United States History 1900-1950
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Dustbowl Desperadoes: Gangsters of the Dirty '30's
Dustbowl Desperadoes
Gangsters of the Dirty '30's
Paperback      ISBN: 1894864107
The smoke had barely cleared from the booze-fueled gun battles of Prohibition and the Roaring 20s when a new breed of gangster stepped onto the American stage. Unlike the slick mobsters of New York and Chicago, the new outlaws were often born from the hunger and desperation of the Great Depression. These back-road bandits emerged from the farmlands of Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas to launch wild and daring crime sprees that captured the imagination of the nation. In Dustbowl Desperadoes you'll enjoy a rogue's gallery of bad guys and diabolical dolls, from bank robber John Dillinger to criminal mastermind Ma Barker to the star-crossed duo Bonnie and Clyde.
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.
1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country
1912
Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743203941
Traces the events of the dramatic presidential election of 1912, citing the campaigns of four determined rivals and evaluating how the outcome has had a lasting impact on the Republican party and current-day politics. By the author of Acheson. 50,000 first printing.
The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936: The Age of Roosevelt
The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936
The Age of Roosevelt
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0618340874
The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.'s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term. A measure of economic recovery revived political conflict and emboldened FDR's critics to denounce "that man in the White house." To his left were demagogues — Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Dr. Townsend. To his right were the champions of the old order — ex-president Herbert Hoover, the American Liberty League, and the august Supreme Court. For a time, the New Deal seemed to lose its momentum. But in 1935 FDR rallied and produced a legislative record even more impressive than the Hundred Days of 1933 — a set of statutes that transformed the social and economic landscape of American life. In 1936 FDR coasted to reelection on a landslide. Schlesinger has his usual touch with colorful personalities and draws a warmly sympathetic portrait of Alf M. Landon, the Republican candidate of 1936.
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.
All the President's Men
All the President's Men
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0671894412
The two Washington Post reporters present the inside story of their inquiry into the persons involved in the Watergate scandal
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
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.
Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al-Qaeda
Intelligence Wars
American Secret History from Hitler to Al-Qaeda
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170989
The author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and other illuminating books on America's intelligence infrastructure chronicles the CIA's postwar record of successes and failures in its various wars against communists, dictatorships, and terrorists. Reprint.