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1945 to Present


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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
by Rick Perlstein
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From the bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;Nixonlandandlt;/Iandgt;: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;In January of 1973 Richard... (read more)

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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
by Stephen Kinzer
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped todays world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a... (read more)

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White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story
White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story
by Phil Stanford
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Ex-stripper Heidi Rikan was working for the mob in Washington, DC. White House Call Girl tells how a call girl operation she was running at the time led to the Watergate break-in, which brought down Tricky Dick Nixon himself. Needless to say, this is... (read more)

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
by Todd S. Purdum
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A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passage It was a turbulent time in America—a time of sit-ins... (read more)

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The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw
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"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third... (read more)

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Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era
Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era
by Elaine Tyler May
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In the 1950s, the term ”containment” referred to the foreign policy-driven containment of Communism and atomic proliferation. Yet in Homeward Bound May demonstrates that there was also a domestic version of containment where the ”sphere... (read more)

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Bending Toward Justice (13 Edition)
Bending Toward Justice (13 Edition)
by May
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When the Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 granted African Americans the right to vote, it seemed as if a new era of political equality was at hand. Before long, however, white segregationists across the South counterattacked, driving their black countrymen... (read more)

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Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World
Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World
by William Lee Miller
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Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, consecutive presidents of the United States, were midwesterners alike in many ways—except that they also sharply differed.  Born within six years of each other (Truman in 1884, Eisenhower in 1890), they came... (read more)

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Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government
Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government
by M Stanton Evans
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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)

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The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
by Tom Brokaw
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Brokaw wrote the bestselling "The Greatest Generation" and now the subjects have written back. This book of letters and reflections allows members of the World War II generation and their families to speak for themselves.... (read more)

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In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
by Dick Cheney
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In his enlightening and provocative memoirand#8212;a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor, remarkable candor, and powerful resonanceand#8212;former Vice President Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man... (read more)

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American Dreams: The United States Since 1945
American Dreams: The United States Since 1945
by H W Brands
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The story of our nation from the A-bomb to the iPhone-from bestselling historian H.W. Brands With keen insight and an impeccable sense of the spirit of the times, H. W. Brands, one of today's preeminent historians, captures the American experience... (read more)

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The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II
The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II
by William Henry Chafe
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This popular classic text chronicles America's roller-coaster journey through the decades since World War II. Considering both the paradoxes and the possibilities of post-war America, Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themes that have... (read more)

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The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial
The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial
by Scott Martelle
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Sixty years ago political divisions in the United States ran even deeper than today's name-calling showdowns between the left and right. Back then, to call someone a communist was to threaten that person's career, family, freedom, and, sometimes, life... (read more)

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America, September 11th: The Courage to Give: The Triumph of the Human Spirit
America, September 11th: The Courage to Give: The Triumph of the Human Spirit
by Jackie Waldman
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Every tragedy has its heroes, and there were many in the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. Jackie Waldman has collected the stories of some of the firefighters, rescue workers, police, medics, relatives of missing loved ones, and strangers who, in... (read more)

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9/11: The World Speaks
9/11: The World Speaks
by Tribute Wtc Visitor Center
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Almost two million people from across the United States and around the world have come through the museum galleries of the Tribute WTC Visitor Center since it opened in September 2006 right across the street from the World Trade Center site. Many of... (read more)

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American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting Nsc 68 (Bedford Books in American History)
American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting Nsc 68 (Bedford Books in American History)
by Ernest R May
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Written in 1950, NSC 68 laid out the rationale for American Cold War strategy.  This volume includes the complete text of NSC 68, followed by commentaries from former officials, specialists on American foreign policy, and American and foreign... (read more)

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Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s
Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s
by Michael Foley
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An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets when political issues became personal It is widely believed that Americans of the 1970s and 80s were exhausted by the upheavals of the 60s and eager to retreat to the private realm... (read more)

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Launching the War on Poverty: An Oral History (Oxford Oral History)
Launching the War on Poverty: An Oral History (Oxford Oral History)
by Michael L Gillette
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Head Start, Job Corps, Foster Grandparents, College Work-Study, VISTA, Community Action, and the Legal Services Corporation are familiar programs, but their tumultuous beginning has been largely forgotten. Conceived amid the daring idealism of the 1960s,... (read more)

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One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
by Michael Dobbs
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In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs has pored over... (read more)

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