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  • 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.... 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...

  • The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilsonby James Axtell

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 49.50

    In The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson, James Axtell brings together essays by eight leading historians and one historically minded political scientist to examine the long, formative academic phase of Wilson?s career and its connection to his relatively brief tenure in politics. Together, the essays provide a greatly revised picture of Wilson?s... more...

  • Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recoveryby Elliot A. Rosen

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 21.50

    Historians have often speculated on the alternative paths the United Stages might have taken during the Great Depression: What if Franklin D. Roosevelt had been killed by one of Giuseppe Zangara?s bullets in Miami on February 17, 1933? Would there have been a New Deal under an administration led by Herbert Hoover had he been reelected in 1932? To... more...

  • Elusive Equalityby Jeffrey L. Littlejohn; Charles H. Ford

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 49.50

    In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates, tracing the crucial role that Norfolk?s African Americans played in efforts to equalize and integrate the city?s schools. The authors relate how local activists participated in the historic teacher-pay-parity... more...