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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...


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

A sure-to-be-controversial argument that by virtually any standard, JFK was far more conservative than liberal.


My Father at 100: A Memoir

by Ron Reagan

“Everyone thinks he knows Ronald Reagan, but those who truly knew him best still grapple with the enduring mystery of his inner character.”

Even after his death in 2004, Ronald Reagan remains one of America’s...


From Winston with Love and Kisses: The Young Churchill

by Celia Sandys

A delightful and illuminating journey through the early years of Winston Churchill, From Winston with Love and Kisses: The Young Churchill weaves together strands of Churchill’s early writing, mature recollections...


Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive

by Celia Sandys

“ . . . notable for its depiction of young Churchill, warts and all, as a very human character . . . .”—New York Times

“A bestseller in the UK, this portrait of Winston Churchill, written by his granddaughter,...


The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

by James Tobin

Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion, and myth—Franklin...


Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's

by Gil Troy

Did America's fortieth president lead a conservative counterrevolution that left liberalism gasping for air? The answer, for both his admirers and his detractors, is often "yes." In Morning in America, Gil Troy...


Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

by Stefan Kornelius

An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest...


We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963

by Allen Childs

There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day...


Theodore Roosevelt

by Louis Auchincloss & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century

The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing...


An Imperfect God

by Henry Wiencek

An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery

When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves...


Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

by Dick Cheney & Jonathan Reiner

For as long as he has served at the highest levels of business and government, Vice President Dick Cheney has also been one of the world’s most prominent heart patients. Now, for the first time ever, Cheney,...


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...


Thomas Jefferson

by Joyce Appleby & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy

Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding...