Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz
Denise Applewhite

Sean Wilentz, a professor of history at Princeton University, is the author or editor of seven books, including Chants Democratic and The Rise of American Democracy. He has also written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and other publications. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


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Harry S. Truman by Robert Dallek--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Robert Dallek's biography Harry S. Truman, about the plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. Few chief executives have had so lasting an impact.

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John F. Kennedy
The American Presidents
Alan Brinkley; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at home John...


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William Henry Harrison
The American Presidents
Gail Collins; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The president who served the shortest term—just a single month—but whose victorious election campaign rewrote the rules for candidates seeking America's...


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Millard Fillmore
The American Presidents
Paul Finkelman; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The oddly named president whose shortsightedness and stubbornness fractured the nation and sowed the seeds of civil war In the summer of 1850, America was at...


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Andrew Johnson
The American Presidents
Annette Gordon-Reed; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office...


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Jimmy Carter
The American Presidents
Julian E. Zelizer; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The maverick politician from Georgia who rode the post- Watergate wave into office but whose term was consumed by economic and international crises A peanut...


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Lyndon B. Johnson
The American Presidents
Charles Peters; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The towering figure who sought to transform America into a "Great Society" but whose ambitions and presidency collapsed in the tragedy of the Vietnam War Few...


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Franklin Pierce
The American Presidents
Michael F. Holt; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle over slavery Charming and handsome,...


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Herbert Hoover
The American Presidents
William E. Leuchtenburg; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The Republican efficiency expert whose economic boosterism met its match in the Great Depression Catapulted into national politics by his heroic campaigns to...


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The Best American History Essays on Lincoln

Edited by Sean Wilentz for the Organization of American Historians
Palgrave Macmillan

This new volume in the Best American History Essays series brings together classic writing from top American historians on one of our greatest presidents....


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Abraham Lincoln
The American Presidents
George S. McGovern; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

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...


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John Tyler
The American Presidents
Gary May; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The first “accidental president,” whose secret maneuverings brought Texas into the Union and set secession in motion When William Henry Harrison died in April...


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Harry S. Truman
The American Presidents
Robert Dallek; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century In April 1945,...


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Zachary Taylor
The American Presidents
John S. D. Eisenhower; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

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...


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George H. W. Bush
The American Presidents
Timothy Naftali; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The judicious statesman who won victories abroad but suffered defeat at home, whose wisdom and demeanor served America well at a critical time George Bush...


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Andrew Jackson
The American Presidents
Sean Wilentz; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor
Times Books

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


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