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Explore and celebrate 236 years of American history and presidential leadership with these featured Palgrave Macmillan titles:

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US Politics Today

Third Edition

The third edition of US Politics Today provides a concise, up-to-date and accessible introduction to US government and politics. It offers a survey of core...

Edward Ashbee

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Thomas Jefferson Versus Alexander Hamilton

Confrontations that Shaped a Nation

This documentary study of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton focuses on their differing views of society and government in the formative years of the new...

"...This documentary study of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton focuses on their differing views of society and government in the formative years of the new.... This documentary study of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton focuses on their differing views of society and government in the formative years of the new American nation. Interweaving more than 40 documents into 7 chronological chapters, the text follows the lives and careers of the two men from their youth, through the Revolutio..."

Noble E. Cunningham Jr.

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A Catholic in the White House?

Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy's Presidential Campaign

According to numerous scholars and pundits, JFK's victory in 1960 symbolized America's evolution from a politically Protestant nation to a pluralistic one. The...

Thomas J. Carty

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The Case of Abraham Lincoln

A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of a Great President

In 1856, Abraham Lincoln was at a personal crossroads. Often despondent, he had grown bored with his work as a lawyer. He was beginning to see himself as just...

By Julie M. Fenster and Douglas Brinkley

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FDR's Shadow

Louis Howe, The Force That Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

In 1921, Franklin Delano Roosevelt—the 1920 vice presidential candidate on the losing Democratic ticket—was overcome by an illness that left him unable to...

Julie M. Fenster Julie M. Fenster

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Acting Presidents

100 Years of Plays about the Presidency

Although films about the presidency have been a popular subject for analysis, there is no equivalent literature about plays that portray chief executives....

"...Although films about the presidency have been a popular subject for analysis, there is no equivalent literature about plays that portray chief executives..... Although films about the presidency have been a popular subject for analysis, there is no equivalent literature about plays that portray chief executives. This book fills that gap by examining in detail about 50 plays depicting historical, fictional and even musical presidents. It explains how, as the public's trust in government has decl..."

Bruce E. Altschuler

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Presidents in the Movies

American History and Politics on Screen

Cinematic depictions of real U.S. presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush explore how Hollywood movies represent American history and politics on...

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This volume opens a new avenue toward understanding the politics and policies of many US presidents. For years, leading scholars have largely ignored the...

By Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney

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A History of the United States

Philip Jenkins explores the central developments in American history from the fifteenth century to the present day. This highly readable and authoritative...

Philip Jenkins

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