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  • 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$ 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...

  • The Reagansby Anne Edwards

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Anne Edwards 's biographies include Vivien Leigh: A Biography , the New York Times bestseller that has become a classic in the field. Other acclaimed titles include Early Reagan: The Rise to Power ; Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor; and Katharine Hepburn: A Biography . Anne Edwards is a former president of the Authors Guild and... 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...

  • Roosevelt's Navyby James Tertius De Kay

    Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 24.99

    FDR as never seen before: His formative years as Woodrow Wilson?s Assistant Secretary of the Navy, evolving from political neophyte to visionary leader   This is the story of a very different Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the one usually found in the history books. This is a much younger, untested FDR, a physically active, pre-polio FDR,... 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...

  • The Wisdom of Thomas Jeffersonby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      A fascinating look inside the mind of an American Renaissance man   Statesman. Diplomat. Politician. Scholar. Inventor. Architect. President. Few men exemplify the Enlightenment ideal more than Thomas Jefferson. In this comprehensive collection of quotations from Thomas Jefferson?s letters, official communications, and other writings, the... more...