United States History 1900-1950
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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.
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.
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65
Pillar of Fire
America in the King Years 1963-65
Paperback      ISBN: 0684848090
Examines the jailing of Martin Luther King, jr., the end of segregation, and the growing rifts in the civil rights movement that led to calls for a more violent reaction to racism
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.
Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution
Contesting Castro
The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0195101200
A diplomatic history of United States-Cuban relations focuses on the 1950s and early 1960s.
The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics
The Seventies
The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 030681126x
Arguing that the 1970s were a formative decade in American history, the author probes the period between 1968 and 1984 for lessons about culture and politics.
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.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future
Yesterday's Tomorrows
Past Visions of the American Future
Paperback      ISBN: 0801853990
A fun and often funny look at how popular science magazines, science fiction, world fair exhibits, films, and advertisements looked at their future and our present. Originally published to accompany a Smithsonian Institution exhibition of the same name in 1984, the collection is marked with Smithsonian style and collects an awesome representation of photographs and illustrations representing "the future's" cities, homes, transportation, and weapons. We're woefully far away from living room furniture that can be cleaned with a hose, but the space shuttle comes pretty close to its ideal. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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.
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Profit over People
Neoliberalism and Global Order
Paperback      ISBN: 1888363827
In his latest antidote to monolithic media coverage, Chomsky critiques free market philosophy, corporate control over public opinion, the unreported impact of forces and policies such as the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, and other assault