New Arrivals - History
A companion to the NBC documentary in which 46 people remember the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated and speculate on what might have been since then.
Explores the ethos of a restless generation, starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion before World War I and continuing to the Wall Street crash of 1929, discovering what exemplified the range and daring of the flapper spirit. The women who defined this age were Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald and Tamara de Lempicka. They would shape the role of women for generations to come
For many, the joy of travel is often an authentic, immersive experience of the local culture. Here, National Geographic's insider tips offer a unique look at the places and activities around the world that captivate the residents--from regional festivals, undiscovered local restaurants, and lesser-known art galleries, to quiet places to sit and watch another world stroll by. A bonus chapter features in-depth experiences in the top 15 greatest cities. This book goes beyond Internet basics to ensure rewarding and memorable travel for those who crave a deeper understanding of a country and its people. When in Rome, they say, do as the Romans do. Discover the soul of a place through a chance encounter, a kind word, or an unparalleled tip from a local. In Where the Locals Go, you'll find hundreds of authentic, beautifully photographed travel experiences, complemented with nuggets of entertaining and insightful text informed by locals. Now, you, too, can join the locals in Venice on their evening passeggiata; mingle with the crowds at sunset on Juhu Beach in Mumbai; sample some of France's best cheeses in the Alpine town of Annecy; and walk the ancient peak-to-peak pilgrimage on Japan's Kunisaki Peninsula. This book will inspire you to make your next trip a truly authentic travel experience.
Roger Stone lays out the case that Lyndon Johnson manipulated the situation in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and murdered President John F. Kennedy as he murdered numerous other victims along the way. LBJ was not just shooting his way into the White House, he was avoiding political ruin and prosecution and jail for corruption at the hands of the Kennedys.
"James Tobin reveals how FDR's fight against polio transformed him from a callow aristocrat into the energetic, determined statesman who would rally the nation in the Great Depression and lead it through World War II. When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he had regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life--the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's account of Roosevelt's ordeal and victory offers central insights into the forging of one of our greatest presidents"-- Provided by publisher.
"Offers a new look from the perspective of wounded soldiers and those who strove to save them; utilizes first-hand accounts of medical personnel and wounded men to produce an immediate, intimate narrative; deeply researched and based on unpublished diaries, letters and other accounts from the war, many housed in the Imperial War Museum"-- Provided by publisher.
Edsel traces the effort by an Allied division to find and secure European art that had been looted by the Nazis, outlining the dramatic story of how they risked their lives and operated with limited supplies and scraps of information, sometimes obtained from colorful sources.
Describes the mixed marriage of a nineteenth century Montana fur trader and his Piegan Blackfeet bride and the prejudice experienced by their children and grandchildren who ultimately fought their blood kin at Wounded Knee.