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Presidents & Heads of State

  • No More Champagneby David Lough

    Head of Zeus 2015; Not Available

    The popular image of Churchill conjures up a man of wealth and substance. The reality is that Britain?s most celebrated 20th-century statesman lived for most of his life on a financial cliff-edge. Only fragments of information about his finances have previously emerged. With the help of unprecedented access to Churchill?s private records, David Lough... more...

  • James Madisonby Garry Wills

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 25.99

    A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father. Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look at the life of James Madison, from his rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation of the Articles of Confederation and the first Constitutional Congress. Madison oversaw the first foreign... more...

  • Eisenhowerby Carlo D'Este

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99

    "An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." ? The Washington Post Book World Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it. Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln: A Press Portraitby Herbert Mitgang

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 4.99

    ?To say he is ugly is nothing. To add that his figure is grotesque is to convey no adequate impression.? ?He is destined to occupy in history?a quaintness, originality, courage, honesty, magnanimity and popular force of character such as have never heretofore?? These starkly different 19th century newspaper depictions describe one and the same... more...

  • Destiny and Powerby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 26.50

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize?winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush?s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family, Meacham paints an intimate and... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Piratesby Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    ?Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.? ?Brad Thor This is the... more...

  • No More Champagneby David Lough

    Picador 2015; US$ 32.99

    Meticulously researched by a senior private banker now turned historian, No More Champagne reveals for the first time the full extent of the iconic British war leader's private struggle to maintain a way of life instilled by his upbringing and expected of his public position. Lough uses Churchill's own most private records, many never researched... more...

  • The Washingtonsby Flora Fraser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country?and of the struggle for independence that he led The Washingtons? long union begins in colonial Virginia in 1759, when George Washington woos and weds Martha Dandridge Parke Custis, a pretty, charming, and very rich young widow. The calm early years of their marriage... more...

  • Thatcher's Trialby Kwasi Kwarteng

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    In 1981, Margaret Thatcher faced the greatest challenge of her premiership. After nearly two years in office, the British economy was in a bad condition; unemployment had reached levels not seen since the 1930s; the public finances were in the worst condition since 1945. The Economist memorably describes her on 21st March, 1981: "Mrs Thatcher... more...

  • Mac Baldrigeby Chris Black; B. Jay Cooper; President George H. W. Bush

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    Ronald Reagan assumed the presidency at a time when Japan and Europe, fully recovered from wartime devastation, threatened America?s position as the number one economy in the world. Manufacturing was in decline; traditional industries were being beaten by foreign competitors; many American industries had grown complacent. President Reagan named Mac... more...