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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...

  • 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

      Before Pearl Harbor, before polio and his entry into politics, FDR was a handsome, pampered, but strong-willed youth, the center of a rarefied world.  In Before the Trumpet, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward transports the reader to that world?Hyde Park on the Hudson and Campobello Island, Groton and Harvard and the Continent?to recreate... 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...

  • No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin | A 15-minute Summary & Analysisby Instaread

    Instaread 2015; US$ 2.99

    Inside this Instaread: ? Summary of book ? Introduction to the Important People in the book ? Analysis of the Themes and Author?s Style more...

  • A Powerful Mindby Adrienne M. Harrison

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    His formal schooling abruptly cut off at age eleven, George Washington saw his boyhood dream of joining the British army evaporate and recognized that even his aspiration to rise in colonial Virginian agricultural society would be difficult. Throughout his life he faced challenges for which he lacked the academic foundations shared by his more highly... more...

  • The Age of Jackson and the Art of American Power, 1815-1848by William Nester

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    As William Nester asserts in The Age of Jackson , it takes quite a leader to personify an age. A political titan for thirty-three years (1815?1848), Andrew Jackson possessed character, beliefs, and acts that dominated American politics. Although Jackson returned to his Tennessee plantation in March 1837 after serving eight years as president, he... more...