Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan is a Hazara -- a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship written against a backdrop of a rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed.
Ronald Reagan is an American success story. From modest beginnings in a small midwestern town to a distinguished career in films and television, he lived the American dream; as governor of California and as the century's most popular president, he embodied and revitalized the American spirit. Now in this dramatic and revealing biography, he recounts both his life and his beliefs with uncompromising candor and his familiar wit -- a richly detailed, definitive account of a great and historic presidency and of a unique American Life. Read by Ronald Reagan.
Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, No Ordinary Time relates the unique story of how Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation to victory against seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor's essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society.
Using diaries, interviews, and White House records, Goodwin paints an intimate portrait of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime, and the Roosevelts' extraordinary constellation of friends, advisers, and family.
Watch the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 is unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.
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Team of Rivals: Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
When Abraham Lincoln won the presidential nomination from the Republican National Convention, his rivalswere dismayed and angry. Each had energetically sought the presidency as the onflict over slavery was leeding to secession and civil war.Yet, Lincoln had an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war.