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Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida HarperCollins e-books (May 17, 2011)

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


The Notes

by Ronald Reagan HarperCollins (May 10, 2011)

Ronald Reagan left behind a legacy that America willnever forget. Now, in this one-of-a-kind collection of his most intimatethoughts, his favorite quotations by others, and his own most collectiblejokes, all...


The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved

by Christopher Andersen Gallery Books (October 28, 2014)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic look into the lives of the Kennedys—including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night...


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

by Barbara Leaming St. Martin's Press (October 28, 2014)

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

The untold story of how one woman's life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma.

Barbara Leaming's extraordinary and deeply sensitive...


Reagan's Journey

by Margot Morrell Threshold Editions (May 03, 2011)

A RENOWNED LEADERSHIP EXPERT EXAMINES THE LIFE OF R ONALD REAGAN, EXTRACTING THE KEY C OMPONENTS OF HIS IMMENSE S UCCESS—PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL—AND OFFERS AN ILLUMINATING MODEL F OR LEADERS AND MANAGERS...


Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

by Jack E. Levin Threshold Editions (September 09, 2014)

Jack E. Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of George Washington: The Crossing, presents a beautifully designed chronicle—complete with maps, portraits, and other Civil War illustrations—detailing...


Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War

by Todd Brewster Scribner (September 09, 2014)

“A masterful psychological portrait” (George Stephanopoulos) of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, when he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil...


The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

by Joseph A. Califano Touchstone (July 01, 2014)

From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (The New York Times Book Review) that’s...


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince Blood Moon Productions (May 30, 2014)

Despite her unprecedented fame, most Americans know very few details about Jackie's emotional and romantic life in the aftermath of her marriages to and American president and subsequently to one of the world's...


Playing President: My Close Ecounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush

by Robert Scheer Akashic Books (May 01, 2006)

Award-wnning L.A. Times columnist Scheer offers unique insider perspectives on every president from Nixon to Bush Jr.


Dwight D. Eisenhower

by Tom Wicker & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

An American icon and hero faces a nation--and a world--in transition

A bona-fide American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office...


American Ideal: Theodore Roosevelt's Search for American Individualism

by Paul M. Rego Lexington Books (April 28, 2008)

This book takes Theodore Roosevelt seriously as a man of ideas, a thinker who was deeply committed to addressing the problems of his generation. It also is a study of TR as a leader, one who used rhetoric and...


Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency

by Elizabeth Smith Brownstein Wiley (August 01, 2005)

The Lincolns spent the summer of 1862 north of the White House at the Soldiers' Home. The lush, cool hill overlooking the squalid capital promised the Lincolns an escape from the "city of stink." Despite fears...


First Fathers: The Men Who Inspired Our Presidents

by Harold I. Gullan Wiley (April 01, 2004)

A compelling introduction to the fathers of America's presidents

After so much literature about first ladies and first families, here finally is a fascinating book focused on the fathers of our presidents. This...


The Jimmy Carter Library

by Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster (March 25, 2014)

This ebook boxed set includes the following: A Call to Action, Beyond the White House, Our Endangered Values, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture,...


Nixon Volume III

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

In Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, Stephen E. Ambrose completes his acclaimed biography of the man many historians call the most fascinating politician in American history: Richard Milhous Nixon.

Rarely...


Nixon Volume II

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose’s biography of one of the most complex and puzzling US presidents at the apogee of his career, rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of...


Nixon Volume I

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the life of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon. From his difficult boyhood and earnest youth to bis ruthless...


Eisenhower Volume I

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Dwight D. Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, and most objective rendering...


Eisenhower

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier...


Eisenhower Volume II

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Eisenhower: The President, the second and concluding volume of Stephen Ambrose's brilliant biography, is the first assessment of a postwar President based on access to the entire record. It covers a wide range...


William and Kate

by Christopher Andersen Gallery Books (November 22, 2010)

With a new chapter on the birth of the royal baby and 17 new photos, the complete story of the romance and marriage of William and Kate and their son, George Alexander Louis Windsor, His Royal Highness Prince...


James K. Polk

by John Seigenthaler & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (March 11, 2014)

The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy

James K. Polk was a shrewd and decisive commander in chief, the youngest president elected...


The Kennedy Detail

by Lisa McCubbin, Gerald Blaine & Clint Hill Gallery Books (November 02, 2010)

The New York Times bestselling and extraordinary true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as told by the Secret Service agents who were firsthand...


Presidential Facts for Fun! Washington to Polk

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (February 22, 2013)

In Presidential Facts for Fun! Washington to Polk, you'll find a veritable library of information about numerous American presidents, all of which is presented in a fun, game-like format. The book contains numerous...


Jefferson's Demons

by Michael Knox Beran Free Press (May 11, 2010)

"I have often wondered for what good end the sensations of Grief could be intended."

-- Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson suffered during his life from periodic bouts of dejection and despair, shadowed intervals...


When Trumpets Call

by Patricia O'Toole Simon & Schuster (March 01, 2005)

A remarkable portrait of one of our most remarkable presidents, When Trumpets Call focuses on Theodore Roosevelt's life after the White House. TR had reveled in his power and used it to enlarge the scope of...


Vaclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern Age

by James F. Pontuso Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 19, 2004)

More than any other public figure, VOclav Havel has reflected on the opportunities and dilemmas facing humankind as a result of the collapse of Communism. In VOclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern...


Tear Down This Wall

by Romesh Ratnesar Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history....


The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President

by Taylor Branch Simon & Schuster (September 29, 2009)

Taylor Branch’s groundbreaking book about the modern presidency, The Clinton Tapes, invites readers into private dialogue with a gifted, tormented, resilient president. Here is what President Clinton thought...


An American Life

by Ronald Reagan Simon & Schuster (November 15, 1990)

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

Few presidents...


New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

by Burton W. Folsom Threshold Editions (November 04, 2008)

A sharply critical new look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency reveals government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression -- and are still hurting America today.

In this shocking...


George Washington

by James MacGregor Burns, Susan Dunn & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (December 17, 2013)

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...


Five Days in November

by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin Gallery Books (November 19, 2013)

Don’t miss the New York Times bestseller Five Days in November, where Secret Service agent Clint Hill tells the stories behind the iconic images of those five infamous, tragic days surrounding JFK’s assassination,...


The Man He Became

by James Tobin Simon & Schuster (November 12, 2013)

Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion, and myth—Franklin...


Theodore Roosevelt

by Louis Auchincloss & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (November 12, 2013)

An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century

The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing...


An Imperfect God

by Henry Wiencek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 12, 2013)

An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery

When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free;...


Heart

by Dick Cheney & Jonathan Reiner Scribner (October 22, 2013)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, share the story of Cheney’s thirty-five-year battle with heart disease—providing insight into the incredible medical...


Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life and Times

by Ann Covell Hamilton Books (February 12, 2013)

This book offers insight into the life of Jane Appleton, wife of President Franklin Pierce. Through family letters and anecdotes, it details Jane’s complex life and family history. This book also reveals the...


Thomas Jefferson

by Joyce Appleby & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (November 05, 2013)

An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy

Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding...


November 22, 1963: Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News…

by Laura Hansen & Jodie Elliott Hansen St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

An extensive collection of intimate accounts from average citizens and celebrities alike, reflecting on John F. Kennedy's assassination for the fiftieth commemoration of the tragic event

November 22, 1963 --...


Nasser

by Said K. Aburish St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

Since the death of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970 there has been no ideology to capture the imagination of the Arab world except Islamic fundamentalism. Any sense of completely secular Arab states...


Franco

by Gabrielle Ashford Hodges St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

General Francisco Franco came to prominence during the days of David Lloyd George and Woodrow Wilson and was able to cling to absolute political power until his death in 1975. Over his fifty-year career, he...


Missiles in Cuba: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the 1962 Crisis

by Mark J. White Ivan R. Dee (February 01, 1998)

The causes and consequences of the 1962 crisis as well as a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation, based on up-to-date scholarship and newly released documents. American Ways Series.


A Cruel and Shocking Act

by Philip Shenon Henry Holt and Co. (October 29, 2013)

A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation

The questions have haunted our nation for half a century:...


Clinton, Inc.

by Daniel Halper Broadside e-books (July 22, 2014)

Weekly Standard editor Daniel Halper provides a meticulously researched account of the brilliant calculations, secret deals, and occasionally treacherous maneuverings that led to the Clintons’ return to political...


Reagan at Reykjavik

by Ken Adelman Broadside e-books (May 06, 2014)

The dramatic, first-hand account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland—the definitive weekend that was the key turning point in the Cold War—by President Reagan’s arms control director,...


Chris Matthews Complete Library E-book Box Set

by Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

The complete works of Chris Matthews, from his penetrating biographies—Jack Kennedy; Kennedy and Nixon; & Tip and the Gipper— to the trenchant political analysis of American; Hardball; & Now, Let Me Tell...


Chris Matthews Biographies E-book Boxed Set

by Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

This ebook boxed set collects MSNBC host Chris Matthews's works of biography, from his time in House Speaker Tip O'Neill's office, to the rivalry between Kennedy and Nixon, to the elusive hero who was John F....


Tip and the Gipper

by Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

The New York Times bestseller about the historic dealings between Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill—“A superb tribute to the neglected art of compromise” (Daily News (New York)).

Tip and the Gipper is an...