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Arc of justice

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $8.00

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

Seller ID: BB0211423

ISBN: 0805071458

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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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Public Enemies

By: Burrough, Bryan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics):

Seller ID: BB0240944

ISBN: 0143115863

Condition: vg


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

ISBN: 1586484974

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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

ISBN: 0911646884

Condition: vg


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The children

By: Halberstam, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1998.:

Seller ID: BB0236752

ISBN: 0679415610

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All That Glitters: Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek

By: Jameson, Elizabeth

Price: $14.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press, March 1998:

Seller ID: BB0252955

ISBN: 0252066901

Condition: vg


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Behind the Dream

By: Jones, Clarence Medlycott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan:

Seller ID: BB0243014

ISBN: 0230103685

Condition: Very Good


A bright clean copy. Looks new. View more info

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Twentieth Century Novel

By: Kershner, R. B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's, March 1997:

Seller ID: BB0250235

ISBN: 0312102445

Condition: good


The only college-level survey of the twentieth-century novel, this very brief and inexpensive guide presents key historical background for, issues concerning, and critical approaches to the modern, post-modern, and contemporary novel. View more info

American West:twentieth Century History

By: Malone, Michael P. and Richard W. Etulain

Price: $8.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, 1989:

Seller ID: BB0250308

ISBN: 0803230931

Condition: vg/vg


The mystique of the Wild West perpetuated by Buffalo Bill, Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour, John Wayne, and the Marlboro Man has hindered the serious study of the real region west of the ninety-eighth meridian. Michael P. Malone and Richard W. Etulain move beyond myth and beyond the influential frontier thesis advanced by Frederick Jackson Turner to write about the American West as it has actually developed in the twentieth century. In vivid detail they describe a region too... View more info

Blundering into disaster

By: McNamara, Robert S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1986.:

Seller ID: BB0243009

ISBN: 0394558502

Condition: Good


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Killing Kennedy

By: O'Reilly, Bill

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.:

Seller ID: BB0254416

ISBN: 0805096663

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A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln"More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor "recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of Joh... View more info

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Twentieth Century Novel

By: R. B. Kershner

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's, March 1997:

Seller ID: BB0249563

ISBN: 0312102445

Condition: good


The only college-level survey of the twentieth-century novel, this very brief and inexpensive guide presents key historical background for, issues concerning, and critical approaches to the modern, post-modern, and contemporary novel. View more info

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

By: Rhodes, Richard

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd, 1988:

Seller ID: BB0247113

ISBN: 0671657194

Condition: vg


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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

ISBN: 0060798718

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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

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Coming of Age

By: Terkel, Studs

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New Pr:

Seller ID: BB0211194

ISBN: 1565842847

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

By: Tomlin, Gregory M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Potomac Books, 2016:

Seller ID: BB0254177

ISBN: 1612347711

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The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s

By: Weisbrot, Robert S. ; MacKenzie, G. Calvin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The, 2008:

Seller ID: BB0252847

ISBN: 1594201706

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A crack in the edge of the world

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2005.:

Seller ID: BB0232216

ISBN: 0060571993

Condition: vg


The international bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa vividly brings to life the 1906San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion. Simon Winchester has also fashioned an enthralling and informative informative look at the tumultuous subterranean world that produces earthquakes, the planet's most sudden and destructive force.In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco and ... View more info