New Arrivals · U.S. Presidents

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ball of collusion : the plot to rig an election and destroy a presidency

September 16, 2019
McCarthy, Andrew C., author.
New York : Encounter Books, [2019]
xxii, 433 pages ; 24 cm
The Collusion Fable -- What Investigation and What Started It? -- An Old Story: Beltway Consultants as Agents of the Kremlin -- Intel the Obama Way -- "An Institutional Lack of Candor" -- Collusion: Foreign Governments, the Obama administration, and the Clinton Campaign -- A Maltese Professor, an Australian Diplomat, and a Sap in London -- The Brennan Clearinghouse -- Narrative as 'Intelligence' as Disinformation: The Steele Dossier -- There's No Collusion Case, Just Ask Julian Assange -- Crossfire Hurricane -- I Spy -- Amateur Hour -- Insurance Policy -- FISA Warrants: Targeting Trump, Not Page -- 'Flood Is Coming' -- Not a Suspect? -- Nine Days in May.
"The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The law-enforcement and intelligence arms of government were placed in the service of the Democratic presidential bid and, failing that, were deployed against the incoming Republican administration with the goal of strangling it in the cradle. The media-Democrat "collusion narrative," scandalizing Donald Trump as a cat's paw of the Russian regime, is a studiously crafted illusion. As Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton fashioned a homebrew email system to conduct State Department business. Inevitably, she illegally transmitted classified intelligence, destroyed tens of thousands of government files, and obstructed investigations. Yet, the Justice Department and FBI "exonerated" her, carrying out the will of President Obama, who had endorsed Clinton to be his successor and freely exchanged sensitive emails with her. Despite Clinton's commanding lead in the polls, hyper-partisan intelligence officials decided they needed an "insurance policy" against a Trump presidency. Thus was born the Trump-Russia collusion narrative: built on an anonymously sourced "dossier," secretly underwritten by the Clinton campaign and compiled by a former British spy with links to the FBI and the Obama Justice Department. Though acknowledged to be "salacious and unverified" at the FBI's highest level, the dossier was used to build a counterintelligence investigation against Trump's campaign. Desperate to derail Trump's candidacy, political and intelligence operatives leaked the probe to the media. Miraculously, Trump won anyway. His rabid political opponents refused to accept the voters' decision. Though the collusion narrative had barely registered with the electorate, it was now peddled relentlessly by political operatives, intelligence agents, Justice Department officials, and media ideologues -- the vanguard of the "Trump Resistance." Through secret surveillance, a sophisticated scheme to enable intelligence leaking, and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to steal the election. Not one to sit passively through an onslaught, President Trump fought back in his tumultuous way. Matters came to a head when he fired the FBI director, who had given explosive Senate testimony suggesting the president was a criminal suspect, despite privately assuring Trump that he was not. The resulting firestorm of partisan protest cowed the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, whose seemingly limitless investigation has bedeviled the administration ever since. Yet as months passed, concrete evidence of collusion failed to materialize. Was the collusion narrative an elaborate fraud? And if so, choreographed by whom? Against Democrat-media caterwauling, a doughty group of lawmakers forced a shift in the spotlight from Trump to his investigators and accusers. It has exposed the thoroughgoing politicization of American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. The institutions on which our nation depends for objective policing and clear-eyed analysis had injected themselves into the divisive politics of the 2016 election. They failed to forge a new Clinton administration. Will they succeed in bringing down President Trump?"-- Provided by publisher.

The stakes : 2020 and the survival of American democracy

September 13, 2019
Kuttner, Robert, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2019]
xviii, 282 pages ; 25 cm
Progressive economics as democratic renewal -- Democracy : a damage assessment -- Averting tyranny -- Suppression meets mobilization -- The two faces of corruption -- Overcoming the racial fault line -- The view from 2021.
"To save both democracy and a decent economy, here's why it's crucial that Americans elect a truly progressive president. The 2020 presidential election will determine the very survival of American democracy. To restore popular faith in government-and win the election-Democrats need to nominate and elect an economic progressive. The Stakes explains how the failure of the economy to serve ordinary Americans opened the door to a demagogic president, and how democracy can still be taken back from Donald Trump. Either the United States continues the long slide into the arms of the bankers and corporate interests and the disaffection of working Americans-the course set in the past half century by Republican and Democratic presidents alike-or we elect a progressive Democrat in the mold of FDR. At stake is nothing less than the continued success of the American experiment in liberal democracy. That success is dependent on a fairer distribution of income, wealth, and life changes -and a reduction in the political influence of financial elites over both parties. The decay of democracy and economic fairness began long before Trump. The American republic is in need of a massive overhaul. It will take not just a resounding Democratic victory in 2020 but a progressive victory to pull back from the brink of autocracy. The Stakes demonstrates how a progressive Democrat has a better chance than a centrist of winning the presidency, and how only this outcome can begin the renewal of the economy and our democracy. A passionate book from one of America's best political analysts, The Stakes is the book to read ahead of the 2020 primaries and general election"-- Provided by publisher.

All the powers of Earth : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, 1856-1860

September 5, 2019
Blumenthal, Sidney, 1948- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
xxii, 758 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the frontrunner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party's nomination. All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation's history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity." --Provided by publisher.

The strenuous life : Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete

August 27, 2019
Swanson, Ryan A., author.
New York, NY : Diversion Books, 2019.
329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Hit the line hard -- The strenuous (like, really strenuous) life -- Harvard and its harvardness -- The tennis cabinet -- Creating the Roosevelt athletic league -- 1904 -- Ted's dangerous football adventure -- "Walking" -- Baseball's great Roosevelt chase -- Legacy -- Wait... Jack Johnson? -- One last race -- Epilogue.
Crippling asthma, a frail build, and grossly myopic eyesight: these were the ailments that plagued Teddy Roosevelt as a child. In adulthood, he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition and was told never to exert himself again. Roosevelt's body was his weakness, the one hill he could never fully conquer--and as a result he developed what would become a lifelong obsession with athletics that he carried with him into his presidency. As President of the United States, Roosevelt boxed, practiced Ju-Jitsu, played tennis nearly every day, and frequently invited athletes and teams to the White House. It was during his administration that America saw baseball's first ever World Series; interscholastic sports began; and schools began to place an emphasis on physical education. In addition, the NCAA formed, and the United States hosted the Olympic Games for the first time. From a prize-winning historian, this book shows how Roosevelt fought desperately (and sometimes successfully) to shape American athletics in accordance with his imperialistic view of the world. It reveals that, in one way or another, we can trace our fanaticism for fitness and sports directly back to the twenty-sixth president and his relentless pursuit of "The Strenuous Life."

Recognizing adult ADHD : what Donald Trump can teach us about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

August 26, 2019
Kruse, John, 1961-
285 pages ; 23 cm
"ADHD causes more than just distractibility and restlessness. Dr. John Kruse capitalizes on his training in neuroscience and his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to explain how the concept of 'executive function deficits' illuminates why ADHD can manifest as impulsivity, inconsistency, spontaneity, emotional volatility, poor follow-through, extreme candor, and troubles prioritizing. We avert tragedies by accurately identifying and treating adult ADHD, yet far too often we fail to recognize the condition. Through his political prominence, Mr. Trump nominated himself to be the poster child for adult ADHD. The President also showcases how we frequently ignore or mischaracterize even florid and daily ADHD-driven behaviors, particularly in individuals who also display other mental health conditions. Recognizing Adult ADHD utilizes information in the public record to demonstrate how Mr. Trump robustly fulfills the objective, behavioral diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Recognizing Adult ADHD explores feedback loops by which sleep, diet, exercise, social media, and Mr. Trump himself, drive our society in evermore ADHD-like directions. Dr. Kruse charts a path for reducing stigma around ADHD and other mental health conditions by delving into the intertwined fields of neuroscience, psychiatry, ethics, and politics. While the frenetic pace and information overload of our ADHD world threatens to submerge each day in new angst, this book adds nuance to help us navigate our lives."--Amazon website.

Ohio Presidents : a whig and seven republicans

August 15, 2019
Thomas, Dale, author.
128 pages ; 24 cm

We're still here : pain and politics in the heart of America

July 31, 2019
Silva, Jennifer M., author.
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
xi, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: The puzzle of working-class politics -- Fracturing and revival -- Forgotten men -- The coal miner's granddaughter -- In search of redemption -- Something we never had -- Democracy denied -- Conclusion: Breathing life into a dead community.
Jennifer M. Silva tellas a deep, multi-generational story of pain and politics that will endure long after the Trump administration. Drawing on over 100 interviews with black, white, and Latino working-class residents of a declining coal town in Pennsylvania, Silva reveals how the erosion of the American Dream is lived and felt.

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.

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