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  • Big Troubleby J. Anthony Lukas

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 17.00

    Hailed as "toweringly important" (Baltimore Sun ), "a work of scrupulous and significant reportage" (E. L. Doctorow), and "an unforgettable historical drama" (Chicago Sun-Times), Big Trouble brings to life the astonishing case that ultimately engaged President Theodore Roosevelt, Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and the politics and... more...

  • Murdering McKinleyby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    When President William McKinley was murdered at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, Americans were bereaved and frightened. Rumor ran rampant: A wild-eyed foreign anarchist with an unpronounceable name had killed the commander-in-chief. Eric Rauchway's brilliant Murdering McKinley restages Leon Czolgosz's hastily... more...

  • How the West Was Lostby Alexander Boot

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 49.00

    What made the West ?western?? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? This provocative and stimulating polemic argues that western culture and civilisation have been destroyed not only in, but indeed by, modernity. _x000D__x000D_How the West Was Lost argues that all modern upheavals ? the Reformation, the English, American, French... more...

  • A Very Different Ageby Steven J. Diner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 16.99

    The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods, millions of additional jobs, and ever more wealth. Steven J. Diner draws on the rich scholarship of recent social history to show how these changes... more...

  • The Age of Great Dreamsby David Farber

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994; US$ 18.99

    In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War... more...

  • To The Cityby Julia L. Foulkes

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    In the 1930s and 1940s, as the United States moved from a rural to an urban nation, the pull of the city was irrepressible. It was so strong that even a photographic mission designed to record the essence of rural America could not help but capture the energy of urbanization too.  To the City  showcases over 100 photographs from the Farm... more...

  • Season of the Witchby David Talbot

    Free Press 2012; US$ 17.00

    Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving metropolis. more...

  • The New Dealersby Jordan A. Schwarz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    This bold new analysis of the New Deal dramatically revises our vision of the Roosevelt legacy -- and of the new relation between government and business it made a central fact of American life. With impressive scholarship and narrative brio, Jordan A. Schwarz persuasively demonstrates that the New Deal's architects sought not merely to save an endangered... more...

  • Troubled Journeyby Frederick F. Siegel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99

    Hill and Wang first published Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Ronald Reagan in 1984. more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    In the United States today, communism is an ideology or political movement that barely registers in the consciousness of our nation. Yet merely half a century ago, "communist" was a buzzword that every citizen in our nation was aware of?a term that connoted "traitor" and almost certainly a characterization that most Americans were afraid of. ... more...