The second novel in the chronology of Vidal's epic CHRONICLES OF EMPIRE, embodying the passage of American history.
"This is not history for history's sake, however - this is the history of our present and future, long beyond cold war, into war on terror, war on drugs". (Ed Vulliamy, "Guardian"). "The Untold History of the United States" is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick's riveting landmark account of the rise and decli... read more
In "The Future", former US Vice President Al Gore, explores the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decades. From demographics to democracy, Gore explores what he calls the 'Drivers of Global Change', framing the international conversation about the future i... read more
This monumental history asks the simple question: How did we end up in a war in Vietnam? To answer that question Fredrik Logevall traces the forty-year path that led us from World War I to the first American casualties in 1959. Using fresh archives in Washington, Hanoi, and Paris, Cornell University Professor of History Fredr... read more
|Author:||Doris Kearns Goodwin|
In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrati... read more
From award-winning historian Hugh Thomas, "Cuba: A History" is the essential work for understanding one of the most fascinating and controversial countries in the world. Hugh Thomas' acclaimed book explores the whole sweep of Cuban history from the British capture of Havana in 1762 through the years of Spanish and United Stat... read more
This is the runaway number one bestseller. This is the book that set Washington ablaze. This is the new non-fiction classic. Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, crazy, unique political campaign.... read more
The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water - the Atlantic.
One hundred and ninety million years ago, the shifting of two of the world's tectonic plates led to the creation of an immense chasm. This giant gash in the flanks of the planet slowly opened up and eventually evolved into the most... read more
'If the 1960s were a wild weekend and the 1980s a hectic day at the office, the 1970s were a long Sunday evening in winter, with cold leftovers for supper and a power cut expected at any moment.' A jaw-droppingly brilliant account of how the seventies was defined by mass paranoia told with Francis Wheen's wonderfully acute s... read more
Bread, cash, dosh, dough, and loot. Call it what you like, it matters now more than ever. In "The Ascent of Money", Niall Ferguson shows that finance is the foundation of all human progress and the lifeblood of history. From the cash injection that funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that sparked the Fre... read more
Over the years that followed and to this day-the presidents relied on, misunderstood, sabotaged, and formed alliances with one another that changed history. The world's most exclusive fraternity is a complicated place: its members are bound forever because they sat in the Oval Office and know its secrets, yet they are immorta... read more
Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America." "You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around-... read more
The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars. It is also one of the most mysterious. It has captured the imagination of writers, artists and film-makers for decades but the reality of it confuses and divides historians even today. In this magisterial history of the first modern war, the distingui... read more
|Author:||Sandra Day O'Connor|
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER "I called this book "Out of Order" because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Ju... read more
In his "New York Times" bestseller America Alone, author and journalist Mark Styen warned us about the impending collapse of every country in the western world except America. The good news is the west's demise is still on schedule. The bad news is America is now on the same path - and running head first towards Armageddon. S... read more
In this gripping, brilliantly reported, and sure to be news-making book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind tells the complete story of the nation's financial meltdown and an untested new president charged with commanding Washington, taming "Wall Street", rescuing an economy on the verge of collapse, and restoring ... read more
Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seri-ously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a 'loud and jangly' political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.
|Author:||H. W. Brands|
From "New York Times" bestselling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history. Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a g... read more
During his 84-year life Benjamin Franklin was America's best scientist, inventor, publisher, business strategist, diplomat, and writer. He was also one of its most practical political thinkers. America's first great publicist, he carefully crafted his own persona, portrayed it in public and polished it for posterity. In this ... read more