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  • The Twentieth Centuryby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    Containing just the twentieth-century chapters from Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, this revised and updated edition includes two new chapters -- covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism." Highlighting not just the usual terms of presidential administrations and congressional activities,... more...

  • Red Scareby Robert K. Murray

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 72.00

    Few periods n American history have been so dramatic, so fraught with mystery, or so bristling with fear and hysteria as were the days of the great Red Scare that followed World War I. For sheer excitement, it would be difficult to find a more absorbing t more...

  • Kingfishby Richard White

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    From the moment he took office as governor in 1928 to the day an assassin?s bullet cut him down in 1935, Huey Long wielded all but dictatorial control over the state of Louisiana. A man of shameless ambition and ruthless vindictiveness, Long orchestrated elections, hired and fired thousands at will, and deployed the state militia as his personal police... more...

  • Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the Stateby Marc Stears

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 54.99 US$ 49.49

    This book is the first comprehensive examination of the close relationship that obtained between leading groups of British socialists and American progressives in the first three decades of the twentieth century. Employing new methods of conceptual and institutional analysis, and drawing on extensive original archival research, the book examines the... more...

  • The A to Z from the Great War to the Great Depressionby Neil A. Wynn

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z from the Great War to the Great Depression covers this important period in American history with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on everything from automobiles, chemicals, and electrical goods, to mass entertainment and the rise of Hollywood, radio, and sport. more...

  • A Fiery Peace in a Cold Warby Neil Sheehan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize?winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history?and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War is a masterly... more...

  • Red Scare, Politics, and the Federal Communications Commission, 1941-1960, Theby Susan Brinson

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    The Red Scare at the FCC started when James Lawrence Fly led the agency in many important decisions that were inspired by the New Deal. These decisions outraged both the broadcasting industry and politically conservative legislators, causing them to accuse the FCC of Communist sympathies. This book analyzes the political transition taken by the FCC... more...

  • McCarthyism and the Red Scare: A Reference Guideby William Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    Intolerance in America that targets alleged internal subversives controlled by external agents has a storied history that stretches hundreds of years. While the post-World War II "Red Scare" and the emergence of McCarthyism during the 1950s is the era commonly associated with American anticommunism, there was also a "First Red Scare" that occurred... more...

  • The McCarthy Eraby Ann Malaspina

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    As the cold war began in the late 1940s, the fear of a Red threat within the United States intensified. Exploiting the public anxieties, Joseph R. McCarthy, a little-known senator from Wisconsin, launched his anti-communist crusade in 1950. Past membership in the Communist Party, friendship with suspected radicals, or buying a leftist newspaper was... more...

  • On Historyby Oliver Stone; Tariq Ali

    Haymarket Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today. more...