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Sailor in the Whitehouse: The Seafaring Life of FDR

by Robert F. Cross

This behind-the-scenes look at Franklin D. Roosevelt’s extraordinary skill as a blue-water sailor explores how FDR’s love of the sea shaped his approach to public service and even influenced the course of...


Sex Lives Of The Presidents

by Nigel Cawthorne

It didn't start with Clinton, or even Kennedy. Ever since the Father of our Country was sworn in over 200 years ago, the White House has seen its share of oversexed, adulterous, philandering presidents. From...


Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech that Ended the

by Romesh Ratnesar

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....


Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

by Caroline Kennedy

In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the first time, they can be read in this deluxe, illustrated eBook.

Shortly after President John F....


Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

by Mike Royko

This is the story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss...


The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President

by Taylor Branch

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: An Enhanced eBook with CBS Video: The Autobiography

by Ronald Reagan

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

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.

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...


Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America

by Thurston Clarke

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination.

A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account...


The Rise of Rahm: Rahm Emanuel's Political Ascent, from Clinton through Congress to Obama's White House and Chicago's City Hall

by Chicago Tribune Staff

A collection of previously published Chicago Tribune articles, chronologically documenting Rahm Emanuel’s meteoric rise to prominence in local and national politics.

For 20 years, one of the most dynamic, accomplished...


Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage

by Nicholas Wapshott

New details of the remarkable relationship between two leaders who teamed up to change history.

It?s well known that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were close allies and kindred political spirits. During...


Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle

by Richard Zimmerman

Michael V. DiSalle was elected to his first and only term as governor in one of Ohio's most contentious elections, which featured a ferocious battle over the so-called "Right-to-Work" issue, a union-busting...


Five Days in November

by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

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,...


JFK, Conservative

by Ira Stoll

A sure-to-be-controversial argument that by virtually any standard, JFK was far more conservative than liberal.


My Father at 100: A Memoir

by Ron Reagan

A moving memoir of the beloved fortieth president of the United States, by his son.

February 6, 2011, is the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written...


The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

by James Tobin

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...


Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's

by Gil Troy

Did America's fortieth president lead a conservative counterrevolution that left liberalism gasping for air? The answer, for both his admirers and his detractors, is often "yes." In Morning in America, Gil Troy...


We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963

by Allen Childs

A New York Times Best Seller!

Gripping eyewitness accounts of the doctors and nurses who tried to save President Kennedy.

There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22,...


Theodore Roosevelt

by Louis Auchincloss & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

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...