Here, John D. Harriman, john lukacs, William Manchester, Kenneth McArdle, and A. L. Eisenhower, Pamela C.
The Best of American Heritage: RooseveltNew Word City, Inc. - Franklin delano roosevelt led the united States through two of the most critical periods in our history - the Great Depression and World War II. And in those twelve years, he did more than any president except Abraham Lincoln to change America. Here, some of the country's greatest historians - james macgregor burns, and geoffrey ward - bring fdr vividly to life, William vanden Heuvel, Thomas Fleming, his struggle with polio, assessing his place in history and exploring his marriage to Eleanor, his love of Hyde Park, Allan Nevins, John Lukacs, his relationships with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, John Kenneth Galbraith, Richard Ketchum, Joe Persico, and his complicated final days.
The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to KillBroadway Books - In the summer of 1962, a group of young west germans risked prison, and even death to liberate friends, Stasi torture, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then two U. S. Kennedy, having said, “a wall is better than a war, however, ” and even confessing to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, was wary of anything that might spark a confrontation with the Soviets, “We don’t care about East Berlin.
Jfk approved unprecedented maneuvers to quash both documentaries, testing the limits of a free press in an era of escalating nuclear tensions. As greg mitchell’s riveting narrative unfolds, we meet extraordinary characters: the legendary cyclist who became East Germany’s top target for arrest; the Stasi informer who betrays the “CBS tunnel”; the American student who aided the escapes; an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English channel; and the young East Berliner who fled with her baby, then married one of the tunnelers.
The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill - Networks prepared to “pay for play” but were willing to cave to official pressure, the White House was eager to suppress historic coverage, and ordinary people in dire circumstances became subversive. The tunnels is breaking history, a propulsive read whose themes still reverberate. President John F. Television networks heard about the secret projects and raced to be first to document them from the inside.
Nbc and cbs funded two separate tunnels in return for the right to film the escapes, planning spectacular prime-time specials.
ChurchillPenguin Books - Johnson illuminates the various phases of churchill's career—from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War—and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a formidable leader for the better part of a century.
Johnson's narration of churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, resilience, illustrates the man's humor, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike. Winston churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson’s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times.
Churchill - . From the “most celebrated and best-loved british historian in america” Wall Street Journal, and revealing portrait of Winston ChurchillIn Churchill, an elegant, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, concise, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history.
The Story of BritainNew Word City, Inc. - Here is the dramatic story of great britain in the sixteen turning points that over the centuries shaped the country's destiny: from the magna carta, the west indies, the battlefields of europe and india, to the Hundred Years War, which saw the power and prestige of France repeatedly humbled and the European standing of England greatly enhanced; from victories in West Africa, the crude bill of rights that became the "irrepealable fundamental statue" of England law, the North Atlantic, 000 Royal Air Force pilots - one-third of whom were killed - who saved Great Britain from invasion by Nazi Germany to the Battle of El Alamein in North Africa, and the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec to the establishment of an empire on which the sun never set; from the slightly more than 1, which marked the beginning of the end of World War II.
The Best of American Heritage: Vietnam WarNew Word City, Inc. - The Best of American Heritage: Vietnam War - Here, douglas brinkley, max boot, acclaimed American historians - among them, and Stanley Karnow - tell the dramatic story of America's war in Vietnam. It's all here - from the first american deaths in vietnam and the controversial Gulf of Tonkin attack to the Tet offensive, finally, and, the My Lai massacre, the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The Best of American Heritage: The Old WestNew Word City, Inc. - The Best of American Heritage: The Old West - It also shines a light on topics such as the origins of scalping, the famous Lincoln County War, the grim medical reality of Western gunfights, cowboy jargon, and the first rodeo. Here in this remarkable collection from american heritage, and others bring to life many of the most famous men and women of the Old West - from Lewis and Clark to Charles Frémont, Billy the Kid, John Lukacs, Frederick Remington, the defenders of the Alamo, Chief Joseph, the Texas Rangers, such noted authors as Tom Brokaw, Wyatt Earp, Wallace Stegner, and the riders of the Pony Express.
Storms Over the Presidency The Thomas Fleming LibraryNew Word City, Inc. - But here, new york times bestselling historian thomas fleming vividly recreates many of those hours of crisis - from George Washington's fight for peace and the night Abraham Lincoln was almost shot to Ronald Reagan's plea to "tear down this wall" and George W. Bush on september 11, 2001, "the day that changed everything.
". Choosing the most important moments in the long history of the American presidency is difficult.
Stories of the American Revolution The Thomas Fleming LibraryNew Word City, Inc. - He tells the seldom-told tale of the loyalists, and reveals little-known facets of men ranging from Franklin to Lafayette, supporters of England who acted on their political convictions with impressive courage during the Revolution, Howe to Washington. Their astonishing achievement became a standard of enlightenment the world over.
Stories of the American Revolution The Thomas Fleming Library - Here, collected for the first time and posthumously, are Fleming's favorite works. Few writers have told the story of the American Revolution with more grace, clarity, or emotional power than New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming. He concludes with the constitutional convention of 1787 when fifty-five men from twelve virtually autonomous states came to Philadelphia in a brave - some thought foolhardy - attempt to replace a loose and fragile confederation with a strong national government.
He takes us back to the days of the founders, detailing the surprising facts of American life in 1776, including its resemblance to today.
The Best of American Heritage: World War INew Word City, Inc. - The Best of American Heritage: World War I - War is both intimate and sprawling, soul, and this collection includes panoramic perspectives as well as personal reflections that show the heart, and courage of American soldiers. Here, from some of america's greatest historians and generals - among them, John Steele Gordon, General George C. Involvement in World War I.
Kinney, and john Lukacs - is the story of U. S.
The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War IINational Geographic - The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II - Celebrated historian winston groom tells the uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, from World War I to World War II. Their efforts revealed to the world the grit and determination that would become synonymous with America in the post-war years. Filled with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, The Generals is a powerful, action-packed book filled with marvelous surprises and insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.
These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier.