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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince

Despite her unprecedented fame, most Americans know very few details about Jackie's emotional and romantic life in the aftermath of her marriages to and American president and subsequently to one of the world's...


Playing President: My Close Ecounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush

by Robert Scheer

Award-wnning L.A. Times columnist Scheer offers unique insider perspectives on every president from Nixon to Bush Jr.


American Ideal: Theodore Roosevelt's Search for American Individualism

by Paul M. Rego

This book takes Theodore Roosevelt seriously as a man of ideas, a thinker who was deeply committed to addressing the problems of his generation. It also is a study of TR as a leader, one who used rhetoric and...


Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency

by Elizabeth Smith Brownstein

The Lincolns spent the summer of 1862 north of the White House at the Soldiers' Home. The lush, cool hill overlooking the squalid capital promised the Lincolns an escape from the "city of stink." Despite fears...


First Fathers: The Men Who Inspired Our Presidents

by Harold I. Gullan

A compelling introduction to the fathers of America's presidents

After so much literature about first ladies and first families, here finally is a fascinating book focused on the fathers of our presidents. This...


Presidential Facts for Fun! Washington to Polk

by Wyatt Michaels

In Presidential Facts for Fun! Washington to Polk, you'll find a veritable library of information about numerous American presidents, all of which is presented in a fun, game-like format. The book contains numerous...


Theodore Roosevelt: Hunter-Conservationist

by R. L. Wilson, Lowell E. Baier, John Milius & Archibald Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist reflects the zest for life that was so powerfully characteristic of TR. For decades, Roosevelt's big game hunting books have been among the most often quoted and reprinted...


Vaclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern Age

by James F. Pontuso

More than any other public figure, VOclav Havel has reflected on the opportunities and dilemmas facing humankind as a result of the collapse of Communism. In VOclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern...


Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life and Times

by Ann Covell

This book offers insight into the life of Jane Appleton, wife of President Franklin Pierce. Through family letters and anecdotes, it details Jane’s complex life and family history. This book also reveals the...


Missiles in Cuba: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the 1962 Crisis

by Mark J. White

The causes and consequences of the 1962 crisis as well as a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation, based on up-to-date scholarship and newly released documents. American Ways Series.


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.


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,...


The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt

by H. W. Brands

Theodore Roosevelt (1857–1919) was the most literary of American Presidents, writing scores of books, including Through the Brazilian Wilderness and African Game Trails. He was also the most active of American...


The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

by Kuan Yew Lee

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...


EXCEPTIONALLY UPSETTING: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about it

by Howard Burton

As American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this "exceptional nation" can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before. With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed...


Barack Obama : From Question To Admiration

by Jean-Emmanuel Pondi

pIf there is therefore at least a lesson for Africans to logically draw from the formidable “OBAMA Saga”, it is that African descendants, like Africans living on the continent, are not condemned to an eternal...


Embracing Complexity

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and eminent historian David Cannadine, Princeton University. This thoughtful conversation includes an examination of different aspects...


Abraham Lincoln

by James Russell Lowell

Abraham Lincoln is a classic biographical novel by James Russell Lowell.

When Lincoln took office as President of the United States, the nation was fraught with problems, not the least of which was slavery and...


Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln

by James Baldwin

James Baldwin was one of the most prolific authors of school books for children at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Though written for young readers, the stories of Washington, Franklin,...


In the Days of Queen Victoria

by Eva March Tappan

This early work by Eva March Tappan was originally published in 1903. "In the Days of Queen Victoria" is a biography of Queen Victoria, the woman who became queen at eighteen and for nearly 64 years wore the...