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  • "Wir aber sind damals und jetzt immer die gleichen"by Maria Osmers

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 66.97

    <P>Die Griechen bezogen sich in klassischer Zeit gern und häufig auf ihre Vergangenheit. Wurde jedoch in der Außenpolitik Geschichte als Argument verwendet, so schlug sich diese Strategie selten in den getroffenen Entscheidungen nieder. Um diesem Widerspruch nachzugehen, prüft Maria Osmers mit Hilfe eines kommunikationshistorischen Ansatzes,... more...

  • The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Centuryby Peter Dreier

    Nation Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women?s suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted— because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. We all stand on the... more...

  • 15 Starsby Stanley Weintraub

    Free Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even... 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...

  • The Accidental Admiralby James Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Despite demonstrated prowess in the handling of ships and sailors, five years after receiving his commission, Jim Stavridis was planning on getting out of the Navy and going to law school. His assignments officer, a young lieutenant commander by the name of Mike Mullen (who would go on to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs) noticed something special... more...

  • Achesonby James Chace

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 20.00

    Acheson is the first complete biography of the most important and controversial secretary of state of the twentieth century. More than any other of the renowned "Wise Men" who together proposed our vision of the world in the aftermath of World War II, Dean Acheson was the quintessential man of action. Drawing on Acheson family diaries and letters... more...

  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.by Charles V. Hamilton

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 21.99

    This fascinating, authoritative biography traces the extraordinary rise and preipitous fall of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the eccentric and enigmatic congressman from Harlem. more...

  • Admiral Arleigh (31-Knot) Burkeby Ken Jones; Hubert Kelly Jr.

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    Burke's World War II heroics and unprecedented three terms as chief of naval operations are recounted in this stirring biography. more...

  • The Admiralsby Walter R. Borneman

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 9.99

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced,... more...

  • The Advancement of Libertyby Matthew C. Price

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    This book is a counterpoint to the prevailing view that the United States is an imperialist nation that has violently pursued power in the world to advance its own narrow interests. more...