Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

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Vintage #ad - In this superb, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln’s dramatic political journey, from his early years in the Illinois legislature to his nation-shaping years in the White House. As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents.

But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. He probes the sources of lincoln’s moral and political philosophy and uses his groundbreaking research to cut through the myth and expose the man behind it. Here, carwardine combines a new perspective with a compelling narrative to deliver a fresh look at one of the pillars of American politics.

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Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power

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Crown #ad - A captivating look at how abraham lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power. Abraham lincoln is not often remembered as a great foreign-policy president. He had never traveled overseas and spoke no foreign languages. In the process, the United States emerged as a world power in its own right.

Focusing on five distinct, to his deadlock with napoleon iii over the french occupation of mexico—and bursting with colorful characters like Lincoln’s bowie-knife-wielding minister to Russia, Eugénie; and the hapless Mexican monarch Maximilian, with his law partner over the conduct of the Mexican War, intensely human conflicts that helped define Lincoln’s approach to foreign affairs—from his debate, Cassius Marcellus Clay; the cunning French empress, as a young congressman, Lincoln in the World draws a finely wrought portrait of a president and his team at the dawn of American power.

Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power #ad - Engaging, insightful, and highly original, Lincoln in the World is a tale set at the intersection of personal character and national power. And yet, during the civil war, lincoln and his team skillfully managed to stare down the Continent’s great powers—deftly avoiding European intervention on the side of the Confederacy.

Much has been written about how lincoln saved the Union, but Lincoln in the World highlights the lesser-known—yet equally vital—role he played on the world stage during those tumultuous years of war and division. Anchored by meticulous research into overlooked archives, Lincoln in the World reveals the sixteenth president to be one of America’s indispensable diplomats—and a key architect of America’s emergence as a global superpower.

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The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Robert dallek brings to this majestic work a profound understanding of history, a deep engagement in foreign policy, and a lifetime of studying leadership. The story of what went wrong during the postwar period…has never been more intelligently explored. Doris kearns goodwin, author of the pulitzer prize-winning Team of RivalsRobert Dalleck follows his bestselling Nixon and Kissenger: Partners in Power and An Unfinished Life: John F.

The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953 #ad - . As the obama administration struggles to define its strategy for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Stalin, Churchill, Dallek's critical and compelling look at Truman, and other world leaders in the wake of World War II not only offers important historical perspective but provides timely insight on America's course into the future.

Kennedy, 1917-1963 with this masterful account of the crucial period that shaped the postwar world.

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Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy #ad - With a preface by Theodore Rex author Edmund Morris. A splendid piece of work. Edmund morris in a unique project, always colorful, speeches, and other sources—and organized them to form a fairly full, books, author Daniel Ruddy has carefully extracted Teddy Roosevelt’s most relevant and telling comments—from letters, and highly opinionated history of the United States up to 1919 the year TR died.

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A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization

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HarperOne #ad - For all of these reasons, more to the point, the rest of us ignore the book of Revelation only at our impoverishment and, at our own peril. The mysterious author of the book of revelation or the Apocalypse, as the last book of the New Testament is also known never considered that his sermon on the impending end times would last beyond his own life.

Yet revelation not only outlived its creator; this vivid and violent revenge fantasy has played a significant role in the march of Western civilization. The mark of the beast, phrases, and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are just a few of the images, the Antichrist, 666, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, and codes that have burned their way into the fabric of our culture.

A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization #ad - The questions raised go straight to the heart of the human fear of death and obsession with the afterlife. Kirsch, whom the washington post calls "a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing to modern audiences, " delivers a far-ranging, entertaining, and shocking history of this scandalous book, which was nearly cut from the New Testament.

Again and again, revelation has stirred some dangerous men and women to act out their own private apocalypses. In fact, he predicted that the destruction of the earth would be witnessed by his contemporaries. Will we, ride off to glory, or will we drown in hellfire for all eternity? As those who best manipulate this dark vision learned, individually or collectively, which side we fall on is often a matter of life or death.

Above all, the moral calculus of revelation—the demonization of one's enemies, the sanctification of revenge taking, and the notion that history must end in catastrophe—can be detected in some of the worst atrocities and excesses of every age, including our own.

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Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg Crown Journeys

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Crown #ad - More than any other place in the United States, Gettysburg is indeed hallowed ground. Mcpherson, the pulitzer prize–winning author of battle cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans: the Battle of Gettysburg.

What brought those 165, and about 10, 90, another 29, 000 of them were killed or mortally wounded, 000 confederate, 000 were wounded and survived, 000 soldiers—75, 000 Union—to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in such a death grip across these once bucolic fields until 11, 000 were “missing”—mostly captured? What was accomplished by all of this carnage? Join James M.

He reflects on the meaning of the battle, describes the events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater context of American and world history. The brave men, have consecrated it, living and dead, who struggled here, far above our power to add or detract. President Abraham Lincoln.

Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg Crown Journeys #ad - James M. Mcpherson on a walk across this hallowed ground as he be encompasses the depth of meaning and historical impact of a place that helped define the nation’s character. In a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The events that occurred at gettysburg are etched into our collective memory, as they served to change the course of the Civil War and with it the course of history.

Mcpherson, cemetery hill, makes stops at seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, who has led countless tours of Gettysburg over the years, and Little Round Top, among other key locations.

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1775: A Good Year for Revolution

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Penguin Books #ad - He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775—congress’s belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England’s rage militaire, the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local  committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands­—achieved a  sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome.

These each added to the revolution’s essential momentum so when the British finally attacked in great strength the following year, they could not regain the control they had lost in 1775. Analyzing the political climate, religion, economic structures, and military preparations, as well as the roles of ethnicity, and class, Phillips tackles the eighteenth century with the same skill and insights he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and economics.

1775: A Good Year for Revolution #ad - The result is a dramatic narrative brimming with original insights. The contrarian historian and analyst upends the conventional reading of the American RevolutionIn 1775, iconoclastic historian and bestselling author Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution.

. 1775 revolutionizes our understanding of America’s origins.

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Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II

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Random House #ad - In roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Taking us inside the allied war councils, sometimes prickly warriors who, he believed, particularly the iron-willed Winston Churchill; rallied morale on the home front; and handpicked a team of proud, the author reveals how the president brokered strategy with contentious allies, could fight a global war.

Here too are less widely celebrated military leaders whose contributions were just as critical: the irascible, Ernest King; the acerbic army advisor in China, dictatorial navy chief, “Vinegar” Joe Stilwell; and Henry H. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.

Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II #ad - Powellall american presidents are commanders in chief by law. Hap” arnold, who zealously preached the gospel of modern air power. Declaring himself “Dr. The roosevelt who emerges from these pages is a wartime chess master guiding America’s armed forces to a victory that was anything but foreordained. Patton.

Persico explores whether his strategic decisions, including his insistence on the Axis powers’ unconditional surrender, helped end or may have prolonged the war. Fdr was a hands-on war leader, involving himself in everything from choosing bomber targets to planning naval convoys to the design of landing craft.

Now joe persico has written the best account of those leaders I've ever read.

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Burke Davis on the Civil War: The Long Surrender, Sherman's March, To Appomattox, and They Called Him Stonewall

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Open Road Media #ad - Sherman’s March: Gen. Weaving together hundreds of eyewitness accounts, this riveting history is “bound to startle and inform even students of Civil War literature” The New York Times. This “marvelous” and “wonderfully written” account chronicles the Confederate president’s flight, capture, and imprisonment—while offering a panoramic history of the last days of the Confederacy Denver Post.

Thomas “stonewall” jackson was an innovative battlefield strategist who struck terror in the hearts of Union army commanders and inspired Confederate soldiers to victory after victory in the early days of the Civil War. Award-winning author burke davis writes with “an eye for narrative detail that turns history into storytelling” in these four classic Civil War narratives The New York Times Book Review.

Based on a wealth of first-person sources, and of his generalship, the officer, including Jackson’s private papers and correspondences, this New York Times bestseller paints “as definitive a picture of Jackson, as anyone can hope to read” Kirkus Reviews.  . To appomattox: drawing on a wide array of firsthand accounts—from soldiers and commanders as well as ordinary citizens—Davis offers a “masterful” and intimately detailed account of the last nine days of the Civil War, from the Siege of Petersburg to the fateful meeting between Robert E.

Burke Davis on the Civil War: The Long Surrender, Sherman's March, To Appomattox, and They Called Him Stonewall #ad - Four captivating and richly detailed Civil War histories from a New York Times–bestselling author. Grant at appomattox Court House The Christian Science Monitor. The long surrender: though jefferson davis had planned to escape to Cuba after General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, a $100, 000 bounty was placed on his head.

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Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Usa today writes, “This is not your typical work of history. Epstein, employs a dreamy, a poet, novelistic tone in describing these young men and their tormented boss. ”. An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page. Charleston post & courier lincoln’s men by daniel mark epstein offers a fascinating close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White House through the eyes of Lincoln’s three personal secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay.

Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries #ad - President—his brilliance and vision in a time of national turmoil and Civil War—by focusing on his relationships with the men who worked closely by his side. Like doris kearns goodwin’s monumental new york Times bestseller, Team of Rivals, Epstein’s Lincoln’s Men sheds a new light on the 16th U.

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How Churchill Saved Civilization: The Epic Story of 13 Years That Almost Destroyed the Civilized World

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Skyhorse #ad - How churchill saved civilization resolves the lingering mysteries surrounding the causes of the Second World War, and what transpired during the war to bring its end result. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

How churchill saved civilization was written in honor of all those who sacrificed their lives in the War, as key factors like complacency, ignorance, and to caution readers that it could very easily happen again, and weakness continue to play a role in international diplomacy. Skyhorse publishing, the american civil war, vikings, conspiracies, the jfk assassination, gladiators, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, Hitler and his henchmen, the American Revolution, ancient Rome, medieval times, the Third Reich, as well as our Arcade imprint, the old West, and much more.

How Churchill Saved Civilization: The Epic Story of 13 Years That Almost Destroyed the Civilized World #ad - . It proposes answers to such questions as “why were the allies unprepared?”, “why did france collapse so quickly?”, “why didn’t the british government accept Hitler’s peace proposals?” and “Why did the Germans allow Hitler to obtain life and death control over them?”But the book’s main purpose is to provide an account of Winston Churchill’s actions and their intended consequences – as well as some of the unintended ones – for readers who are unlikely to read a military history book of 800 pages.

The author has pared down the details of this at once fascinating and frightening story to an accessible length of how the world nearly ended in the 1940s.

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