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  • A William Appleman Williams Readerby Henry W. Berger

    Ivan R. Dee 1992; US$ 15.99

    Twenty-one selections from his major historical writings, offering the key arguments of the most influential and controversial American historian of his generation. ?The history of U.S. relations with the rest of the world cannot be written without taking into account Williams' work.? ? Booklist . more...

  • Without Mercyby David Beasley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    "Without Mercy reads like a John Grisham thriller." ---David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an Execution On December 9, 1938, the state of Georgia executed six black men in eighty-one minutes in Tattnall Prison's electric chair. The executions were a record for the state that still stands today. The new prison, built with funds from... more...

  • Fighting the Good Fightby Houston Bryan Roberson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation.... more...

  • The Mob and the Cityby C. Alexander Hortis; James B. Jacobs

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Forget what you think you know about the Mafia.  After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime. Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York... more...

  • Murder in Dealey Plazaby James H. Fetzer

    Open Court 2013; US$ 39.99

    We now know vastly more about the killing of John F. Kennedy than was known 20 or 30 years ago, and new evidence is accumulating almost every day. This new evidence is being uncovered by the bold application of scientific and technological expertise to the assassination records, including the film, photographic, and autopsy records. Murder in Dealey... more...

  • "Live from Cape Canaveral"by Jay Barbree

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Some fifty years ago, while a cub reporter, Jay Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Georgia. He moved to the then-sleepy village of Cocoa Beach, Florida, right outside Cape Canaveral, and began reporting on rockets that fizzled as often as they soared. In "Live from Cape Canaveral," Barbree?the only reporter who has covered... more...

  • Screening Roomby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein?s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the movies and a powerful grandfather whose ghost remains an ever-present force in the lives of his descendants.   Alan Lightman?s grandfather M.A. Lightman... more...

  • The Republican Party in the Age of Rooseveltby Elliot A. Rosen

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Elliot Rosen's Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Brains Trust focused on the transition from the Hoover administration to that of Roosevelt and the formulation of the early New Deal program. Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery emphasized long-term and structural recovery programs as well as the 1937?38 recession. Rosen?s... more...

  • The Great Virginia Triumvirateby John P. Kaminski

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This importance is reflected in the number of Virginians who filled key national leadership positions. Three remarkable Virginians stand out in their service to the new nation: George... more...

  • On the Trail of the D.C. Sniperby Jack R. Censer; William Miller

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    For a month in the fall of 2002, a series of sniper attacks suddenly dominated the headlines in the nation?s capital. Beginning in the Washington suburbs, these crimes eventually stretched over one hundred miles along I-95 to Richmond. More than a thousand law officers would pursue the perpetrators?an enormous number for one case. The number of reporters... more...