United States History 1900-1950
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The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television
The Boy Genius and the Mogul
The Untold Story of Television
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767907590
A fascinating portrait of Philo T. Farnsworth, a young scientist form Idaho and the true inventor of television, describes his odyssey from his initial 1922 design for the precursor of television at the age of fourteen through his struggle to develop the project without RCA's powerful David Sarnoff.
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
A Problem from Hell
America and the Age of Genocide
Paperback      ISBN: 0060541644
Discusses America's political stance during the holocausts of the past fifty years, presenting moral arguments for why the United States should change its non-engagement policies to become involved in conflicts involving genocide.
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.
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.
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
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
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit
An American Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0345465083
Follows the story of the champion racehorse and the three men who discovered him, chronicling how a former bicycle repairman purchased the horse despite its lack of promise, and how the horse rose to become one of the sport's top performers. Reprint. (A Universal Pictures film, releasing July 2003, written & directed by Gary Ross, starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, & Elizabeth Banks) (Sports & Recreation)
Roll Me over: An Infantryman's World War II
Roll Me over
An Infantryman's World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0804116059
From the beaches of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the border of Czechoslovakia, an American infantryman recounts his journey through the expiring Third Reich, offering an insightful and detailed account of his experiences under fire. Reissue.
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
Personal History
Personal History
Paperback      ISBN: 0375701044
Extravagantly praised by critics, a memoir by the longtime owner of The Washington Post recounts how she rebounded from her influential husband's suicide to command the Post during Vietnam and Watergate. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.