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  • 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...

  • Letter to a New Presidentby Robert C. Byrd; Steve Kettmann

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    A legendary Senator advises our next President on the commonsense values necessary to lead our nation United States Senator Robert C. Byrd is the longest-serving member of the United States Senate in the history of our great Republic.  Senator Byrd has served the people of West Virginia, and the nation, for fifty-four years, and has served alongside... more...

  • Murdering McKinleyby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 15.99

    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,... more...

  • A Very Different Ageby Steven J. Diner

    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 changes... 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 Age of Great Dreamsby David Farber

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Spreading the American Dreamby Emily Rosenberg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 21.99

    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...