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In the Name of Terrorism
In the Name of Terrorism (October 2005)
Presidents on Political Violence in the Post-World War II Era
Carol K. Winkler - Author

2008 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association

Traces the shifts in presidential discourse on terrorism since World War II.

The topic of terrorism has evolved into an ideological marker of American culture, one that has fundamentally altered the relationship between the three branches of government, between the governme...(Read More)
 
 
Defining NASA
Defining NASA (May 2005)
The Historical Debate over the Agency's Mission
W. D. Kay - Author

Examines the politics behind the funding of NASA.

Most observers would point to the 1969 Apollo moon landing as the single greatest accomplishment of NASA, yet prominent scientists, engineers, and public officials were questioning the purpose of the U.S. space program, even at the height of its national popularity. Defining NASA looks at the turbulent history of the space agency and the political controversies ...(Read More)
 
 
Hospital Transports
Hospital Transports (May 2005)
A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862
Laura L. Behling - Edited and with an introduction by

Details the reactions of men and women serving aboard a hospital transport ship during the American Civil War.

The care of the sick, wounded, and dying during the American Civil War was a complex endeavor that brought ordinary men and women into contact with the terror of the battlefield. Hospital Transports is a compilation of letters and other papers written by physicians and nurses serving aboard the Union h...(Read More)
 
 
The Other New York
The Other New York (March 2005)
The American Revolution beyond New York City, 1763-1787
Joseph S. Tiedemann - Editor
Eugene R. Fingerhut - Editor

Essays exploring rural New York during the American Revolution.

The Other New York provides the first comprehensive look at New York State's rural areas during the American Revolution. This county-by-county survey of the regions outside of New York City describes the social and cultural conditions on the eve of the Revolution and details the events leading up to the conflict, the battles and campaigns fought wi...(Read More)
 
 
The First Presidential Communications Agency
The First Presidential Communications Agency (February 2005)
FDR's Office of Government Reports
Mordecai Lee - Author

The history of FDR's Office of Government Reports.

This book explores a forgotten chapter in modern U.S. history: the false dawn of the communications age in American politics. The Office of Government Reports (OGR) was created in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but after World War II Congress refused President Truman's request to continue funding it. OGR proved to be ahead of its time, a predecessor to the n...(Read More)
 
 
JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party
JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party (September 2004)
Sean J. Savage - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

A comprehensive account of JFK’s and LBJ’s leadership of the Democratic Party in the 1960s.

JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party is a richly detailed, comprehensive, and provocative account of presidential party leadership in the turbulent 1960s. Using many primary sources, including resources from presidential libraries, state a...(Read More)
 
 
Life in the White House
Life in the White House (May 2004)
A Social History of the First Family and the President's House
Robert P. Watson - Editor

Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.

This unique perspective on the White House, one of the most readily identifiable structures in the world, brings together the views of librarians, journalists, political advisers, attorneys, researchers, and professors. Filled with anecdotes, little-known facts, and scholarly analysis, the book shows how "The People's House" has been s...(Read More)
 
 
Jailbait
Jailbait (April 2004)
The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States
Carolyn Cocca - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Examines the development of statutory rape laws in the United States.

The first book-length study of American statutory rape laws, Jailbait investigates the double-edged nature of legislation aimed at both protecting and punishing adolescent sexuality. Carolyn Cocca explores how, throughout the history of the United States, the regulation of...(Read More)
 
 
The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History
The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History (April 2004)
Kass Fleisher - Author

Explores how a pivotal event in U.S. history—the killing of nearly 300 Shoshoni men, women, and children in 1863—has been contested, forgotten, and remembered.

At dawn on January 29, 1863, Union-affiliated troops under the command of Col. Patrick Connor were brought by Mormon guides to the banks of the Bear River, where, with the tacit approval of Abraham Lincoln, they attacked and slaughtered nearly three h...(Read More)
 
 
From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns
From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns (January 2004)
A Comparative History of Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, 1784-2001
Claire Puccia Parham - Author

Comprehensive study of two towns on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border.

From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns adds a new dimension to the debate over the perceived differences between American and Canadian society. This fascinating case study examines two communities separated by the St. Lawrence River: Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, from the end of the Revolutionary War to the present. Moving f...(Read More)
 
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