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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Dominique Nabokov

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., (1917-2007) was the preeminent political historian of our time. For more than half a century, he was a cornerstone figure in the intellectual life of the nation and a fixture on the political scene. He won two Pulitzer prizes for The Age of Jackson (1946) and A Thousand Days (1966), and in 1988 received the National Humanities Medal. He published the first volume of his autobiography, A Life in the Twentieth Century, in 2000.

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The only man to serve as president and chief justice, who approached every decision in constitutional terms, defending the Founders’ vision against new populist threats to American democracy

William...

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Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The president of larger-than-life ambitions and appetites whose term defined America at the close of the twentieth century

Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes...

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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The conservative icon who reshaped American politics and laid the groundwork for the end of the Cold War

In the second half of the twentieth century, no American president defined his...

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George W. Bush

George W. Bush

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terror

George W. Bush stirred powerful feelings...

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George Washington

George Washington

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president

Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first...

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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new...

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William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 highest office

William...

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Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 a terrible crossroads. Congress...

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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

Andrew Johnson never...

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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 farmer from Georgia, Jimmy...

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 figures in American history...

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Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

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

Charming and handsome, Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire...

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Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 feed Europe during and after...

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

McGovern—a former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training—offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president.

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John Tyler

John Tyler

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 1841, just one month after...

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The Founding Fathers

The Founding Fathers

The American Presidents

Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Audio

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

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Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

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

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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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 War

Zachary Taylor was a soldier's...

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George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
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

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Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The complex man at the center of America's most self-destructive presidency

In this provocative and revelatory assessment of the only president ever forced out of office, the legendary...

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Gerald R. Ford

Gerald R. Ford

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

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...

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Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

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...

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James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The ambitious self-made man who reached the pinnacle of American politics—only to be felled by an assassin's bullet and to die at the hands of his doctors

James A. Garfield was one...

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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

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

"It is rare that historians manage both Wilentz's deep...

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James Monroe

James Monroe

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The former senator and presidential candidate offers a provocative new assessment of the first "national security president"

James Monroe is remembered today primarily for two things:...

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Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The scion of a political dynasty ushers in the era of big government

Politics was in Benjamin Harrison's blood. His great-grandfather signed the Declaration and his grandfather, William...

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The underappreciated presidency of the military man who won the Civil War and then had to win the peace as well

As a general, Ulysses S. Grant is routinely described in glowing terms-the...

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Chester Alan Arthur

Chester Alan Arthur

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The Gilded Age bon vivant who became America's unlikeliest chief executive-and who presided over a sweeping reform of the system that nurtured him

Chester Alan Arthur never dreamed that...

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James Buchanan

James Buchanan

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

A provocative reconsideration of a presidency on the brink of Civil War

Almost no president was as well trained and well prepared for the office as James Buchanan. He had served in the...

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Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

The American Presidents

Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

President Nixon's former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal

Warren G. Harding may be best known as America's worst president. Scandals plagued him: the Teapot Dome...

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