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The Sixties
The Sixties
Written by Todd Gitlin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307834027
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The Sixties
Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Written by Todd Gitlin


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

Say "the Sixties" and the images start  coming, images of a time when all authority was  defied and millions of young Americans thought they  could change the world--either through music,  drugs, and universal love or by "putting their  bodies on the line" against injustice and  war.



Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded  writer, media critic, and professor of sociology at  the... Read more >
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Wrapped in the Flag
Wrapped in the Flag
Written by Claire Conner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807077504
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Wrapped in the Flag
A Personal History of America's Radical Right
Written by Claire Conner


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $25.95

A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization’s founding fathers.

Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay Times

 
Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today’s religious Right, the... Read more >
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Wrapped in the Flag
A Personal History of America's Radical Right
Written by Claire Conner


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $28.95

A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization’s founding fathers.

Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay Times

 
Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today’s religious Right, the... Read more >
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The Boys on the Bus
The Boys on the Bus
Written by Timothy Crouse, Foreword by Hunter S. Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804149839
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The Boys on the Bus

Written by Timothy Crouse
Foreword by Hunter S. Thompson


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $11.99

Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched... Read more >
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The 1950s American Home
The 1950s American Home
Written by Diane Boucher
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812388
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The 1950s American Home

Written by Diane Boucher


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.95

This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs... Read more >
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The 1950s American Home

Written by Diane Boucher


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $7.95

This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs... Read more >
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The President and the Assassin
The President and the Assassin
Written by Scott Miller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979282
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The President and the Assassin
McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century
Written by Scott Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $18.00

A SWEEPING TALE OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY AMERICA AND THE IRRESISTIBLE FORCES THAT BROUGHT TWO MEN TOGETHER ONE FATEFUL DAY
 
In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin’s bullet shattered the nation’s confidence. The shocking murder of President William McKinley threw into stark relief the emerging... Read more >
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The Skies Belong to Us
The Skies Belong to Us
Written by Brendan I. Koerner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307886101
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The Skies Belong to Us
Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Written by Brendan I. Koerner


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $26.00

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of sixties idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to... Read more >
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The Skies Belong to Us
The Skies Belong to Us
Written by Brendan I. Koerner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307886125
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The Skies Belong to Us
Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Written by Brendan I. Koerner


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $11.99

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of '60s idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307986566
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $26.00

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen
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ISBN: 9780307986580
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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $14.99

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Queen of the Air
Queen of the Air
Written by Dean N. Jensen, Read by Emma Bering
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385362528
Our Price: $22.50

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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen
Read by Emma Bering


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.50

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed... Read more >
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama, at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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To Move the World
To Move the World
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812994926
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To Move the World
JFK's Quest for Peace
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $26.00

An inspiring look at the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office—by the New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Civilization, Common Wealth, and The End of Poverty
 
The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s... Read more >
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To Move the World
To Move the World
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs
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ISBN: 9780812994933
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To Move the World
JFK's Quest for Peace
Written by Jeffrey D. Sachs


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $13.99

An inspiring look at the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office—by the New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Civilization, Common Wealth, and The End of Poverty
 
The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s... Read more >
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Awakenings
Awakenings
Written by Oliver Sacks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307834096
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Awakenings

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $11.99

Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the... Read more >
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Cotton Tenants
Cotton Tenants
Written by James Agee, Edited by John Summers, Photographed by Walker Evans, Introduction by Adam Haslett
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612192123
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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Heretic's Heart
A Journey through Spirit and Revolution
Written by Margot Adler


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $24.00

Starting in 1964, writes Margot Adler in this dazzling memoir, “I found myself mysteriously at the center of extraordinary events.” Now a correspondent for National Public Radio, Adler was a young woman determined to be taken seriously and to be an agent of change—on her own terms, free from dogma and... Read more >
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Amusement Parks
Amusement Parks
Written by Jim Hillman
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ISBN: 9780747812098
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Amusement Parks

Written by Jim Hillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

America's amusement industry emerged from simple swimming ponds, family picnic areas, and community gathering spots. Although the first major entrepreneurial-driven amusement resort, known as Jones Woods, grew from the banks of New York's East River in the 1800s, the Golden Age of American amusement parks began with the mid-1800s development of... Read more >
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Amusement Parks

Written by Jim Hillman


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $7.95

America's amusement industry emerged from simple swimming ponds, family picnic areas, and community gathering spots. Although the first major entrepreneurial-driven amusement resort, known as Jones Woods, grew from the banks of New York's East River in the 1800s, the Golden Age of American amusement parks began with the mid-1800s development of... Read more >
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Classic Candy
Classic Candy
Written by Darlene Lacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812432
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Classic Candy
America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80
Written by Darlene Lacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

Candy may well have its origins in medicine (think peppermint sticks), and many Americans still think of candy as an edible salve with which to cure and to celebrate. Today, Americans consume more than 600 billion pounds of the sugary stuff each year. Most Americans have their favorites, their go-to candy... Read more >
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Classic Candy
America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80
Written by Darlene Lacey


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $7.95

Candy may well have its origins in medicine (think peppermint sticks), and many Americans still think of candy as an edible salve with which to cure and to celebrate. Today, Americans consume more than 600 billion pounds of the sugary stuff each year. Most Americans have their favorites, their go-to candy... Read more >
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Eat the City
Eat the City
Written by Robin Shulman
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ISBN: 9780307719065
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Eat the City
A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York
Written by Robin Shulman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00

New York, the city of money, glass, and concrete, seems like no kind of place to produce food. Yet in this smart, funny, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman places today's urban food production in the context of hundreds of years of history, tracing the changing ways we live and eat. As... Read more >
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The Cuban Connection
The Cuban Connection
Written by William Weyand Turner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616147570
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The Cuban Connection
Nixon, Castro, and the Mob
Written by William Weyand Turner


Format: Hardcover, 290 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $25.00

In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro... Read more >
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The Cuban Connection
Nixon, Castro, and the Mob
Written by William Weyand Turner


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $12.99

In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro... Read more >
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