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  • Lyndon B. Johnsonby Charles Peters; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 23.99

    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 are as compelling and complex as Lyndon Baines Johnson, who established himself as the master of the U.S. Senate in the 1950s and succeeded John F. Kennedy in the... more...

  • George H. W. Bushby Timothy Naftali; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 25.99

    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 was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as Timothy Naftali argues, no one of his generation was... more...

  • Millard Fillmoreby Paul Finkelman; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 25.99

    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 was in an uproar over slavery, and it was not clear if a compromise could be found. In the midst of the debate, President Zachary Taylor suddenly took ill and... more...

  • Woodrow Wilsonby H. W. Brands; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 25.99

    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 his scholarship,... more...

  • James Buchananby Jean H. Baker; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    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 Pennsylvania state legislature, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate; he was Secretary of State and was even offered a seat on the Supreme Court. And yet, by every... more...

  • John Adamsby John Patrick Diggins; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 22.99

    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 in terms... more...

  • Warren G. Hardingby John W. Dean; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    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 affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and the Justice Department, and the posthumous revelation of an extramarital affair. Raised in Marion, Ohio, Harding... more...

  • Grover Clevelandby Henry F. Graff; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 25.99

    A fresh look at the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms. Though often overlooked, Grover Cleveland was a significant figure in American presidential history. Having run for President three times and gaining the popular vote majority each time -- despite losing the electoral college in 1892 -- Cleveland was unique in the line of nineteenth-century... more...

  • John Tylerby Gary May; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 25.99

    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 his inauguration, Vice President John Tyler assumed the presidency. It was a controversial move by this Southern gentleman, who had been placed on the fractious... more...

  • John F. Kennedyby Alan Brinkley; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 23.99

    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 kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961?the youngest man ever elected... more...