20th Century History

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  1. Book ImageHerbert Hoover and the Great Depression

    Harris Gaylord Warren

    “The pertinent sources and literature consulted are prodigious and the judgments are those of the expert and objective historian.” —Wilfred E. BinkleyMore

  2. Book ImageAn Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz

    Robert E. Quirk

    “For this generation this study is definitive.” —George Osborn, American Historical ReviewMore

  3. Book ImageWith MacArthur in Japan: A Personal History of the Occupation

    William Sebald, Russell Brines

    The American Occupation of Japan was perhaps one of the most fateful periods in the history of our foreign relations. From his position as senior civilian in the Occupation hierarchy, Ambassador Sebald had a unique opportunity to observe the implementation of policy by MacArthur and his staff and the sometimes acrimonious struggle between civilian, military, and Japanese elements.More

  4. Book ImageStep by Step

    Douglas Dowd, Mary Nichols, Nick Lawrence

    Step by Step is not simply one more book about civil rights, designed to underscore the repression of the American Negro and relate episodically what some have done about it, even though the book does serve both those functions to a degree. This book is unique in that its aim is to instruct those who would become involved in the civil rights struggle--instruct them in how to develop and work out a project.More

  5. Book ImageThe Truman-MacArthur Controversy and the Korean War

    John W. Spanier

    "The order not to bomb the Yalu bridges was the most indefensible and ill-conceived decision ever forced on a field commander in our nation's history....I will always believe that if the United States had issued a warning to the effect that any entry of the Chinese Communists in force into Korea would be considered an act of international war against the United States, that the Korean War would have been terminated with our advance north." General Douglas MacArthur in Reminiscences (1964) thus recalled the unyielding position he took in April, 1951, when President Truman relieved him of all his commands in the Far East for publicly opposing the policies of the United States government.More

  6. Book ImageGermany Tried Democracy

    Samuel W. Halperin

    “Teachers of courses in twentieth-century German history will welcome the reprinting of this book, which has held its position as the best of the single-volume histories of the Weimar Republic in English.” —Gordon A. CraigMore

  7. Book ImageBusiness Cycles and National Income

    Alvin H. Hansen, Richard V. Clemence

    Expanded Edition

    In this new edition Professor Hansen augments his authoritative study of the business cycle with an analysis of the performance—and the problems—of the postwar American economy.More

  8. Book ImageWe Remained: Three Years Behind Enemy Lines in the Philippines

    R. W. Volckmann

    An adventure-packed narrative, unique in American military history.More

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