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20th Century

  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2003
  • This guide is based on the College Entrance Examination Board test in Advanced Placement United States History. The guide covers what most U.S. history students study in high school and college. Audience. Intended for everyone interested in U.S. History, particularly high school and college students. Fully illustrated. Add Bookmarks. Text annotation...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2007
  • In 1962, James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, he would make the news again when he reentered Mississippi, on foot. His plan was to walk from Memphis to Jackson, leading a "March Against Fear" that would promote black voter registration and...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • This book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes in the post-Cold War era.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 2010
  • Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. "An American classic" ( Newsweek ) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" ( The New York Times Book Review ) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2008
  • Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America?s military history. Called ?the preeminent survey of American military history? by Russell F. Weigley, America?s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history....

    Publisher : Free Press
    published : 2012
  • Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson?s The Warmth...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2012
  • This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2001
  • A brilliant, sweeping history of diplomacy that includes personal stories from the noted former Secretary of State, including his stunning reopening of relations with China. The seminal work on foreign policy and the art of diplomacy. Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Henry...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2011