Eric Rauchway is an American historian and professor at the University of California, Davis. He received his B.A. from Cornell in 1991, and his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1996.
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"Implacable Foes" is a compelling look at the final year of the Pacific war, challenging assumptions about its outcome and leaders. Authors Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio weave together grand strategy analysis with vivid depictions of the brutal combat and experiences of American soldiers, sailors, and Marines. From the clashing personalities of MacArthur and Marshall to President Roosevelt's doubts and Truman's decision to deploy the atomic bomb, this gripping narrative sheds light on a pivotal moment in history.
IMPLACABLE FOES is an excellent, readable, scholarly book on the end of the Pacific War. Heinrichs and Gallicchio; Oxford UP; won the Bancroft. – source
Discover the history and influence of "free enterprise" on American politics in this insightful and thought-provoking read by Lawrence B. Glickman. Learn how this cornerstone of conservative philosophy, which sought to limit government involvement in economic matters, gained traction in American discourse and was championed as a fundamental American value. Glickman explores how the idea has transformed political dialogue and serves as the linchpin in opposition to government regulation, taxation, and programs such as Medicare. A fascinating look into the complex history and marketing of an idea that continues to shape American politics today.
@LarryGlickman @MatthewSitman Say, I could recommend a book on that – source
Explore the history of the American presidency from its infancy to today, including the latest 2016 election. In The American President, historian Kathryn Moore offers a captivating narrative of each president's experiences in and out of office, including interesting facts, statistics, timelines, and trivia. Delve into the complexities of the presidency and gain a nuanced understanding of this important part of American history.
@LiamD_23 It’s an underrated book overall. – source
This fascinating biography explores the complex ideologies and intense rivalry between two of America's most influential political figures: Roosevelt and Wilson. With a deep focus on their differences in class, education, and regional roots, the author delves into the origins and evolution of their political beliefs and leadership styles. Featuring a vivid portrayal of their contrasting personalities and groundbreaking policies, this book provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking look at the men who shaped an entire century.
The other quite good book I’d point to on the fault lines in the period would be J. M. Cooper, WARRIOR AND THE PRIEST – source
This captivating book is a collection of stories that were compiled from various newspapers and public records by the talented Edward Angly. With a 1931 hardcover published by The Viking Press in New York, readers will enjoy black-and-white illustrations that enrich the stunning narratives within.
In honor of GameStop week, here’s a page from one of my (and FDR’s) favorite books on the Depression, OH YEAH? ed. Edward Angly (Viking, 1931). – source
Explore the acrimonious presidential handoff between FDR and Hoover in Winter War, a book that reveals the origins of twentieth-century liberalism and conservatism. Discover how FDR laid out plans for the New Deal prior to his inauguration while opposing forces such as President Hoover became the first comprehensive critic of FDR's policies. Learn how the principles of the welfare state and reaction against it had already taken form, shaping the divisive politics of the twentieth century.
@B_J_Marshall WINTER WAR might help you? But if it doesn’t, let me know why not and I can certainly see if your specific need points to a book I’d recommend – source
Embark on a thrilling adventure with a wandering sailor named Ishmael and his voyage aboard the Pequod, a whaling ship led by the vengeful Captain Ahab. Their mission? To hunt down a white whale of massive size and ferocity known as Moby-Dick. With few ships having encountered this elusive creature, the stakes are high and the danger is real in this classic tale by Herman Melville.
@chick_in_kiev I would really enjoy it if you did the podcast. Really really. It's such a good book. – source