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  • The Wars of Watergateby Stanley I. Kutler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    This is the first truly comprehensive history of the political explosion that shook America in the 1970s, and whose aftereffects are still being felt in public life today. Drawing on contemporary documents, personal interviews, memoirs, and a vast quantity of new material, Stanley Kutler shows how President Nixon?s obstruction of justice from the White... more...

  • Three Years With Grantby Sylvanus Cadwallader

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.95

    During the Civil War, Sylvanus Cadwallader, a war correspondent employed first by the Chicago Times and later for the New York Herald , was attached to General Grant?s headquarters from 1862 to 1865. Three Years with Grant is his account of that period. As a portrait of Grant, the personality and the military leader, as a civilian?s picture of... more...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 33.99

    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$ 26.99

    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 diffuse... more...

  • Ulysses S. Grantby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 10.49

    A lavishly illustrated edition of Michael Korda's acclaimed biography of the man who ended the Civil War, served two terms as president, and wrote one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature Ulysses S. Grant was the first officer since George Washington to become a four-star general in the United States Army, and the only president... more...

  • Before the Trumpetby Geoffrey C. Ward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    CHAPTER ONE   MR. JAMES   Spring had come late to the Hudson Valley in 1867, too; and when James Roosevelt and his wife, Rebecca, drove up the long driveway to their new home on April 30 of that year, mist hid the hills beyond, and a cold, steady rain slanted down, driven by the wind off the river. The carriage splashed along the edge of a stubbled,... more...

  • A First Class Temperamentby Geoffrey C. Ward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.95

    In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt?s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality... more...

  • Barack Obama For Beginners, Presidential Editionby Joe Lee; Bob Neer

    For Beginners 2009; US$ 12.95

    Barack Obama For Beginners: An Essential Guide  is the most concise and reliable short biography available on the 44th President of the United States ? from his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, education at Columbia and Harvard, work as a community organizer, writer, teacher, lawyer, and politician in Illinois, to his historic campaign for President. ... more...

  • The Wisdom of Abraham Lincolnby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      One of America?s most important presidents and great communicators   Remembered for his leadership during the dark years of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most studied and intriguing figures in American history. Collected from his letters, documents, and speeches, The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln examines the sixteenth... more...

  • The Wisdom of FDRby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      How a great American president communicated a changing worldview   What made Franklin Delano Roosevelt an effective leader? His policies and decisions changed our nation?s and the world?s history. But more than his skill as a savvy politician and progressive thinker, FDR?s ability to directly and eloquently voice his thoughts on national concerns,... more...