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  • Murdering McKinleyby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 12.00

    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$ 12.00

    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$ 13.46

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...