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Talking with Harry

In his eight years as president from 1945-1953, Harry S. Truman made some of the most important decisions in U.S. history, particularly in foreign policy matters. This book contains transcripts of...


Talking with Harry

In his eight years as president from 1945-1953, Harry S. Truman made some of the most important decisions in U.S. history, particularly in foreign policy matters. This book contains transcripts of...


Dean Rusk

Dean Rusk compared his position as secretary of state in the 1960s to a soldier in a foxhole, defending America against the communist alliance. Author Thomas W. Zeiler writes that the foxhole really...


James K. Polk

When he was elected President in 1845, James K. Polk was only 49 years old-at that time the youngest president ever to be elected. He faced a conflicted nation on the verge of tremendous territorial...


James K. Polk

When he was elected President in 1845, James K. Polk was only 49 years old-at that time the youngest president ever to be elected. He faced a conflicted nation on the verge of tremendous territorial...


Dean Rusk

Dean Rusk compared his position as secretary of state in the 1960s to a soldier in a foxhole, defending America against the communist alliance. Author Thomas W. Zeiler writes that the foxhole really...


Lenin

Vladimir Ilitch Lenin, who died in 1924 at the age of fifty-four, went through two distinct periods in his life. He spent twenty years in exile dreaming of the revolution and creating his political...


Corr James K Polk Vol 7

In the second half of 1845 the focus of Polk's correspondence shifted from those issues relating, to the formation of his administration and distribution of party patronage to those that would give...


Corr James K Polk Vol 5

In the second half of 1845 the focus of Polk's correspondence shifted from those issues relating, to the formation of his administration and distribution of party patronage to those that would give...


Corr James K Polk Vol 4

In the second half of 1845 the focus of Polk's correspondence shifted from those issues relating, to the formation of his administration and distribution of party patronage to those that would give...


Corr James K Polk Vol 6

In the second half of 1845 the focus of Polk's correspondence shifted from those issues relating, to the formation of his administration and distribution of party patronage to those that would give...


Corr James K Polk Vol 3

In the second half of 1845 the focus of Polk's correspondence shifted from those issues relating, to the formation of his administration and distribution of party patronage to those that would give...


Corr James K Polk Vol 2

In the second half of 1845 the focus of Polk's correspondence shifted from those issues relating, to the formation of his administration and distribution of party patronage to those that would give...


Corr James K Polk Vol 1

In the second half of 1845 the focus of Polk's correspondence shifted from those issues relating to the formation of his administration and distribution of part patronage to those that would give...


Presidential Leadership

Ever since the presidency of Richard M Nixon, scholars have been in a quandary over how much they really know about our country's presidents. Nixon, as is now understood, was unstable in personality....


Letters Home by Harry Truman

Letters Home by Harry Truman provides a fascinating collection of colorful letters and "diary notes" by Truman, all compiled and edited by Monte Poen. The letters, gathered from many sources, include...


The Autobiography of Harry S.Truman

Taken directly from autobiographical writing composed by Truman between 1934 and 1972, the volume presents the thoughts and feelings of the man himself. The book touches on details in Truman's life...


James G.Blaine and Latin America

James G. Blaine was one of the leading national political figures of his day, and probably the most controversial. Intensely partisan, the dominant leader of the Republican Party, and a major shaper...


Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak Witness to the World

Jean-Marie Tjibaou is arguably the most important post-World War II Oceanic leader. His intellectual abilities, acute understanding of both Melanesian and European civilizations, stature as a...


"First among Equals"

One hundred and forty years after his assassination on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln towers more than ever above the landscape of American politics. In myth and memory, he is always the Great...


George Washington

George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader is a revised edition of the author's George Washington, published in 1979. Totally updated to include the author's extensive research conducted...


George Washington

George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader is a revised edition of the author's George Washington, published in 1979. Totally updated to include the author's extensive research conducted...


Galusha A. Grow

A compelling political biography of Galusha A. Grow, an often-overlooked, yet influential radical American politician of the nineteenth century, who became Speaker of the House in 1861.


Boss Rule in the Gilded Age

Matt Quay was called the ablest politician this country has ever produced. He served as a United States senator representing Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1904. His career as a Republican Party boss,...


Tage Erlander

Prime minister of Sweden and leader of the Social Democratic party from 1946-1969, Tage Erlander enjoyed a career that was remarkable both for its major accomplishments and longevity. Under his...


Mr. Goodman the Player

Famous as an actor with the King s Company in London during the Restoration, Cardell Goodman epitomized one of the most colorful ages in English history.Goodman was admitted to St. John s College,...


James Madison

James Madison: Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman presents fresh scholarship on the philosophical statesman who served as the nation\u2019s fourth president and who is often called both the father...


Dead Last

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title If George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the saints in America's civil religion, then the twenty-ninth president, Warren G. Harding, is our sinner. Prior to...


James Madison

James Madison: Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman presents fresh scholarship on the philosophical statesman who served as the nation\u2019s fourth president and who is often called both the father...


The Collected Works of William Howard Taft: Volume IV

"A time when panics seem far removed is the best time to prepare our financial system to withstand a storm. The most crying need this country has is a proper banking and currency system. The existing...