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- 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... more...
- RosettaBooks 2013; US$ 9.99
Award-winning historian and biographer William Manchester, author of The Last Lion, an epic three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, brings us an evocative and powerful exploration of the American way of life from 1932 to 1972. Covering almost every facet of American culture during a very diverse and tumultuous period in history, Manchester's... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
The poignant and unforgettable true account of the deep, loving friendship between a handsome physician and the former First Lady , as seen on PBS?s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History ?I love you as I love and have never loved anyone else.? ?Eleanor Roosevelt in a letter to Dr. David Gurewitsch, 1955 She was the most famous and admired... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00
Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller. BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken . Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 49.99
For almost sixty years, the results of the New Deal have been an accepted part of political life. Social Security, to take one example, is now seen as every American's birthright. But to validate this revolutionary legislation, Franklin Roosevelt had to fight a ferocious battle against the opposition of the Supreme Court--which was entrenched in... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Making Whiteness is a profoundly important work that explains how and why whiteness came to be such a crucial, embattled--and distorting--component of twentieth-century American identity. In intricately textured detail and with passionately mastered analysis, Grace Elizabeth Hale shows how, when faced with the active citizenship of their ex-slaves... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00
Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote?s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant?s Vicksburg campaign. ?Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist?s skill in directing... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99
The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99
Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal in History from the Military Writer's Society of America Finalist, 2013 Colby Award Winner of the 2012 USA Best Book Award for Military History Philip Keith's Blackhorse Riders is the incredible true story of a brave military unit in Vietnam that risked everything to rescue an outnumbered troop under heavy fire?and... more...