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Public and Private: Twenty Years of Photographing the Presidency
Public and Private: Twenty Years of Photographing the Presidency
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History
Extraordinary images from Time magazine's award-winning White House photographer, Diana Walker, offer unprecedented access to both the public and private sides of six Presidencies, from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush. Missing no detail, Walker's expert lens has captured world leaders, Congressional insiders, the White House press corps, and family moments away from the spotlight, including the Bushes at Kennebunkport and Bill and Hillary Clinton on safari in Botswana. Humorous and heartbreaking, joyful and serious, these revealing images provide a new and unexpected understanding of leaders we thought we knew so well. With a foreword by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss, memories and perspectives contributed by the photographs' subjects, and Walker's own anecdotes, Public & Private is a unique and fascinating contribution to the record of America's highest office.
$29.95
$6.99
The President's Photographer
The President's Photographer
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Category: Books/Photography

The official companion to the November 2010 National Geographic special, The President's Photographer is the intimate story of the men and women who are both visual historians and key links between the public and the Presidents. Like the film, this behind-the-scenes invitation features the images and recollections of the nine professioals wh have served as official White House photograhers. (President John F. Kennedy appointed the first, Cecil Stoughton, in 1960; all predecessors were with the U.S. Navy or Park Service).


$35.00
Dear Mr. President - Hardcover
Dear Mr. President - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

From Civil War era letters to emails from space, Dear Mr. President showcases a unique and touching collection of heartwarming, and often heartbreaking, correspondence from famous and infamous people to the most important man in the United States. Culled from the extensive holdings of the National Archives, this carefully selected collection of letters spans from the earliest days of the Republic to the present. Dear Mr. President reproduces 75 letters from everyday citizens and some quite famous people: John Glenn, Elvis Presley, Walt Disney, Ho Chi Minh, Nikita Kruschev, Upton Sinclair, John Steinbeck, Robert Kennedy, and many more. Savor this charming walk through American history through the eyes of ordinary and extraordinary people writing to their President.


$20.00
George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules of Civility that George Washington learned when he was a child, this book focuses on 50 of George's maxims, ranging from table manners to polite conversation to being a good citizen. Because the Rules of Civility are centuries old, this book also includes "translations" of the rules into contemporary and witty, kid-friendly explanations that any young reader can relate to. Paired with laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is a sure-fire guide to excellent etiquette.


$14.99
George vs. George - Hardcover
George vs. George - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Author-illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer takes a unique and lively approach to the story of the American Revolution by weaving the tale around two quite similar leaders—George Washington and King George III—with two very different viewpoints. In contrast to many American history books, George vs. George allows kids to view the events from both sides—with a pinch of humor. Impeccably researched narrative and detailed full-color paintings show glimpses of life in both England and Colonial America and present a broad view of the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.


$16.95
$12.99
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
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This handsomely illustrated volume commemorates Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday and gives rare insight into the President who shook the world. This is the official book of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), its pages offering stories, anecdotes, and never-before-seen images and artifacts from the museum's vault.


$35.00
Collision with History
Collision with History
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History
On patrol in the Pacific in 1943, a U.S. Navy vessel is cut in half by an enemy destroyer. Its young skipper saves most of his crew, despite his own injuries… and goes on to become President of the United States. In this riveting new book, Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard takes you on his quest for John F. Kennedy's lost boat, PT-109. Archival photographs and personal stories bear witness to wartime danger and heroism.
$19.95
$14.99
Thomas Jefferson Travels - Softcover
Thomas Jefferson Travels - Softcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Acclaimed travel and adventure expert Anthony Brandt illuminates Jefferson's inspiring voice, restless imagination and penetrating intelligence, drawing on his voluminous travel diaries and personal correspondence to reveal the man himself and the world in which he played such a vital role.


$15.95
$11.99
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Biography

Learn all about George Washington, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This National Geographic level 2 reader is carefully crafted for kids who have begun to read independently and written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the historians of tomorrow.


$3.99
Dear First Lady - Softcover
Dear First Lady - Softcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Following the success of their collaboration Dear Mr. President, Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson joined forces again to produce this charming collection of correspondence to and from First Ladies during their time in the White House.


$14.95
$9.95