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Fat in the Fifties : America's First Obesity Crisis

Subjects: Obesity--United States--History--20th centuryMEDICAL / Public Health; HISTORY / United States / General; MEDICAL / History

  • Abstract: A riveting history of the rise and fall of the obesity epidemic during 1950s and 1960s America.Metropolitan Life Insurance Company identified obesity as the ...

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Containing Addiction : The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America's Global Drug War

Subjects: Drug control--United States--History--20th centuryHISTORY / United States / General

  • Abstract: The story of America's'War on Drugs'usually begins with Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. In Containing Addiction, Matthew R. Pembleton argues that its origins instead lie ...

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Jefferson Versus Hamilton

Subjects: HISTORY / United States / General

  • Abstract: All history is a mingling of the great and small, of kings losing kingdoms for want of a horseshoe nail, of presidents assassinated because a ...

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How Good A General Was George Washington?

Subjects: Presidents--United States--BiographyHISTORY / United States / General

  • Abstract: A general's ability to inspire his soldiers is not to be discounted, and George Washington unquestionably had that gift. But in the final analysis, the ...

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The Three Battles of Sand Creek : The Cheyenne Massacre in Blood, in Court, and As the End of History

Subjects: Cheyenne Indians--Wars, 1864; Sand Creek Massacre, Colo., 1864; Arapaho Indians--WarsHISTORY / United States / General; HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Abstract: TRANS-MISSISSIPPI THEATER BOOK OF THE YEAR (BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS) – CIVIL WAR BOOKS AND AUTHORSThe Sand Creek battle (or massacre) occurred on November 29-30, 1864, a confrontation ...

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