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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...


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 Atria Books (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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Personal Memoirs Of U.s. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant HarperTorch (October 15, 2013)

Completed a short time before his death in 1885, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is recognized today as one of the most significant American military memoirs of all time. In an honest and intelligent...


Henry Kissinger The Complete Memoirs E-book Boxed Set

by Henry Kissinger Simon & Schuster (September 24, 2013)

This e-book box set includes the complete memoirs of Henry Kissinger, detailing his life and work.

White House Years: One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years...


An Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (October 17, 2011)

Based in part on his own writings, this is the true story about one of America’s most beloved leaders. From president of the board of New York City Police Commissioners, secretary of the Navy, founder of the...


These Few Precious Days

by Christopher Andersen Gallery Books (August 06, 2013)

#1 New York Times bestselling biographer “Christopher Andersen has a real track record when it comes to celebrity bios.…He looks at Jack and Jackie Kennedy during their final year, pondering aloud whether...


End of Days

by James L. Swanson William Morrow (November 12, 2013)

In End of Days, James L. Swanson, the New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination—from the Kennedys'...


Thomas Jefferson

by Christopher Hitchens HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within...


Kennedy

by Ted Sorensen HarperCollins (July 13, 2010)

The classic, intimate, and magisterial biography of JFK

In January 1953, freshman senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts hired a twenty-four-year-old from Nebraska as his Number Two legislative assistant—on...


The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

by Douglas Brinkley HarperCollins e-books (July 28, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley comes a sweeping historical narrative and eye-opening look at the pioneering environmental policies of President Theodore Roosevelt, avid bird-watcher,...


George Washington

by Paul Johnson HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided...


How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life

by Peter Robinson William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

As a young speechwriter in the Reagan White House, Peter Robinson was responsible for the celebrated "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech. He was also one of a core group of writers who became informal...


Saddam: King of Terror

by Con Coughlin HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraq's deposed tyrant

Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of...


George Washington: The Crossing

by Jack E. Levin & Mark R. Levin Threshold Editions (June 04, 2013)

The #1 New York Times bestselling book for many weeks, Jack Levin presents a beautifully designed account of George Washington’s historic crossing of the Delaware River and the decisive Battle of Trenton,...


Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen B. Oates HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” —Newsday

“Here, in these pages, Lincoln is still alive.” —Los Angeles Times

From Stephen B. Oates comes...


Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush

by Richard Ben Cramer Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2013)

The most intimate portrait of George H.W. Bush ever published.

George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patriarch of America’s most powerful political dynasty, never...


Pope Francis

by The Staff of the Wall Street Journal Harper (April 16, 2013)

On March 13, the cardinals of the Catholic Church, gathered to elect a successor to a living Pope for the first time in 600 years, announced a dramatic shift. By elevating Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina...


All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

by George H.W. Bush Scribner (March 05, 2013)

Former President George H.W. Bush, revealed through his letters and writings from 1941 to 2010, is “worth its weight in gold…a valuable update of the life of an honorable American leader” (The Washington...


Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

by Michael Shelden Simon & Schuster (March 12, 2013)

In modern memory, Winston Churchill remains the man with the cigar and the equanimity among the ruins. Few can remember that at the age of 40, he was considered washed up, his best days behind him. In Young...


Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage

by Jeffrey Frank Simon & Schuster (February 05, 2013)

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon had a political and private relationship that lasted nearly twenty years, a tie that survived hurtful slights, tense misunderstandings, and the distance between them in...


Coolidge

by Amity Shlaes Harper (February 12, 2013)

Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed...


Congressman Lincoln

by Chris DeRose Threshold Editions (January 29, 2013)

The “gifted young historian” (Richard Norton Smith) who gave us Founding Rivals, Chris DeRose delivers the first fully realized portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s ambitious and controversial early political...