New Arrivals - History
Documents the author's journeys through Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, discussing the inspiration for her travels, the women who adopted her into their ranks, and her discoveries about the region's forgotten areas and future promise.
Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.
Based on government documents and eyewitness testimony, describes the U.S. Special Forces mission that led to the capture and execution of violent revolutionary leader Che Guevera.
Contains the anthology of publications formerly compiled by the History and Museums Division during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953. Focus of the articles is to remember those Marines who fought and died in the "forgotten war".
"Forest Yeo-Thomas GC was one of the bravest of the brave. A fluent French-speaker, he joined SOE and was parachuted into occupied France three times to work with the Resistance. Appalled by the lack of help the British were providing, he managed to arrange a five-minute meeting with Winston Churchill, during which he persuaded him to do more. On his third mission he was betrayed and captured by the Gestapo; he suffered horrendous torture before being sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, from where he eventually managed to escape, making it back to Allied lines shortly before the end of the war"--P.  of cover.
Documents how the author and her partner gave up a consumer-based life to move to rural New Mexico and obtain their needs from recycled and waste materials while enjoying greater creativity, fulfillment and anonymity, in an inspirational account that features eclectic artwork contributions.
An account of JFK's final months examines his roles in advancing civil rights and the Limited Test Ban Treaty, recounts the death of his premature infant son, and considers what might have occurred had he not been assassinated.
"... biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister?and of the family that has lived there since its founding as a New England slave plantation three and a half centuries ago"--From publisher description.
A detailed examination of major policy decisions and planning actions in Washington and Tokyo through June 1951. A broad outline of combat operations is included to orient the reader.
Describes the scenery, history, and points of interest along three hundred scenic routes across the United States.
Identifies hidden treasures and lesser-known points of interest in each of America's national parks.
A succinct history of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton that recounts key events and provides complementary historic paintings, illustrations, and maps.
A rediscovered master collaboration by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Death in the Family and the celebrated Great Depression photographer, originally created for a Fortune magazine article in 1936, provides an unsparing record of three families surviving under the harsh conditions of Depression-era poverty.