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John Adams John Adams
By McCullough, David
2002-09 - Simon & Schuster
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Winner - 2002 ALA Non-Fiction Notable Selection
In this powerful, epic biography, McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution. The hardcover edition was a Pulitzer Prize winner and a "New York Times Book Review" Editor's Choice …More

John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams
By Unger, Harlow Giles
2012-09 - Da Capo Press
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From a leading Founding Fathers historian, a masterful biography of a towering figure in the American nation's formative years. …More

Eisenhower in War and Peace Eisenhower in War and Peace
By Smith, Jean Edward
2012-02 - Random House
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In his magisterial bestseller "FDR," Smith provided a fresh, modern look at one of the most indelible figures in American history. Now this peerless biographer returns with a new life of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America's 34th president. …More

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
By Brands, H. W.
2012-10 - Doubleday Books
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L.A. Times Book Prize (2012)

From "New York Times"-bestselling author Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice and held the country together at two critical turning points in U.S. history. …More

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
By Meacham, Jon
2009-04 - Random House Trade
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Jon Meacham in American Lion has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency-and America itself. …More

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
By Meacham, Jon
2012-11 - Random House
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Indies Choice Book Awards (2013)

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "American Lion" and "Franklin and Winston" brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era.…More


An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
By Dallek, Robert
2003-05 - Little Brown and Company
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An Unfinished Life" is the first major, single-volume life of John F. Kennedy to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. The author draws upon previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives to tell Kennedys' story. 50 photos. …More

Lincoln Lincoln
By Donald, David Herbert
1996-11 - Simon & Schuster
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The phenomenal national bestseller that is "the Lincoln biography for this generation" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.)--now in paperback. Drawing on resources not available until recently--including Lincoln's personal papers, archives, and newspaper reports--two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Herbert Donald presents a masterful account of Lincoln's rise to the presidency and the political and …More

By Smith, Jean Edward
2007-05 - Random House (NY)
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From Pulitzer finalist Smith comes another lucid, well-written, tightly organized biography. The Roosevelt that emerges from this book is a man of enormous complexity. …More

Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Faimly, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Faimly, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
By McCullough, David
2001-06 - Simon & Schuster
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Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, "Mornings on Horseback" is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by "Newsday," it also won the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for Biography. Now with a new introduction by the author, "Mornings on Horseback" is reprinted as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition.…More


Truman Truman
By McCullough, David
1992-06 - Simon & Schuster
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Huge, ambitious, and perfectly realized, Truman is an American masterpiece about the most American of Americans, a man who confounded the nation and the world by achieving a greatness all his own after coming to the presidency in FDR's giant shadow. An extraordinary and deeply moving biography, at once spare in its style yet rich in emotion and in detail. 48 pages of photographs. …More

His Excellency: George Washington His Excellency: George Washington
By Ellis, Joseph J.
2004-10 - Random House Large Print Publishing
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The author of seven highly acclaimed books, Joseph J. Ellis has crafted a landmark biography that brings to life in all his complexity the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention to detail and his lyrical prose, Ellis has set a new standard for biography.
Drawing from the newly" catalogued Washington papers at the …More

Wilson Wilson
By Berg, A. Scott
2013-09 - Putnam Adult
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L.A. Times Book Prize (2013)

Accomplished biographer Berg emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. …More