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Murder in Dealey Plaza: What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then About the Death of JFK
Murder in Dealey Plaza
What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then About the Death of JFK
Paperback      ISBN: 0812694228
This remarkable collection sheds further light on a subject of unending fascination and enduring controversy. Taking as its primary focus the falsity of the Warren Commission report, the book includes critical analyses of the Zapruder film. "The accumulation of carefully researched data will impress those with an open mind." - Publishers Weekly
On Wings of Eagles
On Wings of Eagles
Paperback      ISBN: 0451163532
Recreates the harrowing, real-life adventure of the successful prison break engineered by Col. Bull Simons, a World War II and Vietnam commando, who rescued two Texans imprisoned in a Teheran jail
The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0385334621
Focuses on the generation of Americans who were born in the 1920s, came of age during the Depression, fought in World War II, and came home to build a new America during the postwar era.
Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938
Sudden Sea
The Great Hurricane of 1938
Paperback      ISBN: 0316832111
Draws on period newspaper accounts, eyewitness testimony, archival footage, and weather forecasters to provide an in-depth account of the Great Hurricane of 1938, which left a trail of death and destruction across seven states and obliterated entire communities and families. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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.
Crossing the Line: Mobsters and Rumrunners
Crossing the Line
Mobsters and Rumrunners
Paperback      ISBN: 1894864166
The prohibition laws of the U.S. in the 1920s led to lucrative dealings between business-savvy Canadians and their mobster connections below the 49th parallel. The stories in this collection are the stuff of legends, with brutal slayings and Keystone Cop adventures in every chapter. Witness a historic meeting between Al Capone and Diamond Jim Grady, his Canadian connection, in the tunnels beneath Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Read about the rumrunners of the Prairies, B.C., Central Canada and the Maritimes, who used elaborate ruses to sneak booze past the long arm of the law on both sides of the border. You'll meet a rogue's gallery of such colourful characters as Rocco Perri, the Purple Gang and Dutch Schulz in Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada.
The Fifties
The Fifties
Paperback      ISBN: 0449909336
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the 1950s, from McCarthy to I Love Lucy. Reprint. NYT. PW.
Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Freedom from Fear
The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0195144031
The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the U.S. during the Great Depression and World War II retraces the traumatic birthpains of this nation into a world power, rising from the ashes of economic ruin to fight and win a world war. Reprint.
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.
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.