Doris Kearns Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, and political commentator. Goodwin’s book “No Ordinary Time: Franklin” and “Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II” won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995.

  • Abraham Lincoln

    In the beginning of Abraham Lincoln’s administration, Hay and Nicolay advanced and got authorization from Lincoln to pen down his memoir. In the primary years after Lincoln’s death, Hay and Nicolay were not urged to distribute such a work???Representative Isaac Newton Arnold, a Lincoln supporter, had immediately distributed a considerable Lincoln life story, and distributors were not anxious to distribute another. Further, the consent of Robert Lincoln, who controlled his dad’s papers, would need to be picked up. Lincoln’s previous secretaries chose to hold up until the point when they had adequate time and cash.

  • Camino Island

    A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University???s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.,Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.,Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer???s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable???s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets.,But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there???s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it.

  • The Bully Pulpit

    One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. ???A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue??? (Associated Press).,The gap between rich and poor has never been wider???legislative stalemate paralyzes the country???corporations resist federal regulations???spectacular mergers produce giant companies???the influence of money in politics deepens???bombs explode in crowded streets???small wars proliferate far from our shores???a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life.,These unnervingly familiar headlines serve as the backdrop for Doris Kearns Goodwin???s highly anticipated The Bully Pulpit???a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air.,The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft???a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country???s history.,The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine???Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White???teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S. S. McClure.,Goodwin???s narrative is founded upon a wealth of primary materials. The correspondence of more than four hundred letters between Roosevelt and Taft begins in their early thirties and ends only months before Roosevelt???s death. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds of letters to one another, kept journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a personal aide to both Roosevelt and Taft, provide an intimate view of both men.,The Bully Pulpit, like Goodwin???s brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of history???an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals.

  • The Guns of August

    The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize???winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman???s classic histories of the First World War era.,In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize???winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war???s key players, Tuchman???s magnum opus is a classic for the ages.

  • The Hellfire Club

    A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950’s D.C. in this “potent thriller” (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper.,Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career…but for his life.

  • The President Is Missing

    Don’t miss the 1 New York Times bestselling thriller from the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson: an “undeniably gripping ride through the hidden passageways of power and politics” that “moves like Air Force One” (Michael Connelly).,The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . .,Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former commander in chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.

  • The Reckoning

    1 bestselling author John Grisham???s The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet.,Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi???s favorite son???a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. ??Pete’s only statement about it???to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family???was: “I have nothing to say.” He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. ?? ?? ?? ?? ,In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete???s defense attorney tries desperately to save him. ,Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham???s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.

  • The Rooster Bar

    1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham???s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that???s on shaky ground.,???[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.??????Janet Maslin, The New York Times,Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.,But maybe there???s a way out. Maybe there???s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .,Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

  • Theodore Boone

    The thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham!,In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he???s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he???s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk???and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.,But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much???maybe too much???he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.,The stakes are high, but Theo won???t stop until justice is served.