Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of SpeedEnduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross
ISBN: 9781250033840
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 5th 2015
Genres: Military, Aviation, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: A new biography tracing the larger than life career of the Indianapolis racing car owner- driver, 26-victory WWI ace, Medal of Honor winner, and founder of Eastern Airlines. The often crude and always irrepressible Rickenbacker cut a wide swath across the first half of the 20th century.

The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War

The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great WarThe Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War by James David Robenalt
ISBN: 9780230609648
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 1st 2009
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: A real pot boiler: the story of a 12-year affair between Senator Warren G. Harding and Carrie Phillips, who – with her daughter – was allegedly a German agent. Drawing on Library of Congress files, the author also looks at wartime pro-German sentiment in America though he fails to establish the historical or political significance of the Harding-Phillips affair.

Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda

Selling the Great War: The Making of American PropagandaSelling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda by Alan Axelrod
ISBN: 9780230605039
Published by St. Martin's Press on March 3rd 2009
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Military, World War II, Social History
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Motivated by fears than America’s multi-ethnic population would not support the war effort, President Wilson launched the federal government’s first concerted public information campaign headed by journalist George Creel.

Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black AmericaRed Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhirter
ISBN: 9781250009067
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 3rd 2012
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: The end of WWI witnessed a spate of lynchings sparked by white supremacy augmented by the pseudo-science of eugenics as white fears of economic integration were conflated with fears of communism. This was the greatest period of racial strife ever seen in America, but it also marked the first glimmer of the civil rights movement that erupted four decades later. Also available as a Nook book.