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First in line : presidents, vice presidents, and the pursuit of power

Compelling and deeply reported, grounded in history and politics, and full of previously untold and incredibly personal stories, First In Line ...

The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke

Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its ...

The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War

A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life ...

Lincoln's last trial : the murder case that propelled him to the presidency

At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois.

Rising in flames : Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation

Shares new perspectives into Sherman's epic March to the Sea, profiling the heated divides of the antebellum years and how the march forced ...

Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America

In Rising Star, Setting Sun, John T. Shaw focuses on the intense ten-week transition between JFK's electoral victory and his inauguration on January 20, 1961.

Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump

Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal ...

What truth sounds like : Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America

Examines the events surrounding the 1963 meeting between Robert F. Kennedy and James Baldwin in New York City, as well as its impact on race ...