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John Adams
Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough gives a complete biography of the life and times of John Adams, from his days at Harvard and his courtship of Abigail, through the American Revolution and birth of a nation, his days as Vice President and President, and ending with his reflections in retirement. Through extensive use of letters and journal entries, McCullough captures both the character of Adams and the spirit of the times in the founding d...
Mornings on Horseback
Mornings on Horseback is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood. The book covers the period of 1869 to 1886. We watch Teddy grow from a sickly little boy of 10 to a relatively healthy and well educated man of 27. The book focuses on the personal family interrelationships of the closely kni...
Truman
McCullough challenges a commonly held view of history that Harry S Truman was nothing more than a common man of mediocre abilities who became President almost by accident, and owed his political success to his loyalty to the Democratic party and the Kansas City political bosses. Instead, the author acquaints the reader with a highly intelligent, competent and complex man, and a highly principled politician whose ability to judge the character of others ...


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