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Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Edited by Ralph E. Weber and Ralph A. Weber
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ISBN: 9780307487438
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Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Edited by Ralph E. Weber and Ralph A. Weber


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2010
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Ronald Reagan, one of America’s most beloved presidents, is now gone. But his voice lives on in this stirring and very personal collection of letters written during his presidency to his fellow Americans, showing us a new and surprisingly intimate side of our fortieth president.

During even the busiest times in... Read more >
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The Death of American Virtue
The Death of American Virtue
Written by Ken Gormley
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ISBN: 9780307459787
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The Death of American Virtue
Clinton vs. Starr
Written by Ken Gormley


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 16, 2010
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Ten years after one of the most polarizing political scandals in American history, author Ken Gormley offers an insightful, balanced, and revealing analysis of the events leading up to the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton. From Ken Starr’s initial Whitewater investigation through the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit to... Read more >
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Just Jackie
Just Jackie
Written by Edward Klein
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ISBN: 9780307574817
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Just Jackie
Her Private Years
Written by Edward Klein


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2009
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In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has never been told before. For this myth-shattering portrait, Klein has amassed a wealth of exclusive information from private documents and... Read more >
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The River of Doubt
The River of Doubt
Written by Candice Millard
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ISBN: 9780307575081
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The River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Written by Candice Millard


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2009
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At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most... Read more >
Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
Written by John Milton Cooper, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307273017
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Woodrow Wilson

Written by John Milton Cooper, Jr.


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $14.99

The first major biography of America’s twenty-eighth president in nearly two decades, from one of America’s foremost Woodrow Wilson scholars.

A Democrat who reclaimed the White House after sixteen years of Republican administrations, Wilson was a transformative president—he helped create the regulatory bodies and legislation that prefigured FDR’s New Deal and would... Read more >
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Lion of Jordan
Lion of Jordan
Written by Avi Shlaim
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400078288
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Lion of Jordan
The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace
Written by Avi Shlaim


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $19.00

The first major account of the life of an extraordinary soldier and statesman, King Hussein of Jordan.

Throughout his long reign (1953—1999), Hussein remained a dominant figure in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. For over forty years he walked a tightrope between Palestinians and Arab radicals... Read more >
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Traitor to His Class
Traitor to His Class
Written by H.W. Brands
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ISBN: 9780307277947
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Traitor to His Class
The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $22.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A brilliant evocation of the qualities that made FDR one of the most beloved and greatest of American presidents.
 
Drawing on archival material, public speeches, correspondence and accounts by those closest to Roosevelt early in his career and during his presidency, H. W. Brands shows how Roosevelt transformed American government during...

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Master of the Senate
Master of the Senate
Written by Robert A. Caro
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ISBN: 9780307422033
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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 22, 2009
Price: $14.99

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 through 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in... Read more >
Reagan's Secret War
Reagan's Secret War
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson
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ISBN: 9780307459770
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Reagan's Secret War
The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the... Read more >
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Reagan's Secret War
Reagan's Secret War
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson, Read by Mark Deakins
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ISBN: 9780739384695
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Reagan's Secret War
The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson
Read by Mark Deakins


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $22.50

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the... Read more >
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Franklin and Lucy
Franklin and Lucy
Written by Joseph E. Persico
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ISBN: 9780812974966
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Franklin and Lucy
Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in Roosevelt's Life
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $18.00

In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd. Persico’s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd’s estate that attest to the intensity of the affair, which lasted much... Read more >
American Lion
American Lion
Written by Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9780812973464
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American Lion
Andrew Jackson in the White House
Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2009
Price: $18.00

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power... Read more >
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Written by Geoffrey Perret
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ISBN: 9780307560889
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Ulysses S. Grant
Soldier & President
Written by Geoffrey Perret


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

An acclaimed biography of Ulysses S. Grant traces the life of the Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States and assesses his major accomplishments. Read more >
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Dear First Lady
Dear First Lady
Edited by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson
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ISBN: 9781426204104
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Dear First Lady
Letters to the White House
Edited by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $14.95

Following on the success of their collaboration Dear Mr. President, Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson joined forces again to produce this charming collection of correspondence to and from First Ladies during their time in the White House. A wonderful gift book for any American, Dear First Lady reminds us that ours... Read more >
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Polk
Polk
Written by Walter R. Borneman
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ISBN: 9780812976748
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Polk
The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Written by Walter R. Borneman


Format: Trade Paperback, 468 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2009
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In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He fought for... Read more >
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Polk
Polk
Written by Walter R. Borneman
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ISBN: 9781588367723
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Polk
The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Written by Walter R. Borneman


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 14, 2009
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In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He fought for... Read more >
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Raisin Wine
Raisin Wine
Written by James K. Bartleman
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ISBN: 9781551992068
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Raisin Wine
A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka
Written by James K. Bartleman


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $11.99

A warm, at times hilarious, yet dark childhood memoir from a bestselling author.

This memoir recalls the boyhood years of Ontario’s future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting. Behind the outrageous stories, larger-than life-characters, and descriptions of the mores of a small village... Read more >
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Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Written by Sylvia Morris
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ISBN: 9780307522771
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Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Portrait of a First Lady
Written by Sylvia Morris


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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Edith Kermit Carow grew up in New York City in the same circles as did Theodore Roosevelt. But only after TR's first wife died at age twenty-two did the childhood friends forge one of the most successful romantic and political partnerships in American history. Sylvia Jukes Morris's access to previously unpublished... Read more >
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The Real Lincoln
The Real Lincoln
Written by Thomas DiLorenzo
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ISBN: 9780307559388
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The Real Lincoln
A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
Written by Thomas DiLorenzo


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $11.99

A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and... Read more >
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Twilight at Monticello
Twilight at Monticello
Written by Alan Pell Crawford
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ISBN: 9780812969467
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Twilight at Monticello
The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson
Written by Alan Pell Crawford


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.00

Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson, and with good reason: He was the architect of our democracy, a visionary chief executive who expanded this nation’s physical boundaries to unimagined lengths. But Twilight at Monticello is entirely new: an unprecedented look at the intimate Jefferson in his final years–from his return... Read more >
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Lincoln Unmasked
Lincoln Unmasked
Written by Thomas DiLorenzo
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ISBN: 9780307496522
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Lincoln Unmasked
What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe
Written by Thomas DiLorenzo


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $9.99

What if you were told that the revered leader Abraham Lincoln was actually a political tyrant who stifled his opponents by suppressing their civil rights? What if you learned that the man so affectionately referred to as the “Great Emancipator” supported white supremacy and pledged not to interfere with slavery in... Read more >
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A. Lincoln
A. Lincoln
Written by Ronald C. White, Jr.
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ISBN: 9781588367754
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A. Lincoln
A Biography
Written by Ronald C. White, Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $15.99

“If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. Lincoln.”—USA Today

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • The Philadelphia Inquirer • The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD


Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.” In his... Read more >
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The Lincolns
The Lincolns
Written by Daniel Mark Epstein
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The Lincolns
Portrait of a Marriage
Written by Daniel Mark Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
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Although the private lives of political couples have in our era become front-page news, the true story of this extraordinary and tragic first family has never been fully told. The Lincolns eclipses earlier accounts with riveting new information that makes husband and wife, president and first lady, come alive in all... Read more >
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The Teapot Dome Scandal
The Teapot Dome Scandal
Written by Laton McCartney
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ISBN: 9780812973372
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The Teapot Dome Scandal
How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country
Written by Laton McCartney


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $16.00

In this amazing and at times ribald story, Laton McCartney tells how Big Oil handpicked Warren G. Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as our twenty-third president. Harding and his “oil cabinet” made it possible for cronies to secure vast fuel reserves that had been set aside for use by... Read more >
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Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
Written by Karen Kostyal, Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426203282
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Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era
The Man and His Times
Written by Karen Kostyal
Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $35.00

This handsomely illustrated volume commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday and gives rare insight into the President who shook the world—and whose words and example endure today in nations from Siberia to Mexico to Pakistan. This is the official book of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield, Illinois... Read more >
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