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Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

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  • Benjamin Harrisonby Charles W. Calhoun; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 25.99

    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 Henry Harrison, was the ninth president of the United States. Harrison, a leading Indiana lawyer, became a Republican Party champion, even taking a leave from... more...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 24.99

    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...

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

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

  • 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...

  • James K. Polkby John Seigenthaler; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 25.99

    The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy James K. Polk was a shrewd and decisive commander in chief, the youngest president elected to guide the still-young nation, who served as Speaker of the House and governor of Tennessee before taking office in 1845. Considered... more...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Dwight D. Eisenhowerby Tom Wicker; Jr. Arthur M. 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 the... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Robert V. Remini; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 25.99

    A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency. Chosen by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams often failed to mesh with the ethos of his era, pushing unsuccessfully for a strong, consolidated national government. Historian Robert V.... more...

  • 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...