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20th Century

  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • ?Absolutely delicious.?? Washington Post From the mystique of the glamorous Kennedys to the tumult that surrounded Bill and Hillary Clinton during the president?s impeachment to the historic tenure of Barack and Michelle Obama, each new administration brings a unique set of personalities to the White House?and a new set of challenges to the fiercely...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • Hip: The History is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the twentieth century to its current position as world cultural touchstone. How did hip become such an obsession? From sex and music to fashion and commerce, John Leland tracks the arc of ideas as they move from subterranean Bohemia to Madison Avenue and back again....

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • Praise for the original edition: "A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era." ?San Francisco Chronicle "Myra MacPherson?s book belongs with the best of the works on Vietnam, and there has been no better body of war literature that I know of." ?Joseph Heller "A brilliant and necessary book... this stunning depiction...

    Publisher : Indiana University Press
    published : 2009
  • Average Americans Were the True Framers of the Constitution Woody Holton upends what we think we know of the Constitution's origins by telling the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate. The framers who gathered in Philadelphia...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2008
  • A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln , the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed...

    Publisher : Henry Holt and Co.
    published : 2012
  • General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident-and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding...

    Publisher : Pan Macmillan
    published : 2014
  • One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president. No single official paper in American history changed the lives of as many Americans as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. But no American document has been held up...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2006
  • On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard?s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it?s they we hear in this stunningly effective...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010