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Presidents & Heads of State

  • Before the Trumpetby Geoffrey C. Ward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    á 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.á 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...

  • Lincoln's Gambleby Todd Brewster

    Scribner 2014; US$ 27.00

    A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln?s presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War. On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,... more...

  • The Rooseveltsby Geoffrey C. Ward; Ken Burns

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 60.00

    A vivid and personal portrait of America?s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation?the companion volume to the seven-part PBS documentary series á With 796 photographs, some never before seen á The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, The War, and Baseball present an intimate history of three... more...

  • Eisenhowerby Paul Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson?s lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today In the rousing style he?s famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth... more...

  • Kindred Soulsby Edna P. Gurewitsch

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The poignant and unforgettable true account of the deep, loving friendship between a handsome physician and the former First Lady ?I love you as I love and have never loved anyone else.? ?Eleanor Roosevelt in a letter to Dr. David Gurewitsch, 1955 á She was the most famous and admired woman in America. He was a strikingly handsome doctor, eighteen... more...

  • Harold and Jackby Christopher Sandford

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal relationship during the most dangerous days of the Cold War.á This is the story of the many-layered relationship between two iconic leaders... more...

  • The Comebackby Geoffrey C. Ward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    An eBook short. Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio in the summer of 1921, resulting in permanent paralysis from the waist down. One year later, he went back to work.áNoted historian Geoffrey C. Ward, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Parkman Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, who is himself a polio survivor, investigates... more...

  • The First Family Detailby Ronald Kessler

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.00

    As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media. What the nation?s leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children.á á Crammed with new, headline-making... more...

  • The Paris Gameby Ray Argyle; Maurice Va´sse

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Long dismissed as a vain and arrogant self-seeker chasing glory, Charles de Gaulle is revealed in The Paris Game as a transformative figure of the twentieth century whose unflagging determination brings France back from defeat and saves it from the twin threats of Communism and dictatorship more...