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A Thousand Days

by Life Magazine

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Life Magazine. Stapled Magazine, Near Fine "By the summer of 1962 John F. Kennedy was well settled in the presidency. The first 18 months is always the period of presidential definition, and for Kennedy the succession of crises had tied an already disciplined personality ever more irrevocably to the responsibilities for which he held himself accountable to the future."… Read more
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John F. Kennedy

by Life Magazine

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probably November 1963
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Life Magazine, probably November 1963. Stapled magazine "Next to the incredulous shock and sorrow, perhaps the commonest emotion after President Kennedy's assassination was fury. Intelligence was the keynote of Kennedy's short presidency, and with it came a flair, style and excitement. He grasped problems quickly and with the help of his high-caliber team was a master of detail. He was… Read more
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Washington: The Indispensable Man

by Flexner, James Thomas

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1974
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Little Brown, NY, 1974. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. [This] dramatic and concise single-volume distillation of... Flexner's definitive four-volume biography 'George Washington,' (Pulitzer Prize citation)… has itself become an American classic. [it] explores the Father of Our Country - sometimes an unpopular hero, a man of great contradictions, but always a towering historical figure... 'a fallible human being… Read more
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Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America

by Perry, Mark

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2004
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Random House, NY , 2004. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs... [This] seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter... the course of American literature... [The] two men became close friends and intimate collaborators. Grant raced against the spread of… Read more
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Grant: A Biography

by McFeely, William S

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c. 1981
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Descripton: W.W. Norton and Company, NY, c.1981. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The seminal biography of one of America's towering, enigmatic figures. From his boyhood in Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and his presidency during the crucial years of Reconstruction, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography traces the entire arc of Grant's life (1822-1885). "A moving and convincing portrait... profound understanding of… Read more
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Truman

by McCullough, David

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1992
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Simon & Schuster, NY/NY, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "It was the watershed time of the century and Truman stands forth now - especially now in the aftermath of the Cold War - as a figure of utmost importance. He is the President responsible for the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, NATO, the amazing Berlin Airlift. It was Truman who… Read more
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Jefferson and His Time: The Sage of Monticello

by Malone, Dumas

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1981
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Little, Brown and Company, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Dumas Malone's classic six-volume biography 'Jefferson and His Time' was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson's life. This the final volume provides an all-encompassing account of Jefferson's accomplishments, friendships, and family difficulties in his last seventeen years, revealing his shift from the… Read more
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Life of Washington [3 volumes]

by Irving, Washington

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1855
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G. P. Putnam & Company , NY, 1855. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. "Washington Irving's 'Life of George Washington'... remains his most personal work. Christened with the name of the great general, Irving was blessed by Washington while still a boy of seven, and later came to know many of the prominent figures of the Revolution. In these pages… Read more
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Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography

by Thayer, William Roscoe

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1919
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Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston; NY, 1919. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good. "I knew him for forty years, but I never followed his political leadership. Our political differences, however, never lessened our personal friendship... I count it fortunate for me that during the last ten years of his life, I was thrown more with Roosevelt than during all the… Read more
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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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1956
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Harper & Row Publishers, NY, 1956. 1st edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's 'Profiles in Courage" served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's… Read more
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A Man Called Grant

by Todd, Helen

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1940
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Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston MA, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. John O'Hara Cosgrove. Illustrator. "I write this now as a grateful acknowledgement for the most inestimable service you have done the country. When you turned northward east of the Big Black, I figured it was a mistake. I now wish to make the personal acknowledgement that… Read more
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Lincoln for the Ages: 76 Distinguished Americans Tell His Story

by Newman, Ralph G, editor and Introduction; Foreword by David C. Mearns

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1960
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Doubleday & Company, NY, 1960. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. This book "is an interpretation of the man, and an explanation of his hold upon the minds of men, and an attempt, we hope, to come closer to a real understanding of why Abraham Lincoln lives for the ages." [Introduction, p.27] Chapters written by Carl Sandburg; Adlai… Read more
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Lincoln: An Account of his Personal Life, Especially of its Springs of Action as Revealed and Deepened by the Ordeal of War

by Stephenson, Nathaniel Wright

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1924
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Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1924. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. "If ever sign-posts of a great man's thought pointed all one way, it is true that Lincoln's sign-posts - his internationalism, his belief in the greater community, his desire to secure to the loesser communities their individual life, his wish to restrain majorities, to substantiate gradual for violent reformation,… Read more
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Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

by Stein, Susan R

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1993
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Harry N Abrams, NY, 1993. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Thomas Jefferson was, by any reckoning, one of the most remarkable men ever to have crossed America's political stage. ...he also was able to design his own house, Monticello, the magnificent Palladian mansion in central Virginia, and later to establish the University of Virginia and to plan its principal… Read more
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Abraham Lincoln

by Thomas, Benjamin P

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1952
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Alfred A. Knopf, NY [A Borzoi Book], 1952. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "Notwithstanding the great number of books that have been written about Abraham Lincoln during our generation, a major needÉ has long remained unfilled. There has been no accurate, readable one-volume biography for the Lincoln beginner, for the person who can only devote a small portion… Read more
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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

by Goodwin, Doris Kearns

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1994
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 1994. 2nd edition. hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, 'No Ordinary Time' is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story… Read more
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