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101 Amazing Abraham Lincoln Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Do you want to know the important facts about Abraham Lincoln's Life? Amongst many other things, the 16th US President abolished slavery, made the Gettysburg Address and was assassinated whilst in office. This...


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...


Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2002

by Robert A. Caro

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve...


FDR and Lucy: Lovers and Friends

by Resa Willis

Drawing on documents from the Roosevelt Presidential Library as well as visits to Lucy's homes, this is the first book to delve into this hidden side of FDR's life - his thirty-one year affair with his mistress...


Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush

by Molly Ivins & Lou Dubose

When it comes to reporting on politics, nobody does it smarter or funnier than bestselling author Molly Ivins. In Shrub, Ivins focuses her Texas-size smarts on the biggest politician in her home state: George...


The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence

by William C. Edwards & Edwards Steers Jr.

On April 22, 1865, Brevet Colonel H. L. Burnett was assigned to head the investigation into the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted murder of Secretary of State William H. Seward. Burnett orchestrated...


Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President

by Geoffrey Perret

An acclaimed biography of Ulysses S. Grant traces the life of the Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States and assesses his major accomplishments.


Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley

by Geoffrey Ward

For the first time in paperback, the highly acclaimed, remarkably intimate, and surprisingly revealing secret diary of the woman who spent more private time with FDR than any other person during his years in...


Barack Obama : From Question To Admiration

by Jean-Emmanuel Pondi

If 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...


Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln

by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

In the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth, here is the one indispensable book that provides all you need to know about our most revered president in a lively and memorable question-and-answer format.You will...


Abraham Lincoln: A Biography

by Lord Charnwood & Peter W. Schramm

Written by a native of England and originally published in 1916, this biography is a rare blend of beautiful prose and profound historical insight. Charnwood's study of Lincoln's statesmanship introduced generations...


Chiang Kai Shek: China's Generalissimo and the Nation He Lost

by Jonathan Fenby

With a narrative as briskly paced and vividly detailed as an international thriller, this definitive biography of Chiang Kai-shek masterfully maps the tumultuous political career of Nationalist China’s generalissimo...


Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biography

by Alan Forrest

From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend  

On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon...


Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Illustrated

by Jack E Levin & Mark R. Levin

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,

conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

 

Long before his conservative...


John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life

by Paul C. Nagel

February 21, 1848, the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.: Congressman John Quincy Adams, rising to speak, suddenly collapses at his desk; two days later, he dies in the Speaker’s chamber. The public...


My Life in Politics

by Jacques Chirac & Catherine Spencer

Along with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac is one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international...


Rise to Greatness

by David Von Drehle

The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation’s history

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared...


Master of the Mountain

by Henry Wiencek

Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek’s eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological...


The Last Lion Box Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965

by William Manchester & Paul Reid

Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill...


William McKinley and His America

by H Wayne Morgan

When George W. Bush won the White House, he was first incumbent Republican governor elected president since William McKinley in 1896. William McKinley was the last of the Civil War veterans to reach the White...