Nonficionado Sale
 
 

US History
1920 to 1960


There are 327 books in this aisle.
Browse the aisle by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in US History - 1920 to 1960
Page 1 of 17 next

In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story [With DVD]
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story [With DVD]
by David Mccullough
Synopsis
Days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime... (read more)

List Price $19.99
Your price: $6.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


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
Publisher Comments
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)

Your price: $30.00
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


Hard Times (12 Edition)
Hard Times (12 Edition)
by Studs Terkel
Publisher Comments
In this unique re-creation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. The book is a mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were... (read more)

List Price $21.95
Your price: $12.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Coolidge
Coolidge
by Amity Shlaes
Publisher Comments
Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of Americas thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography,... (read more)

List Price $18.99
Your price: $9.98
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
by Mark Harris
Publisher Comments
In Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five... (read more)

List Price $29.95
Your price: $9.98
Sale - Hardcover

add to wish list


Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government
Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government
by M Stanton Evans
Publisher Comments
Until now, many sinister events that transpired in the clash of the worldand#8217;s superpowers at the close of World War II and the ensuing Cold War era have been ignored, distorted, and kept hidden from the public. Through a meticulous examination of... (read more)

List Price $27.00
Your price: $7.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


One Summer: America, 1927
One Summer: America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
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)

List Price $28.95
Your price: $14.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


George F. Kennan: An American Life
George F. Kennan: An American Life
by John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $39.95
Your price: $15.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Lindbergh
Lindbergh
by A Scott Berg
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $20.00
Your price: $5.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


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
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $27.00
Your price: $4.98
Sale - Hardcover

add to wish list


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
Publisher Comments
A comparison of the causes and effects of federal race policy during World War II.... (read more)

List Price $40.25
Your price: $1.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


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
Synopsis
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)

List Price $29.25
Your price: $10.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression: The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression: The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by David L Carlton
Publisher Comments
The National Emergency Countil's 1938 Report on Economic Conditions of the South caused Franklin Roosevelt to view the south as "the Nation's #1 economic problem" and quickly became a standard part of modern Southern history. This important and out-of... (read more)

List Price $16.99
Your price: $6.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Coming of Age with the New Republic, 1938-1950
Coming of Age with the New Republic, 1938-1950
by Merrill D. Peterson
Publisher Comments
In this absorbing memoir, Merrill D. Peterson traces his progress from a young Kansas Republican to a andquot;Left Liberal,andquot; Democrat by reconstructing how the New Republic singularly influenced his intellectual development and academic career... (read more)

List Price $40.25
Your price: $4.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


United States History: 1912 to 1941 (Essentials)
United States History: 1912 to 1941 (Essentials)
by Steven E Woodworth
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $7.25
Your price: $1.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


American Diplomacy
American Diplomacy
by George F Kennan
Publisher Comments
Drawing on his diplomatic experience and expertise, George F. Kennan offers an informed, plain-spoken appraisal of United States foreign policy. His evaluations of diplomatic history and international relations cut to the heart of policy issues much... (read more)

List Price $15.00
Your price: $7.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Alger Hiss Espionage Case
The Alger Hiss Espionage Case
by T. Michael Ruddy
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $27.95
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Truman Presidency
The Truman Presidency
by Michael J Lacey
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $77.50
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


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
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $34.95
Your price: $8.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
by Amity Shlaes
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $15.99
Your price: $6.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


1 3 4 5 ... 17 next»


Browse the entire aisle:
by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.
There are 327 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in US History
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.