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  • Jimmie Lee & Jamesby Steve Fiffer; Ardar Cohen

    Regan Arts. 2015; Not Available

    In the early months of 1965, the killings of two civil rights activists inspired the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, which became the driving force behind the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This is their story. ?Bloody Sunday??March 7, 1965?was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. The national outrage generated by scenes of Alabama state... more...

  • They Dared to Dreamby Doris Weatherford; Inc. the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 36.95

    While many works chronicle the various facets of Florida?s history, no book has revealed the myriad contributions of the state?s pioneering women. Doris Weatherford presents this first comprehensive narrative of the leading ladies who shaped Florida, from prehistoric times to the present. An in-depth portrayal of Florida?s guiding matriarchs, They... more...

  • The Year Yellowstone Burnedby Jeff Henry; Bob Barbee

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    The Yellowstone fires of 1988 consumed nearly 800,000 acres?36 percent of the park. In the years following, spectacular wildflowers rose from the ashes and trees rapidly reclaimed the landscape. In this twenty-five-year look back at the fires, author and photographer Jeff Henry recalls not only the summer of 1988, when he witnessed and photographed... more...

  • Since Yesterdayby Frederick Lewis Allen

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Frederick Lewis Allen (1890?1954) was born in Boston, studied at Groton, and graduated from Harvard in 1912. He was assistant and associate editor of Harper?s Magazine for eighteen years, then the magazine?s sixth editor in chief for twelve years until his death. In addition to The Lords of Creation , Allen was well known for Only Yesterday ,... more...

  • Only Yesterdayby Frederick Lewis Allen

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Frederick Lewis Allen (1890?1954) was born in Boston, studied at Groton, and graduated from Harvard in 1912. He was assistant and associate editor of Harper?s Magazine for eighteen years, then the magazine?s sixth editor in chief for twelve years until his death. In addition to The Lords of Creation , Allen was well known for Only Yesterday ,... more...

  • Firefightby Ginger Adams Otis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish. As far as this city knew, black men in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tended horses. Nearly a century later, many things in the FDNY had changed--but not the scarcity of blacks. New York had about 300 black... more...

  • Entrepreneurs and Politics in Twentieth-Century Mexicoby Roderic A. Camp

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 124.99

    This work explores the complex political relationship between the Mexican state and leading businessmen from the 1920s to the present. more...

  • Fallingwater Risingby Franklin Toker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 28.95

    Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy,... more...

  • Letter from America, 1946-2004by Alistair Cooke

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    For over half a century, Alistair Cooke entertained and informed millions of listeners around the world in his weekly BBC radio program Letter from America . An outstanding observer of the American scene, he became one of the world?s best-loved broadcasters, and a foreigner who helped Americans better understand themselves. Here, in print for the... more...

  • Armed Loveby Elia Katz

    Bitingduck Press 2008; US$ 2.99

    Armed Love , first published in 1971, is a description of the author's experience in America?s communes. Katz documents the people, the sex, the drugs, and the various organizations of communal lifestyles from New York City to San Francisco. The best portrayal of contemporary youth in the United States. ? New Haven Register Elia Katz?can really... more...