Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Another interesting book by Schlesinger,The Imperial Presidency,http://books.google.com/books?id=zbLO9aNL6ncC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+imperial+presidency&hl=lt&ei=HMjxTaWJI8ydOo702ZgD&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
Of the three books above, Leuchtenburg is available and only through loan from a suburban high school. I wonder if that school will be open this summer (?). Remember a while ago when we discussed the possibility of discussing this:Walt Whitman's America : a cultural biography by David S. Reynoldshttp://www.amazon.com/Walt-Whitmans-America-Cultural-Biography/dp/0679767096I meant to read it a while ago but only managed a portion of it. In fact, I also suggested that we consider reading "Leaves of Grass'' which is something I tried but somehow couldn't quite make heads or tales about it.
Hard to believe Schlesinger's books aren't available through your library. Those are classics.I was tempted by the Whitman biography when it came out, but we settled on Emerson.