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  • Strategies of Containmentby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 6.98

    When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans,... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 48.99

    This is the first comprehensive examination of the close relationship between leading groups of British socialists and American progressives in the early twentieth century. Employing new methods of conceptual and institutional analysis, and drawing on extensive original archival research, the book challenges traditional analyses of these movements.... 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Bruteby Robert Coram

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 14.99

    From the earliest days of his thirty-four-year military career, Victor "Brute" Krulak displayed a remarkable facility for applying creative ways of fighting to the Marine Corps. He went on daring spy missions, was badly wounded, pioneered the use of amphibious vehicles, and masterminded the invasion of Okinawa. In Korea, he was a combat hero and invented... more...

  • The View from Alger's Windowby Tony Hiss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the... more...

  • Rise to Globalismby Stephen E. Ambrose; Douglas G. Brinkley; Douglas G. Brinkley

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.00

    "One of the most lively and provocative interpretive studies of the major events in recent American diplomatic history." - American Historical Review Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush,... more...

  • Stop-Timeby Frank Conroy

    Penguin Group US 1977; US$ 12.99

    First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves; of a father's early... more...

  • The Devil We Knewby H. W. Brands

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 13.99

    In the late 1950s, Washington was driven by its fear of communist subversion: it saw the hand of Kremlin behind developments at home and across the globe. The FBI was obsessed with the threat posed by American communist party--yet party membership had sunk so low, writes H.W. Brands, that it could have fit "inside a high-school gymnasium,"... 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...