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Dallas, November 22, 1963: From The Passage of Power

by Robert A. Caro

This account of the Kennedy assassination ("the most riveting ever," says The New York Times) is taken from Robert A. Caro's brilliant and bestselling The Passage of Power

Here is that tragic day in Dallas...


Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

by Douglas L. Wilson

Abraham Lincoln's remarkable emergence from the rural Midwest and his rise to the presidency have been the stuff of romance and legend. But as Douglas L. Wilson shows us in Honor's Voice, Lincoln's transformation...


Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant

Completed a short time before his death in 1885, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is recognized today as one of the most significant American military memoirs of all time. In an honest and intelligent...


Henry Kissinger The Complete Memoirs E-book Boxed Set: White House Years, Years of Upheaval, Years of Renewal

by Henry Kissinger

This e-book box set includes the complete memoirs of Henry Kissinger, detailing his life and work.

White House Years: One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years...


The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents: Exploring History One Week at a Time

by Dennis Gaffney & Peter Gaffney

"A bite of history a day, all year long . . ."

Flawless storytelling, expert research, and intriguing, one-page essays make The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents perfect for history buffs.

The Presidents addresses...


Three Years With Grant: As Recalled by War Correspondent

by Sylvanus Cadwallader

During the Civil War, Sylvanus Cadwallader, a war correspondent employed first by the Chicago Times and later for the New York Herald, was attached to General Grant’s headquarters from 1862 to 1865. Three...


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.


An Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

by Stephen Brennan

Based in part on his own writings, this is the true story about one of America’s most beloved leaders. From president of the board of New York City Police Commissioners, secretary of the Navy, founder of the...


Wilson

by A. Scott Berg

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, "a brilliant biography"* of the 28th president of the United States.

*Doris Kearns Goodwin

One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands...


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,...


366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military Decisions of America's Greatest President

by Stephen A. Wynalda & Harry Turtledove

A New York Times Best Seller!

In a startlingly innovative format, journalist Stephen A. Wynalda has constructed a painstakingly detailed day-by-day breakdown of president Abraham Lincoln’s decisions in office—including...


The Portable Thomas Jefferson

by Thomas Jefferson

Includes A Summary View of the Rights of British America and Notes on the State of Virginia complete; seventy-nine letters; "Response to the Citizens of Albemarle," 1790; "Opinion on the Constitutionality of...


These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie

by Christopher Andersen

“Christopher Andersen has a real track record when it comes to celebrity bios.…He looks at Jack and Jackie Kennedy during their final year, pondering aloud whether after all the triumphs and betrayals they...


End of Days

by James L. Swanson

In End of Days, James L. Swanson, the New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination—from the Kennedys'...


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...


Roosevelt the Explorer: T.R.'s Amazing Adventures as a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer

by H. Paul Jeffers

Jeffers' book chronicles Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong quests and expeditions-thrilling and often dangerous journeys that produced much important scientific research and took him across North America, South...


Winston Churchill: A Life

by John Keegan

One of the greatest historians writing today gives us a defining portrait of the incomparable Winston Churchill

In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill, acclaimed historian John Keegan offers a very human...


Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

by Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth President of the United States. A leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Party, he was a Governor of New York and a professional historian, naturalist,...


JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President

by Thurston Clarke

A Kirkus Best Book of 2013

A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK’s last hundred days that asks what might have been

Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Noted author...


Thomas Jefferson

by Christopher Hitchens

In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within...