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George Washington

First in War, First in Peace

Washington’s rise from anonymity as a minor land-owner and surveyor to become America’s first national hero is recreated by veteran historical writer James...

"...as the first president of the United States. Washington’s accomplishments were so stunning and he..."

James A. Crutchfield

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Macmillan Audio

Harry S. Truman

The American Presidents Series: The 33rd President, 1945-1953

Bestselling biographer Dallek chronicles how a plainspoken man from Missouri rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century....

"...The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one..."

By Robert Dallek, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Sean Wilentz and William Dufris

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Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Grant: A Biography

The newest biography in Wesley Clark's Great Generals series details the life and legacy of one of America's most ingenious military minds

"...the Civil War, ultimately becoming President of the reunited states. Grant revolutionized military..."

By John Mosier and Wesley K. Clark

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Andrew Jackson

The American Presidents Series: The 7th President, 1829-1837

The towering figure who remade American politics—the champion of the ordinary citizen and the scourge of entrenched privilege The Founding Fathers...

"...Jackson’s presidency. The artist could extract only four or five sittings from his irascible, distracted..."

By Sean Wilentz and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The American Presidents Series: The 32nd President, 1933-1945

A masterly work by the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill and Gladstone A protean figure and a man of massive achievement, Franklin Delano...

"...A masterly work by the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill and Gladstone A protean figure and a man of massive achievement, Franklin Delano.... A masterly work by the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill and Gladstone A protean figure and a man of massive achievement, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only man to be elected to the presidency more than twice. In a ranking of chief executives, no more than three of his predecessors could truly be placed i..."

By Roy Jenkins and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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George Washington

A Life

George Washington is the human story of a man who turned an impoverished childhood and the frequent humiliations at the hands of a mother he feared and the...

Willard Sterne Randall

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Eisenhower: A Biography

WWII expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. American general and 34th president of the United States,...

"...WWII expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. American general and 34th president of the United States,.... WWII expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. American general and 34th president of the United States, Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed. The book reveals Eisenhower's advocacy i..."

By John Wukovits and Wesley K. Clark

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A new and original analysis of the mission undertaken by FDR's Secretary of State during the Phoney War, Rofe’s work explains the motivations and goals of...

"...A new and original analysis of the mission undertaken by FDR's Secretary of State during the Phoney War, Rofe’s work explains the motivations and goals of.... A new and original analysis of the mission undertaken by FDR's Secretary of State during the Phoney War, Rofe’s work explains the motivations and goals of Roosevelt through an analysis the president's foreign policy and of the nature of the Anglo-American relationship of the time.. "A valuable addition to the historiography of US..."

J. Simon Rofe

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Zachary Taylor

The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849-1850

The rough-hewn general who rose to the nation’s highest office, and whose presidency witnessed the first political skirmishes that would lead to the Civil...

"...The rough-hewn general who rose to the nation’s highest office, and whose presidency witnessed..."

By John S. D. Eisenhower, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Sean Wilentz

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Gerald R. Ford

The American Presidents Series: The 38th President, 1974-1977

The “accidental” president whose innate decency and steady hand restored the presidency after its greatest crisis When Gerald R. Ford entered the White...

"...The “accidental” president whose innate decency and steady hand restored the presidency after its greatest crisis When Gerald R. Ford entered the White.... The “accidental” president whose innate decency and steady hand restored the presidency after its greatest crisis   When Gerald R. Ford entered the White House in August 1974, he inherited a presidency tarnished by the Watergate scandal..."

By Douglas Brinkley and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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Calvin Coolidge

The American Presidents Series: The 30th President, 1923-1929

The austere president who presided over the Roaring Twenties and whose conservatism masked an innovative approach to national leadership He was known as...

"...The austere president who presided over the Roaring Twenties and whose conservatism masked an innovative approach to national leadership He was known as.... The austere president who presided over the Roaring Twenties and whose conservatism masked an innovative approach to national leadership   He was known as “Silent Cal.” Buttoned up and tight-lipped, Calvin Coolidge seemed out of place..."

By David Greenberg and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

John F. Kennedy

A Biography

John F. Kennedy creates an absorbing, insightful and distinguished biography of one of America's most legendary Presidents. While current fashion in Kennedy...

"...John F. Kennedy creates an absorbing, insightful and distinguished biography of one of America's most legendary Presidents. While current fashion in Kennedy.... John F. Kennedy creates an absorbing, insightful and distinguished biography of one of America's most legendary Presidents. While current..."

Michael O'Brien Michael O'Brien

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

John Adams: Party of One

An acute examination of a paradoxical U.S. president. John Adams was an undiplomatic diplomat and an impolitic politician--a fierce revolutionary yet a...

"...An acute examination of a paradoxical U.S. president. John Adams was an undiplomatic diplomat and an impolitic politician--a fierce revolutionary yet a.... An acute examination of a paradoxical U.S. president. John Adams was an undiplomatic diplomat and an impolitic politician--a fierce..."

James Grant

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James K. Polk

The American Presidents Series: The 11th President, 1845-1849

The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy James K. Polk was a shrewd and...

"...The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy James K. Polk was a shrewd and.... The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy James K. Polk was a shrewd and decisive commander in chief, the youngest president elected to guide the still-young..."

By John Seigenthaler and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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John Adams

The American Presidents Series: The 2nd President, 1797-1801

A revealing look at the true beginning of American politics Until recently rescued by David McCullough, John Adams has always been overshadowed by...

"...A revealing look at the true beginning of American politics Until recently rescued by David McCullough, John Adams has always been overshadowed by.... A revealing look at the true beginning of American politics Until recently rescued by David McCullough, John Adams has always been overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson. Volatile, impulsive, irritable, and self-pitying, Adams seemed temperamentally unsuited for the presidency. Yet in many ways he was the perfect successor to Washington..."

By John Patrick Diggins and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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Woodrow Wilson

The American Presidents Series: The 28th President, 1913-1921

A comprehensive account of the rise and fall of one of the major shapers of American foreign policy On the eve of his inauguration as President, Woodrow...

"...A comprehensive account of the rise and fall of one of the major shapers of American foreign policy On the eve of his inauguration as President, Woodrow.... A comprehensive account of the rise and fall of one of the major shapers of American foreign policy On the eve of his inauguration as President, Woodrow Wilson commented, “It would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs.” As America was drawn into the Great War in Europe, Wilson used..."

By H. W. Brands and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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Thomas Jefferson

The American Presidents Series: The 3rd President, 1801-1809

An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy. Jefferson was the originator of so many of the founding principles of...

By Joyce Appleby, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Ira Claffey

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961

A bona fide American hero at the close of WWII, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office. Though we may view the...

"...A bona fide American hero at the close of WWII, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office. Though we may view the.... A bona fide American hero at the close of WWII, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office. Though we may view the Eisenhower years through a hazy lens of 1950's nostalgia, historians consider his presidency one of the least successful. Ike would later be revered for "keeping the peace..."

By Tom Wicker, Ira Claffey and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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John Quincy Adams

The American Presidents Series: The 6th President, 1825-1829

A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency. Chosen by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive...

"...A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency. Chosen by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive.... A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency. Chosen by the House of Representatives..."

By Robert V. Remini and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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James Madison

The American Presidents Series: The 4th President, 1809-1817

A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father Explore Madison's rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation if the...

"...A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father Explore Madison's rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation if the.... A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father Explore Madison's rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation if the Articles of Confederation and the first Constitutional Congress. Madison oversaw the first foreign war under the constitution, and had to confront issues such as public ..."

By Garry Wills, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Ira Claffey

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Theodore Roosevelt

The American Presidents Series: The 26th President, 1901-1909

An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century.

"...An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century.. An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century The warm and knowing biography traces Roosevelt's involvement in the politics of New York City and New York State, his celebrated ,military career, and his ascent to the national political stage. Caricatured through history as the "bull moose", Roosevelt was in fact a man of extraordinary discipline whose refined and literate tastes actually helped spaw..."

By Louis Auchincloss, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Ira Claffey

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James Madison

The American Presidents Series: The 4th President, 1809-1817

A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father. Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look at the life of...

"...A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father. Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look at the life of.... A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father. Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look..."

By Garry Wills and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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Abraham Lincoln

The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865

America’s greatest president, who rose to power in the country’s greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham...

"...America’s greatest president, who rose to power in the country’s greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham.... America’s greatest president, who rose..."

By George S. McGovern, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Sean Wilentz

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The Founding Fathers

This elegant boxed-set includes biographies of America’s first four chief executives in volumes compact enough for the busy listener....

"...and his public silence about slavery. John Adams by John Patrick Diggins Perhaps no U.S. president..."

By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Richard Rohan

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