Tag Archives: United States/20th Century

Tough Luck

by Richard Rosen

A remarkable tale of a golden son and his disgraced father, layered over the unforgettable era of Brooklyn mobsters and the rise of the…


by David Von Drehle

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


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 splendidly evocative account of a historic year—a year of tumult, of trauma, and of tragedy.”—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

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.