Huntington Beach, California (Images of America)

By Chris Epting

Included in 1909, Huntington seashore remained a sleepy beach city till the city's mythical oil increase within the Nineteen Twenties. Wells sprang up in a single day, and in lower than a month, the city's inhabitants greater than doubled. because the region constructed culturally throughout the many years, the as soon as tiny farming group elevated its dimension with 25 miles of annexations to turn into certainly one of Southern California's significant vacationer locations. Pictured right here in approximately two hundred classic pictures is the evolution of this small beach village right into a vintage, Southern California seashore urban, referred to as Surf urban to almost 1000000 travelers a yr. Showcased listed below are pictures received from urban files, together with pictures of the recognized Huntington seashore Pier because it advanced over the century, infrequent novice photographs of 1 of the biggest gushers in urban historical past, classic seashore scenes, infrequently visible historical aerial perspectives, photographs of the flip of the century "Tent City," the notorious flood of 1938, and sentimental pictures of the Saltwater Plunge.

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Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America [2 volumes]

This interesting compilation of reference entries records the original dating among mass media, propaganda, and the U.S. army, a dating that started within the interval sooner than the yankee Revolution and maintains to this day―sometimes cooperative, occasionally combative, and constantly complex.

• Introductory essays describe the categories of media most crucial to every clash interval, how they have been used, by means of whom, and to what impact

• A common essay outlines how media has been used to unfold messages approximately conflicts all through U.S. history

• images and illustrations upload a huge visible element

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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

By Tony Horwitz

National Bestseller 

When prize-winning struggle correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the center East for a calm nook of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he is positioned battle zones at the back of him. yet woke up one morning by means of the crackle of musket hearth, Horwitz begins submitting front-line dispatches back this time from a warfare as regards to domestic, and to his personal heart.

Propelled via his boyhood ardour for the Civil conflict, Horwitz embarks on a look for areas and folks nonetheless held in thrall by means of America's maximum clash. the result's an event into the soul of the unvanquished South, the place the ghosts of the misplaced reason are resurrected via ritual and remembrance.

In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of 'hardcore' reenactors who crash-diet to accomplish the hollow-eyed glance of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and demands race warfare sparked via the killing of a white guy who brandishes a insurgent flag; at Andersonville, he reveals that the prison's commander, finished as a struggle legal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and within the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox within the corporation of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the 'Civil Wargasm.'

Written with Horwitz's signature mixture of humor, historical past, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates within the Attic brings alive previous battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, nation bars' the place the earlier and the current collide, usually in explosive methods. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to an individual who has ever felt attracted to the mythic South and to the darkish romance of the Civil battle.

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Andrew Jackson, Volume 1: The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821

By Robert V. Remini

On hand in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes symbolize the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the function Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to existence a posh personality who has frequently been noticeable easily as a rough-hewn state basic. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial occupation, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty matters with which he was once confronted: the nullification trouble, the tragic removing of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence during the state over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton

The American President is a charming account of yank presidential activities from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to invoice Clinton's final evening in workplace in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of many nice presidential historians of the century, portrays all the presidents in a chronicle gleaming with anecdote and wit.

Leuchtenburg bargains a nuanced review in their behavior in workplace, preoccupations, and temperament. His publication offers numerous moments of excessive drama: FDR hurling defiance on the "economic royalists" who exploited the bad; ratcheting pressure for JFK as Soviet vessels method an American naval blockade; a grievously wounded Reagan joking with nurses whereas battling for his life.

This publication charts the big progress of presidential energy from its lowly nation within the past due 19th century to the imperial presidency of the 20th. That remarkable swap used to be manifested either at domestic during periods of innovative reform and out of the country, particularly in global wars, Vietnam, and the warfare on terror.

Leuchtenburg sheds mild on presidents scuffling with with contradictory forces. stuck among holding their acceptance and executing their pursuits, many practiced deceits that form their picture this day. yet he additionally finds how the country's leaders pulled off superb achievements invaluable of the nation's pride.

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Hollywood 1900-1950 in Vintage Postcards (CA) (Postcard History Series)

With the arrival of latest, low-cost photographic expertise rising within the usa throughout the mid-19th century, conversation via postcard turned a really well known method to trade shuttle tales, information, and gossip over the a long time. Drawing on a personal number of classic postcards, this new ebook includes a background of Hollywood, spanning part a century. Exploring Hollywood prior to and after it grew to become the leisure capital of the area, those photographs supply readers a glimpse of a few of the city's finest areas in the course of its Golden Years. lengthy sooner than films arrived, while the realm was once a residential local of gorgeous houses and lemon groves, Hollywood was once simply one other suburb of l. a. striving to turn into a group. From the common attractions of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and the chinese language Theater, to the horse-and-buggy pushed dust roads and pineapple fields on the flip of the century, Hollywood in classic Postcards will consultant the curious during the city's development within the first 1/2 the twentieth century.

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1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls

By Winston Groom

From the writer of Forrest Gump and A hurricane in Flanders comes a riveting chronicle of America's most crucial hour. On December 6, 1941, an unforeseen assault on American territory pulled an unprepared state right into a terrifying new model of conflict. Novelist and well known historian Winston Groom vividly re-creates the tale of America's first 12 months in global conflict II. To the new release of usa citizens who lived via it, the second one international battle was once the defining occasion of the 20th century, and the defining occasions of that conflict have been performed out within the yr 1942.

This account covers the Allies' relentless defeats because the Axis overran such a lot of Europe, North Africa, and the a long way East. yet midyear the tide started to flip. the US eventually went at the offensive within the Pacific, and within the west the British defeated Rommel's panzer divisions at El Alamein whereas the U.S. military started to push the Germans out of North Africa. via the year's finish, the odor of victory was once within the air. 1942, informed with Groom's entire storyteller's eye, permits us into the admirals' approach rooms, onto the conflict fronts, and into the center of a state at war.

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John Quincy Adams

He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion opposed to slavery at the eve of the Civil warfare. He negotiated an finish to the battle of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and received the best court docket selection that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his country as minister to 6 nations, secretary of nation, senator, congressman, and president.

John Quincy Adams used to be all of these items and extra. during this masterful biography, award profitable writer Harlow Giles Unger finds Quincy Adams as a towering determine within the nation’s youth and essentially the most brave figures in American historical past, that is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Profiles in Courage.

A magisterial biography and a sweeping landscape of yank heritage from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger’s John Quincy Adams follows one among America’s most crucial but least-known figures.

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

By Dee Brown

Immediately famous as a revelatory and drastically debatable ebook considering its first book in 1971, Bury My middle at Wounded Knee is universally well-known as a type of infrequent books that endlessly adjustments the best way its topic is perceived. Now repackaged with a brand new advent from bestselling writer Hampton facets to coincide with an enormous HBO dramatic movie of the publication, Bury My middle at Wounded Knee.

Bury My center at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's vintage, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the yank Indian through the moment half the 19th century. a countrywide bestseller in hardcover for greater than a yr after its preliminary book, it has offered over 4 million copies in a number of versions and has been translated into seventeen languages.

Using council files, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown permits nice chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and different tribes to inform us of their personal phrases of the sequence of battles, massacres, and damaged treaties that eventually left them and their humans demoralized and decimated. a distinct and stressful narrative informed with strength and readability, Bury My middle at Wounded Knee replaced perpetually our imaginative and prescient of the way the West was once gained, and misplaced. It tells a narrative that are meant to no longer be forgotten, and so needs to be retold from time to time.

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

By David McCullough

The number one bestseller that tells the impressive tale of the generations of yank artists, writers, and medical professionals who traveled to Paris, the highbrow, clinical, and creative capital of the western international, fell in love with the town and its humans, and altered the USA via what they realized, advised via America’s grasp historian, David McCullough.

Not all pioneers went west.

In The larger Journey, David McCullough tells the mesmerizing, inspiring—and in the past, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, medical professionals, politicians, and others who trigger for Paris within the years among 1830 and 1900, hungry to benefit and to excel of their paintings. What they accomplished might profoundly adjust American history.

Elizabeth Blackwell, the 1st woman health practitioner in the USA, used to be considered one of this intrepid band. one other used to be Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black scholars on the Sorbonne encouraged him to turn into the main strong voice for abolition within the US Senate. associates James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse labored unrelentingly each day in Paris, Morse not just portray what will be his masterpiece, but in addition bringing domestic his momentous suggestion for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to flee the talk generated by way of her booklet, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 3 of the best American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, encouraged by way of French masters.

Almost forgotten at the present time, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his put up in the course of the Franco-Prussian conflict, the lengthy Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His brilliant diary account of the hunger and soreness continued by way of the folk of Paris is released the following for the 1st time.

Telling their tales with energy and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of exceptional women and men who, in Saint-Gaudens’ word, longed “to start into the blue.”

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