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Sean Wilentz
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markk
markk rated it 6 months ago
For the past decade, “The American Presidents” series has churned out a series of biographies of our nation’s leaders written by a diverse range of authors, from historians who draw upon their expertise to inform their interpretation of their subject, to more eclectic writers who inform their effort...
markk
markk rated it 6 months ago
Zachary Taylor ranks among that small group of presidents who was more famous for what they did before they became president than for their achievements once they occupied the office. A career army officer, he shot to fame when he led his troops to victory over Mexican forces in the Mexican War. B...
markk
markk rated it 6 months ago
John Tyler has long suffered from bad press. Derided as “His Accidency” by contemporaries who considered him unworthy of the office he inherited, he has long been marginalized as one of our less successful presidents. Yet such treatment minimizes his considerable legacy. As the first vice preside...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 2 years ago
This “clear-eyed” incisive examination of Bill Clinton’s presidency is perfect for the reader so inclined not to want to wade through the extensive autobiography [b:My Life|49195|My Life|Bill Clinton|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1431741967s/49195.jpg|775862], or even the scholar not enough ena...
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it 5 years ago
A very relevant and prescient manifesto; and this despite its final chapter--which took up nearly a quarter of the entire book--being devoted to "the Soviet menace." Suffice to say that old Barry, unhappy with the performances of his Republican contemporaries, would be downright disgusted and ashame...
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