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  • Troubled Journeyby Frederick F. Siegel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.99

    Hill and Wang first published Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Ronald Reagan in 1984. 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...

  • A Tangled Webby William P. Bundy

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999; US$ 8.99

    An authoritative historical assessment of american foreign policy in a crucial postwar decade. William Bundy's magisterial book focuses on the controversial record of Richard Nixon's and Henry Kissinger's often overpraised foreign policy of 1969 to 1973, an era that has rightly been described as the hinge on which the last half of the century turned.... more...

  • American Reformers, 1815-1860, Revised Editionby Ronald G. Walters

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 17.99

    For this new edition of American Reformers 1815-1860 , Ronald G. Walters has amplified and updated his exploration of the fervent and diverse outburst of reform energy that shaped American history in the early years of the Republic. Capturing in style and substance the vigorous and often flamboyant men and women who crusaded for such causes as abolition,... more...

  • Tell Newt to Shut Upby David Maraniss; Michael Weisskopf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    PRIZEWINNING WASHINGTON POST JOURNALISTS REVEAL HOW REALITY GAGGED THE GINGRICH REVOLUTION Speaker Newt Gingrich and his troops promised a revolution when they seized power in January 1995. The year that followed was one of the most fascinating and tumultuous in modern American history. After stunning early success with the Contract with America,... more...

  • Arguing the Worldby Joseph Dorman

    Free Press 2000; Not Available

    From cafeterias to cocktail parties to the pages of influential journals of opinion, few groups of friends have argued ideas so passionately and so publicly as the writers and critics known as the New York intellectuals. A brilliantly contentious circle of thinkers, they wielded enormous influence in the second half of the twentieth century through... more...

  • Season of the Witchby David Talbot

    Free Press 2012; US$ 32.45

    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...

  • Tell Newt to Shut Upby David Maraniss; Michael Weisskopf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    PRIZEWINNING WASHINGTON POST JOURNALISTS REVEAL HOW REALITY GAGGED THE GINGRICH REVOLUTION Speaker Newt Gingrich and his troops promised a revolution when they seized power in January 1995. The year that followed was one of the most fascinating and tumultuous in modern American history. After stunning early success with the Contract with America,... more...

  • Arguing the Worldby Joseph Dorman

    Free Press 2000; Not Available

    From cafeterias to cocktail parties to the pages of influential journals of opinion, few groups of friends have argued ideas so passionately and so publicly as the writers and critics known as the New York intellectuals. A brilliantly contentious circle of thinkers, they wielded enormous influence in the second half of the twentieth century through... more...

  • Anti-communism in Twentieth-Century America: A Critical Historyby Larry Ceplair

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 48.00

    This compelling, critical analysis of anti-communism illustrates the variety of anti-Communist styles and agendas, thereby making a persuasive case that the "threat" of domestic communism in Cold War America was vastly overblown. more...