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20th Century

  • Rough Ridersby Mark Lee Gardner

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    The first definitive account of this legendary fighting force and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Lee Gardner?s Rough Riders is narrative nonfiction at its most invigorating and compulsively readable. Its dramatic unfolding of a familiar, yet not-fully-known story will remind readers of James Swanson?s Manhunt. Two months after... more...

  • Betrayal at Little Gibraltarby William Walker

    Scribner 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    The work of a lifetime: A vivid, thrilling, and impeccably researched account of America?s bloodiest battle ever?World War I?s Meuse-Argonne Offensive?and the 100-year-old cover-up at its heart. The year is 1918. German engineers have fortified Montfaucon, a rocky butte in northern France, with bunkers, tunnels, trenches, and a top-secret observatory... more...

  • Herbert Hoover in the White Houseby Charles Rappleye

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 32.50 US$ 22.99

    Rappleye?s surprising portrait of a Depression-era president Herbert Hoover reveals a very different figure than the usual Hoover, engaged and active but loathe to experiment and conscious of his inability to convey hope to the country. Herbert Clark Hoover was the thirty-first President of the United States. He served one term, from 1929 to 1933.... more...

  • Around the World in 175 Daysby Carroll V. Glines; Walter J. Boyne

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 29.95

    American military aviation reached a low point after World War I, lagging behind its European counterparts and facing a peacetime battle for survival. To raise the public profile of aviation, military leaders encouraged their pilots to enter air shows and vie for speed, endurance, and altitude records. As a result, U.S. Army airmen daringly accomplished... more...

  • Friendly Fireby C. D. B. Bryan

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    A classic work of nonfiction about the Vietnam War, Friendly Fire is the gripping, emotionally charged story of an American soldier?s death, his family?s quest for answers, and the distrust the war sowed between the American people and their government   Drafted into the US Army, Michael Mullen left his family?s Iowa farm in September 1969 to... more...

  • The Kerner Reportby The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders; Julian E. Zelizer

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    The Kerner Report is a powerful window into the roots of racism and inequality in the United States. Hailed by Martin Luther King Jr. as a "physician?s warning of approaching death, with a prescription for life," this historic study was produced by a presidential commission established by Lyndon Johnson, chaired by former Illinois governor Otto... more...

  • Proletarian Daysby Hippolyte Havel; Nathan Jun; Barry Pateman

    AK Press 2016; US$ 20.00

    First collection of writing by Hippolyte Havel, a figure at the center of New York's turn-of-the-century political and artistic circles. more...

  • What They Saw in Americaby James L. Jr Nolan

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    Chronicling the visits of four important figures, this book will help Americans better understand themselves and how outsiders perceive them. more...

  • Working Girlsby Katherine Mullin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 121.50

    Working Girls offers a cultural and literary history of telegraphists, typists, shop-girls, and barmaids. It argues that these occupations helped to shape a distinctively new identity for emancipated young women, and explores how authors used this to navigate a precarious literary landscape. more...

  • Five Presidentsby Clint Hill; Lisa McCubbin

    Gallery Books 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November . Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside... more...