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The Problem with Lincoln

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo Regnery History (July 07, 2020)

The Problem with Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was widely and deeply unpopular during his presidency. And for good reason.

He overturned our original constitutional order, violated the rights of Americans both North...


George Washington, Entrepreneur

by John Berlau All Points Books (June 29, 2020)

A business biography of George Washington, focusing on his many innovations and inventions.

George Washington: general, statesman...businessman? Most people don't know that Washington was the country's first...


Wounded Titans

by Max Lerner, Robert Schmuhl & David Greenberg Arcade (June 06, 2017)

Readers who miss the magisterial pronunciamentos of the late Max Lerner . . . will relish this collection of Lerner's writings on a subject that preoccupied him." Booklist

Max Lerner taught generations of Americans...


Winston Churchill and the Treasure of Mapungubwe Hill

by Chris Angus Yucca (September 02, 2014)

Only the past can save the future for Winston Churchill, and it's a past with many secrets.

There is vast treasure hidden in an almost impregnable Central African fortress surrounded by cliffs. The mountain is...


Carnage and Courage

by Page Wilson Yucca (November 03, 2015)

Carnage and Courage is the story of an American woman's journey from upper-crust ingénue to a career in the US diplomatic corps. At President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's behest, Page Wilson left the US to serve...


Without a Country

by J. Malcolm Garcia Hot Books (September 26, 2017)

Many Americans believe service in the military to be a quintessential way to demonstrate patriotism. We expect those who serve to be treated with respect and dignity. However, as in so many aspects of our politics,...


I Call Him "Mr. President"

by Michael Patrick Shiels, Ken Raynor & Barbara Bush Skyhorse (September 05, 2017)

A Presidential Tale of Friendship, Travel, and the Great Outdoors—Newly Updated!

In I Call Him “Mr. President”, Ken Raynor—head professional at Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine, for thirty-eight...


"They Have Killed Papa Dead!"

by Anthony S. Pitch Skyhorse (September 11, 2018)

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch?s thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy...


The President Is Dead!

by Louis L. Picone Skyhorse (August 16, 2016)

*Updated Edition*

A fun, anecdote-filled, encyclopedic look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths of every president and a few “almost presidents,” such as Jefferson Davis.

Packed with fun facts and...


Sh*t Politicians Say

by Jesse Ventura Skyhorse (July 12, 2016)

From the moment a Founding Father first asked for a vote, politicians have been saying dumb stuff. From George Washington to George Bush (both of them!) right on to present-day pundits like Donald Trump, Sarah...


The Missing JFK Assassination Film

by Gayle Nix Jackson Skyhorse (July 12, 2016)

Orville Nix is not the typical JFK assassination book. This book does not attempt to answer the question of who killed John F. Kennedy; instead, it addresses why we should question the actions of those involved...


Liberalism's Last Hurrah

by Gary A. Donaldson Skyhorse (March 01, 2016)

The 1964 campaign was a turning point in the nation's politics and one of the rare elections in American history marked by sharp ideological divisions. Differences over race relations, the Vietnam War, and federal...


On the Trail of the JFK Assassins

by Dick Russell Skyhorse (November 22, 2008)

Using newly declassified information, Dick Russell builds on three decades of painstaking research in On the Trail of the JFK Assassins, offering one of the most comprehensive and authoritative examinations...


A Secret Life

by Charles Lachman Skyhorse (August 01, 2011)

The child was born on September 14, 1874, at the only hospital in Buffalo, New York, that offered maternity services for unwed mothers. It was a boy, and though he entered the world in a state of illegitimacy,...


Oswald, Mexico, and Deep Politics

by Peter Dale Scott Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Peter Dale Scott has written extensively on the Kennedy assassination and other dark corners of the American political scene. His encyclopedic knowledge enables him to connect the dots among the players, the...


A Farewell to Justice

by Joan Mellen Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Working with thousands of previously unreleased documents and drawing on more than one thousand interviews, with many witnesses speaking out for the first time, Joan Mellen revisits the investigation of New...


The Poison Patriarch

by Mark Shaw Skyhorse (October 01, 2013)

Focusing for the first time on why attorney general Robert F. Kennedy wasn't killed in 1963 instead of on why President John F. Kennedy was, Mark Shaw offers a stunning and provocative assassination theory that...


CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys

by Patrick Nolan & Henry C. Lee Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

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...


They Killed Our President

by Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell & David Wayne Skyhorse (October 01, 2013)

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past fifty years, you're aware of the many hypotheses that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not done by one man. Whether you've read one or a...


We Were There

by Allen Childs Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day...


Never Again!

by Harold Weisberg Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Originally published in 1995, and in the same classic investigative style of Whitewash and Case Open, Harold Weisberg turns his sharp investigative eye towards the events surrounding the autopsy of John F. Kennedy....


Frame-Up

by Harold Weisberg & James Earl Ray Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Back in print with its original title, Harold Weisberg's detailed and devastating analysis of the Martin Luther King assassination is as timely as ever. Originally published in 1970, this book examines the circumstances...


Accessories After the Fact

by Sylvia Meagher, Peter Dale Scott & Richard S. Schweiker Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Originally published in 1967, Meagher's masterful dissection of the Warren Report, based on the Warren Commission's own evidence, has stood the test of time. In some cases, declassifications of government records...


Betrayal in Dallas

by Mark North Skyhorse (October 01, 2013)

John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Longtime local district attorney Henry Wade, an LBJ crony who would have sole jurisdiction over...


Act of Treason

by Mark North Skyhorse (July 01, 2011)

In this meticulously researched classic of the JFK conspiracy genre that Library Journal calls "sensational," Mark North argues convincingly that President John F. Kennedy died as the result of a plot masterminded...


Hear No Evil

by Donald Byron Thomas & Jim Lesar Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Did a shot from the "grassy knoll" kill President Kennedy? If so, was Oswald part of a conspiracy or an innocent patsy? Why have scientific experts who examined the evidence failed to put such questions to rest?...


Oswald in New Orleans

by Harold Weisberg & Jim Garrison Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Harold Weisberg was foremost among the early trailblazers who saw the inadequacy of the Warren Report's solution to the crime of the century. He tirelessly petitioned the government and used the courts to force...


Mandela

by Bob Crew Skyhorse (December 17, 2013)

Nelson Mandela is known worldwide as a great moral and political leader, the first democratically elected South African president, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and a beacon of interracial goodwill....


The General's Cook

by Ramin Ganeshram Arcade (November 06, 2018)

** Library Journal's Editor's Pick! **

Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington’s chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his...


The Last President of Europe

by William Drozdiak & Paul Hodgson Public Affairs (April 28, 2020)

A revelatory examination of the global impact of Emmanuel Macron's tumultuous presidency

A political novice leading a brand new party, in 2017 Emmanuel Macron swept away traditional political forces and emerged...


Commander in Cheat

by Rick Reilly Hachette Books (April 02, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming." -- The New Yorker

"Golf is the spine of this...


Going to the Mountain

by Ndaba Mandela & Michael Boatman Hachette Book Group (June 26, 2018)

The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of a child who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians...


Bibi

by Anshel Pfeffer & Paul Boehmer Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2018)

A deeply reported biography of the controversial Israeli prime minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel today without first understanding the man who leads it

For many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin...


Ragtime in the White House

by Eliot Vestner City Point Press (June 16, 2020)

History played a trick on McKinley. He has been consigned to the shadows between Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, vilified or ignored by historians . . . It is a richly undeserved fate.

As Eliot Vestner demonstrates...


Rivals unto Death

by Rick Beyer Hachette Books (February 07, 2017)

From the bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series comes this epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry.

The...


The President Will See You Now

by Peggy Grande Hachette Books (February 21, 2017)

"Peggy Grande's memoir is the book to read on Ronald Reagan's post-presidential years.... Among the most unique and touching [books] ever done on the man... Wonderful."--The American Spectator In The President...


Revolutionary Brothers

by Tom Chaffin St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2019)

In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four-decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.

Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette shared a singularly...


Free, Melania

by Kate Bennett Flatiron Books (December 02, 2019)

The first behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most enigmatic First Lady in U.S. history

Melania Trump is an enigma. Regardless of your political leanings, she is fascinating--a First Lady who, in many ways,...


The Hermit King

by Chung Min Lee All Points Books (November 04, 2019)

North Korea is poised at the crossroads of history. Which direction will its leader take?

Throughout the world, oppressive regimes are being uprooted and replaced by budding democracies, but one exception remains:...


When Reagan Sent In the Marines

by Patrick J. Sloyan Thomas Dunne Books (December 02, 2019)

"In this formidable narrative, the prize-winning and super honest reporter, Patrick Sloyan, adds the depth of a scholar's context to produce a gripping reminder of why we should never forget history. He makes...


The Lincoln Conspiracy

by Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch Flatiron Books (May 04, 2020)

The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President...


If You Give a Pig the White House

by Faye Kanouse & Amy Zhing Castle Point Books (September 30, 2019)

A coiffed and blustery pig has shoved his way into the White House! A cleverly worded and illustrated picture book, this is the adult parody of the beloved children's cautionary tale, If You Give a Pig a Pancake...


History's 9 Most Insane Rulers

by Scott Rank Regnery History (May 12, 2020)

Few mixtures are as toxic as absolute power and insanity. When nothing stands between a leader's delusional whims and seeing them carried out, all sorts of bizarre outcomes are possible.

This book will look...


Abdullah Gül and the Making of the New Turkey

by Gerald MacLean Oneworld Publications (October 02, 2014)

Drawing on original research, including personal interviews with President Abdullah Gül as well as his wife and close circle of colleagues and friends, this fascinating account offers readers a portrait of...


Someone to Watch Over Me

by Eric Burns Pegasus Books (March 07, 2017)

Eleanor Roosevelt is viewed as one of the most pioneering women in American history. But she was also one of the most enigmatic and lonely. Her loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship...


Working with Winston

by Cita Stelzer & Randolph Churchill Pegasus Books (May 14, 2019)

An original and insightful look at Winston Churchill through the eyes of those who knew him best—the women who worked with him throughout his life.

All politicians adopt a public persona that they believe contributes...


Rising Star, Setting Sun

by John T Shaw Pegasus Books (May 01, 2018)

After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November 8, 1960, over Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s former vice president, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States....


Stalin's Scribe

by Brian Boeck Pegasus Books (February 05, 2019)

A masterful and definitive biography of one of the most misunderstood and controversial writers in Russian literature.

Mikhail Sholokhov is arguably one of the most contentious recipients of the Nobel Prize in...


The Golden Lad

by Eric Burns Pegasus Books (February 15, 2016)

More than a century has passed since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, but he still continues to fascinate. He became a war hero, reformed the NYPD, busted the largest railroad and oil trusts, passed...


Napoleon

by Michael Broers Pegasus Books (October 15, 2015)

All previous lives of Napoleon have relied more on the memoirs of others than on his own uncensored words. This is the first life of Napoleon, in any language, that makes full use of his newly released personal...