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Presidents & Heads of State

  • Lincoln's Giftby Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    "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

    Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power "Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer have hit upon a most ingenious angle on the endlessly revelatory Roosevelt family, yielding a vivid, occasionally mind-boggling view of the conflicting impulses in our national character. Their portrait of these first cousins at... 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 Presidents Fact Book Revised and Updated!by Roger Matuz; Bill Harris; Thomas J. Craughwell

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2015; US$ 19.75

    In time for the 2015 presidential election cycle, this revised paperback edition is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide on the presidents and includes the milestones of Barack Obama's first and second terms . The Presidents Fact Book is a complete compendium of all things presidential and a sweeping survey of American history through the... 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

    In 1954 reporter Uri Dan met a young military commander named Ariel Sharon and followed him closely for more than half a century. Dan became Sharon's trusted advisor and a witness to the defining moments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--from secret meetings with heads of state to open warfare in the Sinai. This riveting combination of political... 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

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Camp 14 , Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power, and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state and delivered the first MiG-15 into American hands In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot , New York Times bestselling author Blaine... 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...

  • In His Father's Shadowby Stanley A. Renshon

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation of Bush and identifies those pivotal changes that allowed him to achieve success in his personal life and in the political arena, and shows how... more...