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Visions of a Better World
Visions of a Better World
Written by Quinton Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807000458
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Visions of a Better World
Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage to India and the Origins of African American Nonviolence
Written by Quinton Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $34.95

In 1935, at the height of his powers, Howard Thurman, one of the most influential African American religious thinkers of the twentieth century, took a pivotal trip to India that would forever change him—and that would ultimately shape the course of the civil rights movement in the United States.
 
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Visions of a Better World
Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage to India and the Origins of African American Nonviolence
Written by Quinton Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $34.95

In 1935, at the height of his powers, Howard Thurman, one of the most influential African American religious thinkers of the twentieth century, took a pivotal trip to India that would forever change him—and that would ultimately shape the course of the civil rights movement in the United States.
 
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The Eighty-Dollar Champion
The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Written by Elizabeth Letts
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ISBN: 9780345521101
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The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation
Written by Elizabeth Letts


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry’s modest farm on Long Island...

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Eisenhower
Eisenhower
Written by Steven Zaloga, Illustrated by Steve Noon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083591
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Eisenhower
The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $17.95

Dwight Eisenhower represented a fundamentally new type of military commander in the 20th century: commander as manager rather than the traditional warrior commander. Armies had become so large and military coalitions so dependent on politics that this new type of commander emerged. Eisenhower never fought in a single battle, but he... Read more >
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Eisenhower

Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.95

Dwight Eisenhower represented a fundamentally new type of military commander in the 20th century: commander as manager rather than the traditional warrior commander. Armies had become so large and military coalitions so dependent on politics that this new type of commander emerged. Eisenhower never fought in a single battle, but he... Read more >
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Manufacturing Hysteria
Manufacturing Hysteria
Written by Jay Feldman
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ISBN: 9780307379863
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Manufacturing Hysteria
A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America
Written by Jay Feldman


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

A vital, engaging, and sometimes troubling story of modern America’s struggle to live up to its ideals.
 
In this ambitious and wide-ranging history, Jay Feldman takes us from the run-up to World War I and its anti-German hysteria through the September 11 attacks and Arizona’s current anti-immigration movement. What we see is...

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Roots of Steel
Roots of Steel
Written by Deborah Rudacille
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400095896
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Roots of Steel
Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town
Written by Deborah Rudacille


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $15.95

As the American economy seeks to restructure itself, Roots of Steel is a powerful, candid, and eye-opening reminder of the people who have been left behind.
 
When Deborah Rudacille was a child in the working-class town of Dundalk, Maryland, a worker at the local Sparrows Point steel mill made more than enough...

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Voices of Protest
Voices of Protest
Written by Alan Brinkley
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ISBN: 9780307803221
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Voices of Protest
Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression
Written by Alan Brinkley


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $12.99

The study of two demagogues, whose vast popularity explains much about Depression-era America.


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War in the Pacific
War in the Pacific
Written by Harry Gailey
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ISBN: 9780307802040
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War in the Pacific
From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
Written by Harry Gailey


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $11.99

Historian Harry Gailey offers a fresh one-volume treatment of the vast Pacific theater in World War II, examining in detail the performance of Japanese and Allied naval, air, and land forces in every major military operation. The War in the Pacific begins with an examination of events leading up to World... Read more >
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The Life We Were Given
The Life We Were Given
Written by Dana Sachs
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ISBN: 9780807001240
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The Life We Were Given
Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War in Vietnam
Written by Dana Sachs


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $20.00

In April 1975, just before the fall of Saigon, the U.S. government launched "Operation Babylift," a highly publicized plan to evacuate nearly three thousand displaced Vietnamese children and place them with adoptive families overseas. Chaotic from start to finish, the mission gripped the world-with a traumatic plane crash, international media snapping... Read more >
Inside the LRRPs
Inside the LRRPs
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning
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ISBN: 9780307801463
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Inside the LRRPs
Rangers in Vietnam
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $7.99

Vietnam was a different kind of war, calling for a different kind of soldier. The LRRPs--Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols--were that new breed of fighting man. They operated in six-man teams deep within enemy territory, and were the eyes and ears of the units they served. This is their story--of perseverence under... Read more >
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Nobody Turn Me Around
Nobody Turn Me Around
Written by Charles Euchner
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ISBN: 9780807001554
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Nobody Turn Me Around
A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
Written by Charles Euchner


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $17.00

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people—two-thirds black and one-third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. In this major reinterpretation of the Great Day—the peak of the movement—Charles Euchner brings back the tension and promise of the march. Building on countless interviews, archives, FBI files, and private recordings, this... Read more >
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The New Dealers
The New Dealers
Written by Jordan A. Schwarz
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ISBN: 9780307800695
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The New Dealers
Power Politics in the Age of Roosevelt
Written by Jordan A. Schwarz


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $14.99

This bold new analysis of the New Deal dramatically revises our vision of the Roosevelt legacy -- and of the new relation between government and business it made a central fact of American life. With impressive scholarship and narrative brio, Jordan A. Schwarz persuasively demonstrates that the New Deal's architects sought... Read more >
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Rangers at War
Rangers at War
Written by Shelby L. Stanton
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ISBN: 9780307789822
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Rangers at War
LRRPs in Vietnam
Written by Shelby L. Stanton


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

"Shelby Stanton has emerged as the leading military historian on the war in Southest Asia."
COL. CHARLES B. MacDONALD
Author of COMPANY COMMANDER and A TIME FOR TRUMPETS
One of the toughest and most challenging jobs in Vietnam was to be a U.S. Army Ranger running Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols. The LRRPs took volunteers... Read more >
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Land of Desire
Land of Desire
Written by William R. Leach
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ISBN: 9780307761149
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Land of Desire
Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture
Written by William R. Leach


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 24 pages of photos.


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The Murder of the Century
The Murder of the Century
Written by Paul Collins
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ISBN: 9780307592224
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The Murder of the Century
The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
Written by Paul Collins


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $11.99

“No writer better articulates ourinterest in the confluence of hope, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the bold and strange than Paul Collins.”—DAVE EGGERS
 
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso... Read more >
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The President and the Assassin
The President and the Assassin
Written by Scott Miller
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ISBN: 9780679604983
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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: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $13.99

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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Witness to a Century
Witness to a Century
Written by George Seldes
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ISBN: 9780307775429
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Witness to a Century
Encounters with the Noted, the Notorious, and the Three SOBs
Written by George Seldes


Format: eBook, 548 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

"This extraordinary book . . . is a reminder . . . of the sins of suppression and untruth that have been and can be committed in the name of American journalism . . . One of the last first-person statements from a generation that included Hitler, Nehru, and Mao ... Read more >
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Troublemaker
Troublemaker
Written by Bill Zimmerman
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ISBN: 9780385533492
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Troublemaker
A Memoir From the Front Lines of the Sixties
Written by Bill Zimmerman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $13.99

The political memoir as rousing adventure story—a sizzling account of a life lived in the thick of every important struggle of the era.

April 1973: snow falls thick and fast on the Badlands of South Dakota. It has been more than five weeks since protesting Sioux Indians seized their historic village... Read more >
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Turning Point
Turning Point
Written by Jimmy Carter
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ISBN: 9780307786180
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Turning Point
A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age
Written by Jimmy Carter


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

The former president's personal tale of political intrigue and social conflict during his first campaign for public office. Iluminates the origins of his commitment to human rights and bears further witness to the accomplishments of an extraordinary man.


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The S Word
The S Word
Written by John Nichols
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ISBN: 9781844676798
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The S Word
A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism
Written by John Nichols


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: March 21, 2011
Price: $19.95

A few months before the 2010 midterms, Newt Gingrich described the socialist infiltration of American government and media as “even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists.” John Nichols offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life—arguing that socialism has a long, proud, American history... Read more >
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Back to Our Future
Back to Our Future
Written by David Sirota
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345518781
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Back to Our Future
How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
Written by David Sirota


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $25.00

Wall Street scandals. Fights over taxes. Racial resentments. A Lakers-Celtics championship. The Karate Kid topping the box-office charts. Bon Jovi touring the country. These words could describe our current moment—or the vaunted iconography of three decades past.

In this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, New York Times bestselling journalist David Sirota... Read more >
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Back to Our Future
Back to Our Future
Written by David Sirota
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Back to Our Future
How the 1980s Explains the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
Written by David Sirota


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

Wall Street scandals. Fights over taxes. Racial resentments. A Lakers-Celtics championship. The Karate Kid topping the box-office charts. Bon Jovi touring the country. These words could describe our current moment—or the vaunted iconography of three decades past.

In this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, New York Times bestselling journalist David Sirota... Read more >
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First Force Recon Company
First Force Recon Company
Written by Bill Peters
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ISBN: 9780307788252
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First Force Recon Company
Sunrise at Midnight
Written by Bill Peters


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2011
Price: $7.99

In 1st Force Recon you performed at a very high level of proficiency. Or you died. . . .

In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments in Vietnam. From the DMZ to the Central Highlands, their job was to provide... Read more >
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America Reborn
America Reborn
Written by Martin Walker
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ISBN: 9780307784308
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America Reborn
A Twentieth-Century Narrative in Twenty-six Lives
Written by Martin Walker


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

Here is the story of America in the twentieth century as told through the lives of twenty-six of its most remarkable and historically crucial men and women.

The people Martin Walker has chosen to portray are presidents, industrialists, artists, thinkers, entertainers, soldiers, spies, criminals, and evangelists, among others, and he makes the... Read more >
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