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  • 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...

  • The New Dealby Michael Hiltzik

    Free Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Franklin Roosevelt?s New Deal began as a program of short-term emergency relief measures and evolved into a truly transformative concept of the federal government?s role in Americans? lives. More than an economic recovery plan, it was a reordering of the political system that continues to define America to this day. With The New Deal: A Modern History... more...

  • Reformers and Warby John A. Thompson

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 50.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...