Category Archives: Biographies Of Presidents Heads Of State

A Traveled First Lady by Louisa Catherine Adams,Margaret A. Hogan,C. James

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By Louisa Catherine Adams,Margaret A. Hogan,C. James Taylor,Laura Bush

Louisa Catherine Adams was once daughter-in-law and spouse of presidents, assisted diplomat J. Q. Adams at 3 ecu capitals, and served as a D.C. hostess for 3 a long time. but she is simply remembered this day. A Traveled First woman (with Foreword by means of Laura Bush) corrects this oversight, through sharing Adams's notable tale in her personal words.

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Winston S. Churchill: World in Torment, 1916–1922 (Volume by Martin Gilbert

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By Martin Gilbert

“A milestone, a monument, a magisterial success… rightly considered as the main finished lifestyles ever written of any age.”
—Andrew Roberts, historian and writer of The hurricane of War

“The such a lot scholarly examine of Churchill in warfare and peace ever written.”
—Herbert Mitgang, The manhattan Times

Covering the years 1917 to 1922, Martin Gilbert’s interesting account rigorously strains Churchill’s wide-ranging actions and exhibits how, through his persuasive oratory, administrative ability, and masterful contributions to cupboard discussions, Churchill regained, just a couple of years after the catastrophe of the Dardanelles, a number one place in British political life.

There are many dramatic and arguable episodes: the German leap forward at the Western entrance in March 1918, the anti-Bolshevik intervention in 1919, negotiating the Irish Treaty, consolidating the Jewish nationwide domestic in Palestine, and the Chanak situation with Turkey. In some of these, and plenty of different occasions, Churchill’s major function is defined and illuminated in Martin Gilbert’s designated, masterful style.

The Churchill who emerges from those pages is a posh, talented, full of life, guy who made a forceful effect on his contemporaries; a guy whose notable abilities have been popular through his colleagues, yet who frequently angered—even maddened—them by means of what he acknowledged and did.

In a relocating ultimate bankruptcy, protecting a interval while Churchill was once and not using a seat in Parliament for the 1st time considering 1900, Martin Gilbert brilliantly attracts jointly the various strands of a time in Churchill’s existence whilst his political triumphs have been overshadowed through own sorrows, through his more and more somber reflections at the backward march of countries and society, and by means of his stark forecasts of risks to come.

About the Author

SIR MARTIN GILBERT used to be born in England in 1936. He used to be a graduate of Oxford collage, from which he held a Doctorate of Letters, and was once an Honorary Fellow of Merton university, Oxford. In 1962 he started paintings as certainly one of Randolph Churchill’s learn assistants, and in 1968, after Randolph Churchill’s dying, he turned the reputable biographer of Winston Churchill. He released six volumes of the Churchill biography, and edited twelve volumes of Churchill documents.

During forty-eight years of analysis and writing, Sir Martin released 80 books, together with The First global War, The moment international War, and a three-volume History of the 20th Century. He additionally wrote, as a part of his sequence of ten ancient atlases, Atlas of the 1st international War, and, such a lot lately, Atlas of the second one global War.

Sir Martin’s movie and tv paintings integrated a documentary sequence at the lifetime of Winston Churchill. His different released works contain Churchill: A Photographic Portrait, In seek of Churchill, Churchill and America, and the only quantity Churchill, A Life.

About the Work

In the professional biography of Sir Winston Churchill, his son Randolph—and later Sir Martin Gilbert, who took up the paintings following Randolph’s death—had the whole use of Sir Winston’s letters and papers, and likewise many enormous quantities of non-public records. The paintings spans 8 volumes, detailing Churchill’s formative years and early adventures in South Africa and India, his early profession, and his greater than fifty years at the international level. No different statesman of recent times—or certainly of any age—has left any such wealth of private letters, the sort of wealthy shop of non-public and public documentation, such brilliant thoughts within the minds of these who labored closest to him. via those fabrics, assembled over the process greater than 20 years, one is ready to understand Churchill in a fashion by no means earlier than possible.

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The Elusive Eric Williams by Ken Boodhoo,Jeremy Taylor

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By Ken Boodhoo,Jeremy Taylor

Who precisely used to be Eric Williams?

Publicly he's remembered as Trinidad and Tobago’s charismatic first leader Minister and major Minister, the guy who led his nation to independence and ruled its political existence for 25 years. And he used to be the prestigious historian whose Capitalism and Slavery grew to become bought rules in regards to the Atlantic slave exchange upside down.

But in the back of the general public face—the author, the foreign bureaucrat, the politician—was a personal character of serious complexity, obsessive secrecy and baffling contradictions.

In this ground-breaking research, Ken Boodhoo units out to color a human portrait of the fellow in the back of the general public masks. the result's a clean figuring out of 1 of the Caribbean’s such a lot bold personalities, and of ways a lot has been hidden for therefore long.

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The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program: by Patrick Phillips-Schrock

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By Patrick Phillips-Schrock

a good legacy of the afflicted Nixon administration—and one nearly unknown to the yank public—is the broad acquisition of worthwhile paintings and antiques for the White condominium and the redecoration of the administrative mansion via Pat Nixon. With the aid of an competitive curator, Clement Conger, and a skilled inside dressmaker, Edward Vason Jones, the 1st woman quietly erased a lot of the historical décor of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Camelot and brought an instructional glance to the kingdom Rooms which endures to this day.
Nixon marked his presidential territory with a whole protection of the West Wing—a harbinger of the 1st Lady’s plans. They carried out an important fundraising crusade to bankroll the refurbishment, which ended in one of many optimal collections of artwork, paintings gadgets, furnishings, work and sculpture in the USA. This publication offers the by no means ahead of informed tale of the Nixons’ home improvement of the White apartment, encouraged through the upcoming American Bicentennial and a wish to repair admire to the presidency throughout the arts.

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Lincoln's Ethics by Thomas Carson

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By Thomas Carson

in contrast to many very important leaders and old figures, Abraham Lincoln is mostly considered as a singularly reliable and morally virtuous man or woman. Lincoln's Ethics assesses Lincoln's ethical personality and his many morally fraught judgements concerning slavery and the rights of African-Americans, in addition to his activities and guidelines as commander in leader throughout the Civil conflict. a few of these judgements and rules were the topic of substantial feedback. Lincoln unquestionably possessed many very important ethical virtues, resembling kindness and magnanimity, to a really excessive measure. regardless of this, there also are grounds to question the goodness of his personality. Many fault him as a husband, father and son, and plenty of declare that he used to be a racist. Carson explains Lincoln's virtues and assesses those criticisms.

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The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace by David B. Woolner

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By David B. Woolner

A revealing portrait of the tip of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's lifestyles and presidency, laying off new gentle on how he made his momentous ultimate coverage decisions
The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly well-known, frequently seen as a interval of political motion the ultimate in American historical past. but as historian David B. Woolner unearths, the final hundred may well rather well surpass them in drama and consequence.
Drawing on new proof, Woolner indicates how FDR known as on each ounce of his diminishing power to pursue what mattered so much to him: the institution of the United international locations, the reinvigoration of the recent Deal, and the potential of a Jewish place of origin in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the standard distractions of workplace, a guy whose feel of private accountability for the yank humans bore seriously upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining future health FDR displayed impressive political expertise and foresight as he centred his energies on shaping the peace to come.

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Constantine the Emperor by David Potter

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By David Potter

No Roman emperor had a better effect at the glossy global than did Constantine. the reason being no longer easily that he switched over to Christianity, yet that he did so in a fashion that introduced his topics alongside after him. certainly, this significant new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is yet one function of a different administrative type that enabled him to take regulate of an empire beset through inner rebellions and exterior threats by means of Persians and Goths. The gigantic list of Constantine's management finds a central authority cautious in its workout of strength yet able to ruthless, even savage, activities. Constantine accomplished (or drove to suicide) his better half's father, brothers-in-law, his eldest son, and his as soon as cherished spouse. An remarkable normal all through his lifestyles, making plans a big attack at the Sassanian Empire in Persia even on his deathbed. along the visionary who believed that his luck got here from the direct intervention of his God resided an competitive warrior, a occasionally merciless accomplice, and an immensely smart ruler. those features mixed jointly in a protracted and noteworthy occupation, which restored the Roman Empire to its former glory.

Beginning together with his first biographer Eusebius, Constantine's photograph has been topic to distortion. more moderen revisions contain John Carroll's view of him because the highbrow ancestor of the Holocaust (Constantine's Sword) and Dan Brown's presentation of him because the guy who oversaw the reshaping of Christian historical past (The Da Vinci Code). In Constantine the Emperor, David Potter confronts every one of those skewed and partial bills to supply the main complete, authoritative, and readable account of Constantine's remarkable life.

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Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies by Kristie Miller

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By Kristie Miller

The other halves of Woodrow Wilson have been strikingly diversified from one another. Ellen Axson Wilson, quiet and highbrow, died after only a yr and a part within the White condominium and is believed to have had little influence on historical past. Edith Bolling Wilson was once flamboyant and assured yet left a legacy of controversy. but, as Kristie Miller exhibits, each one performed an important function within the White condo.

Miller provides a wealthy and intricate portrait of Wilson's other halves, person who compels us to re-evaluate our figuring out of either girls. Ellen comes into transparent concentration as an artist and highbrow who devoted her abilities to an formidable guy whose luck enabled her to have an important impression at the establishment of the 1st woman. Miller's evaluate of Edith Wilson is going past earlier flattering bills and demanding checks. She examines a lady who overstepped her position through hiding her husband's severe sickness to permit him to stay in place of work. yet, Miller concludes, Edith was once performing as she knew her husband may have wished.

Miller explains truly how those girls stimulated Woodrow Wilson's existence and occupation. yet she retains her concentrate on the ladies themselves, putting their issues and feelings within the foreground. She offers a balanced appraisal of every woman's strengths and weaknesses. She argues for Ellen's impression not just on her husband yet on next first women. She strives for an knowing of the debatable Edith, who observed herself as Wilson's valuable consultant and, a few might argue, acted as shadow president after his stroke. Miller additionally is helping us larger get pleasure from the position of Mary Allen Hulbert Peck, whose position as Wilson's "playmate" complemented that of Ellenbut used to be insupportable to Edith.

Especially simply because Woodrow Wilson is still one of many moststudied American presidents, the duty of spotting and knowing the effect of his better halves is a crucial one. Drawing broadly at the Woodrow Wilson papers and newly to be had fabric, Miller's ebook solutions that decision with a delicate and compelling narrative of ways deepest and public feelings interacted at a pivotal second within the heritage of first ladies.

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Poesía no eres tú. Obra poética (1984-1971) (Letras by Rosario Castellanos

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By Rosario Castellanos

Entre los hombres que lucharon contra el imperialismo estadunidense y a desire de una América Latina realmente independiente y soberana se cuenta a Juan José Arévalo Bermejo, presidente de Guatemala de 1945 a 1951. Lamentablemente, su figura ha caído en el olvido. Esta antología de sus textos nos da una muestra tanto de los ideales del político guatemalteco como de su capacidad como escritor.

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Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau: 1968-2000 by John English

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By John English

This incredible moment quantity, written with specific entry to Trudeau’s inner most papers and letters, completes what the Globe and Mail referred to as “the such a lot illuminating Trudeau portrait but written” — sweeping us from sixties’ Trudeaumania to his ultimate days whilst he debated his faith.

His existence is certainly one of Canada’s so much engrossing tales. John English unearths how for Trudeau kind used to be as very important as substance, and the way the arguable public determine intertwined with the charismatic inner most guy and devoted father. He lines Trudeau’s deep friendships (with ladies specially, lots of them gifted artists, like Barbra Streisand) and sour enmities; his marriage and relatives tragedy. He illuminates his strengths and weaknesses — from Trudeaumania to political disenchantment, from his electrifying reaction to the kidnappings through the October problem, to his all-important patriation of the Canadian structure, and his evolution to influential elder statesman.

From the Hardcover edition.

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