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Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline KennedyThe annotated transcription and original audio for the 1964 interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy on her experiences and impressions as the wife of John F. Kennedy, offering an intimate and detailed account of the man and his times. In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the first time, they can be heard and read in this deluxe, illustrated book and 8-CD set.
Introduced and annotated by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss, these interviews will add an exciting new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of President Kennedy and his time and make the past come alive through the words and voice of an eloquent eyewitness to history.

Hardcover with 8 CDs: 400 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books, 2011

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Clinton in Exile: A President Out of the White House
Carol Felsenthal

Clinton in ExileOnce the most powerful and famous man in the world, Bill Clinton has moved on and off the public stage. Noted biographer Felsenthal has interviewed more than 175 of the former president’s friends, associates, and sometime enemies to offer a fascinating and up-to-date portrait of this important man.

Based on more than 150 interviews with the former president’s friends, associates, and sometimes enemies, “Clinton in Exile” takes readers from Clinton’s last hours in office, through his indulgent personal life and well-publicized humanitarian efforts, to his front-of-camera and behind-the-scenes coordination of his wife’s presidential campaign. This is a fascinating and textured portrait of one of the most towering, intriguing, and deeply controversial figures of our time.

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Haper Paperbacks, 2009

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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Joseph J. Ellis

American SphinxFollowing his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy, “American Sphinx” is “history at its best” (“Chicago Tribune”). Winner of the National Book Award.

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage Books, 1998

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A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster
Wendy Moffat

Great Unrecorded HistoryE. M. Forster’s homosexuality was the central fact of his life. Between Wilde’s imprisonment and the Stonewall riots, Forster led a long, strange, and imaginative life as a gay man. He preserved a vast archive of his private life—a history of gay experience he believed would find its audience in a happier time. Seeing Forster’s life through the lens of his sexuality, Wendy Moffat’s biography offers us a dramatic new view—revealing his astuteness as a social critic, his political bravery, and his prophetic vision of gay intimacy. “A Great Unrecorded History “casts fresh light on one of the most beloved writers of the twentieth century.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition, 2011

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In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson

In the Garden of BeastsThe time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. Written by the bestselling author of “Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts” lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity.

Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Crown, 2011

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