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20th Century

  • "A Mutual Responsibility and a Moral Obligation"by GŁnter Saathoff; Michael Jansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book contains the final report of Germany's 'Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future' Foundation, giving a comprehensive history of the country's use of slave labor during World War II and the complex process by which reparations for survivors were negotiated. more...

  • "A New Kind of War"by Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.95 US$ 42.96

    This work explores the Truman administration's involvement in the civil war in Greece in the aftermath of World War II. America's fear of Soviet world domination resulted in the establishment of an American military presence on Greek soil and regular arms shipments as part of a containment policy. more...

  • "A New Kind of War"by Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became the battlefield for... more...

  • 'A Senseless, Squalid War'by Norman Rose

    Random House 2014; US$ 18.32

    The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world. Today, no conflict is felt to be more intractable or divisive, no dispute so fraught with passion or infused with so much hatred, despite... more...

  • "Aid and Comfort"by Henry Mark Holzer; Erika Holzer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    Jane Fonda's visit to Hanoi in July 1972 and her pro-North Vietnamese, anti-American conduct, especially her pose with an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes and her propaganda broadcasts directed toward American troops, angered many Americans. In their eyes, she was guilty of treason, but she was never charged by the American... more...

  • "All Governments Lie"by Myra MacPherson

    Scribner 2010; US$ 33.99

    Boasting equal parts scholarship and style, "All Governments Lie" is a highly readable, groundbreaking, and timely look at I. F. Stone -- one of America's most independent and revered journalists, whose work carries the same immediacy it did almost a half century ago, highlighting the ever-present need for dissenting voices. In the world of Washington... more...

  • "An Empire of Ideals"by Justin D. Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Justin D.†Garrison†provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan?s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan?s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic dreaminess, naivetť, and illusion.† Reagan spoke often about... more...

  • "C" Force to Hong Kongby Brereton Greenhous

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 12.99

    The book recounts the formation of the ?C? Force and its departure to Hong Kong where it arrived just three weeks before the Japanese attack. It outlines the course of the battle from December 8, 1941, until the inevitable surrender of the garrison on Christmas Day. more...

  • "Commy"by G. W. Axelson; Marty McGee; Gary Mitchem

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 33.00

    This biography of Charles "Commy" Comiskey is one of the earliest and most important--and, up to now, one of the hardest for baseball researchers to get their hands on--in the baseball canon. Comiskey spent half a century in the big leagues as a successful player-manager and owner, his clubs winning nine pennants along the way. But the dark... more...

  • "Country Music is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is": Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Musicby Jeremy Hill

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    Nixon's visit (only five months before his resignation) was seen by national journalists and politicos to be a trip to one of the few places where he would still receive a warm reception, and it was quite warm indeed. Nixon took the stage, played two songs on the piano, and bantered with Roy Acuff." When the Opry changed sites it wasn't without a... more...