United States History 1900-1950
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American Century
American Century
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679410708
A sweeping, richly illustrated overview of the people and events of the twentieth century follows America's rise to political and cultural preeminence, from the 1880s to the present day, and America's growing power and influence abroad. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
On Great White Wings: The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight
On Great White Wings
The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0786866861
Released on the eve of the hundredth anniversary of Kitty Hawk, this lively account of the historic Wright Brothers flight chronicles the race to the first to achieve powered flight. 75,000 first printing.
Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture
Land of Desire
Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0679754113
This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 24 pages of photos.
They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October, 1967
They Marched into Sunlight
War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October, 1967
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743217802
A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer focuses on a crucial two-day battle in Vietnam that was also marked by an ill-fated protest by University of Wisconsin students at the Dow Chemical Company, in an hour-by-hour narrative that offers insight into the president's reactions and the first-hand experiences of people who were there. 150,000 first printing.
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Testament of Hope
The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paperback      ISBN: 0060646918
Collects the civil rights leader's writings on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, and more
Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970
Freedom's Daughters
The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970
Paperback      ISBN: 0684850133
Profiles the fearless, resourceful female leaders of the civil rights movement, including Ida Wells, who led the protest against lynching, and Jo Ann Robinson, who helped launch the Montgomery bus boycott.
The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930
The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930
Paperback      ISBN: 0929587820
Reprint of the (OP) Oxford U. Press edition of 1967. Owners of the original may opt to add this non-acidic printing. New (2 pp.) foreword by Jackson (Barzun Prof., Columbia U.). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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.
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.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0618127496
A new edition of the classic Depression-era photojournal of life as a southern sharecropper follows three Alabama families as they scrape a living from the land. Reissue.