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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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and#147;A finely honed portrait of the civil rights partnership President Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. forged . . . a fresh and vivid account.and#8221; and#151; Washington Post Book World The Pulitzer Prizeand#150;winning journalist Nick Kotz... (read more)

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Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House
Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House
by Robert Dallek
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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection In his acclaimed biography of JFK, Robert Dallek revealed Kennedy, the man and the leader, as never before. In Camelot's Court, he takes an insider's look at the brain trust whose contributions to the successes... (read more)

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In Nixon's Web: A Year in the Crosshairs of Watergate
In Nixon's Web: A Year in the Crosshairs of Watergate
by L Patrick Gray
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The last untold story of Watergateby the FBI director who maintained his silence for more than thirty years L.Patrick Gray III was the man caught in the middle of the Watergate scandal. He was a lifelong Republican, but Richard Nixon considered him... (read more)

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Making of the President 1972 (10 Edition)
Making of the President 1972 (10 Edition)
by Theodore H. White
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“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. Buckley The Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H. Whites landmark series, a riveting account of the 1972 presidential campaign and Richard... (read more)

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Years of Discord: American Politics and Society 1961-1974
Years of Discord: American Politics and Society 1961-1974
by John Morton Blum
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For fifteen tense and troubled years between the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960 and the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974, the United States struggled to direct its domestic life and its role in a rapidly changing world. These fifteen years are... (read more)

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The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy
The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy
by Jussi M. Hanhimaki
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"A striking indictment. Hanhimäki is one of the most persuasive of the many detractors of Henry Kissinger."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Absorbing and rich.... Hanhimäki provides breaking news by revealing Kissinger's efforts throughout the... (read more)

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The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs
The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs
by Jim Rasenberger
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A REMARKABLY GRIPPING ACCOUNT OF AMERICA’S BAY OF PIGS CRISIS, DRAWING ON LONG-HIDDEN CIA DOCUMENTS AND DELIVERING, AS NEVER BEFORE, THE VIVID TRUTH—AND CONSEQUENCES—OF FIVE PIVOTAL DAYS IN APRIL 1961 The U.S.-backed military... (read more)

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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
by Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow
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For sheer drama, this work of history may never be duplicated. The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis unfold in the actual words of President John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. Now available in a new, concise edition, this book retains its gripping... (read more)

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The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s
The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s
by G Calvin Mackenzie
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An engaging be hind-the-scenes look at the lesser-known forces that fueled the profound social reforms of the 1960s Provocative and incisive , The Liberal Hour reveals how Washington, so often portrayed as a target of reform in the 1960s, was in fact the... (read more)

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The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes
The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes
by David G Coleman
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On October 28, 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba. Popular history has marked that day as the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a seminal moment in American history. As President Kennedy's secretly recorded... (read more)

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And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s (American Moment)
And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s (American Moment)
by David Mark Chalmers
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A history of architecture driven by the ideas behind the buildings defining architectural styles from the Greeks to the present with an intellectual flair. The 15 contributing historians and architects develop the political themes of Versailles, the... (read more)

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Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA
Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA
by Lamar Waldron
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While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixons motive. Why was... (read more)

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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
by Walter Isaacson
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Robert A. Caro author of Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Journalism at the heights! Scintillating....Must be read if we are to understand the postwar world.... (read more)

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All the President's Men
All the President's Men
by Bob Woodward
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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 Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs
The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs
by Jim Rasenberger
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Now in paperback, a “balanced, engrossing account” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) of the Bay of Pigs Crisis drawing on long-hidden CIA documents and delivering the vivid truth of five pivotal days in April 1961. The U.S.-backed military... (read more)

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I Have a Dream - 40th Anniversary Edition: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream - 40th Anniversary Edition: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
by Martin Luther King
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"HIS LIFE INFORMED US, HIS DREAMS SUSTAIN US" -from the Citation of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., July 4,1977 Martin Luther King's twenty most memorable writings and... (read more)

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Betty Ford a Symbol of Strength
Betty Ford a Symbol of Strength
by Jeffrey S Ashley
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This brief and laudatory biography, derived mostly from Betty and Gerald Ford's memoirs, offers a portrait of Mrs. Ford and highlights the major events of her life. A few black-and-white photographs are included. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc... (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 power... (read more)

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Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA
Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA
by Lamar Waldron
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While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixons motive. Why was... (read more)

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The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War
The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War
by Nicholas Thompson
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Only two Americans held positions of great influence throughout the Cold War. The two men embodied opposing strategies for winning the conflict. Yet they dined together, attended the weddings of each others children, and remained lifelong friends. Paul... (read more)

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