New Arrivals · U.S. Presidents

July 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump

July 15, 2019
Alberta, Tim, author.
x, 678 pages ; 24 cm
"Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump."--Page [2] of cover.

Under Lincoln's hat : 100 objects that tell the story of his life and legacy

July 8, 2019
Cornelius, James M. (James Murray), 1959- author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016]
xiii, 226 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Family man -- Attorney -- Wordsmith -- Candidate -- President and Commander-in-Chief -- Emancipator -- Martyr -- Icon.
"What is the oldest artifact linked to Abraham Lincoln? What does a poem written when he was just a schoolboy say about his character? Taking its cue from The History of the World in 100 Objects, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum have selected 100 items from their extensive and rare collection that will give readers an intimate glimpse into the turning points of Lincoln's life and presidency. From a page taken from his sum book, to the gloves Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated, these objects reveal a sense of the man and his times in a fresh and immediate way."

The method to the madness : Donald Trump's ascent as told by those who were hired, fired, inspired--and inaugurated

July 3, 2019
Salkin, Allen, author.
New York : All Points Books, 2019.
xviii, 329 pages ; 25 cm
"A guide for understanding Donald Trump's style, mindset, and every action, made up of over one hundred interviews with his closest associates and adversaries over the last 15 years."--Provided by publisher.

Presidential misconduct : from George Washington to today

June 28, 2019
New York : The New Press [2019]
xxxviii, 480 pages ; 24 cm
"The introduction by C. Vann Woodward and the chapters from George Washington through Lyndon B. Johnson were originally published in the United States as Responses of the Presidents to Charges of Misconduct by Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1974"--Title page verso.
"An update of the 1974 report Responses of the presidents to charges of misconduct, commisioned by the Impeachment Inquiry of the House Committee on the judiciary"-- Provided by publisher.

Siege : Trump under fire

June 5, 2019
Wolff, Michael, 1953- author.
xiii, 335 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Author's note ; Bullseye ; The do-over ; Lawyers ; Home Alone ; Robert Mueller ; Michael Cohen ; The women ; Michael Flynn ; Midterms ; Kushner ; Hannity ; Trump abroad ; Trump and Putin ; 100 days ; Manafort ; Pecker, Cohen, Weisselberg ; McCain, Woodward, Anonymous ; Kavanaugh ; Khashoggi ; October surprises ; November 6 ; Shutdown ; The wall ; Epilogue : the report ; Acknowledgments ; Index.
"Just one year into Donald Trump's term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries. Fire and fury ... defined the first phase of the Trump administration : now, in Siege, Wolff has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. At the outset of Trump's second year as president, his situation is profoundly different. No longer tempered by experienced advisers, he is more impulsive and volatile than ever. But the wheels of justice are inexorably turning : Robert Mueller's 'witch hunt' haunts Trump every day, and other federal prosecutors are taking a deep dive into his personal affairs ... Week by week, as Trump becomes increasingly erratic, the question that lies at the heart of his tenure becomes ever more urgent : Will this most abnormal of presidencies at last reach the breaking point and implode? ...Siege provides an alarming and indelible portrait of a president like no other. Surrounded by enemies and blind to his peril, Trump is a raging, self-destructive inferno - and the most divisive leader in American history." -- From the book jacket.

The Mueller report : the final report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and collusion

May 30, 2019
Mueller, Robert S., III, 1944- author.
472 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction to the Mueller report / by Alan Dershowitz -- General powers of Special Counsel -- The appointment of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III -- Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress -- Attorney General William Barr's response to House Democratic leaders -- Key to redactions in the Mueller report -- The Mueller report.
Mueller, a lifelong Republican, has concluded his investigation into President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russia, and submitted the findings to Attorney General William Barr. The investigation has been the focal point of American politics since its inception in May 2017. Media tracked Mueller's every move, and the investigation was subject to constant speculation by political pundits. Barr has told Congress that Mueller found no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and did not come to a conclusion on obstruction of justice-- neither concluding the president committed a crime nor exonerating him. Now it is time for the public to judge if that is true. -- adapted from Publisher

African Americans and the presidents : politics and policies from Washington to Trump

May 29, 2019
Brooks, F. Erik, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
viii, 318 pages ; 26 cm
Slavery Era -- Civil War Era -- Post-Reconstruction Era -- Civil Rights Era -- Post-Civil Rights Era.


May 16, 2019
Badiou, Alain, author.
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, 2019.
v, 68 pages ; 19 cm
Two Days after the Election of Trump -- Two Weeks after the Election of Trump.
"The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States sent shockwaves across the globe. How was such an outcome even possible? And how can we move beyond the deep crisis of Western democracy that the election of Trump represents? In two lectures given at American universities in the immediate aftermath of the election, the leading French philosopher Alain Badiou helps us to make sense of this extraordinary event. He argues that Trump's victory was the symptom of a global crisis made up of four characteristics: the triumph of a brutal and violent form of global capitalism, the decomposition of the established political elite, the growing frustration and disorientation that many people feel today, and the absence of a compelling alternative vision. It was in this context that Trump could emerge as a new kind of political figure that was both inside and outside the political system, a member of the Republican Party who, at the same time, represents something outside the system--sexism, racism and a tendency toward violence and fascism. The progressive political challenge now is to create something new that offers people a real choice, a radical alternative based on principles of universality and equality. This concise account of the meaning of Trump should be read by everyone who wants to understand what is happening in our world today"-- Provided by publisher.

The Mueller report : presented with related materials by The Washington Post

May 15, 2019
729 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Presented with related materials by the Washington Post."--Cover.
Report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election -- VOLUME I : -- Introduction to Volume I -- Executive Summary to Volume I -- I. The Special Counsel's investigation -- II. Russian "active measures" social media campaign -- III. Russian hacking and dumping operations -- IV. Russian Government links to and contacts with the Trump Campaign -- V. Prosecution and declination decisions ; -- VOLUME II : -- Introduction to Volume II -- Executive Summary to Volume II -- I. Background legal and evidentiary principles -- II. Factual results of the obstruction investigation -- III. Legal defenses to the application of obstruction-of-justice statutes to the President -- IV. Conclusion.
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. This edition from The Washington Post/Scribner contains: --The long-awaited report -- An introduction by The Washington Post titled "A President, a Prosecutor, and the Protection of American Democracy" --A timeline of the major events of the Special Counsel's investigation from May 2017, when Robert Mueller was appointed, to the present day --A guide to individuals involved, including in the Special Counsel's Office, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Trump Campaign, the White House, the Trump legal defense team, and the Russians --Key documents in the Special Counsel's investigation, including filings pertaining to General Michael T. Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and the Russian internet operation in St. Petersburg. Each document is introduced and explained by Washington Post reporters. One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country's most seasoned prosecutors. The Special Counsel's investigation looms as a turning point in American history. The Mueller Report is essential reading for all citizens concerned about the fate of the presidency and the future of our democracy.

Selections from Lincoln's addresses, inaugurals and letters

May 3, 2019
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
New York : Macmillan, 1919.
xxxviii, 255 pages : portrait ; 15 cm
With: Macaulay's speeches on copyright / edited by Joseph Wayne Barley.
"Macmillan's pocket classics."

The problem of democracy : the Presidents Adams confront the cult of personality

April 15, 2019
Isenberg, Nancy, author.
New York, NY : Viking, [2019]
xxix, 543 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Progenitor. Exemplars ; Wanderers ; Envoys ; Exiles ; Instigators ; Extorters ; Intellects -- Part II: Inheritor. Second president ; Party irregulars ; Shape-shifters ; Distant companions ; Sixth president ; Surviving son ; Standard-bearer.
"John and John Quincy Adams: rogue intellectuals, unsparing truth tellers, too uncensored for their own political good. They held that political participation demanded moral courage. They did not seek popularity (and it showed). They lamented the fact that hero worship in America substituted idolatry for results, and they made it clear that they were talking about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. John and John Quincy Adams, the second and sixth presidents, father and son, were brilliant, accomplished men who were disparaged throughout their careers. But this book does considerably more than encompass two essential political lives: it takes the temperature of American democracy from its heated origins through multiple storm events, providing major lessons about the excesses of campaign rhetoric that apply all too obviously to our century. It is a fact that the United States, as originally constituted, was not (nor was even meant to be) a democracy. How we got from there to today's unchallengeable notion of democracy as something real and inviolable is best explained by looking at what the Adamses had to say about the dangers of political deception. By the time John Adams succeeded George Washington as president, his son had already followed him into public service and was stationed in Europe as a diplomat. Though they spent many years apart--and as their careers spanned Europe, Washington, D.C., and their family home south of Boston--they maintained a close bond through extensive correspondence in which they debated history, political philosophy, and partisan maneuvering. The problem of democracy is an urgent problem. The father-and-son presidents grasped the perilous psychology of politics and forecast what future generations would have to contend with: citizens wanting heroes to worship, and covetous elites more than willing to mislead. Rejection at the polls, which each suffered after one term, does not prove that the presidents Adams had erroneous ideas. Intellectually, they were what we today call independents, reluctant to commit blindly to an organized political party. No other historian has attempted to dissect their intertwined lives as Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein do in these pages, and there is no better time than the present to learn from the American nation's most insightful malcontents."--Dust jacket.

How to fight presidents : defending yourself against the badasses who ran this country

April 10, 2019
O'Brien, Daniel.
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2014].
ix, 254 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Make no mistake: Our founding fathers were more bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea. As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life. Theodore Roosevelt had asthma, was blind in one eye, survived multiple gunshot wounds, had only one regret (that there were no wars to fight under his presidency), and was the first U.S. president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. Faced with the choice, George Washington actually preferred the sound of bullets whizzing by his head in battle over the sound of silence. And now these men--these hallowed leaders of the free world--want to kick your ass. Plenty of historians can tell you which president had the most effective economic strategies, and which president helped shape our current political parties, but can any of them tell you what to do if you encounter Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing fight? This book will teach you how to be better, stronger, faster, and more deadly than the most powerful (and craziest) men in history. You're welcome"-- Provided by publisher.

Choosing war : presidential decisions in the Maine, Lusitania, and Panay incidents

April 10, 2019
Peifer, Douglas Carl, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
part I. The Maine incident -- part II. The Lusitania crisis -- part III. The Panay incident -- part IV. Anticipating the unexpected: naval incidents past and present.
"In Choosing War, Douglas Cark Peifer compares the ways in which different presidential administrations have responded when American lives were lost at sea"--Jacket.

Accidental presidents : eight men who changed America

April 9, 2019
Cohen, Jared, 1981- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
xii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First to die -- Over my dead body -- Lincoln's choice -- Prince Arthur -- A most ambitious man -- Averting scandal -- "That damn mule!" -- "Give 'em hell Harry!" -- The last time -- Close calls.
"Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world. Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. In one way or another they vastly changed our history."--Provided by publisher.

Deep state target : how I got caught in the crosshairs of the plot to bring down President Trump

April 8, 2019
Papadopoulos, George, 1987- author.
vii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Deep State Target is the only firsthand account that proves the attempted sabotage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign by American and international intelligence services, from former Trump advisor George Papadopoulos--whose global network, clandestine meetings about Hillary Clinton's hacked emails, and rift with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions made him the first target of Spygate, the Mueller Investigation, and the Russian Collusion Hoax. Deep State Target is a shocking account of international spy games and a disturbing eyewitness report on a secret double government--the Deep State--intent on destroying lives and a presidency.

Finding my voice : my journey to the West Wing and the path forward

April 2, 2019
Jarrett, Valerie, 1956- author.
New York City : Viking, [2019]
xii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The gift of freedom -- Inheritance -- The best laid plans -- It's a girl! -- The quiet voice -- Change from the ground up -- My best hire ever -- The power of each voice -- Drinking from a fire hose -- Pinch myself moments -- The fight of our lives -- Where's my boom? -- We can't wait -- True north -- The changing of the guard -- The long view.

Commander in cheat : how golf explains Trump

March 29, 2019
Reilly, Rick, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
vii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
A sportswriter's indictment of how Trump's golf habits reflect his off-the-course ethics draws on personal experience and witness interviews to reveal how Trump lies, intimidates, and files lawsuits to get away with rampant cheating.

The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty

March 28, 2019
Page, Susan, author.
viii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, (some color) ; 24 cm
"The riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. This biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. As with many women of her era, Barbara Bush was routinely underestimated, her contributions often neither recognized nor acknowledged. But she became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist and a beloved First Lady."--Provided by publisher.

Golden handcuffs : the secret history of Trump's women

March 27, 2019
Burleigh, Nina, author.
viii, 359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: Golden handcuffs -- Part 1. Elisabeth and Mary, the mother figures -- Elisabeth Christ Trump -- Mary Anne MacLeod Trump -- The Queen of Queens -- Child Donald -- Part 2. Ivana Marie Zelnícková, the first wife -- A girl in Gottwaldov -- The loves of Ivana's life -- A European wife -- From Russia with love -- Part 3. Marla Ann Maples, wife number two -- The short-fingered vulgarian and Georgia's most famous child -- The rape deposition -- Marrying Marla -- Ivana's brand vs. Marla's brand -- The second divorce -- Buying beauty queens -- Part 4. Melanija Knavs, the third Mrs. Trump -- Growing up in Sevnica -- The sexualization of modeling -- The sexualization of Melania -- Marrying Melania -- Part 5. Ivanka, first daughter -- Ivanka at Choate -- Ivanka in love -- Ivanka's brand -- The sexualization of Ivanka -- The women of the campaign -- #FreeMelania -- Ivanka in the White House -- FLOTUS -- Catfights in Trumplandia -- Queens of the realm -- Epilogue: The other women: A taxonomy.
"New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Nina Burleigh, explores Donald Trump's attitudes toward women by providing in-depth analysis and background on the women who have had the most profound influence on his life--the mother and grandmother who raised him, the wives who lived with him, and the daughter who is poised to inherit it all. Has any president in the history of the United States had a more fraught relationship with women than Donald Trump? He flagrantly cheated on all three of his wives, brushed off multiple accusations of sexual assault, publicly ogled his eldest daughter, bought the silence of a porn star and a Playmate, and proclaimed his now-infamous seduction technique: 'grab 'em by the pussy.' Golden Handcuffs is a comprehensive and provocative account of the women who have been closest to Trump--his German-immigrant grandmother, Elizabeth, the uncredited founder of the Trump Organization; his Scottish-immigrant mother, Mary, who acquired a taste for wealth as a maid in the Andrew Carnegie mansion; his wives--Ivana, Marla, and Melania (the first and third of whom are immigrants); and his eldest daughter, Ivanka, groomed to take over the Trump brand from a young age. Also examined are Trump's two older sisters, one of whom is a prominent federal judge; his often-overlooked younger daughter, Tiffany; his female employees; and those he calls 'liars'--the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Of these women, Burleigh writes, 'where they come from and what they do now and in the future matters because they have or have had the ear of the most powerful man on earth.'" -- Publisher's description

Peak Trump : the undrainable swamp and the fantasy of maga

March 26, 2019
Stockman, David Alan, 1946- author.
ii, 638 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue -- Part 1: -- The fed's rotten regime of bubble finance - mortal enemy of the maga -- The delusions of maga -- The Trump boom - a mirage by any other name -- Peak Trump: hapless legatee of the financial crisis that never ended -- Main street's failed economy: 11 years of fed fostered flatlining -- Inside the canyons of Wall Street: the everything bubble -- Part 2: -- The folly of Trump-o-nomics -- The Donald's real bleep-hole moment - $41 trillion and counting -- The worst tax bill in a century -- The lost decade of 2010-2020: how Washington squandered the last chance for fiscal redemption -- Bombs away over Quebec -- Bad money, not bad trade deals is the cause of America's trade disaster -- Smoot-Hawley redux -- Trump's trade war folly and the red ponzi -- Part 3: -- America first: existential threat to the empire -- America first and the failed promise of Helsinki -- Why the empire never sleeps - the indispensable nation folly -- Woodrow Wilson and the myth of the indispensable nation -- Imperial Washington - global menace -- You can see "Russia" from here -- How to drain the swamp - homeland defense, not empire -- The Iranian file: the Donald undone, America first crushed -- Singapore! it didn't take a village of deep staters -- The Vlad and Donald show - a fleeting blow for peace -- Part 4: -- Deep state debunked: why Russiagate is even worse than a hoax -- Deep state classified: hey, Donald, tear down that wall of secrecy -- The Donald undone: tilting at the swamp, succumbing to the empire -- The actual 2016 election meddling plot - the deep state's assault on Donald Trump -- Muller's comic book indictment: how to prosecute a great big nothingburger -- Muller mugs America: the case of baby George Papadopoulos -- The Trump tower meeting -- Part 5: -- Border war follies and Bannonist bile -- Why the Donald is lost - protectionism, nationalism and Bannonist bile -- The statist roots of Trump's border walls - the failed war on drugs -- Why the Donald's border wars are the enemy of maga -- The Donald's Paris climate accord haymaker - a glorious blow against statism -- Leviathan, gun control and the baleful legacy of the second amendment.

A black man in the White House : Barack Obama and the triggering of America's racial-aversion crisis

March 26, 2019
Belcher, Cornell, author.
Healdsburg, CA : Water Street Press, [2016].
j, 203 pages : charts ; 22 cm
"An Uptown Professional Press Book."
A catastrophic moment -- Color in context -- The southern strategy -- The othering of Barack Obama -- A long history, not over yet -- What racism becomes treason.
In this book Cornell Belcher presents stunning new research that illuminates just how deep and jagged these racial fault lines continue to be. Cornell has surveyed battleground voters from 2008 through the 2016 primary season, tracking racial aversion and its impact over the course of the Obama presidency. Given the heightened racial aversion as a consequence of the first non-white male living in the White House, the rise of Trump was a predictable backlash. The election of the nation's first Black president does not mean that we live in a post-racial society; it means that we are now at a critical historical tipping point demographically and culturally in America and this tipping point is indeed the wolf at the door for many anxious white Americans.

Kushner, Inc. : greed, ambition, corruption : the extraordinary story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

March 19, 2019
Ward, Vicky, author.
viii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
"Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump's White House is unprecedented and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, depicting themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency." -- Provided by publisher.

The dangerous case of Donald Trump : 37 psychiatrists and mental health experts assess a president : updated and expanded with new essays

March 19, 2019
New York : Thomas Dunne Books and imprint of St. Martin's Press 2019.
lxii, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Updated and expanded with new essays"--Front cover.
"He's only getting worse. Donald Trump's erratic behavior throughout his presidential campaign caused many of us to ask: What is wrong with him? After the election, politicians and pundits assured us he would change once he took office and would live up to his role as president. After spending two years in the most powerful position in the world, however, Trump has only gotten worse. He rants. He lashes out. He threatens violence. He holds rallies to rile up his supporters. And he lies constantly. He has become, to use the word of one former staffer, "unhinged." In this updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Dangerous case of Donald Trump, the twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts who first took on their brave "duty to warn" the public about the dangers of Trump are now joined by ten more."--Dust jacket.

Yes she can : 10 stories of hope & change from young female staffers of the Obama White House

March 11, 2019
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2019.
xvi, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Molly Dillon -- Andrea R. Flores -- Kalisha Dessources Figures -- Taylor Lustig -- Vivian P. Graubard --Eleanor Celeste -- Nita Contreras -- Jenna Brayton -- Jaimie Woo -- Noemie C. Levy --A girl's guide to getting into government.
"An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"--Provided by publisher.

The case for Trump

February 27, 2019
Hanson, Victor Davis, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2019.
viii, 391 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
What and who created Trump? -- An establishment without answers -- Trump metaphysics -- The ordeal, triumph -- and ordeal -- of President Trump.

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