In this intelligent memoir, actor Peter Coyote relives his 15 year ride through a fascinating period in American history illustrations.
It is such an all American story A lanky kid from Plano, Texas, is raised by a feisty, single parent who sacrifices for her son, who becomes one of our country s greatest athletes Given that background, it is understandable why Armstrong was able to channel his boundless energy toward athletic end
A classic study of the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s.
Library Journal calls Howard Zinn s iconic A People s History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn s award winning
Now a special 30th anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreakingImpossible to put down Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown s eloquent, fully documented account of the systema
Beginning with Woodrow Wilson and U.S entry into World War I and closing with the Great Depression, The Perils of Prosperity traces the transformation of America from an agrarian, moralistic, isolationist nation into a liberal, industrialized power involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself Wi
Since its birth the United States has been proclaimed a classless and unified nation, as typified by the myth of the American melting pot This book seeks to demonstrate that the reality is very different it is a country divided along the fault lines of class, race, and ethnic identity Beginning
an excellent broad overview Journal of Social History powerfully argued Moses Rischin imaginative and soundly based Choice Highly recommended Library Journal an outstanding major contribution to the literature on immigration history History a
While the youth counterculture remains the most evocative and best remembered symbol of the cultural ferment of the 1960s, the revolution that shook American business during those boom years has gone largely unremarked In this fascinating and revealing study, Thomas Frank shows how the youthful rev
In this signal work of history, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American life.Trumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare, mass consumption quickly