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  • The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilsonby James Axtell

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 49.50

    In The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson, James Axtell brings together essays by eight leading historians and one historically minded political scientist to examine the long, formative academic phase of Wilson?s career and its connection to his relatively brief tenure in politics. Together, the essays provide a greatly revised picture... more...

  • Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recoveryby Elliot A. Rosen

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 21.50

    Historians have often speculated on the alternative paths the United Stages might have taken during the Great Depression: What if Franklin D. Roosevelt had been killed by one of Giuseppe Zangara?s bullets in Miami on February 17, 1933? Would there have been a New Deal under an administration led by Herbert Hoover had he been reelected in... more...

  • Elusive Equalityby Jeffrey L. Littlejohn; Charles H. Ford

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 49.50

    In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates, tracing the crucial role that Norfolk?s African Americans played in efforts to equalize and integrate the city?s schools. The authors relate how local activists participated in the historic... more...

  • Scalawagby Edward H. Peeples; Nancy MacLean; James H. Jr. Hershman

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    Scalawag tells the surprising story of a white working-class boy who became an unlikely civil rights activist. Born in 1935 in Richmond, where he was sent to segregated churches and schools, Ed Peeples was taught the ethos and lore of white supremacy by every adult in his young life. That message came with an equally cruel one?that,... more...

  • A Deed So Accursedby Terence Finnegan

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    From the end of Reconstruction to the onset of the civil rights era, lynching was prevalent in developing and frontier regions that had a dynamic and fluid African American population. Focusing on Mississippi and South Carolina because of the high proportion of African Americans in each state during "the age of lynching," Terence Finnegan... more...

  • The Great Virginia Triumvirateby John P. Kaminski

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This importance is reflected in the number of Virginians who filled key national leadership positions. Three remarkable Virginians stand out in their service to the new... more...

  • On the Trail of the D.C. Sniperby Jack R. Censer; William Miller

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    For a month in the fall of 2002, a series of sniper attacks suddenly dominated the headlines in the nation?s capital. Beginning in the Washington suburbs, these crimes eventually stretched over one hundred miles along I-95 to Richmond. More than a thousand law officers would pursue the perpetrators?an enormous number for one case. The number... more...

  • FDR and the New Deal For Beginnersby Paul Buhle; Sabrina Jones

    For Beginners 2010; US$ 14.99

    A profusely illustrated, popularly-written volume with original comic art,  FDR and the New Deal For Beginners  will shed new light upon a story now regaining visibility thanks to the recent economic crisis and prominent reformer, President Obama, in the White House. The history of the precedent-making FDR administration through the bitter economic... more...

  • Nixon and Kissingerby Robert Dallek

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.21

    With the publication of his magisterial biography of John F. Kennedy, An Unfinished Life , Robert Dallek cemented his reputation as one of the greatest historians of our time. Now, in this epic joint biography, he offers a provocative, groundbreaking portrait of a pair of outsize leaders whose unlikely partnership dominated the world stage and changed... more...

  • The Georgetown Setby Gregg Herken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington?a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner. In the years after World War II, Georgetown?s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie of affluent, well-educated,... more...