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Annette Gordon-Reed (Author) Arthur M. Schlesinger (Editor)
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Product Details

$31.00  $28.52
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
January 18, 2011
5.7 X 0.8 X 8.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Annette Gordon-Reed is the author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History and the National Book Award. She holds three appointments at Harvard University: professor of law at Harvard Law School, professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. A MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, she is also the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy; the coauthor with Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., of Vernon Can Read!; and the editor of Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History. She lives in New York City.


"In this short and brilliantly written book, award-winning author Gordon-Reed ... argues that the nation went from the best President to the worst during this most crucial period of its history." --Library Journal

"In a short biography, all bases can be covered, but the author is still left to exercise the tone of a personal essay, which this author accomplishes brilliantly." --Booklist (starred review)

"A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War." --Kirkus Reviews