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Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

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  • Jimmy Carterby Julian E. Zelizer; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 23.99

    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 Carter rose to national power through mastering the strategy of the maverick politician. As the face of the "New South," Carter's strongest support emanated from... more...

  • Calvin Coolidgeby David Greenberg; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 25.99

    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 tight-lipped, Calvin Coolidge seemed out of place as the leader of a nation plunging headlong into the modern era. His six years in office were a time of flappers,... more...

  • Gerald R. Fordby Douglas Brinkley; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 25.99

    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 a presidency tarnished by the Watergate scandal, the economy was in a recession, the Vietnam War was drawing to a close, and he had taken office without having... more...

  • Martin Van Burenby Ted Widmer; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 25.99

    The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson. Van Buren, a native Dutch speaker,... more...

  • Franklin Delano Rooseveltby Roy Jenkins; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    A masterly work by the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill and Gladstone A protean figure and a man of massive achievement, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only man to be elected to the presidency more than twice. In a ranking of chief executives, no more than three of his predecessors could truly be placed in contention with... more...

  • Chester Alan Arthurby Zachary Karabell; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    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 one day he would be president of the United States. A successful lawyer, Arthur had been forced out as the head of the Custom House of the Port of New York in... more...

  • Dwight D. Eisenhowerby Tom Wicker; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 25.99

    An American icon and hero faces a nation-and a world-in transition A bona-fide American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office seven years later. Though we may view the Eisenhower years through a hazy lens of 1950s nostalgia, historians consider his presidency one of... more...

  • Andrew Jacksonby Sean Wilentz; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    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...

  • William McKinleyby Kevin Phillips; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 25.99

    A bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one... more...

  • Rutherford B. Hayesby Hans Trefousse; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 25.99

    A leader of the Reconstruction era, whose contested election eerily parallels the election debacle of 2000 The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up a special electoral commission, handing the disputed electoral votes to Hayes, brings recent events into sharp focus. Historian Hans... more...