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  • George Washingtonby James A. Crutchfield

    Tom Doherty Associates 2009; US$ 8.99

    Between 1753, when he was commissioned as a major of Virginia militia, and 1775, when the Second Continental Congress named him Commander-in-Chief of all colonial military forces, George Washington rose from anonymity as a minor landowner and surveyor to become America's first national hero. With little military training he led the thirteen fledgling... more...

  • Franklin Delano Rooseveltby Roy Jenkins; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 24.99

    A masterly work by the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill and Gladstone A protean figure and a man of massive achievement, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only man to be elected to the presidency more than twice. In a ranking of chief executives, no more than three of his predecessors could truly be placed in contention with... more...

  • Nancyby Michael K. Deaver

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    She was the daughter of a single mother, a Hollywood movie star, the wife of one of the greatest presidents of the twentieth century, a cancer survivor. And she waged her greatest battle against her husband's Alzheimer's disease. Nancy Davis Reagan has led an extraordinary life. Now, Mike Deaver, whose relationship with Mrs. Reagan dates back to the... more...

  • 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...

  • Ulysses S. Grantby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    One of the first two volumes in Harper's Eminent Lives series, Korda brings his acclaimed storytelling talents to the life of Ulysses S. Grant ? a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature, and is today remembered as a brilliant... more...

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