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Barack Obama: The Story

by David Maraniss

From one of our preeminent journalists and modern historians comes the epic story of Barack Obama and the world that created him.

In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational...


The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln, Philip Van Doren Stern & Allan Nevins

Abraham Lincoln, the greatest of all American presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. Lin-

coln was a marvelous writer--from the humblest letter...


Mao

by Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch presents an engaging and thorough account of Mao's life and politics, making use of a wealth of primary and secondary sources. He locates Maoism in the broader context of twentieth century Chinese...


John F. Kennedy

by Alan Brinkley, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. & Sean Wilentz

The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at home

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined...


Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation

by Deborah Davis

In this revealing social history, one remarkable White House dinner becomes a lens through which to examine race, politics, and the lives and legacies of two of America’s most iconic figures.

In 1901, President...


The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #4

National Book Critics Circle for Biography 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2012

by Robert A. Caro

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN...


101 Amazing Nelson Mandela Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Do you want to know all of the important facts about Nelson Mandela? Amongst many other things, the first democratically elected president of South Africa spent 27 years in jail, brought an end to apartheid...


Castro's Secrets

by Brian Latell

In CASTRO'S SECRETS, highly acclaimed author and intelligence expert Brian Latell offers a strikingly original view of Fidel Castro in his role as Cuba's supreme spymaster. Based on interviews with high level...


The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

by Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy

The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are...


Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World

by William Lee Miller

Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, consecutive presidents of the United States, were midwesterners alike in many ways—except that they also sharply differed.  Born within six years of each other (Truman...


Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews called “clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip,” Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his...


DSK May 16, 2011

by Francois Dufour

The astonishing fall of the, at that time, possible next President of France, on May 16, in New York.


Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

by Mark Updegrove

Nearly fifty years after being sworn in as president of the United States in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson remains a largely misunderstood figure. His force of personal­ity,...


Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman

by Barbara Leaming

"An absorbing and enjoyable book."-New York Times Book ReviewDrawing on new primary sources, this biography is the first to detail the influence of British history, literature, and culture-in particular, the...


The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

by Masha Gessen

A chilling and unflinching portrait of one of the most fearsome figures in world politics.

 

       In 1999, the “Family” surrounding Boris Yeltsin went looking for a successor to the ailing and increasingly...


Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2004

by William Taubman

Shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award: "The book is a gift, as fascinating as it is important."—Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs

The definitive biography of the mercurial Soviet leader who...


Eisenhower in War and Peace

by Jean Edward Smith

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Magisterial.”—The New York Times

 

In this extraordinary volume, Jean Edward Smith presents a portrait...


101 Amazing Barack Obama Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Do you want to know all of the important facts about Barack Obama? Amongst many other things, the 44th US President has battled a global economic crisis, pulled troops out of war-torn Iraq and introduced a universal...


The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents: Exploring History One Week at a Time

by Dennis Gaffney & Peter Gaffney

"A bite of history a day, all year long . . ."

Flawless storytelling, expert research, and intriguing, one-page essays make The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents perfect for history buffs.

The Presidents addresses...


Nixon's Darkest Secrets

by Don Fulsom

A veteran White House reporter reveals our 37th president was even more sinister and haunted than we knew.

Richard Nixon left the White House in 1974 as our most disgraced president, but the American people never...