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The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, And the Mississippi Gulf Coast
The Great Deluge
Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, And the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Hardcover      ISBN: 0061124230
An eye-opening, deeply personal account of hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast documents the events and repercussions of the tragedy and its aftermath, the historical roots of the terrible storm, and the ongoing crisis confronting the region.
The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo And the Iraq War's Buried History
The Secret Way to War
The Downing Street Memo And the Iraq War's Buried History
Paperback      ISBN: 1590172078
At the beginning of May 2005, just before the British elections, the London Times published the so-called Downing Street memo, the leaked secret minutes of a July 2002 meeting of senior British foreign policy and security officials. The memo suggested that eight months before the invasion of Iraq, long before weapons inspections resumed, President Bush had already decided on war and to justify it by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and links to terrorists, that the “intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy,” that the US wanted to avoid consulting the UN, and that few plans were being made for the aftermath of war. Largely ignored in the US press for weeks afterward, the memo was finally published, with an extensive commentary by Mark Danner, in The New York Review. Danner wrote two follow-up pieces about the significance of the memo, showing how it proves that Bush had decided to invade Iraq much earlier than he admitted and only agreed to weapons inspections not to avoid war but in the expectation that the Iraqis would invite it by refusing to cooperate. Most important, Danner argues that in the face of such clear evidence of deception, the press, public, and Congress still have not held the administration responsible. The Secret Way to War beings together Mark Danner’s strongly argued analysis of the Downing Street Memo, along with the text of the memo itself and seven other leaked British documents that show Tony Blair’s government struggling to find legal and political rationales and strategies to support regime change in Iraq.
Godless: The Church of Liberalism
Godless
The Church of Liberalism
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400054206
From the conservative spokesperson and author of Slander and How to Talk to a Liberal comes an all new, timely, and thought-provoking study of American politics. 1,000,000 first printing.

The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
The Prairie Traveler
A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
Paperback      ISBN: 0918222893
Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe travel west as well as a fascinating view of the strenuous life faced by prairie travelers before the era of the railroad.
Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry 1930-1950
Cannery Women, Cannery Lives
Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry 1930-1950
Paperback      ISBN: 0826309887
Women have been the mainstay of the grueling, seasonal canning industry for over a century. This book is their collective biography--a history of their family and work lives, and of their union. Out of the labor militancy of the 1930s emerged the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA). Quickly it became the seventh largest CIO affiliate and a rare success story of women in unions. Thousands of Mexican and Mexican-American women working in canneries in southern California established effective, democratic trade union locals run by local members. These rank-and-file activists skillfully managed union affairs, including negotiating such benefits as maternity leave, company-provided day care, and paid vacations--in some cases better benefits than they enjoy today. But by 1951, UCAPAWA lay in ruins--a victim of red baiting in the McCarthy era and of brutal takeover tactics by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
The Path to Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Paperback      ISBN: 0679729453
Traces young Lyndon Johnson's rise from Texas poverty to political power, illuminating his political relationships
Mornings on Horseback
Mornings on Horseback
Paperback      ISBN: 0671447548
Examines the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age ten to twenty-seven, focusing on the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood
Jesse and Frank James: The Family History
Jesse and Frank James
The Family History
Paperback      ISBN: 0882896539
Traces the genealogy of Frank and Jessie James, and shares brief anecdotes about the brothers and their immediate relatives
Storyville, New Orleans: Being an Authentic, Illustrated Account of the Nortorious Red Light District
Storyville, New Orleans
Being an Authentic, Illustrated Account of the Nortorious Red Light District
Paperback      ISBN: 0817344039
Drawing upon interviews and research, the author investigates New Orleans' experiment with legalized prostitution between 1897 and 1917
The Civil War: A Narrative : Fort Sumter to Perryville
The Civil War
A Narrative : Fort Sumter to Perryville
Paperback      ISBN: 0394746236
Follows the course of the war from 1862 to 1864, discusses the strategies of both sides in major battles, and assesses the performance of the Union generals