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  • Tormented President, The: Calvin Coolidge, Death, and Clinical Depressionby Robert Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 94.00

    Although Calvin Coolidge is widely judged to have been a weak and even an incompetent president, this study concludes that he was a leader disabled by a crippling emotional breakdown. After an impressive early career, Coolidge assumed the presidency upon the death of Warren Harding. His promising political career suffered a major blow, however, with... more...

  • The View from Alger's Windowby Tony Hiss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the... more...

  • Reformers and Warby John A. Thompson

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    Examines the confrontation between the American reform tradition in the first world war. more...

  • Bitter Harvestby Matthew J. Dickinson

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book outlines Franklin Roosevelt's White House staff organization. more...

  • Unrepentant: Disrobing The Emperorby Kevin Annett

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Kevin Annett's story is a David/Goliath epic of one man's fight against the establishment of church and state in support of a subjugated people. more...

  • McCarthyism and the Red Scare: A Reference Guideby William Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    Intolerance in America that targets alleged internal subversives controlled by external agents has a storied history that stretches hundreds of years. While the post-World War II "Red Scare" and the emergence of McCarthyism during the 1950s is the era commonly associated with American anticommunism, there was also a "First Red Scare" that occurred... more...

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Third American Revolutionby Mario DiNunzio

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 38.00

    Roosevelt's New Deal resulted in such dramatic changes within the United States that it merits the label "revolutionary" and ranks with the work of Washington and Lincoln in its influence on the American nation. The New Deal was not simply the response to a severe economic crisis; it was also an expression of FDR's well-developed political ideology... more...

  • The McCarthy Eraby Ann Malaspina

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    As the cold war began in the late 1940s, the fear of a Red threat within the United States intensified. Exploiting the public anxieties, Joseph R. McCarthy, a little-known senator from Wisconsin, launched his anti-communist crusade in 1950. Past membership in the Communist Party, friendship with suspected radicals, or buying a leftist newspaper was... more...

  • The Great Depression and the New Dealby Ronald A Reis

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    In 1933, in his first inaugural address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared, ..". the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." Yet, Roosevelt knew that the fear he spoke of was grounded in reality. With one-third of the nation's workforce unemployed, grown men scrounged in garbage cans for discarded scraps to feed their... more...

  • On Historyby Oliver Stone; Tariq Ali

    Haymarket Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today. more...