Eminent Lives: The Presidents Collection CD Set: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant

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Eminent Lives in american political history

A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.

George Washington: The Founding Father

Celebrated journalist and historian Paul Johnson paints a vivid portrait of George Washington as a young entrepreneur, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and wise president.

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

Internationally renowned writer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens explores the life of Thomas Jefferson within the context of America's evolution, bringing him to life as both a man of his time and as a visionary who could see beyond it.

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero

Legendary editor and bestselling author Michael Korda provides a shrewd but sympathetic portrait of Ulysses S. Grant's successes and failures -- both military and political -- as he guided America through a crucial juncture in its history.

Read by Sam Tsoutsouvas

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About the Author:

James Atlas has been an editor for the New York Times Book Review and the New York Times Magazine and a staff writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic. He is the founder of Atlas Books and the general editor of the Eminent Lives series. His other books include Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, Bellow: A Biography, and a novel, The Great Pretender. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City.

From AudioFile:

Historical material often comes across as dry and dull in audio. The Eminent Lives in American Political History series avoids this pitfall. In these histories of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ulysses S. Grant, the authors have crafted portraits that capture the presidents and their personalities. Sam Tsoutsouvas lends an authoritative tone to the collection, seemingly mixing history and theater to afford the listener a glimpse into critical historic events, and the people who shaped them. Tsoutsouvas embraces the opportunity to display emotion. As a result, Eminent Lives is an ideal way to learn that although these presidents were "human," they were also willing to make decisions that would reverberate for generations. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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