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Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising narrative of America s wartime chief executives It sometimes seems, in retrospect, as if America has been almost continuously at war Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial,

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Impeachment: An American History

Impeachment: An American History

Four experts on the American presidency review the only three impeachment cases from history against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton and explore its power and meaning for today Impeachment is rare, and for good reason Designed to check tyrants or defend the nation from a

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Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Are leaders born or made Where does ambition come from How does adversity affect the growth of leadership Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt,

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

This is a book about two people making the most important decisions in the world One is Barack Obama The other is Ben Rhodes.The World As It Is tells the full story of what it means to work alongside a radical leader of how idealism can confront reality and survive of how the White House really

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story brilliantly told of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.The triumph of the American

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The Last of the President's Men

The Last of the President's Men

A new work of narrative nonfiction from bestselling author Bob Woodward Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book The Last of the President s Men Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White

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Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history.Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis At its center stood two

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Richard Nixon: The Life

Richard Nixon: The Life

Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we ve been waiting for Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant Nick Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to

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The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

From master storyteller and historian H W Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America s future in the aftermath of World War II At the height of the Korean War, President Harry

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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

From Pete Souza, the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama An Intimate Portrait, comes a powerful tribute to a bygone era of integrity in politics As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else His years

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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a

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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter, thirty ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.At ninety, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private life with a frankness that is disarming He adds detail

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Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the

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In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

Did you know that many of America s Founding Fathers who fought for liberty and justice for all were slave owners Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were owned by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the

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John Adams

John Adams

The enthralling, often surprising story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee

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Washington: A Life

Washington: A Life

The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life, he carries the reader through Washington s troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Winner of the Lincoln PrizeAcclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln s political genius in this highly original work, as the one term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.On May 18, 1860,

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Truman

Truman

The Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Harry S Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America s beloved and distinguished historian The life of Harry S Truman is one of the greatest of

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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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 heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern

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