United States History 1900-1950
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Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
Songs of the Doomed
More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0743240995
First published in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is back in print -- by popular demand! In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane -- and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary. With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales -- often sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time." Songs of the Doomed is vintage Thompson -- a brilliant, brazen, bawdy compilation of the greatest sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the past thirty years.
American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush
American Dynasty
Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670032646
A in-depth and critical portrait of the Bush political dynasty describes their rise to political power over the course of four generations, from World War I to the present day, arguing that the Bush family has used its financial and social empire to gain the White House, in the process subverting American democracy, and exploring its prospects for the 2004 presidential election. 125,000 first printing.
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062505521
Gathers speeches, sermons, letters, and essays from each period in Dr. King's life, and includes brief notes on their historical background
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Crossfire
The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Paperback      ISBN: 0881846481
Purports to uncover new evidence proving the conspiracy theory about the late President's assassination, tying the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, the Cubans, the United States military, and others to the killing
The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0385334621
Focuses on the generation of Americans who were born in the 1920s, came of age during the Depression, fought in World War II, and came home to build a new America during the postwar era.
Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties
Part of Our Time
Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170873
A collection of portaits of America's communists, union leaders, and mobsters of the 1930s.
Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s
Generation of Swine
Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s
Paperback      ISBN: 0743250443
The second volume of the Gonzo Papers comments on the television coverage of Hurricane Gloria, blood pressure machines, the Super Bowl, the hijinks of televangelists, the Iran Contra hearings, the 1988 Presidential race, and other topics, in a collection of cynical, provocative essays. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Dark Side of Camelot
The Dark Side of Camelot
Paperback      ISBN: 0316360678
An investigative chronicle by the author of The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House examines the dark side of the Kennedy family legacy from its earliest beginnings to the 1990s. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Steal This Book
Steal This Book
Paperback      ISBN: 156858217x
Abbie Hoffman, the most influential sixties humorist/activist/provocateur/yippie/ Pentagon levitator, finished this book in 1970 from the Cook County Jail. It was turned down by 30 publishers, including one who thought it a threat to free speech. Mr. Hoffman reminds us that in "Amerika" [sic], "If
Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Couglin and the Great Depression
Voices of Protest
Huey Long, Father Couglin and the Great Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0394716280
This analysis of two powerful American demogogues traces the shaping of their political ideologies and strategies and the reasons behind their ultimate failure