"Why Do We Read Biographies?" - Joseph Epstein

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  • The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

    • Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    “[A] well-judged and hugely readable book . . . few are as entertaining.”—Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times “A. J. Baime is a master. His reporting and storytelling are woven to hypnotic effect. This is history and humanity in lush, vivid color.”—Doug Stanton, author of The Odyssey of Echo Company   Heroes are often defined as ordinary c... [read more]

  • Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

    • ISBN: 1476794146
    • Brand: Gallery Books
    • Manufacturer: Gallery Books

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November reflects on his seventeen years on the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.The assassination of one president, the resignation of another, and the swearing-in of the two who followed those traumatic events. Clint Hill wa... [read more]

  • Presidents of War

    • ISBN: 9780307409607
    • Manufacturer: Crown

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From a preeminent presidential historian comes a “monumental and profoundly important” (Ron Chernow) saga of America’s wartime chief executivesBILL GATES’S SUMMER READING LISTTen years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders a... [read more]

  • The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

    • ISBN: 1250207576
    • Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press

    #1 New York Times Bestseller#1 Washington Post Bestseller#1 Wall Street Journal BestsellerOn March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrat... [read more]

  • Becoming

    • Manufacturer: Crown

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States  #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United Stat... [read more]

  • The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

    • ISBN: 1476794057
    • Brand: Atria Books
    • Manufacturer: Atria Books

    A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail” (The Wall Street Journal), the “intimate and sweeping” (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate—the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door.The story o... [read more]

  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    • ISBN: 0743270754
    • Brand: Simon Schuster
    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates... [read more]

  • Spilled Milk: Based On A True Story

    "Randis later would testify at a criminal trial against her father, who was sentenced to prison for his crimes. He was sentenced to up to 16 years in 2004. Her painful — and ultimately triumphant — story is recounted in Randis' first novel, "Spilled Milk." - Brown, Stacy. Interview with the Pocono Record Newspaper "Spilled Milk is a story abou... [read more]

  • Alexander Hamilton

    • Brand: Penguin Books
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

  • Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and you too!

    • ISBN: 0525511776
    • Manufacturer: Spiegel & Grau

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of ediblesA SKIMM READS PICK • “This ... [read more]

  • When I Fall, I Shall Rise: A Holocaust Survivor Memoir

    It all began in 1944 when the Germans occupied Hungary. This is when Risa Shtauber’s life turned from an ordinary life to one of surviving unspeakable horrors. Risa was shipped together with many other Jews to the Oradea Ghetto and from there to the Plaszow Labor Camp and later to the Ober-Altstadt Labor camp. And even this was not enough… Risa... [read more]

  • Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies

    • Brand: Unknown
    • Manufacturer: Open Road Media

    In this New York Times bestseller, the White House chief usher for nearly three decades offers a behind-the-scenes look at America’s first families.  J. B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. He... [read more]

  • The Case for Trump

    • ISBN: 1541673549
    • Brand: FaithWords/Hachette Book Group
    • Manufacturer: Basic Books

    From an award-winning historian and regular Fox contributor, the true story of how Donald Trump has become one of the most successful presidents in history -- and why America needs him now more than ever In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how a celebrity businessman with no politica... [read more]

  • Licensed to Lie

    • ISBN: 1732767602
    • Manufacturer: Sidney Powell

    This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice’s destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron,  Alaska Senator Ted Steven’s,  and more.  The common thread through it all is a ... [read more]

  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Audio

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind ... [read more]

  • Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope

    • Manufacturer: Harper

    The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too—a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life.Eastern Europe, 1944: Thre... [read more]

  • The 48 Laws of Power

    • UPC: 725638107234
    • ISBN: 0140280197
    • Color: Other
    • Brand: Penguin Putnam
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Gr... [read more]

  • Churchill: Walking with Destiny

    • ISBN: 1101980990
    • Manufacturer: Viking

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2018“Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill . . . A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had a... [read more]

  • Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

    • ISBN: 0385521316
    • Manufacturer: Doubleday

  • The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

    • ISBN: 0399589813
    • Manufacturer: Random House

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Our current clima... [read more]

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