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1960 to 1980


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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
by Taylor Branch
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In volume one of his andlt;Iandgt;America in the King Years,andlt;/Iandgt; Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the... (read more)

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All the President's Men
All the President's Men
by Carl Bernstein
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The full account of the Watergate scandal from the two andlt;Iandgt;Washington Postandlt;/Iandgt; reporters who broke the story. This is and#8220;the work that brought down a presidencyand#8230;perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in... (read more)

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The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon
The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon
by Stanley Kutler
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [631]-690) and index.... (read more)

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Kissinger a Biography
Kissinger a Biography
by Walter Isaacson
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By the time Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled... (read more)

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Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam #01: Misfits in America: Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam: A Story of the Last Half of the Twentieth Century
Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam #01: Misfits in America: Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam: A Story of the Last Half of the Twentieth Century
by Lawrence R Velvel
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Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam is an honest and revealing description of what academic and professional life were like during the last half of the 20th century. Lawrence R. Velvel has produced a work of wide ranging criticism of the dishonesty, failure of... (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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Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941-1963
Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941-1963
by Clayborne Carson
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From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting Civil Rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two... (read more)

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The Past Has Another Pattern: Memoirs
The Past Has Another Pattern: Memoirs
by George W Ball
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In his long and multifaceted career as a diplomat, international lawyer, and statesman, George W. Ball has been at the center of many crises. His book is filled with candid portraits of major figures on the world stage, as well as keen and controversial... (read more)

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All the President's Men
All the President's Men
by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
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The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal, now with a 40th anniversary Afterword on the legacies of Watergate and Richard Nixon. This is the book... (read more)

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Will
Will
by G Gordon Liddy
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Since its first publication nearly twenty years ago, G. Gordon Liddy's extraordinary autobiography has shocked, moved, and inspired millions of readers with its startlingly candid depiction of a man who is hero to some, villain to others, and fascinating... (read more)

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Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam
Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam
by Gordon M Goldstein
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A revelatory look at the decisions that led to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, drawing on the insights and reassessments of one of the wars architects "I had a part in a great failure. I made mistakes of perception, recommendation and execution. If I... (read more)

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Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation
Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation
by Ken Gormley
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By October 1973 special prosecutor Archibald Cox was tracing the Watergate cover-up to the Oval Office. President Nixon demanded that he stop. In the “Saturday Night Massacre” two heads of the Justice Department quit before Nixon found a... (read more)

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Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
by James Piereson
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More than 40 years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on the streets of Dallas, this new volume makes clear that his death marked a historical crossroads in the nation's history.... (read more)

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Goldwater
Goldwater
by Lee Edwards
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An intimate portrait of a remarkable man who has championed conservative causes for the past five decades.... (read more)

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Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald Ford
Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald Ford
by Thomas M. DeFrank
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In an extraordinary series of private interviews, conducted over sixteen years with the stipulation that they not be released until after Ford's death, the thirty-eighth president of the United States reveals a profoundly different side of himself: funny,... (read more)

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1968 Marching in the Streets
1968 Marching in the Streets
by Tariq Ali
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Nineteen sixty-eight. A radical wave swept the world. From Washington to London, Paris to Saigon, Berlin to Lahore, Chicago to Mexico City, people took to the streets demanding emancipation. In Vietnam, the guerrilla armies launched the Tê t (New... (read more)

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My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience
My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience
by Juan Williams
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Juan Williams's timely, compelling, and critically acclaimed book about the civil rights movement is now available in paperback, with a special, extended readers' group guide. Published in collaboration with the AARP. 58,000 copies sold! Deeply personal... (read more)

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Cornell '69: Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University
Cornell '69: Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University
by Donald Alexan Downs
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Donald Alexander Downs tells the story of how Cornell University became the battleground for the clashing forces of racial justice, intellectual freedom, and the rule of law. Eyewitness accounts and retrospective interviews depict the explosive events of... (read more)

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From Camelot to Kent State: The Sixties Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It
From Camelot to Kent State: The Sixties Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It
by Joan Morrison
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A look back at the major events of the 1960s, told by the voices of both the famous and those they affected, which, as a result, creates a powerful focus on the human dimension of that turbulent decade.... (read more)

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Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
by Scott Stossel
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As founder of the Peace Corps, Head Start, the Special Olympics (with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to the present day. This authorized biography... (read more)

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