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Jefferson the Virginian

by Dumas Malone & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2009)

This is the first volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone’s Pulitzer Prize–winning six-volume work on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Based on vast resources, it covers Jefferson’s ancestry,...


Young Mr. Roosevelt

by Stanley Weintraub & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

In Young Mr.Roosevelt Stanley Weintraub evokes Franklin Delano Roosevelt's politicaland wartime beginnings. An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistantsecretary of the Navy in 1913, Roosevelt learned...


JFK, Conservative

by Ira Stoll & Paul Boehmer Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2013)

John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. Heinspired Bill Clinton to go into politics and Lyndon B. Johnson to push forlandmark civil rights laws. His champions insist he would havedone great liberal things had...


John Quincy Adams

by Harlow Giles Unger & Johnny Heller Blackstone Publishing (September 04, 2012)

He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of...


Hitler

by A. N. Wilson & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (March 27, 2012)

Written by acclaimed biographer A. N. Wilson, Hitler is a short, sharp, gripping account of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures. In it, Wilson offers a fresh interpretation of the life of...


These Few Precious Days

by Christopher Andersen & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2013)

They were the original power couple--outlandishly rich,impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne­dys in their final year together, #1 NewYork...


A Just and Generous Nation

by Harold Holzer, Norton Garfinkle & Barry Press Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2015)

In A Just and Generous Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the noted economist Norton Garfinkle present a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our sixteenth president to go to...


The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

by Christopher Hibbert & John Telfer Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

The firstmajor biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latesthistory brings to life the family and the world they lived in: the glittering Romeof the Italian Renaissance.

The nameBorgia...


The Burning of the White House

by Jane Hampton Cook & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2016)

Told from multiple points of view--including James and Dolley Madison and a British admiral--this is the true story of the burning of the White House in 1814.

It's unimaginable today, even for a generation that...


The Last Days of Stalin

by Joshua Rubenstein & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (May 10, 2016)

A scholarly, absorbing narrative of Stalin's last days and the turbulent wake of his dictatorship.

Joshua Rubenstein's riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952, when no one could foresee an end...


The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, Part 1

by Larry Schweikart & John McLain Blackstone Publishing (January 09, 2017)

Back by popular demand, the bestselling Politically Incorrect Guides provide an unvarnished, unapologetic overview of the topics every American needs to know. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents,...


The Good Son

by Christopher Andersen & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day John Died delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys--including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many...


An Honest President

by H. Paul Jeffers & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2012)

Today, Grover Cleveland is chiefly known as the only president to have been elected to two nonconsecutive terms. But in his day, Cleveland was a renowned reformer: an enemy of political machines who joined forces...


Passionate Sage

by Joseph J. Ellis & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 24, 2009)

Here is a fresh look at an astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx.

John Adams, one of the Founding...


Boy Clinton

by R. Emmett Tyrrell & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (April 20, 2009)

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., editor-in-chief of The American Spectator, traces the formative influences on the young, fatherless Clinton by the hustlers and rogues who populated his boyhood hometown of Hot Springs,...


Bill Clinton

by Nigel Hamilton & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

A decade and a half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office...


Jefferson's White House

by James B. Conroy & Donald Corren Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

James B. Conroy, author of the award-winning Lincoln's White House, captures Jefferson's pivotal leadership role and the intrigues and ambitions of a deeply divided young nation.

As the first president to occupy...


Inside Trump's White House

by Doug Wead & Les Connery Center Street (November 26, 2019)

After dozens of books and articles by anonymous sources, here is finally a history of the Trump White House with the President and his staff talking openly, on the record.

In Inside Trump's White House, Doug...


They Said This Day Would Never Come

by Chris Liddell-Westefeld Public Affairs (January 07, 2020)

The thrilling story of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, and the volunteers and staff inspired by his vision of hope and possibility, that propelled the longshot candidate to become the 44th President...


My Father at 100

by Ron Reagan Blackstone Publishing (January 18, 2011)

February 6, 2011, was the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan wrote My Father at 100, an intimate look at the life of his father—one of the most popular presidents...


Abraham Lincoln

by Lord Charnwood & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (April 21, 2011)

For nearly ninety years, Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln has been the standard life history of the Great Emancipator. It has become one of the great classics of modern biography and has been read by millions....


Charles de Gaulle

by Don Cook & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (April 02, 2009)

This magnificent volume by veteran European correspondent Don Cook is the first major biography of de Gaulle written by an American from an American perspective. Rich with new anecdotal material, it offers fresh...


Churchill and Secret Service

by David Stafford & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (September 28, 2009)

Winston Churchill believed passionately in the value of secret intelligence, in times of war as well as of peace. Historian David Stafford makes the compelling case that one cannot understand Churchill's astounding...


Jefferson the President: First Term, 1801-1805

by Dumas Malone, Anna Fields & Cedar House Audio Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

The fourth volume in this Pulitzer Prize-winning work recounts Thomas Jefferson's eventful first presidential term. Though characterized by calmer seas than his second presidential voyage, Jefferson's first...


Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty

by Dumas Malone & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

The third volume in Dumas Malone's distinguished, Pulitzer Prize-winning study of Thomas Jefferson and his time deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson's life. It includes...


When Lions Roar

by Thomas Maier & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

The firstcomprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of theChurchills and the Kennedys and what their special relationship meant forGreat Britain and the United States

When Lions Roar...


Dinner with Churchill

by Cita Stelzer & Davina Porter Blackstone Publishing (January 16, 2013)

A friend once said of Churchill: "He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything." But dinners for Churchill were about more than good food, excellent champagnes, and...


The Lincolns

by Daniel Mark Epstein & Adam Grupper Blackstone Publishing (June 17, 2008)

DanielMark Epstein has produced an incisive and balanced portrait of the Lincolns,from their mysterious and troubled courtship in 1840 until his assassination inFord's Theatre in 1865. For the first time, in...


Final Victory

by Stanley Weintraub & Michael Kramer Blackstone Publishing (July 03, 2012)

When the 1944 presidential election campaign geared up late that spring, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already been in office longer than any other president. Sensing likely weakness, the Republicans mounted an...


The Golden Lad

by Eric Burns & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (February 15, 2016)

Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most fascinating and written-about presidents in American history--yet the most poignant tale about this larger-than-life man has never been told.

More than a century has passed...


The President's First Year

by Douglas Alan Cohn & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2016)

A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of all forty-four presidents in their freshman year of the toughest job in the world

Grouped by the issues the new presidents confronted...


"Mr. President"

by Harlow Giles Unger & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (October 29, 2013)

Although the framers gave the president little authority,Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of hissuccessors. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored...


Heir to the Empire City

by Edward P. Kohn & Nick Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America'sprototypical "cowboy" president--a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdomfrom a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoorscertainly...


All the President's Women

by Barry Levine, Monique El-Faizy & Molly Parker Myers Hachette Books (October 22, 2019)

With groundbreaking interviews, behind-the-scenes reporting, and never-before-seen photos, All the President's Women records 43 new allegations of sexual misconduct against President Trump.During his 2016 presidential...


Andrew Jackson's America

by Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier & Jim Manchester AudioBookShelf (July 01, 2013)

History is dramatic--and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding...


Harry S. Truman

by Robert H. Ferrell & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 1990)

Few US presidents have captured the imagination of the American people as has Harry S. Truman. In this biography, Robert H. Ferrell, widely regarded as an authority on the thirty-third president, challenges...


George Washington

by John R. Alden & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2010)

This extraordinary one-volume biography vividly portrays the unbreakable link between George Washington and the nation he helped create, defend, and govern. It begins in 1754, when Washington, beginning his...


Abraham Lincoln

by Allen C. Guelzo & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (February 10, 2011)

Despite tremendous interest in Abraham Lincoln and his place in one of America's most tumultuous historical periods, little has been written about his religious life. This truly fresh look at the nation's sixteenth...


One Man Great Enough

by John C. Waugh & David Drummond Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2007)

Lincoln is the central axis of this story about America’s seemingly unstoppable march toward war, the shattering of its political landscape, and its grappling with the moral underpinnings of a republic of...


Bill Clinton

by Nigel Hamilton & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

A decade and a half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office...


Ronald Reagan

by John Patrick Diggins & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized from public interest. But like Lincoln, who was also attacked for decades after his death, Reagan deserves to be regarded as one of our greatest...


Blooding at Great Meadows

by Alan Axelrod & David Drummond Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

History celebrates George Washington as the leader of the American Revolution and the father of his country. But what has gone previously unexamined is Washington’s life as a twenty-two-year-old lieutenant...


The Case of Abraham Lincoln

by Julie M. Fenster, Hillary Huber & Douglas Brinkley Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

In 1856, Abraham Lincoln was at a difficult point, personally. Depressed, edgy, and often despondent, he had grown bored with his work as a lawyer. He saw himself as a former congressman with little future in...


Lincoln

by Richard Carwardine, Stefan Rudnicki & Emily Janice Card Blackstone Publishing (February 05, 2009)

As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. This extraordinary biography by one of the most highly...


Drinking with the Democrats

by Mark Will-Weber & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (July 11, 2016)

This new gift edition spin-off of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt looks at the favorite beers, liquors, and cocktail recipes of Democratic presidents and their first ladies.

This election year, celebrate the...


Drinking with the Republicans

by Mark Will-Weber & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 11, 2016)

This election year, celebrate the Republican Party by drinking like a Republican! Organized by president, this fun audiobook is full of cocktail recipes, bar tips, and hysterical drinking anecdotes from all...


John Quincy Adams

by Paul C. Nagel & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (August 24, 2009)

A United States minister, senator, president, and congressman in turn, John Quincy Adams was one of the most prevalent and dedicated Americans in history. Drawing from Adams' seventy-year diary, author Paul...


Churchill and Empire

by Lawrence James & Michael Healy Blackstone Publishing (June 15, 2014)

One of our finest narrative historians, Lawrence James haswritten an illuminating, genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill thatfocuses solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As...


James Madison

by Jeff Broadwater & Johnny Heller Blackstone Publishing (November 19, 2012)

James Madison is remembered primarily as a systematic political theorist, but this bookish and unassuming man was also a practical politician who strove for balance in an age of revolution. In this biography,...


Barack and Joe

by Steven Levingston & Ron Butler Hachette Books (October 08, 2019)

From the Washington Post editor and author of Kennedy and King, a vivid and inspiring account of the "bromance" that developed between Barack Obama and Joe Biden, which captured Americans' imagination and was...