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By: Bass, Warren

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2003.:

Seller ID: BB0225992


They were three of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century: David Ben-Gurion, Israel's indomitable founding father; Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, the charismatic Arab nationalist; and the young and dynamic John F. Kennedy. Now Warren Bass illuminates these three extraordinary men and their diplomatic struggles at the height of the Cold War, offering stunning new insights into the origins of today's Middle East. The Kennedy period, Bass writes, wa... View more info

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Arc of justice

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : H.Holt, 2004.:

Seller ID: BB0211423


An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghe... View more info

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Arc of justice

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : H.Holt, 2004.:

Seller ID: BB0228164


An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghe... View more info

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Boom!: Talking About the Sixties

By: Brokaw, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks:

Seller ID: BB0227522


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Public Enemies

By: Burrough, Bryan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics):

Seller ID: BB0240944


Coming in Summer 2009, the major motion picture from Universal Studios "ludicrously entertaining" ("Time"), " Public Enemies" is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI, and an assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. In an epic feat of storytelling, Burrough re... View more info

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K Blows Top

By: Carlson, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs:

Seller ID: BB0209547


Khrushchev's 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted--"a surreal extravaganza," as historian John Lewis Gaddis called it. Khrushchev told jokes, threw tantrums, sparked a riot in a San Francisco supermarket, wowed the coeds in a home economics class in Iowa, and ogled Shirley MacLaine as she filmed a dance scene in Can-Can. He befriended and offended a cast of characters including Nelson Rockefeller, Richard N... View more info

Post-Reagan America

By: Gillies, Archibald L.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : World Policy Institute, c1987.:

Seller ID: BB0233273


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The fifties

By: Halberstam, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York : Villard Books, 1993.:

Seller ID: BB0220792


The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who mass-produced the American hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who placed his Holiday Inns along the na... View more info

The children

By: Halberstam, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1998.:

Seller ID: BB0236752


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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance

By: Huggins, Nathan Irvin

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Oxford:

Seller ID: BB0243829


The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s symbolized black liberation and sophistication--the final shaking off of slavery, in the mind, spirit, and character of African-Americans. It was a period when the African-American came of age, with the clearest expression of this transformation visible in the remarkable outpouring of literature, art, and music. In these years the "New Negro" was born, as seen in the shift of black leadership from Booker T. Washington to that of W.E.B.... View more info

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The Best of Times

By: Johnson, Haynes Bonner

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvest Books:

Seller ID: BB0228171


We were awash in money and spellbound by celebrity and scandal. It was a time of breathtaking strides in science and unprecedented possibility. A time of squandered opportunities and grave distraction. A time of tragic complacency and belief in our invulnerability. In "The Best of Times," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Haynes Johnson looks back on the decade that defied anyone's expectations, for better or worse. With a sharp eye for the quote or detail that perfe... View more info

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Behind the Dream

By: Jones, Clarence Medlycott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan:

Seller ID: BB0243014


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The Teapot Dome Scandal

By: McCartney, Laton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks:

Seller ID: BB0229244


In this amazing and at times ribald story, Laton McCartney tells how Big Oil handpicked Warren G. Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as our twenty-third president. Harding and his "oil cabinet" made it possible for cronies to secure vast fuel reserves that had been set aside for use by the U.S. Navy. In exchange, the oilmen paid off senior government officials, bribed newspaper publishers, and covered the GOP campaign debt. When news of the scandal finally emerge... View more info

Blundering into disaster

By: McNamara, Robert S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1986.:

Seller ID: BB0243009


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The Making of the Atomic Bomb

By: Rhodes, Richard

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd, 1988:

Seller ID: BB0247113


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Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

By: Rieder, Jonathan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press, 2013:

Seller ID: BB0229577


"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely." King drafted a furious rebuttal th... View more info

Years of Protest: A Collection of American Writings of the 1930's

By: Salzman, Jack and Barry Wallenstein

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pegasus:

Seller ID: BB0218128


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Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

By: Sorensen, Ted

Price: $8.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, May 2008:

Seller ID: BB0246593


In this gripping memoir, John F. Kennedy's closest advisor recounts in full for the first time his experience counseling Kennedy through the most dramatic moments in American history.Sorensen returns to January 1953, when he and the freshman senator from Massachusetts began their extraordinary professional and personal relationship. Rising from legislative assistant to speechwriter and advisor, the young lawyer from Nebraska worked closely with JFK on his most impo... View more info

Coming of Age

By: Terkel, Studs

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New Pr:

Seller ID: BB0211194


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Murrow's Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration

By: Tomlin, Gregory M.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Potomac Books, 2016:

Seller ID: BB0233082


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