In honor of Independence Day next months, we’re featuring the presidential reads your patriotic patrons will be looking for.
Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte
The definitive biography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, Herbert Hoover—a revisionist account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, and his battle against the Great Depression.
Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison
Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.
The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Religion’s Role in the FDR Presidency by Christine Wicker
In The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, religion journalist and author Christine Wicker establishes that faith was at the heart of everything Roosevelt wanted for the American people.
Grant by Ron Chernow
Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most complicated generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.
A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949 by Kevin Peraino
A compelling yearlong narrative of America’s response to the 1949 fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China and to Mao Zedong and the Communist Party’s rise to power, forever altering the world’s geopolitical map.
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Another pop history page-turner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.