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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Desert Queen
The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Paperback      ISBN: 0385495757
Recounts the life of Gertrude Bell, an Englishwoman adventurer in the style of Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen, who explored parts of the Arab world around the time of World War I and helped create the modern Middle East. Reprint. 12,500 first printing. PW.
For a Vast Future Also: Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
For a Vast Future Also
Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Hardcover      ISBN: 0823219593
Brings together articles by 14 scholars in the Lincoln field, providing detailed treatments of different facets of three general themes: Lincoln and the problems of emancipation, presidential politics, and the Lincoln legacy. Lincoln's views on race are of central interest, and these essays engage that issue from a variety of perspectives. Schwartz is director of the Electronic Lincoln Presidential Library and editor of For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robert E. Lee: A Penguin Life
Robert E. Lee
A Penguin Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670032204
A portrait of the Civil War leader delves into his family history and personality to reveal the human behind the general, documenting how the lessons he learned from his elders were applied on the battlefield. 30,000 first printing.
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin
An American Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684807610
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class. 150,000 first printing.
The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years
The Kennedy Curse
Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years
Paperback      ISBN: 0312312938
Traces the misfortunes of the Kennedy family from the 1830s to the present to consider the author's theories about the family's biological inclinations toward trouble, citing such events as Joseph Kennedy's political activities, John Jr.'s marriage to Carolyn Bessette, and Jackie's struggles with anxiety. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
A Man's Reach
A Man's Reach
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816637385
"Andersen's story is the Horatio Alger myth made real, but his life is about much more than money and politics. He believes in public service, in democracy, and in striving to meet the needs of all citizens, especially those in the worst circumstances. Andersen's strong faith and values resonate from the first page of this autobiography. His writing is honest, personable, straightforward, portraying both the personal rigor and thoughtfulness of his business and newspaper careers." -St. Paul Pioneer Press"Andersen and his skillful editor Sturdevant have produced a book that refreshes the spirit by reminding us of the possibilities of a life devoted to the service of others. This delightful memoir will rejuvenate the faith of all who believe in the value of honesty and the power of perseverance harnessed to a noble cause." -Minnesota HistoryGovernor Elmer L. Andersen is one of Minnesota's leading political, business, and cultural figures. He lives in Arden Hills, Minnesota.Lori Sturdevant is an editorial writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941
Stalin in Power
The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941
Paperback      ISBN: 0393308693
Recounts Stalin's establishment of state-run collectives, discusses the political reasons behind his pact with Hitler, and analyzes the effects of Stalin's reign
In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story
In Search of Fatima
A Palestinian Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1859845614
A memoir of Ghada Karmi's life: her childhood in Palestine; the flight to Britain after the catastrophe of 1948; and her struggle to get a university grant to study medicine. The book is set against the backdrop of the continuing crisis in the Middle East. pointing forward.
Franklin And Winston: An Intimate Portrait Of An Epic Friendship
Franklin And Winston
An Intimate Portrait Of An Epic Friendship
Paperback      ISBN: 0812972821
A definitive account of a historic friendship provides a close-up look at the complex relationship between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill and its seminal influence on the course of World War II, examining each man and their feelings toward each other, their families, and their individual attempts to manage and influence each other. Reprint. 80,000 first printing.
Death at Chappaquiddick
Death at Chappaquiddick
Paperback      ISBN: 0882892495
Draws conclusions from a private investigation of the court proceedings and evidence surrounding the 1969 accident resulting in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne