“Fire and Rain pretends to be military and diplomatic history—and there is some of that—but is mostly an anti-Vietnam War, anti-Nixon and Kissinger screed . .
“brilliant. . . . Beyond tracing Putin’s career and delving into his psychology, his beliefs and values, Weiss places his character firmly in context.”
“Cleveland’s personal history offered no foreshadowing of future greatness.
“Jefferson Morley’s new book Scorpions’ Dance uses the relationship between CIA Director Richard Helms and President Richard Nixon as a window through which to take another look at
“Alford tells the remarkable story of spiritualism as it affected the lives of the members of the respective families of Abraham Lincoln and his assassin John Wilkes Booth.”
“Brown’s Jackson is a dueler, a ‘slaveholder, architect of Indian removal, and a critic of abolitionism.’”
“We all know of the heartbreaks that have struck President Biden, but this biography delivers critical understanding of the role Jill has played in his life.”
Since Donald J. Trump is still a very active politician, it is good to have an initial review of his presidency by a team of experts on 19 different facets of his presidency.
“Jeffrey Frank recounts Truman’s policy triumphs—ending the Second World War in the Far East, launching the Truman Doctrine (aid to Greece and Turkey) and the Marshall Plan, presiding over
“A frightening indictment of the Russian president, this book traces the long road leading up to today’s headlines.”
“There can never be too many books about Winston Churchill.
“Cost’s book seeks to relate Madison’s constitutional theory of government (he is often called the Father of the U.S.
“Nothing that Wheatcroft writes can erase Churchill’s greatness. At one of the darkest hours of human history, Churchill saved Western Civilization.”
“Marton’s prologue and epilogue sum up Merkel’s astounding political life, and yet all the chapters in between are what provide the immaculate details of how she came to be Angela Merkel.”
“The authors infer that Trump cared more about himself than the country. Their meticulous history of his last year in office certainly supports that view. . . .
“A wonderfully poignant and intimate behind-the-scenes portrayal of George H. W. Bush’s post-presidential life and accomplishments.”
“These selected personal notes form chapters that describe Lincoln’s life in private moments.
“Gerhardt is fluent in Lincoln history and political philosophy, but he stays close to his aspiration for the book—not to cover every event, but to demonstrate how an untutored, Western, sm
“Scarborough introduces the many sides of Harry S. Truman, a quiet man, yet a strong leader.”
Every sentence in this book deserves to be treasured and relished.
“Alter provides a multi-dimensional portrait of an American president’s journey as a husband, father, and perhaps his most fulfilling role, as humanitarian.”
“fascinatingly humorous and surprisingly illuminating . . .”
“Rage is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand Trump and his place—as cause and consequence—in American politics.”
“. . . this book is a remarkably compassionate story of emotional family horror from which neither uncle nor niece could easily escape.”
“The Hour of Fate is a tale of greed, power, and accountability, an epic story of a clash of titans, one a political dynamo, the other unparalleled in business sav