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Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Doris Helen Kearns Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, former sports journalist and political commentator. Goodwin has written biographies of several U.S. presidents, including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga; Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln; and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.
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The Reckoning
A Novel
John Grisham - Jun 18, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.   Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the ...
The President Is Missing
A Novel
James Patterson - Jun 11, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's bestselling novelist, James Patterson, The Presiden...
The Hellfire Club
Jake Tapper - May 21, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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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 ...
Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Kid Lawyer
John Grisham - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2010)
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A perfect murderA faceless witnessA lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years oldMeet Theodore BooneIn 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 ...
The Rooster Bar
A Novel
John Grisham - Jun 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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#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. ...
A History Abraham Lincoln
John G. Nicolay - Jan 08, 2018
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 lif...
All In
The Education of General David Petraeus
Paula Broadwell - Nov 21, 2012
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General David Petraeus is the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. In the New York Times bestseller All In, military expert Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus's career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military.Afforded extensive access by General Pe...
Doris Kearns Goodwin
This majestic biography will set the standard for all future works about General Petraeus.     source
The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman - Mar 08, 1994 (first published in 1962)
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Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and how it could have been stopped but wasn'...
Doris Kearns Goodwin
So beautifully written. But more importantly, for me, she was writing about battles and military stuff and things that you don’t imagine that sometimes a woman might be so adept at.     source