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1960 to 1980


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Inside: A Public and Private Life
Inside: A Public and Private Life
by Joseph A Califano
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"Inside" is Joe Califano's life--from a childhood in rough-and-tumble 1930s Brooklyn to Holy Cross, Harvard Law, and moving "inside" to the corridors of political power.... (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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Day the Presses Stopped: History of Pentagon Papers Case
Day the Presses Stopped: History of Pentagon Papers Case
by David Rudenstine
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This bold account provides an original perspective on one of the most significant legal struggles in American history: the Nixon administration's efforts to prohibit the New York Times and the Washington Post from publishing the 7,000-page, top-secret... (read more)

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The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy
The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy
by Geoff Shepard
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The controversial book that will change how people think about Watergate Drawing on his insider knowledge and previously unpublished documents, Geoff Shepard shows that it didnt take long for Ted Kennedy and his allies to smell blood after the Watergate... (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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 "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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They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most... (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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In the first thorough account of the wary alliance between Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., the author offers an engrossing investigation of their complex working relationship that was instrumental in producing some of the most... (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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On August 9, 1974, President Nixon resigns because of criminal activity in connection with Watergate and flies to California. At noon that day, Gerald R. Ford becomes the 38th president of the United States. It was left to Gerald Ford to heal a war-torn... (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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Presidents and Protesters: Political Rhetoric in the 1960s
Presidents and Protesters: Political Rhetoric in the 1960s
by Theodore Otto Windt
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'Windt's fresh interpretations are based on solid rhetorical analysis... A fine work that makes a valuable contribution to the field both in methodology and findings.'--Robert V... (read more)

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Years of Renewal
Years of Renewal
by Henry Kissinger
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Henry A. Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the fifty-sixth Secretary of State, a position he held until January 20, 1977. He also served as Assistant to President for National Security Affairs from January 20, 1969, until November 3, 1975.... (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 Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis
The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis
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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Takin' It to the Streets: A Sixties Reader
Takin' It to the Streets: A Sixties Reader
by Alexander Bloom
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Takin' It to the Streets is a comprehensive collection of primary documents covering political, social and cultural aspects of the 1960's. Drawn from mainstream sources, little-known sixties periodicals, pamphlets and public speeches, this anthology... (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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The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II
The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II
by William H Chafe
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In this gripping, brilliantly written narrative, prize-winning historian William Chafe offers a vibrant chronicle of America's roller-coaster journey through the past forty-five years. Now revised and expanded to assess the impact of the Reagan years... (read more)

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