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Personal character profiles of Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pope John Paul II, Elie Wiesel, Nelson Mandela.

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Liva Baker's biography of judge and legal scholar, Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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Neil Baldwin's Edison: Inventing the Century is the first biography of one of the seminal figures in our history to examine him as both myth and man, assessing his remarkable accomplishments while taking thorough measure of the paradoxes of his…

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For more than a century, Americans have been captivated by the legend of General George Armstrong Custer. Since the end of the long afternoon of June 25, 1876, when his small band of 267 men faced some 3,000 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors in a remote…

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In this important and highly readable biography of John C. Calhoun, Irving Bartlett sees a man almost unique in American history, a lifelong politician who was also a profound political philosopher. Born on the South Carolina frontier, Calhoun grew…

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Notes and underlinings: Basbane's family, acknowledgment of collectors, librarians, booksellers. Stephen Blumberg stole from 268 libraries, worth $20 million. Stole to keep, not sell. Gentlest of infirmities, bibliomania. Oral histories, parts 1…

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In 1957 Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board Education, she was one of nine teenagers chosen to…

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The wife of Ronald Reagan's former press secretary describes life with her husband before and after he was shot by John Hinckley, the circumstances that led her to become a gun control activist, and her own battle with lung cancer.

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Edmund Morris stands in front of a painted profile of President Ronald Reagan which hangs on the wall of his Capitol Hill townhouse. The painting is by Tom Bostelle. Morris wrote Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan.

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Juan Williams in the Supreme Court of the United States. A portrait of Thurgood Marshall hangs behind him.

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Feminist activist Betty Friedan in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Behind her is a 26,000-pound sculpture of Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, all three leaders in the woman's movement. Following an act of Congress, the…
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