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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...


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...


Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages

by Lucas E. Morel & Clarence Thomas

Since Abraham Lincoln's death, generations of Americans have studied his life, presidency, and leadership, often remaking him into a figure suited to the needs and interests of their own time. This illuminating...


41: A Portrait of My Father

by George W. Bush

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.

 

Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless...


Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

by Stephen Kotkin

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world

It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler's son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire,...


Havel: A Life

by Michael Zantovsky

Václav Havel was one of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century: iconoclast and intellectual, renowned playwright turned political dissident, president of a united then divided nation, and dedicated...


George H. W. Bush: Character at the Core

by Curt Smith

George H. W. Bush ranks among America's most distinguished men of the twentieth century. A war hero, businessman, politician, and the forty-first president of the United States, Bush has spent most of his life...


The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved

by Christopher Andersen

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys—including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and...


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

by Barbara Leaming

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

The untold story of how one woman’s life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma.

Barbara Leaming’s extraordinary and deeply sensitive...


The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II

by Nicholas Wapshott

Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.

May 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt—recently reelected to a second term...


Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

by Richard Brookhiser

Abraham Lincoln grew up in the long shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lincoln turned to the great men of the founding—Washington,...


Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

by Jonathan Darman

In politics, the man who takes the highest spot after a landslide is not standing on solid ground.

 

In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American...


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns

New York Times Bestseller 

A vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation, which expands on the hugely acclaimed seven-part PBS documentary series,...


A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928

by Geoffrey C. Ward

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt’s...


Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905

by Geoffrey C. Ward

 

Before Pearl Harbor, before polio and his entry into politics, FDR was a handsome, pampered, but strong-willed youth, the center of a rarefied world.  In Before the Trumpet, the award-winning historian Geoffrey...


Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War

by Todd Brewster

A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.

On July...


Eisenhower: A Life

by Paul Johnson

Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today

In the rousing style he's famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating...


Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

by Jack E. Levin

Jack E. Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of George Washington: The Crossing, presents a beautifully designed chronicle—complete with maps, portraits, and other Civil War illustrations—detailing...


Clinton, Inc.

by Daniel Halper

How did Bill and Hillary Clinton plot a comeback from the depths of disgrace to the pinnacle of American politics and the ranks of the global elite?

Thirteen years ago, Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White...


The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority

by Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.

After suffering stinging...