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  • 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...

  • Spreading the American Dreamby Emily Rosenberg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.39

    In examining the economic and cultural trs that expressed America's expansionist impulse during the first half of the twentieth century, Emily S. Rosenberg shows how U.S. foreign relations evolved from a largely private system to an increasingly public one and how, soon, the American dream became global. more...

  • Troubled Journeyby Frederick F. Siegel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.39

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

  • What Work Isby Philip Levine

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the National Book Award in 1991   ?This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the furnaces, forges, slag heaps, assembly lines, and loading docks at places with unglamorous names like Brass Craft or Feinberg and Breslin?s First-Rate... 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. Anti-Communism... more...

  • American Betrayalby Diana West

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    In The Death of the Grown-Up, Diana West diagnosed the demise of Western civilization by looking at its chief symptom: our inability to become adults who render judgments of right and wrong. In American Betrayal, West digs deeper to discover the root of this malaise and uncovers a body of lies that Americans have been led to regard as the near-sacred... more...

  • Two Shining Soulsby James Cracraft

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 82.99

    In Two Shining Souls , Cracraft explores the decades-long encounter of Jane Addams (1860-1935), the famous American social reformer and peace activist, with Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the acclaimed Russian writer and sage. This hitherto untold story highlights the crisis in global pacifism precipitated by World War I. Never before had the quest... more...

  • The Transatlantic Centuryby Mary Nolan

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

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

  • Boston Mobby Marc Songini

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 12.74

    The New England Mafia was a hugely powerful organization that survived by using violence to ruthlessly crush anyone that threatened it, or its lucrative gambling, loansharking, bootlegging and other enterprises. Psychopathic strongman Joseph "The Animal" Barboza was one of the most feared mob enforcers of all time, killing as many as thirty people... more...