June 28, 2013

John Taliaferro spoke about his book, All the Great Prizes, at Politics & Prose on Friday, June 28, 2013.

The range of John Hay’s remarkable life considered by Taliaferro’s biography covers the statesman’s tenure as Lincoln’s private secretary to his years as Secretary of State under presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay (1838-1905) also knew Gilded Age figures such as Mark Twain and Horace Greeley, and in his personal life he vied with Henry Adams for the romantic attentions of one Madame X, a Washington society hostess.

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ISBN: 9781416597346
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 27th, 2014

June 18, 2013

Joseph J. Ellis spoke about his book, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

The summer of 1776 was a busy time for the American colonies. As the Continental Congress discussed an independent future, Britain sent a massive armada, which cruised menacingly off Staten Island in July. Ellis, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning biographer and historian, traces the chain of events that built momentum for the Revolution.

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ISBN: 9780307946379
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Published: Vintage - June 3rd, 2014

June 7, 2013

Steve Vogel spoke about his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation, at Politics & Prose on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Before 9/11, before Pearl Harbor, there was the burning of Washington in 1814. Led by British Admiral Cockburn, English soldiers looted the capital, forcing President Madison to flee. For six weeks the fate of the nation hung in the balance. Vogel, a Washington Post reporter specializing in military affairs and author of The Pentagon, recounts in vivid detail how the U.S. emerged victorious, with a renewed sense of purpose—and a national anthem.

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ISBN: 9780812981391
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 27th, 2014