Presidency
Featured Items
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Crossfire
The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Paperback      ISBN: 0881846481
Purports to uncover new evidence proving the conspiracy theory about the late President's assassination, tying the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, the Cubans, the United States military, and others to the killing
Eisenhower: Soldier and President
Eisenhower
Soldier and President
Paperback      ISBN: 0671747584
Traces Eisenhower's rise to prominence and power in the military and in his political career
The Day Lincoln Was Shot
The Day Lincoln Was Shot
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517446499
Describes the last twenty-four hours of President Lincoln's life and how his assassin spent those hours
For the President's Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush
For the President's Eyes Only
Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush
Paperback      ISBN: 0060921781
Examines how American presidents used secret intelligence
Personal Memoirs
Personal Memoirs
Paperback      ISBN: 0375752285
The distinguished Civil War general and America's eighteenth president describes his education at West Point, personal life, military career, and political philosophy in a new edition of Grant's personal memoirs. Reprint.
Mornings on Horseback
Mornings on Horseback
Paperback      ISBN: 0671447548
Examines the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age ten to twenty-seven, focusing on the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood
Lincoln's Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation
Lincoln's Men
How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation
Paperback      ISBN: 0684862948
No American president has enjoyed as intimate a relationship with the soldiers in his army as did the man they called "Father Abraham." In Lincoln's Men, historian William C. Davis draws on thousands of unpublished letters and diaries -- the voices of the volunteers -- to tell the hidden story of how a new and untested president became "Father" throughout both the army and the North as a whole. How did Lincoln inspire the faith and courage of so many shattered men, as they wandered the inferno of Shiloh or were entrenched in the siege of Vicksburg? Why did soldiers visiting Washington feel free to stroll into the White House as if it were their own home? In this through and authoritative work, Davis removes layers of mythmaking to recapture the real moods and feelings of an army facing one of history's bloodiest conflicts. Lincoln's Men casts a new light on our most famous president and on America's revolution -- on our country's father and its rebirth.
Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder
Jefferson and Monticello
The Biography of a Builder
Paperback      ISBN: 0805014632
A look at Jefferson's private life reveals much about life in colonial and Federal America while exploring his lifelong passion for the building of Monticello
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Founding Brothers
The Revolutionary Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0375705244
An analysis of the intertwined careers of the founders of the American republic documents the lives of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution
Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0195076060
James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth. McPherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history. He looks closely at the President's role as Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, showing how Lincoln forged a national military strategy for victory. He explores the importance of Lincoln's great rhetorical skills, uncovering how--through parables and figurative language--he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North. In another section, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, describing how the Republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws (rivaling the first hundred days of the New Deal), and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, but radically altered the balance of power in America, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government. The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America's leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both.