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- 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...
- Oxford University Press 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 political... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 2012; US$ 12.99
In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Shedding new light on the communal religious cultism that has continued... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 26.99
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...
- 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...