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When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House

by Patricia O'Toole

A remarkable portrait of one of our most remarkable presidents, When Trumpets Call focuses on Theodore Roosevelt's life after the White House. TR had reveled in his power and used it to enlarge the scope of...


101 Things Everyone Should Know about Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider. President. American Icon.

by Sean Andrews

The inside story of Teddy's life and presidency!

You probably know that Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, but did you also know that he suffered great bouts of homesickness? Or...


Sailor in the Whitehouse: The Seafaring Life of FDR

by Robert F. Cross

This behind-the-scenes look at Franklin D. Roosevelt’s extraordinary skill as a blue-water sailor explores how FDR’s love of the sea shaped his approach to public service and even influenced the course of...


Sex Lives Of The Presidents

by Nigel Cawthorne

It didn't start with Clinton, or even Kennedy. Ever since the Father of our Country was sworn in over 200 years ago, the White House has seen its share of oversexed, adulterous, philandering presidents. From...


Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech That Ended the

by Romesh Ratnesar

On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history....


Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

by Caroline Kennedy

In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the first time, they can be read in this deluxe, illustrated eBook.

Shortly after President John F....


Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

by Mike Royko

This is the story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss...


The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President

by Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch’s groundbreaking book about the modern presidency, The Clinton Tapes, invites readers into private dialogue with a gifted, tormented, resilient president. Here is what President Clinton thought...


Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

by Edward P. Kohn

Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America’s prototypical “cowboy” president—a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors...


An American Life: The Autobiography

by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

Few presidents...


Speaking of Freedom: The Collected Speeches

by George H.W. Bush

Through the lens of more than forty speeches from his presidency, George H. W. Bush takes a special look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992 -- the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet...


New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

by Burton W., Jr. Folsom

A sharply critical new look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency reveals government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression -- and are still hurting America today.

In this shocking...


George Washington

by James MacGregor Burns, Susan Dunn & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president

Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young...


Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America

by Thurston Clarke

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination.

A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account...


The Rise of Rahm: Rahm Emanuel's Political Ascent, from Clinton Through Congress to Obama's White House and Chicago's City Hall

by Chicago Tribune Staff

For 20 years, one of the most dynamic figures and accomplished leaders in American politics had never even been elected to a position of executive power. Then in early 2011, Rahm Emanuel won the election to...


Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage

by Nicholas Wapshott

New details of the remarkable relationship between two leaders who teamed up to change history.

It?s well known that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were close allies and kindred political spirits. During...


Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela

by Danny Schechter

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material...


Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle

by Richard Zimmerman

Michael V. DiSalle was elected to his first and only term as governor in one of Ohio's most contentious elections, which featured a ferocious battle over the so-called "Right-to-Work" issue, a union-busting...


Five Days in November

by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

On November 22 , 1963, three shots were fired in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the world stopped for four days. For an entire generation, it was the end of an age of innocence.

That...


JFK, Conservative

by Ira Stoll

For the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy comes a sure-to-be-controversial argument that by virtually any standard, JFK was far more conservative than liberal.