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Wilson

by A. Scott Berg

Longlisted for the 2014 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

"With the prescience that all truly great biographers possess, Berg discovered in Woodrow Wilson a figure who would understand Washington's...


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

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 his signing of...


Rebel to Realist

by Mark Kennedy

Stephen Harper began as a conservative renegade with explicit principles advocating a fiscal and democratic revolution. But over time, he appeared to bend those principles to the demands of political power....


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

They were the original power couple—outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kennedys in their final year together, #1 New York...


End of Days

by James L. Swanson

Here, for the first time in decades, is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of the day President John F. Kennedy was shot, told by James Swanson, author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt, which so vividly...


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...


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...


The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

by Lee Kuan Yew

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...


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...


Kennedy

by Ted Sorensen

The classic, intimate, and magisterial biography of JFK

In January 1953, freshman senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts hired a twenty-four-year-old from Nebraska as his Number Two legislative assistant—on...


The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

by Douglas Brinkley

In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-before-published materials to examine the life and achievements of our "naturalist president." By setting aside more than 230 million acres...


Best Little Stories from the White House: More Than 100 True Stories

by C. Brian Kelly & Ingrid Smyer

Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best...


The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents: Top Ten Rankings of the Best, Worst, Largest, and Most Controversial Facets of the American Presidency

by Thomas R. Flagel

Did you know that Warren G. Harding played poker in the White House at least once a week? Or that Richard Nixon was a Quaker? The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents takes a peek behind the scenes, revealing...


George Washington

by Paul Johnson

By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided...


How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life

by Peter Robinson

As a young speechwriter in the Reagan White House, Peter Robinson was responsible for the celebrated "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech. He was also one of a core group of writers who became informal...


Saddam: King of Terror

by Con Coughlin

Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraq's deposed tyrant

Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of...