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Presidents & Heads of State

  • American Warlordsby Jonathan W. Jordan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95

    ?An incredibly intimate account of the four men who led the nation to victory in the Second World War. Mr. Jordan's book should be required reading for all who seek greater insight into how wars are won. Superbly written, well researched, and highly interesting, American Warlords is in a class by itself.??Jean Edward Smith, Pulitzer Prize Finalist,... more...

  • The Residenceby Kate Andersen Brower

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    A remarkable history with elements of both In the President?s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. America?s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals... more...

  • Lincoln's Giftby Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 17.99

    "Simply the best book that has been published on this great president's humor and stories...Everyone interested in Abraham Lincoln will want to read this."?William C. Harris, author of Lincoln and the Border States Abraham Lincoln has long been admired for his leadership, honesty, and eloquence. But despite his somber reputation, the sixteenth... more...

  • Hissing Cousinsby Marc Peyser; Timothy Dwyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95

    A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's... more...

  • Looking for Lincoln in Illinoisby Bryon C. Andreasen; Guy C. Fraker

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Bryon C. Andreasen is a historian at the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. He previously was a research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the editor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He lives in Bountiful, Utah, near Salt Lake City. more...

  • The Health of the First Ladiesby Ludwig M. Deppisch

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

    This first comprehensive study of the medical histories of America's First Ladies--from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama--discusses their illnesses, their treatments and their physicians in the context of their times. As the categories of illness afflicting Americans have changed through history so have the kinds of maladies affecting the First... more...

  • Ariel Sharonby Uri Dan

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Foreword * 1954: My First Meeting with Ariel Sharon * 1948: The War of Independence * 1956: The Suez Campaign * 1957: An Outstanding Officer * 1962: Adieu Margalith * 1967: The Six Day War * October 1967: Gur's Death * 1968: Repopulating the Promised Land * 1969-1973: Sharon against the Bar-Lev Line * 1970: Sharon Returns * 1973: The Yom Kippur War... more...

  • Washington's Circleby David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    1   ?A Citizen of So Much Consequence?       T he presidency had ?no enticing charms, and no fascinating allurements? for George Washington.1 By 1789 and in his fifty-seventh year, he had become proof of the Talmudic story of how a man comes into the world with his fists clenched wanting everything but leaves it with his hands open desiring... more...

  • The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilotby Blaine Harden

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    Praise for The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot "Blaine Harden takes us on a fascinating journey deep into the dark origins of the North Korean state, leavened by a stirring account of one young man's courageous quest to escape it. Thoroughly transporting."?Daniel James Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat ?Harden... more...

  • Alias "Paine"by Betty J. Ownsbey

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

    The most enigmatic of the associates of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Confederate soldier Lewis Thornton Powell, using the alias Lewis Paine, was a key player in the postwar attempt to undermine the Federal Government. On the night Lincoln was shot, 20-year-old Powell burst into the house of William Seward and attempted to assassinate the Secretary... more...