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1920 to 1960


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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M Barry
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"An account of the Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. When the river flooded, it was possible to travel in a boat, east to west in the South, two hundred miles. The book is an account of how engineers had tried to control the... (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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It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes offers a striking... (read more)

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The Fifties
The Fifties
by David Halberstam
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US... (read more)

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Divided Arsenal (Race and the American State During World War II)
Divided Arsenal (Race and the American State During World War II)
by Daniel Kryder
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A comparison of the causes and effects of federal race policy during World War II.... (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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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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The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930-1980
The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930-1980
by Steve Fraser
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'The New Deal Order is dead, ' the editors of this book write, offering their collection of provocative essays as 'a historical autopsy.' --The... (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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In this absorbing memoir, Merrill D. Peterson traces his progress from a young Kansas Republican to a "Left Liberal," Democrat by reconstructing how the New Republic singularly influenced his intellectual development and academic career during... (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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Part of the American Stories Series, THE ALGER HISS ESPIONAGE CASE follows this famous espionage case from the time Whittaker Chambers, appearing before a congressional committee, accused Alger Hiss of being a member of the Communist Party to Hiss's... (read more)

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The Truman Presidency
The Truman Presidency
by Michael J Lacey
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Written by leading authorities in the fields of the contemporary social, political, and diplomatic history of the United States, the essays in this volume provide a wide-ranging overview of the intentions, achievements, and failures of the Truman... (read more)

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Power Plays: Critical Events in the Institutionalization of the Tennessee Valley Authority (Suny Series, Sociology of Work)
Power Plays: Critical Events in the Institutionalization of the Tennessee Valley Authority (Suny Series, Sociology of Work)
by Richard A. Colignon
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Power Plays provides a conflict model of organizational behavior based on a historical reanalysis of the creation and early development of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) from its origins as a World War I munitions plant to its consolidation as the... (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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The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in America
The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in America
by T H Watkins
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The acclaimed author of Righteous Pilgrim delivers this dramatic account of the Great Depression as seen by those who lived through it. Less concerned with the power brokers in Washington than with the daily struggles of ordinary people at the grass... (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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Franklin Roosevelt was one of our greatest and most beloved presidents -- and yet he almost didn't get his party's nomination during his first run for the White House. Happy Days Are Here Again re-creates the crazy scheming, backroom plotting, and... (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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The twelve essays in this book, several published here for the first time, represent some of Tony Badgeras best work in his ongoing examination of how white liberal southern politicians who came to prominence in the New Deal and World War II handled the... (read more)

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American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman--And the Shoot-Out That Stopped It
American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman--And the Shoot-Out That Stopped It
by Stephen Hunter
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American Gunfight is the fast-paced, definitive, and breathtakingly suspenseful account of an extraordinary historical event -- the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman in 1950 by two Puerto Rican Nationalists and the bloody shoot-out in the... (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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In the last decade of the twentieth century, newly opened classified archives revealed a series of ???sacred secrets??? that survivors of the Cold War had sworn to carry to their graves. These revelations have challenged our understanding of significant... (read more)

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Fighting Liberal: The Autobiography of George W. Norris
Fighting Liberal: The Autobiography of George W. Norris
by George W Norris
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Though George Norris was born and grew up in Ohio, he headed west after earning his law degree and set up practice in Nebraska, eventually settling in McCook. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1902 and the Senate in 1912, Norris was a Republican... (read more)

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