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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
The time: 1936-1938. The mood: Hopeful. It wasn't wartime, not yet. The music: The incomparable Count Basie and Benny Goodman, among others. The setting: Living rooms across America and, most of all, New York City. Dream Lucky covers politics, race, religion, arts, and sports, but the central focus is the period's soundtrack?specifically big band... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A brilliant evocation of the qualities that made FDR one of the most beloved and greatest of American presidents. † Drawing on archival material, public speeches, correspondence and accounts by those closest to Roosevelt early in his career and during his presidency, H. W. Brands shows how Roosevelt transformed American government... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99
Robert H. Jackson was one of the giants of the Roosevelt era: an Attorney General, a still revered Supreme Court Justice and, not least important, one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's close friends and advisers. His intimate memoir of FDR, written in the early 1950s before Jackson's untimely death, has remained unpublished for fifty years. Here is that... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99
Even as the New Deal was coping with the Depression, a new menace was developing abroad. Exploiting Germany's own economic burdens, Hitler reached out to the disaffected, turning their aimless discontent into loyal support for his Nazi Party. In Asia, Japan harbored imperial ambitions of its own. The same generation of Americans who battled the Depression... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 198.00
The two-volume World War II and the Postwar Years in America: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia contains over 175 articles describing everyday life on the American home front during World War II and the immediate postwar years. Unlike publications about this period that focus mainly on the big picture of the war and subsequent economic conditions,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00
From the colonial period to the end of the 19th century, from King Phillip's war to the Wounded Knee Massacre, fighting between the American Indians and the U.S. government created upheaval in the everyday lives of American Indians, affecting everything from trade and food to marriage, housing, and family life. The continuous power struggle between... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 18.99
Although the presidential election of 1944 placed FDR in the White House for an unprecedented fourth term, historical memory of the election itself has been overshadowed by the war, Roosevelt?s health and his death the following April, Truman's ascendancy, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb. Today most people assume that FDR?s reelection was... more...
- Threshold Editions 2011; US$ 23.99
From the acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal? , called ?eye-opening? by the National Review , comes a fascinating exposť of Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s destructive wartime legacy?and its adverse impact on America?s economic and foreign policies today. Did World War II really end the Great Depression?or did President Franklin Roosevelt?s poor... more...