Book cover of Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House by Alex Prud'homme
Biography & Autobiography

Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House

A wonderfully entertaining, often surprising history of presidential taste, from the grim meals eaten by Washington and his starving troops at Valley Forge to Trump’s fast-food burgers and Biden’s ice cream—what they ate, why they ate it, and what it tells us about the state of the nation—from the coauthor of Julia Child’s best-selling memoir My Life in France […Learn More]

Book cover of Ted Kennedy: A Life by John A. Farrell
Biography & Autobiography

Ted Kennedy: A Life

An enthralling and ground-breaking new biography of one of modern America’s most fascinating and consequential political figures, drawing on important new sources, by an award-winning biographer who covered Kennedy closely for many years […Learn More]

Book cover of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 by Fredrik Logevall
Biography & Autobiography

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

By the time of his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power the world had ever seen, a booming American nation that he had steered through some of the most perilous diplomatic standoffs of the Cold War. Born in 1917 to a striving Irish American family that had become among Boston’s wealthiest, Kennedy knew political ambition from an early age, and his meteoric rise to become the youngest elected president cemented his status as one of the most mythologized figures in American history. And while hagiographic portrayals of his dazzling charisma, reports of his extramarital affairs, and disagreements over his political legacy have come and gone in the decades since his untimely death, these accounts all fail to capture the full person. […Learn More]

Book cover of First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas
Biography & Autobiography

First: Sandra Day O’Connor

The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives. She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation by Colin G. Calloway
History

The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

George Washington’s place in the foundations of the Republic remains unrivalled. His life story–from his beginnings as a surveyor and farmer, to colonial soldier in the Virginia Regiment, leader of the Patriot cause, commander of the Continental Army, and finally first president of the United
States–reflects the narrative of the nation he guided into existence. There is, rightfully, no more chronicled figure. […Learn More]