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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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David Chalmers' widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a widening challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race... (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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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 Goldstein
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“A compelling portrait of a man once serenely confident, searching decades later for self-understanding.”—Richard Holbrooke, The New York Times Book Review I had a part in a great failure. I made mistakes of perception, recommendation and... (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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A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and... (read more)

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Biographies in American Foreign Policy #03: Dean Rusk: Defending the American Mission Abroad
Biographies in American Foreign Policy #03: Dean Rusk: Defending the American Mission Abroad
by Thomas W Zeiler
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Dean Rusk compared his position as secretary of state in the 1960s to a soldier in a foxhole, defending America against the communist alliance. Author Thomas W. Zeiler writes that the foxhole really represented the universalist ideals Rusk cherished... (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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Tommy the Cork: Washington's Ultimate Insider from Roosevelt to Reagan
Tommy the Cork: Washington's Ultimate Insider from Roosevelt to Reagan
by David Mckean
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“The life and adventures of Tommy the Cork, from serving as a clerk to Oliver Wendell Holmes to helping United Fruit find ways to overthrow the government of Guatamala, make for one of the most intriguing Washington books in years. Readers with a... (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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"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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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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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
by Philip Taubman
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A terrorist attack with nuclear weapons is the most dangerous security issue America faces today—and we are far more vulnerable than we realize. Driven by this knowledge, five men—all members of the Cold War brain trust behind the U.S.... (read more)

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Kissinger: 1973, the Crucial Year
Kissinger: 1973, the Crucial Year
by Alistair Horne
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Kissinger: 1973, The Crucial Year is the gripping history of one of America's most enigmatic and influential foreign policy advisers during a pivotal year in the country's postwar history. By any measure, 1973 was not an ordinary year. It should have... (read more)

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It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s
It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s
by Peter N. Carroll
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In this unique, comprehensive history of the 1970s, we learn about international developments: the war in Cambodia, Nixon's trip to China, the oil embargo and resulting gas shortage, the Mayaquez incident, the Camp David accords, the Iranian capture of... (read more)

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Decade of Disillusionment: The Kennedy-Johnson Years
Decade of Disillusionment: The Kennedy-Johnson Years
by Jim F Heath
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The sixties began optimistically, with Americans full of hope and expectation, voting to support a new, young, charismatic leader who promised to "move America forward." Tragically, something went wrong. Instead of finding its Utopia, America became a... (read more)

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The Strange Death of American Liberalism
The Strange Death of American Liberalism
by H W Brands
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This compelling book focuses on the sea change in American politics from the 1960s to the present--from a time when liberals created bold government programs to solve important social problems, to contemporary distrust of government and rejection of... (read more)

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The Kennedy Presidency: An Oral History of the Era
The Kennedy Presidency: An Oral History of the Era
by Deborah Strober
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In revisiting John Kennedy's presidency, the authors incldue considerable material on the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, the Berlin crisis, the beginnings of the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights movement.... (read more)

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Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy
Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy
by Paul Hendrickson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-329) and index.... (read more)

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America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia, 1950-1957 (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia, 1950-1957 (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
by Seth Jacobs
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Americaandrsquo;s Miracle Man in Vietnam rethinks the motivations behind one of the most ruinous foreign-policy decisions of the postwar era: Americaandrsquo;s commitment to preserve an independent South Vietnam under the premiership of Ngo Dinh Diem... (read more)

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