Search Results: "Richard Brookhiser"


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FOUNDERS' SON by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"For years now, Brookhiser has helped bring the Founders back to life, precisely Lincoln's purpose as the president contemplated for his country a new birth of freedom, 'the old freedom' they envisioned in 1776 but couldn't quite perfect."
An author who specializes in biographies of the Founders looks at their influence on our 16th president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Right book, right author."
National Review senior editor Brookhiser (George Washington on Leadership, 2008, etc.) recalls his writing life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ON LEADERSHIP by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Unexceptional wisdom breezily packaged."
From a journalist and historian specializing in the lives of the Founders, lessons in leadership drawn from the plantation, military and political career of George Washington. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Brookhiser elegantly undermines his subjects even as he sympathetically records their importance as a crucial link between Americans of several generations and their national past."
A concise history of four famous men from the house of Adams. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

An elegant overview of the life of this nation's founding father. Read full book review >

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JAMES MADISON by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A useful introduction to a man who is often outshone by his presidential predecessors but who nevertheless was instrumental in creating our modern political system."
Brookhiser (Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement, 2009, etc.) explores America's tangled two-party political system and the man instrumental in creating it, James Madison (1751-1836). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2003

"Brookhiser might have done more to examine the text with an eye to that question, but this remains a balanced and thoroughly interesting study of the man and his time all the same."
Third in National Review senior editor Brookhiser's series on the heroes of the American Revolution (Founding Father, 1996; Alexander Hamilton, American, 1999). Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AMERICAN by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Hamilton has gained a fair, sympathetic, and always objective biographer—and a biography for our time. (History Book Club selection)"
A compact, compelling biography of one of the greatest, though comparatively overlooked, of the nation's founders. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >