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  • Bitter Harvestby Matthew J. Dickinson

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 30.00

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

  • McCarthyism and the Red Scareby William T. Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    The post-World War II "Red Scare" resulted from domestic strife brought on by the ideological struggle between capitalism and communism. The hysterical witch hunts of the McCarthy era are over half a century behind us. Or are they? There are parallels between McCarthyism and the rhetoric associated with the current polarization in American politics,... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    FDR's New Deal so profoundly altered American social, economic, and political life that it qualifies as the nation's third revolutionary experience. In fact, the spirit of the New Deal and some of its specific concerns are still relevant and debated in American politics today. more...

  • Stop-Timeby Frank Conroy

    Penguin Group US 1977; US$ 12.99

    First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves; of a father's early... more...

  • The Devil We Knewby H. W. Brands

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 13.99

    In the late 1950s, Washington was driven by its fear of communist subversion: it saw the hand of Kremlin behind developments at home and across the globe. The FBI was obsessed with the threat posed by American communist party--yet party membership had sunk so low, writes H.W. Brands, that it could have fit "inside a high-school gymnasium,"... 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$ 16.00

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

  • The Republican Party and American Politics from Hoover to Reaganby Robert Mason

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Robert Mason investigates how Republicans tackled the problem of their party's minority status from the Great Depression until the Reagan years. more...

  • Between the Warsby Christine Dugan

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The years between World War I and World War II were years of change and reform. The role of women changed and the social status of African Americans began the slow process of reform. Industry continued to grow as the demand for cars increased. When the Great Depression occurred in 1929, life in America changed drastically as many people found themselves... more...