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- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 40.00
This is a comprehensive and illustrative work on the historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, guiding readers through the presidency as a constitutional office with many updated features from the previous edition. more...
- Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95
April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford?s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ?Burn the place down!?... more...
- Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99
The Kennedys endure as American icons because of the mix between power and vulnerability that so many of them embodied. Our fascination and connection to them comes most strongly through the wives, whose pain, heartbreak, and grief seemed immensely public and lonely and personal at the same time. The Tragic Lives of the Kennedy Wives examines five... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 19.99
In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs , shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative... more...
- Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99
"While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ?hearty laugh,? his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation?s founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders?Washington,... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.00
Alexander Hamilton: America?s Forgotten Founder describes the character and achievements of a man who was instrumental in casting the form of our government and especially its strong financial structure. His financial innovations renewed the public credit when war debts threatened to swamp the fledgling economy, provided a stable currency system and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 7.99
"They called it the Reagan revolution," Ronald Reagan noted in his Farewell Address. "Well, I'll accept that, but for me it always seemed more like the great rediscovery, a rediscovery of our values and our common sense." Nearly two decades after that 1989 speech, debate continues to rage over just how revolutionary those Reagan... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00
Though historians could name hundreds of political and military leaders who left their mark during the Civil War, "Civil War Leaders" presents the lives and contributions made by the era's greatest leaders, representatives of both sides in the conflict, Northerners and Southerners alike. While their efforts may, at times, have pitted... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99
An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their lives. more...