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Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933: 1884-1933
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933
1884-1933
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094601
Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.
John Adams
John Adams
Paperback      ISBN: 0743223136
Chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence on the birth of the United States.
Barbara Bush: A Memoir
Barbara Bush
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 0025196359
The former First Lady recounts the exciting and often poignant events in her life, from her secret engagement to George Bush, to the loss of her three-year-old daughter to leukemia, to daily life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Theodore Rex
Theodore Rex
Paperback      ISBN: 0812966007
Describes Theodore Roosevelt's presidency as he faced the challenges of a new century in which the United States would become a world power, and discusses his accomplishments and failures, the enemies he made, and his family life. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
T.R: The Last Romantic
T.R
The Last Romantic
Paperback      ISBN: 0465069592
Making use of newfound letters from Theodore Roosevelt's adult sons, a biography of the twenty-sixth president reveals how his larger-than-life persona masked feelings of inadequacy
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
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
Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Blood on the Moon
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Hardcover      ISBN: 0813122171
Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge. This is not only too simple an explanation; Blood on the Moon reveals that it is completely wrong. John Wilkes Booth was neither mad nor alone in his act of murder. He received the help of many, not the least of whom was Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, the Charles County physician who has been portrayed as the innocent victim of a vengeful government. Booth was also aided by the Confederate leadership in Richmond. As he made his plans to strike at Lincoln, Booth was in contact with key members of the Confederate underground, and after the assassination these same forces used all of their resources to attempt his escape. Noted Lincoln authority Edward Steers Jr. introduces the cast of characters in this ill-fated drama, he explores why they were so willing to help pull the trigger, and corrects the many misconceptions surrounding this defining moment that changed American history. After completing an acclaimed career as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Edward Steers Jr. has turned his research skills to the Lincoln assassination. He is the author of several books about the president, including The Trial. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom
The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Paperback      ISBN: 0316548189
The best-selling memoirs, begun during the South African president's years in prison, traces the Nobel Prize-winner's historic life from his traditional tribal childhood to his triumphant rise to power. Reprint.
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : The Home Front in World War II
No Ordinary Time
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : The Home Front in World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0684804484
Examines the Roosevelts' working partnership during the war years