First edition. - New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Book — xvii, 728 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A pretty stiff time"
"A whole jug full of experience"
"I am the Devil"
The adventures of Hu-hua and Hoo Loo
"The late jar rather smashed my nerves"
What lies beyond wealth
"Hard to state without becoming hysterical"
A pirate state organized for benevolence
Make way for the Almoner of starving Belgium
A hero in the house of truth
Inconsolable in the hall of mirrors
An engineer at the opera
Meddling with God's economy
Hoover versus a botched civilization
Scandal, embarrassment, and the little feller
Sleepless in good times
"The wonder boy"
"Giving genius its chance"
"He didn't know where the votes came from"
Nothing to fear but fear itself
Just when we thought it was over
"It seemed like the end of the world"
The president in his fighting clothes
"A human creature desperately hurt and pained"
Through the abyss in a Buick
Father of the new conservatism
Reborn in a darker world
Epilogue : "I admire a lot in Hoover's career."
"The definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the most remarkable and least understood Americans of the twentieth century--a wholly original account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, and his battle against the Great Depression. An impoverished orphan who built a fortune. A great humanitarian. A president elected in a landslide and then resoundingly defeated four years later. Arguably the father of both New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism, Herbert Hoover lived one of the most extraordinary American lives of the twentieth century. Yet however astonishing, his accomplishments are often eclipsed by the perception that Hoover was inept and heartless in the face of the Great Depression. Now, Kenneth Whyte vividly re-creates Hoover's rich and dramatic life in all its complex glory. He follows Hoover through his Iowa boyhood, his cutthroat business career, his brilliant rescue of millions of lives during World War I and the 1927 Mississippi floods, his misconstrued presidency, his defeat at the hands of Franklin Roosevelt, his devastating years in the political wilderness, his return to grace as Truman's emissary to help European refugees after World War II, and his final vindication in the days of Kennedy's "New Frontier." Ultimately, Whyte brings to light Hoover's complexities and contradictions--his modesty and ambition, his ruthlessness and extreme generosity--as well as his profound political legacy. [This] is the epic, poignant story of the deprived boy who, through force of will, made himself the most accomplished figure in the land, and who experienced a range of achievements and failures unmatched by many Americans of his, or perhaps any, era. Here, for the first time, is the definitive biography that fully captures the colossal scale of Hoover's momentous life and volatile times." -- dust jacket.
McKinleyville, California : John Daniel and Company, 2017.
Book — 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"My Dear People is made up of three different alternating ingredients, each by a different author: a historical account of surrounding military events by Christopher McManus, Constance Crawford's commentary on her father's letters, and the letters themselves by Ned Crawford. These writings are interwoven chronologically here to make Private Ned Crawford's story comprehensible, entertaining, and moving. The letters Ned wrote to his best friend while serving as a soldier in World War I offer an intimate, quirky, and intelligent account of what it was like for a thirty-one-year-old man who abhorred war and any official interference with individual freedom to submit to a wartime draft and to perform his part in the enormous human drama that was the American Expeditionary Force."--Provided by publisher.
"In August 1966, a 14-year-old boy in Beijing is thrust into violence and chaos as Mao Ze-dong's Cultural Revolution begins to blaze across China. In this riveting memoir, Wei Yang Chao now tells his story--how rebels attacked and publicly humiliated his family, upended his education, and sent out of a country rendered unrecognizable by violence and radical ideology. At first he is swept up by the Red Guards but finds himself at the center of a bloody revolution. After mass rallies at Tiananmen Square, he witnesses attacks on teachers and professors, and the disintegration of his parents' lives as tolerance and freedom begin to crumble he finds himself cast into exile"--Amazon.com.
Victor Arnautoff reigned as San Francisco's leading mural painter during the New Deal era. Yet that was only part of an astonishing life journey from Tsarist officer to leftist painter. Robert W. Cherny's masterful biography of Arnautoff braids the artist's work with his increasingly leftist politics and the tenor of his times. Delving into sources on Russian emigres and San Francisco's arts communities, Cherny traces Arnautoff's life from refugee art student and assistant to Diego Rivera to prominence in the New Deal's art projects and a faculty position at Stanford University. As Arnautoff's politics moved left, he often incorporated working people and people of color into his treatment of the American past and present. In the 1950s, however, his participation in leftist organizations and a highly critical cartoon of Richard Nixon landed him before the House Un-American Activities Committee and led to calls for his dismissal from Stanford. Arnautoff eventually departed America, a refugee of another kind, now fleeing personal loss and the disintegration of the left-labor culture that had nurtured him, before resuming his artistic career in the Soviet Union that he had fought in his youth to destroy. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780252082306 20171204
Были и жили : история России XX века глазами школьников : сборник работ лауреатов Всероссийского конкурса исторических исследовательских работ старшеклассников "Человек в истории Россия--XX век" 2016 года
Moskva : Memorial, 2016. Москва : Мемориал, 2016.
Book — 409 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
Book — x, 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
The early years
World War I begins
Training in the French Foreign Legion
At the front
The Battle of Artois
Kiffin's recovery and new hope
The creation of the Lafayette Escadrille
The Lafayette Escadrille comes of age
Passing the torch
The climax of the Lafayette Escadrille
The transition to the U.S. Air Service
The dawn of American air power
The legacy of the Lafayette Escadrille
"With the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Kiffin Yates Rockwell of Asheville, North Carolina, volunteered to fight for France. Initially serving with the French Foreign Legion, he soon became a founding member of the Lafayette Escadrille. This book covers Rockwell's early life and military service with the Lafayette Escadrille"-- Provided by publisher.
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xxiii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The evolution of Andrei Sakharov's thinking / Serge Schmemann
The scientist as prophet : Sakharov's world and ours / J. Bryan Hehir
The soul and Sakharov / William Swing
Environmental effects of nuclear war / Raymond Jeanloz
Decoding the biosphere and the infectious disease threat / Lucy Shapiro
Diagnosis, reinvented for the individual / Elizabeth Holmes
The Sakharov conditions, disruptive technologies, and human rights / Christopher Stubbs
New dilemmas in ethics, technology, and war : Sakharov's principles in today's world / James O. Ellis Jr.
A military perspective / Jim Mattis
Moral reasoning and practical purpose / David Holloway
A global commons : a vision whose time has come / James E. Goodby.
Andrei Sakharov holds an honored place in the pantheon of the world's greatest scientists, reformers, and champions of human rights. But his embrace of human rights did not come through a sudden conversion; he came to it in stages. Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution conference focused on Sakharov's life and principles, this book tells the compelling story of his metamorphosis from a distinguished physical scientist into a courageous, outspoken dissident humanitarian voice. His extraordinary life saw him go from playing the leading role in designing and building the most powerful thermonuclear weapon (the so-called hydrogen bomb) ever exploded to demanding an end to the testing of such weapons and their eventual elimination. The essays detail his transformation, as he appealed first to his scientific colleagues abroad and then tomankind at large, for solidarity in resolving the growing threats to human survival-many of which stemmed from science and technology. Ultimately, the distinguished contributors show how the work and thinking of this eminent Russian nuclear physicist and courageous human rights campaigner can help find solutions to the nuclear threats of today. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918958 20160619
Book — xxvi, 214 pages : maps, illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
The celebrated pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski was the rave of Paris, London, and New York audiences in the early twentieth century, with annual concert tours across the continents. But during World War I, Paderewski set music aside and turned to politics, becoming an eloquent spokesman for the country of his birth, Poland, then occupied by the empires of Russia, Germany, and Austria. Through his fame as a musician, Paderewski gained access to the top political leadership of France, Britain, and the United States. His devoted wife and collaborator, Helena, facilitated and accompanied virtually his every move. She is one of the key sources on the historical events in which she participated or her husband told her about. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918644 20160619
Book — xvi, 168 pages,  pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Ronald Reagan's Cold War strategy was well established in his first year in office and did not change throughout his presidency. It was to make absolutely sure in the minds of the Soviets that they too would be destroyed in a nuclear war--even as Reagan sought an alternative through strategic defense to make nuclear missiles obsolete and thus eliminate the possibility of an all-out nuclear war. This book offers new perspectives on Ronald Reagan's primary accomplishment as president--persuading the Soviets to reduce their nuclear arsenals and end the Cold War. It details how he achieved this success and in the process explains why Americans consider Reagan one of our greatest presidents. The authors examine the decisions Reagan made during his presidency that made his success possible and review Reagan's critical negotiations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev--ending with the 1988 Moscow Summit that effectively ended the Cold War. They present Gorbachev's thoughts on Reagan as a great man and a great president 20 years after he left office. But ultimately, they reveal the depth of Reagan's vision of a world safe from nuclear weapons, painting a clear portrait of a Cold Warrior who saw the possibility of moving beyond that war. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918354 20160618
[Reno, Nevada] : Helena History Press, 2014. Budapest : Order from Central European University Press.
Book — liv, 254 pages : ill. ; 24 cm
This memoir is an invaluable source about Hungary's fate in World War II. Ullein-Reviczky's work was based partly on the public and private documents he succeeded in saving throughout the war and his long years of exile in Turkey, Switzerland, France and Britain where he died. Written by a well-informed insider and a shrewd observer, this book remained essentially unknown in the English-speaking world. Antal Ullein-Reviczky's memoirs represent an important source of the history of Hungary from German war through Russian peace, giving a unique insight into the Hungarian tragedy". (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780985943349 20160616