Book cover of France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Pétain by Julian Jackson
Biography & Autobiography

France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Pétain

For three weeks in July 1945 all eyes were fixed on a humid Paris, where France’s disgraced former head of state was on trial, accused of masterminding a plot to overthrow democracy. Would Philippe Pétain, hero of Verdun, be condemned as the traitor of Vichy? […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 Gaius Marius: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Saviour by Marc Hyden
Ancient Civilizations

Gaius Marius: The Rise and Fall of Rome’s Saviour

Gaius Marius was one of the most remarkable and significant figures of the late Roman Republic. At a time when power tended to be restricted to a clique of influential families, he rose from relatively humble origins to attain the top office of consul. He even went on to hold the post an unprecedented seven times. His political career flourished but was primarily built on military success. […Learn More]

Book cover of King Richard: Nixon and Watergate--An American Tragedy by Michael Dobbs
Biography & Autobiography

King Richard: Nixon and Watergate–An American Tragedy

In January 1973, Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. He enjoyed an almost 70 percent approval rating. But by April 1973, his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasized into what White House counsel John Dean called “a full-blown cancer.” King Richard is the intimate, utterly absorbing narrative of the tension-packed hundred days when the Watergate conspiracy unraveled as the burglars and their handlers turned on one another, exposing the crimes of a vengeful president. […Learn More]

Book cover of Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington by Ted Widmer
Biography & Autobiography

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

Lincoln on the Verge tells the dramatic story of America’s greatest president discovering his own strength to save the Republic.

As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration—an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent. […Learn More]

Book cover of Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism by Joel Richard Paul
Biography & Autobiography

Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism 

The story of how Daniel Webster popularized the ideals of American nationalism that helped forge our nation’s identity and inspire Abraham Lincoln to preserve the Union

When the United States was founded in 1776, its citizens didn’t think of themselves as “Americans.” They were New Yorkers or Virginians or Pennsylvanians. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff
Biography & Autobiography

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.

Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.” With high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, Adams led what could be called the greatest campaign of civil resistance in American history. […Learn More]