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  • 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

    Hoover, Blacks, and Lily-Whites: A Study of Southern Strategies more...

  • Jazz Age: People and Perspectivesby Mitchell Newton-Matza

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00

    A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure. more...

  • The Philosophies of Richard Wagnerby Julian Young

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Julian Young presents Richard Wagner as an important philosopher of art and life, first as a utopian anarchist-communist and later as a Schopenhauerian pessimist. Understanding Wagner?s philosophy is crucial to understanding his operas, as it is to understanding Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Heidegger. more...

  • Flapperby Joshua Zeitz

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound... 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...

  • 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...