New Arrivals · U.S. Presidents

January 23, 2019
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Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics

January 22, 2019
Christie, Chris.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The controversial former governor and presidential candidate traces his rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey, describes his long friendship with Donald Trump, and shares insights into the current administration.

Team of vipers : my 500 extraordinary days in the Trump White House

January 22, 2019
Sims, Cliff, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2019.
xx, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Offers a first-hand account of the author's time in the Trump White House, discussing the infighting and leaking he witnessed first-hand and his role in the president's successes and disasters.

Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the democratic party

January 14, 2019
Ward, Jon (Writer of politics), author.
New York : Twelve, 2019.
390 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time.

American tantrum : the Donald J. Trump presidential archives

January 2, 2019
Atamanuik, Anthony, author.
xv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The project -- Archivist's note: the presidential pocket library -- First interview with President Donald J. Trump -- The Donald -- Early life -- A leader comes of age -- The view from the top -- The campaign -- The presidency -- Birth of a statesman -- Winning sickness -- Lawyers, sons, and money -- Which hunt is witch -- The future.
"A devastatingly hilarious satire that cuts closer to the truth than any nonfiction account: the creator and star of Comedy Central's acclaimed The President Show opens the vault and imagines Donald J. Trump's presidential archives, exposing documents from his childhood in Queens to his toddlerhood in the Oval Office"--Dust jacket.

Unpresidented : a biography of Donald Trump

December 19, 2018
Brockenbrough, Martha, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
xv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The night America bled red -- The accidental American -- Trump in trouble -- Manhattan by storm -- Kingdom of cards -- Parting a sea of red ink -- The art of an image -- The brass ring -- Going nuclear on norms -- The Russia connnections -- Crossfire hurricane -- The man who would be king -- "The fish stinks from the head down" -- A season of storms -- "I have done nothing wrong".
"Discover the incredible true story of America's forty-fifth president : his questionable political and personal conduct and his unprecedented rise to power. Richly informed by original research, Unpresidented is a gripping and important read." --Jacket

The case for impeaching Trump

December 18, 2018
Holtzman, Elizabeth, author.
162 pages ; 24 cm
The author presents the US Constitution's requirements for impeachment and, drawing on her experience as a US Congresswoman and a member of the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Nixon, then presents evidence to prove that President Donald Trump has already fulfilled those requirements.

The annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

December 17, 2018
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, author.
lxxiv, 1068 pages: illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm

Whose boat is this boat? : comments that don't help in the aftermath of a hurricane

December 12, 2018
Trump, Donald, 1946- author.
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
"This book was assembled by the staff of The Late show with Stephen Colbert."
Composed entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. On September 19, 2018, Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence.

Winter war : Hoover, Roosevelt, and the first clash over the New Deal

November 28, 2018
Rauchway, Eric, author.
viii, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: Narrow margins -- Election day : November 8, 1932 -- A domestic summit on foreign policy : November and December, 1932 -- Bolshevism in the fields : December 1932 and January 1933 -- A matter of political expediency : January 1933 -- Social justice warrior : January and February 1933 -- A portent of evil : January and February 1933 -- The end of our string : February and March 1933 -- Inauguration day : March 4, 1933.
"When Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election, they represented not only different political parties but vastly different approaches to the question of the day: How could the nation recover from the Great Depression? As historian Eric Rauchway shows in Winter War, FDR laid out coherent, far-ranging plans for the New Deal in the months prior to his inauguration. Meanwhile, still-President Hoover, worried about FDR's abilities and afraid of the president-elect's policies, became the first comprehensive critic of the New Deal. Thus, even before FDR took office, both the principles of the welfare state, and reaction against it, had already taken form. Winter War reveals how, in the months before the hundred days, FDR and Hoover battled over ideas and shaped the divisive politics of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

Becoming Lincoln

November 16, 2018
Freehling, William W., 1935- author.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2018]
x, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Prologue: A puzzling inauguration -- The rising Lincolns and the Kentucky plummet -- The Indiana plunge -- The Illinois crash -- The New Salem recovery -- The rise and fall of a state legislator -- The rise and limits of a pre-1850s lawyer -- The rise and turbulence of a marriage -- A congressional aspirant's rise -- The Congressional fall -- The Union's economic rescue -- Three climactic railroad cases -- The Peoria address and the strategy of defense -- The 1855 setback -- The lost/found speech -- The Dred Scott case and the Kansas finale -- The great debates -- The cunning revisions -- The Cooper Union address -- The Presidential election and the fruits of revision -- The erratic interregnum -- The troubled inaugural address -- Forts Sumter and Pickens and the emergence of an impressive administrator -- Epilogue: (Slowly) Becoming a coercive emancipator.
"A biographical account of Abraham Lincoln's rises and falls on his improbable path to becoming the president who ended slavery" -- Provided by publisher.


November 14, 2018
Obama, Michelle, 1964- author.
xiii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Becoming me -- Becoming us -- Becoming more.
"An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. When she was a little girl, Michelle Robinson's world was the South Side of Chicago, where she and her brother, Craig, shared a bedroom in their family's upstairs apartment and played catch in the park, and where her parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson, raised her to be outspoken and unafraid. But life soon look her much further afield, from the halls of Princeton, where she learned for the first time what if felt like to be the only black woman in a room, to the glassy office tower where she worked as a high-powered corporate lawyer--and where, one summer morning, a law student named Barack Obama appeared in her office and upended all her carefully made plans. Here, for the first time, Michelle Obama describes the early years of her marriage as she struggles to balance her work and family with her husband's fast-moving political career. She takes us inside their private debate over whether he should make a run for the presidency and her subsequent role as a popular but oft-criticized figure during his campaign. Narrating with grace, good humor, and uncommon candor, she provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of her family's history-making launch into the global limelight as well as their life inside the White House over eight momentous years--as she comes to know her country and her country comes to know her. [This book] takes us through modest Iowa kitchens and ballrooms at Buckingham Palace, through moments of heart-stopping grief and profound resilience, bringing us deep into the soul of a singular, groundbreaking figure in history as she strives to live authentically, marshaling her personal strength and voice in service of a set of higher ideals. In telling her story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?"--Dust jacket.

West Wingers : stories from the dream chasers, change makers, and hope creators inside the Obama White House

November 13, 2018
xiii, 319 pages ; 21 cm
Evolution / Gautam Raghavan -- Becoming a man / Michael Strautmanis -- Imagine Joey Lucas / Leah Katz-Hernandez -- Laughing between the ferns / Brad Jenkins -- Amazing grace / Heather Foster -- Worth it / Cecilia Muñoz -- Go toward the good / Hope Hall -- Big f'ing deal / Michael J. Robertson -- Alaska / Raina Thiele -- A call to action / Lynn Rosenthal -- Behind the mahogany doors / Bill Yosses -- Full circle / Darienne Page -- Imposter / Deesha Dyer -- September 12 / Ned Price -- Sí se puede / Julie Chávez Rodriguez -- Right where we belong / Rumana Ahmed -- Fiery Latinas / Stephanie Valencia -- Before we were us / Aneesh Raman.
"The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president's staff can change the nation"-- Provided by publisher.

The campaign of 1840

November 9, 2018
Sarchet, Cyrus P. B. (Cyrus Parkinson Beatty), 1828-1913.
[Cambridge, Ohio?] : [Guernsey County Genealogical Society], [1994]
90 pages : portrait, facsimile ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"A series of articles in the Guernsey times, 1893."

Freak kingdom : Hunter S. Thompson's manic ten-year crusade against American fascism

November 8, 2018
Denevi, Timothy, author.
New York : Public Affairs, 2018.
x, 394 pages ; 25 cm
Author's note -- 1963-1964: the valley of the moon -- 1965-1966: that awful evil heavy Pacific fog -- 1967-1968: a hairy animal called Nixon -- 1969-1970: freak kingdom in the Rockies -- 1971: some dreamers of the golden dream -- 1972-1974: he speaks for the werewolf -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Political assassinations and attempts in U.S. history : the lasting effects of gun violence against American political leaders

November 6, 2018
Martinez, J. Michael (James Michael), author.
New York, NY : Carrel Books, [2017]
xxii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Sic semper tyrannis" : Abraham Lincoln (1865) -- "I killed the president for the good of the laboring people, the good people. I am not sorry for my crime" : William McKinley (1901) -- "I saw murder--no, not murder, a thousand times worse than murder--I saw anarchy wave its first bloody triumph in Idaho" : Frank Steunenberg (1905) -- "It all happened so rapidly. I didn't really know what the hell was going on" : Harry S. Truman (1950) -- "RFK must die" : Robert F. Kennedy (1968) -- "It's just that we will never be young again" : John F. Kennedy (1963) -- "Whoever dies in Project Pandora's Box will be directly attributable to the Watergate scandal" : Richard M. Nixon (1974) -- "The security was so stupid. It was like an invitation" : Gerald R. Ford (1975) -- "At least give me the chance, with this historical deed, to gain your respect and love" : Ronald Reagan (1981) -- "I have the gun in my hand. I kill kings and presidents first and next all capitalists" : Anton Cermak (1933) -- "Looking back on my life, I would have liked it if society had protected me from myself" : George C. Wallace (1972) -- "I've never killed a person who was undeserving of it" : John H. Wood, Jr. (1979) -- "Let me go, gentlemen--I am not afraid--they can't kill me--I can protect myself" : Andrew Jackson (1835) -- "I shot the president as I would a rebel, if I saw him pulling down the American flag. I leave my justification to Go and the American people" : James A. Garfield (1881) -- "Lock me up; I am the man who shot the mayor" : Carter Harrison, Sr. (1893) -- "I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a bull moose" : Theodore Roosevelt (1912) -- "He's been controlling my mind for years. Now I've put an end to it" : Allard K. Lowenstein (1980) -- "I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us" : Gabrielle Giffords (2011) -- "Oh Lord, my God, is there no help for a widow's son?" : Joseph Smith, Jr. (1844) -- "I ask no quarter and I fear no foe" : William Goebel (1900) -- "Every man a king, but no one wears a crown" : Huey P. Long (1935) -- "I live like a man who's already dead" : Malcolm X (1965) -- "I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we as a people, will get to the promised land" : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968) -- "If you see me as your savior, I'll be your savior. If you see me as your god, I'll be your god" : Leo Ryan (1978) -- "We've said all along there were three victims in this. Today Dan White became the third victim" : George Moscone and Harvey Milk (1978).
"The long, dark history of political violence in the United States. Violence has been employed to achieve political objectives throughout history. Taking the life of a perceived enemy is as old as mankind. Antiquity is filled with examples of political murders, such as when Julius Caesar was felled by assassins in 44 BCE. While assassinations and assassination attempts are not unique to the American way of life, denizens of other nations sometimes look upon the US as populated by reckless cowboys owing to a "Wild West" attitude about violence, especially episodes involving guns. In this book, J. Michael Martinez focuses on assassinations and attempts in the American republic. Nine American presidents-Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan-have been the targets of assassins. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt was also a target shortly before he was sworn into office in 1933. Moreover, three presidential candidates-Theodore Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy, and George Wallace-were shot by assailants. In addition to presidents and candidates for the presidency, eight governors, seven U.S. senators, nine U.S. House members, eleven mayors, seventeen state legislators, and eleven judges have been victims of political violence. Not all political assassinations involve elected officials. Some of those targeted, such as Joseph Smith, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., were public figures who influenced political issues. But their cases are instructive because of their connection to, and influence on, the political process. No other nation with a population of over 50 million people has witnessed as many political assassinations or attempts. These violent episodes trigger a series of important questions. First, why has the United States-a country constructed on a bedrock of the rule of law and firmly committed to due process-been so susceptible to political violence? Martinez addresses these questions as he examines twenty-five instances of violence against elected officials and public figures in American history"-- Provided by publisher.

Me the people : the editorial cartoons of Pia Guerra

November 6, 2018
Guerra, Pia, author, illustrator.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 cm
"This collection of New Yorker cartoonist and Y: The Last Man co-creator Pia Guerra's editorial cartoons covers a wide array of topics and events, from the Trump administration's unprecedented attacks on democracy and the GOP's enabling of chaos to the fight against gun violence and corruption.

Ronald Reagan : an intellectual biography

November 5, 2018
Byrne, David T., author.
[Lincoln] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
xx, 222 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"In this ambitious work, David Byrne analyzes the ideas that informed Ronald Reagan's political philosophy and policies. Rather than appraising his personal and emotional life, Byrne's intellectual biography goes one step further; it establishes a rationale for the former president's motives, discussing how thinkers such as Plato and Adam Smith influenced him. Byrne points to three historical forces that shaped Reagan's political philosophy: Christian values, particularly the concept of a universal kingdom of God; America's firm belief in freedom as the greatest political value and its aversion to strong centralized governments; and the appeasement era of World War II, which stimulated Reagan's aggressive and confrontational foreign policy. Byrne's account of the fortieth president augments previous work on Reagan with a new model for understanding him. Byrne shows how Reagan took conservatism and the Republican Party in a new direction, departing from the traditional conservatism of Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk. His desire to spread a "Kingdom of Freedom" both at home and abroad changed America's political landscape forever and inspired a new conservatism that persists to this day."-- Provided by publisher.

The rise of Andrew Jackson : myth, manipulation, and the making of modern politics

November 1, 2018
Heidler, David Stephen, 1955- author.
New York : Basic Books, 2018.
ix, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Prologue -- Hickory -- Hero -- Image -- Caesar -- Two Washingtons -- Solon -- 1824 -- Election -- Bargains -- Allegations -- Machine -- Ink -- Magician -- Mud -- Triumph -- Epilogue.
"Andrew Jackson was volatile and prone to violence, and well into his forties his sole claim on the public's affections derived from his victory in a thirty-minute battle at New Orleans in early 1815. Yet those in his immediate circle believed he was a great man who should be president of the United States. Jackson's election in 1828 is usually viewed as a result of the expansion of democracy. Historians David and Jeanne Heidler argue that he actually owed his victory to his closest supporters, who wrote hagiographies of him, founded newspapers to savage his enemies, and built a political network that was always on message. In transforming a difficult man into a paragon of republican virtue, the Jacksonites exploded the old order and created a mode of electioneering that has been mimicked ever since"-- Provided by publisher.

The American president : detailed biographies, historical timelines from George Washington to Donald Trump

October 29, 2018
Moore, Kathryn.
New York : Sterling, [2018]
ix, 710 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
"Revised and updated"--Cover.
"The most comprehensive single-volume reference work on the presidents of the United States, as well as a fascinating glimpse into the continuing evolution of the office"--Back cover.

Cyberwar : how Russian hackers and trolls helped elect a president : what we don't, can't, and do know

October 23, 2018
Jamieson, Kathleen Hall, author.
xiii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The question of how Donald Trump won the 2016 election looms over his presidencey. In particular, were the 78,000 voters who gave him an Electoral College victory affected by the Russian trolls and hackers? Trump had denied it. So too has Vladimir Putin. Others cast the answer as unknowable. Drawing on path-breaking work in which she and her colleagues isolated significant communications effects in the 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, the eminent political communication scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson marshals the troll posts, unique polling data, analyses of how the press used the hacked content, and a synthesis of half a century of media effects research to argue that, although not certain, it is probable that the Russians helped elect the 45th president of the United States. In the process, Cyberwar tackles questions that include: How extensive was the troll messaging? What characteristics of the social media platforms did the Russians exploit? Why did the mainstream press rush the hacked content into the citizenry's newsfeeds? Was Clinton telling the truth when she alleged that the debate moderators distorted what she said in the leaked speeches? Did the Russian influence extend beyond social media and news to alter the behavior of FBI directgor James Comey? After detailing the ways in which the Russian efforts were abetted by the press, social media platforms, the candidates, party leaders, and a polarized public, Cyberwar closes with a warning: the country is ill-prepared to prevent a sequel. -- Provided by publisher.

The apprentice : Trump, Russia and the subversion of American democracy

October 22, 2018
Miller, Greg, 1968- author.
x, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The hack -- Putin's trolls -- Moths to the flame -- "I believe you have some information for us" -- The missing emails -- Crossfire hurricane -- Deep inside the Kremlin -- Dezinformatsiya -- The Russian ambassador -- Briefing the president -- You're fired -- The special counsel strikes -- "I can't put on the charm" -- Helsinki.
"It has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice. Now two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller investigates the truth about the Kremlin's covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, Trump's steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin, and Robert Mueller's ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him. Based on interviews with hundreds of people in Trump's inner circle, current and former government officials, individuals with close ties to the White House, members of the law enforcement and intelligence communities, foreign officials, and confidential documents, The Apprentice offers striking new information about: the hacking of the Democrats by Russian intelligence; Russian hijacking of Facebook and Twitter; National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's hidden communications with the Russians; the attempt by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, to create a secret back channel to Moscow using Russian diplomatic facilities; Trump's disclosure to Russian officials of highly classified information about Israeli intelligence operations; Trump's battles with the CIA and the FBI and fierce clashes within the West Wing; Trump's efforts to enlist the director of national intelligence and the director of the National Security Agency to push back against the FBI's investigation of his campaign; the mysterious Trump Tower meeting; the firing of FBI Director James Comey; the appointment of Mueller and the investigation that has followed; the tumultuous skirmishing within Trump's legal camp; and Trump's jaw-dropping behavior in Helsinki. Deeply reported and masterfully told, The Apprentice is essential reading for anyone trying to understand Vladimir Putin's secret operation, its catastrophic impact, and the nature of betrayal."--Dust jacket.

Spygate : the attempted sabotage of Donald J. Trump

October 22, 2018
Bongino, Dan, author.
Nashville, TN : Post Hill Press, [2018]
xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
The comprehensive story of how the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton campaign, and foreign entities tried to sabotage the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election. Everyone has an opinion about whether or not Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. The number of actors involved is staggering, the events are complicated, and it's hard to know who or what to believe. Spygate bypasses opinion and brings facts together to expose the greatest political scandal in American history. Former Secret Service agent and NYPD police officer Dan Bongino joins forces with journalist D.C. McAllister to clear away fake news and show you how Trump's political opponents, both foreign and domestic, tried to sabotage his campaign and delegitimize his presidency.

Shade : a tale of two presidents

October 17, 2018
Souza, Pete, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
235 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The former official White House photographer compares the most recent two administrations via photos of Barack Obama side-by-side with tweets, headlines, and quotes from the Trump administration.

Presidents of war

October 16, 2018
Beschloss, Michael R., author.
xi, 739 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Torrent of passion -- Man of straw -- The most glorious war -- The country is now virtually ours -- A presidential war -- Fort Sumter -- Blood flowing all about me -- Maine blown up -- We must keep what we want -- The world is on fire -- Salvation of mankind -- How could this have happened? -- The survival war -- I am going to let them have it -- I don't ask their permission -- We got slapped -- I do not have a parachute.
"A groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war-- both physically and emotionally-- or were broken by them"--Provided by publisher

My dearest Julia : the wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife

October 16, 2018
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
xvii, 166 pages ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"Special publication."

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