U.s. History - 20th Century General
It Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way
It Happened on Broadway
An Oral History of the Great White Way
Paperback      ISBN: 158979916x
In a deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the early 1980s, more than 100 theater veterans—including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle and Al Hirschfeld—deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds and the fiascoes. Along the way there are evocations of the great comedians and dramatic actors who had that indefinable magic that made them stand out above the rest. Original.
Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
Jackie, Janet & Lee
The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250128013
A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. “Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?
Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
Jackie, Janet & Lee
The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1427293090
"Taraborrelli's gossipy narrative revels in luxurious decor, stunning outfits, and soap-operatic fights in this entertaining saga." — Publishers Weekly A dazzling audiobook biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. “Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?
Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
Jackie, Janet & Lee
The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
Paperback      ISBN: 1250128021
*THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED FOR TELEVISION BY TOMORROW STUDIOS* A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.
Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir
Jacqueline Bouvier
An Intimate Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0471249440
A biography by the first cousin of the late First Lady presents a portrait of her early years, drawing on his own recollections of life among the Bouviers
Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir
Jacqueline Bouvier
An Intimate Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1630261238
A biography by the first cousin of the late First Lady presents a portrait of her early years, drawing on his own recollections of life among the Bouviers
James Larkin Pearson: A Biography of North Carolina’s Longest-Serving Poet Laureate
James Larkin Pearson
A Biography of North Carolina’s Longest-Serving Poet Laureate
Hardcover      ISBN: 1498505198
This work is the first academic biography of North Carolina poet laureate James Larkin Pearson (1879-1981). Using material from Pearson
January 1973: Watergate, Roe V. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever
January 1973
Watergate, Roe V. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever
Paperback      ISBN: 1613736525
American politics changed forever in January 1973: the Watergate burglars went on trial, the administration negotiated an end to the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Roe v. Wade, Lyndon Johnson died in Texas, and Richard Nixon began his second term. These events linked in unlikely ways to create a time of immense transformation. Using newly released Nixon tapes, James Robenalt provides readers a fly-on-the-Oval-Office-wall look at what happened in the White House, events both fascinating and terrifying, during this monumental month. He also delves into the judge's chambers and courtroom drama of the Watergate trial and the inner sanctum of the US Supreme Court as it hashed out its decision in Roe v. Wade. Though the events took place more than forty years ago, they're key to understanding today's political paralysis.
The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite
The Jasons
The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite
Paperback      ISBN: 0143038478
Profiles a group of elite scientists who inherited from the Manhattan Project a mission to counsel the government on potential military applications of scientific breakthroughs, in an account that cites their contributions to such projects the "Star Wars" missile defense program and the national system for predicting global climate. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
JFK: A Vision for America in Words and Pictures
JFK
A Vision for America in Words and Pictures
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062668846
Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, the definitive compendium of JFK’s most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures—including President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Fareed Zakaria, Kofi Anann, and the Dalai Llama—edited by JFK’s nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith and renowned historian Douglas Brinkley. JFK's Vision for America brings together in one volume John F. Kennedy’s greatest speeches alongside essays by America’s top historians, analysis from leading political thinkers, and personal insights from preeminent writers and artists. Here is JFK at his best—thought-provoking, inspiring, eloquent, and wise—on a number of wide ranging topics, including civil rights, the race to the moon, the environment, immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and much more. JFK's Vision for America demonstrates the deep relevance of his words today and his lasting power and influence as an outstanding American leader and orator. Elegantly designed and enriched by more than a hundred photographs and facsimiles of Kennedy’s marginalia on drafts of speeches, his notes from important meetings, letters, and other fascinating documents, this stellar collection is a major contribution to American history. The august list of contributors includes: President Barack Obama, President George Bush, Secretary of State John Kerry, Ambassador Samantha Power, Congressman John Lewis, Senator John McCain, Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Dalai Llama, Robert Redford, Conan O’Brien, David McCullough, Fareed Zakaria, George Packer, Colum McCann, Michael Beschloss, Robert Dallek, David Kennedy, Ted Widmer, Henry Lewis Gates, Drew Faust, Tariq Ramadan, Pastor Rick Warren, Jonathan Alter, E. J. Dionne, Ron Suskind, Paul Krugman, Kofi Anann, Governor Jerry Brown, Paul Farmer, Paul Theroux, Jorge Dominguez, and many others.