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Eisenhower in War and Peace
Eisenhower in War and Peace
Written by Jean Edward Smith
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ISBN: 9780812982886
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Eisenhower in War and Peace

Written by Jean Edward Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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“Magisterial.”—The New York Times

 
In this extraordinary volume, Jean Edward Smith presents a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America’s thirty-fourth president...

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The Passage of Power
The Passage of Power
Written by Robert A. Caro
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ISBN: 9780375713255
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

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The Gentleman Boss
The Gentleman Boss
Written by Thomas Reeves
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ISBN: 9780307828910
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The Gentleman Boss

Written by Thomas Reeves


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $19.99

“ ‘Chet’ Arthur President of the United States. Good God!” was perhaps the most pithy contemporary reaction to the accession of the twenty-first Chief Executive. It has certainly been the most enduring, even though Arthur himself has remained an enigma—in large part because this shrewd, secretive New Yorker saw to it... Read more >
Madison and Jefferson
Madison and Jefferson
Written by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979008
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Madison and Jefferson

Written by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $20.00

“[A] monumental dual biography . . . a distinguished work, combining deep research, a pleasing narrative style and an abundance of fresh insights, a rare combination.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson’s genius overshadowing James Madison’s judgment and common sense... Read more >
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Two Americans
Two Americans
Written by William Lee Miller
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ISBN: 9780307742643
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Two Americans
Truman, Eisenhower and a Dangerous World
Written by William Lee Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.95

From William Lee Miller, the highly regarded biographer of Abraham Lincoln, a riveting dual examination of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower that explores the similarities and equally striking differences of two remarkable men in the context of mid-twentieth-century American culture and politics.
 
Two Americans weaves together the life stories of Truman and...

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Crusade in Europe
Crusade in Europe
Written by Dwight D. Eisenhower
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ISBN: 9780307816573
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Crusade in Europe

Written by Dwight D. Eisenhower


Format: eBook, 559 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2013
Price: $17.99

Dedicated to the Allied Soldier, Sailor and Airman of WWII. Read more >
John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
Written by Paul C. Nagel
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ISBN: 9780307828194
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John Quincy Adams
A Public Life, A Private Life
Written by Paul C. Nagel


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $19.99

February 21, 1848, the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.: Congressman John Quincy Adams, rising to speak, suddenly collapses at his desk; two days later, he dies in the Speaker’s chamber. The public mourning that followed, writes Paul C. Nagel, “exceeded anything previously seen in America. Forgotten was his failed presidency and...

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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739334614
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham
Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $50.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780739334621
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham
Read by Edward Herrmann and Jon Meacham


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $27.50

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780307990877
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 1376 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $35.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780679645368
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: eBook, 800 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Written by Jon Meacham
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400067664
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Hardcover, 800 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $35.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to... Read more >
Eisenhower
Eisenhower
Written by Jim Newton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767928137
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Eisenhower
The White House Years
Written by Jim Newton


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95

Newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew.

America’s thirty-fourth president was belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief. This new look reveals how wrong they were. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed the atomic bomb and refused to use it. He ground... Read more >
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The Man Who Saved the Union
The Man Who Saved the Union
Written by H.W. Brands, Read by Stephen Hoye
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307701664
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The Man Who Saved the Union
Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Written by H.W. Brands
Read by Stephen Hoye


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $60.00

From New York Times bestselling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history.

Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover... Read more >
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The Man Who Saved the Union
The Man Who Saved the Union
Written by H.W. Brands, Read by Stephen Hoye
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ISBN: 9780307701701
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The Man Who Saved the Union
Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Written by H.W. Brands
Read by Stephen Hoye


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $25.00

From New York Times bestselling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history.

Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover... Read more >
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The Man Who Saved the Union
The Man Who Saved the Union
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780385532426
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The Man Who Saved the Union
Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

From New York Times bestselling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history.

Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover... Read more >
Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee
Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee
Written by Thomas J. Craughwell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594745782
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Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee
How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America
Written by Thomas J. Craughwell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $19.95

This culinary biography recounts the 1784 deal that Thomas Jefferson struck with his slaves, James Hemings. The founding father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along “for a particular purpose”— to master the art of French cooking. In exchange for James’s cooperation, Jefferson would grant his freedom. 
 

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Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee
How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America
Written by Thomas J. Craughwell


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $19.95

This culinary biography recounts the 1784 deal that Thomas Jefferson struck with his slaves, James Hemings. The founding father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along “for a particular purpose”— to master the art of French cooking. In exchange for James’s cooperation, Jefferson would grant his freedom. 
 

 
Thus... Read more >
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The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Written by Abraham Lincoln, Edited by Philip Van Doren Stern, Introduction by Allan Nevins
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ISBN: 9780307816818
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The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Written by Abraham Lincoln
Edited by Philip Van Doren Stern
Introduction by Allan Nevins


Format: eBook, 928 pages
On Sale: June 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

Abraham Lincoln, the greatest of all American presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. Lin-
coln was a marvelous writer--from the humblest letter to his great speeches, including his inaugural addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address. His sentences... Read more >
Destiny of the Republic
Destiny of the Republic
Written by Candice Millard
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ISBN: 9780767929714
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Destiny of the Republic
A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Written by Candice Millard


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $16.95

A Booklist Notable Book of 2012

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.  
 
James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever...

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The Passage of Power
The Passage of Power
Written by Robert A. Caro
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679405078
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $35.00

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

NAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist * Time * Newsweek *...

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The Passage of Power
The Passage of Power
Written by Robert A. Caro
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ISBN: 9780307960467
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $14.99

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR  The Economist * Time *Newsweek * Foreign Policy...

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Two Americans
Two Americans
Written by William Lee Miller
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ISBN: 9780307957542
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Two Americans
Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World
Written by William Lee Miller


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $12.99

Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, consecutive presidents of the United States, were midwesterners alike in many ways—except that they also sharply differed.  Born within six years of each other (Truman in 1884, Eisenhower in 1890), they came from small towns in the Missouri–Mississippi River Valley—in the midst of cows and wheat...

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Indomitable Will
Indomitable Will
Written by Mark Updegrove
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307887719
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Indomitable Will
LBJ in the Presidency
Written by Mark Updegrove


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $27.00

Nearly fifty years after being sworn in as president of the United States in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson remains a largely misunderstood figure. His force of personal­ity, mastery of power and the political process, and boundless appetite for social reform made him one of the... Read more >
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Indomitable Will
Indomitable Will
Written by Mark Updegrove
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ISBN: 9780307887733
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Indomitable Will
LBJ in the Presidency
Written by Mark Updegrove


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $13.99

Nearly fifty years after being sworn in as president of the United States in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson remains a largely misunderstood figure. His force of personal­ity, mastery of power and the political process, and boundless appetite for social reform made him one of the... Read more >
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