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The Fifties
The Fifties
by David Halberstam
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The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America S Only Family Internment Camp During World War II
The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America S Only Family Internment Camp During World War II
by Jan Jarboe Russell
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The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of familiesand#8212;many US citizensand#8212;were incarcerated.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From 1942 to 1948, trains... (read more)

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One Summer: America, 1927
One Summer: America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
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Trust Bill Bryson to make the summer of 1927 as immediate and thrilling to the reader as it was to the Americans who lived through it. Written with Bryson's characteristic combination of wit, irony, and genuine fondness for his subject matter, One Summer... (read more)

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Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Oxford History of the United States #9: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
by David M Kennedy
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"A grand historical synthesis...this is the kind of book prizes are made for."--Chicago Tribune "This is modern America's story--modern America's most thrilling, most irresistible, and most significant story--and in this massive volume, David M. Kennedy... (read more)

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Lindbergh
Lindbergh
by A Scott Berg
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Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for... (read more)

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The Bonus Army: An American Epic
The Bonus Army: An American Epic
by Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen
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In the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, some forty-five thousand World War I veterans--whites and blacks together--descended on Washington D.C., from all over the country to demand the bonus promised them eight years earlier for their... (read more)

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FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America
FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America
by Burton Folsom
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From the acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, called “eye-opening” by the National Review, comes a fascinating exposé of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s destructive wartime legacy—and its adverse impact on America’s... (read more)

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Cold War Exiles in Mexico: U.S. Dissidents and the Culture of Critical Resistance (Critical American Studies)
Cold War Exiles in Mexico: U.S. Dissidents and the Culture of Critical Resistance (Critical American Studies)
by Rebecca M Schreiber
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The onset of the Cold War in the 1940s and 1950s precipitated the exile of many U.S. writers, artists, and filmmakers to Mexico. Rebecca M. Schreiber illuminates the work of these cultural exiles in Mexico City and Cuernavaca and reveals how their... (read more)

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Coming of Age with the New Republic, 1938-1950
Coming of Age with the New Republic, 1938-1950
by Merrill D. Peterson
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andquot;Fascinating, revealing, and important, this intellectual autobiography will be of interest to Americans who lived through the decade of the 1940s and those who seek to understand it.andquot;andmdash;James L... (read more)

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United States History: 1912 to 1941 (Essentials)
United States History: 1912 to 1941 (Essentials)
by Steven E Woodworth
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REAs Essentials is an insightful series of practical and informative study guides covering nearly 100 subjects. Our study guide for United States History: 1912 to 1941 is packed with student-friendly topic reviews that explain everything about U.S... (read more)

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The Alger Hiss Espionage Case
The Alger Hiss Espionage Case
by T. Michael Ruddy
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The historical debate over the Alger Hiss espionage case shows little sign of abating in the half century since it happened. This text provides a portrait of this important aspect of Cold War history through the presentation of primary source... (read more)

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
by Amity Shlaes
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“The Forgotten Man is an incisive and controversial history of the Great Depression that challenges much of the received wisdom.” Harold Evans, author of The American Century and They Made America... (read more)

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1929
1929
by Warren Sloat
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More than a mere overview of what may well be the most crucial year in American history, and not at all a nostalgia trifle, 1929 is a dramatic tale of a nation leading the rest of the world into the twentieth century brilliantly aware of the surge of... (read more)

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Happy Days Are Here Again: The 1932 Democratic Convention, the Emergence of FDR--And How America Was Changed Forever
Happy Days Are Here Again: The 1932 Democratic Convention, the Emergence of FDR--And How America Was Changed Forever
by Steven Neal
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Longtime Chicago Sun-Times political columnist and author of ten books on American politics, Neal (d. 2004) recreates the scheming, backroom plotting, and infighting of the convention, which he finds to have been one of the most suspenseful and most... (read more)

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The New Deal and the West
The New Deal and the West
by Richard Lowitt
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Richard Lowitt,, Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma, is well known for his books on twentieth-century American history.... (read more)

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George F. Kennan: An American Life
George F. Kennan: An American Life
by John Lewis Gaddis
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Biography Widely and enthusiastically acclaimed, this is the authorized, definitive biography of one of the most fascinating but troubled figures of the twentieth century by the nation's leading Cold War historian... (read more)

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New Deal/New South: An Anthony J. Badger Reader
New Deal/New South: An Anthony J. Badger Reader
by Anthony Badger
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”This book promises to inform and enlighten in a multitude of ways, not the least of them being the insights it offers into the progression of an exceptionally talented historians interests and awareness as Tony shares his professional and personal... (read more)

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Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History
Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History
by Jerrold Schecter
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This account draws on recently released Russian archival information and original interviews to cast new light on the attack on Pearl Harbor, atomic espionage, Alger Hiss, McCarthyism, and the Rosenberg case. The authors also reveal details of their... (read more)

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Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
by Jeff Shesol
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'Beginning in 1935, in a series of devastating decisions, the Supreme Court\"s conservative majority left much of FDR\"s agenda in ruins. The pillars of the New Deal fell in short succession. It was not just the New Deal, but democracy itself, that stood... (read more)

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Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years
Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years
by Keith D Mcfarland
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"Without question this is an important new addition to World War II and Cold War historiography.... Highly recommended." --Douglas Brinkley, author of Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years and The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey beyond the White... (read more)

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