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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR?s official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women?particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd?that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00
Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
Even as the New Deal was coping with the Depression, a new menace was developing abroad. Exploiting Germany's own economic burdens, Hitler reached out to the disaffected, turning their aimless discontent into loyal support for his Nazi Party. In Asia, Japan harbored imperial ambitions of its own. The same generation of Americans who battled the Depression... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00
Changing International affairs and the forces of technological innovation shaped the lives of Americans in the last decades of the 20th century. While the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to hopes of peaceful international relations, the Gulf War and the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize?winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history?and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War is a masterly... more...
- AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 57.99
Duane Champagne has been presenting a series of comments on Indian policy, history, and culture since October 2006 in the newspaper Indian Country Today. This book provides a compilation of many of these editorials, plus two chapters not previously published. The contemplative writing by this well-respected scholar are comments and thoughts on a variety... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2009; US$ 39.95
Victoria's wartime and military heritage encompasses a vast range of memorials, from the majestic Shrine of Remembrance to local war monuments, honour boards, cemeteries, Avenues of Honour, sculptures, museums and memorabilia. Each memorial commemorates the lives, courage and sacrifice of the local soldiers who served in the various theatres of... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 41.16
Seit dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts scheint Europa für die USA an Bedeutung zu verlieren. Dafür werden nicht nur die neuen weltpolitischen Konstellationen, sondern auch soziodemographische Veränderungen in den USA verantwortlich gemacht. Alexander Höse untersucht die Effekte dieser Entwicklungen auf die amerikanische politische Elite: Anhand der... more...