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George Herbert Walker Bush

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Destiny and Power draws on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on the author’s extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family. Jon Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. Read more…

Harry S. Truman

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get pushed into extraordinary circumstances, and through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history. Chosen as FDR’s fourth-term vice president for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment, and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman was the prototypical ordinary man. That is, until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR’s sudden death. Read more…