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20th Century

  • Silent Coupby Len Colodny

    Trine Day 2016; US$ 14.99

    This is the true story of betrayal at the nation's highest level. Unfolding with the suspenseful pace of a le Carre spy thriller, it reveals the personal motives and secret political goals that combined to cause the Watergate break-in and destroy Richard Nixon. Investigator Len Colodny and journalist Robert Gettlin relentlessly pursued the people... more...

  • Terror in the City of Championsby Tom Stanton

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of... more...

  • See You in the Streetsby Ruth Sergel

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 21.00

    In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers, most of them young immigrant women and girls. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice then, but today?s laborers continue to battle dire working conditions. How can we bring the lessons of the Triangle fire back into practice... more...

  • The Freedom Schoolsby Jon N. Hale

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Launched in 1964, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were designed to counteract segregationist policies that inhibited opportunities for black youth. Providing quality, progressive education, they prepared African American students to fight on all fronts for freedom. These and similar schools were critical to expanding the gains of the Civil Rights... more...

  • Witness to the Revolutionby Clara Bingham

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolution As the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. It... more...

  • Groovy Scienceby David Kaiser; W. Patrick McCray

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    In his 1969 book The Making of a Counterculture , Theodore Roszak described the youth of the late 1960s as fleeing science ?as if from a place inhabited by plague,? and even seeking ?subversion of the scientific worldview? itself. Roszak?s view has come to be our own: when we think of the youth movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, we think of a... more...

  • Contraband Cocktailsby Paul Dickson

    Melville House 2016; US$ 19.95

    Americans weren?t supposed to drink during Prohibition?but that?s exactly when ?cocktail culture? came roaring to life. The Bloody Mary, sleek cocktail shakers, craft mixology, and hundreds of other essentials of modern drinking owe their origins to the Dry Years.   In Contraband Cocktails , Paul Dickson leads us on a fascinating tour of those... more...

  • The Graph Music of Morton Feldmanby David Cline

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    David Cline provides a detailed analysis of Morton Feldman's graph works and how they changed the course of post-war music. more...

  • Photographs of My Fatherby Paul Spike

    Cinco Puntos Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    A son tries to understand the violent murder of his fathercivil-rights leader Rev. Robert Spikein 1966. more...

  • Robert Parris Mosesby Laura Visser-Maessen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Moses presented himself as a mere facilitator of grassroots activism rather than a charismatic figure... more...