Presidency
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The Great Little Madison
The Great Little Madison
Paperback      ISBN: 0698116216
A young reader's depiction of James Madison evinces his quiet eloquence, intelligence, and passion for unified colonies, in his struggle to help shape the Constitution, steer America through two wars, and more. Reprint.
Means of Ascent
Means of Ascent
Paperback      ISBN: 067973371x
Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by "the 87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new -- the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Paperback      ISBN: 0375756787
A new edition of the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award-winning biography focuses on Theodore Roosevelt's pre-presidential career, covering the period between 1858 to 1901, during which time Roosevelt built himself up from a frail asthmatic youth to a robust man with varied interests. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
With Malice Toward None
A Life of Abraham Lincoln
Paperback      ISBN: 0060924713
Presents a portrait of Lincoln as an uncommonly complex man of compassion and ambition, honesty and political acumen, and wit and morbid melancholy
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx
The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Paperback      ISBN: 0679764410
Called elegant, lively, and provocative by reviewers and picked as an "Editor's Choice" by The Chicago Tribune, a reassessment of Jefferson's life and character points up the many contradictions in Jefferson's nature. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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.
Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America
Duel
Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0465017371
Describes the events that led up to the fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, offers profiles of each man, and recounts Jefferson's attempts to ruin Burr after Hamilton's death. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
John Adams
John Adams
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684813637
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.
Jefferson Writings: Autobiography Notes on the State of Virginia Public and Private Papers Addresses Letters
Jefferson Writings
Autobiography Notes on the State of Virginia Public and Private Papers Addresses Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 094045016x
Gathers Jefferson's letters to politicians, scientists, and family members, public speeches, travel essays, and political writings
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