United States History 1900-1950
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PowerDown: Options And Actions For A Post-Carbon World
Options And Actions For A Post-Carbon World
Paperback      ISBN: 0865715106
If the US continues with its current policies, the next decades will be marked by war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe. Resource depletion and population pressures are about to catch up with us, and no one is prepared. The political elites, especially in the US, are incapable of dealing with the situation and have in mind a punishing game of “Last One Standing.
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Testament of Hope
The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paperback      ISBN: 0060646918
Collects the civil rights leader's writings on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, and more
Letters of the Century: America, 1900-1999
Letters of the Century
America, 1900-1999
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385315902
A collection of fascinating letters by Americans famous and obscure chronicles a century of life in the United States, from Mark Twain's side-splitting letter to the head of Western Union to Einstein's warning to Roosevelt about atomic warfare and a young Bill Gates begging hobbyists not to share software. Reissue.
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.
Roll Me over: An Infantryman's World War II
Roll Me over
An Infantryman's World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0804116059
From the beaches of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the border of Czechoslovakia, an American infantryman recounts his journey through the expiring Third Reich, offering an insightful and detailed account of his experiences under fire. Reissue.
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.
50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know
50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know
Paperback      ISBN: 1932857028
Reveals fifty facts that have been hidden, distorted, or censored, including a judge's ruling that marijuana is medically beneficial, most corporations pay no federal income tax, and using sunscreen can cause cancer.
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.
Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir
Packinghouse Daughter
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0060936843
The author integrates personal memories and public history to tell a story of family loyalty, small-town life, and working-class values in the face of a violent labor strike in 1959, describing the impact of the strike on her own life and reflecting on the influence on post-war prosperity on blue-collar children. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
An American Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0345465083
Follows the story of the champion racehorse and the three men who discovered him, chronicling how a former bicycle repairman purchased the horse despite its lack of promise, and how the horse rose to become one of the sport's top performers. Reprint. (A Universal Pictures film, releasing July 2003, written & directed by Gary Ross, starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, & Elizabeth Banks) (Sports & Recreation)