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The Partly Cloudy Patriot

by Sarah Vowell Simon & Schuster (August 27, 2002)

From public radio This American Life contributor and self-described “history nerd” Sarah Vowell comes a collection of humorous and personal essays investigating American history, pop culture and Buffy the...


The Point of Departure

by Robin Cook Simon & Schuster (January 06, 2004)

On 17 March 2003, Robin Cook, Leader of the House of Commons and former Foreign Secretary, resigned from the Cabinet in protest against the coming war in Iraq. His resignation speech against that war prompted...


The Choice

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2005)

The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and...


The Defining Moment

by Jonathan Alter Simon & Schuster (May 02, 2006)

This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people...


Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power

by Joseph Margulies Simon & Schuster (June 27, 2006)

In his address to the nation on September 20, 2001, President Bush declared war on terrorism and set in motion a detention policy unlike any we have ever seen. Since then, the United States has seized thousands...


Treason

by Bill Powell Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2002)

A high-level Russian spy secretly working for the CIA is betrayed and arrested in Moscow. In Washington, counterintelligence agents search for a traitor in the upper reaches of the CIA. In the middle of it all...


The Bomb in the Basement

by Michael Karpin Simon & Schuster (January 03, 2006)

THE BOMB IN THE BASEMENT tells the fascinating story of how Israel became the Middle East's only nuclear power and -- unlike Iraq and Iran -- succeeded in keeping its atomic program secret.

Veteran Israeli...


No Way Renee

by Renee Richards & John Ames Simon & Schuster (February 06, 2007)

In 1975, at the age of forty, Richard Raskind, a renowned eye surgeon and highly ranked amateur tennis player, "died," and Renée Richards was "born," in what was to become the most public and highly scrutinized...


Middle Church

by Bob Edgar Simon & Schuster (September 05, 2006)

The radical religious right has put the wrong issues at the top of the moral agenda for America, says Bob Edgar, the general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA and a former six-term congressman....


I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

by Amy Wilentz Simon & Schuster (August 15, 2006)

From one of our most astute contemporary writers, Amy Wilentz, comes an irreverent, inventive portrait of the state of California and its unlikely governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The prizewinning author, a...


The J Curve

by Ian Bremmer Simon & Schuster (August 29, 2006)

Locate nations on the J Curve -- left for authoritarian, right for democratic. Then figure out how to force those on the left to open their societies, rather than encouraging them to shut them tighter by further...


The Price of Loyalty

by Ron Suskind Simon & Schuster (January 13, 2004)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's explosive account of the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration, the most secretive White House of modern times.

This vivid, unfolding narrative is like no other...


Bush at War

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (November 19, 2002)

With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers, after the initial shock of the September 11 attacks,...


Applebee's America

by Ron Fournier, Douglas B. Sosnik & Matthew J. Dowd Simon & Schuster (September 05, 2006)

In this era of technology, terror, and massive social change, it takes a deft touch to connect with Americans. Applebee's America cracks the twenty-first-century code for political, business, and religious leaders...


On Paradise Drive

by David Brooks Simon & Schuster (May 25, 2004)

The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization...


Veil

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2005)

Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American foreign policy in the 1980s.


Plan of Attack

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (April 19, 2004)

Plan of Attack is the definitive account of how and why President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein and occupy Iraq. Bob Woodward's latest landmark...


Team of Rivals

by Doris Kearns Goodwin Simon & Schuster (October 25, 2005)

Winner of the Lincoln Prize

Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity...


At Canaan's Edge

by Taylor Branch Simon & Schuster (January 10, 2006)

At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling...


How Israel Lost

by Richard Ben Cramer Simon & Schuster (May 04, 2004)

Once in a great while, a book comes along that not only discusses a topic of interest, it changes the boundaries of that discussion forever. This is such a book. In How Israel Lost Richard Ben Cramer analyzes...


The Good Book

by Andrew Blauner Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2015)

Thirty-two prominent writers share the Bible passages most meaningful to them in this “Sunday School class you’ve been waiting for” (Garrison Keillor).

The Good Book, with an introduction by Adam Gopnik,...