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This Day in Presidential History

by Paul Brandus

For reference librarians, journalists, history buffs, and more, a treasure trove of information about the US presidency for each day of the year from the popular, award-winning White House journalist Paul Brandus....


The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

by David B. Woolner

A revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life and presidency, shedding new light on how he made his momentous final policy decisions

The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly...


The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

by Andrew Carnegie

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work...


Four Great Americans

by James Baldwin

When George Washington was a boy there was no United States. The land was here, just as it is now, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific; but nearly all of it was wild and unknown. 

 

Between the...


Abraham Lincoln the Practical Mystic

by Francis Grierson

A knowledge of the influences which ruled the life of Lincoln, the greatest of practical mystics, is essential now that a new form of paganism and slavery threatens humanity. In Lincoln's time the black slaves...


Ramaphosa

by Ray Hartley

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is credited with driving through the deal between the apartheid government and the African National Congress that was at the heart of South Africa’s democratic constitution....


When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

by Jeffrey A. Engel

Based on unprecedented access to previously classified documents and dozens of interviews with key policymakers, here is the untold story of how George H. W. Bush faced a critical turning point of history—the...


Enemy of the People

by Adriaan Basson & Pieter du Toit

Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees – and how a people fought...


Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

by Robert Dallek

“We come to see in FDR the magisterial, central figure in the greatest and richest political tapestry of our nation’s entire history” —Nigel Hamilton, Boston Globe

“Meticulously researched and authoritative” ...


Darkest Hour

by Anthony McCarten

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister—soon to be a major motion...


The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

This collection starts first and foremost with Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, one of the most famous and influential autobiographies ever written. The edition includes all the collections of his writings,...


Abraham Lincoln: A Biography

by Lord Charnwood & Sbp Editors

Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpretation of Lincoln as yet produced, and he has presented it in such artistic form that it may well become a classic. Many contemporary historians consider...


Downstairs at the White House: A teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate.

by Donald M Stinson, Karin Kohlmeier & RJ Matson

    At the age of 17, Don Stinson accidentally landed a job in the White House during Watergate, the largest political scandal in American history. 

    A truly insignificant member of the Nixon White House...


The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

by Noah Feldman

A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political “lives”—as a revolutionary thinker, as a partisan political strategist, and as a president

“In...


The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

by A. J. Baime

During the atomic, earthshaking first 120 days of Harry Truman's unlikely presidency, an unprepared, small-town man had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and a secret weapon of unimaginable power—marking...


Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

by , Michael Giorgione

The first-ever insider account, timed to the 75th anniversary of Camp David

Never before have the gates of Camp David been opened to the public. Intensely private and completely secluded, the president's personal...


Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged...


The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

by Charles W. Calhoun

As controversial in politics as he was in the military, Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was an embattled president, enormously popular with the American people, yet the target of unrelenting censure by political...


Abraham Lincoln

by James Russell Lowell

When Lincoln took office as President of the United States, the nation was fraught with problems, not the least of which was slavery and the danger of secession. This biography relates how Lincoln dealt with...