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  • The Invisible Bridgeby Rick Perlstein

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 37.50

    From the bestselling author of Nixonland : a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term?until televised Watergate hearings revealed his White House as little... more...

  • US Foreign Policy Decision-Making from Kennedy to Obamaby Alex Roberto Hybel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book analyzes the foreign policy decision-making processes of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama during military intervention by way of contemporary foreign policy decision-making models (FPDMs). more...

  • Man in Profileby Thomas Kunkel

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    New Yorker profile writer?author of Joe Gould?s Secret and Up in the Old Hotel ?and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history?s greatest disappearing acts.   Born and raised in North Carolina, Joseph Mitchell was Southern to the core. But from the 1930s to the 1960s, he was the voice of New York City. Readers of The New Yorker... more...

  • More Than Freedomby Stephen Kantrowitz

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    A major new narrative account of the long struggle of Northern activists-both black and white, famous and obscure-to establish African Americans as free citizens, from abolitionism through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and its demise Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is generally understood as the moment African Americans became free,... more...

  • Tomorrow Is Nowby Eleanor Roosevelt; Allida Black; Bill Clinton

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Available again in time for election season, Eleanor Roosevelt's most important book?a battle cry for civil rights As relevant and influential now as it was when first published in 1963,  Tomorrow Is Now  is Eleanor Roosevelt's manifesto and her final effort to move America toward the community she hoped it would become. In bold, blunt prose, one... more...

  • A Secret Orderby H. P. Jr. Albarelli

    Trine Day 2013; US$ 14.99

    Reporting new and never-before-published information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this investigation dives straight into the deep end, and seeks to prove the CIA?s involvement in one of the most controversial topics in American history. Featuring intelligence gathered from CIA agents who reported their involvement in the assassination,... more...

  • The Civil Rights Movementby Bruce J Dierenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    The civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in American history. This book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary African-Americans overcame long odds to dethrone segregation, to exercise the right to vote and to improve their economic standing. Organized in a clear chronological... more...

  • The Murder of Marilyn Monroeby Jay Margolis; Richard Buskin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Since Marilyn Monroe died among suspicious circumstances on the night of August 4, 1962, there have been queries and theories, allegations and investigations, but no definitive evidence about precisely what happened and who was involved . . . until now. In The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed , renowned MM expert Jay Margolis and New York Times... more...

  • JFKby Nick M. Nero

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    Half a century after JFK's assassination, his death remains one of the greatest puzzles in American history. But it was carefully planned, even rehearsed, by Lee Harvey Oswald, Frank Sturgis, and his own limo driver - weeks before 11/22/63, at a Mafia-controlled location. A coherent explanation shows how the Bay of Pigs connects the roles of Frank... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.14

    There is an underside to every age about which history does not often speak, because history is written from records left by the privileged. more...