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  • The Truman Yearsby Tracy S. Uebelhor

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 85.00

    Written for high school and college students, this series highlights the administrations of the most recent US Presidents. Organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, each volume focuses on a particular administration, including an introduction, a section of biographical entries, a chronology that spans the history of the administration, and more. more...

  • The Twentieth Centuryby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    Containing just the twentieth-century chapters from Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, this revised and updated edition includes two new chapters -- covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism." Highlighting not just the usual terms of presidential administrations and congressional activities,... more...

  • Ikeby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 13.99

    A big, ambitious, and enthralling new biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, full of fascinating details and anecdotes, which places particular emphasis on his brilliant generalship and leadership in World War Two, and provides, with the advantage of hindsight, a far more acute analysis of his character and personality than any that has previously been... more...

  • 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...

  • The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introductionby Eric Rauchway

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    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. more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 54.99

    This book is the first comprehensive examination of the close relationship that obtained between leading groups of British socialists and American progressives in the first three decades of the twentieth century. Employing new methods of conceptual and institutional analysis, and drawing on extensive original archival research, the book examines the... more...

  • The A to Z from the Great War to the Great Depressionby Neil A. Wynn

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    The A to Z from the Great War to the Great Depression covers this important period in American history with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on everything from automobiles, chemicals, and electrical goods, to mass entertainment and the rise of Hollywood, radio, and sport. more...

  • A Fiery Peace in a Cold Warby Neil Sheehan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize—winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history–and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War is a masterly... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    The Red Scare at the FCC started when James Lawrence Fly led the agency in many important decisions that were inspired by the New Deal. These decisions outraged both the broadcasting industry and politically conservative legislators, causing them to accuse the FCC of Communist sympathies. This book analyzes the political transition taken by the FCC... more...

  • The Tormented President: 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...