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by Carlo D'Este

"An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." —The Washington Post Book World

Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated...

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

by Jon Meacham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries,...

Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again

by To Be Confirmed & Donald J. Trump

Look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC, are directly...

I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction

by Bob Beckel & John D. Mann

From popular TV personality Bob Beckel, a deeply moving, redemptive memoir about his life as a political operative and diplomat, his long struggle with alcohol and drugs, and his unlikely journey to finding...

Helen Clark: Inside Stories

by Claudia Pond Eyley & Dan Salmon

New Zealand’s first elected woman prime minister; nine years in power through Afghanistan and Iraq, the "Corngate" and "Paintergate" affairs, the foreshore and seabed turmoil; head of the UN Development Program...

Russell Kirk: American Conservative

by Bradley J. Birzer

Emerging from two decades of the Great Depression and the New Deal and facing the rise of radical ideologies abroad, the American Right seemed beaten, broken, and adrift in the early 1950s. Although conservative...

The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

by Ben S. Bernanke

A New York Times Bestseller

An unrivaled look at the fight to save the American economy.

In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town...

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction

by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried

Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the...

Andrei Sakharov: The Conscience of Humanity

by Sidney D. Drell & George P. Shultz

Andrei Sakharov holds an honored place in the pantheon of the world’s greatest scientists, reformers, and champions of human rights. But his embrace of human rights did not come through a sudden conversion;...

Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman

by Harlow Giles Unger

A compelling new biography of America's most powerful Speaker of the House, who held the divided nation together for three decades and who was Lincoln's guiding light

Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

by Niall Ferguson

The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger, based on unprecedented access to his private papers

No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as “Super K”—the...

Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America

by Morton Kondracke & Fred Barnes


The late 1970s were miserable for America. It was the...

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

by Steven Lee Myers

“A riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearian fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan


The New Tsar is the book to read if you...

Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism

by John Norris

A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary


Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was...

Once Upon a Country

by Sari Nusseibeh

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A teacher, a scholar, a philosopher, and an eyewitness to history, Sari Nusseibeh is one of our most urgent and articulate authorities on the conflict in the Middle...

Never Enough

by Michael D'Antonio

In the summer of 2015, as he vaulted to the lead among the many GOP candidates for president, Donald Trump was the only one dogged by questions about his true intentions. This most famous American businessman...

Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century

by Alonzo Hamby

No president looms larger in twentieth-century American history than Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and few life stories can match his for sheer drama. He was a man of large personality and a president of vast and...

Quarterly Essay 59 Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path to Power

by David Marr

The top job is within Bill Shorten's grasp. But who is he? How did he rise to become Labor leader? And does he have what it takes to beat Malcolm Turnbull and lead the country?

In this dramatic essay, David...

Kenneth O. Morgan: My Histories

by Kenneth. O. Morgan

The eventful life, scholarly work and political and personal experience of Wales's leading historian, reflecting on the challenges and achievements which have peppered his long and successful career.

A Short History of Ireland's Rebels

by Morgan Llywelyn

The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebels, from the sixteenth century to today.

From the daring pirate-queen Grace O’Malley, to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, and the courageous...