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    • Eisenhower vs. Warren

    • The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties
    • By: James F. Simon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In Eisenhower vs. Warren, two-time New York Times Notable Book author James F. Simon examines the years of strife between them that led Eisenhower to say that his biggest mistake as president was appointing that "dumb son of a bitch Earl Warren." This momentous, poisonous relationship is presented here at last in one volume. Compellingly written, Eisenhower vs. Warren brings to vivid life the clash that continues to reverberate in political and constitutional debates today. 

    Regular price: $31.49

    • What Kind of Nation

    • Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States
    • By: James F. Simon
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this dramatic and fully accessible account of these titans of the early republic and their fiercely held ideas, James F. Simon brings to life the early history of the nation and sheds new light on the highly charged battle to balance the powers of the federal government and the rights of the states. A fascinating look at two of the nation's greatest statesmen and shrewdest politicians, What Kind of Nation presents a cogent, unbiased assessment of their lasting impact on American government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but a bit too biased for me

    • By Diana Black Kennedy on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney

    • Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers
    • By: James F. Simon
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and Lincoln's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. Lincoln and Taney's bitter disagreements began with Taney's Dred Scott opinion in 1857, when the chief justice declared that the Constitution did not grant the black man any rights that the white man was bound to honor.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • a rehash without much new

    • By D. Littman on 11-25-06

    Regular price: $24.49