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Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy

By: Bjorkman, Timothy W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University Of Oklahoma Press, 2007:

Seller ID: BB0259203

ISBN: 080613853X

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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 ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house... View more info

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Arc of justice

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $8.00

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

Seller ID: BB0258983

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 ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house... View more info

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Public Enemies

By: Burrough, Bryan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics):

Seller ID: BB0240944

ISBN: 0143115863

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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 reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover's G-men secured the FBI's ris... 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 Nixon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe.Published for the fiftieth anniversary of the trip, "K Blows... View more info

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America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza Of 1918

By: Crosby, Alfred W.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1990:

Seller ID: BB0259068

ISBN: 0521386950

Condition: vg


Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide claiming over 25 million lives, more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the Spanish flu pandemic is largely forgotten today. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-striken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event. View more info

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The worst hard time

By: Egan, Timothy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2006.:

Seller ID: BB0256624

ISBN: 0618773479

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Blacklisted By History The Real Story Of Joseph Mccarthy And His Fight Against America's Ene...

By: Evans, M. Stanton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Crown Forum, 2007:

Seller ID: BB0260160

ISBN: 140008105X

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The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Garrow, David J.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co., 1982:

Seller ID: BB0258984

ISBN: 0393015092

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Post-Reagan America

By: Gillies, Archibald L.

Price: $3.00

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

Seller ID: BB0233273

ISBN: 0911646884

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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

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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 richly varied and dynamic to be contained by the imagination. Extending into the 1980s, "The American West: A Twentieth-Cent... View more info

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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 John Fitzgerald Kennedy--and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent ... View more info

Roosevelt and Marshall: The War They Fought, the Change They Wrought

By: Parrish, Thomas

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Quill, 1991:

Seller ID: BB0259072

ISBN: 0688107400

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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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The forgotten man

By: Shlaes, Amity

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0259107

ISBN: 0060936428

Condition: vg


In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today. View more info