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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

By: Barry, John M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster:

Our Product Number: 608167


No spine crease.. 528 pages. An account of the 1927 Mississippi River flood explores one of the greatest national disasters the United States has ever experienced and its consequences in a comprehensive volume that clearly shows how the flood changed the course of history. View more info

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From Love Field: Our Final Hours with President John F. Kennedy

By: Connally, Nellie & Herskowitz, Mickey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Rugged Land:

Our Product Number: 602828


Black & White photos. First Printing November 2003.. . 209 pages. "I awakened early on Friday morning, November 22, 1963. The day was gray and somber. Rain was falling....I asked John if I could ride with him to Dallas, and his reply was 'certainly.' We got in the jump seats right behind the driver and secret service man in the front. I was on the driver's side. Mrs. Kennedy was behind me. The President sat directly behind John. We were a happy foursome. I had my ye... View more info

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The New Dealers' War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and The War Within World War II

By: Fleming, Thomas

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books:

Our Product Number: 608681


628 pages. Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming brings to life a flawed and troubled FDR struggling to manage World War II. Starting with the leak to the press of Roosevelt's famous Rainbow Plan, then spiraling back to FDR's inept prewar diplomacy with Japan and his various attempts to lure Japan into an attack on the U.S. Fleet in the Pacific, Fleming takes the reader on a journey through the incredibly fractious struggles and debates that went on in Washington, the natio... View more info

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The Best and the Brightest

By: Halberstam, David; McCain (Foreword), John

Price: $32.95

Publisher: New York, Modern Library:

Our Product Number: 607169


780 pages View more info

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The Falls of St. Anthony: The Waterfall that Built Minneapolis

By: Kane, Lucile M.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Historical Society Press:

Our Product Number: 607343


Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 245 pages View more info

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

By: Larson, Erik

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage:

Our Product Number: 608723


323 pages. September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in Ameri... View more info

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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

By: Von Drehle, David

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly:

Our Product Number: 608787


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Red boards with ivory spine imprinted in metallic red with title and author. Black endpapers. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 340 pages. Describes the devastating 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, the Jewish and Italian immigrants, mostly women, who made up the majority of the victims, and the implications of the catast... View more info