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  • The International Sweethearts of Rhythmby Antoinette D. Handy

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a popular women's jazz band of the 1940s, has earned a reputation as the 'best all-women's swing band ever to perform.' This revised and updated edition is the most comprehensive and objective history of the band to date. more...

  • Cool Comfortby Marsha Ackermann

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 29.95

    The year 2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the first installation of air-conditioning. During the past century, it has become a staple of American life; 83% of US homes are now air-conditioned. In this engaging social history, Marsha Ackermann explores how the idea of ?cooling? became firmly embedded in the social perceptions and expectations of... more...

  • The Sixtiesby Todd Gitlin

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 21.00

    Say "the Sixties" and the images start  coming, images of a time when all authority was  defied and millions of young Americans thought they  could change the world--either through music,  drugs, and universal love or by "putting their  bodies on the line" against injustice and  war. Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded  writer, media critic, and professor... more...

  • The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.by Martin Luther Dr Jr King; Clayborne Carson

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here, in Dr. King's own words,... more...

  • Supreme Cityby Donald L. Miller

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 19.99

    ? Supreme City captures a vanished Gotham in all its bustle, gristle, and glory? ( Vanity Fair ). In the 1920s midtown Manhattan became the center of New York City, and the cultural and commercial capital of America. This is the story of the people who made it happen. In just four words??the capital of everything??Duke Ellington captured Manhattan... more...

  • Giants in their Timeby Norman K. Risjord

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    In Giants in their Time , the latest volume in the Representative Americans Series, noted historian Norman K. Risjord uses biographical sketches to create a composite portrait of the United States during this dynamic and trying period. From sketches of Aimee Semple McPherson to Duke Ellington, Robert Oppenheimer to the Nisei Japanese, Risjord... more...

  • Destiny Betrayedby James DiEugenio

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    If you enjoyed the chilling reading of In Cold Blood and were at the edge of your seat while watching Oliver Stone?s JFK , you?ll love this investigative look into all the facets of one of the top conspiracies of the twentieth century and beyond. DiEugenio, who has spent decades researching the Kennedy assassination, takes both... more...

  • DREAM OF DELIVERANCEby Mona Harrington

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.95

    In this major work of historical and political analysis, Mona Harrington examines curcial missteps and uncertainties in the American statecraft from Woodrow Wilson?s time to Ronald Reagan?s, and traces them to a potent myth at the center of our political thinking. It is a myth peculiarly American, a long-held belief that the troubles of society can... more...

  • The Coming of the New Dealby Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 17.95

    The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.?s Age of Roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s first tumultuous years in the White House. Coming into office at the bottom of the Great Depression, FDR told the American people that they have nothing to... more...

  • The Politics of Upheavalby Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 14.99

    The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.?s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D. Roosevelt?s first term. A measure of economic recovery revived political conflict and emboldened FDR?s critics to denounce ?that man... more...