United States History 1900-1950
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Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Couglin and the Great Depression
Voices of Protest
Huey Long, Father Couglin and the Great Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0394716280
This analysis of two powerful American demogogues traces the shaping of their political ideologies and strategies and the reasons behind their ultimate failure
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Paperback      ISBN: 0684840022
Provides an account of one of the greatest national disasters the United States has ever experienced and its consequences
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.
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.
American Black Chamber
American Black Chamber
Paperback      ISBN: 1591149894
Throughout the 1920's, Yardley (1899-1958) directed The Cryptographic Bureau, funded by the US Army and the Department of State, and the predecessor of the National Security Agency. His 1931 account of its work, published by Bobbs-Merrill, set off a controversy about the right to freedom of expression versus national security. It is reproduced in facsimile. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir
Wait Till Next Year
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0684847957
An eccentric cast of characters populates the autobiography of a young girl who roots for the Brooklyn Dodgers with her father, while her mother suffers from a debilitating illness
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Crossfire
The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Paperback      ISBN: 0881846481
Purports to uncover new evidence proving the conspiracy theory about the late President's assassination, tying the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, the Cubans, the United States military, and others to the killing
The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
The Burning Tigris
The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
Paperback      ISBN: 0060558709
A history of the Armenian massacres of the 1890s and the genocide of 1915 also traces America's effort to assist the Armenian people, citing the contributions of such figures as Julia Ward Howe, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Mark Twain, and Clara Barton. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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.
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