American Warlords is the story of the greatest "team of rivals" since the days of Lincoln.In a lifetime shaped by politics, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved himself a master manipulator of Congress, the press, and the public. But when war in Europe and Asia threatened America's shores, FDR found himself in a world turned upside down, where his friends became his foes, his enemies his allies.
A story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer and was hanged in Flossenburg concentration camp at age thirty-nine.
A disgraced professor takes an office in a downtown tower to plot his return. But the walls are thin and he begins becomes enraptured with a patient discussing her troubles with her psychologist. He is pulled into the patient's story and begins to invest more and more in this secret relationship: himself, the patient, and her therapist. His research leads them deep into the history of displaced-persons camps, of postwar Zionism, and--most troubling of all--of the Nazi Lebensborn program.
Dickstein has brought together a wide range of material, from Dust Bowl migrations to screwball comedies, elegant dance musicals, wildly popular swing bands, and art deco designs. Exploding the myth that Depression culture was merely escapist, he concentrates on the dynamic energy of the arts and the resulting lift they gave to the nation's morale.
"The columnist" isn't afraid to stir up trouble and keeps his life, including his multiple lovers and his past, in safe compartments. But that's all about to change. From the moment one of his sources takes a dive off a building, the columnist is plunged into a maze of murder, intrigue, and secrets that powerful forces intend to keep hidden at all costs.
The San Andreas Fault is everywhere, and primed for a colossal quake. For decades, scientists have warned that such a sudden shifting of the Earth's crust is inevitable. Few appreciate that the San Andreas fault is a transient, evolving system that, as seen today, is younger than the Grand Canyon and key to our understanding of earthquakes worldwide.
When an electrician is found dead clutching Edison's new holiday bulbs, Professor Bradshaw, Henry Pratt, and Detective O'Brien investigate, uncovering the dead man's secrets and rivalries at the Bon Marchâe Department Store.
This book recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. Their median age was twenty-one -- among the non-draftees it was only twenty. The book describes the "baby boomers" growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in "Nam"-- and to come home. With a rich narrative of the Battle for "Hamburger Hill," and through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war and its quiet acts of courage.
The race to win an electrical competition incites Professor Benjamin Bradshaw's obsession for invention. The contest winner's telephonic system will deliver music of the Seattle Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident he can win. But he is diverted by a peddler and a child gone missing. When Bradshaw discovers that the peddler's child may have witnessed a murder, he follows her trail, which takes him to the Seattle waterfront and into the seedy underworld of bars and brothels.
The Finest Hours is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside two oil tankers that split in half during the brutal nor'easter that wreaked havoc on England in the winter of 1952.
July 12, 1939: Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when suddenly his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore. He awakes in a strange, snowy mountain landscape, the girl now a fur-clad woman. She rescues Perry from the bitter cold and soon reveals that the year is 2086.
To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising threat of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? This Pulitzer Prize-winning work by journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks.
A CIA veteran with extensive experience in covert operations presents a guide to the art of spycraft while illuminating the CIA's essential role, sharing a cautionary message about its recent transition toward paramilitary activities.
Harbor Hill in Roslyn, Long Island, was commissioned by the beautiful and imperious Katherine Duer Mackay, wife of one of the country's wealthiest men, to be an estate almost without equal in the entire country. The mansion, along with its magnificent furnishings, art, gardens, and the owners' hubris, striving, and ultimate failure are the center of this saga.