20th Century History

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  1. Book Image"One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964

    Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali

    Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageAfter the Soviet Union: From Empire to Nations

    Timothy J. Colton, Robert Legvold

    The failed coup by Communist hardliners in Moscow in August 1991 marked the inevitable disintegration of the Soviet Union. No single event since the end of World War II will have more far-reaching effects.More

  5. Book ImageAgainst Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness

    Carolyn Forché

    This landmark anthology, the first of its kind, takes it impulse from the words of Bertolt Brecht: "In these dark times, will there also be singing? / Yes, there will be singing. / About the dark times."More

  6. Book ImageThe Age of Jim Crow

    Jane Dailey

    America’s racial history has been marked by both hard-won progress and sudden reversals of fortune.More

  7. Book ImageAlone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    David Roberts

    "Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep SurvivalMore

  8. Book ImageAlone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

    Michael Korda

    Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.More

  9. Book ImageAmerica in Vietnam: A Documentary History

    William Appleman Williams, Thomas McCormick, Lloyd C. Gardner, Et Al.

    This collection of essays and documents, written and compiled by four distinguished historians, is an essential source book for anyone seeking to understand the causes, character, and consequences of American involvement in Vietnam.More

  10. Book ImageAmerican Soldier of WWII: D-Day, A Visual Reference

    Denis Hambucken

    On June 6, 1944, 75,000 American men landed on the beaches of Normandy. The opening act in the liberation of Western Europe was the most ambitious military operation in history. This book provides an intimate look at soldiers’ day-to-day experience through period equipment, weapons, and personal belongings.More

  11. Book ImageAngels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

    Robert Gandt

    The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.More

  12. Book ImageThe Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War

    John V. Fleming

    The books altered the course of history; the lives behind them have the dark fascination of fiction.More

  13. Book ImageAnxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941

    Michael E. Parrish

    "Impressively detailed. . . . An authoritative and epic overview."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  14. Book ImageApproaching Vietnam: From World War II Through Dienbienphu, 1941-1954

    Lloyd C. Gardner

    “An extremely solid history of Indochina in the Viet Minh War era. Essentially a diplomatic history, but one that carefully weaves in developments on the battlefield. Makes use of new knowledge and is a useful corrective to some of the earlier works on the subject by the French. Recommended.” —Douglas Pike, Indochina ChronologyMore

  15. Book ImageArmies of the Raj: From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence, 1858-1947

    Byron Farwell

    "The stories are glorious and told with zest and verve."—Washington TimesMore

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