June 15, 2013
New Arrivals · U.S. Presidents
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
June 14, 2013
Berg, A. Scott, 1949-
Penguin Group USA 2013
Lincoln unbound : how an ambitious young rail-splitter saved the American dream-- and how we can do it again
June 3, 2013
New York : Broadside Books, 2013.
Traces Abraham Lincoln's ambitious climb from a provincial upstart to political powerhouse and shows how the lessons of Lincoln, who lived the American dream and succeeded in opening it for others, must be applied today to preserve a fluid economy in which individuals can thrive.
May 29, 2013
Walsh, Kenneth T.
Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, 
May 6, 2013
Cannon, James M., 1918-2011.
482 pages,  pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
A crisis of the regime -- Resolve -- Transformation -- Challenges -- Advancing -- Advancing -- Passage -- Revelations -- Confirmations -- Conflicted -- Proposition -- Taking charge -- Reaction -- The pardon -- Testifying -- Managing -- Progress -- Challenges -- Ford's way -- Initiatives -- Vietnam -- The campaign begins -- Nomination -- Election -- Epilogue.
May 6, 2013
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Traces President Obama's reelection campaign against a backdrop of widespread unemployment and a vindictive political climate, offering insights into Mitt Romney's rival campaign and how the race reflected current views about the roles of government and societal values.
May 3, 2013
Gerhardt, Michael J., 1956-
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
April 23, 2013
Draper, Eric, 1964-
xiv, 226 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 x 32 cm.
The beginning -- Life in the bubble -- Family -- The western White House -- 9/11 -- War president -- To the world -- Sprint to the finish.
April 19, 2013
Bush, George, 1924-
717 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"George Bush" in the title appears as his signature.
Love and war -- "Texas, our Texas" -- Potomac fever -- International waters -- The eye of the storm -- China -- Protecting secrets -- "Fire in the belly" -- A heartbeat away -- The rough-and-tumble -- The long home stretch -- "Mr. President" -- On the front line -- Peaks and valleys -- The worst of times -- Looking forward -- Anchor to windward.
A personal, revealing portrait of former President Bush, told through the letters, journal entries and memoranda he wrote from his days in the Navy to his presidential term and beyond.
April 18, 2013
Los Angeles, Calif. : CQ Press, c2013.
ix, 373 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Unilateral powers of the presidency -- Head of state -- Chief administrator -- Legislative leader -- Chief diplomat -- Commander in chief -- Chief economist.
March 4, 2013
Cramer, Richard Ben.
New York : Vintage Books, 1993.
xv, 1051 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1992.
Recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race, exploring how presumably normal people acquire the courage, ambition, and shamelessness that make a true candidate.
American phoenix : John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American independence
February 21, 2013
Cook, Jane Hampton.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, c2013.
x, 502 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Journey interrupted -- Murder outside -- Thief inside -- Lost -- The crossing -- Journey begins -- Fireworks -- Good-bye, Boston birches -- Danish prey -- Three hundred Americans -- Caricature vs. character -- All the world's a stage -- Baltic circle -- Fig leaves -- Deja vu -- Eve's leaves -- Loneliness and splendor -- When in Rome -- French Ã©conomie -- Ice hills -- Divorce -- Water -- Winter woes -- Contradictions -- Pretense and propriety -- Plato's beard -- Moving on -- Fencing pirates -- French choice -- French accomplice -- Obstinate -- American cinderellas -- Christening -- The snub -- New year's bang -- Exit strategy -- French cooling -- Recall and relocation -- Correspondence and contractions -- Supreme recall -- Summer solstice -- The removal -- The confinement -- Christening reprise -- Comets -- Baltic freeze -- Interference -- Tomorrow -- Heaven -- Enemy within -- Impressment -- Retreat -- Dry bones -- Journey resurrected -- Escape -- American phoenix -- Queen of hearts -- King of spades -- The star-spangled banner -- Antebellum -- Vive! -- Epilogue: the birches of Boston.
February 14, 2013
Booraem, Hendrik, 1939-
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2012.
xi, 252 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. An Ardent Ambition to Become a Soldier -- 2. An Education ManqÌu -- 3. Friend of Human Liberty -- 4. The Grand Gesture -- 5. Parallel Lives -- 6. Introduction to the Ohio Country -- 7. Aftermath of a Disaster -- 8. The First Regiment -- 9. Cincinnati -- 10. Anthony Wayne Takes Over -- 11. Legionville and a Trip East -- 12. The March into the Woods -- 13. Nerves -- 14. Toward a Showdown -- 15. Consummation -- 16. The End of the Dream -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
February 7, 2013
Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, c2013.
262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Argues that the mainstream media helped secure Barack Obama's reelection by parroting inaccurate Democratic talking points and failing to report stories that would paint the administration in a negative light.
February 1, 2013
Grant, Carl A.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman Littlefitld Publishers, c2013.
xxii, 174 p. ; 24 cm.
Tells the inside story of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, when Reverend Jeremiah Wright's sermons became a flashpoint in Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
January 25, 2013
DeRose, Chris (Christopher)
New York : Threshold Editions, 2013.
xi, 335 p. ; 24 cm
The most ambitious man in the world -- The right to rise -- Turnabout is fair play -- A house divided -- Lincoln's Washington -- The secret question -- The questions of war -- War and peace -- Not a sinecure -- Three conventions -- Internal improvements -- The trouble with Oregon -- Lincoln the young Indian -- The valiant destroyer of windmills -- Uncivil and undiplomatic -- The last full measure -- A rope of sand or a band of steel? -- The comet at the end of the world.
January 17, 2013
Watson, Robert P., 1962-
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012.
vii, 491 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Introduction: They don't teach this stuff in school -- Say it isn't so! -- Presidential peccadilloes -- Ten stories of presidential love, sex, and scandal -- "I profess myself a votary to love" -- "Domestic felicity" -- Slave owner and slave lover -- "A petticoat affair" -- A near miss -- "The Siamese Twins" -- "I can never be satisfied" -- An unlikely union -- Full house -- "A terrible tale" -- What happens in the Lincoln Bedroom -- Fatal attraction -- Making sense of presidential nonsense.
January 10, 2013
New York : Essence Books, c2012.
112 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
"Special collector's edition"--Jacket.
"Includes speeches and bonus photos"--Jacket.
In a full-color book that covers the first lady's life from the South Side of Chicago to the stately rooms of the White House, the authors explore the impact of Michelle Obama's education, health and military-family initiatives; her national and international causes and campaigns; and her broad fashion sense.
January 4, 2013
New York : Walker & Company, 2013.
197 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
The prayer of the presidents : being Washington's "New-year aspiration," with Jefferson's plural pronouns, etc., and Adams' and Lincoln's accretions
December 21, 2012
Burnham, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1898.
Boston : Antique Book-Store, 1887, c1886.
16 p. ; 15 cm.
December 14, 2012
Frank, Jeffrey, 1942-
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2013.
viii, 434 p.,  . of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
A groundbreaking narrative of the relationship between Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon--from the politics that divided them to the marriage that united their families. Despite being separated by age and temperament, their association evolved into a collaboration that helped to shape the nation's political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic goals.
December 12, 2012
Kaufman, Burton Ira.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2012.
xiv, 646 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
The republican ideal of the post-presidency : Washington, Adams, and Jefferson -- From the republican to the democratic ideal of the post-presidency : Madison, Monroe, and Quincy Adams -- Former presidents as partisan politicians : Jackson, Van Buren, and Tyler -- Doughface former presidents : Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan -- Former presidents in an age of transition : Johnson and Grant -- Former presidents and the emergent modern presidency : Hayes, Cleveland I, and Harrison -- The post-presidency and the modern presidency : Cleveland II and Roosevelt -- Former presidents as symbols of an era : Taft, Wilson, and Coolidge -- The modern post-presidency : Hoover -- The office of ex-president : Truman -- The limits of the office of ex-president : Eisenhower and Johnson -- The mass marketing of the post-presidency : Nixon and Ford -- Citizen/politician of the world : Carter, Reagan -- Epilogue : Bush and Clinton.
December 11, 2012
Gillette, Michael L.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
x, 400 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Childhood memories -- Education, 1924-1934 -- A whirlwind courtship -- 1934-1937, A future in politics? -- In Congress, 1937-1940 -- 1941, "a learning experience" -- 1942, managing the Congrssional office -- Nesting and investing, 1942-1943 -- War years, 1943-1945 -- "A grinding occupation," 1946-1947 -- "The hardest year of our lives," 1948 -- LBJ in the Senate -- A Senate wife -- The LBJ ranch -- The loyal opposition, 1953-1955 -- "Toward the liberal side," 1956-1959 -- 1960, the point of no return -- Vice presidency: "a pebble in a shoe" -- The White House years.
Lady Bird Johnson's odyssey is one of personal and intellectual growth, political and financial ambition and a shared life with Lyndon Baines Johnson, one of the most complicated, volatile and powerful presidents of the 20th century. The former First Lady recounts how a cautious, conservative young woman succumbed to an ultimatum to marry a man she had known for less than three months, how she ran his congressional office during World War II, and how she transformed a struggling Austin radio station into the foundation of a communications empire. As a keen observer of the Washington scene during the eventful decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, Lady Bird Johnson shares dramatic accounts of pivotal moments in American history. The reader attends informal dinners at Sam Rayburn's apartment and opulent social events at grand mansions from an earlier age. Johnson's rich verbal portraits bring to life scores of personalities, including First Ladies Edith Bolling Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy and Pat Nixon.
December 3, 2012
New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2013.
ix, 354 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Long, narrow boxes -- The cooper and the rail-splitter. His hour had not yet come ; The apprentice ; How I became a detective ; Ardent spirits ; Pink lady ; Let us dare to do our duty ; It's coming yet -- Plums and nuts. A pig-tail whistle ; Mobtown ; Suspicions of danger ; Hostile organizations ; The man and the hour ; If I alone must do it ; A postponed rebellion ; A rabid rebel ; Whitewash ; The music agent ; A few determined men ; An assault of some kind ; The assassin's knife -- The martyr and the scapegoat. The flight of Abraham ; The hour of peril ; Some very tall swearing ; An infamous lie.
Two-time Edgar award-winning author Daniel Stashower uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War.
Secret lives of the first ladies : what your teachers never told you about the women of the White House
November 29, 2012
O'Brien, Cormac, 1967-
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, c2009.
303 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Secrets Lives of the First Ladies features outrageous and uncensored profiles of all the presidents' wives --From publisher description.
November 28, 2012
New York : Anchor Books, 2012.
398 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Prologue: Chosen -- Part One: Promise. The scientific spirit -- Providence -- "A beam in darkness" -- God's minute man -- Bleak mountain -- Part Two: War. Hand and soul -- Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes -- Brains, flesh, and blood -- Casus belli -- The dark dreams of presidents -- "A desperate deed" -- Part Three: Fear. "Thank God it is all over" -- "It's true" -- All evil consequences -- Blood-guilty -- Part Four: Tortured for the Republic. Neither death nor life -- One nation -- "Keep heart" -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- After all -- All the angels of the universe -- Epilogue: Forever and forever more.
A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.
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