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  • Harold E. Stassenby McFarland & Co; John F. Rothmann; David G. Dalin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In 1938 Harold E. Stassen was elected governor of Minnesota at age 31. He went on to a distinguished career as a key political figure of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. In 1943 he resigned as governor to enter the United States Navy at the height of World War II. In the postwar years he participated in writing the charter of the United Nations, and later... more...

  • The Price of Honorby M. Barbara Mulrine

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 94.99

    This biography of George Brinton McClellan Jr., son of the Civil War general by the same name, a congressman, and mayor of New York (1904-1910), studies political courage and honor. The study emphasizes McClellan's six years as mayor, but also covers his youth, relationship with the general, his career as a reporter, years as a congressman, and his... more...

  • Mary Norton of New Jerseyby David L. Porter

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 77.99

    The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress from the Democratic Party, an eastern state, or urban section east of the Mississippi River and to chair a major congressional committee.... more...

  • Henry Morgenthau, Jr.by Herbert Levy

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 34.99

    Henry Morgenthau, Jr. was a young man living in an interesting political and social atmosphere. Surrounded by people who viewed the world through a Social Darwinist lens, and grappling with his identity as an American Jew during the atrocities of WWII in Europe, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. played an integral role as Roosevelt?s secretary of the treasury... more...

  • The Human Tradition in America between the Wars, 1920-1945by Donald W. Whisenhunt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 34.99

    American society in the years from 1920 to 1945 experienced great transformation and upheaval. Significant changes in the role of government, in the nation's world outlook, in the economy, in technology, and in the social order challenged those who lived in this tumultuous period framed by the two world wars. This transformation lies at the core of... more...

  • George Norris, Going Homeby Gene A. Budig; Don Walton; George W. Norris

    UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 18.95

    After forty years of congressional service, five terms in the House and five in the Senate, George William Norris (1861?1944) was going home to Nebraska. Norris had lost the 1942 Senate race and felt the defeat keenly. But as his train rolled westward, he was forcefully reminded of what his legislative efforts had wrought, from the Tennessee Valley... more...

  • American Dictatorsby Steven Hart

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    American Dictators is the dual biography of two legendary New Jersey political bosses: Frank Hague, who intimidated presidents and wielded unchallenged power for over three decades, and Enoch ?Nucky? Johnson, the inspiration for the hit HBO series, Boardwalk Empire . Packed with compelling information and written in an informal, sometimes humorous... more...

  • Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depressionby Neil A. Wynn

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 134.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion,... more...

  • America in the Cold War: A Reference Guideby William Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 68.00

    The Cold War not only comprised the dominant theme in American foreign policy during the second half of the 20th century; its influence was also imbedded into American culture. The half-century duration of the Cold War was an extended learning period during which the United States found that it could no longer remain an isolationist nation in a complex,... more...

  • America's Search for Securityby Sean Kay

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    In America's Search for Security , Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America?s rise to power from the founding period through the end of the Cold War. It details the post-Cold War rise of idealist foreign policy goals and the costs of abandoning realist roots, analyzing... more...