20th Century History

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  1. Book ImageA Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948

    James Barr

    “A provocative history . . . helps us to understand why the Arab spring is so important and valuable.”—David Ignatius, National InterestMore

  2. Book ImagePacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942

    Ian W. Toll

    Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction

    "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco ChronicleMore

  3. Book ImageThe Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes

    David Coleman

    A fly-on-the-wall narrative of the Oval Office in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, using JFK’s secret White House tapes.More

  4. Book ImageFlight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933–1946

    Debórah Dwork, Robert Jan van Pelt

    “An impressive and rich book that provides much-needed attention to Hitler’s other victims.”—Jewish Book WorldMore

  5. Book ImageDeath of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

    Adrian Johns

    “A superb account of the rise of modern broadcasting.” —Financial TimesMore

  6. Book ImageGlory Denied: The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War

    Tom Philpott, John McCain

    Now hailed as a classic, one of the most unforgettable and heartbreaking books ever written about the Vietnam War.More

  7. Book ImageFrom Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism

    Darren Dochuk

    A prize-winning, five-decade history of the evangelical movement in Southern California that explains a sweeping realignment of American politics.More

  8. Book ImageThe Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain

    Paul Preston

    Long neglected by European historians, the unspeakable atrocities of Franco’s Spain are finally brought to tragic light in this definitive work.More

  9. Book ImageDown with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

    Steven Biel

    Updated Edition

    "Brimming over with wit and insight…Fresh and fascinating." —Dan RatherMore

  10. Book ImageReagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship

    Richard Aldous

    An iconic friendship, an uneasy alliance—a revisionist account of the couple who ended the Cold War.More

  11. Book ImageKing's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East

    Jack O'Connell, Vernon Loeb

    A CIA station chief, later Jordan's lawyer in Washington, reveals the secret history of a lost peace.More

  12. Book ImageThe Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson: Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July 4, 1964

    Guian A. McKee, Kent B. Germany, David C. Carter, Et Al.

    Two-volume slipcased set / Volume(s): 7-8

    A two-volume hardcover slipcased with audio DVD: this is presidential power in its rawest form, revealed alongside the private vulnerabilities of the world's most public man.More

  13. Book ImageSupreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

    Jeff Shesol

    "A stunning work of history."—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time and Team of RivalsMore

  14. Book ImageRemembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp

    Christopher R. Browning

    "An important, revealing story, exceptionally well told."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington PostMore

  15. Book ImageDancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression

    Morris Dickstein

    A National Book Critics Circle finalist: "The definitive book about Depression culture for our time."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

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