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  • Tell Newt to Shut Upby David Maraniss; Michael Weisskopf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    PRIZEWINNING WASHINGTON POST JOURNALISTS REVEAL HOW REALITY GAGGED THE GINGRICH REVOLUTION Speaker Newt Gingrich and his troops promised a revolution when they seized power in January 1995. The year that followed was one of the most fascinating and tumultuous in modern American history. After stunning early success with the Contract with America,... more...

  • Arguing the Worldby Joseph Dorman

    Free Press 2000; Not Available

    From cafeterias to cocktail parties to the pages of influential journals of opinion, few groups of friends have argued ideas so passionately and so publicly as the writers and critics known as the New York intellectuals. A brilliantly contentious circle of thinkers, they wielded enormous influence in the second half of the twentieth century through... more...

  • Anti-communism in Twentieth-Century America: A Critical Historyby Larry Ceplair

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 48.00

    This compelling, critical analysis of anti-communism illustrates the variety of anti-Communist styles and agendas, thereby making a persuasive case that the "threat" of domestic communism in Cold War America was vastly overblown. more...

  • Listening Inby Ted Widmer; Caroline Kennedy

    Hyperion 2012; US$ 19.99

    In July 1962, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of Presidential decision-making in a highly charged atmosphere of conflicting viewpoints, strategies and tactics, John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room. The result is a priceless historical archive comprising some 265 hours of taped material.... more...

  • Einstein on Israel and Zionismby Fred Jerome

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Albert Einstein thought and wrote extensively not just on the most difficult problems in physics, but also in politics. For the first time, this book collects his essays, interviews, and letters on the Middle East, Zionism, and Arab-Jewish relations. Many of these have never been published in English, and all of them contradict the popular image... more...

  • The Transatlantic Centuryby Mary Nolan

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    An unprecedented account of the American Century in Europe, ranging from economics, culture and consumption to war, politics and diplomacy. more...

  • Dinner with Lennyby Jonathan Cott

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 19.99

    Leonard Bernstein was arguably the most highly esteemed, influential, and charismatic American classical music personality of the twentieth century. Conductor, composer, pianist, writer, educator, and human rights activist, Bernstein truly led a life of Byronic intensity--passionate, risk-taking, and convention-breaking. In November 1989, just a year... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Martin Luther Kingby Godfrey Hodgson

    Quercus 2013; US$ 18.95

    Martin Luther King left an indelible mark on 20th-century American history through his leadership of the non-violent civil rights campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s. The election of Barack Obama as America?s first black president in November 2008 has spawned a renewed interest in King?s role as an agent and prophet of political change in the United States.... more...