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- 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 better... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
One of America?s finest historians shows us how Bob Dylan, one of the country?s greatest and most enduring artists, still surprises and moves us after all these years. Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan?s work with the skills of an... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 16.99
Since its publication in 1984, Chants Democratic has endured as a classic narrative on labor and the rise of American democracy. In it, Sean Wilentz explores the dramatic social and intellectual changes that accompanied early industrialization in New York. He provides a panoramic chronicle of New York City's labor strife, social movements, and... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 25.99
The towering figure who remade American politics?the champion of the ordinary citizen and the scourge of entrenched privilege The Founding Fathers espoused a republican government, but they were distrustful of the common people, having designed a constitutional system that would temper popular passions. But as the revolutionary generation... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 12.99
In the autumn of 1834, New York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias. It was said that Matthias the Prophet was stealing money from one of his followers; then came reports of lascivious sexual relations, based on odd teachings of matched spirits, apostolic... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 12.99
Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz brilliantly recapture the forgotten story of Matthias the Prophet, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel.In the hands of Johnson and Wilentz, the strange tale of Matthias opens a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
New York Times Book Review ?Hofstadter's essays . . .are calm, clear, dispassionate and devastating-a joy to read.? ? Harper's ?Hofstadter's status theory helps us understand a political history that goes far beyond the issues of the fifties and sixties which it was invoked to explain.? ? New Republic From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 33.99
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 Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president?the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 26.99
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 expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the nation's highest office.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
One of the most important and controversial books in modern American politics, The Emerging Republican Majority (1969) explained how Richard Nixon won the White House in 1968?and why the Republicans would go on to dominate presidential politics for the next quarter century. Rightly or wrongly, the book has widely been seen as a blueprint for how... more...