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  • 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...

  • Eleanor Rooseveltby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Eleanor Roosevelt lived during an exciting time. Women had just gained the right to vote. As a first lady, she made her own agenda and gave her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, plenty of advice. She stood up for the weak and advocated for equal rights regardless of gender or skin color. more...

  • Sitting Bullby Roben Alarcon

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Sitting Bull was a powerful Hunkpapa Lakota Indian Chief who—along with the Lakota Indians and other nearby tribes—was involved in brutal battles with the United States over land issues. All tribes that were fighting to avoid the reservation eventually surrendered, and the Lakota people were no exception. more...

  • Theodore Rooseveltby Lewis L. Gould

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    Sportsman. Naturalist. Warrior. President. There are so many sides to Theodore Roosevelt that it is easy to overlook one of his most enduring contributions to American public life: the use of fame to fuel his political career. In this concisely written, enlightening book, presidential historian Lewis L. Gould goes beyond the "bully pulpit"... more...

  • America in the Great Warby Ronald Schaffer

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 49.99

    After such conflicts as World War II, Vietnam, and now the Persian Gulf, the First World War seems a distant, almost ancient event. It conjures up images of trenches, horse-drawn wagons, and old-fashioned wide-brimmed helmets--a conflict closer to the Civil War than to our own time. It hardly seems an American war at all, considering we fought for... more...