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  • Red Scareby Robert K. Murray

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 72.00

    Few periods n American history have been so dramatic, so fraught with mystery, or so bristling with fear and hysteria as were the days of the great Red Scare that followed World War I. For sheer excitement, it would be difficult to find a more absorbing t more...

  • Pure Goldwaterby J. Dean; B. Goldwater

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost his way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over 50 years, in those moments when he was away from the political fray, Senator Goldwater kept a private... more...

  • The Great Depression and the New Dealby Eric Rauchway

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 9.99

    The New Deal shaped our nation's politics for decades, and was seen by many as tantamount to the "American Way" itself. Now, in this superb compact history, Eric Rauchway offers an informed account of the New Deal and the Great Depression, illuminating its successes and failures. Rauchway first describes how the roots of the Great Depression... more...

  • Kingfishby Richard White

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    From the moment he took office as governor in 1928 to the day an assassin?s bullet cut him down in 1935, Huey Long wielded all but dictatorial control over the state of Louisiana. A man of shameless ambition and ruthless vindictiveness, Long orchestrated elections, hired and fired thousands at will, and deployed the state militia as his personal police... more...

  • Strategies of Containmentby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 6.98

    When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans,... more...

  • Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the Stateby Marc Stears

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 48.99

    This is the first comprehensive examination of the close relationship between leading groups of British socialists and American progressives in the early twentieth century. Employing new methods of conceptual and institutional analysis, and drawing on extensive original archival research, the book challenges traditional analyses of these movements.... more...

  • Too Close to the Sunby Curtis Roosevelt

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 27.95

    FDR?s grandson describes his strange and wondrous coming-of-age in the Roosevelt White House?and the perils of a public childhood. more...

  • The Red Scare, Politics, and the Federal Communications Commission, 1941-1960by Susan L. Brinson

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 83.00

    Explores how the politics inherent to the Red Scare profoundly affected FCC decisions and policymaking from 1939-1962. more...

  • The Tormented Presidentby ROBERT GILBERT

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 119.00

    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...

  • Bruteby Robert Coram

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 14.99

    From the earliest days of his thirty-four-year military career, Victor "Brute" Krulak displayed a remarkable facility for applying creative ways of fighting to the Marine Corps. He went on daring spy missions, was badly wounded, pioneered the use of amphibious vehicles, and masterminded the invasion of Okinawa. In Korea, he was a combat hero and invented... more...