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Sculptor David Kresz Rubins's 1969 "Young Abe Lincoln" statue Abraham Lincoln, the nation's 16th president during the American Civil War of the 1860s, in front of the government center in Indianapolis, Indiana's capital city | Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.|Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:103-1).|Forms part of the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

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This portrait bust of George Washington is a timeless replica of the first American US President. In 1784, the Congress of Virginia passed a resolution to have a statue of President Washington made for the State Capitol. Governor Harrison authorized Thomas Jefferson, then Minister to France, to select a European artist he considered worthy of this task. Benjamin Franklin was consulted and the choice fell upon Antoine Houdon, the foremost portrait sculptor of his time. In July 1785, Houdon…

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An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracyFew presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership. He introduced the bills separating church and state and mandating free public education. He departed from the strict…

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With the passing of President George H. W. Bush, the American people lost a former leader, an exemplary citizen and a beacon of grace and humility. This 100-page, special edition from Newsweek commemorates the former commander in chief's entire life, from his early years in the Navy to his journey to the White House to his charitable post-presidency achievements. Featuring rare photos and archive interviews, this is the issue for anyone looking to honor his legacy.Newsweek: George HW Bush…

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America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil WarAbraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood…

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The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents in a chronicle sparkling with anecdote and wit.Leuchtenburg offers a nuanced assessment of their conduct in office, preoccupations, and temperament. His book presents countless moments of high…

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The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at homeJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961—the youngest man ever elected to the office—and he personified what he called the "New Frontier" as the United States entered the 1960s.But as Alan Brinkley shows in this…

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A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young republic, George Washington was the most illustrious public man of his time, a man whose image today is the result of the careful grooming of his public persona to include the themes of character, self-sacrifice, and destiny. As Washington sought to interpret the Constitution's…

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Beautifully sculpted in stunning detail, this Ronald Reagan 12"H Animal Busts Sculpture from XoticBrands Home Décor is a delightful addition for their unique looks alone. Each piece is beautifully handcrafted in the USA of either fiberglass or Fiberstone with intricate detail and features of an elegant finish of an artisan. Each piece is carefully designed to enhance the look of your home. - Dimensions: 7.0"W 4.0"D 12.0"H - Material: Fiberglass. Fiberglass offers less weight (reduced…

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