United States History 1900-1950
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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
Paperback      ISBN: 067976285x
Arguing that the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was unnecessary, a study of the bombing explores the true intentions of the men who authorized its use. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America
The Three Roosevelts
Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America
Paperback      ISBN: 0802138721
A biography that combines the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt offers a portrait of the controversial lives of three courageous American leaders who changed the course of twentieth-century history.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir
Packinghouse Daughter
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0060936843
The author integrates personal memories and public history to tell a story of family loyalty, small-town life, and working-class values in the face of a violent labor strike in 1959, describing the impact of the strike on her own life and reflecting on the influence on post-war prosperity on blue-collar children. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.