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Eminent Lives: The Presidents Collection CD Set: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant

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< center> < p> Eminent Lives in american political history< /p> < /center> < p> A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed < i> Eminent Lives< /i> series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.< /p> < center> < p> < b> George Washington: The Founding Father< /b> < /p> < /center> < p> Celebrated journalist and historian Paul Johnson paints a vivid portrait of George Washington as a young entrepreneur, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and wise president.< /p> < center> < p> < b> Thomas Jefferson: Author of America< /b> < /p> < /center> < p> Internationally renowned writer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens explores the life of Thomas Jefferson within the context of America's evolution, bringing him to life as both a man of his time and as a visionary who could see beyond it.< /p> < center> < p> < b> Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero< /b> < /p> < /center> < p> Legendary editor and bestselling author Michael Korda provides a shrewd but sympathetic portrait of Ulysses S. Grant's successes and failures — both military and political — as he guided America through a crucial juncture in its history.< /p> < p> Read by Sam Tsoutsouvas< /p>

Review:

"Tsoutsouvas offers a fitting voice for this collection of minibiographies of American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant. His narration is professorial without feeling remote, and his precise inflections and seasoned cadences work well to enliven the drier historical information. In George Washington: The Founding Father, Tsoutsouvas delivers a straightforward rendition of Johnson's historical portrait. Tsoutsouvas's clear-voiced narration of Washington's career as land surveyor, morally heroic commander, Constitution maker reminds listeners why Washington still matters, not only for shaping the executive office but the republic as a whole. Hitchens's treatment of the nation's third president in Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, paints a vivid picture of early American life and the influence of Jefferson's humanistic and human rights — driven vision. He also plumbs Jefferson's contradictions including his relationship with slave Sally Hemmings. The outspoken author pulls no punches, taking various biographers to task. Tsoutsouvas's take on the material's attitude comes off awkwardly at times, especially after his more evenhanded delivery for Washington. The box set concludes with Korda's Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero, which illuminates the Civil War general-turned-president by placing Grant's legacy in contemporary context. The piece opens with pop star Beyonc Knowles performing with a scantily clad posse at Grant's Tomb on the Upper West Side. Tsoutsouvas must time-shuttle his narration between modern-day and yester-century, and to hear the dignified narrator describe lascivious hip-hop gyrations may cause some listeners to wince. But ultimately he handles such challenges with aplomb and renders the piece with ease. By the end of these rather diverse and compelling history lessons, it's obvious why the competent and engaging Tsoutsouvas was chosen to hold all three sets of reins. Books individually published by Eminent Lives. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Eminent Lives in american political history

A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.

George Washington: The Founding Father

Celebrated journalist and historian Paul Johnson paints a vivid portrait of George Washington as a young entrepreneur, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and wise president.

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

Internationally renowned writer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens explores the life of Thomas Jefferson within the context of America's evolution, bringing him to life as both a man of his time and as a visionary who could see beyond it.

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero

Legendary editor and bestselling author Michael Korda provides a shrewd but sympathetic portrait of Ulysses S. Grant's successes and failures — both military and political — as he guided America through a crucial juncture in its history.

Read by Sam Tsoutsouvas

About the Author

James Atlas has been an editor for the "New York Times Book Review" and the "New York Times Magazine" and a staff writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic. He is the founder of Atlas Books and the general editor of the Eminent Lives series. His other books include Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, Bellow: A Biography, and a novel, The Great Pretender. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060878757
Read:
Tsoutsouvas, Sam
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read:
Tsoutsouvas, Sam
Author:
Gantt, Deva
Author:
Atlas, James
Author:
Johnson, Paul
Author:
Atlas, J
Author:
Tsoutsouvas Sam
Author:
Ames
Author:
Korda, Michael
Author:
Tsoutsouvas, Sam
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Description:
Audio
Series:
Eminent Lives
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
5.78x5.32x1.57 in. .69 lbs.
Media Run Time:
540

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Biography » Presidents and Heads of State

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tsoutsouvas offers a fitting voice for this collection of minibiographies of American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant. His narration is professorial without feeling remote, and his precise inflections and seasoned cadences work well to enliven the drier historical information. In George Washington: The Founding Father, Tsoutsouvas delivers a straightforward rendition of Johnson's historical portrait. Tsoutsouvas's clear-voiced narration of Washington's career as land surveyor, morally heroic commander, Constitution maker reminds listeners why Washington still matters, not only for shaping the executive office but the republic as a whole. Hitchens's treatment of the nation's third president in Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, paints a vivid picture of early American life and the influence of Jefferson's humanistic and human rights — driven vision. He also plumbs Jefferson's contradictions including his relationship with slave Sally Hemmings. The outspoken author pulls no punches, taking various biographers to task. Tsoutsouvas's take on the material's attitude comes off awkwardly at times, especially after his more evenhanded delivery for Washington. The box set concludes with Korda's Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero, which illuminates the Civil War general-turned-president by placing Grant's legacy in contemporary context. The piece opens with pop star Beyonc Knowles performing with a scantily clad posse at Grant's Tomb on the Upper West Side. Tsoutsouvas must time-shuttle his narration between modern-day and yester-century, and to hear the dignified narrator describe lascivious hip-hop gyrations may cause some listeners to wince. But ultimately he handles such challenges with aplomb and renders the piece with ease. By the end of these rather diverse and compelling history lessons, it's obvious why the competent and engaging Tsoutsouvas was chosen to hold all three sets of reins. Books individually published by Eminent Lives. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

Eminent Lives in american political history

A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.

George Washington: The Founding Father

Celebrated journalist and historian Paul Johnson paints a vivid portrait of George Washington as a young entrepreneur, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and wise president.

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

Internationally renowned writer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens explores the life of Thomas Jefferson within the context of America's evolution, bringing him to life as both a man of his time and as a visionary who could see beyond it.

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero

Legendary editor and bestselling author Michael Korda provides a shrewd but sympathetic portrait of Ulysses S. Grant's successes and failures — both military and political — as he guided America through a crucial juncture in its history.

Read by Sam Tsoutsouvas

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