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  • The American People in World War IIby David M. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Even as the New Deal was coping with the Depression, a new menace was developing abroad. Exploiting Germany's own economic burdens, Hitler reached out to the disaffected, turning their aimless discontent into loyal support for his Nazi Party. In Asia, Japan harbored imperial ambitions of its own. The same generation of Americans who battled the Depression... more...

  • The Studs Terkel Readerby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin. The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams , Coming of Age , Division Street , "The Good War... more...

  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • Diplomacy in Black and Whiteby Ronald Angelo Johnson

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    From 1798 to 1801, during the Haitian Revolution, President John Adams and Toussaint Louverture forged diplomatic relations that empowered white Americans to embrace freedom and independence for people of color in Saint-Domingue. The United States supported the Dominguan revolutionaries with economic assistance and arms and munitions; the conflict... more...

  • American Political History: A Very Short Introductionby Donald T. Critchlow

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    American Political History: A Very Short Introduction captures the richness of American political history, focusing primarily on national politics. It explores the nature of the two-party system, key turning points in American political history, representative presidential and congressional elections, struggles to expand the electorate, and critical... more...

  • Letter from America, 1946-2004by Alistair Cooke

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    For over half a century, Alistair Cooke entertained and informed millions of listeners around the world in his weekly BBC radio program Letter from America . An outstanding observer of the American scene, he became one of the world?s best-loved broadcasters, and a foreigner who helped Americans better understand themselves. Here, in print for the... more...

  • Armed Loveby Elia Katz

    Bitingduck Press 2008; US$ 2.99

    Armed Love , first published in 1971, is a description of the author's experience in America?s communes. Katz documents the people, the sex, the drugs, and the various organizations of communal lifestyles from New York City to San Francisco. The best portrayal of contemporary youth in the United States. ? New Haven Register Elia Katz?can really... more...

  • What's My Name, Fool?by Dave Zirin

    Haymarket Books 2005; US$ 14.99 sportswriter Dave Zirin provides a no-holds-barred commentary on the personalities and politics of American sports. more...

  • Witness to a Centuryby George Seldes

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    "This extraordinary book . . . is a reminder . . . of the sins of suppression and untruth that have been and can be committed in the name of American journalism . . . One of the last first-person statements from a generation that included Hitler, Nehru, and Mao . . . and Seldes too." -- Columbia Journalism Review From the Trade Paperback edition.... more...

  • 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...