United States History 1900-1950
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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65
Pillar of Fire
America in the King Years 1963-65
Paperback      ISBN: 0684848090
Examines the jailing of Martin Luther King, jr., the end of segregation, and the growing rifts in the civil rights movement that led to calls for a more violent reaction to racism
The Twentieth Century: A People's History
The Twentieth Century
A People's History
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060530340
An updated account of the author's observations on the twentieth century, based on A People's History of the United States, includes coverage of the Gulf War, the post-Cold War "peace dividend," the welfare debate, the Clinton presidency, and the War on Terrorism. Original.
Paperback      ISBN: 0671510991
Offering a panoramic view of history and a description of firsthand diplomatic encounters, the former Secretary of State describes his ideas about diplomacy and power balances, showing how national negotiating styles influence outcomes
Zimmermann Telegram
Zimmermann Telegram
Paperback      ISBN: 0345324250
Documents the incidents surrounding a German diplomat's bid for international power that led to America's entry into World War I
Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War: A Brief History With Documents and Essays
Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War
A Brief History With Documents and Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0312147880
Assembling over 30 primary documents including proposals, memorandums, decrypted messages, and imperial conferences, this work invites students to view the diplomatic exchanges from both American and Japanese perspectives to determine how and why the US and Japan went to war.
Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938
Sudden Sea
The Great Hurricane of 1938
Paperback      ISBN: 0316832111
Draws on period newspaper accounts, eyewitness testimony, archival footage, and weather forecasters to provide an in-depth account of the Great Hurricane of 1938, which left a trail of death and destruction across seven states and obliterated entire communities and families. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression 1920-1941
Anxious Decades
America in Prosperity and Depression 1920-1941
Paperback      ISBN: 0393311341
"Impressively detailed. . . . An authoritative and epic overview." -- Publishers Weekly
Riot and Remembrance: America's Worst Race Riot and Its Legacy
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.
Looking Back
Looking Back
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170881
From his youthful days as a delivery boy for William Randolph Hearst's Baltimore newspapers through his many years as a journalist and commentator, Russell Baker has been a keen observer of American politics and culture. Now, in these eleven essays, all originally published in The New York Review of Books, he looks back on a group of iconic public figures from his own past. Here are presidents--Lyndon Johnson feuding with Robert F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon in his grasping, spectral exile. Here are would-be presidents--Eugene V. Debs and Barry Goldwater, "gentlemen fallen among brutes," and Hearst himself. Here too are those who set their sights on something besides the presidency: Martin Luther King, Joe DiMaggio, and the disputatious memoirists of The New Yorker's glory days. Undeluded by the roar of what he calls "our national engines of ballyhoo, bushwah, and baloney," Russell Baker reflects on the strange fascination that these larger-than-life characters have held for the American imagination. With an elegiac yet shrewd sense of their accomplishments both enduring and ephemeral, he traces the impressions they left on twentieth-century America--and on him.
Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution
Contesting Castro
The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0195101200
A diplomatic history of United States-Cuban relations focuses on the 1950s and early 1960s.