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  • The Cuban Connectionby William Weyand Turner

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro got... more...

  • Who's Watching Youby John Gibb; Mack Farren

    Red Wheel Weiser 2007; US$ 13.95

    The threat of terrorism and the corresponding climate of fear encouraged by the government have together eroded our freedom to live our lives in peace and quiet away from the prying eyes of hidden cameras. The government is tightening its grip on us by watching and recording what we do. They are doing this because they know they can and because knowledge... more...

  • The Imperial Seasonby William Seale

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 27.95

    This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were enamored of the idea of world power but had little idea of the responsibilities involved. Between the Spanish American War and World... more...

  • Cool Comfortby Marsha Ackermann

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 29.95

    The year 2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the first installation of air-conditioning. During the past century, it has become a staple of American life; 83% of US homes are now air-conditioned. In this engaging social history, Marsha Ackermann explores how the idea of ?cooling? became firmly embedded in the social perceptions and expectations of... more...

  • The International Sweethearts of Rhythmby Antoinette D. Handy

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 47.99

    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a popular women's jazz band of the 1940s, has earned a reputation as the 'best all-women's swing band ever to perform.' This revised and updated edition is the most comprehensive and objective history of the band to date. more...

  • Designing the Creative Childby Amy F. Ogata

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 87.00

    The postwar American stereotypes of suburban sameness, traditional gender roles, and educational conservatism have masked an alternate self-image tailor-made for the Cold War. The creative child, an idealized future citizen, was the darling of baby boom parents, psychologists, marketers, and designers who saw in the next generation promise that... more...

  • The Sixtiesby Todd Gitlin

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 21.00

    Say "the Sixties" and the images start  coming, images of a time when all authority was  defied and millions of young Americans thought they  could change the world--either through music,  drugs, and universal love or by "putting their  bodies on the line" against injustice and  war. Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded  writer, media critic, and professor... more...

  • The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.by Martin Luther Jr King; Clayborne Carson

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here, in Dr. King's own words,... more...

  • To the Mountaintopby Stewart Burns

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    More than a biography, To the Mountaintop is the history of a turbulent epoch that changed the course of American and world history. Moral warrior and nonviolent apostle; man of God rocked by fury, fear, and guilt; rational thinker driven by emotional and spiritual truth -- Martin Luther King Jr. struggled to reconcile these divisions in his soul.... more...

  • Forgotten Ellis Islandby Lorie Conway

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A century ago, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world's greatest public hospitals was built. Massive and modern, the hospital's twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were crammed onto two small islands, man-made from the rock and dirt excavated during the building of the New York subway. As America's first line of defense against... more...