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The Bookman's Corner Past Programs
Title: The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
Author: Fergus M. BordewichWatch Now
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 WarrickWatch Now
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 MoonWatch Now
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 DowneyWatch Now
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: Overwatch: 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 New Africa – a continent in flux
Author: Erika Bjerström
"In this book I portray the journey of a mighty continent towards prosperity, but I also describe my own personal voyage. The destitute, crisis-ridden Africa constantly depicted on our newscasts is just one aspect of reality."
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: Space Debris and Other Threats from Outer Space
Author: Joseph N. Pelton
The mounting problem of space debris in low earth orbit and its threat to the operation of application satellites has been increasingly recognized as space activities increase.
Title: What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life
Author: Marc Leepson
What So Proudly We Hailed is the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years.
Title: Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression
Author: Dr. Gary Kaplan
In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong.
Title: Heart to Heart
Author: C. Bruce Johnson
12 people discover better lives after their heart attacks.
Title: Circle Of Treason: A CIA account of traitor Aldrich Ames and the men he betrayed.
Author: Sandra Grimes
While there have been other books about Aldrich Ames, Circle of Treason is the first account written by CIA agents.
Title: A Trust Betrayed
Author: Mike Magner
Untold story of Camp Lejuene and the poisoning of generations of Marines and their families.
Title: The Men Who Lost America
Author: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
British leadership, the American Revolution and the fate of the Empire.
Title: Beyond Jefferson's Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia
Author: Richard C. Leahy
For 30 years, Thomas Jefferson grew grapes in his Monticello vineyards in hopes of producing fine wine --but to no avail. Today that has completely changed.
Title: A Desperate Man
Author: Claes G. Ryn
A highly acclaimed, riveting drama and a haunting picture of America. Could two people be more enviable than Richard and Helen Bittenberg?
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 Broken Circle
Author: David P. Bridges
The Broken Circle, a novel about the American Civil War, sets up the paradoxical inner conflict of saving life as a doctor versus destroying life as a soldier.
Title: How to Love
Author: Gordon Livingston M.D.
Dr. Livingston's primary focus in this book is on helping us to recognize in ourselves constellations of character traits and what those traits imply in relationships.
Title: The Devil's Waters
Author: David L. Robbins
In this novel, a giant freighter in the Gulf of Aden holds secret cargo that could bring down the governments of four nations. When Somali pirates grab the ship, the order comes down: get the freighter back, at all costs.
Title: Tudor Place
Author: Leslie BuhlerWatch Now
Released to mark the bicentennial of Tudor Place, this new title is the first comprehensive record of this important National Historic Landmark in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Title: The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents
Author: Ronald KesslerWatch Now
Crammed with new, headline-making revelations, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL by Ronald Kessler tells that eye-opening, uncensored story.
Title: War Porn
Author: Roy ScrantonWatch Now
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 TannerWatch Now
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
The Cato Institute On Heathcare Reform
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: Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six
Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm
The kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team Six.
Title: Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions
Author: Mark P. Lagon
What does human dignity mean and what role should it play in guiding the mission of international institutions?
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: Folks, this ain't normal
Author: Joel Salatin
A farmer's advice for happier hens, healthier people, and a better world.
Title: A Sweet World of White House Desserts
Author: Roland Mesnier
From Blown Sugar Baskets to Gingerbread Houses...A Pastry Chef Remembers
Title: In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan
Author: Seth G. Jones
A definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan from the rise of the Taliban to the depths of the insurgency.
Title: Bay and Her Boys
Author: Bay Buchanan
Unexpected lessons I've learned as a single Mom.
Title: Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government
Author: M. Stanton Evans
A riveting account of the widespread infiltration of the federal government by Stalin's "agents of influence" and the damage they inflicted will shock readers.
Title: Fire And Forget
Author: Roy Scranton
Searing stories from the war zones of Aghanistan and Iraq by warrior writers from the USA.
Title: The Secrets Of The FBI
Author: Ronald Kessler
Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI's most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations.
Title: Wiliam F. Buckley, JR.: The Maker of a Movement
Author: Lee Edwards
Lee Edwards, himself a conservative icon, describes in beautiful and concise prose the brilliance that was Buckley.
Title: Who's Counting?
Author: Hans Von Spakovsky
How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.
Title: Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre
Author: Thomas A. Bogar