Tag Archives: United States/20th Century

Triangle

by David Von Drehle

“[An] outstanding history. . . . [Von Drehle] has written what is sure to become the definitive account of the fire. . . ….

Topsy

by Michael Daly

“Michael Daly vividly revives a rollicking pachydermal tale that riveted New Yorkers a century ago.” —New York Times

The Queen of the Ring

by Jeff Leen

“In a class by itself. A serious history of one of this country’s goofiest pastimes. . .one senses that [Leen has] left no stone…

Playing Through the Whistle

by Scott Price

From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, a moving epic of football and industrial America, telling the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, its now-shuttered steel mill,…

Nineteen Sixty-Eight in America

by Charles Kaiser

“A chatty, personal view of the pivotal time. . . . This account will bring back memories.” –Booklist

The Great Hurricane: 1938

by Cherie Burns

“Very good . . . sure to help keep the terrible storm in its proper place in New England’s memory, as well as being…

Exploding the Phone

by Phil Lapsley

A riveting history of the telephone hackers of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

The Devil Is Here in These Hills

by James Green

From a celebrated labor historian, the definitive chronicle of the fight for freedom by West Virginia coal miners, an important chapter in American history.

1941: Fighting the Shadow War

by Marc Wortman

A thrilling exploration of the little-known history of America’s clandestine involvement in World War II prior to Pearl Harbor.