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John Quincy Adams: American Visionary
by Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams , an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history—a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; History
Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
by Fred Kaplan
“Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln offers penetrating insights on Lincoln’s ability to explain complex ideas in language accessible to a broad range of readers and listeners.” — James M. McPherson, The New York Review of Books “A fine, invaluable book. . . . Certain to become essential to our understanding of the 16th president. ....
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; Historical Bios & Memoirs
Gore Vidal: A Biography
by Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan’s insightful biography of the inimitable and brilliant Gore Vidal Few writers of recent memory have distinguished themselves in so many fields, and so consummately, as Gore Vidal. A prolific novelist, Vidal also wrote for film and theater, and became a classic essayist of his own time, delivering prescient analyses of...
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Dickens: A Biography
by Fred Kaplan
The engaging biography of one of the most celebrated and enduring authors of Western literature Charles Dickens grew up in harsh poverty and became one of the world’s most beloved authors. Biographer Fred Kaplan takes a brilliant, multifaceted approach in his examination of Dickens’s life: his fraught marriage and...
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The Singular Mark Twain: A Biography
by Fred Kaplan
In this magisterial full-scale biography of America’s greatest storyteller and satirist, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Fred Kaplan refashions our image of Mark Twain and etches a vibrant portrait of a singular personality who created some of the most memorable literary characters of our culture. He coined the phrase...
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Thomas Carlyle: A Biography
by Fred Kaplan
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist: A portrait of the Victorian writer and historian Thomas Carlyle. A Pulitzer finalist that draws upon years of research and unpublished letters,  Thomas Carlyle  examines the life of the Victorian genius. Carlyle was the author of  Sartor Resartus  and  The French Revolution: A...
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Henry James: The Imagination of Genius, A Biography
by Fred Kaplan
A stunning biography of the magisterial author behind  The Portrait of a Lady  and  The Ambassadors Henry James is an absorbing portrait of one of the most complex and influential nineteenth-century American writers. Fred Kaplan examines James’s brilliant and troubled family—from his brother, a famous psychologist, to his...
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Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Literature
by Fred Kaplan
An absorbing study of the evolution of sentiment in Victorian life and literature What is sentimentality, and where did it come from? For acclaimed scholar and biographer Fred Kaplan, the seeds were planted by the British moral philosophers of the eighteenth century. The Victorians gained from them a theory of human nature, a belief...
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