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  • The Crosswinds of Freedomby James MacGregor Burns

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “immensely readable” history of the United States from FDR’s election to the final days of the Cold War ( Publishers Weekly ).   The Crosswinds of Freedom is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world’s sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the... more...

  • Dupesby Paul Kengor

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    “Nothing short of horrifying . . . In terms of putting the last 100 years in perspective,  Dupes  may be one of the most significant literary offerings of our time.” — Washington Times more...

  • Blue Collar Intellectualsby Daniel Flynn

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    Stupid is the new smart—but it wasn’t always so more...

  • The San Francisco Earthquakeby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    A minute-by-minute account of the 1906 disaster, using eyewitness reports and historical documents, by the New York Times –bestselling authors of Enola Gay .   It happened at 5:13 a.m. on April 18, 1906, in San Francisco. To this day, it remains one of the worst natural disasters in American history—and this definitive book brings the full story... more...

  • The Day the Bubble Burstby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 10.99

    A riveting living history about Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929. Captures the era, the intoxicating expectancy, and the hope that ruled men’s hearts and minds before the bubble burst and the black despair of the decade that followed. more...

  • The Good Yearsby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 15.99

    This New York Times bestseller by the author of A Night to Remember explores America in the years between the Gilded Age and the beginning of the Great War.   Though remarkable in their own right, the first fifteen years of the 1900s had the misfortune of being sandwiched between—and overshadowed by—the Gilded Age and the First World War.... more...

  • The Powers That Beby David Halberstam

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    A Pulitzer Prize winner’s in-depth look at four media-business giants: CBS-TV, Time magazine, the Washington Post , and the Los Angeles Times . In this fascinating New York Times bestseller, the author of The Best and the Brightest , The Fifties , and other acclaimed histories turns his investigative eye to the rise of the American media... more...

  • Case Closedby Gerald Posner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “By far the most lucid and compelling account . . . of what probably did happen in Dallas—and what almost certainly did not.” — The New York Times Book Review The Kennedy assassination has reverberated for five decades, with tales of secret plots, multiple killers, and government cabals often overshadowing the event... more...

  • Cocaineby Marc Olden

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2012; US$ 7.99

    A meticulous account of the greatest drug scourge the country has ever seen Before crack, there was cocaine. In 1972, New Yorkers bought more powdered cocaine than heroin, and they paid dearly for it. Pimps, rock stars, UN delegates, and high school students all turned on with snow. Some used casually, and some threw their lives away for its fleeting... more...

  • The War on Povertyby Kyle Farmbry

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 41.99

    The War on Poverty: A Retrospective examines the strategies and programs launched since 1964 through the eyes of academics and practitioners engaged in education, health care, social services provision, and community economic development. more...