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  • Coolidgeby Robert Sobel

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    In the first full-scale biography of Calvin Coolidge in a generation, Robert Sobel shatters the caricature of our thirtieth president as a silent, do-nothing leader. Sobel instead exposes the real Coolidge, whose legacy as the most Jeffersonian of all twentieth century presidents still reverberates today. more...

  • The Role of Radio in the American Presidential Election of 1924by Edward Ranson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This study investigates how. for the first time the new medium of radio impacted upon a presidential campaign. Prior to 1924 candidates were known to the public by their photographs and by the printed versions of their major speeches published in the press. Beginning in 1924, however, party standard-bearers were recognized by their voices. more...

  • The Philosophies of Richard Wagnerby Julian Young

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Julian Young presents Richard Wagner as an important philosopher of art and life, first as a utopian anarchist-communist and later as a Schopenhauerian pessimist. Understanding Wagner?s philosophy is crucial to understanding his operas, as it is to understanding Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Heidegger. more...

  • The Ohio Gangby Jr. Charles L. Mee

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    An entertaining and immensely readable encapsulation of democracy American-style, The Ohio Gang follows the corruption, scandal and inept leadership behind Warren G. Harding's weak presidency. more...

  • Uncommon Americans: The Lives and Legacies of Herbert and Lou Henry Hooverby Timothy Walch

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 94.00

    This first joint biography of the Hoovers will reshape Herbert Hoover's image as a man who did little more than sit in the White House while the country suffered. Both Hoovers were dynamic, uncommon Americans who made enormous contributions to mankind, before, during, and after the presidency. Walch, Director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library,... more...

  • Bylines in Despair: Herbert Hoover, the Great Depression, and the U.S. News Mediaby Louis Liebovich

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 118.00

    Through a long public life and short presidency, Herbert Hoover carefully cultivated reporters and media owners as he rose from a relief administrator to president of the United States. During his service to government, he held the conviction that journalists were to be manipulated and mistrusted. When the nation fell into economic disaster, Hoover's... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War IIby Martin Folly; Niall Palmer

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 129.99

    The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II relates the events of this crucial period in U.S. history through a chronology, an introductory essay, over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940by James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 75.00

    Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate hoboes riding the rails in search of work, unemployed men selling pencils to indifferent crowds, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction.... more...

  • The Harding Affairby James David Robenalt; John W. Dean

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Warren Harding fell in love with his beautiful neighbor, Carrie Phillips, in the summer of 1905, almost a decade before he was elected a United States Senator and fifteen years before he became the 29th President of the United States. When the two lovers started their long-term and torrid affair, neither of them could have foreseen that their relationship... more...

  • The Life of Herbert Hooverby Glen Jeansonne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 35.00

    This is the first definitive study of the presidency of America's least understood and most under-appreciated Chief Executive. Combining government with private resources, Hoover became the first president to pit government action against the economic cycle, setting precedents and spawning ideas employed by his successor and all future presidents. more...