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In His Father's Shadow

by Stanley A. Renshon

From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation...


Thinking About the Presidency: The Primacy of Power

by David Milton Brent & William G. Howell

All American presidents, past and present, have cared deeply about power--acquiring, protecting, and expanding it. While individual presidents obviously have other concerns, such as shaping policy or building...


Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

by Linda L. Fowler

An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign...


Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, The War on Terror, and His Critics

by Stephen F. Knott

George W. Bush has been branded the worst president in history and forced to endure accusations that he abused his power while presiding over a "lawless" administration. Stephen Knott, however, contends that...


Film and the American Presidency

by Jeff Menne & Christian B. Long

The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume...


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...


Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty

by Ivan Eland

Evaluating presidents on the merits of whether their policies promoted peace, prosperity, and liberty, this ranking system takes a distinctly new approach. Historians and scholars have long tended to give higher...


White House Operations: The Johnson Presidency

by Emmette S. Redford & Richard T. McCulley

The relation of White House assistants to the president, their appropriate role in the governmental process, and the most effective means for organizing and managing the White House have been subjects of both...


Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

by Glenn Beck

The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck.

THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR.

THEIR STORIES ARE NOT.

Everyone has heard of a “Ponzi scheme,” but do you know what...


Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation

by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

America is at a crossroads - we can choose the path of the Founding Fathers and keep a strong constitutional government that thrives on our bipartisan spirit, or opt for President Barack Obama's dream: a nation...


God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

by David O'Connell

God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O’Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious...


Intergovernmental Relations in the American Administrative State: The Johnson Presidency

by David M. Welborn & Jesse Burkhead

During the 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson and his administration substantially altered the structure of the American administrative state. Creating intergovernmental programs to forward the goal of the Great...


National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear

by David Rothkopf

In the wake of 9/11, America and its people have experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nation’s recent history. Buffeted by challenges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the financial...


The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ

by Roger Stone & Mike Colapietro

Find out how and why LBJ had JFK assassinated.

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ hit the New York Times bestseller list the week of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F....


Polk and the Presidency

by Charles A. McCoy

"Who is James K. Polk?" was a rallying cry of the Whigs during the campaign of 1844. Polk answered that question adequately by winning the election against his Whig opponent, Henry Clay. Today the question might...


The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power

by Jules Witcover

The American Vice Presidency is an all-inclusive examination of the vice presidency throughout American history. Acclaimed political journalist and author Jules Witcover chronicles each of the 47 vice presidents,...


The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972

by Luke Nichter & Douglas Brinkley

An enhanced edition of this "huge, fascinating" (San Francisco Chronicle) collection of transcripts, including over a dozen audio clips of some of the most newsworthy and jaw-dropping conversations.


Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon

by Roger Stone & Mike Colapietro

Learn the inside scoop on Watergate, the Ford Pardon, and the 18 ½ minute Gap.

Roger Stone, The New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy—the Case Against LBJ, gives the inside scoop on...


The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972

by Douglas Brinkley & Luke Nichter

The infamous Nixon White House taping system captured 3,700 hours of Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and Camp David conversations between 1971 and 1973, automatically taping every single word spoken.  These audio...


The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years

by Joseph A. Califano

From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (The New York Times Book Review) that’s...