Search Results: "Arthur Schlesinger Jr."


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THE LETTERS OF ARTHUR SCHLESINGER, JR. by Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A treasure trove that enriches understanding of some of the men and women who helped shape events from World War II to the present."
An insightful, unique view of the multiple Pulitzer-winning liberal icon Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 1973

"But withal, Schlesinger has seemingly effortlessly traced the rise of the autocratic White House and that is sufficient."
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. will be read because he is Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1939

"It is objectively written, but contains many rather abstract disquisitions."
A man forgotten — who 50 years ago was constantly on the battlefields of religion, philosophy, social science, politics, his weapons a trenchant pen and a ready flow of oratory. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1963

"For the faculty clubs."
As a historian Professor Schlesinger has sired some significant scholarship; as a father he's also sired one of President Kennedy's hot-shot Special Assistants; nevertheless, his In Retrospect is about as invigorating as a Class Report. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 17, 1963

"Still, a revealing, rewarding good general guide."
A two-volume safari into the paths of America's intellectual evolution, one which cuts some whackingly good, and not-so-good, swaths from the Colonial wilderness to the New Frontier. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 1972

"Just in time for this year's encounter with history."
Fifteen essays by historians like Link and Freidel culled from the comprehensive four-volume History of American Presidential Elections (1971) which analyze crucial American presidential elections between 1789 and 1964. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1949

"A difficult but important book."
Pulitzer Prize winner (with his Age of Jackson) and probably the youngest important historian in the United States, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. here speaks for a generation that came too late to fall under the spell of the Communist dream, and that now views with alarm the decadence of Communism seizing hold of vast tracts of Europe and Asia. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1965

"The public should do no less."
The remainder of the title of this timely reissue, somewhat revised from 1951, is "And the Future of American Foreign Policy." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 1950

"An essay which has both political and philosophical, historical and contemporary significance."
By one of the leading, interpretative historians of our time, this short study was made possible by the Haynes' Foundation and is an informed, stimulating consideration of the reform impulse in America, from its first upsurge in 1841 with Emerson to its abiding vitality derived from the Declaration of Independence. Read full book review >

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THE CHALLENGE by Arthur M. Schlesinger
Released: June 15, 1956

"Not to be missed by any person with a potential interest in the subject."
In Schlesinger's view, Roosevelt is the summation of an era in American, social, political and economic life. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 29, 1965

"Both have written that seldom book — the one you have to read and will probably want at home."
This and Sorensen's Kennedy (p. 860) will continue to stand out long after the discussion of whether or not "instant history" is a valid, or even ethical, form. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 19, 1967

"Incisive, clarifying, calm, Mr. Schlesinger deals with the situation from a position of informed authority in relation to the seats of power; of the many, this is the one book on Vietnam which appears to hold a usable key in this connection, to provide a move acceptable to the administration."
Why we are in Vietnam is today a question of mainly historical interest. Read full book review >