Todd S Purdum
A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passage It was a turbulent time in America-a time of sit-ins, freedom rides, a March on Washington and a governor standing in the schoolhouse door-when John F. Kennedy sent Congress a bill to bar racial discrimination in employment, education, and public accommodations. Countless...
The authoritative account of America's most controversial war since Vietnam, a conflict in which "shock and awe" were not confined to the battlefield It was a war like no other the United States had ever fought. It began with the bombing of Saddam Hussein's bunker and ended with statues of the Iraqi dictator being toppled in downtown Baghdad, and it marked a turning point in America's relations with its enemies, its allies, and its sense of itself....
Henry Holt and Company
x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsilmiles, photographs ; 24 cm
Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. [This is a portrait of that creative partnership].