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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 22.50
Scalawag tells the surprising story of a white working-class boy who became an unlikely civil rights activist. Born in 1935 in Richmond, where he was sent to segregated churches and schools, Ed Peeples was taught the ethos and lore of white supremacy by every adult in his young life. That message came with an equally cruel one?that, as the child... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50
From the end of Reconstruction to the onset of the civil rights era, lynching was prevalent in developing and frontier regions that had a dynamic and fluid African American population. Focusing on Mississippi and South Carolina because of the high proportion of African Americans in each state during "the age of lynching," Terence Finnegan explains... more...
- For Beginners 2010; US$ 14.99
A profusely illustrated, popularly-written volume with original comic art, FDR and the New Deal For Beginners will shed new light upon a story now regaining visibility thanks to the recent economic crisis and prominent reformer, President Obama, in the White House. The history of the precedent-making FDR administration through the bitter economic... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.21
With the publication of his magisterial biography of John F. Kennedy, An Unfinished Life , Robert Dallek cemented his reputation as one of the greatest historians of our time. Now, in this epic joint biography, he offers a provocative, groundbreaking portrait of a pair of outsize leaders whose unlikely partnership dominated the world stage and changed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95
A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington?a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner. In the years after World War II, Georgetown?s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie of affluent, well-educated,... more...
- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95
Locked in a desperate Cold War race against the Soviets to find out if humans could survive in space and live through a free fall from space vehicles, the Pentagon gave civilian adventurer Nick Piantanida?s Project Strato-Jump little notice until May Day, 1966. Operating in the shadows of well-funded, high-visibility Air Force and Navy projects, the... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 44.99
Using a balanced methodological approach, Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the Food and Drug Administration during the Reagan Era explores American pharmaceutical regulation and connects political, cultural, and business history to capture the relationship between Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators, pharmaceutical companies, and... more...