Avid Reader Press
A wide-ranging treasury of presidential writings is comprised of history-shaping and lesser-known speeches, excerpts, and personal notes, from Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and FDR's "Infamy" speech to JFK's "Profiles in Courage" and Barack Obama's "Dreams of My Father."
Princeton University Press
"Whatever sense of hope the Founder Fathers may have felt at the new government's birth, almost none of them carried that optimism to their graves. Franklin survived to see the Constitution in action for only a single year, but most of the founders who lived into the nineteenth century came to feel deep anxiety, disappointment, and even despair about the government and the nation that they had helped to create. Indeed, by the end of their lives many...