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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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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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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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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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Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Literature
by Fred Kaplan
An absorbing study of the evolution of sentiment in Victorian life and literatureWhat 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 in...
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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War
by Fred Kaplan
The acclaimed biographer, with a thought-provoking exploration of how Abraham Lincoln’s and John Quincy Adams’ experiences with slavery and race shaped their differing viewpoints, provides both perceptive insights into these two great presidents and a revealing perspective on race relations in modern America. Lincoln, who in...
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