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Abraham Lincoln the Practical Mystic

by Francis Grierson

A knowledge of the influences which ruled the life of Lincoln, the greatest of practical mystics, is essential now that a new form of paganism and slavery threatens humanity. In Lincoln's time the black slaves...


Grant

by Ron Chernow

#1 New York Times bestseller

New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of 2017

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents,...


Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age

by Jimmy Carter

The former president's personal tale of political intrigue and social conflict during his first campaign for public office. Iluminates the origins of his commitment to human rights and bears further witness...


American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2009

by Jon Meacham

The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the...


Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism

by Peter Schweizer

Reagan’s War is the story of Ronald Reagan’s personal and political journey as an anti-communist, from his early days as an actor to his years in the White House. Challenging popular misconceptions of Reagan...


41: A Portrait of My Father

by George W. Bush

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.

 

Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless...


The Notes

by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan left behind a legacy that America willnever forget. Now, in this one-of-a-kind collection of his most intimatethoughts, his favorite quotations by others, and his own most collectiblejokes, all...


Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages

by Lucas E. Morel & Clarence Thomas

Since Abraham Lincoln's death, generations of Americans have studied his life, presidency, and leadership, often remaking him into a figure suited to the needs and interests of their own time. This illuminating...


The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II

by Nicholas Wapshott

Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.

May 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt—recently reelected to a second term...


Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan: Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan

by Ralph E. Weber & Ralph A. Weber

Ronald Reagan, one of America’s most beloved presidents, is now gone. But his voice lives on in this stirring and very personal collection of letters written during his presidency to his fellow Americans,...


Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

by Stephen Kotkin

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world

It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire,...


Kennedy: His Life and Legacy

by Ben Nussbaum

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the untimely death of America’s most popular president, Kennedy: His Life & Legacy is a candid look at the charisma and excitement that captured the nation during...


The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved

by Christopher Andersen

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic look into the lives of the Kennedys—including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night...


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

by Barbara Leaming

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

The untold story of how one woman's life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma.

Barbara Leaming's extraordinary and deeply sensitive...


Reagan's Journey: Lessons From a Remarkable Career

by Margot Morrell

A RENOWNED LEADERSHIP EXPERT EXAMINES THE LIFE OF R ONALD REAGAN, EXTRACTING THE KEY C OMPONENTS OF HIS IMMENSE S UCCESS—PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL—AND OFFERS AN ILLUMINATING MODEL F OR LEADERS AND MANAGERS...


Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

by Jonathan Darman

In politics, the man who takes the highest spot after a landslide is not standing on solid ground.

 

In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American...


Caught in the Crossfire: Kerry Thornley, Oswald and the Garrison Investigation

by Adam Gorightly

The strange saga of Lee Harvey Oswald’s Marine Corps pal, Kerry Thornley, and his connections to the JFK assassination conspiracy.


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns

New York Times Bestseller 

A vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation, which expands on the hugely acclaimed seven-part PBS documentary series,...


Mein Kampf (James Murphy Translation)

by Adolf Hitler & James Murphy

Hitler's Mein Kampf combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of his political ideology. Hitler began the book while imprisoned for "political crimes" after his failed government take-over. Though...