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Chicago '68
Chicago '68
by David R Farber
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David Farber is a professor of history atand#160;Temple University. He has authored and edited many books in modern American history, including The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s.... (read more)

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The Nixon Presidency: An Oral History of the Era
The Nixon Presidency: An Oral History of the Era
by Deborah Strober
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Having interviewed a large number of political insiders from the Nixon administration (and a selection of other involved political figures), the authors thematically arrange the reminiscences of figures such as John Dean, H.R. Haldeman, Daniel... (read more)

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The Bay of Pigs
The Bay of Pigs
by Howard Jones
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In The Bay of Pigs, Howard Jones provides a concise, incisive, and dramatic account of the disastrous attempt to overthrow Castro in April 1961. Drawing on recently declassified CIA documents, Jones deftly examines the train of missteps and self... (read more)

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Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America
Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America
by Christopher J Matthews
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John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon each dreamed of becoming the great young leader of their age. First as friends, then as bitter enemies, they were linked by a historic rivalry that changed both them and their country. In this startling dual portrait... (read more)

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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society
by Julian E. Zelizer
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A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces thatand#160;shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civiland#160;rights movement and the media Between November 1963, when he becameand#160;president, and November... (read more)

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Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
by David Talbot
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Talbot, a journalist and founder of Salon.com, uses interviews with Kennedy administration insiders, friends, and family, as well as recently released government documents, to tell the story of the relationship between John F. Kennedy and Robert F... (read more)

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Inside: A Public and Private Life
Inside: A Public and Private Life
by Joseph A Califano
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From a childhood in rough-and-tumble 1940s Brooklyn to a life "inside" the corridors of... (read more)

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America in White, Black and Gray
America in White, Black and Gray
by Klaus P Fischer
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From the reviews of Nazi Germany The best one-volume history of the Third Reich available.It fills a void which has existed for a long time and it will probably become the basic text for generations of students. Walter Laqueur An indispensable... (read more)

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The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics
The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics
by Walter Mondale
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 Former vice president Walter Mondale makes a passionate, timely argument for American liberalism in this revealing and momentous political memoir. For more than five decades in public life, Walter Mondale has played a leading role in Americas... (read more)

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Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)
Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)
by Ted Van Dyk
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Ted Van Dyk, a shrewd veteran of countless national political and policy fights, casts fresh light on many of the leading personalities and watershed events of American politics since JFK. He was a Pentagon intelligence analyst during the Berlin Crisis... (read more)

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Elly Peterson: "Mother" of the Moderates
Elly Peterson: "Mother" of the Moderates
by Sara Fitzgerald
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and#160;"A magisterially written, well-researched, informative, and entertaining biography of a woman who helped throw open the doors to broader participation and power for women in the Republican Party and American politics." ---Dave Dempsey, author of... (read more)

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The Gumshoe and the Shrink: Guenther Reinhardt, Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker, and the Secret History of the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon Election
The Gumshoe and the Shrink: Guenther Reinhardt, Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker, and the Secret History of the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon Election
by David L Robb
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The Gumshoe and the Shrink is a tale of political intrigue—a detective story and medical mystery set against the backdrop of the closest and most storied presidential election in American history. Its the never-before-told account of how the... (read more)

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Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (Pivotal Moments in American History)
by Raymond Arsenault
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"Surely the definitive study on the topic.... Arsenault skillfully brings to life these important historical figures, revealing their courage, fear, motivations, and conflicts--both internal and external."--Southern Historian "A meticulous, all... (read more)

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Averting 'The Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)
Averting 'The Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)
by Sheldon M Stern
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The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in human history. Sheldon M. Stern, longtime historian at the John F. Kennedy Library, here presents a comprehensive narrative account of the... (read more)

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Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America
Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America
by Nick Kotz
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Opposites in almost every way, mortally suspicious of each other at first, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., were thrust together in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both men sensed a historic opportunity and began a... (read more)

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895 Days That Changed the World: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford
895 Days That Changed the World: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford
by Graeme Mount
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When asked why he pardoned Nixon, Ford simply replied "it was the right thing to do."... (read more)

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Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan
Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan
by Jeff Greenfield
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From one of the countrys most brilliant political commentators, the bestselling author of Then Everything Changed, an extraordinary, thought-provoking look at Kennedys presidency—after November 22, 1963. November 22, 1963: JFK does not die. What... (read more)

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Last Great Senate (12 Edition)
Last Great Senate (12 Edition)
by Ira Shapiro
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Journalists have called the U.S. Senate an empty chamber; politicians have lamented that the institution is brokenand#151;yet the Senate was once capable of greatness. Senators of the 1960s and and#8217;70s overcame southern opposition to civil rights... (read more)

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The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes, and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History
The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes, and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History
by Barbara Moran
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In The Day We Lost the H-Bomb, science writer Barbara Moran marshals a wealth of new information and recently declassified material to give the definitive account of the Cold Wars biggest nuclear weapons disaster. On January 17, 1966, a U.S. Air Force B... (read more)

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Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America
Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America
by Burton Hersh
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The history of one of the most admired (Bobby Kennedy) and one of the most reviled (J. Edgar Hoover) are entwined with that of Joseph... (read more)

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