Stephen Edward Schmidt is an American communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on Republican political campaigns, including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain.
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This book is a thrilling account of Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues' revolutionary invention that will allow us to cure diseases and have healthier babies. They created a tool called CRISPR that can edit DNA, opening up a world of medical miracles and moral questions. This book tells the story of Doudna's journey from a girl who loved detective novels to a leading scientist and the ethical considerations and possibilities of this groundbreaking technology.
This groundbreaking two-volume biography delves into the fascinating life of John F. Kennedy, offering a new perspective on one of the most mythologized figures in American history. Follow his meteoric rise to become the youngest elected president ever and explore the three generations of Kennedy men and women who transformed their family from working-class Irish immigrants into members of Boston's political elite. Through meticulous research, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fredrik Logevall contextualizes JFK in the roiling American Century, offering the clearest portrait yet of this elusive president.
This gripping final installment of the FDR trilogy by Nigel Hamilton delves into the key strategist's last days during the Second World War, culminating in his tragic death before he could witness the victorious peace that he envisioned. Hamilton uncovers previously unpublished documents and interviews to reveal the true mastermind behind the Great American-led invasion of France, and shows how FDR's illness did not deter him from his efforts to shape an American-backed postwar world order. A touching and insightful portrait of a true visionary.
Discover the practical wisdom of Stoic philosophy with this beautifully packaged daily devotional. Stripped of antiquated, formal language, this book presents powerful aphorisms from Seneca, Epictetus, Zeno, and Marcus Aurelius in a page-per-day format. Arranged by topic, this guide features twelve principles for overcoming obstacles and achieving greater satisfaction. Written by the author of The Obstacle is the Way, this book is perfect for high-octane, action-oriented readers seeking a new daily ritual that brings balanced action, insight, effectiveness, and serenity.
'Commander in Chief' by Nigel Hamilton is a revealing tale of FDR's true role in the Allied military counteroffensive during 1943. Through this book, Hamilton brilliantly sets out Roosevelt’s foresight, determination, and skill in establishing a new world order. The clash of nations and personalities between FDR and Churchill during a crucial moment in modern history makes for a stimulating and provocative read that is sure to surprise readers.
Explore FDR's masterful leadership during WWII in this riveting historical account. Authored by Nigel Hamilton, this book delves into FDR's personal command center and meetings as he battled with Churchill and overrode even the opinions of his own generals to make strategic decisions that ultimately led to Allied victories. Through interviews with FDR's surviving aides and family members and years of archival research, Hamilton's definitive account proves that FDR's psychological and military prowess set him apart as one of the greatest war leaders in history.
This captivating nonfiction book tells the story of three key American players in London during World War II and how they formed close ties with Winston Churchill. Focusing on Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant, author Lynne Olson skillfully depicts their dramatic personal journeys and how they helped convince a reluctant American public to back the British. This deeply human and beautifully written book is a triumph from an acclaimed author quickly becoming one of the finest in their field.
A powerful memoir, Night delves into the memories of Elie Wiesel, a Jewish teenager taken from his home and sent to concentration camps during WWII. Wiesel recounts the anguish of losing his family and his faith, and his despair in coming face to face with the unimaginable evil of humanity. This moving and unforgettable testimony serves as a stark reminder of the need to fight against such atrocities ever occurring again.
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This sweeping biography tells the story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans in history. Through a collection of personal letters and diaries, readers gain extraordinary access to his private life and marriage to Abigail Adams--one of the most moving love stories in American history. David McCullough vividly evokes Adams' time, including events like the Boston Massacre and Philadelphia in 1776, and relationships with fellow revolutionary leaders like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. This book is filled with surprising stories of his adventurous life-journey and his devotion to his country, making it an enthralling read for anyone interested in politics, war, social issues, love, faith, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.
This poignant memoir follows Maya and her brother as they are sent to live with their grandmother in a small Southern town, facing abandonment and prejudice. After a traumatic incident and years of struggle, Maya learns to liberate herself through self-love, the support of others, and great literature. Poetic and powerful, this book is a timeless standout in the genre of memoir.
Invisible Storm by Jason Kander
Damascus Station by David McCloskey
Frankly, We Did Win This Election by Michael C. Bender
I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker
An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel, Cecilia Kang
It Was All a Lie by Stuart Stevens
Beyond the Trees by Adam Shoalts
Churchill and Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick