally left public issues to the authorities. This path-breaking study examines not only the methods of the protesters but the tightrope dance... more...

  • The Nixon Tapesby Douglas Brinkley; Luke Nichter

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 35.00

    The infamous Nixon White House taping system captured 3,700 hours of Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and Camp David conversations between 1971 and 1973, automatically taping every single word spoken.  These audio recordings have finally been released over the past decade by the National Archives, yet only fewer than 5% of them have been transcribed and... more...

  • Six Silent Men, Book Twoby Kenn Miller

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    In the summer of 1967, the good old days were ending for the hard-core 1st Brigade LRRPs of the 101st Airborne Division, perhaps the finest maneuver element of its size in the history of the United States Army. It was a bitter pill. After working on their own in Vietnam for more than two years, the Brigade LRRPs were ordered to join forces with the... more...

  • Last Men Outby Bob Drury; Tom Clavin

    Free Press 2011; Not Available

    The monsoon winds swirling up from the South China Sea had doubled in magnitude as Marine Staff Sergeant Mike Sullivan stood on the roof of the American Embassy, watching North Vietnamese artillery pound Saigon?s airport. It was late in the afternoon of April 29, 1975, and for the past eight days the airstrip had been the busiest in the world as flight... more...