The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976

The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958 1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge th

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974When and how did America become so polarized In this masterful history, leading historians Kevin M Kruse and Julian E Zelizer uncover the origins of our current moment It all starts in 1974 with the Watergate crisis, the OPEC oil embargo, desegregation busing riots in Boston, and the wind down o

The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age

The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded AgeIndia is the world s largest democracy, with than one billion people and an economy expanding faster than China s But the rewards of this growth have been far from evenly shared, and the country s top 1% now own nearly 60% of its wealth In megacities like Mumbai, where half the population liv

The Common Good

The Common GoodFrom the best selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Work of Nations, a passionate, clear eyed manifesto on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics n nWith the warmth and lucidity that have made him one of our most important public voices, Robe

True Girt (The Unauthorised History of Australia #2)

True Girt (The Unauthorised History of Australia #2)First there was Girt Now comes n nTrue Girt n nIn this side splitting sequel to his best selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier n nThis was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Carol

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American StateProhibition has long been portrayed as a noble experiment that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much significant history Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the fe

The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry

The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding IndustryAmerican Book Award Winner 2016The American Slave Coast offers a provocative vision of US history from earliest colonial times through emancipation that presents even the most familiar events and figures in a revealing new light Authors Ned and Constance Sublette tell the brutal story of how the sl

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