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Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him

by Glenn Beck

IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON, THINK AGAIN.

This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever.

His life reads...


Maxims

by Le Duc de

These maxims, of the French Duc, remain one of the best books of its kind, and have been translated into many languages, and frequently into English.

The present edition by John Heard, noted translator of Ronsard,...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world.


The Envy of the World: On Being a Black Man in America

by Ellis Cose

With an eloquence and compassion reminiscent of James Baldwin's Letter to My Nephew, Ellis Cose presents a frank and realistic examination of the daunting challenges facing black men in twenty-first-century...


Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Ouf-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine

by Glenn Beck

#1 New York Times bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction...


Magna Carta

by The 25 Barons

The "Magna Carta" is one of the most famous constitutional documents in the world. To the Americans, it has a sacrosanct bearing and it is seen as a major source of inspiration for the US Constitution. To the...


The United States of Paranoia

by Jesse Walker

A history of America's demons

1693: Cotton Mather suggests that the spirits attacking Salem are allied with the colony's human enemies. At their "Cheef Witch-meetings," he writes, "there has been present some...


The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Secruity Policies

by Edward Shils

One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyism-an essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and...


Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

by Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great has been called a Tom Paine for our times, and in this addition to the Books that Changed the World Series, he vividly introduces...


The Origins of Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt

The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of...


The Original Argument: The Federalists'

by Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck revisited Thomas Paine’s famous pre-Revolutionary War call to action in his #1 New York Times bestseller Glenn Beck’s Common Sense. Now he brings his historical acumen and political savvy to this...


Liberty and Civilization: The Western Heritage

by Roger Scruton

An essential volume of essays commissioned by the American Spectator and edited by the philosopher Roger Scruton, Liberty and Civilization examines the intellectual and spiritual traditions of our belief in...


From Plato to NATO: The Idea of the West and Its Opponents

by David Gress

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

by Julian E Zelizer

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media

Between November 1963, when he became president,...


National Character: A Psycho-Social Perspective

by Alex Inkeles

Alex Inkeles approaches the subject of national character by surveying various definitions, tracing developments through the twentieth century, and by examining the regularity of specific personality patterns...


Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Friendship

by Jon Nixon

For Hannah Arendt, friendship had political relevance and importance. The essence of friendship, she believed, consisted in discourse, and it is only through discourse, she argued, that the world is rendered...


Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency

by Logan Beirne

Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War,...


R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion

by James Connelly, Peter Johnson & Stephen Leach

R. G. Collingwood is an important 20th-century historian, archaeologist and philosopher whose works are the subject of continued interest, analysis and study. There is an unquestionable need to support this...


Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left

by Simon Griffiths

Engaging Enemies examines responses of the British left to Friedrich Hayek, one of the gurus of Thatcherism, and attempts to rethink socialism in response to neoliberalism.


The Trail of the Dinosaur / Reflections on Hanging

by Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler’s publications manifest a wide range of political, scientific and literary interests. The combined edition of The Trail of the Dinosaur and Reflections on Hanging gathers some of his best-known...