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  • Mr. Putinby Fiona Hill; Clifford G. Gaddy

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions... more...

  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacyby Frederick Hatch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015;

    The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was fully functioning. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial... more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius?s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history?s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine?s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These... more...

  • Lillian Carterby Grant Hayter-Menzies

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Written with the cooperation of President Jimmy Carter and his family, this book provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of the woman who--as nurse, mother and social justice activist in segregated southwest Georgia--made a lifelong habit of breaking the rules defining a woman's place in and out of the home and the status of blacks in society.... more...

  • The Irish Brotherhoodby Helen O'Donnell

    Counterpoint 2015;

    The Irish Brotherhood is the history of Jack Kennedy?s original political inner circle. Led by Bobby Kennedy, Kenny O?Donnell, Larry O?Brien, and Dave Powers they were tough minded, Irish-Catholic guys who were joined together by a common ambition to see Jack Kennedy through to the White House. War veterans who were young, ambitious, and they wanted... more...

  • The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adamsby Phyllis Lee Levin

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 35.99

    A compelling look at our sixth president, the first biography to look closely at JQ?s international life and at his complicated and troubled marriage more...

  • Kennedy Wivesby Amber Hunt; David Batcher

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

     The Kennedys endure as American icons because of the mix between power and vulnerability that so many of them embodied. Our fascination and connection to them comes most strongly through the wives, whose pain, heartbreak, and grief seemed immensely public and lonely and personal at the same time. The Tragic Lives of the Kennedy Wives examines five... more...

  • Elagabalby Klaus Altmayer

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 16.38

    Der junge Kaiser Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (218?222), besser bekannt unter dem Namen Elagabal, war eine der schillerndsten Gestalten auf dem Thron der römischen Cäsaren. Die literarischen Quellen schildern die Regierung dieses Teenagerkaisers, der im Alter von 14 Jahren in Syrien zum Herrscher ausgerufen wurde, äußerst negativ. So bemühten die antiken... more...

  • Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friendby Christo Brand; Barbara Jones

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid.  Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose to serve as a prison guard rather than embrace the brutality and danger inherent in the work of soldiers and policemen.  Assigned to the... more...

  • Helmut Kohlby Henning Köhler

    Bastei Entertainment 2014; US$ 24.08

    Ist er nun einer der ganz Großen oder nicht? An der Bedeutung Helmut Kohls scheiden sich die Geister. Warum eigentlich? Für seine Kritiker war Helmut Kohl der Kanzler des Aussitzens. Im entscheidenden Moment aber hat er Geschichte gemacht. Als die Wiedervereinigung möglich schien, hat er die Chance erkannt und entschlossen gehandelt. Das Deutschland,... more...