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The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
The First American
The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Paperback      ISBN: 0385495404
Drawing on previously unpublished letters, this meticulously researched biography captures the life and times of America's first Renaissance man, discussing his diverse roles as a scientist, businessman, philosopher, writer, inventor, diplomat, politician, wit, and Founding Father. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63
Parting the Waters
America in the King Years, 1954-63
Paperback      ISBN: 0671687425
Traces the birth of the American civil rights movement and profiles Martin Luther King, Jr., detailing the roles played by key figures around him and in government
Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey
Radical Son
A Generational Odyssey
Paperback      ISBN: 0684840057
An intimate autobiographical account of one man's journey from 1960s radical to 1990s conservative includes a critique of the American Left and an indictment of the legacy of the 1960s. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Anarchy: An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth
Anarchy
An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 1582430403
Making available a sampling of writings by Goldman, Tolstoy, Margaret Sanger, and other early 20th century radical thinkers from a foremost US anarchist journal, Mother Earth (1906-18), a New York writer-editor provides a general introduction and introductory notes to groupings by the themes of anarchism, the woman question, literature, civil liberties, the social war, and war and peace. Includes photos of Emma and journal covers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story
In Search of Fatima
A Palestinian Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1859845614
A memoir of Ghada Karmi's life: her childhood in Palestine; the flight to Britain after the catastrophe of 1948; and her struggle to get a university grant to study medicine. The book is set against the backdrop of the continuing crisis in the Middle East. pointing forward.
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill : Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
The Last Lion
Winston Spencer Churchill : Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
Paperback      ISBN: 0385313489
Describes the early life and political career of the British prime minister.
First Ladies
First Ladies
Paperback      ISBN: 044922323x
From her own unique perspective, the former First Daughter reveals the fascinating truth behind some of the most misunderstood First Ladies in history, in an honest portrait of those who were protector, partner, advisor, and scolder to the most powerful men in the world. Reprint.
Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941
Stalin in Power
The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941
Paperback      ISBN: 0393308693
Recounts Stalin's establishment of state-run collectives, discusses the political reasons behind his pact with Hitler, and analyzes the effects of Stalin's reign
Eugene Mccarthy: The Rise And Fall Of Postwar American Liberalism
Eugene Mccarthy
The Rise And Fall Of Postwar American Liberalism
Paperback      ISBN: 1400077907
A portrait of the leading Democratic figure during the 1950s and 1960s traces his rise to power, his passionate work with the anti-Vietnam War movement, elections to the House of Representatives and Senate, efforts as a New Deal and Cold War moderate liberal, and contributions to the 1968 Democratic Convention. Reprint.
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz
Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
Paperback      ISBN: 0060934433
A brilliant journalistic account of the rape of the Congo chronicles three decades of graft, corruption, and robbery perpetrated by the Mobutu regime in the tragic central African country of Zaire. Reprint.