“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. . . .
“O’Hanlon . . . describes his strategy as ‘asymmetric deterrence,’ using ‘non-lethal tools’ of statecraft.”
“It’s difficult to share the finite details that rise to the surface as Matthews takes the reader from his youth through his life experiences.
“A wonderfully poignant and intimate behind-the-scenes portrayal of George H. W. Bush’s post-presidential life and accomplishments.”
“a welcome blast from the past for many readers.”
To understand the challenges posed by Communist China, and the difficulties experienced by the United States in dealing with these challenges, there is probably no better book than Chaos Under
“Calhoun: American Heretic presents an unvarnished portrait of one of the nation’s most powerful political figures during the decades leading up to the Civil War.”
“Scarborough introduces the many sides of Harry S. Truman, a quiet man, yet a strong leader.”
“That we have new levels of symbolic saturation via social media should give us a long moment of pause as we consider the intended and unintended effects of the powerful technologies that m
“an exceptional selection of the top-quality writings of that unique institution that is the American presidency . . .”
“Alter provides a multi-dimensional portrait of an American president’s journey as a husband, father, and perhaps his most fulfilling role, as humanitarian.”
“What Were We Thinking will give you a fascinating overview and analysis of the books that explain where we are now, how we got here, and where we might be headed.”
“This is a very fast read, regardless of how one feels about the current administration.”
“Brian Stalter’s book explores the perfidious relationship between the president of the United States and Fox News, an affiliation that explains much about the catastrophe of Trump’s term i
“the stirring His Truth Is Marching On will serve nicely for readers who want to understand the essence of Lewis . . .”
“Regardless of one’s political beliefs, Still Standing is a good read with a fast pace; it’s informative, at times humorous, and tells the story of a man who is willing to recogniz
“. . . this book is a remarkably compassionate story of emotional family horror from which neither uncle nor niece could easily escape.”
“Dewey Defeats Truman, A. J.
Heather Lende offers a down-to-earth account of life in local politics in her fourth book set in Haines, her small Alaska town.
In Charlottesville, VA, a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee has stood for generations.
“Boris Morros was an empty vessel who could be turned left or right depending on how it satisfied his personal interest.”
Michael Klare’s newest book departs from many of his previous works on America’s oil wars and disastrous, often provocative militaristic policies.
“When you’re president, you can do anything.” This slogan, adapted by David Leonhardt (New York Times, February 3, 2020) from Trump’s claim about getting his way with women thanks to his T
“If removing a president was easy, Congress would probably do it all the time, since that august body is populated by the representatives of a fickle, emotional, and befud
“The author is a ‘never-Trumper’ who used to work for the Republican Party when he regarded it as genuinely conservative. He knows how the party works . . .”