U.s. History - 20th Century General
Memoirs
Memoirs
Paperback      ISBN: 0812969731

Born into one of the wealthiest families in America--he was the youngest son of Standard Oil scion John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the celebrated patron of modern art Abby Aldrich Rockefeller--David Rockefeller has carried his birthright into a distinguished life of his own. His dealings with world leaders from Zhou Enlai and Mikhail Gorbachev to Anwar Sadat and Ariel Sharon, his service to every American president since Eisenhower, his remarkable world travels and personal dedication to his home city of New York--here, the first time a Rockefeller has told his own story, is an account of a truly rich life.

Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Midnight in Broad Daylight
A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062351931

After their father's death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara--all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest--moved to Hiroshima, their mother's ancestral home. Eager to go back to America, Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor.

This story of a Japanese-American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II is an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, redemption, U.S.-Japan relations, and the Japanese experience in America.

--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Midnight in Broad Daylight
A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1494519453

After their father's death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara-all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest-moved to Hiroshima, their mother's ancestral home. Eager to go back to his own land-America-Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Despite being sent to an internment camp, Harry dutifully volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army. As the war raged on, Harry, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy and to his younger brothers. But before the Fukuharas would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, gravely injuring tens of thousands of civilians, including members of their family. Alternating between the American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb.

Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Midnight in Broad Daylight
A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1494569450

After their father's death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara-all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest-moved to Hiroshima, their mother's ancestral home. Eager to go back to his own land-America-Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Despite being sent to an internment camp, Harry dutifully volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army. As the war raged on, Harry, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy and to his younger brothers. But before the Fukuharas would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, gravely injuring tens of thousands of civilians, including members of their family. Alternating between the American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb.

Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Midnight in Broad Daylight
A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
Paperback      ISBN: 006235194x

After their father's death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara--all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest--moved to Hiroshima, their mother's ancestral home. Eager to go back to America, Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor.

This story of a Japanese-American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II is an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, redemption, U.S.-Japan relations, and the Japanese experience in America.

--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Misremembering Dr. King
Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Paperback      ISBN: 0253014166

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism--what he called the "giant triplets." Jennifer J. Yanco takes steps to redress this imbalance. "My objective is to highlight the important aspects of Dr. King's work which have all but disappeared from popular memory, so that more of us can really 'see' King." After briefly telling the familiar story of King's civil rights campaigns and accomplishments, she considers the lesser-known concerns that are an essential part of his legacy. Yanco reminds us that King was a strong critic of militarism who argued that the United States should take the lead in promoting peaceful solutions rather than imposing its will through military might; that growing materialism and an ethos of greed was damaging the moral and spiritual health of the country; and that in a nation where racism continues unabated, white Americans need to educate themselves about racism and its history and take their part in the weighty task of dismantling it.

Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945
Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945
Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945
Hardcover      ISBN: 076562222x

The individuals presented in these narrative biographies significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a wide range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business. The combined biographical/thematic approach is designed to serve two purposes: to present more substantive biographical information, and to offer a fuller examination of key events and issues. The book is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses on The United States Since 1945, as well as for courses on Modern America and 20th Century America.

Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945
Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945
Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0765622238

The individuals presented in these narrative biographies significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a wide range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business. The combined biographical/thematic approach is designed to serve two purposes: to present more substantive biographical information, and to offer a fuller examination of key events and issues. The book is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses on The United States Since 1945, as well as for courses on Modern America and 20th Century America.

Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
Moondust
In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1094002151

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing comes this edition of journalist Andrew Smith's book, now updated with a new Afterword, that tells the fascinating story of twelve astronauts who ventured to space, and his interviews with nine of the surviving men.

"Smith's book succeeds...because he bungee-cords together so many intriguing digressions."--New York Times

The Apollo lunar missions of the 1960s and 1970s have been called the last optimistic acts of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys and were indelibly marked by it, for better or for worse. Journalist Andrew Smith tracks down the nine surviving members of this elite group to find their answers to the question Where do you go after you've been to the Moon?

A thrilling blend of history, reportage, and memoir, Moondust rekindles the hopeful excitement of an incandescent hour in America's past when anything seemed possible as it captures the bittersweet heroism of those who risked everything to hurl themselves out of the known world--and who were never again quite able to accept its familiar bounds.

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics
Moral Combat
How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465094759
From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars
Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.