U.s. History - Early 20th Century
The Bully Pulpit
Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Paperback ISBN: 1416547878
One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue
The World Remade
America in World War I
Hardcover ISBN: 0553393324
"An indispensable, sharply drawn account of America's pivotal--and still controversial--intervention in World War I, enlivened by fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the period, from the New York Times bestselling author of AWorld Undone"--
Riot and Remembrance
America's Worst Race Riot and Its Legacy
Paperback ISBN: 0618340769
Drawing on period documents and interviews with survivors and their descendants, the author of Hurricane offers a definitive account of the 1921 race riot that destroyed the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, leaving hundreds of black residents dead, and describes the battle for belated justice and reparations to the victims. Reprint.
The Great Influenza
The Story Of The Deadliest Pandemic In History
Paperback ISBN: 0143036491
At the height of WWI, historyÂ's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon.
Black Death at the Golden Gate
The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0393609456
Traces the massive effort to contain an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900 San Francisco, detailing how the process was complicated by virulent racism, pseudoscience, and political cover-ups.
The Imperial Cruise
A Secret History of Empire and War
Paperback ISBN: 0316014001
Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements. By the author of Flyboys. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A Life in War, Law, and Ideas
Hardcover ISBN: 0393634728
A portrait of the influential U.S. Supreme Court Justice includes coverage of his achievements as a legal scholar, his Civil War service and his often-dissenting but prophetic views on free speech, criminal justice and economic reform.
A Nation Without Borders
The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910
Paperback ISBN: 0143121782
A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s "breathtakingly original" (Junot Diaz) reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War. "Capatious [and] buzzing with ideas." --The Boston Globe Volume 3 in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional histories of the nineteenth century and offers a perspective that promises to be as enduring as it is controversial. It begins and ends in Mexico and, throughout, is internationalist in orientation. It challenges the political narrative of “sectionalism,
The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire
Paperback ISBN: 0143130005
The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr. and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda