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The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America
The Three Roosevelts
Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America
Paperback      ISBN: 0802138721
A biography that combines the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt offers a portrait of the controversial lives of three courageous American leaders who changed the course of twentieth-century history.
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.
Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
Paperback      ISBN: 0345438310
An incisive account of the last of the Romanov dynasty details the love affair of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, their family, their involvement with Rasputin, and the revolution that transformed imperial Russia. Reprint.
Charlie Wilson's War
Charlie Wilson's War
Paperback      ISBN: 0802141242
Follows the work of the east Texas congressman and House Defense Appropriation Committee member to fund the arming of the Mujahideen after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, citing his controversial habits, passion to support Pakistan, and friendship with President Zia. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Benjamin Franklin: Writings
Benjamin Franklin
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450291
Depicting Franklin as a controversial figure in his own time, this volume includes political, economic, and social pieces, scientific articles, opinions on education and religion, propaganda exercises drawn from "Silence Dogwood," writings from the "Pennsylvania Gazette," and "Poor Richard's Almanack," and letters
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Paperback      ISBN: 0486290735
One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more.
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0060931302
A biography of the Japanese emperor reveals a powerful man who successfully cultivated an image of a reluctant king while manipulating important events behind the scenes for five decades.
Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara
The Life and Death of Che Guevara
Paperback      ISBN: 0679759409
A distinguished Latin American political scientist reconstructs the complex life and significance of Che Guevara--revolutionary, martyr, and counter-culture hero--from his early upbringing to his 1967 death in Bolivia. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
Alexander Hamilton, American
Alexander Hamilton, American
Paperback      ISBN: 0684863316
Explores the life and times of an American founding father, who grew from an impoverished immigrant to a patriot, war hero, Secretary of the Treasury, and a man whose vision helped shape America.
Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union
Henry Clay
Statesman for the Union
Paperback      ISBN: 0393310884
Examines the life and work of the statesman and discusses his repeated failed attempts to become president