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Marina and Lee
The Tormented Love and Fatal Obsession Behind Lee Harvey Oswald's Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Written by Priscilla Johnson McMillan
Foreword by Joseph Finder


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-216-5 (1-58642-216-2)

The inside story of Lee Harvey Oswald’s path to killing John. F. Kennedy. Reissued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Marina and Lee is an indispensable account of one of America’s most traumatic events, and a classic work of narrative history. In her meticulous, at times even moment... Read more >
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The Beginning of the American Fall
A Comics Journalist Inside the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Written by Stephanie McMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-452-7 (1-60980-452-X)

Can a cartoonist and millions of random strangers change the world? The initial stages of their attempt are chronicled in this book of comics-journalism and written observations.

Stephanie McMillan, long-time activist and cartoonist, has waited her entire life for the American people to rise up. Sparked by uprisings around the world, a... Read more >
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In Retrospect
The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
Written by Robert S. McNamara


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76749-7 (0-679-76749-5)

This new paperback edition of McNamara's controversial memoir includes a new Preface by McNamara and a new Appendix containing examples of the intense debate that erupted upon the book's original publication in 1995. Among the contributions to the Appendix are the New York Times editorial "Mr. McNamara's War," and sixteen other... Read more >

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The Burglary
The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Written by Betty Medsger


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96295-9 (0-307-96295-4)

The never-before-told full story of the 1971 history-changing break-in of the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activistsquiet, ordinary, hardworking Americansthat made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating his own shadow Bureau of... Read more >
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The Burglary
The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Written by Betty L. Medsger


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7366-7 (0-8041-7366-4)

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution... Read more >

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When the World Calls
The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years
Written by Stanley Meisler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5051-4 (0-8070-5051-2)

A complete and revealing history of the Peace Corps–in time for its fiftieth anniversary

When the World Calls is the first complete and balanced look at the Peace Corps’s first fifty years. Stanley Meisler’s engaging narrative exposes Washington infighting, presidential influence, and the Volunteers’ unique struggles abroad. He deftly unpacks the... Read more >
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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns
Written by Wendy Melillo


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-393-2 (1-58834-393-6)

How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising campaigns became part of our national conversation and changed us as a society. The Ad Council began during World War II as a propaganda arm of President Roosevelt’s administration to preserve... Read more >
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The Protest Psychosis
How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease
Written by Jonathan M. Metzl


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0127-1 (0-8070-0127-9)

A powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness

The civil rights era is largely remembered as a time of sit-ins, boycotts, and riots. But a very different civil rights history evolved at the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Ionia, Michigan. In... Read more >
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The Much Too Promised Land
America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace
Written by Aaron David Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38414-7 (0-553-38414-7)

Adopted in courses at:
Cornell University, George Mason University, New York University, Union College, Unviersity of Virginia, and Wofford College.

“Extraordinary…. Miller evinces genuine compassion for both sides in the conflict … while maintaining a detachment that allows him to draw hard conclusions…. Miller’s writing is both approachable and deeply smart.”
Publishers Weekly, starred... Read more >
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Two Americans
Truman, Eisenhower and a Dangerous World
Written by William Lee Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74264-3 (0-307-74264-4)

From William Lee Miller, the highly regarded biographer of Abraham Lincoln, a riveting dual examination of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower that explores the similarities and equally striking differences of two remarkable men in the context of mid-twentieth-century American culture and politics.

Two Americans weaves together the life stories of Truman and... Read more >
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Prayer in America
A Spiritual History of Our Nation
Written by James P. Moore, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 542 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50404-1 (0-385-50404-7)

A stirring chronicle of the spiritual life of a nation, Prayer in America shows how the faith of Americans—from the founding fathers to corporate tycoons, from composers to social reformers, from generals to slaves—was an essential ingredient in the formation of American culture, character, commerce, and creed.

Prayer in America brings... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Reds
McCarthyism in Twentieth-Century America
Written by Ted Morgan


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7302-0 (0-8129-7302-X)

In Reds, Ted Morgan argues that the recurring McCarthyite figure—existing long before McCarthy and long after—is really a byproduct of American anti-Communism, which became a fixed principle after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution. He traces the development of this phenomenon, and clearly demonstrates how every president since Woodrow Wilson has defined himself... Read more >

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Dutch
A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 24, 2000
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75645-0 (0-375-75645-0)

The only biography ever authorized by a sitting President--yet written with complete interpretive freedom--Dutch is as revolutionary in method as it is formidable in scholarship. Thirteen years of exhaustive research in the archives of Washington and Hollywood, and thousands of hours of interviews with the President and his family, friends, allies... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Moyers on Democracy

Written by Bill Moyers


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38773-8 (0-307-38773-9)

People know Bill Moyers from his many years of path-breaking journalism on television. But he is also one of America's most sought-after public speakers. In this collection of speeches, Moyers celebrates the promise of American democracy and offers a passionate defense of its principles of fairness and justice. Moyers on Democracy... Read more >
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Dak To
America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands
Written by Edward Murphy


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-89141-910-5 (0-89141-910-1)

From their very first engagement with the North Vietnamese Army, when a whole company of paratroopers was nearly wiped out, to the savage, climactic battle for Hill 875, here is a riveting, hard-hitting account of how the Sky Soldiers plunged into some of Southeast Asia's most forbidding terrain, against a professional... Read more >
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Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Written by Alan Murray
Introduction by Jeffrey Birnbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75811-4 (0-394-75811-0)

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America's income tax. It was also the best political and economic story of its time. Here, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture of how this tax revolution went from an improbable... Read more >
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A Turn in the South

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72488-9 (0-679-72488-5)

Naipaul's first book about the United States provides a revealing, disturbing look at the American South -- a part of the world that remains a world unto itself.

"Astute and penetrating...brings new understanding of the subject."--C. Vann Woodward, The New York Times Book Review


"No American writer could achieve this kind... Read more >
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10 Years That Shook the World
A Timeline of Events from 2001
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-412-1 (1-60980-412-0)

To purchase a copy of this ebook, please see the “buy” links on the right-hand side.

September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and... Read more >
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Terrorism and the Economy
How the War on Terror is Bankrupting the World
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-895-1 (1-58322-895-0)

Economist and best-selling author Loretta Napoleoni traces the link between the finances of the war on terror and the global economic crisis, finding connections from Dubai to London to Las Vegas that politicians and the media have at best ignored. In launching military and propaganda wars in the Middle East, America... Read more >
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Von Braun
Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War
Written by Michael Neufeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38937-4 (0-307-38937-5)

Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun.

Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified... Read more >

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Up Against the Wall Motherf**er
A Memoir of the '60s, with Notes for Next Time
Written by Osha Neumann


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-849-4 (1-58322-849-7)

They called themselves the Motherfuckers; others called them a “street gang with an analysis.” Osha Neumann’s thoughtful, funny, and honest account of his part in ‘60s counterculture is also an unflinching look at what all that rebellion of the past means today. The fast moving story follows the establishment of the... Read more >
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The Huey P. Newton Reader

Written by Huey P Newton
Edited by David Hilliard and Donald Weise
Foreword by Fredrika Newton


Format: Trade Paperback, 366 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 7, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-467-0 (1-58322-467-X)

The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver’s controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Eisenhower
The White House Years
Written by Jim Newton


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2813-7 (0-7679-2813-X)

Newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew.

America’s thirty-fourth president was belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief. This new look reveals how wrong they were. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed the atomic bomb and refused to use it. He ground... Read more >
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AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

Written by Lon Nordeen


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-344-1 (1-78200-344-4)

In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK to test V/STOL (vertical and/or short take-off and landing) concepts for close air support. A successful funding battle was subsequently fought in the 1980s to secure military, political, and economic support to expand this concept to develop and field... Read more >
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Going After Cacciato

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 1, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0442-1 (0-7679-0442-7)

Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, the now classic novel of Vietnam, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar blend of horror and hallucinatory comedy that marked the war. Reality and fantasy merge in O’Brien’s fictional account of one private’s sudden decision to lay down his rifle and begin a quixotic... Read more >
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