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A Consequential President

by Michael D'Antonio

Barack Obama was once a most unlikely candidate, but his successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated. Elected as the Iraq...


Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy

by David Cannadine

Few modern women have had as great a political impact as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer's daughter from Grantham who, as Margaret Thatcher, became Britain's first woman prime minister. The longest serving...


Phoenix: Shimon Peres and the Secret History of Israel

by Michael Bar-Zohar

"The Jewish people doesn’t know what it owes to Shimon Peres.” Said David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founding father. 

Indeed, the young Peres, operating in secrecy, was the builder of Israel’s military might....


Target JFK: The Spy Who Killed Kennedy?

by Robert K. Wilcox

He was born in Buenos Aires and educated in Geneva and Cuba. He was a daring WWII paratrooper who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day. He was a handsome, charming man who briefly worked as a Hollywood stuntman....


Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2016

One of NPR's 10 Best Books of 2016

"Heartachingly relevant...the Eleanor Roosevelt who inhabits these meticulously crafted pages transcends both first-lady...


The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

by Greg Mitchell

A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall

 

In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young...


Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader

by Matthew Qvortrup

The illuminating and in-depth biography of Angela Merkel, using exclusive new sources and research to tell how the daughter of a clergyman from East Germany rose to become one of the most powerful women in the...


The Spiritual Mandela: Faith and religion in the life of South Africa's great statesman

by Dennis Cruywagen

Nelson Mandela revealed nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public pronouncements. But those who were close to him know that he held Christian views, and, at his request, the...


American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ronald C. White

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America’s greatest generals—and most misunderstood presidents

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY...


Herbert Hoover: A Life

by Glen Jeansonne

“At last, a biography of Herbert Hoover that captures the man in full… [Jeansonne] has splendidly illuminated the arc of one of the most extraordinary lives of the twentieth century.”—David M. Kennedy,...


Stalin: From the Caucasus to the Kremlin

by Christopher Read

This new biography of Stalin offers an accessible and up-to-date representation of one of the twentieth century's defining figures, as well as new insights, analysis and illumination to deepen our understanding...


Donald Trump: The Man Who Would Be King

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince

Blood Moon Productions, a feisty independent press known for its occasionally lurid exposés of celebrity secrets, proudly announces the release, in advance of the presidential elections, of a flamboyantly outspoken...


His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

by Joseph Lelyveld

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

“By far the most enigmatic leading figure” of World War II. That’s how the British military historian John Keegan described Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently left...


The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency

by Kathryn Smith

The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized,...


Theodore the Great: Conservative Crusader

by Daniel Ruddy

Theodore Roosevelt has a complicated legacy. To some, he was the quintessential American patriot and hero, a valiant soldier who won the Congressional Medal of Honor. Others remember him as a cultural icon,...


The Presidents & Their Faith: From George Washington to Barack Obama

by Darrin Grinder & Shaw Steve

The old adage, "never discuss religion and politics," is roundly rejected in this incisive exploration of presidential history and religious faith.

This newly updated 2016 edition of The Presidents & Their Faith...


Abraham Lincoln and Mexico: A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikely Friendships

by Michael Hogan & Mikel Miller

This book by a noted Ph.D. historian is one of the best books available about historical relations between the United States and Mexico. It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846,...


Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt: With Linked Table of Contents

by Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth President of the United States. A leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Party, he was a Governor of New York and a professional historian, naturalist,...


Drinking with the Democrats: The Party Animal's History of Liberal Libations

by Mark Will-Weber

This election year, celebrate the Democratic Party by drinking like a Democrat! Organized by president, this fun gift book is full of cocktail recipes, bar tips, and hysterical drinking anecdotes from all Democratic...


Drinking with the Republicans: The Politically Incorrect History of Conservative Concoctions

by Mark Will-Weber

This election year, celebrate the Republican Party by drinking like a Republican! Organized by president, this fun gift book is full of cocktail recipes, bar tips, and hysterical drinking anecdotes from all...