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The Bookman's Corner Past Programs

Title: At Home in the President's Neighborhood: A Photographic Tour

Author: Bruce White

With the White House, the visit to the president's neighborhood begins. It is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the nation. Vigorous life has gone on here for two centuries, warmed by the proximity to the great power represented in the White House.


Title: The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur

Author: Scott S. Greenberger

Nobody expected the vice president, a New York political hack, to be president. And after President James A. Garfield was shot in 1881, nobody expected Chester A. Arthur to become a strong and effective president...


Title: Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

Author: Tom Callahan

The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports: a supremely gifted competitor beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great rapport with fans.


Title: Trotsky in New York, 1917: Portrait of a Radical on the Eve of Revolution

Author: Kenneth D. Ackerman

Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co-leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the Twentieth Century...


Title: The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

Author: Fergus M. Bordewich

The First Congress may have been the most important in American history because it established how our government would work.


Title: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Author: Joby Warrick

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.


Title: EQUAL Parts: A tale of ambition, politics and passion.

Author: Vicky Moon

In the powerful, intoxicating atmosphere of Washington, D.C., Isabelle Benton Stoker, an interior designer in Georgetown, falls in love with Johnathan Dent, a prominent and very married attorney.


Title: Isabella: The Warrior Queen

Author: Kirstin Downey

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.


Title: Over watch: A Thriller

Author: Matthew Betley

Matthew Betley has proven he's an accomplished writer. Overwatch is a brilliantly conceived thriller that surges from the first chapter through mounting deception to a powerful conclusion.


Title: First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His-and the Nation's-Prosperity

Author: Edward G. Lengel

 


Title: American Women in Gilded Age London: Expatriates Rediscovered

Author: Jane S. Gabin

During the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, American women expatriates helped populate Britain's literary, theatrical, and arts scenes.


Title: The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom

Author: David Boaz

Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it's growing stronger.


Title: Hidden History of Arlington County

Author: Charlie Clark

Arlington County, for two centuries a center for government institutions, is a vibrant part of the Washington, D.C., community. Many notable figures made their home in the area, like Supreme Court chief justice Warren Burger, General George "Blood 'n' Guts" Patton...


Title: Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961

Author: Nicholas Reynolds

A "riveting"* international cloak-and-dagger epic, here is the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life -- including his role as a Soviet agent code-named "Argo".


Title: The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Author: Gregg Zoroya

The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliest.


Title: The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

Author: Ronald Kessler

Crammed with new, headline-making revelations, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL by Ronald Kessler tells that eye-opening, uncensored story.


Title: War Porn

Author: Roy Scranton

War porn is Roy Scranton's searing debut novel, a metaphor for the experience of war in the age of the War on Terror, the fracturing and fragmentation of perspective, time, and self that afflicts soldiers and civilians alike.


Title: Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis

Author: Michael Tanner

Our growing national debt has dropped out of the headlines recently-but that doesn't mean that the problem has gone away.


Title: The Golden Hour

Author: Todd Moss

A remarkable thriller debut of twenty-first-century espionage, by a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State who "knows where all the bodies are buried—literally" (W. E. B. Griffin).


Title: Replacing Obamacare
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Author: Michael F. Cannon

 


Title: Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Author: Brigid Schulte

When award-winning journalist Brigid Schulte, a harried mother of two, realized she was living a life of all work and no play, she decided to find out why she felt so overwhelmed.


Title: Never A Good War

Author: Winston Wood

Here are the stories of men slogging through the last year of the Vietnam War, when those serving there focused on survival, not victory. An ambitious lieutenant is saved from an act of mass murder by a sergeant who hates him.


Title: Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Author: Mario Livio

We all make mistakes. Nobody's perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history.


Title: Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio's staggering artistic achievements, delving into the original Italian sources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter.


Title: The Men Who Lost America

Author: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

British leadership, the American Revolution and the fate of the Empire.


Title: Folks, this ain't normal

Author: Joel Salatin

A farmer's advice for happier hens, healthier people, and a better world


Title: The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority

Author: Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.


Title: Heart to Heart

Author: C. Bruce Johnson

12 people discover better lives after their heart attacks.


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