United States History 1900-1950
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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.
When Harlem Was in Vogue
When Harlem Was in Vogue
Paperback      ISBN: 0140263349
Presents a detailed account of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, with its influx of Black artists, musicians, and writers, calling it a time of triumph for Black creativity over white prejudice
Crossing the Line: Mobsters and Rumrunners
Crossing the Line
Mobsters and Rumrunners
Paperback      ISBN: 1894864166
The prohibition laws of the U.S. in the 1920s led to lucrative dealings between business-savvy Canadians and their mobster connections below the 49th parallel. The stories in this collection are the stuff of legends, with brutal slayings and Keystone Cop adventures in every chapter. Witness a historic meeting between Al Capone and Diamond Jim Grady, his Canadian connection, in the tunnels beneath Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Read about the rumrunners of the Prairies, B.C., Central Canada and the Maritimes, who used elaborate ruses to sneak booze past the long arm of the law on both sides of the border. You'll meet a rogue's gallery of such colourful characters as Rocco Perri, the Purple Gang and Dutch Schulz in Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada.
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
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King
An Act of State
The Execution of Martin Luther King
Hardcover      ISBN: 1859846955
Recounts in vivid detail the events surrounding the government conspiracy to assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing his proposed campaign for president, the media cover-ups of information related to the assassination, and the efforts of contributing corporations. 30,000 first printing.
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.
Letters of the Century: America, 1900-1999
Letters of the Century
America, 1900-1999
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385315902
A collection of fascinating letters by Americans famous and obscure chronicles a century of life in the United States, from Mark Twain's side-splitting letter to the head of Western Union to Einstein's warning to Roosevelt about atomic warfare and a young Bill Gates begging hobbyists not to share software. Reissue.
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm
A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Paperback      ISBN: 0375708278
An account of the September 8, 1900 hurricane in Galveston, Texas, which killed more than six thousand people and is noted as the worst natural disaster in American history, is presented from the records of U.S. Weather Bureau meteorologist Isaac Cline. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Long Gray Line
The Long Gray Line
Paperback      ISBN: 0805062912
An evocative narrative follows the careers of three young officers from West Point's class of 1966 through graduation and into the hardships, heroism, and heartbreak of the Vietnam war. Reprint.
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63
Parting the Waters
America in the King Years, 1954-63
Paperback      ISBN: 0671687425
Traces the birth of the American civil rights movement and profiles Martin Luther King, Jr., detailing the roles played by key figures around him and in government