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20th Century

  • Lindberghby Noel Behn

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 10.99

    Edgar Award Finalist: This “sensational” and “absolutely compelling” true crime tale finally answers the question: Who really killed the Lindbergh baby? ( San Francisco Chronicle ). On the night of March 1, 1932, celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son was kidnapped from his New Jersey home. The family paid $50,000 to get “Little Lindy”... more...

  • A Movement of the Peopleby Katie Lamar Jackson; David Mathews

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    How a grassroots movement led primarily by women shaped Alabama’s environmental consciousness. A Movement of the People: The Roots of Environmental Education and Advocacy in Alabama is a detailed history of the Alabama Environmental Quality Association (AEQA). The AEQA helped to establish groundbreaking environmental protection and natural resource... more...

  • Constance Baker Motleyby Gary L. Ford

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 44.95

    When the name Constance Baker Motley is mentioned, more often than not, the response is “Who was she?” or “What did she do?” The answer is multifaceted, complex, and inspiring. Constance Baker Motley was an African American woman; the daughter of immigrants from Nevis, British West Indies; a wife; and a mother who became a pioneer and trailblazer... more...

  • Bunny Mellonby Meryl Gordon

    Grand Central Publishing 2017; US$ 30.00

    AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH IN BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon,... more...

  • The Good Fightby Jim McDowell

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    This gripping memoir from legendary Sunday World Northern Ireland editor Jim McDowell recalls life on the frontline reporting on one of the world's deadliest conflict zones. more...

  • Armageddon and Paranoiaby Rodric Braithwaite

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 22.65

    In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and old ideas of warfare came to an end. This book tells how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation. There were few villains in the story. On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military... more...

  • Operation Torch 1942by Brian Lane Herder; Darren Tan; Nikolai Bogdanovic

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    Following the raid on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt identified the European theatre as his country's priority. Their first joint operation with the British was an amphibious invasion of French North Africa, designed to relieve pressure on their new Soviet allies, eliminate the threat... more...

  • Pantherby Thomas Anderson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    The German Panther is one of the most famous, and greatest, tanks of World War II. Often considered the most elegant tank design of the war, it embodied a balance of firepower, armour protection, and mobility unmatched by any other tank of the period. This new study by German armour expert Thomas Anderson draws upon original German archival material... more...

  • The Market Makersby Peter Scott

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Inter-war Britain saw a boom in 'mass markets' for consumer durables, such as new suites of furniture, radios, and electrical and gas appliances, while items like refrigerators, telephones, and automobiles didn't reach the mass market until the 1950s. Peter Scott explores these 'market makers' and how US innovations influenced British markets. more...

  • Jim Crow Northby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    More than a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, African American New Englanders through sit-ins, boycotts, petition drives, and other initiatives struggled for equal rights. Jim Crow North is the tale of that struggle and of the racism that prompted it. more...