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  • An Unfinished Life

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781478951810
    • Publisher: Hachette Audio
    • Published: October 2013
  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316907927
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: May 2004
    Drawing on previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives, this bestselling single-volume biography comes packed with revelation large and small - about JFK's health, his love affairs, RFK's appointment as Attorney General, what Joseph Kennedy did to help his son win the White House, and the path JFK would have taken in the Vietnam entanglement had he survived. 'A vivid portrait of a bold, brave, complex, heroic, human Kennedy.' Notes, bibliography,index. Illus., b&w photos. 838p.
  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316172387
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 2003
    'The book Americans have been waiting forty years to read.' Definitive in its scope, exploration and treatment of Camelot's fall guy, this 'perfect-pitch' biography gives readers both a president and icon who refuses to fadeaway: from the origin of the Kennedy dynasty in Ireland to senator from Massachusetts and the fiercely contested 1960 campaign against Nixon, and on into the White House itself, right up to the awful finality of the assassination inDallas. In a life filled with achievements and aspirations, and, for the most part, undisclosed-to-the-public illnesses and tawdry behavior, Kennedy, via this dynamic study, perseveres in the public imagination. B&W illus. 838p.
  • Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195132380
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 1999
    The monumental concluding volume to the biography of Lyndon Johnson draws a minutely detailed portrait of this contradictory and life-than-life figure, persuasively depicting how LBJ's personality informed policy making & day-to-day decisions. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1998. Illus., 50 halftones. 784p. Pap.
  • Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-73

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $99.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195054651
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 1998
    Final volume of biography.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $47.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195097320
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 1995
    Discusses the domestic pressure which influenced Roosevelt's foreign policy and American foreign relations
  • Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195145823
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: September 2001
    The Presidency of the United States is our nation's most challenging position. It has subjected many men to public vilification, condemned numerous others to historical obscurity, and exalted a few to lofty positions in our nation's history. But what is it that separates the revered from the reviled? Now, in Hail to the Chief, Robert Dallek offers an engaging examination of presidential excellence and failure. For some of our chief executives, great crisis meant great opportunity, as can be seen in the lasting legacies of Washington, Lincoln, and FDR. But what of presidents such as Ronald Reagan, who succeeded despite having served during relatively benign times? And what of luck? Isn't it possible that the onset of The Great Depression doomed a competent and intelligent Herbert Hoover to failure? In answer to these questions, Robert Dallek investigates the five qualities--vision, pragmatism, consensus, charisma, and trust--that have defined our most effective presidents. The product of meticulous research, the book presents numerous examples of these qualities in action, and also details the failures that accompany their absence. From Washington's masterful efforts at nation building to Lincoln's leadership through the greatest crisis in the country's history; from the beneficent paternalism of FDR to Lyndon Johnson's tragic miscalculations in Vietnam and his achievements in advancing civil rights, Dallek offers a penetrating analysis of the presidency, the personalities who have defined it, and the strategies that led to their triumphs and defeats.
  • Harry S. Truman (The American Presidents)

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $31.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805069389
    • Publisher: Henry Holt
    • Published: September 2008
    The American Presidents series presents the definitive biographies of our nation's leaders, and now in 'Harry S. Truman,' bestselling author Robert Dallek examines the personal and professional life of this unexpected leader. Our thirty-third president, many believed Harry Truman unfit for the job when he took the office after the death of F.D.R. However, Truman's actions and impact are some of the most long-standing in history. Truman ushered America into a nuclear age, established alliances that defined the Cold War, started the charge for civil rights, and more. In this intimate, vivid biography, Dallek presents a captivating look at a controversial president whose legacy still lives on.
  • John F. Kennedy

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199754366
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: January 2011
    Robert Dallek's masterful 'John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life' was a number one national bestseller, & it remains the most widely read one-volume biography of the 35th President. Now, in this marvelous short biography of John F. Kennedy, Dallek achieves a miracle of compression, capturing in a small space the essence of his renowned full-length masterpiece. Here readers will find the fascinating insights & groundbreaking revelations of 'An Unfinished Life.' The heart of the book focuses on Kennedy's political career, especially the presidency. The book sheds light on key foreign affairs issues such as the Bay of Pigs debacle, Khrushchev's misguided bullying of Kennedy in Vienna, the Cuban Missile crisis, the nuclear test ban, the race for space, & the initial dealings with Southeast Asia, especially Laos. It also highlights the difficulties Kennedy faced getting a domestic agenda passed, from a tax cut to spur the economy, to federal aid to education, Medicare, & civil rights.
  • Kennedys: Portrait of a Family

    By Richard Avedon

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061138164
    • Publisher: Collins Design
    • Published: November 2007
    An intimate look at the young Kennedy family through photographs taken by the world renowned photographer in the weeks leading up to JFK's 1961 inauguration offers insight into the expectations placed on the family and their interpersonal relationships.
  • Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times 1908-1960

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $99.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195054354
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 1991
    Discusses the contradictions of Johnson's early life and career, including his years as congressman, senator, and majority leader
  • Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195079043
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1992
    A brillant, definitive portrait of a great American politician. This first of a two-volume biography follows Johnson's life from his childhood to his election as vice-president under Kennedy. 712p. Notes, index. B&W illus. Pap.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195159219
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: March 2005
    The author has condensed his brilliant two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson inot what is consensually the finest one-volume biogrpahy of Johnson available. Based on years of research in over 450 manuscript collections and oral histories, as well as numerous personal interviews, this biography follows Johnson, 'the human dynamo,' from the Texas hill country to the White House. Readers can observe Johnson as the visionary leader who worked his will on Congress like no president before or since, enacting a range of critical legislation, from Medicare and environmental protection to the most signficant advances in civil rights for black Americans ever achieved. And then, Vietnam. Illus.
  • Nixon and Kissinger: Partners In Power

    By Robert Dallek

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060722319
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: November 2007
    While their personalities could hardly have seemed more different, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were both largely self-made men, brimming with ambition, driven by their own inner demons, and often ruthless in pursuit of their goals. Tapping into a wealthy of declassified documents, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Nixon and Kissinger's tumultuous personal relationship and brilliantly analyzes their shared roles in monumental historical events - including the nightmare of Vietnam, the unprecedented opening to China, detente with the Soviet Union, the Yom Kippur War, the overthrow of Allende in Chile, & the infamous Watergate scandal resulting in Nixon's resigning the Presidency.
  • The Making of the President 1960

    By Theodore H. White

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061900600
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: November 2009
    Examines the plans and campaigns of the seven candidates in the year leading up to the presidential election of 1960.

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