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The Roughrider

by Theodore Roosevelt & Jr. William B. Jones

Follow the "Bigger than Life" American  hero Theodore Roosevelt from his birth in New York City to Harvard graduate, to rancher, to organizer of a volunteer regiment-The Rough Riders in the war with Spain,...


Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings

by Ronald J. Pestritto

Woodrow Wilson's contribution to American foreign policy is well known, but his role in the development of American political thought and institutions is less recognized. In this volume, Ronald J. Pestritto,...


To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

An inspiring look at the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office—by the New York Times bestselling author of The...


The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

by Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore’s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is...


Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II

by Joseph E. Persico

All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt...


Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush

by Richard Ben Cramer

The most intimate portrait of George H.W. Bush ever published.

George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patriarch of America’s most powerful political dynasty, never...


Pope Francis

by Staff of The Wall Street Journal, The & The Staff of the Wall Street Journal

On March 13, the cardinals of the Catholic Church, gathered to elect a successor to a living Pope for the first time in 600 years, announced a dramatic shift. By elevating Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina...


The Making of the Great Communicator: Ronald Reagan's Transformation from Actor to Governor

by Kenneth Holden

One week after Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for governor of California, the San Francisco Chronicle gibed: “It was simply a flagrant example of miscasting.” Reagan was tanking, and his businessmen...


The Gentleman Boss

by Thomas Reeves

“ ‘Chet’ Arthur President of the United States. Good God!” was perhaps the most pithy contemporary reaction to the accession of the twenty-first Chief Executive. It has certainly been the most enduring,...


The President and the Provocateur: The Parallel Lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald

by Alex Cox

Film director Alex Cox reflects on the strange archetypes haunting his life's obsession: the Kennedy assassination.


Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

by Michael Shelden

In modern memory, Winston Churchill remains the man with the cigar and the equanimity among the ruins. Few can remember that at the age of 40, he was considered washed up, his best days behind him. In Young...


Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela

by Rory Carroll

The inside story of Hugo Chavez's rule and complex legacy

Few leaders in our time have been as divisive and enigmatic as the late Hugo Chavez. In Comandante, acclaimed journalist Rory Carroll tells the inside...


All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

by George H.W. Bush

Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to an autobiography....


Where the Cherry Tree Grew

by Philip Levy

Noted historian pens biography of Ferry Farm—George Washington's boyhood home—and its three centuries of American history

 

In 2002, Philip Levy arrived on the banks of Rappahannock River in Virginia...


Coolidge

by Amity Shlaes

Calvin Coolidge, who served as president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls. The shy Vermonter, nicknamed "Silent Cal," has long been dismissed as quiet and passive. History has remembered the decade...


Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage

by Jeffrey Frank

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon had a political and private relationship that lasted nearly twenty years, a tie that survived hurtful slights, tense misunderstandings, and the distance between them in...


A Journey with Margaret Thatcher: Foreign Policy Under the Iron Lady

by Robin Renwick

In a remarkably candid new book, former high-ranking diplomat Robin Renwick provides a fascinating insight into Margaret Thatcher’s performances on the world stage. He examines her successes, including the...


Congressman Lincoln

by Chris DeRose

The “gifted young historian” (Richard Norton Smith) who gave us Founding Rivals, Chris DeRose delivers the first fully realized portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s ambitious and controversial early political...


Greatest Briton: Essays on Winston Churchill's Life and Political Philosophy

Crusade in Europe

by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dedicated to the Allied Soldier, Sailor and Airman of WWII.