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Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare

by Lloyd C. Gardner

With Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign...


Democratic Vanguardism: Modernity, Intervention, and the Making of the Bush Doctrine

by Michael Harland

Democratic Vanguardism explores the origins, development, and implication of the United States’ policy after 9/11 to promote democracy by force and thereby advance its national security. It explores disputes...


Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

by Garry Wills

A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy.

In Bomb Power, bestselling author Garry Wills presents a blistering critique of excessive executive...


Assassination!: The Brick Chronicle of Attempts on the Lives of Twelve US Presidents

by Brendan Powell Smith

Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament and The Brick Bible: The New Testament, author Brendan Powell Smith offers a new take on American history. For more than a decade,...


The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics--And Can Again

by Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican...


The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America

by Eric Alterman & Mark Green

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney & Inderjeet Parmar

The 2008 presidential election was celebrated around the world as a seminal moment in U.S. political and racial history. White liberals and other progressives framed the election through the prism of change,...


The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President

by Allan J. Lichtman

Prominent political analyst and historian, Allan J. Lichtman, presents thirteen historical factors, or 'keys,' that have successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections from 1860 to 2004.


Buckeye Presidents: Ohioans in the White House

by Philip Weeks

Only two states can claim the title "the Mother of U.S. Presidents", Ohio and Virginia. Fifteen presidents have hailed from either Ohio or Virginia, though one of those men, William Henry Harrison is attributed...


Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought

by H. Lee, Jr. Cheek, Sean R. Busick & Carey M. Roberts

In 1826 Americans witnessed the spectacle of President John Quincy Adams and Vice-President John C. Calhoun taking to the press to debate the nature of power and liberty under the pseudonyms “Patrick Henry”...


Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure

by Scott Farris

It's been fifty years since JFK’s assassination and nearly twenty since Ronald Reagan disappeared from public life. While they never ran head-to-head, they developed their legacies in competing ways and...


The Presidency and Economic Policy

by Chris J. Dolan, John Frendreis & Raymond Tatalovich

The Presidency and the Economic Policy offers an update on how economic issues have developed and evolved since the first version of the book was published in 1994. This book addresses the extent to which the...


Whitewash IV: The Top Secret Warren Commission Transcript of the JFK Assassination

by Harold Weisberg & Jim Lesar

Whitewash IV tells the story of Harold Weisberg’s fight for public disclosure of the Warren Commission executive session transcript of January 27, 1964. This epic battle of one man against the state is a significant...


Whitewash III: The Photographic Whitewash of the JFK Assassination

by Harold Weisberg

Influential assassination researcher Harold Weisberg revolves the third installment in his Whitewash series around the photographic evidence available to government officials investigating the death of John...


Whitewash II: The FBI-Secret Service Cover-Up

by Harold Weisberg & David Wrone

Weisberg’s first volume in the Whitewash series dissected the Warren Report and its failure to confront evidence of conspiracy in the JFK assassination. In this sequel he shows how the agencies of the investigation—the...


Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report

by Harold Weisberg

Harold Weisberg’s Whitewash was originally self-published in 1965, at a time when few publishing houses would consider a book challenging the Warren Report. Written in Harold’s fiercely passionate yet scrupulously...


The Man Who Killed Kennedy

by Roger Stone & Mike Colapietro

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ hit the New York Times bestseller list the week of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Consummate political insider Roger...


CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK

by Patrick Nolan & Henry C. Lee

The US Central Intelligence Agency is no stranger to conspiracy and allegations of corruption. Across the globe, violent coups have been orchestrated, high-profile targets kidnapped, and world leaders dispatched...


Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

by Rahul Sagar

Secrets and Leaks examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How then...


Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet

by James Mann

When George W. Bush campaigned for the White House, he was such a novice in foreign policy that he couldn't name the president of Pakistan and momentarily suggested he thought the Taliban was a rock-and-roll...