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Breckinridge

by William C. Davis

John C. Breckinridge rose to prominence during one of the most turbulent times in our nation's history. Widely respected, even by his enemies, for his dedication to moderate liberalism, Breckinridge's charisma...


Lincoln and Black Freedom

by LaWanda Cox & James M. McPherson

In Lincoln and Black Freedom, LaWanda Cox takes issue with historians who have pictured Lincoln as a white supremacist moved by political expediency to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. She argues that Lincoln...


Kwame Nkrumah

by Jeffrey S. Ahlman

A new biography of Ghana?s Kwame Nkrumah, one of the most influential political figures in twentieth-century African history.

As the first prime minister and president of the West African state of Ghana, Kwame...


Kwame Nkrumah

by Jeffrey S. Ahlman

A new biography of Ghana?s Kwame Nkrumah, one of the most influential political figures in twentieth-century African history.

As the first prime minister and president of the West African state of Ghana, Kwame...


Getting Right with Lincoln

by Edward Steers & Joseph Garrera

Did Abraham Lincoln hate his father so much that he would not visit him on his deathbed or buy him a tombstone? Is it true that Ann Rutledge, who died tragically young, was the real love of his life? Did he...


Lincolnomics

by John F. Wasik

The only biography of its kind, Lincolnomics narrates The Great Emancipator?s untold legacy as The Great Builder of American infrastructure?developer of an economic ladder to democracy through national transportation,...


Martin Van Buren

by Edward M. Shepard

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


EXCEPTIONALLY UPSETTING: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about it

by Howard Burton

As American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this "exceptional nation" can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before. With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed...


A View from Abroad

by Jeanne E. Abrams

Reveals how the European travels of John and Abigail Adams helped define what it meant to be an American

From 1778 to 1788, the Founding Father and later President John Adams lived in Europe as a diplomat. Joined...


Charles de Gaulle

by William R. Keylor

In this definitive history, William R. Keylor traces the tumultuous relationship between Charles de Gaulle and a host of other key twentieth-century figures: his former mentor Marshal Philippe Pétain, who headed...


Unfading Light

by Richard Fritzky, Todd Brewster, Richard Brookhiser & Douglas Egerton et al.

Rich Fritzky poses five questions to forty-five individuals who have devoted much, if not all of their lives, to Abraham Lincoln. The individuals reveal what led them to him in the first place, the attribute...


Unfading Light

by Richard Fritzky, Todd Brewster, Richard Brookhiser & Douglas Egerton et al.

Rich Fritzky poses five questions to forty-five individuals who have devoted much, if not all of their lives, to Abraham Lincoln. The individuals reveal what led them to him in the first place, the attribute...


Tower of Lies

by Barbara A. Res

Barbara A. Res worked directly with Donald Trump for eighteen years on some of his biggest projects and had nearly unlimited access to him. Trump selected Res to be in charge of construction of Trump Tower,...


Abraham Lincoln

by James Russell Lowell

Abraham Lincoln is a classic biographical novel by James Russell Lowell.

When Lincoln took office as President of the United States, the nation was fraught with problems, not the least of which was slavery and...


Embracing Complexity - A Conversation with David Cannadine

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and eminent historian David Cannadine, Princeton University. This thoughtful conversation includes an examination of different aspects...


Augustus

by John Buchan

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


A President Like No Other

by Conrad Black

Conrad Black, bestselling author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom, Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, and Flight of the Eagle: America?s Rise from Colonial Upstart to the World?s Superpower,...


Go West Mr. President

by Michael F. Blake

In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt planned a tour of the mid-West and Western states. It was dubbed the “Great Loop Tour,” being careful not to call it a campaign tour, although he intended to seek re-election...


Nell

by Susanna De Vries

Attractive Nell Tritton was determined to embrace a life of adventure after her elder siblings died in the 1919 flu pandemic. She became Brisbane?s first female journalist and won prizes for rally driving before...


The Education of John Adams

by R. B. Bernstein

The Education of John Adams is the first biography of John Adams by a biographer with legal training. It examines his origins in colonial Massachusetts, his education, and his struggle to choose a career and...