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20th Century

  • The Wright Brothersby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what... more...

  • The Wright Brothersby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 30.00

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what... more...

  • 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...

  • Jimmie Lee & Jamesby Steve Fiffer; Ardar Cohen

    Regan Arts. 2015; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Broadcast Hysteriaby A. Brad Schwartz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 35.99

    Contents Introduction 1. "Journalism and Showmanship" 2. Winged Mercury 3: Martians of the Mind's Eye 4. "Yours in Terror" 5. "Public Frightener No. 1" 6. "Air Racketeers" 7. "The Public Interest" 8. The Story of the Century 9. "A Matter of Psychology" 10. "The Horror Man" Conclusion A Note on Sources Notes Acknowledgments Index more...

  • The Life of Saul Bellowby Zachary Leader

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 40.00

    ?Since Saul Bellow--along with William Faulkner--constitutes the sturdy backbone of 20th century American literature, a biography as lavishly detailed and craftily organized as Mr. Leader's is a necessary addition to the library of major biographies of our strongest writers. Despite Bellow's every effort to find order and serenity in which to do his... more...

  • Democratic Artby Sharon Ann Musher

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Throughout the Great Recession American artists and public art endowments have had to fight for government support to keep themselves afloat. It wasn?t always this way. At its height in 1935, the New Deal devoted $27 million?roughly $469 million today?to supporting tens of thousands of needy artists, who used that support to create more than 100,000... more...

  • January 1973by James Robenalt; John W. Dean

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    James Robenalt is a trial lawyer and the author of The Harding Affair and Linking Rings . He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. John W. Dean was White House Counsel under Richard Nixon and is a bestselling author, most recently of The Nixon Defense . They are sought-after speakers on the Watergate scandal. more...

  • Music in America's Cold War Diplomacyby Danielle Fosler-Lussier

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world, sponsored by the U.S. State Department?s Cultural Presentations program. Performances of music in many styles?classical, rock ?n? roll, folk, blues, and jazz?competed with those by traveling Soviet and mainland Chinese artists, enhancing the prestige of American... more...

  • Make 'em Laugh! American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuriesby Zeke Jarvis; Zeke Jarvis

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. more...