New Arrivals · U.S. Presidents

March 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life

March 21, 2017
Burns, Eric, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xxiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First note to readers: The problems of the story -- Prologue: Human rights -- Elliott -- Anna -- Courtship -- Marriage -- Nell's homeliness -- Nell's shyness -- Nell's fears -- Nell's loneliness -- Nell's coldness -- Second note to readers: The center of the mural -- Father, 1873-89 -- Daughter, 1917-28 -- Father, 1890-92 -- Daughter, 1932-36 -- Father, 1891 -- Daughter, 1920s-1950s -- Father, 1892-93 -- Daughter, 1936-62 -- Father, 1892-94 -- Daughter, 1948-59 -- Father, 1894 -- Daughter, 1952-62 -- Two legacies -- Epilogue: The goodnight kiss.
Eleanor Roosevelt's loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. Burns shows how Eleanor was shaped by her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Brother to Theodore Roosevelt, Elliot would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter. Burns reveals new facets to the lives of these pillars of American history.

Game of thorns : the inside story of Hillary Clinton's failed campaign and Donald Trump's winning strategy

March 21, 2017
Wead, Doug, author.
New York : Center Street, 2017.
406 pages ; 24 cm
An examination of the campaign strategies of the 2016 presidential election describes how Donald Trump's abrasive tactics struck a chord with previously unaligned segments of the country, undermining Clinton's traditional campaign efforts.

FDR on his houseboat, 1924-1926 : the Larooco log

March 20, 2017
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
xi, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
This nautical log of FDR's time spent on his houseboat in the Florida Keys--from 1924-1926, while stricken with polio--reveals a rare account of the man before he would become President.

Trumped! : a nation on the brink of ruin ... and how to bring it back

March 14, 2017
Stockman, David Alan, 1946- author.
©2016
492 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Flyover America's decline and the rise of Donald Trump -- Why the flyover zone is hurting - bubble finance is strictly for the bicoastal elites -- The Warren Buffet economy: How central bank-enabled financialization has divided America -- The case against Keynesian central banking and why the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) should be abolished -- Trump isn't all wrong about trade deficits - how Washington's money printers betrayed American workers -- America's rolling LBO (leveraged buyout) and why there have been no breadwinner job gains since the year 2000 -- Falling backwards in flyover America -- why real household income is down 21% since 2000 -- Government entitlements: The world's sixth-biggest economy and the coming insolvency of Social Security -- "Morning in America" never was - how the federal debt went from $1 trillion to $35 trillion in four decades -- How the GOP (Grand Old Party) got trumped - the fiscal follies of Johnny Lawn Chair and Faker Ryan -- America's bridges are not falling down: The perennial myth of crumbling infrastructure -- On the impossibility of "helicopter money" and why the casino will crash -- Busting the banksters - the case for a super Glass-Steagall -- Bubbles in bond land - it's a central bank-made mania -- Revolt of the rubes - bravo, Brexit! -- The war on savers and the 200 rules of global finance -- Fannie Mae's swell new palace - why the Imperial City must be sacked -- Red Ponzi ticking - China and the dark side of bubble finance -- The apotheosis of bubble finance - the coming crash of Tesla and the FANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) -- Imperial Washington - why there is still no peace on Earth -- A peace deal for the Donald - go to Tehran, bring home the American troops -- In praise of ignorant politicians - unschooled in Beltway delusions -- Hillary Clinton - class president of a failed generation -- A lesson for the Donald - Barack, we hardly knew ye -- The Aspen Strategy Group - Hillary's War Cabinet in waiting -- In praise of the Iran nuke deal - a chance for peace if we can keep it.
David Stockman brings us an insider-turned-iconoclast's report on how 30 years of financial and political misrule by the Washington/Wall Street elites have brought the U.S. to the brink of ruin. He shows that the Fed's destructive ZIRP and QE policies have buried Flyover America in debt while clobbering it with shrinking real wages and vanishing job opportunities. At the same time, the bicoastal elites have prospered mightily from the massive inflation of financial assets in the Wall Street casino and the debt-fueled expansion of Imperial Washington's domestic rackets and global interventions. Stockman argues that Donald Trump's improbable candidacy happened because Flyover America has had enough of a rigged system that benefits the few but has failed to delivery economic recovery and real prosperity at home and a safer and more stable world abroad. Stockman's book is no testimonial on behalf of Trump's candidacy, and contends that much of what he advocates is wrong-headed or downright reprehensible. But it does salute him as the rallying force for Main Street political insurrection because the existing regime of Bubble Finance on Wall Street and statist aggrandizement in Washington threatens incalculable harm. Stockman also argues that there remains a way forward. He suggests the "political outlaw" who considers himself to be the world's greatest dealmaker would need to "make ten great deals" to bring American back from the brink. These include a Peace Deal, a Jobs Deal, a Sound Money Deal, a Super Glass-Steagall Deal, A Liberty Deal and five more.

How the hell did this happen? : the election of 2016

March 10, 2017
O'Rourke, P. J., author.
©2017
xiv, 216 pages ; 22 cm
The campaign begins -- The abominable snowman -- The horror! The horror! -- A Huck so unlike Finn -- Always look on the bright side of life -- So much for that -- The last damn Republican presidential candidate debate I'll ever watch -- Say it ain't so, Joe -- A better way to choose a President, Part I -- The walking dead -- Time to pull the plug on Ben Carson's campaign -- In memoriam -- Our higgledy-piggledy primary system and how it higgles our pigs -- A halfhearted case for Marco Rubio -- The case against Marco Rubio -- Cruz control -- Fashion notes -- What they stand for, and can we stand it? Part I -- What they stand for, and can we stand it? Part II -- Paying for what we can't stand -- Another attempt at paying for what we can't stand -- What they stand for, and can we stand It? Part III -- Letter to myself in 1968 -- A better way to choose a President, Part II -- The last damn national political convention I'll ever watch -- The Democratic national political convention -- I endorse Hillary -- The nowhere leadership is headed to -- The campaign trail of sneers -- The revolt against the elites.
"No comedian could have written the joke this election cycle has been. The punch line is too ridiculous (whoever the punch line is going to be). Or, as celebrated political satirist, journalist, and diehard Republican P. J. O'Rourke put it in his endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton: "America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692." In his latest book, P.J. brings his critical eye and inimitable voice to some serious risky business. How the Hell Did This Happen? begins with him diving into the pig pile of presidential candidates circa June 2015 including Jim ("who?") Webb, Scott Walker ("America's chance to have a President who gets carded every time he orders a beer"), Ted Cruz ("crazy like a fox-no, like a Fox News broadcast), Bernie Sanders ("Trump for people still living in their parents' basements"), and Donald Trump himself ("Landlord of the Flies"). P.J. eviscerates each frontrunner as he or she emerges from under the rock where they've all been living. He covers the dreadful key primaries and candidate debates, takes us through his come-to-Satan moment with Hillary, and leads the way into the Beginning of End Times in November"-- Provided by publisher.

The President's kitchen cabinet : the story of the African Americans who have fed our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

March 1, 2017
Miller, Adrian, author.
©2017
xvii, 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes twenty recipes.
The key ingredients of presidential foodways -- Feeling at home : the White House steward and the evolution of presidential provisioning -- Bittersweet : African American presidential cooks in Antebellum America -- Semisweet : personal and professional presidential cooks after Emancipation -- Eating on the run : presidential foodways in motion -- Seeing through a glass darkly : African Americans and presidential drinkways -- Above measure : the future of African American presidential chefs.
Award winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation's history.

Six encounters with Lincoln : a president confronts democracy and its demons

February 20, 2017
Pryor, Elizabeth Brown, author.
©2017
xi, 480 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
A wary handshake -- Pfunny pface -- Two emancipators meet -- Of fathers and sons -- Hell-cats -- The hollow crown -- Epilogue to the hollow crown : Lincoln and Shakespeare.
"In this absorbing book, Elizabeth Brown Pryor offers new perspectives on our sixteenth president by examining six intriguing, mostly unknown encounters he had with his constituents. Taken together, they reveal his opinions and character in unexpected ways, illustrating the difficulties of managing a republic and creating a presidency. While each of these stories shows Lincoln in all his quirky greatness, each is also an invitation to rethink our presumptions about him."--Dust jacket.

The making of the president 2016 : how Donald Trump orchestrated a revolution

February 9, 2017
Stone, Roger J., author.
©2017
xliii, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Part I. How Donald Trump hijacked the Republican presidential nomination -- Trump vs. the elites -- Round one: GOP candidates debate -- Round two: GOP primaries pick Trump -- Part II. How Hillary Clinton stole the Democratic presidential nomination -- Bernie Sanders, the old socialist, challenges Hillary Clinton, the president presumed -- Round one: Hillary declares victory over Sanders -- Round two: Hillary pivots to attack Trump -- Part III. How Trump won the White House -- The vice presidential picks and the national nominating conventions -- The presidential and vice presidential debates -- Closing arguments -- Conclusion: Trump wins.
"In the tradition of Theodore White's landmark books, the definitive look at how Donald J. Trump shocked the world to become president,"--Amazon.com.

Hillary Rodham Clinton : a woman living history

February 8, 2017
Blumenthal, Karen, author.
©2016
472 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published in the United States by Feiwel and Friends in 2016.
Roots -- Groundwork -- Park Ridge -- Wellesley -- Making possible -- Yale -- Bill -- Courtship -- Children -- Nixon -- Fayetteville -- Lawyer -- Governor -- Comeback -- Mom -- Campaign -- President -- Firsts -- Saint Hillary -- Whitewater -- Pink -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Subpoena -- Reelection -- Lewinsky -- Impeachment -- New York -- Winner -- Senator -- War -- Candidate -- 2008 -- Secretary -- MOTB -- Benghazi -- 2016? -- Front-runner -- Nasty -- Election.
Presents the life and career of Hillary Clinton, discussing her childhood in Illinois, her college and law school years, her life as First Lady, her time as a New York Senator, and her achievements as Secretary of State. --Publisher's description.

Fever swamp : a journey through the strange Neverland of the 2016 presidential race

February 6, 2017
Patterson, Richard North, author.
©2016
xiv, 448 pages ; 24 cm
Plutocrats, birthers, climate deniers, a reality star, a Socialist from Vermont, a scrum of candidates killing each other, and an entire political party gone mad. The faux humility of Dr. Ben Carson ; The shallow salesmanship of Carly Fiorina ; Marco Rubio's empty suit ; Ted Cruz ; The Biden dilemma ; The paradox of Bernie Sanders ; Trump's character is his fate ; Debating Hillary Clinton ; Plutocrats and their pets ; The GOP's faith-based climate ; Fun questions for the next GOP debate ; The GOP's tax warfare ; Ted Cruz's holiday spirit ; The GOP establishment's not so happy new year ; Dog whistles and hypocrisy -- Primaries, guns, the court, Bernie vs. Hillary, the rise of Trump, and the collapse of the GOP establishment. The rise of the unfit ; Hillary, Bernie, and the future of the court ; The GOP's super doomsday ; The GOP's morning after ; The GOP's strongman syndrome ; An open letter to my Republican friends ; Partners in death; The reckoning of 2016 ; The sound and fury of Donald Trump ; Closing polls and slamming doors ; Why Bernie lost-- and what to do about it -- The Donald, Hillary, narcissism, racism, political insanity, and the surprising fatefulness of two conventions. Why Hillary Clinton ; Too sick to lead ; From golden boy to fool's gold ; The 2016 veepstakes ; Kidnapped by a narcissist ; The GOP reaps the whirlwind ; Leading the lemmings ; A tale of two conventions ; America meets Hillary Clinton -- Russian hackers, a media awakening, videotapes, charges of groping, claims of voter fraud, three debates, a dogged Democrat, and a GOP candidate cracking up until an FBI director throws him a lifeline. Coming this fall ; The fateful August of Donald J. Trump ; Trump 3.0 ; Public disservice ; Clinton vs. Trump ; Turning point ; Losing it ; Beyond debate ; Apocalypse soon ; Making America hate again ; Hillary Clinton's final test -- The very last scary days, an election filled with dread, and an extremely sober national reckoning. The imperative of voting for Hillary Clinton ; Where does America go now?.
During the 2016 presidential election cycle, novelist Richard North Patterson wrote one column per week for The Huffington Post about the presidential race. Those essays are collected here for the first time in a highly personal 'journal' chronically Paterson's observations in real time.

Big agenda : President Trump's plan to save America

February 3, 2017
Horowitz, David, 1939- author.
©2017
viii, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Restoring the nation to greatness -- The adversary. New wars to fight ; Diversions on the right ; The roots of executive tyranny ; The Progressive movement ; The race card ; Hatred in their hearts ; No rules for radicals -- The agenda. Obamacare: an attack on individual freedom ; The environment: a pretext for government control ; The myth of systemic racism ; Globalism and radical Islam -- The strategy. The goal and the path ; It's time to take the gloves off ; The Achilles' heel of the Democratic Party ; The Democrats' wars on men and women ; Obstructionism is a good thing if the policies are bad ; Ending leftist indoctrination in our schools ; Fixing the political universe that doesn't exist ; Government unions: a conflict of interest that needs to be ended ; Corruption and cowardice ; Part of the people ; Go on the attack and stay on it ; A postelection agenda ; A party for all the people -- Conclusion: The battle plan: the first 100 days.
Horowitz presents a White House battle plan to halt the Democrats' march to extinguish the values America holds dear. He details President Trump's like moves, and explores the opportunities he will have to reshape the American political landscape while securing the nation's vital security interests abroad.

Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus

February 3, 2017
Taibbi, Matt, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2017]
xxxvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Most of the essays which appear in this work were originally published in Rolling Stone"--Title page verso.
"Chapter 1, excluding the headnote and footnotes, was originally published in The Great Derangement by Matt Taibbi (New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2008)"--Title page verso.
"Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy's uncertain future, by the country's most perceptive and fearless political journalist. The 2016 presidential contest as told by Matt Taibbi, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, is in fact the story of Western civilization's very own train wreck. Years before the clown car of candidates was fully loaded, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth; the absence of a shared reality; the nihilistic rebellion of the white working class; the death of the political establishment; and the emergence of a new, explicit form of white nationalism that would destroy what was left of the Kingian dream of a successful pluralistic society. Taibbi captures, with dead-on, real-time analysis, the failures of the right and the left, from the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the flawed and aimless Hillary Clinton campaign; the rise of the "dangerously bright" alt-right with its wall-loving identity politics and its rapturous view of the "Racial Holy War" to come; and the giant fail of a flailing, reactive political media that fed a ravenous news cycle not with reporting on political ideology, but with undigested propaganda served straight from the campaign bubble. At the center of it all stands Donald J. Trump, leading a historic revolt against his own party, "bloviating and farting his way" through the campaign, "saying outrageous things, acting like Hitler one minute and Andrew Dice Clay the next." For Taibbi, the stunning rise of Trump marks the apotheosis of the new postfactual movement. Taibbi frames the reporting with original essays that explore the seismic shift in how we perceive our national institutions, the democratic process, and the future of the country. Insane Clown President is not just a postmortem on the collapse and failure of American democracy. It offers the riveting, surreal, unique, and essential experience of seeing the future in hindsight"-- Provided by publisher.

Bill Clinton

February 2, 2017
Tomasky, Michael, 1960- author.
©2017
xviii, 184 pages ; 22 cm.
A young fellow in a hurry -- The comeback kid -- The new realities of politics -- The limits of power -- The president is relevant -- The culture wars -- Hitting his stride -- That woman -- Unbreakable -- Ducking lightning bolts till the end.

The meaning of Michelle : 16 writers on the iconic first lady and how her journey inspires our own

January 26, 2017
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xiii, 220 pages ; 22cm
Preface / Ava Duvernay -- Introduction: Homegirls / Veronica Chambers -- Michelle in high cotton / Benilde Little -- Crushing on Michelle : or, The unapologetic power of Blackness / Damon Young -- The composer and the brain : a conversation about music, marriage, power, creativity, partnership ... and the Obamas / Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran -- Lady O and King Bey / Brittney Cooper -- We go way back / Ylonda Gault Caviness -- Two Black first ladies walk into a room / Chirlane McCray -- Becoming the wife / Cathi Hanauer -- On being flawlessly imperfect / Tiffany Dufu -- She slays : Michelle Obama & the power of dressing like you mean it / Tanisha C. Ford -- Cooking with a narrative / Marcus Samuelsson -- Michelle Obama : representational justice / Sarah Lewis -- The freedom to be yourself / Karen Hill Anton -- She loves herself when she is laughing : Michelle Obama, taking down a stereotype and co-creating a presidency / Rebecca Carroll -- The best of wives and best of women / Phillipa Soo -- Making space / Roxane Gay.
"Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world... This collection presents a chorus of diverse voices with smart, engaging perspectives on Michelle Obama."-- Adapted from back cover.

Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission

January 25, 2017
Baier, Bret. author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2017]
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part one: The setting. The measure of Ike ; Ike in command ; A nonpolitician in the political arena ; Ike's hidden card -- Part two: The speech. Farewell in black and white ; Intimacy and interdependence ; The hostile landscape ; Dust to dust ; The military-industrial complex -- Part three: The final mission. An unknowable successor ; The day before ; The passage ; A spring day at Camp David.
January 1961: President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation's future before his young successor, John F. Kennedy, takes power--a final mission by the legendary leader who planned D-Day and guided America through the darkening Cold War. Bret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel, illuminates the underappreciated presidency of Dwight Eisenhower by taking readers into Ike's last days in power.--Adapted from dust jacket.

A consequential president : the legacy of Barack Obama

January 19, 2017
D'Antonio, Michael, author.
©2016
310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Ending the Great Recession : it was the economy, stupid -- Auto industry rescue : "the doomsayers were wrong" -- Health care reform : saving Spike Dolomite -- Energy : sun, wind, and market forces -- Environment : saving the planet -- Foreign policy : Obama's world -- Education : racing to the top -- Financial reform : boring is better -- Equality : expectations, limits, progress -- Unfinished business (and failures) -- Postscript: the benefits of cool -- Addendum: Antagonism and false alarms.
Recounts the accomplishments of President Obama during his eight years in office, considering his major successes and how he was able to govern while facing both racial hostility and unrealistic expectations.

The breakthrough : politics and race in the age of Obama

January 12, 2017
Ifill, Gwen.
New York : Anchor Books, 2009.
300 pages ; 21 cm
"With a new afterword"--Cover.
Breaking through -- The generational divide -- Barack Obama -- The race/gender clash -- Artur Davis -- Legacy politics -- Cory Booker -- The politics of identity -- Deval Patrick -- The next wave.
The Breakthrough is a remarkable look at contemporary politics and an essential foundation for understanding the future of American democracy in the age of Obama.

Love triangle : Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, & Nancy Davis

January 5, 2017
Porter, Darwin. author
©2014
662 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Place of publication from page 662.
All the gossip unfit to print. Hot, unauthorized, and unapologetic! -- Cover.
Long before two of its members became the most publicized leaders of the Free World, they were part of an amorous, "winner-take-all" love triangle that rocked Hollywood. Published after decades of research, this triple biography focuses on the one of the strangest three-sided love affairs in presidential history. Read about the bizarre entanglements of Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and a failed, B-List starlet-Nancy Davis-who eventually evolved into one of the most controversial (and demanding) First Ladies in American history.

The wars of the Roosevelts : the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family

December 29, 2016
Mann, William J., author.
©2016
x, 609 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Prologue: The larger picture, 1960 -- Cain and Abel, 1890-1891 -- Everything to fear, 1893-1894 -- Popular and powerful, 1903-1905 -- A shot, 1912 -- Believing more than ever before, 1918-1920 -- Rough stunts, 1924-1925 -- The future and the past, 1932 -- Changing the world, 1936-1938 -- Terrific responsibility, 1943-1945 -- Epilogue: The last sortie, 1962.
Drawing on historical documents and interviews with the long-silent 'illegitimate' branch of the family, celebrity biographer William J. Mann paints a group portrait of this legendary family ... Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from Elliott's archives, The Wars of the Roosevelts is a deeply psychological history, illuminating not only the enviable strengths but also the profound shame of this remarkable and influential family.--Adapted from publisher description.

Our revolution : a future to believe in

December 8, 2016
Sanders, Bernard, author.
©2016
450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
How do we turn out the way we do? -- My political life in Vermont -- Thinking about running -- How do you run a presidential campaign? -- The campaign begins -- On the campaign trail -- Defeating oligarchy -- The decline of the American middle class -- Ending a rigged economy -- Health care for all -- Making higher education affordable -- Combating climate change -- Real criminal justice reform -- Immigration reform now -- Protecting our most vulnerable -- Corporate media and the threat to our democracy.
"In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all -- and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on."--Provided by publisher.

Brother Bill : President Clinton and the politics of race and class

November 28, 2016
Carter, Daryl A., author.
©2016
xi, 322 pages : 23 cm
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 287-300) and index.

Eleanor Roosevelt

November 18, 2016
Cook, Blanche Wiesen.
New York, NY : Viking, 1992-2016.
3 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. 1884-1933 -- v. 2. 1933-1938 -- v. 3. 1939-1962.

The conservative case for Trump

October 26, 2016
Schlafly, Phyllis, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2016]
xix, 260 pages ; 19 cm
Immigration invasion -- Rotten trade deals -- Political correctness kills -- Restraining judicial activism -- Education that educates -- A family man -- Petty tyranny -- Military superiority -- Giving back -- Trump or a new Constitutional Convention.
"From Phyllis Schlafly, the woman whose celebrated classic A Choice Not An Echo (over 3 million copies sold) upended the 1964 Republican Convention, comes a persuasive new argument for a surprising conservative choice: Donald Trump. For the first time since 1980, a significant number of Republicans are considering abandoning their party's nominee. This is a grave mistake, Schlafly says-because a Donald Trump "radical redirection" could actually set America back on the path of Reagan's conservative revolution. In The Conservative Case for Trump, Schlafly and her coauthors Ed Martin and Brett M. Decker set aside the circus of the campaign and zero in on eight defining points of the Trump agenda to convince Republican voters that Donald Trump-improbable as it may seem-is the true conservative we've been waiting for"-- Provided by publisher.

The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war

October 25, 2016
Brands, H. W., author.
©2016
437 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
Prologue -- Part One. Two Roads up the Mountain -- Part Two. Test of Nerve -- Part Three. An Entirely New War -- Part Four. The General and the President -- Part Five. Fade Away.
"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II."-- Provided by publisher.

Inside the Clinton White House : an oral history

October 25, 2016
Riley, Russell L. (Russell Lynn), 1958- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xiii, 441 pages ; 25 cm.
Preface -- Editorial Note -- Part I: Beginnings. The Man Who Would be President : Prelude to the White House ; The Decision ; The Announcement "Ideas Primary" ; Staffing the Campaign ; Vertigo : The New Hampshire Primary ; Competitors, Issues, and Style ; The Manhattan Project and the Veep ; The Democratic National Convention and the Bus Tour ; The General Election Campaign-Clinton vs. George H. W. Bush ; The View from the Other Side ; The Transition to Governing -- Part II: Domestic and Economic Policy. Out of the Gate : Deciding on What to Do First ; The 1993 Budget and the Stimulus Package ; NAFTA ; Health Care ; Welfare Reform ; A Domestic Reform President -- Part III: Foreign Policy. A New Foreign Policy for a New World Order ; Haiti ; Africa ; The Balkans ; Northern Ireland ; Bill Clinton and the World ; With Foreign Leaders -- Part IV: Politics and the Clinton White House. Inside the Washington Community ; Republican Revolution-and Recovery ; The Reelection and Productive Middle Years, 1996-97 ; Scandals-and Impeachment -- Part V: Clinton and His Team. Clinton's Intellect ; Clinton's Operating Style ; The Man in the Office ; Al Gore ; Hillary ; White House Staff -- Epilogue : Observations on the Clinton Legacy.
"In the decade after Bill Clinton left the White House, scores of his closest aides recorded interviews with the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program. The contents of these interviews are published for the first time in this volume. Based on 400 hours of candid conversations, Inside the Clinton White House adds color and nuance to our understanding of Bill Clinton and his administration"-- Provided by publisher.

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