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Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

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  • George W. Bushby James Mann; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 25.99

    The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terror George W. Bush stirred powerful feelings on both sides of the aisle. Republicans viewed him as a resolute leader who guided America through the September 11 attacks and retaliated in Afghanistan and Iraq, while Democrats saw him as an... 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... 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...

  • Theodore Rooseveltby Louis Auchincloss; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 25.99

    An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing biography introduces us to the man behind the many myths of Theodore Roosevelt. From his early involvement in the politics of New York... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Joyce Appleby; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 25.99

    An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more... more...

  • Richard M. Nixonby Elizabeth Drew; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 26.99

    The complex man at the center of America's most self-destructive presidency   In this provocative and revelatory assessment of the only president ever forced out of office, the legendary Washington journalist Elizabeth Drew explains how Richard M. Nixon's troubled inner life offers the key to understanding his presidency. She shows how Nixon... 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...

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

  • 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...

  • Harry S. Trumanby Robert Dallek; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 26.99

    The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the... more...