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  • American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812976663
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: March 2007
    In this vivid book, Jon Meacham re-creates the compelling history of a nation grappling with faith & government - from John Winthrop's 'city on the hill' sermon to Thomas Jefferson's Declaration ofIndependence; from the Revolution to the Civil War; from a proposed 19th-century Christian Constitutional Amendment to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign for civil rights; from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. This study makes it abundantly clear that the nation's best chance of summoning what Lincoln called 'the better angels of our nature' lies in recovering the spirit and sense of the Founding Fathers to find 'the light to lead us forward.' Addenda. B&W illus.
  • American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400065554
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 2006
    New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham brings readers a compelling book about the way our Founding Fathers' views of faith created a nation where belief in God is a matter of choice. Drawingon numerous historical events and documents, Meacham works through both sides of the current and past debates on religion and politics to explain that neither side has it right. Meacham brings a historical authority and a sense of hopeto the issue by making it clear that the best chance we have of protecting our religious freedoms is to recover the spirit and sense of our Founding Fathers. Meacham is managing editor of Newsweek and author of 'Franklin and Winston.'
  • American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812973464
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2009
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a New York Times Notable Book. Andrew Jackson is regarded as the inventor of the modern American presidency as we know it today, ushering in a new era in which the people, not distant elites,were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years; Jackson gave voice to the hopes & fears of a restless, changing nation, facing challenging times at home and threats abroad. Jackson moved the White House from the periphery of government to the center of national action. Drawing on newly discovered family letters & papers, Jon Meacham delivers the definitive portrait of a pivotal president...one who altered the future. Illus.
  • Columns to Characters: The Presidency and the Press Enter the Digital Age

    By Stephanie A. Martin

    Our Price: $42.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781623495626
    • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
    • Published: November 2017
  • Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812972825
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2004
    The fullest portrait to date of the complex emotional connection between the two men who led the free world to victory in WWII. Focusing on the elements of character and fortitude that bonded them together - fishing, smoking, and drinking late into the night in places as far-flung as Casablanca and Tehran, talking to each other of politics, war, family, and illness - as their countries encountered and battled against an enemy the likes of which had never previously existed. Source notes, bibliography, index. Illus., b&w photos. 490p. Pap.
  • Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375505003
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2003
    A study of the relationship between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Tehran, hammering out war policy as well as discussing their personal lives. New sources - including unpublished letters of FDR's great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving people who knew both FDR and Churchill - add depth to the story of their crucial friendship. Black and white illustrations. 490p.
  • Impeachment: An American History (Modern Library)

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781984853783
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: October 2018
  • On Democracy

    By E. B White

    Our Price: $22.49
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062905437
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: May 2019
  • Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival (Previously Published as Then They Came for Me)

    By Maziar Bahari

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812981803
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2014
    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY JON STEWART | Previously published as Then They Came for MeWhen Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell: Rosewater. For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations: Maziar’s father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s. Alone in his cell at Evin Prison, fearing the worst, Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture, and hears their voices speaking to him across the years. He dreams of being with Paola in London, and imagines all that she and his rambunctious, resilient eighty-four-year-old mother must be doing to campaign for his release. During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater, he silently repeats the names of his loved ones, calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child. A riveting, heart-wrenching memoir, Rosewater offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran, as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes more totalitarian with each passing day. An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran, it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family’s extraordinary courage in the face of repression. “I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.”—Jon Stewart “An important and elegant book . . . a prison memoir enlarged into a family history.”—The New Republic “Clear and compelling . . . engaging and informative—a gripping tribute to human dedication and a cogent indictment of a corrupt regime.”—Washington Independent Review of Books “[Rosewater] is not only a fascinating, human exploration into Bahari’s personal experience . . . it also provides insight into the shared experience of those affected by repressive governments everywhere.”—Mother Jones“A damning account . . . [Rosewater] turns a lens not only on Iran’s surreal justice system but on the history and culture that helped produce it.”—The Washington Post “[Rosewater] is a unique achievement. It is a story not just of political cruelty (a subject Bahari treats movingly), but also about the two poles of Iranian political culture, bent together in upheaval.”—The Guardian (UK) “A beautifully written account of life in Iran, filled with insights not only into the power struggles and political machinations but into the personal, emotional lives of the people living in that complicated country. Maziar Bahari is a brave man and a wonderful storyteller.”—Fareed Zakaria
  • Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection

    By Smithsonian Institution

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781588343895
    • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
    • Published: October 2013
    Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary illustrated by objects handpicked by Smithsonian curators from among tens of thousands of objects in the collections. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, Smithsonian Civil War combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics from the war in a truly unique narrative.Smithsonian Civil War takes the reader inside the great collection of Americana housed at fourteen national museums and archives and brings historical gems to light. From the National Portrait Gallery come previously unpublished photographs of Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant; from the National Museum of American History, a slave ship manifest listing its human cargo, and secret messages that remained hidden inside Lincoln's gold watch for nearly 150 years; from the National Air and Space Museum, futuristic Civil War-era aircraft designs. Thousands of items were evaluated before those of greatest value and significance were selected for inclusion here. Artfully arranged in 150 entries, they offer a unique, panoramic view of the Civil War.
  • The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $15.00 - $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399589812
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 2018
  • The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780399589829
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2019
  • Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385387521
    • Publisher: Yearling
    • Published: September 2016
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400067664
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: November 2012
    Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    By Jon Meacham

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9780739334614
    • Publisher: Random House Audio
    • Published: November 2012
    Presented on 15 discs, with a runtime of 19 hours; unabridged.

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