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Presidents & Heads of State

  • A Peaceful Conquestby Cara Lea Burnidge

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    A century after his presidency, Woodrow Wilson remains one of the most compelling and complicated figures ever to occupy the Oval Office. A political outsider, Wilson brought to the presidency a distinctive, strongly held worldview, built on powerful religious traditions that informed his idea of America and its place in the world. With A Peaceful... more...

  • The Tunnelsby Greg Mitchell

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall   In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture, and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under... more...

  • The General vs. the Presidentby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter... more...

  • The Spiritual Mandelaby Dennis Cruywagen

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 10.00

    Nelson Mandela revealed nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public pronouncements. But those who were close to him know that he held Christian views, and, at his request, the final part of his funeral followed the Methodist service. This book traces the spiritual aspect of Mandela?s life, from his youth in a traditional... more...

  • American Ulyssesby Ronald C. White

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? From the author of  A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America?s greatest generals?and most misunderstood presidents In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the ?Trinity of Great American Leaders.? But the battlefield commander?turned?commander-in-chief... more...

  • When the Cheering Stoppedby Gene Smith

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The poignant true story of an American president struck by tragedy at the height of his glory. This New York Times bestseller vividly chronicles the stunning decline in Woodrow Wilson?s fortunes after World War I and draws back the curtain on one of the strangest episodes in the history of the American presidency.   Author Gene Smith brilliantly... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson, vie, liberté et bonheurby André Querton

    Primento Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Plongez dans cette biographie surprenante du troisième président des États-Unis ! Thomas Jefferson a rédigé seul, à 33 ans, la Déclaration d?indépendance des États-Unis d?Amérique. Il a été gouverneur de Virginie, ministre plénipotentiaire à Paris, secrétaire d?État, vice-président puis président, demeurant dix-huit ans au sommet du jeune État... more...

  • Reaganby Iwan Morgan

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 29.00

    The Reagan era is usually seen as an era of unheralded prosperity, and as a high-watermark of Republican success. President Ronald Reagan?s belief in ?Reaganomics?,his media-friendly sound-bites and ?can do?personality have come to define the era.However, this was also a time of domestic protest and unrest. Under Reagan the USwas directly involved... more...

  • Man of the Worldby Joe Conason

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    ?Engrossing...detailed and intimate.? ? Publishers Weekly ?Absorbing? ? Kirkus Reviews Veteran political journalist Joe Conason brings you along with Bill Clinton, as the forty-second president blazes new paths in his post-presidential career. It is unlike the second career of any other president: ?Bill Clinton? is a global brand, rising from... more...

  • Wisdom of the Presidentsby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2016; US$ 24.99

    The collected writings and wisdom of four great US presidents: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Featuring both official and personal letters, documents, speeches, and articles, this brilliant anthology is filled with the ideas and observations of four iconic leaders who not only guided their... more...