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20th Century

  • Sin, Sex & Subversionby David Rosen

    Carrel Books 2016; US$ 39.99

    During the tumultuous 1950s in America, sex was as threatening to the nation?s moral order as communism. New York was the capital of the post?World War II world and the epicenter of a fierce culture war over music, theatre, movies, fashion, and literature, as well as birth control, homosexuality, adolescent sex, pornography, and prostitution. Over... more...

  • Explaining the History of American Foreign Relationsby Frank Costigliola; Michael Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 26.00

    This volume presents substantially revised and new essays on methodology and approaches in foreign and international relations history. more...

  • To Swear like a Sailorby Paul A. Gilje

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This book explores American maritime world, including cursing, language, logbooks, storytelling, sailor songs, reading, and material culture. more...

  • States of Dependencyby Karen M. Tani

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This book recounts the transformation of American poor relief in the decades spanning the New Deal and the War on Poverty. more...

  • Donovan's Devilsby Albert Lulushi

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    The stirring, little-known story of the forerunners to today's Special Forces. The OSSOffice of Strategic Servicescreated under the command of William Donovan, has been celebrated for its cloak-and-dagger operations during World War II and as the precursor of the CIA. As the "Oh So Social," it has also been portrayed as a club for the well-connected... more...

  • Life and Times of the Atomic Bombby Albert I Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb ?takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons ? and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the present day, arguing that an understanding of the... more...

  • Blood Brothersby Randy Roberts; Johnny Smith

    Basic Books 2016; US$ 28.99

    In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islama sect many white Americans deemed a hate cultsaw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading... more...

  • Cold Fireby John Boyko

    Knopf Canada 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    Forget all you think you know about the Kennedy years. With narrative flair and sparkling storytelling, acclaimed historian John Boyko explores the crucial period when America and its allies were fighting the Cold War's most treacherous battles, Canadians were trading sovereignty for security, and everyone feared a nuclear holocaust. At the centre... more...

  • Exit Rightby Daniel Oppenheimer

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America?s political soul through the lives of six political figures?from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens?who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right , Daniel Oppenheimer tells the stories of six major political figures whose journeys away from the left reshaped the contours... more...

  • The Firebrand and the First Ladyby Patricia Bell-Scott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    A groundbreaking book?two decades in the works?that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives and helped to alter the... more...