Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations

Simon & Schuster - In washington’s farewell, john Avlon offers a stunning portrait of our first president and his battle to save America from self-destruction. Woodrow wilson invoked it for nation-building; Eisenhower for Cold War; Reagan for religion. Yet its message remains starkly relevant today. In it, washington called for unity among “citizens by birth or choice, proposed a foreign policy of independence not isolation, defended religious pluralism, ” advocated moderation, and proposed that education is essential to democracy.

. Now the farewell address may inspire a new generation to re-center their politics and reunite our nation through the lessons rooted in Washington’s shared experience. A vivid portrait…and thoughtful consideration of George Washington’s wisdom that couldn’t be timelier” Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations - Washington’s urgent message was adopted by Jefferson after years of opposition and quoted by Lincoln in defense of the Union. A revealing look at the first President’s Farewell Address, a still-relevant warning against partisan politics and foreign entanglements. George washington’s farewell address was a prophetic letter he wrote to his fellow citizens and signed from a “parting friend, ” addressing the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars.

Washington’s farewell “brings to light washington’s goodbye by elucidating what it meant not only during the early days of the republic, but its lasting effect through the centuries” Library Journal, starred review. Once celebrated as civic scripture, more widely reprinted than the Declaration of Independence, the Farewell Address is now almost forgotten.





The Mueller Report

Scribner - The special counsel’s investigation looms as a turning point in American history. The crucial #1 new york times bestseller “the mueller report is that rare Washington tell-all that surpasses its pre-publication hype…the best book by far on the workings of the Trump presidency. Carlos lozada, the washington post the only book with exclusive analysis by the Pulitzer Prize–winning staff of The Washington Post, and the most complete and authoritative available.

Read the findings of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning. Readers can take notes and highlight. Redactions are distinctively formatted and clear. Footnotes are linked for easy navigation.

The Mueller Report - An introduction by the washington post titled “a president, to the report's delivery —a guide to individuals involved, when robert mueller was appointed, a prosecutor, the White House, and the Russians —Key documents in the Special Counsel’s investigation, including in the Special Counsel’s Office, the FBI, the Trump legal defense team, and the Protection of American Democracy” —A timeline of the major events of the Special Counsel’s investigation from May 2017, the Trump Campaign, the Department of Justice, including filings pertaining to General Michael T.

Flynn, roger stone, michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and the Russian internet operation in St. Petersburg. One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, his presidential campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country’s most seasoned prosecutors.





Fear: Trump in the White House

Simon & Schuster - Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office. Fear presents vivid details of the negotiations between Trump’s attorneys and Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, laying out for the first time the meeting-by-meeting discussions and strategies.

It was no less than an administrative coup d’état, ” Woodward writes, “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful county in the world. ”. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

Fear: Trump in the White House - Over 2 million copies sold runaway #1 new york times bestseller smash #1 international bestseller “explosive. The washington Post “Devastating. The new yorker “Unprecedented. Cnn the inside story on president trump, as only bob woodward can tell itwith authoritative reporting hones through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.

It reports in-depth on trump’s key domestic issues particularly trade and tariff disputes, the Paris Climate Accord, tax legislation, immigration, and the racial violence in Charlottesville in 2017. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents.

Often with day-by-day details, china, nato, dialogue and documentation, the Middle East, Fear tracks key foreign issues from North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, and Russia.





Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

Simon & Schuster - Yet at the end of that year, he had been censured by his colleagues for unbecoming conduct. Mccarthy would never recover his lost prestige. Therefore, the president operated—more discreetly and effectively—with a “hidden hand. In “a thorough, and surprising picture of a man who was much more than a ‘do-nothing’ president” Kirkus Reviews, starred review, well-written, David A.

But the senator had unwittingly signed his own political death warrant. In spite of a public perception that Eisenhower was unwilling to challenge McCarthy, Ike believed that directly confronting the senator would diminish the presidency. Nichols shows how the tension between the two men escalated. By january 1954 mccarthy was arguably the most powerful member of the Senate.

The full, little-known story of how president dwight eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy is “a gripping, detailed account of how the executive branch subtly but decisively defeated one of America’s most dangerous demagogues” The Washington Post.

Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy - They shook hands for the cameras, but Dwight Eisenhower privately abhorred Senator Joseph McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist campaign. The white house employed surrogates to conduct a clandestine campaign against McCarthy and was not above using information about the private lives of McCarthy’s aides as ammunition.

The result is “a well-researched and sturdily written account of what may be the most important such conflict in modern history….





The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Random House - Roosevelt, Harry S. 1 new york times bestseller • pulitzer prize–winning author jon meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Named one of the best books of the year by npr • the christian science monitor • southern living our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day.

He writes about the civil war, reconstruction, and the birth of the lost cause; the backlash against immigrants in the first World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow.

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels - Welch, meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. With compelling narratives of past eras of strife and disenchantment, Meacham offers wisdom for our own time. Walter isaacson “gripping and inspiring, The Soul of America is Jon Meacham’s declaration of his faith in America. Newsday“meacham gives readers a long-term perspective on American history and a reason to believe the soul of America is ultimately one of kindness and caring, not rancor and paranoia.

Usa today. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S.





Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Henry Holt and Co. - Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. Essential reading. Michael d’antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN. Com“not since harry potter has a new book caught fire in this way…Fire and Fury is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.

The economist. This riveting and explosive account of trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the oval office, including:-- what president trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before in history has a presidency so divided the American people.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House - 1 new york times bestsellerwith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since donald trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.





The Blood of Emmett Till

Simon & Schuster - Barber, ii, president of the North Carolina NAACP. Jolting and powerful” the washington post, the book “provides fresh insight into the way race has informed and deformed our democratic institutions” Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Carry Me Home and “calls us to the cause of justice today” Rev.

His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. Five years later, black students who called themselves “the Emmett Till generation” launched sit-in campaigns that turned the struggle for civil rights into a mass movement.

Till’s lynching became the most notorious hate crime in American history. William J. Kennedy book award * a new york times notable book * a washington post notable book * an npr best book of 2017 * a los angeles times best book of 2017 * an atlanta Journal-Constitution Best Southern Book of 2017 * This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till—“and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren’t often enough asked to do with history: learn from it” The Atlantic.

The Blood of Emmett Till - In 1955, white men in the mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. But what actually happened to emmett till—not the icon of injustice, the blood of emmett Till “unfolds like a movie” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but the flesh-and-blood boy? Part detective story, drawing on a wealth of new evidence, part political history, including a shocking admission of Till’s innocence from the woman in whose name he was killed.

Only weeks later, rosa parks thought about young Emmett as she refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Longlisted for the National Book Award * Winner of the Robert F.





The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

St. Martin's Press - But as mccabe shows, right now the greatest threat to the United States comes from within, as President Trump and his administration ignore the law, degrade human rights, attack democratic institutions, and undermine the U. S. Important, revealing, how it works, and powerfully argued, The Threat tells the true story of what the FBI is, and why it will endure as an institution of integrity that protects America.

Under director robert mueller, mccabe led the investigations of major attacks on American soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing, a plot to bomb the New York subways, and several narrowly averted bombings of aircraft. Constitution that protects every citizen. President donald trump celebrated on twitter: "andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy.

In the threat: how the fbi protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. And under james comey, the clinton foundation's activities, McCabe was deeply involved in the controversial investigations of the Benghazi attack, and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump - The threat recounts in compelling detail the time between donald Trump's November 2016 election and McCabe's firing, set against a page-turning narrative spanning two decades when the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. He became an expert in two kinds of investigations that are critical to American national security: Russian organized crime—which is inextricably linked to the Russian state—and terrorism.

Mccabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI.





A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

Flatiron Books - Bush. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. He previously served as U. S. Deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Comey served as director of the fbI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama.

In his book, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, and how it drives sound decisions. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership - S. From prosecuting the mafia and martha stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.





The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

Simon & Schuster - The last was a leading general and close friend of Caesar’s who felt betrayed by the great man: He was the mole in Caesar’s camp. The principal plotters were Brutus, Cassius both former allies of Pompey, and Decimus. An original, new perspective on an event that seems well known, The Death of Caesar is “one of the most riveting hour-by-hour accounts of Caesar’s final day I have read.

. An absolutely marvelous read” The Times, London. But after the assassination everything went wrong. In this story of the most famous assassination in history, “the last bloody day of the Roman Republic has never been painted so brilliantly” The Wall Street Journal. Julius caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on March 15, 44 BC—the Ides of March according to the Roman calendar.

The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination - He was, says author barry strauss, the last casualty of one civil war and the first casualty of the next civil war, which would end the Roman Republic and inaugurate the Roman Empire. The death of caesar provides a fresh look at a well-trodden event, with superb storytelling sure to inspire awe” The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The killers left the body in the Senate and Caesar’s allies held a public funeral. The conspirators fled Rome. Brutus and cassius raised an army in Greece but Antony and Octavian defeated them.





On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Tim Duggan Books - We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. 1 new york times bestsellerthe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.