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James MacGregor Burns
James MacGregor Burns (1918-2014) was a bestselling American historian and political scientist whose work has earned both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Born in Boston, he earned his BA at Williams College, where he returned to teach history and political science after obtaining... show more



James MacGregor Burns (1918-2014) was a bestselling American historian and political scientist whose work has earned both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Born in Boston, he earned his BA at Williams College, where he returned to teach history and political science after obtaining his PhD at Harvard and serving in World War II. He served as the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College and as Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland until his death in 2014.

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Birth date: August 03, 1918
Died: July 15, 2014
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Darlene Marshall, author
Darlene Marshall, author rated it 5 years ago
I enjoyed this history of the early American Republic so much that I kept coming back to it on vacation, when I would normally be gorging on mysteries, romance and SF. It's that good.
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Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: philosophy, history, e-book, net-galley, nonfiction, published-2013, autumn-2013, epic-proportions, civil-war-english, napoleonic, north-americas Recommended for: Susanna, Carey Read from September 11 to 17, 2013 Uncorrected Digital Galley via St. Martin's Press and Thomas Dunne Books...
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Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
Uncorrected Digital Galley via St. Martin's Press and Thomas Dunne Books where St. Martin's Press and Thomas Dunne Books are just about my favourite dynamic duo.Dedication:FORMILTON DJURICANDSUSAN DUNNOpening to the Introduction: For hundreds of years European minds were locked in orthodoxy. Save fo...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 8 years ago
This book was a required reading for me for my MBA program in which one of my concentrations is in Leadership Development. When I requested it from Netgalley, I thought it looked familiar, but when I saw the edition above, I recognized it as the book I had used.What stood out most to this book was t...
SandyQ
SandyQ rated it 10 years ago
An interesting historical review showing that the Supreme Court has always acted in a political and partisan fashion, and that the threatened court packing in FDR's time was nothing new. I had never realized that the Court had been expanded and contracted numerous times before then, to achieve poli...
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