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Richard Piousis Adolph and Effie Ochs Professor at Barnard College and the Graduate Schoolof Arts and Sciences, Columbia University. He is the author of The President, Congress and the Constitution (1984), The War on Terrorism and the Rule of Law (2006), and Why Presidents Fail (2008).

Wilson

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Wilson

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The master orator, Princeton man, and American president, captured in vivid description.

Margaret Thatcher

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Margaret Thatcher

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The rise of the Iron Lady, at a suitably epic scale.

Colonel Roosevelt

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Colonel Roosevelt

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The final volume of thismajestic biography follows "TR" into jungle adventure and Progressiveleadership.

Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and The National Security State

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Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and The National Security State

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Did the creation of the nuclear bomb turn the Executive Branch into a dictatorship?

The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President

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The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President

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Richard Pious listens in as President Clinton wrangles with speeches, maneuvers foreign powers, and faces catastrophe.
The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency

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The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency

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A new book throws light on what often seems the most shadowy aspect of the U.S. intelligence community.
The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power

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The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power

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The challenges facing the Obama administration.
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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The contentious tenure of one of America's most iconic figures.
The Forever War

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The Forever War

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A report from the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Age of Reagan: A History

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The Age of Reagan: A History

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One of America?s most respected historians discusses the rise of conservatism and the political legacy of Ronald Reagan.
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

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Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

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The chief wordsmith of the JFK White House looks back in an autumnal memoir that blends the personal and the political.
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century

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Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century

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The author of The Shield of Achilles takes on the myths and realities of the struggle to defeat terrorism.