Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Observe Patriot Day with these political bestsellers|sdln-aleph|009023598

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein

Building on his first two books—Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (2001) and Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008)—Perlstein once again delivers a terrific hybrid biography of a Republican leader and the culture he shaped. … Always at the center of the narrative is Reagan, the self-appointed hero who assured a jittery populace that Vietnam and Watergate were just bad dreams.|sdln-aleph|009023495

Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine by Daniel Halper

“Halper’s study is juicy and gossipy, yet scrupulously researched, drawing on numerous on-the-record conversations (as well as many not-for-attribution interviews) with prominent Democrats and Clinton insiders, past and present.”

- The Daily Beast|sdln-aleph|009023603

The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It by John W. Dean

“Mr. Dean’s book will remind people of why Nixon deserves so unflattering a historical reputation, despite the opening to China and dĂ©tente with the Soviet Union. It should also serve as a renewed cautionary tale about elevating politicians with questionable character to high office.”

The New York Times Book Review|sdln-aleph|009023591
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents by Ronald Kessler 

- From the publisher

About the Author -

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of the FBI, In the President's Secret Service, and The CIA at War. A former Wall Street Journal and Washington Post investigative reporter, Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards, one for national reporting and one for community service. He was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. Kessler lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife, Pamela Kessler.

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