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  • Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

    by Brian McGinty ...
    The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Let the Record Show

    A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. "This is not reverent, definitive history. This is a tactician’s bible." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times"A masterpiece of historical research and intellectual analysis that creates many windows into both a vanished world and the one that emerged from it, the one we live in now." --Alexander CheeTwenty years in the ma... ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • This Country

    My Life in Politics and History

    A sweeping memoir of American politics and history from Chris Matthews, New York Times bestselling author and former host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.In This Country, Chris Matthews offers a panoramic portrait of post–World War II America through the story of his remarkable life and career. It is a story of risk and adventure, of self-reliance and service, of loyalty and friendship. It ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • When They Call You a Terrorist

    A Black Lives Matter Memoir

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.New York Times Editor’s Pick.Library Journal Best Books of 2019.TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards WinnerThe Root Best of 2018"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's vi... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Giant of the French Revolution

    Danton, A Life

    by David Lawday ...
    A biography of Georges-Jacques Danton, a leading French revolutionary—from his rural upbringing to his death five years after the storming of the Bastille.One of the Western world’s most epic uprisings, the French Revolution ended a monarchy that had ruled for almost a thousand years. Georges-Jacques Danton was the driving force behind it. Now David Lawday, author of Napoleon’s Master, reveals the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • After the Fall

    Being American in the World We've Made

    by Ben Rhodes ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Why is democracy so threatened in America and around the world? And what can we do about it? A former White House aide and close confidant to President Barack Obama—and the author of The World as It Is—travels the globe in a deeply personal, beautifully observed quest for answers.In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they had ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • El Príncipe

    El Príncipe es un tratado político escrito por Nicolás Maquiavelo en 1513, mientras se encontraba encarcelado. Esta dedicado a Lorenzo de Médici, duque de Urbino. El objetivo de la obra es mostrar a los príncipes como deben gobernar sus Estados para poder conservarlos. Consta de multitud de referencias históricas sobre las que apoya sus argumentos. Se trata de la obra cumbre de este autor. De ella ... Read more

    $1.19 USD

  • Stalin

    New Biography of a Dictator

    An engrossing biography of the notorious Russian dictator by an author whose knowledge of Soviet-era archives far surpasses all others.Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy**#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • White House Ghosts

    Presidents and Their Speechwriters

    In White House Ghosts, veteran Washington reporter Robert Schlesinger opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine a crucial and often hidden role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history.Drawing on scores of interviews with White House scribes and on ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Man Enough

    Undefining My Masculinity

    A GRIPPING, FEARLESS EXPLORATION OF MASCULINITYThe effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. In this engaging and provocative new book, beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Life of Andrew Jackson

    Robert V. Remini's prize-winning, three-volume biography Life of Andrew Jackson won the National Book Award on its completion in 1984 and is recognized as one of the greatest lives of a U.S. President. In this meticulously crafted single-volume abridgment, Remini captures the essence of the life and career of the seventh president of the United States. As president, from 1829-1837, Jackson was a ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The FBI Way

    Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER"A must read for serious leaders at every level." —General Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret.)The FBI’s former head of counterintelligence reveals the Bureau's field-tested playbook for unlocking individual and organizational excellenceFrank Figliuzzi was the "Keeper of the Code," appointed the FBI’s Chief Inspector by then-Director Robert Mueller. Charged with overseeing sensitive ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Thomas Jefferson: Writings (LOA #17)

    Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters

    series Library of America Founders Collection #1
    The most comprehensive collection of the Founding Father’s famous writings, including drafts of the Declaration of IndependenceAt the moment of our nation's birth, Thomas Jefferson defined the issues that still direct our political life. Displaying his extraordinary variety of interests and powerful and precise style, Jefferson’s writings are an invaluable and incisive record of the landscape, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Grant

    by Ron Chernow ...
    **The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017“Eminently readable but thick with import . . . Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates*, The Atlantic***Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

    by Eric Foner ...
    “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston GlobeSelected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Down These Mean Streets

    by Piri Thomas ...
    Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • John Quincy Adams

    Militant Spirit

    by James Traub ...
    "Penetrating, detailed, and very readable. . . . A splendid biography." -- Wall Street JournalFew figures in American history have held as many roles in public life as John Quincy Adams. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president, and a dedicated congressman who staunchly opposed slavery. In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Master of the Senate

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

    series The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3
    Master of the Senate, Book Three of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, carries Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the heart of the book is its unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Killing Reagan

    The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency

    series Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series
    From the bestselling team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down.Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Lincoln

    A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency.Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Turnaround

    How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic

    When Bill Bratton was sworn in as New York City's police commissioner in 1994, he made what many considered a bold promise: The NYPD would fight crime in every borough...and win. It seemed foolhardy; even everybody knows you can't win the war on crime. But Bratton delivered. In an extraordinary twenty-seven months, serious crime in New York City went down by 33 percent, the murder rate was cut in ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Greatest Communicator

    What Ronald Reagan Taught Me About Politics, Leadership, and Life

    by Dick Wirthlin ...
    The outpouring of grief and heartfelt tributes following Ronald Reagan’s death demonstrated the love and admiration people still have for our nation’s 40th president. Now, in this affectionate memoir, Reagan’s chief political strategist and friend for 36 years offers a fascinating close-up portrait of the Great Communicator. Taking us inside the 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns and beyond, ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • From the Corner of the Oval

    A Memoir

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • What if you lived out the drama of your twenties on Air Force One?“[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House.”—The New York TimesRECOMMENDED READING theSkimm • Today • Entertainment Weekly • Refinery29 • Bustle • PopSugar • Vanity Fair • The New York Times Editors’ Choice • PasteIn 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein is working five part-... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD