It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

US History


spacer

US History
Contemporary


There are 189 books in this aisle.
Browse the aisle by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in US History - Contemporary
Page 1 of 10 next

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
by Jane Mayer
Staff Pick
Mayer offers a riveting account of the Bush administration's reaction to 9/11 and its war on terrorism and civil liberties. Gripping and appalling in equal measure, The Dark Side details how and why our country stooped to torture and unlawful wiretapping... (read more)

List Price $27.50
Your price: $4.98
Sale - Hardcover

add to wish list


State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
by James Risen
Publisher Comments
With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath... (read more)

List Price $26.00
Your price: $4.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Politics of Diplomacy: Revolution, War, & Peace, 1989-1992
Politics of Diplomacy: Revolution, War, & Peace, 1989-1992
by James Addison Baker
Book News Annotation
Baker, who served in senior government positions under Presidents Ford, Reagan, and Bush, offers an inside account of his years as Secretary of State during a time period that saw the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union, the reunification of... (read more)

List Price $32.50
Your price: $5.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
by Condoleezza Rice
Publisher Comments
Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist.  Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country... (read more)

List Price $27.00
Your price: $7.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina
The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina
by Frank Rich
Publisher Comments
Demonstrating the candor and conviction that have made him one of our most trusted and incisive public voices, The New York Times columnist Frank Rich brilliantly and meticulously illuminates the Bush administration?s disturbing love affair with... (read more)

List Price $25.95
Your price: $4.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Oxford History of the United States #11: Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush Vs. Gore
Oxford History of the United States #11: Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush Vs. Gore
by James T Patterson
Publisher Comments
In Restless Giant, acclaimed historical author James Patterson provides a crisp, concise assessment of the twenty-seven years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush in a sweeping narrative that seamlessly weaves... (read more)

List Price $45.00
Your price: $12.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Fair Game: How a Top Spy Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
Fair Game: How a Top Spy Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
by Valerie Plame Wilson
Publisher Comments
FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE BOURNE FILMS COMES THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SEAN PENN AND NAOMI WATTS Based on Fair Game, Valerie Plame Wilsons historic and unvarnished account of the personal and international consequences of speaking truth... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $7.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Sixth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency
The Sixth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency
by Larry J Sabato
Publisher Comments
This exciting new book by political scholar and commentator Larry J. Sabato helps students, voters, citizens understand the issues and actions that mattered most in the 2006 midterm elections and previews the 2008 presidential race... (read more)

List Price $14.95
Your price: $1.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
by Seymour M. Hersh
Publisher Comments
Since September 11, 2001, Seymour M. Hersh has riveted readers — and outraged the Bush Administration — with his stories in The New Yorker, including his breakthrough pieces on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Now, in Chain of Command, he brings... (read more)

List Price $23.95
Your price: $2.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Plan of Attack
Plan of Attack
by Bob Woodward
Publisher Comments
andlt;Iandgt;Plan of Attackandlt;/Iandgt; is the definitive account of how and why President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein and occupy Iraq. Bob Woodward's latest landmark account of... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $5.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Robbing Us Blind: The Return of the Bush Gang and the Mugging of America
Robbing Us Blind: The Return of the Bush Gang and the Mugging of America
by Steve Brouwer
Publisher Comments
A century ago, Kansas farmers called them "The Robber Barons" and Teddy Roosevelt singled them out as "malefactors of great wealth." Steve Brouwer rigorously marshals the devastating evidence and indicts the Bush Gang for encouraging a corporate crime... (read more)

List Price $21.50
Your price: $2.48
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President
Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President
by Lincoln Chafee
Publisher Comments
In this smart, candid, and surprising political memoir, Lincoln Chafee offers a behind-the-scenes look at the first six years of the Bush Administration from the vantage point of one of the few Republican moderates in the Senate.     ... (read more)

List Price $24.95
Your price: $5.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
by Seymour M Hersh
Publisher Comments
Since September 11, 2001, Seymour M. Hersh has riveted readers -- and outraged the Bush Administration -- with his explosive stories in The New Yorker, including his headline-making pieces on the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Now, Hersh brings... (read more)

List Price $14.99
Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
by Valerie Plame Wilson
Publisher Comments
FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE BOURNE FILMS COMES THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SEAN PENN AND NAOMI WATTS Based on Fair Game, Valerie Plame Wilsons historic and unvarnished account of the personal and international consequences of speaking truth... (read more)

List Price $15.00
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Death of American Virtue: Clinton VS. Starr (11 Edition)
Death of American Virtue: Clinton VS. Starr (11 Edition)
by Ken Gromley
Publisher Comments
Ten years after one of the most polarizing political scandals in American history, author Ken Gormley offers an insightful, balanced, and revealing analysis of the events leading up to the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton. From... (read more)

List Price $18.00
Your price: $10.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Unexpected Patriot: How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice
The Unexpected Patriot: How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice
by Shannen Rossmiller
Publisher Comments
After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock, a mother of three in rural Montana was devouring literature on Islamic culture, teaching herself Arabic, and preparing to infiltrate the central nervous system of global terror: online networks. Shannen... (read more)

List Price $17.00
Your price: $13.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)
Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)
by Gil Troy
Publisher Comments
"I thoroughly enjoyed every single chapter of Morning in America! Gil Troy has written a wonderful book: important, full of fresh insights, and fun to read. I especially like how he weaves the cultural phenomena of the time with Reagan's personal... (read more)

List Price $39.95
Your price: $14.98
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
by Peter Baker
Publisher Comments
A New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the... (read more)

Your price: $17.95
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Absolute Power: The Legacy of Corruption in the Clinton Reno Justice Department
Absolute Power: The Legacy of Corruption in the Clinton Reno Justice Department
by David Limbaugh
Publisher Comments
"David is an incredibly gifted researcher and writer. He has been able to do what the mainstream media has been unwilling and unable to do, which is to chronicle the unprecedented and dangerous corruption in the Justice Department and expose how... (read more)

List Price $17.95
Your price: $3.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law, Plotted To Avoid Prosecution, and What We Can Do About It (12 Edition)
Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law, Plotted To Avoid Prosecution, and What We Can Do About It (12 Edition)
by Elizabeth Holtzman
Publisher Comments
Holtzman and Cooper reveal how the Bush-Cheney administration broke the law—and why and how the people can bring them to justice.   Deceiving Congress about the war in Iraq, illegal wire-tapping, and torture are only a few of the ways that the... (read more)

List Price $26.95
Your price: $14.00
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


1 3 4 5 ... 10 next»


Browse the entire aisle:
by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.
There are 189 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in US History
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.