Faced with a radical moral contradiction left by the nation's Founders, Lincoln struggled to find a balance between the universal ideals of Equality and Liberty and the monstrous injustice of human slavery. With wit and penetrating sensitivity, miller brings together the great themes that have become Lincoln's legacy—preserving the United States of America while ending the odious institution that corrupted the nation's meaning—and illuminates his remarkable presidential combination: indomitable resolve and supreme magnanimity.
The Churchills: In Love and WarW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Lovell brilliantly recounts the triumphant political and military campaigns, and the happy marriage of Winston to Clementine Hosier set against the disastrous unions of most of his family, which ended in venereal disease, clinical depression, papal annulment, the domestic tragedies, the construction of great houses, and adultery.
The churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. The family fortunes were revived in the nineteenth century by the huge dowries of New York society beauties Jennie Jerome Winston's mother and Consuelo Vanderbilt wife to Winston's cousin. Mary S. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.
The Churchills: In Love and War #ad - Winston—recently voted "The Greatest Briton"—dominates them all. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill.
The first duke of marlborough 1650-1722 was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs.
The Best of American Heritage: RooseveltNew Word City, Inc. #ad - And in those twelve years, he did more than any president except Abraham Lincoln to change America. Here, joe persico, his struggle with polio, allan nevins, john lukacs, john kenneth galbraith, his love of hyde park, William vanden Heuvel, his relationships with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, Thomas Fleming, Richard Ketchum, some of the country's greatest historians - James MacGregor Burns, and Geoffrey Ward - bring FDR vividly to life, assessing his place in history and exploring his marriage to Eleanor, and his complicated final days.
The Best of American Heritage: Roosevelt #ad - . Franklin delano roosevelt led the united States through two of the most critical periods in our history - the Great Depression and World War II.
White Robe, Black Robe: Pope Leo X, Martin Luther, and the Birth of the ReformationNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Written sure-handedly and in a lively fashion, the entire world of the Italian Renaissance comes alive. Charles L. Altogether, this book offers an engrossing, biographical history. In 1517, tacked his ninety-five theses to the door of the Wittenberg church, Martin Luther, the Germany theologian, thereby setting off the theological revolution that gave birth to the Reformation.
The split in the Christian Church that was the inevitable result is dramatically portrayed. He gives us an immensely illuminating, informed, lively, and gossipy account of history's pivotal figures and the turbulent times in which they lived. Peter's Cathedral. This book is, in part, revealing two men of vastly different backgrounds, outlooks, a brilliant study of Luther and Pope Leo X, and philosophies.
White Robe, Black Robe: Pope Leo X, Martin Luther, and the Birth of the Reformation #ad - Luther confronted a papal establishment headed by Leo X, the pleasure-loving son of Lorenzo de Medici who made the Vatican the glittering center of the Italian Renaissance and whose driving ambition was the completion of St. Mee Jr. Harvard scholar and biographer, brings the Reformation into sharp new focus as he presents Luther as the typical revolutionary and Leo X as his establishment protagonist.
HitlerMariner Books #ad - Fest tells and interprets the extraordinary story of a man’s and nation’s rise from impotence to absolute power, as Germany and Hitler, from shared premises, entered into their covenant. He shows hitler exploiting the resentments of the shaken, post–World War I social order and seeing through all that was hollow behind the appearance of power, at home and abroad.
The best single volume available on the torturous life and savage reign of Adolf Hitler. Time a bestseller in its original german edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, a nation, Joachim Fest’s Hitler has become a classic portrait of a man, and an era. Fest reveals the singularly penetrating politician, hypnotizing Germans and outsiders alike with the scope of his projects and the theatricality of their presentation.
Hitler #ad - Perhaps most importantly, he also brilliantly uncovers the destructive personality that aimed for and achieved devastation on an unprecedented scale. As history and biography, this is a towering achievement, a compelling story told in a way only a German could tell it: “dispassionately, but from the inside” Time.
I Wish I'd Been There VintageAnchor #ad - I wish i’d been there brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians’ responses to the question “What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed—and why?” The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history’s most dramatic events.
The salem witch trials, and william leuchtenburg, geoffrey ward, the beginnings of the vietnam war—all of these and more are vividly recreated here by a stellar list of contributors, the raid on Harper’s Ferry, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, including Mary Beth Norton, Jay Winik, Carol Berkin, Robert Dallek, Robert Cowley, the voting rights march on Selma, Carolyn Gilman, Joseph Ellis, among other luminaries of the profession.
I Wish I'd Been There Vintage #ad - . With imagination, and vivid detail, insight, I Wish I’d Been There is an engaging tour through key events in American history.
Jefferson#ad - His epitaph, author of the declaration of american independence, "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, reads, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, which he composed, and father of the University of Virginia. Jefferson's tombstone does not bear a word of his political accomplishment - forty years as an officeholder, vice president, secretary of state, ambassador to France, Virginia assemblyman, Continental congressman, and president of the United States.
Jefferson #ad - In 1826, thomas jefferson was laid to rest at Monticello beside his wife and daughters. Here is his story. But the three accomplishments chiseled into the "coarse stone" he specified for his monument were his gifts to the people of the United States. He felt that these were honors the people had given him, and he wanted no credit for them.
They sum up jefferson's vision of a nation of free people with the education and culture to preserve and enjoy their freedom.
Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding FathersCrown #ad - With narrative drive, soldiers, parliamentarians, queens, a sure command of historical events, and unforgettable portraits of kings, and a large cast of full-blooded characters, Barone takes an episode that has fallen into unjustified obscurity and restores it to the prominence it deserves. Unfolding in 1688–1689, the foundations of global capitalism, guaranteed liberties, Britain’s Glorious Revolution resulted in the hallmarks of representative government, and a foreign policy of opposing aggressive foreign powers.
But as barone shows, there was nothing inevitable about the Glorious Revolution. In this work of popular history, without the glorious Revolution, Michael Barone brings the story of this unlikely and largely bloodless revolt to American readers and reveals that, the American Revolution may never have happened.
The ideals of freedom and individual rights that inspired America’s Founding Fathers can be traced directly back to one of the most pivotal events in British history: the late-seventeenth-century uprising known as the Glorious Revolution. It sprang from the character of the english people and depended on the talents, and john churchill, and good luck of two men: William of Orange later William III of England, who launched history’s last successful cross-channel inva sion, audacity, an ancestor of Winston, who commanded the forces of the deposed James II but crossed over to support William one fateful November night.
Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers #ad - Especially now, individual rights, as we face enemies who wish to rid the world of the lasting legacies of the Glorious Revolution—democracy, and capitalism among them—it is vitally important that we understand the origins of these blessings. The story of the glorious revolution is a rich and riveting saga of palace intrigue, loyalty and shocking betrayal, and bold political and military strategizing.
Lie Detecting 101: A Comprehensive Course in Spotting Lies and Detecting DeceitSkyhorse #ad - Split into three parts, the book looks at understanding lies and how to detect lies, and includes an easy reference section that summarizes all the main points. The mystery of what a person is really thinking is finally unlocked in this fascinating and informative book. With full-color photographs and practical examples, Lie Detecting 101 provides anyone with the tools to be a human lie detector.
It doesn’t take mind reading superpowers to be able to tell when someone is lying—but it does take special skills and a little practice. In lie detecting 101, international expert in undercover operations Dr. You can’t always rely on what comes out of someone’s mouth. From the simple skills of bargaining, or dealing with children, making a purchase, to the more serious business of negotiating a contract or identifying infidelity, Craig delivers simple but effective tips and techniques we can all use to see behind the façade and get to the truth.
Lie Detecting 101: A Comprehensive Course in Spotting Lies and Detecting Deceit #ad - Lie detecting 101 is the culmination of over twenty years of practical criminology and hundreds of hours of academic research. David craig provides readers with an easy-to-follow guide on applying lie-detection skills to your everyday life. Lying is a normal part of human communication and is sometimes necessary to protect someone’s feelings, but there are also malicious lies meant to deceive, cheat, and defraud.
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years: Grant Moves South and Grant Takes CommandOpen Road Media #ad - Grant. . He won victory after victory at Belmont, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson, while sagaciously avoiding near-catastrophe and ultimately triumphing at Shiloh. In the spring of 1865, Grant finally forced Robert E. In these two comprehensive and engaging volumes, preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton follows the wartime movements of Ulysses S.
Pulitzer prize–winning historian Bruce Catton’s acclaimed two-book biography of complex and controversial Union commander Ulysses S. Grant takes command picks up in the summer of 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to the head of the Army of the Potomac, placing nothing less than the future of an entire nation in the hands of the military leader.
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years: Grant Moves South and Grant Takes Command #ad - While a succession of union generals were losing battles and sacrificing troops due to ego, egregious errors, and incompetence in the early years of the war, an unassuming Federal army colonel was excelling in the Western theater of operations. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, ending the brutal conflict.
Although tragedy struck only days later when Lincoln was assassinated, Grant’s triumphs on the battlefield ensured that the president’s principles of unity and freedom would endure. Based in large part on military communiqués, personal eyewitness accounts, and Grant’s own writings, this engrossing two-part biography offers readers an in-depth portrait of the extraordinary warrior and unparalleled strategist whose battlefield brilliance clinched the downfall of the Confederacy in the Civil War.
His decisive victory at Vicksburg would cost the Confederacy its invaluable lifeline: the Mississippi River. Grant’s acute strategic thinking and unshakeable tenacity led to the crushing defeat of the Confederacy in the Overland Campaign in Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg.
Victory 1918: The definitive history of the end of the Great WarEndeavour Media #ad - Might the armistice in the forest of compiegne have come sooner? How near did Germany come to denouncing the Armistice and resume fighting in 1919?But Palmer also looks beyond what happened in France and Flanders as there were four armistices that autumn. The great war was a global conflict, with battlefronts on three continents.
In 1980 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Retracing the path to compiegne through the four-year struggle allows the reader to consider if a broader strategic vision might have brought an earlier victory. Victory 1918 is a masterful survey of one of history's great turning points, and offers a fresh interpretation of the war which, more than any other, determined the character of the twentieth century.
Victory 1918: The definitive history of the end of the Great War #ad - Praise for alan palmer 'alan Palmer writes the sort of history that dons did before "accessible" became an academic insult. The first world war changed the world forever but what if it had shaped a much different future? A century after the battles of the First World War ended, their consequences remain imprinted on the political maps of Europe and much of the Middle East.
It is cool, rational, scholarly, literate. Sir john keegan‘a fine piece of narrative history, sunday times‘alan palmer has done justice to the epic events with a lively, vivid narrative, a combination of suspense and scholarship which actually makes you wonder will he make it?’ - Antonia Fraser’s Book of the Year, written with the appropriate style and panache.
Lawrence james‘palmer’s style is as good as his judgement is daring. The timesalan palmer was head of the history department at Highgate School from 1953 to 1969, when he gave up his post to concentrate on historical writing and research.