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The XXth Century
Events of the First Half
Events of the Second Half

The XXIst Century

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General U.S. History Books
General Movies & TV
Before & After Columbus

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Colonial Times
Revolutionary Times
Manifest Destiny
U.S. Civil War & Reconstruction
post-Civil War Era

Books (and a few movies) on the past of the United States of America (exclusive of books on political issues)
with an eye toward not repeating the mistakes of prior generations.

Spirit of America Bookstore's U.S. Politics Pages

History / United States books catalog at Amazon


U.S. History Timeline Pages
Ancient Times (3500 BCE to 1490)   •   1491-1800   •   1801-1900   •   1901-1930   •   1931-1950   •
1951-1968   •   1969-2000   •   2001-2010   •   2011-2016    •    2017 to present

Spirit of America Bookstore's TreasonGate Timeline Page

Working Minds / Solutions / American Labor History Timeline

Spirit of America Bookstore's G.O.P. Economic Meltdown Timeline


The  XXth  Century

Timelines of the 20th Century book by David Brownstone & Irene M. Franck  "Timelines of The 20th Century: A Chronology of 7,500 Key Events, Discoveries, and People That Shaped Our Century" [1996]
by David Brownstone & Irene M. Franck

Little, Brown & Co. 10¾x8½ pb [3/97] out of print/used
Little, Brown & Co. 11x8½ hardcover [2/96] out of print/40+ used
Visual Timeline of the 20th Century children's book by Simon Adams  "Visual Timeline of The 20th Century" [1996] by Simon Adams
book covers four themes: arts and entertainment, science and technology, health and welfare, and world events "from apartheid and atom bombs to vitamins and virtual reality"
D.K. Children 12½x11½ hardcover [9/96] out of print/50+ used
America 1900 The Turning Point book by Judy Crichton  "America 1900: The Turning Point - The Sweeping Story of A Pivotal Year In The Life of The Nation" [1998] by Judy Crichton
Companion book to 3-hour documentary program of "The American Experience"
that aired in November 1998.
Holt Paperbacks 9x7¼ pb [5/2000] out of print/used
Henry Holt & Co. 9¼x7½ hardcover [11/98] out of print/50+ used
Complete Idiot's Guide to 20th-Century History book by Alan Axelrod  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To 20th-Century History" [1999]
by Alan Axelrod

Nicely-written coverage, but limited to an American perspective: many world events
are skipped; also, reviewers cite several factual errors.

Alpha Books 9x7¼ pb [6/99] out of print/40+ used
The People's Almanac Presents The 20th Century book by David Wallechinsky  
"The People's Almanac Presents The 20th Century: History With The Boring Parts Left Out" [1999] by David Wallechinsky
Galahad Books 9&fracx6 pb [3/2001] out of print/used
The Overlook Press 9½x6½ hardcover [8/99] out of print/used
Children's History of the 20th Century book by Dorling Kinsley  "Children's History of The 20th Century" [1999]
DK Millennium 11½x9¼ hardcover [9/99] out of print/50+ used
Penguin History of the Twentieth Century book by J.M. Roberts  "The Penguin History of The Twentieth Century: The History of The World, 1901 to 2000" [1999] by J.M. Roberts
Allen Lane/Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [rev 7/2004] for $15.33
Viking Adult 9½x6½ hardcover [12/99] out of print/90+ used

http://www.amazon.com/100-Greatest-Americans-20th-Century/dp/1568586817/
http://www.amazon.com/20th-Century-American-Pop-Culture/dp/1480168939/
http://www.amazon.com/20th-Century-Year/dp/0439219280/
http://www.amazon.com/American-Decades-1920-1929-Judith-Baughman/dp/0810357240/
http://www.amazon.com/American-Decades-2000-2009-Carol-Nagel/dp/1414436068/

http://www.amazon.com/America-1900s-Decades-American-History/dp/0816056366/
20s
http://www.amazon.com/America-1930s-Decades-American-History/dp/0816056382/
40s
http://www.amazon.com/America-1950s-Decades-American-History/dp/0816056404/
http://www.amazon.com/America-1960s-Decades-American-History/dp/0816056420/
http://www.amazon.com/America-1970s-Decades-American-History/dp/0816056439/
http://www.amazon.com/America-1980s-Decades-American-History/dp/0816056447/
http://www.amazon.com/America-1990s-Decades-American-History/dp/0816056455/

Popular Culture 1900-1919 book by Jilly Hunt  "A History of Popular Culture, 1900-1919" [ages 11-15; 2012]
by Jilly Hunt

Heinemann-Raintree 9x6 pb [8/2012] for $8.80
Heinemann-Raintree 9¼x6½ library hardcover [8/2012] for $28.66
Popular Culture 1920-1939 book by Jane Bingham  "A History of Popular Culture, 1920-1939 [ages 11-15; 2012]
by Jane Bingham

Heinemann-Raintree 9x6¼ pb [8/2012] for $8.80
Heinemann-Raintree 9¼x6½ library hardcover [8/2012] for $31.50
Popular Culture 1940-1959 book by Nick Hunter  "A History of Popular Culture, 1940-1959" [ages 11-15; 2012]
by Nick Hunter

Heinemann-Raintree 9¼x6½ pb [8/2012] for $8.80
Heinemann-Raintree 9½x6¾ library hardcover [8/2012] for $28.48
Popular Culture 1960-1979 book by Michael Burgan  "A History of Popular Culture, 1960-1979" [ages 11-15; 2012]
by Michael Burgan

Heinemann-Raintree 9¼x6½ pb [8/2012] for $8.80
Heinemann-Raintree 9¼x6½ library hardcover [8/2012] for $31.50
Popular Culture 1980-1999 book by Jilly Hunt  "A History of Popular Culture, 1980-1999" [ages 11-15; 2012]
by Jilly Hunt

Heinemann-Raintree 9x6 pb [8/2012] for $8.80
Heinemann-Raintree 9¼x6½ library hardcover [8/2012] for $28.71


Early  XXth  Century - 1900 to 1950
Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Great Depression' [1929-39] Page
War Film Festival - World War II Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
Spirit of America Bookstore's World War II Internment Camps Page
Spirit of America Bookstore's Atomic U.S.A. Page

The Great Crash 1954 classic book by John Kenneth Galbraith  "The Great Crash: 1929" [1954 classic]
by John Kenneth Galbraith

Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [4/97] for $11.20
Houghton Mifflin mass pb [1/61] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipedia
John Kenneth Galbraith [1908-2006] Page at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore
Campaign of The Century / Upton Sinclair's E.P.I.C. Race for Governor book by Greg Mitchell  "The Campaign of The Century: Upton Sinclair's {E.P.I.C.} Race For Governor of California and The Birth of Media Politics" [1992]
by Greg Mitchell, {new} Foreword by Peter Schrag

Polipoint Press 9x6 pb [10/2010] for $18.21
Random House mass pb [11/93] out of print/used
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [4/92] out of print/many used
Spirit of America Bookstore's Upton Sinclair [1878-1968] Page
The New Deal   "The New Deal: Hope For The Nation" [1997]
by Cheryl Edwards

Tandem Library 7½x5¼ econoclad [10/2001] for $15.25
Discovery Enterprises 7½x5¾ pb [3/97] out of printy/used
Great Depression / Hungry Years  "The Hungry Years: America In An Age of Crisis, 1929-1939" [1999]
by T.H. Watkins

"Maybe the best book ever written about the worst of times in America."
Smithsonian Magazine

Owl Books 8¼x5½ pb [9/2000] for $13.26
Henry Holt hardcover[10/99] out of print/many used
Essays on the Great Depression book by Ben S. Bernanke  "Essays On The Great Depression" [2000]
by Ben S. Bernanke

Princeton Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2004] for $21.56
Princeton Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2000] out of print/used
Worst Hard Time / Great American Dust Bowl  "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived The Great American Dust Bowl" [2005] by Timothy Egan
Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [9/2006] for $10.17
Houghton Mifflin 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2005] for $18.48
New History of The Great Depression  ”The Forgotten Man: A New History of The Great Depression” [2007]
by Amity Shlaes

”a skeptical critique of the New Deal”, but a thorough history nonetheless
HarperCollins 9x6 hardcover [6/2007] for $16.17
Sacco and Vanzettiby Bruce Watson  "Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders & The Judgment of Mankind" [2007]
by Bruce Watson

Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [8/2007 edition] for $12.99
Penguin Books 8½x5½ pb [11/2008] for $13.98
Viking 8¾x6 hardcover [8/2007] for $22.95

more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's Sacco & Vanzetti Page

Blood Passion / Ludlow Massacre book by Scott Martelle  "Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre & Class War In The American West" [2007]
by Scott Martelle

Rutgers Univ Press pb [8/2007] for $17.13
see also Ludlow Massacre Historic Site on the Southeast Colorado Travel Links Page
more Ludlow Massacre info (story, books, movies, links) at
Spirit of America Bookstore's American Labor Movements Page
Teapot Dome Scandal book by Laton McCartney  "The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought The Harding White House and Tried To Steal The Country" [2008] by Laton McCartney
Random House Trade 8x5¼ pb [1/2009] for $10.88
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2008] for $17.82
Blackstone Audio CD-ROM [2/2008] for $22.76
The New Deal book by Kathryn A. Flynn & Richard Polese  "The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration" [2008]
by Kathryn A. Flynn, with Richard Polese

Gibbs Smith, Publr 10x9 pb [5/2008] for $19.00
Lords of Finance book by Liaquat Ahamed  "Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke The World" [2009]
by Liaquat Ahamed

listed Best of 2009 by Time Magazine & won the Pulitzer Prize for History
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [12/2009] for $9.79
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2009] for $21.75
Rise and Fall of Prohibition book by Daniel Okrent  "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, 1919-1933" [2010]
by Daniel Okrent

Scribner 9¼x6 hardcover [5/2010] for $17.55

Latter  XXth  Century - 1950 to 2000
The Beat Generation Page at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore
Spirit of America Bookstore's Sen. Joe McCarthy Page
Hollywood Blacklist Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
Fifties Culture Nostalgia Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Fifties Culture Research Page (for the Rick Walker detective novels)

All The President's Men book  "All The President's Men" [1974 bestseller] by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
Pocket mass pb [6/2005] for $7.99
S&S 8½x5½ pb [6/94] for $11.20
Warner pb [1/75] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [6/74] out of print/many used
Recorded Books audio CD [3/2004] for $23.09

All The President's Men movie  "All The President's Men" feature film [Warner/Wildwood April 1976]
more details on Magic Lantern's "All The President's Men" 1976 Movie Page
Directed by Alan J. Pakula; screenplay by William Goldman from the bestselling book; starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards & Jane Alexander; won Oscars for Best Script, Best Supporting Actor [JR], Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress [JA], Best Editing; WGA Award for Best Script; added to National Film Registry (2010)
Warner special edition DVD [2/2006] 2 disks for $17.49
Warner widescreen DVD [10/97] for $14.99
Warner color VHS [3/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • watch official trailer [1:50] at YouTube

Wise Men / Isaacson & Thomas  "The Wise Men: Six Friends & The World They Made" [1986]
by Walter Isaacson & Evan Thomas

Dean Acheson, Charles E. Bohlen, W. Averell Harriman, George Kennan, Robert Lovett & John J. McCloy – all friends and also advisors to presidents from F.D.R. to L.B.J. – were the hidden architects behind the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and Cold War containment.
S&S 9x6 pb [6/97] for $14.96
S&S hardcover [10/86] out of print/used
Wars of Watergate  "The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon" [1990]
by Stanley I. Kutler

recommended by Watergate figure John W. Dean
W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [5/92] for $11.53
Knopf 9¼x6¾ hardcover [5/90] out of print/used
Watergate / Corruption / American Politics  "Watergate: The Corruption of American Politics & The Fall of Richard Nixon" [1994] by Fred Emery
Touchstone 9x6¼ pb [9/95] for $25.95
Crown 9½x6½ hardcover [6/94] out of print/used
Secret Man / Watergate's Deep Throat  "The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat" [2005]
by Bob Woodward, with Carl Bernstein

S&S hardcover [7/2005] for $15.64
Pivotal Decade / the Seventies book by Judith Stein  "Pivotal Decade: How The United States Traded Factories For Finance In The Seventies" [2010] by Judith Stein
Yale Univ Press 9x5¾ pb [9/2011] for $25.00
Yale Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2010] out of print/used
The 1970s and the Working Class book by Jefferson R. Cowie  "Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and The Last Days of The Working Class" [2010]
by Jefferson Cowie

The New Press pb [1/2012] for $16.36
The New Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2010] for $18.45

XXIst  Century
Spirit of America Bookstore's TreasonGate Timeline Page

9/11 Report Graphic Adaptation  "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation" [2006]
by Sid Jacobson & Ernie Colon

Hill & Wang 9x5½ pb [8/2006] for $11.53
Hill & Wang 9x6 hardcover [8/2006] for $19.80
Debunking 9/11 Myths book edited by David Dunbar & Brad Reagan  "Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up To The Facts - An In-Depth Investigation By Popular Mechanics" [2006]
Edited by David Dunbar & Brad Reagan, Foreword by Sen. John McCain

Hearst 8¼x5½ pb [8/2006] for $7.63
Fair Game memoir by Valerie Plame Wilson  "Fair Game: My Life As A Spy, My Betrayal By The White House" [2007]
by Valerie Plame Wilson

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster [10/2007] for $7.99
S&S 8½x5½ pb [6/2008] for $10.20
S&S 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2007] out of print/hundreds used
S&S ABR audio CD [10/2007] out of prodn/many used
official book site
lots more details on Spirit of America Bookstore's TreasonGate Timeline Page
Whites of Their Eyes / Tea Party Revolution book by Jill Lepore  
"The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and The Battle Over American History" [2010] by Jill Lepore
Princeton Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [10/2010] for $13.57
Hawk of Pandora 9/11 book by Thomas Hawk Hellstrom  "Hawk of Pandora: A 9/11 Missing Link" [2010]
by Thomas 'Hawk' Hellstrom

In December 2000, author Hellstrom sent a 15-page fax to the F.B.I.'s Atlanta field office describing a Chechen-AlQaeda terrorist conspiracy based in Atlanta, Georgia; author claims that subsequent events constitute a cover-up by the Bush Administration.
L.T.T. Independent Publng 9x6 pb [11/2010] for $12.57
Book of Obama book by Ted Rall  "The Book of Obama: From Hope and Change To The Age of Revolt" [2012]
by Ted Rall

Author is a syndicated columnist and political cartoonist; the book is only partially about President Obama, "a depressing and disgustingly accurate analysis of the current hamstrung government in Washington, DC"
Kindle Edition from Seven Stories Press [6/2012] for $9.99
Seven Stories Press 9x6 pb [6/2012] for $13.16
Federalist Society book by Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin  "The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took The Law Back From Liberals" [2013] by Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin
Kindle Edition from Vanderbilt Univ Press [6/2013] for $10.09
Vanderbilt Univ Press 10x7¼ hardcover [4/2013] for $25.37

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