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  • New World Comingby Nathan Miller

    Scribner 2010; US$ 30.00

    "To an astonishing extent, the 1920s resemble our own era, at the turn of the twenty-first century; in many ways that decade was a precursor of modern excesses....Much of what we consider contemporary actually began in the Twenties." -- from the Introduction The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination: jazz,... more...

  • Coolidgeby Robert Sobel

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    From Publishers Weekly In this inflated revisionist biography, Sobel seeks to overturn the image of Calvin Coolidge as a taciturn, do-nothing president. He portrays his subject as an embodiment of the ethos of a vanished America, a pragmatic politician who espoused a philosophy of a passive executive branch. Although Coolidge took no actions to... more...

  • The Role of Radio in the American Presidential Election of 1924by Edward Ranson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This study investigates how. for the first time the new medium of radio impacted upon a presidential campaign. Prior to 1924 candidates were known to the public by their photographs and by the printed versions of their major speeches published in the press. Beginning in 1924, however, party standard-bearers were recognized by their voices. more...

  • Hoover, Blacks, and Lily-Whitesby Donald J. Lisio

    The University of North Carolina Press 1985; US$ 29.99

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  • Warren G. Hardingby John W. Dean; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    President Nixon?s former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal Warren G. Harding may be best known as America?s worst president. Scandals plagued him: the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and the Justice Department, and the posthumous revelation of an extramarital affair. Raised in Marion, Ohio, Harding... more...

  • Bylines in Despairby Louis W. Liebovich

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 106.95

    Through a long public life and short presidency, Herbert Hoover carefully cultivated reporters and media owners as he rose from a relief administrator to president of the United States. During his service to government, he held the conviction that journalists were to be manipulated and mistrusted. When the nation fell into economic disaster, Hoover's... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War IIby Martin Folly; Niall Palmer

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II relates the events of this crucial period in U.S. history through a chronology, an introductory essay, over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. more...

  • Uncommon Americansby TIMOTHY WALCH

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 119.00

    This first joint biography of the Hoovers will reshape Herbert Hoover's image as a man who did little more than sit in the White House while the country suffered. Both Hoovers were dynamic, uncommon Americans who made enormous contributions to mankind, before, during, and after the presidency. Walch, Director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940by JAMES OLSON

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • The Life of Herbert Hooverby Glen Jeansonne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 35.00

    This is the first definitive study of the presidency of America's least understood and most under-appreciated Chief Executive. Combining government with private resources, Hoover became the first president to pit government action against the economic cycle, setting precedents and spawning ideas employed by his successor and all future presidents. more...