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  • Dallas, November 22, 1963by Robert A. Caro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 1.99

    This account of the Kennedy assassination ("the most riveting ever," says The New York Times ) is taken from Robert A. Caro's brilliant and bestselling The Passage of Power .  Here is that tragic day in Dallas alive with startling details reported for the first time by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Just as scandals that might end... more...

  • Paris 1919by Margaret Macmillan; Richard Holbrooke

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize Between January and July 1919, after ?the war to end all wars,? men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his... more...

  • The Path to Powerby Robert A. Caro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression... more...

  • Lyndon Johnson's Warby Michael H. Hunt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention in Southeast... more...

  • The Passage of Powerby Robert A. Caro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE   ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR  The Economist * Time *Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week... more...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yewby Kuan Yew Lee

    Editions Didier Millet 2013; US$ 9.99

    Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore?s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is today. Throughout this surprising and at times painful journey, he has proved a charismatic and occasionally controversial leader. Lee is... more...

  • FDRby Jean Edward Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.00

    One of today?s premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this superlative volume, Jean Edward Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to provide an engrossing narrative of one of America?s greatest presidents. This is... more...

  • Means of Ascentby Robert A. Caro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler... more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • Vice Presidentsby L. Edward Purcell

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 102.00

    The majority of our vice presidents have been people of extraordinarily high aspiration, ability and achievement. For some, the vice presidency was the deflating end of a political career; for others, the office was a stepping-stone to the presidency. more...