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Being Nixon: A Man Divided

by Evan Thomas

“What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Evan Thomas tackles this fascinating question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear. The result is both insightful...


Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

by Steve Inskeep

Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the...


Reagan: The Life

by H.W. Brands

From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the definitive biography of a visionary and transformative president.     In his magisterial new biography, H. W....


Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist

by Pierre Birnbaum

Léon Blum (1872-1950) was many things: a socialist and political activist, leader of the Popular Front; a dedicated statesman who served as France's prime minister three times; a hero who courageously opposed...


American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II

by Jonathan W. Jordan

From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, Rivals, Victors—comes the intimate true story of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle of military leadership, the team...


Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator

by Oleg V. Khlevniuk & Nora Seligman Favorov

Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk's estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than...


The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India

by Lance Price

From the author of Where Power Lies and The Spin Doctor's Diary, comes a new book that tells the story of Narendra Modi's meteoric rise to power on the international stage, The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's...


Washington's Circle: The Creation of the President

by David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler

History enthusiasts and admirers of Team of Rivals will rejoice in this magisterial account of the extraordinary Americans who served the nation’s first chief executive: Together, they created the presidency...


The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and The Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom

by Blaine Harden

From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power, and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state...


One Minute: Excerpts from speeches delivered by Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey

by Serra S Erdogan

Just as the life-span of a butterfly is merely forty days, and just as it can shape the destiny of the world in such a short existence, so too can a miniscule minute also be the reason for beauty in the lives...


Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life

by Jonathan W. White

Wisdom and stories from one of America's most unique legal minds

Abraham Lincoln's success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom. Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises,...


Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

by David O. Stewart

Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation.Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor...


The Politics of Deception

by Patrick J. Sloyan

Investigative reporter Patrick J. Sloyan, a former member of the White House Press Corps, revisits the last years of John F. Kennedy's presidency, his fateful involvement with Diem's assassination, the Cuban...


Mourning Lincoln

by Martha Hodes

The news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865, just days after Confederate surrender, astounded the war-weary nation. Massive crowds turned out for services and ceremonies. Countless expressions...


Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader

by Robert Middlekauff

A vivid, insightful, essential new account of the formative years that shaped a callow George Washington into an extraordinary leader, from the Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff....


Lincoln's Body: A Cultural History

by Richard Wightman Fox

Even two hundred years after Abraham Lincoln's death, we, like Walt Whitman, "love the President personally." In a stunning feat of scholarship, insight, and engaging prose, Lincoln's Body explores how a president...


Love Triangle: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and Nancy Davis -- All the Gossip Unfit to Print

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince

Long before two of its members became the most publicized leaders of the Free World, they were part of an amorous, "winner-take-all" love triangle that rocked Hollywood. Published after decades of research,...


Chief Executive to Chief Justice: Taft betwixt the White House and Supreme Court

by Lewis L. Gould

As our 27th president from 1909 to 1913, and then as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1921 to 1930, William Howard Taft was the only man ever to lead two of America's three governing branches. But between...


Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father

by Michael Signer

In 1941 the historian Irving Brant wrote, “Among all the men who shaped the present government of the United States of America,” Brant wrote, “the one who did the most is known the least.” Brant concluded,...


The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams

by Phyllis Lee Levin

A patriot by birth, John Quincy Adams's destiny was foreordained. He was not only "The Greatest Traveler of His Age," but his country's most gifted linguist and most experienced diplomat. John Quincy's world...