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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
  • In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2003
  • An acclaimed classic detailing the economic history of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and exposing the capitalist giants who changed the world Frederick Lewis Allen?s insightful financial history of the United States?from the late 1800s through the stock market collapse of 1929?remains a seminal work on what brought...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2014
  • ?Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific?the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary?into terms we mortals can grasp.??Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • At 9:02 am on Wednesday April 19, 1995, two tons of explosives ripped apart the federal office building in Oklahoma City and the psyche of America. The worst case of domestic terrorism in our history, this explosion killed 169 men, women, and children. The author of this book has written, If [this book] had been available to the general public . ....

    Publisher : Barricade Books
    published : 1996
  • In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan?s National Book Award?winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through...

    Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    published : 2006
  • NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the  Brown v. Board of Education  decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate. In the wake of the Supreme Court?s unanimous ...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2015
  • It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Now Max Hastings, preeminent military historian takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets ?including...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2015
  • Over 3 Million Copies Sold! Celebrate 50 years since the release of Phyllis Schlafly's monumental A Choice Not an Echo , the book that launched the conservative resurgence of the late 20th century. This special updated and expanded edition contains 50 percent new material placing the book in its historical context and applying the book's lessons...

    Publisher : Regnery Publishing
    published : 2014