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  • Five Presidentsby Clint Hill; Lisa McCubbin

    Gallery Books 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November . Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside... more...

  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...

  • Ronald Reaganby Jacob Weisberg; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 25.99

    The conservative icon who reshaped American politics and laid the groundwork for the end of the Cold War In the second half of the twentieth century, no American president defined his political era as did Ronald Reagan. He ushered in an age that extolled smaller government, tax cuts, and strong defense, and to this day politicians of both political... more...

  • The African American Experience during World War IIby Neil A. Wynn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 23.99

    World War II was crucial in the development of the emerging Civil Rights movement, whether through the economic and social impact of the war, or through demands for equality in the military. This period was characterized by an intense transformation of black hopes and expectations, encouraged by real socio-economic shifts and departures in federal... more...

  • Full Body Burdenby Kristen Iversen

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly... more...

  • Killing Kennedyby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 16.99

    A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln , the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed... more...

  • A History of Zimbabweby Alois S. Mlambo

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Examines Zimbabwe's pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial social, economic and political history and relates historical factors and trends to more recent developments in the country. more...

  • Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American Westby Pawel Goral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. more...

  • A History of African-American Leadershipby John White; Bruce J. Dierenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century... more...

  • Empire of Picturesby Sonke Kunkel

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In Cold War historiography, the 1960s are often described as a decade of mounting diplomatic tensions and international social unrest. At the same time, they were a period of global media revolution: communication satellites compressed time and space, television spread around the world, and images circulated through print media in expanding ways.... more...