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  • The Transatlantic Centuryby Mary Nolan

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    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$ 17.99

    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...

  • The Cuban Connectionby William Weyand Turner

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro got... more...

  • The Imperial Seasonby William Seale

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 27.95

    This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were enamored of the idea of world power but had little idea of the responsibilities involved. Between the Spanish American War and World... more...

  • 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, 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...