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- Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 9.99
The War Within: America?s Battle over Vietnam is a painfully engrossing and popularly written account of how the battle on the home front ended America?s least popular war. This absorbing narrative, hailed by critics of every persuasion, is the fruit of over a decade?s worth of research: the author sifted through mountains of government documents,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.79
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...
- Lyons Press 2015; US$ 31.99
By acclaimed historian David Pietrusza ( Rothstein , 1920 , 1960 , and 1948 ), the dazzling series of events and amazing cast of characters that comprised the simultaneous rise of Hitler?s Third Reich and FDR?s New Deal in 1932, thus setting the stage for World War II. During that year, two Depression-battered and humbled nations confronted... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00
Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop ? Truman Capote ? John Cheever ? Roald Dahl ? Janet Flanner ? Nadine Gordimer ? A. J. Liebling ? Dwight Macdonald ? Joseph Mitchell ? Marianne Moore ? Vladimir Nabokov ? Sylvia Plath ? V. S. Pritchett ? Adrienne Rich ? Lillian Ross ? Philip Roth ? Anne Sexton ? James Thurber ? John Updike ? Eudora Welty... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
Martin Luther King Jr was a powerful and eloquent champion of the poor and oppressed in the US, and at the height of his fame in the mid-sixties seemed to offer the real possibility of a new and radical beginning for liberal politics in the USA. However,in 1968, he was assassinated; the movement for social and economic change has never recovered.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994; US$ 18.99
In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Despite its important role in the early years of the Civil War, the Army of the Ohio remains one of the least studied of all Union commands. With All for the Regiment , Gerald Prokopowicz deftly fills this surprising gap. He offers an engaging history of the army from its formation in 1861 to its costly triumph at Shiloh and its failure at Perryville... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 27.99
Fidel Castro described Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 as the most important revolutionary triumph in Latin America after the Cuban revolution. Yet celebrations were short lived. In Washington, the Nixon administration vowed to destroy Allende's left-wing government while Chilean opposition forces mobilized against... more...