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    • William Howard Taft

    • The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913
    • By: Jeffrey Rosen, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Sean Wilentz
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    William Howard Taft never wanted to be president and yearned to serve as chief justice of the United States. In this assessment, author Jeffrey Rosen reveals Taft's crucial role in shaping how America balances populism against the rule of law. Taft approached each decision as president by asking whether it comported with the Constitution, seeking to put Roosevelt's activist executive orders on firm legal grounds. But unlike Roosevelt, who thought the president could do anything the Constitution didn't forbid, Taft insisted he could do only what the Constitution explicitly allowed.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Concise Biography

    • By Jean on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Disuniting of America

    • Reflections on a Multicultural Society
    • By: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In this powerfully argued essay, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. examines the the lessons of one polyglot country after another tearing itself apart or on the brink of doing so, and points out troubling new evidence that multiculturalism gone awry here in the United States threatens to do the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Defending the Exceptional American Experiment

    • By Michael on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • William McKinley

    • By: Kevin Phillips, Arthur M. Schlesinger
    • Narrated by: Richard Rohan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60

    By any serious measurement, best-selling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one of eight presidents who, either in the White House or on the battlefield, stood as principals in successful wars, and he was among the six or seven to take office in what became recognized as a major realignment of the U.S. party system.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking

    • By Jean on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Founding Fathers

    • By: Joyce Appleby, James McGregor Burns, Susan Dunn, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Rohan
    • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    The Founding Fathers series, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., examines the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A well presented short series

    • By Hal VT on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Bill Clinton

    • The American Presidents
    • By: Michael Tomasky, Sean Wilentz - editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. - editor
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most talented politicians of his age, but he inspired enmity of such intensity that his opponents would stop at nothing to destroy him. He was the first Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to win two successive presidential elections, but he was also the first president since Andrew Johnson to be impeached.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The good, the bad, the ugly

    • By EasyReader on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $20.97