20th Century History

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

    Christopher R. Browning

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

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageModernism: The Lure of Heresy

    Peter Gay

    “Rich, learned, briskly written, maddening yet necessary study.”—Lee Siegel, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageCivilization and Its Discontents

    Sigmund Freud, Christopher Hitchens, James Strachey, Et Al.

    Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.More

  13. Book ImageHitler: A Biography

    Ian Kershaw

    “Magisterial . . . anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw.”—Niall FergusonMore

  14. Book ImageKingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

    Shareen Blair Brysac, Karl E. Meyer

    A brilliant narrative history tracing today’s troubles back to the grandiose imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States.More

  15. Book Image1989: End of the Twentieth Century

    James Carter, Cynthia Paces

    1989: End of the Twentieth Century offers a comparative look at one of the most eventful years in world history.More

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