United States History 1950-present
1 Dead in Attic
Paperback ISBN: 1416552987
A journalist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune offers a collection of his columns detailing his own experiences living through hurricane Katrina, the stories of other city inhabitants, and the struggle to rebuild in the wake of destruction, tragedy, and death. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
1 Dead in Attic
Paperback ISBN: 1501125370
With a new foreword by the author on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina—Chris Rose’sNew York Times bestselling collection: “A gripping book about life’s challenges in post-Katrina New Orleans…packed with heart, honesty, and wit
The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0805094210
"102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling." —Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. At 8:46 a.m. that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out. Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before.
The Year Everything Changed
Hardcover ISBN: 0470387815
Focuses on a pivotal historical year prior to the tumultuous 1960s decade to explore events that set the stage for subsequent changes, noting such landmark happenings as America's entry in Vietnam, the release of the birth control pill, and the invention of the microchip.
1969, the Year Everything Changed
Hardcover ISBN: 1602393664
Chronicles American music, news, politics, art, publishing, and sports during 1969, from Woodstock to the Manson family and Richard Nixon's presidency to the gay rights movement.
Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars
Paperback ISBN: 1451669399
Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant—recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in a comprehensive, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller. In the New York Times bestselling 500 Days, Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions, deceptions, and delusions of the eighteen months that changed the world forever, as leaders raced to protect their citizens in the wake of 9/11. Eichenwald’s gripping, immediate style and true-to-life dialogue puts readers at the heart of these historic events, from the Oval Office to Number 10 Downing Street, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al-Qaeda training camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria. He reveals previously undisclosed information from the terror wars, including never-before-reported details about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax attacks, and investigations and conflicts between Washington, D.C., and London. With his signature fast-paced narrative style, Eichenwald delivers “both a page-turning read and an insightful dissection of 9/11’s dark legacy
The Story of a Decade
Hardcover ISBN: 0679644814
A one-of-kind look back at the 1950s, as told by some of The New Yorker's most notable contributors, chronicles the tensions and innovations that lay behind the decade's more placid surface during a time of prosperity and contradiction.
The Story of a Decade
Paperback ISBN: 0812983300
Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop • Truman Capote • John Cheever • Roald Dahl • Janet Flanner • Nadine Gordimer • A. J. Liebling • Dwight Macdonald • Joseph Mitchell • Marianne Moore • Vladimir Nabokov • Sylvia Plath • V. S. Pritchett • Adrienne Rich • Lillian Ross • Philip Roth • Anne Sexton • James Thurber • John Updike • Eudora Welty • E. B. White • Edmund Wilson And featuring new perspectives by Jonathan Franzen • Malcolm Gladwell • Adam Gopnik • Elizabeth Kolbert • Jill Lepore • Rebecca Mead • Paul Muldoon • Evan Osnos • David Remnick The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and “I Like Ike.