In summer 1927 America had a booming stock market a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest) a devastating flood of the Mississippi a sensational murder trial and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth.
For almost four decades Eric Foner one of Americas most distinguished historians has introduced readers of his journalism to unknown or forgotten characters in American history methodically unearthing the hidden history of American radicalism.
The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22 1963?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Philip Shenon a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career atThe New York Times finally provides many of the answers.
In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West centering on Quanah the greatest Comanche chief of them all.
"How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? In this history of the United States James West Davidson guides his readers through 500 years from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources.
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