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Presidents & Heads of State

  • Murdering the Presidentby Fred Rosen; Hank Garfield

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    Shortly after being elected president of the United States, James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau. But contrary to what is written in most history books, Garfield didn?t linger and die. He survived. Alexander Graham Bell raced against time to invent the world?s first metal detector to locate the bullet in Garfield?s body so that doctors could... more...

  • Theodore the Greatby Daniel Ruddy

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 27.99

    Theodore Roosevelt has a complicated legacy. To some, he was the quintessential American patriot and hero, a valiant soldier who won the Congressional Medal of Honor. Others remember him as a cultural icon, the man who brandished a "big Stick," proclaimed the "Square Deal," led a "Strenuous Life," and inspired the "Teddy Bear." He was a farsighted... more...

  • The Burning of the White Houseby Jane Hampton Cook

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    It's unimaginable today, even for a generation that saw the Twin Towers fall and the Pentagon attacked. It's unimaginable because in 1814 enemies didn't fly overhead, they marched through the streets; and for 26 hours in August, the British enemy marched through Washington, D.C. and set fire to government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol and... more...

  • Maydayby Michael Beschloss

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The ?definitive? book on the U-2 episode and its disastrous impact on the future of the Cold War ( Kirkus Reviews ). On May Day 1960, Soviet forces downed a CIA spy plane flown deep into Soviet territory by Francis Gary Powers two weeks before a crucial summit. This forced President Dwight Eisenhower to decide whether, in an effort to save the... more...

  • The Crisis Yearsby Michael Beschloss

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The groundbreaking and revelatory tale of the most dangerous years of the Cold War and the two leaders who held the fate of the world in their hands. This bestselling history takes us into the tumultuous period from 1960 through 1963 when the Berlin Wall was built and the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States... more...

  • At the Highest Levelsby Michael Beschloss; Strobe Talbott

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The riveting behind-the-scenes account of the Cold War?s endgame and the secret negotiations that changed world history. When US President George Bush met with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1989, the Berlin Wall had fallen and the twin policies of perestroika and glasnost were bringing new freedoms to millions of people across the... more...

  • Kennedy and Rooseveltby Michael Beschloss; James MacGregor Burns

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The tempestuous relationship between a towering American president and the founder of an American political dynasty?and its impact on history. When Franklin Roosevelt ran for president in 1932, he won support from the little-known, Boston-born financier and ex-Hollywood mogul Joseph Kennedy. The politician and the businessman formed a partnership... more...

  • John Adams: Writings from the New Nation, 1784-1826by John Adams; Gordon S. Wood

    Library of America 2016; US$ 40.00

    Gordon S. Wood presents the final volume in his definitive three-volume edition of the writings of a great American Founder.  A powerful polemicist, insightful political theorist, and tireless diplomat, John Adams (1735?1826) was a vital and controversial figure during the early years of the American republic. Once overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson,... more...

  • The Emperor Neroby Anthony A. Barrett; Elaine Fantham; John C. Yardley

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Nero's reign (AD 54?68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians?not to mention Nero's murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war. The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the... more...

  • Bushby Jean Edward Smith

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 24.50

    Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself?most disastrously in invading Iraq?and how these decisions were often driven by the President?s deep religious faith. George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United... more...