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For the Survival of Democracy: Franklin Roosevelt and the World Crisis of the 1930s

By: Alonzo L. Hamby

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Free Press: January 2004

Seller ID: 17652

ISBN: 0684843404

Condition: New


Franklin D. Roosevelt is remembered as one of America's greatest presidents, a leader who guided us through depression and war. Yet for the period prior to World War II, we rarely think of him in a global context, active as an extraordinary international figure during the crisis years that destroyed the old order and catalyzed the changes that created the world we still inhabit. Truly, it was a time of struggle for the survival of democracy. In "For the Survival of Democracy," master historian Alonzo Hamby offers a gripping and revisionist comparative history of this turbulent era, allowing... View more info

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The President Travels by Train: Politics and Pullmans

By: Bob Withers

Price: $39.95

Publisher: TLC Publishing: November 1996

Seller ID: 17659

ISBN: 1883089174

Condition: New


The fascinating story of railroad travel by presidents of the U.S. from the very earliest period, when John Quincy Adams was the first to ride a train, to Bill Clinton's recent journeys aboard the rails. At one time, the private Pullman car on a special train was for the president what Air Force One is today, allowing him freedom to make important trips, campaign for re-election, and to do the nation's business wherever he was needed. A superbly researched text is supplemented with many rare photographs of the golden age of presidential travel under Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman in the 1... View more info

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

By: Jared Cohen

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: April 2019

Seller ID: 18218

ISBN: 1501109820

Condition: New


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JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President

By: Thurston Clarke

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Penguin Press: July 2013

Seller ID: 8953

ISBN: 159420425X

Condition: New


A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK's last hundred days that asks what might have been Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy's legend endures. Noted author and historian Thurston Clarke argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been. As we approach the anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, JFK's Last Hundred Days reexamines the last months of the president's life to show a man in the midst of great change, finally on the cusp of making good on his extraordinary promise. Kennedy's last hundred days began just after the death of two-day-old Pa... View more info