Tag Archives: United States/20th Century

Eight Days at Yalta

by Diana Preston

Meticulously researched and vividly written, published on the 75th anniversary of the historic Yalta conference, Eight Days at Yalta is the definitive new history…

The Black Cabinet

by Jill Watts

A magnificently researched, dramatically told work of narrative nonfiction about the history, evolution, impact, and ultimate demise of what was known in the 1930s…

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…

The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941

by Paul Dickson

The dramatic, untold story of how the American Army was mobilized from scattered outposts two years before Pearl Harbor into the disciplined and mobile…

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 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…