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1776
1776
by David McCullough
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author A. Scott Berg comes the definitive—and revelatory—biography of one of the great American figures of modern times. One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the... (read more)

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The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
by James Tobin
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Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion and myth — Franklin Roosevelt's ten-year climb... (read more)

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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
by Rick Perlstein
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From the bestselling author of Nixonland: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared... (read more)

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Ted Kennedy: Scenes from an Epic Life
Ted Kennedy: Scenes from an Epic Life
by Boston Globe
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The extraordinary life of senator Edward Moore Kennedy captures two vivid stories: one is of an iconic senator who experienced the greatest of triumphs and the most devastating of losses, and the other is a chronicle of the most dramatic moments in our... (read more)

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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In her latest historical biography, Pulitzer Prize–winner Goodwin explores the fractious relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. As with Team of Rivals and No Ordinary Time, The Bully Pulpit is remarkable for its meticulous research... (read more)

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Sharing Good Times
Sharing Good Times
by Jimmy Carter
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In this wonderfully evocative volume, Jimmy Carter writes about the things that matter most, the simple relaxed days and nights that he has enjoyed with family and friends through the years and across the generations. Here are lively, witty accounts of... (read more)

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Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage
Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage
by Hazel Rowley
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller In this groundbreaking account of the marriage, critically acclaimed biographer Hazel Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention---private and public---that kept FDR and Eleanor together. She reveals a... (read more)

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The Trial of Henry Kissinger
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
by Christopher Hitchens
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"If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame."... (read more)

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Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics)
Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics)
by Abraham Lincoln
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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. This well-rounded selection of Abraham Lincoln's finest speeches combines the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, and the inspirational and intellectual to... (read more)

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The Hamiltonian Vision, 1789 1800: The Art of American Power During the Early Republic (Art of American Power During the Early Republic)
The Hamiltonian Vision, 1789 1800: The Art of American Power During the Early Republic (Art of American Power During the Early Republic)
by William Nester
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From 1789 to 1800, the Federalist and Republican parties held opposing visions for Americas future. Led by Alexander Hamilton, the Federalists sought to establish a strong central government that would lead an American commercial, financial... (read more)

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A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, the Power of a Peacemaker, and North Koreas Nuclear Ambitions
A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, the Power of a Peacemaker, and North Koreas Nuclear Ambitions
by Marion V Creekmore
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In A Moment of Crisis, Marion V. Creekmore, Jr. tells the story of Jimmy Carter's dramatic intervention in the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis and shows how Carter prevented what he had determined was an almost certain war. Writing with the cooperation... (read more)

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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
by Robert Morgan
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From Thomas Jeffersons birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, Americas westward expansion comes to life in the hands of a writer fascinated by the way individual lives link up, illuminate one another, and collectively impact history... (read more)

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The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States
by Gordon S Wood
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The preeminent historian of the Founding Era reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the American Revolution remains so essential. For Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, the American Revolution is the most important... (read more)

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Americana: The Americas in the World Around 1850
Americana: The Americas in the World Around 1850
by James Dunkerley
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The Americas of the 1850s provides James Dunkerley with compelling material for this majestic and unorthodox book. Drawing on a range of contemporary sources, from Walt Whitman to Charles Darwin, Anthony Trollope, Karl Marx and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento,... (read more)

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Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
by Lynne Olson
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From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II — a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined... (read more)

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Theodore Rex
Theodore Rex
by Edmund Morris
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The Story of America: Essays on Origins
The Story of America: Essays on Origins
by Jill Lepore
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"As both a Jeremiah and a troubadour, Jill Lepore has one of the most distinctive voices in American literary life. So skilled in the art of the essay, she has a sense of narrative that is breathtaking. She tells resounding, surprising stories about real... (read more)

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Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
by Walter Stahr
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andlt;B andgt;The New York Times bestselling biography of Lincolnand#8217;s closest adviser and friend andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor... (read more)

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Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
by Guy Gugliotta
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The history of the modern United States Capitol, the iconic seat of the U.S. government, is also the history of Americas most tumultuous years. As the majestic new building rose above Washingtons skyline, battles over slavery and secession were ripping... (read more)

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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
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President Jimmy Carter offers a passionate defense of separation of church and state. He warns that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion. As a believing Christian, Carter takes on issues that are under fierce... (read more)

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