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The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #4

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2012

by Robert A. Caro

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN...


The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Pulitzer Prize for History 2011

by Eric Foner

“A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account...


Washington: A Life

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2011

by Ron Chernow

A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.

Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides...


American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2009

by Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated...


Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2004, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography 2003

by William Taubman

Shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award: "The book is a gift, as fascinating as it is important."—Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs The definitive biography of the mercurial Soviet leader who...


Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2002

by Robert A. Caro

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve...


Theodore Rex

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2001

by Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR”...


Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1884-1933

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1992

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

The central volume in the definitive biography of America's most important First Lady. "Engrossing" (Boston Globe).

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Three, 1938-1962, will be published in November. Volume Two covers...


Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson II

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #2

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography 1990

by Robert A. Caro

Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most...


A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography 1989

by Geoffrey C. Ward

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt’s...


The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson I

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #1

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 1982

by Robert A. Caro

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy,...


Grant

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1982

by William S. McFeely

"Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The seminal biography of one of America's towering,...


The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1980

by Edmund Morris

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Thirty years ago, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Although Theodore...


A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1966

by Jr.", Arthur M. "Schlesinger

As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration. Schlesinger’s close relationship with...